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Life Groups Eye Final Massachusetts Fiduciary Rule Warily Massachusetts officials have cut the two direct references to sales of insurance products out of the final version of the state's new fiduciary rule. The American Council of Life Insurers and the Insured Retirement Institute are holding off on declaring victory,.

Baseball’s failure to exact price for cheating could destroy game Nothing creates a moral hazard more than exposing corruption and yet failing to punish those responsible. That’s what happened in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, and that&#8217…

Trump’s critics on economy – so wrong, so often There’s an old saying about baseball and life that no one ever had a 1.000 batting average. It turns out that’s not exactly true. At least when it comes to the Trump economy, anti-Trump…

Fire on Humboldt Avenue in Roxbury displaces seven The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 168 Humboldt Ave. in Roxbury at 6:20 a.m. on Sunday for what became a two-alarm fire that burned through the roof and displaced seven people. Read more.

Sanders, not a real Democrat, should drop out Bernie Sanders is the candidate now sitting atop the list of the dwindling pack of men and women seeking the Democratic nomination for president. He should drop out. He is not a Democrat. He is a S…

Police: Driver charged with DWI after crashing into utility pole in Hudson, NH - A man is facing drunk driving charges after crashing his truck into a utility pole in Hudson, New Hampshire Sunday, police…

Nashua man charged with DWI after crash HUDSON — A Nashua man was charged with drunk driving after he crashed his truck into a utility pole on Sunday night, authorities say. The suspect, 54-year-old Harold Kobisky, was treated for minor…

Bill for Free Menstrual Products in Massachusetts Schools Passes through Education Committee A bill that would make free disposable menstrual products available in all elementary and secondary public schools serving students grades six to 12 in Massachusetts recently passed through the Education Committee and is awaiting a vote by the House or Senate.

Framingham stuns Reading in double overtime, reaches Super 8 After seeing Reading tie the score with less than a second to play in regulation, Framingham rallied as goaltender Jake Handy had 32 saves and Trischitta sent home the game winner with 54.7 seconds…

FedEx driver jumps off bridge to escape oncoming truck, falls 75 feet but survives with broken ribs Jeremiah Cribb was only trying to fit a good deed into his overnight driving shift. He ended up falling 75 feet off the side of…

4 rescued from icy ponds in Spencer, Sturbridge - Four people were rescued after falling through the ice at two ponds in Central Massachusetts Sunday, officials said. Two men fell…

Two 13-year-olds charged with murder after California library blaze kills firefighters — Murder charges have been filed against two 13-year-old boys suspected of starting a blaze that killed two firefighters at a central…

Cliffy Hockey Returns! Clifton called up after conditioning stint His conditioning stint is over, he’s finally healthy, and that leaves quite a bit of interest in what happens next…

Jayson Tatum reaches 'superstar level' versus Lakers Tatum was just hitting his stride as he unleashed a ferocious spin move on Alex Caruso, hung in the air as he absorbed contact from Howard - Tatum's pulled this levitation move out of his bag a few times now - and finished from within close.

Pot sales wanted: Communities advertise interest in cannabis retailers Cities and towns looking to boost local revenues with new taxes from pot sales are increasingly taking a “proactive” approach toward bringing in recreational cannabis retailers — they’re adve…

LeBron’s clutch jumper sends Lakers past Celtics 114-112 LOS ANGELES — Although LeBron James is still relatively new to the Los Angeles Lakers’ rivalry with the Boston Celtics, he relishes the chance…

Jack Jay sends Burlington to Super 8 with 3-2 win over Hingham Tied at 2-2 late in the third period, junior captain Ryan O’Halloran won a face-off at the left dot through the legs of Hingham center Tim Carroll, stepping around him before ripping a pass across…

Celtics recognize that Jayson Tatum is the guy to lead them Tatum’s teammates see Tatum’s ascendancy to stardom.

Coronavirus deaths and infections spike outside China, worrying officials Coronavirus infections surging in countries outside of China — including areas of Europe, the Middle East and Asia — is concerning global health officials, who say the “window of…

National security wiretap system was long plagued by risk of errors and omissions National Security Wiretap System Was Long Plagued by Risk of Errors and Omissions.

Michael Douglas on the campaign trail for Mike Bloomberg in Massachusetts Mike Bloomberg dialed up the star power on Sunday in the Bay State, bringing in award-winning actor Michael Douglas to campaign for the Democratic presidential hopeful in his hometown of Medford an…

Box office goes 'Sonic' again but hears 'Call of the Wild' "Sonic: The Hedgehog" zoomed to the top of the box office with a take of $26.3 million in its second weekend while audiences ignored critics and heeded "The Call of the Wild" as the Harrison Ford CGI dog flick finished a close second with $24.8 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Bloomberg looks to gain ground on Warren’s home turf Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making an aggressive play for voters in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s backyard as the senior senator continues her attacks on the billionaire in an effort to re…

Mikyla Grant-Mentis shines for Merrimack When you play on a rebuilding team that graduated 10 players from the previous year, and misses the playoffs, it’s easy to fall under the radar. Yet, it would be a shame to overlook the campa…

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