Massachusetts, officially known as 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 the population of Massachusetts 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.
Dozens of members of the Latin Kings gang, one of the world's largest criminal organizations, were arrested on Thursday in Massachusetts and along the East Coast on federal racketeering, gun and drug.. Reuters - Published
It’s cranberry season in Provincetown, Massachusetts, which is covered in natural cranberry bogs, and locals Nancy Mead and chef Steven Frappolli know just how best to pick and use them, like in a.. CBS News - Published
According to Real Clear Politics, Elizabeth Warren is losing ground in virtually every poll. Nationally, she's in third place with 13%. In South Carolina, a must-win state, she trails Joe Biden by over..
Elizabeth Warren's poll numbers are sinking. There does not seem to be any way to stop Warren's collapse. According to Reuters, the former frontrunner is now faced with a dilemma. Should she continue..
Um, Deval who? That's the general response when it comes to Deval Patrick's bid to win the Democratic nomination. The former Massachusetts governor is still trying to persuade senior Dem leadership to..
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday vowed to protect the country's 43 million renter households, releasing a plan that would help tenants fight eviction, afford their homes and..
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will seek the Democratic nomination for president, entering a crowded field of candidates vying to run against Republican Donald Trump in 2020, he said in a..
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday the Medicare for All system she backs would cost the U.S. government an extra $20.5 trillion over 10 years but would not "require raising taxes one penny"..
Massachusetts on Wednesday adopted the country's toughest ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, in response to a rise in youth vaping and an outbreak of.. Reuters - Published
A young woman in Massachusetts is accused of urging her boyfriend to take his own life. During her arraignment, a prosecutor read dozens of disturbing text messages that were sent to him. Mola Lenghi.. CBS News - Published
Salad products containing meat and poultry are being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. The products were sold October 14-16 in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,.. CBS News - Published
Highlights of this day in history: Cult leader Jim Jones and hundreds of followers die in mass murder-suicide in South America; Massachusetts high court rules gay couples can marry; Disney's 'Steamboat.. USATODAY.com - Published
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is officially entering the Democratic presidential race. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and conservative columnist Michael Graham spoke to CBSN's.. CBS News - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com
Mr. Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, announced on Thursday his intention to run for president a mere three months before the Iowa caucuses. Here’s what he needs to do. NYTimes.com - Published
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday said he was seeking the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination despite an already crowded race in an effort to bring a divided country -.. Reuters - Published Also reported by •CBS News
The crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates seeking to challenge President Donald Trump next year swelled again on Thursday as former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick entered the race,.. Reuters - Published
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday said he was seeking the Democratic party's 2020 presidential nomination despite an already crowded field in an effort to bring a divided country.. Reuters - Published
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is launching a presidential campaign after saying nearly a year ago he would not run. He will go to New Hampshire Thursday to add his name to the ballot for the.. CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com
Stunning new revelation in impeachment testimony: A phone call apparently overheard in a restaurant directly connects President Trump to a pressure campaign, pushing Ukraine to investigate Democrats... CBS News - Published
A Worcester, Massachusetts, firefighter was killed in the line of duty while helping to save others. Lieutenant Jason Menard was killed just hours before he was supposed to go on a trip to Disney World.. CBS News - Published
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is expected to announce he's running for president. Patrick, one of the nation's first black governors, has been a political contributor for CBS News. CBS News - Published
A 2-year-old girl who is deaf loves to chat with anyone. When her neighbors found out, they came together to learn how to communicate with her. Steve Hartman reports from Newton, Massachusetts, for "On.. CBS News - Published
Thirteen-year-old Gwen Lynch is the only student in a one-room schoolhouse on Massachusetts' Cuttyhunk Island. Friends and family flocked to witness Cuttyhunk Elementary's last graduation ever. Here's.. CBS News - Published
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has told supporters he will join the Democratic race and run for president, media outlets including the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Reuters - Published
The New York Times reports that former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is considering entering the 2020 presidential race. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns spoke to Elaine Quijano on.. CBS News - Published
Days after Michael Bloomberg began taking steps to enter the 2020 race, Mr. Patrick’s conversations with top Democrats are the latest evidence of an unsettled presidential primary field. NYTimes.com - Published
A chemical accident at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Massachusetts left the general manager dead. Employees described the deadly incident as they returned. Beth Germano of CBS Boston reports. CBS News - Published
An employee of a Buffalo Wild Wings died and 10 others were hospitalized after being exposed to a floor cleaner inside a Massachusetts restaurant.
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Facebook Inc on Thursday urged a judge not to force it to turn over records to Massachusetts' attorney general disclosing thousands of apps the social media giant suspects misused users' data, as part.. Reuters - Published
Representative Ayanna Pressley announced her endorsement of Senator Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign. In supporting the senator from her home state of Massachusetts, Pressley broke with the.. CBS News - Published