Edward Markey
Massachusetts environmental regulators have denied a request by the company dismantling a shuttered nuclear power plant to release more than 1 million gallons of radioactive wastewater into Cape Cod Bay.
BOSTON (AP) — Federal transit authorities have no plans to try to take over the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority or withhold funds from the agency despite a harsh safety review of the MBTA released in August.
Amazon has provided Ring doorbell footage to law enforcement 11 times this year without the user’s permission.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two years after getting COVID-19, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine says he still has mild symptoms.
BOSTON (AP) — Workers’ rights lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan announced Tuesday that she will run for Massachusetts attorney general.
BOSTON (AP) — The two candidates hoping to make history in Boston’s mayoral contest — Democrats Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George — spent the final hours of the campaign racing from neighborhood to neighborhood urging their voters to turn up at the polls Tuesday.
Senators have put executives of YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on the defensive. The executives were asked what they’re doing to ensure young users’ safety amid concern over the platforms’ potential harm to children.
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The body of a U.S. Marine killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan returned home Saturday in a solemn procession through Massachusetts on the 20th anniversary of the attacks that led to America’s longest war.
BOSTON (AP) — Plans to replace the Sagamore and Bourne bridges connecting Cape Cod to the rest of Massachusetts will go forward even as Congress works to nail down funding for two new replacement bridges, members of the state’s congressional delegation said this week.
No nation offers asylum or other protections to people displaced because of climate change. President Joe Biden’s administration is studying the idea, and climate migration is expected to be discussed at his first climate summit this week.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts should create a centralized COVID-19 vaccine sign-up system to let all residents pre-register for shots, confirm eligibility and receive a notification when an appointment becomes available at a nearby location, members of the state’s congressional delegation said Tuesday
Here’s what’s happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:

Democratic lawmakers are urging federal health officials to address racial disparity in vaccine access nationwide, as data from some states show hard-hit nonwhite Americans who are eligible to receive it are not getting COVID-19 vaccinations in proportion to their share of the population.
BOSTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden won Massachusetts, Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey was reelected for another six-year term and Democrat Jake Auchincloss was voted into the state’s open U.S.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters easily handed Joe Biden and Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey a pair of victories Tuesday.
BOSTON (AP) — After the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy famously compared his 1,000-day presidency to “Camelot,” a popular Broadway musical about the legend of King Arthur — crafting a wistful shorthand for the Kennedy tenure, and by extension the entire Kennedy d
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III became the first in his storied political family to lose a run for Congress in Massachusetts, falling short in his bid to unseat U.S.
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts defeated U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Tuesday’s hard-fought Democratic primary, harnessing support from progressive leaders to overcome a challenge from a younger rival who is a member of America’s most famous political family.
BOSTON (AP) — Perhaps inevitably, the long political shadow of the Kennedy family is hovering over an increasingly acrimonious contest between U.S. Sen.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts highest court ruled Wednesday against granting additional time to count mail-in ballots in the state’s Sept. 1 primary election despite ongoing worries about the coronavirus and concerns about U.S.
BOSTON (AP) — Vermin Supreme, the perennial presidential candidate who wears a boot on his head and promises every American a free pony, is mounting a write-in campaign for the U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III on Thursday in his bid to oust Sen.
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III on Monday invoked his family’s long political legacy in his bid to unseat incumbent fellow Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators have proposed fining the four major U.S. phone companies more than $200 million combined for improperly disclosing customers’ real-time location to other companies.
BOSTON (AP) — A Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts discussed steps he thinks the federal government should take to address the threat of a new virus Sunday, the day after confirmation of the first case in the state.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America’s most storied political families, is set to announce he will challenge U.S. Sen.
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren are pressing federal health officials on research efforts to combat eastern equine encephalitis.