Trump Cites Mental Health In Shooting, Not Guns
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump struck a solemn tone Thursday after the deadly school shooting in Florida, describing a "scene of terrible violence, hatred and evil" and promising to "tackle the difficult issue of mental health," but avoiding any mention of guns.
Leaders Will Address Mental Illness After School Shooting
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he'll sit down with state leaders and work on how they can make sure people with mental illness aren't able to get guns.
NPR Host Fired Over Workplace Abuse Claims
BOSTON (AP) — The host of one of National Public Radio's most successful programs has been fired over allegations of workplace abuse.
Bill Could Permanently Legalize Fantasy Sports In State
BOSTON (AP) — Lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would permanently legalize daily fantasy sports in Massachusetts. The measure heard by a legislative committee on Wednesday would impose a 15 percent tax on the gross revenues of companies that offer the online contests...
Overdose Deaths In Massachusetts See 2017 Decline
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts public health officials say for the first time in several years there was a decline in 2017 in the estimated number of opioid-related overdose deaths in the state.
Shaun White Making History And Making Waves
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Shaun White has apologized after dismissing the sexual misconduct allegations made against him in a 2016 lawsuit as "gossip" shortly after winning his third Olympic gold medal in the men's halfpipe on Wednesday.
State Has First Child Death From Flu This Year
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health officials say a child under 10 years old has died from the flu — the first pediatric influenza death in the state this year.
New Report: Surtax May Push High Earners Out Of State
BOSTON (AP) — A new report suggests passage by voters of a "millionaire tax" would drive many wealthy residents out of Massachusetts to lower-taxed states.
New Bill would Increase Reliance On Renewable Energy
The bill released Monday by the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change sets an overall goal of making the state 100 percent reliant on renewable energy by 2050.
Markey Critical of President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is blasting President Donald Trump's $1.5 trillion plan for the nation's crumbling infrastructure, calling it a "monetary mirage."