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Companies, activists push to speed zero-emission truck sales

BOSTON (AP) — Officials from companies with fleets of trucks are urging governors across the country to embrace a rule meant to speed the adoption of zero-emission trucks and reduce a potent source of greenhouse gases spewed from the large...

 

Warren calls for new federal approach to opioid crisis

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling for the federal government to confront the opioid addiction crisis like it ultimately attacked the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. The Massachusetts Democrat said Friday that she will be unveiling...

 

Elizabeth Warren seeks to neutralize 'Pocahontas' barbs

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is hoping to defuse an issue that has dogged her for years, her claims of Native American heritage, ahead of a possible run for president in 2020. Last month, Warren addressed the National Congress of...

 

Congressional delegation: Hands off Massachusetts pot law

BOSTON (AP) — Members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are faulting U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling for saying participants in the state's voter-approved marijuana trade could be at risk of prosecution. Lelling said Monday he...

 
 By Steve LeBlanc    Regional    May 14, 2017

Sen. Warren: GOP blocking Democrats from health care talks

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is faulting Republicans for blocking Democrats from negotiations on the Senate version of a health care overhaul bill. The Massachusetts Democrat said Monday that Senate Republicans are trying to get...

 

Judge: Exxon Mobil must give documents to attorney general

BOSTON (AP) — Exxon Mobil has been ordered to hand over documents related to a state investigation into whether it misled the public about the impact of fossil fuels on the climate. Wednesday's decision by a Suffolk Superior Court judge is a win fo...

 

After online threats, gaming engineer plans run for Congress

BOSTON (AP) — In the gaming world, Brianna Wu has earned a reputation battling the online harassment campaign known as Gamergate, a fight that led to rape and murder threats from the darker recesses of the male-dominated realm. Now the 39-year-old...

 

Writing in your vote for president? It might not get counted

BOSTON (AP) — Some disaffected voters, including a few public officials, have vowed to write in the name of their ideal candidate rather than pick among Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and other names printed on the ballot. Most of those write-ins...

 

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