Headlines for Tuesday, February 23, 2016

National headlines

Donald Trump will be absent from Megyn Kelly-hosted GOP event on Fox – The Boston Globe

Ted Cruz fires top aide for spreading misinformation on Marco Rubio

How Boston 2024 Used the ‘Miracle on Ice’ to Sell Its Doomed Bid

Senator Edward Markey maintains opposition to FDA commissioner nominee ahead of vote – The Boston Globe

Apple calls on Congress to form committee for privacy issues – The Boston Globe

Kerry to give Northeastern commencement address – The Boston Globe
State headlines

Editorial: Massachusetts, and nation, are ready for Marco Rubio

Bill would prohibit cities, towns from imposing their own gun laws

Suffolk trustees chairman defends board against president’s complaints – The Boston Globe

MBTA pension fund’s long-term liabilities grow by $53 million – The Boston Globe

Governor raises money from unidentified donors to shape Mass. Republican Party – The Boston Globe

Tougher laws for trafficking fentanyl begin Tuesday

Backups help keep T buses on road – CommonWealth Magazine

T fare hike seems likely – CommonWealth Magazine

MBTA reining in operating expenses – CommonWealth Magazine

Mass. reprints primary ballots after ink problems

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld endorses John Kasich for president

Travel writer Rick Steves is coming to Massachusetts to push for marijuana legalization

Local headlines

Idea floated about reuniting Groton, Dunstable as one town

Lowell police confiscate first weapons under replica-gun ordinance

Ed Markey’s 20-Year War With The Cable Box, And Other Consumer-Protection Tales

Lexington, Home Of Revolutionary War’s First Shots, Wants To Ban Assault Weapons

Marlborough police chief, officers named in federal lawsuit

Fitchburg state rep candidates: People are unhappy with government

Worcester Housing Authority to go smoke free

Holyoke City Councilor Jossie Valentin ‘extremely honored’ to introduce Bernie Sanders at UMass

MGM Springfield’s design changes approved by City Council

Police commish wants fingerprints of Uber, Lyft drivers

Young and old cheer Bernie Sanders in Amherst – The Boston Globe

‘Patriots Day’ reportedly wants to recreate Watertown shootout scene – The Boston Globe

Chang says no reason to reopen Boston Latin School investigation – The Boston Globe