Baker says he didn't know of registry backlog before crash

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday he did not learn of problems his state's Registry of Motor Vehicles had with processing notifications sent by other states until after a c...

Massachusetts RMV knew of backlog years before deadly crash

BOSTON (AP) — Officials within the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles had been aware for years of a backlog in processing of out-of-state driving convictions. That's according ...

Once again, Massachusetts among last states without a budget

BOSTON (AP) — State budget negotiators were continuing closed-door talks Tuesday as Massachusetts again earned the dubious distinction of being among the few U.S. states without a permanent spending p...

Pilgrim's shutdown ends nuclear power era in Massachusetts

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — It will take about five hours for the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth to permanently shut down Friday after 47 years of generating electricity. Entergy...

State sues e-cigarette maker, says it targets youth market

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has sued a national retailer of electronic cigarette and vaping products, alleging the company violated state law by targeting minors for sales of its merchandise, Attorney...

Diplomat with unexplained injury to give brain for research

BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. diplomat who suffered headaches and memory loss under mysterious circumstances while stationed in China has pledged to donate his brain for research. Mark Lenzi ...

Taxpayers are asked to support falcons, fight pigeon poop

BOSTON (AP) — Along with all the usual declarations and deductions, Massachusetts residents have been asked to keep something else in mind this tax season: pigeon droppings. In an un...

OxyContin maker: Lawsuit distorts facts, scapegoats company

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is asking a court to throw out a lawsuit filed by Massachusetts' attorney general that accuses the company, its owners and top executives of deceiving patients and doctor...

State officials troubled by allegations against Robert Kraft

BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Maura Healey renewed her call on Tuesday for passage of legislation that would license and regulate massage therapists and bodyworks in Massachusetts, in the aftermath o...

Ex-Massachusetts governor to challenge Trump for GOP nod

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — William Weld, a former governor of Massachusetts who two years ago ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket, has become the first Republican to announce a challenge ...

ACA mandate gone, but a few states still require coverage

The mandate directing individuals to obtain health insurance or face tax penalties is ending for most, but not all Americans. In Massachusetts, an individual mandate that has been on...

House Democrat says panel will revisit taxes, infrastructure

BOSTON (AP) — The Democrat poised to take the reins of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee said Tuesday the panel would revisit elements of the tax law approved by the Republican-led Congress,...

What to expect as 1st pot shops in East finally open

The long wait for recreational marijuana sales to begin in Massachusetts is almost over with the first commercial pot shops set to open on Tuesday. It can hardly be termed a robust l...

After long wait, 1st legal pot shops on East Coast to open

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city with a youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture is about to be home to the nation's first legal recreational marijuana sellers east of Colorado. ...

Transgender rights lie in the hands of a state's electorate

BOSTON (AP) — A November ballot question in Massachusetts is the first-ever statewide referendum on a transgender rights law. Voters are being asked whether they want to keep or repe...