Massachusetts

BOSTON | Correction: Gas Explosions story

BOSTON — In a story Oct. 11 about the federal investigation into natural gas explosions in Massachusetts, The Associated Press erroneously reported on the preliminary findings. The National Transportation Safety Board found that the Columbia Gas company, not the utility workers, failed to account for critical pressure sensors. A corrected version of the story is … Continue reading BOSTON | Correction: Gas Explosions story

BOSTON | #MeToo inspires wave of old misconduct reports to colleges

BOSTON  — For 35 years, Ruth D’Eredita tried to dismiss her former professor’s behavior — the way he touched her, groped her and kissed her. But last year, as dozens of women came forward to share similar encounters with powerful men, she started to see her memories differently. “It made me look at that incident … Continue reading BOSTON | #MeToo inspires wave of old misconduct reports to colleges

BOSTON | Pipeline pressure before explosions was 12 times too high

BOSTON— The pressure in natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week was 12 times higher than it should have been, according to a letter from the state’s U.S. senators to executives of the utility in charge of the pipelines. Democratic U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey … Continue reading BOSTON | Pipeline pressure before explosions was 12 times too high

LAWRENCE, Mass | The Latest: NTSB responds to area of gas explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass  — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to Massachusetts to investigate a series of gas explosions blamed for one death and dozens of fires. An agency spokesman said during a news conference in Washington on Friday that pipelines … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass | The Latest: NTSB responds to area of gas explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass. | The Latest: At least 6 hurt in series of fires, explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass.  — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The company that owns Columbia Gas says its crews are performing safety checks after a series of fires and explosions erupted in three communities north of Boston, but did not explain what went wrong. A statement from Indiana-based NiSource says … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass. | The Latest: At least 6 hurt in series of fires, explosions

LAWRENCE, Mass. | The Latest: Firefighter among injured in Andover fires

LAWRENCE, Mass. — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Officials in Andover, Massachusetts, say at least three people, including a firefighter, have been injured in the town after a series of fires that authorities blame on a natural gas issue. It was not immediately clear whether those injured were … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Mass. | The Latest: Firefighter among injured in Andover fires

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Top 10 finalists chosen in Miss America pageant

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.  — The top 10 contestants have been chosen in the Miss America pageant. They are: District of Columbia, Louisiana, Colorado, Florida, Connecticut, Nebraska, New York, Idaho, Alabama, Massachusetts. The judges narrowed the field of 51 candidates during the early moments of the pageant Sunday night from Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. It is … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Top 10 finalists chosen in Miss America pageant

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | The Latest: Top 15 advance in 98th Miss America pageant

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Latest on the Miss America pageant (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The top 15 contestants have been chosen in the 98th Miss America pageant. The women hail from Minnesota, District of Columbia, Colorado, Idaho, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Indiana, Massachusetts, Washington, Nebraska, New York, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Alabama and Florida. The next Miss … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | The Latest: Top 15 advance in 98th Miss America pageant