CONCORD, N.H. – The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned for failing to terminate the commercial driving license of a man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead.
Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to seven counts of negligent homicide.
Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO, said in a statement that the RMV failed to act on information provided by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles about an incident involving Zhukovskyy that should have cost him his license. As a result, she accepted the resignation of Erin Deveney.
SpaceX rocket lifts off with satellites
SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes.
The Defense Department mission is expected to provide data to certify the Falcon Heavy – and reused boosters – for future national security launches. It marked the military’s first ride on a recycled rocket.
San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes after supervisors gave the measure its second and final vote Tuesday.
Backers say they hope the legislation will curb underage use of e-cigarettes, but critics say the ban will make it harder for adults to purchase an alternative to regular cigarettes.
A Pennsylvania woman used a shovel to kill a cobra she saw slithering on the patio of her apartment.
Kathy Kehoe said the squawking of some blue jays outside her unit caught her attention Monday.
When she looked outside, she saw a 4- to 5-foot-long serpent. “I thought of the kids and other people in this community and I said ‘I can’t let this thing get away,’” she said in a phone interview Tuesday.