Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area, and is one of the original thirteen states. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the most populous city in New England. Over 80% of Massachusetts' population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture, fishing and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts's economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade.
A private funeral mass was held on Monday for the 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, who died last week after being found unresponsive at the family's compound in Hyannis Port,.. Reuters - Published
One of the granddaughters of the late Robert F. Kennedy died on Thursday after an apparent drug overdose at the family's compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, the family and media reports said. Reuters - Published
A new report from the personal finance website WalletHub ranks the best and worst states to have a baby. According to HuffPost, rankings were based on metrics like hospital delivery charges and infant..
According to CNN, Massachusetts prosecutors recently dropped a criminal case against actor Kevin Spacey. This came a week after a man who accused him of assault pleaded the fifth on the witness stand...
President Trump on Tuesday again defended his controversial tweets in which he asked four prominent minority Democratic congresswomen to "go back" and "fix" the countries "from which they came". Rough..
According to Gizmodo, Somerville, Massachusetts became the second city in the United States to ban the use of facial recognition technology after San Francisco initiated a ban last month. Like the San..
MIAMI (Reuters) - A lot could have gone wrong for Elizabeth Warren at Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks as U.S. Senator Cory Booker and former U.S. Rep...
Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage and border policy on Wednesday during a surprisingly heated first debate that laid bare the party's divisions on whether to abolish..
Utility operator NiSource Inc on Monday said it will pay $143 million to resolve class action lawsuits brought by residents and businesses that suffered losses caused by a series of gas explosions in.. Reuters - Published
Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case alleging that former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted an 18-year-old man at a bar in Nantucket over three years ago,.. Reuters - Published
Former New York Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton, whose irreverent, raunchy baseball memoir, "Ball Four," attracted both hostility and acclaim, died on Wednesday at his home in Massachusetts, according to.. Reuters - Published
The family of a teenager killed during a 2018 gas explosion that injured a dozen others and destroyed scores of homes in three Boston suburbs settled its lawsuit against Columbia Gas of Massachusetts.. Reuters - Published
The man that former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey is accused by prosecutors of sexually assaulting in Massachusetts three years ago has dropped a civil lawsuit he filed against the Oscar-winning.. Reuters - Published
A federal judge on Thursday ruled that U.S. immigration authorities cannot arrest illegal immigrants at Massachusetts courthouses, the first order of its kind barring courthouse arrests. Reuters - Published
A Massachusetts woman will become the first known person to win approval from the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to receive ongoing methadone treatment for her heroin addiction while.. Reuters - Published
A federal judge on Friday tossed the convictions of a co-owner and former employee of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy accused of conspiring to help it evade regulatory oversight before its drugs.. Reuters - Published
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Thursday endorsed her campaign staff's decision to unionize, an expected move from the U.S. Senator from Massachusetts who has made workers' rights.. Reuters - Published
A Massachusetts man was charged on Monday with murder and assault in a machete attack that killed a hiker and severely wounded another along the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, according to papers filed.. Reuters - Published
Massachusetts gaming regulators on Tuesday fined Wynn Resorts Ltd $35 million for not disclosing sexual misconduct allegations against founder and former CEO Steve Wynn but allowed the casino operator.. Reuters - Published
Massachusetts gaming regulators said on Tuesday that Wynn Resorts Ltd can retain its gaming license needed to run a $2.6 billion casino built outside of Boston with a fine and license conditions. Reuters - Published
Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a Massachusetts judge and court officer with conspiracy and obstruction, saying they blocked an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer from arresting an.. Reuters - Published
Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a Massachusetts judge and court officer with conspiracy and obstruction, alleging they blocked an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer from arresting an.. Reuters - Published
Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a Massachusetts judge and court officer with conspiracy and obstruction of justice, alleging they interfered with U.S. officials' attempts to arrest an.. Reuters - Published
Seth Moulton, an Iraq War veteran and Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, entered the 2020 presidential nomination contest on Monday, swelling the ranks of declared contenders to almost 20, his.. Reuters - Published
A Massachusetts man was sentenced on Friday to five years of probation after admitting he mailed threatening letters filled with a suspicious white powder to several prominent people, including U.S... Reuters - Published
Members of the Sackler family behind OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP have asked a judge to toss a lawsuit by Massachusetts' attorney general claiming they helped fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic, arguing.. Reuters - Published
Massachusetts gaming regulators on Tuesday released an investigative report concluding that former executives of Wynn Resorts Ltd concealed sexual misconduct allegations against the casino operator's.. Reuters - Published
Twelve days after being named special counsel to investigate Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Robert Mueller delivered a speech to his granddaughter's high school graduating class.. Reuters - Published
Massachusetts' top court on Wednesday reinstated former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's conviction on charges of murdering an acquaintance in 2013, making it easier for the victim's.. Reuters - Published
Bill Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, said on Friday he will challenge U.S. President Donald Trump for their party's presidential nomination in 2020, saying the country was in.. Reuters - Published
Bill Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts who ran on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2016, said he will challenge U.S. President Donald Trump for the Republican Party's presidential.. Reuters - Published
Massachusetts' top court on Wednesday upheld the manslaughter conviction of a woman accused of goading her teenage boyfriend into committing suicide in 2014 with text messages and phone calls, in a.. Reuters - Published