In another dispiriting setback for the nation’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did n…

    BOSTON (AP) — Students from kindergarten through sixth grade, most of whom are not eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine, should wear masks indoors when schools reopen this fall, according to recommendations released Friday by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

    ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — These Connecticut lotteries were drawn Friday:

      PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Officials say a member of a New England crime family has reached a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time for allegedly lying about his role as an illegal “silent partner” in a medical cannabis business.

      CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — These Rhode Island lotteries were drawn Friday:

      A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping …

      BOSTON (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only…

      JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi has reached a settlement with an assistant professor who was terminated after publicly criticizing the school as racist while speaking out for criminal justice reform.

      ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — These Connecticut lotteries were drawn Thursday:

      CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — These Rhode Island lotteries were drawn Thursday:

      BOSTON (AP) — A health insurance company worker and a rising sophomore at a suburban high school are the first winners of the state's VaxMillions Giveaway lottery for people who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday.

      New guidance from the federal government set off a cascade of mask rules across the nation Wednesday as cities, states, schools and businesses raced to restore mandates and others pushed back against the guidelines at a time when Americans are exhausted and confused over constantly shifting …

        NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge on Wednesday declined to reduce the $20 million bail for a man accused of killing a Yale graduate student earlier this year, calling him a danger to the public and potentially himself.

          HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned a lower court order issued last year that required Connecticut to resume fingerprinting for gun permit applicants despite the state's suspension of those services because of the coronavirus pandemic.