AP Top Massachusetts Headlines at 5:30 p.m. EST

Lyft gets OK to pick up riders at Boston airport
BOSTON (AP) -- Massport says it has struck an agreement with Lyft that will allow drivers for the ride-hailing service to pick up passengers at Logan International Airport....

Hearing focuses on hefty pay increases for governor, others
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawmakers heard testimony Thursday on a more than 2-year-old report recommending hefty pay raises for the governor, other constitutional officers and top lawmakers - as critics questioned the timing of the hearing so close to the presidential inauguration....

3 high school seniors among 4 killed in crash of stolen SUV
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Three of the four people who died when a stolen SUV crashed into a tree were high school seniors, their principal said Thursday....

Security guard charged with assaulting disabled homeless man
BOSTON (AP) -- A privately-contracted security guard at Boston's major sports arena has been charged with beating a 52-year-old disabled homeless man at a Boston train station....

State's jobless rate falls to 2.8 percent, lowest since 2000
BOSTON (AP) -- The unemployment rate in Massachusetts has fallen to a 16-year low....

Massachusetts man charged with attacking ex-wife with ax
NORFOLK, Mass. (AP) -- A 71-year-old Massachusetts man who police say tried to kill his ex-wife with an ax and set her house on fire has been held without bail and ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation....

Bill would force White House hopefuls to release tax returns
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A lawmaker in Rhode Island wants to prevent presidential candidates from appearing on the state's ballot unless they release their tax returns....

 

 

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