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Indonesia starts mass COVID-19 vaccinations with president

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday received the first shot of a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine after Indonesia approved it for emergency use and began efforts to vaccine millions of people in the world's fourth most populated country. After Widodo, top ...

As pandemic worsens, most US states resist restrictions

PHOENIX (AP) — As the U.S. goes through the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in hard-hit parts of the country are showing little willingness to impose any new restrictions on businesses to stop the spread. And unlike in 2020, when the debate ...

US will require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

NEW YORK (AP) — Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirement expands on a similar one announced late last month for passengers coming from the United ...

Boston Mayor Walsh gives likely final State of City address

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh painted a picture of a city battered by the pandemic, but also resilient and prepared to emerge stronger as he delivered what is likely his last State of the City address Tuesday and looked ahead to joining President Joe Biden's administration as labor ...

Massachusetts set to open first mass vaccination site

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is preparing to open its first mass vaccination site this week at Gillette Stadium as the state ramps up efforts to get shots into arms and help stem the spread of the coronavirus. The site will open Thursday by first administering vaccinations into staff ...

Boston firefighter sex discrimination case settled for $3.2M

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston firefighter who said she was sexually harassed by male colleagues while on the job, then denied a better position as retaliation for reporting the harassment, has reached a $3.2 million settlement with the city, her attorneys said Tuesday. The agreement with ...

Rhode Island’s COVID-19 death toll approaches 2,000

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The number of people who have died of COVID-19 in Rhode Island is approaching 2,000, according to state Department of Health statistics released Tuesday. With 23 more fatalities reported, the total number of virus-related deaths during the pandemic has climbed to ...

$30K reward offered in hunt for man accused in 1990 slayings

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities are offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man accused in the execution-style killings of five men at a social club in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood 30 years ago, officials said Tuesday. Hung Tien Pham, now 60, and two ...

Man gets 6 months more for trying to smuggle drugs into jail

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A man released from a Massachusetts jail after testing positive for the coronavirus has been sentenced to an extra six months behind bars after trying to smuggle drugs back inside the facility. A judge ruled Monday that Eric Jalbert, of Salem, will serve the extra ...

Harvard cuts ties with Rep. Stefanik over voter fraud claims

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Republican member of Congress has been removed from a panel at Harvard University for making comments that perpetuated President Donald Trump's baseless claims of widespread voter fraud, the school announced Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York was removed ...

Man who made secret recordings in restroom pleads guilty

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man who authorities say secretly recorded boys using the restrooms at a city high school has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, federal prosecutors say. Eric Tran Thai, 36, faces up to 15 years in prison under the terms of a plea agreement, according to ...

Priest who spoke at Sen. Kennedy’s funeral denies sex abuse

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest who delivered the homily at U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy's funeral in 2009 has pleaded not guilty to child sexual abuse. The Rev. Mark Hession was released on $2,500 bail Monday after his arraignment in Barnstable Superior Court in Massachusetts on ...

Business grows skittish about Trump and GOP after riots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Corporate America is quickly distancing itself from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, with many of the biggest names in business — Goldman Sachs, Coca-Cola, Ford and Comcast — suspending political donations after a Trump-inspired mob ransacked the U.S. ...

Site of Borden double-murder listed for sale

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts home where Lizzie Borden's father and step-mother were murdered with an ax has been listed for sale. The three-story Fall River clapboard house that has been converted into a museum and bed and breakfast was listed for sale online at an asking ...