SEXUAL ASSAULT

Bryon Hefner pleaded not guilty on Tuesday morning to all 10 charges at his arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court.
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The man at the center of a scandal that has rocked the Massachusetts Senate appeared in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery, open and gross lewdness and dissemination of an illicit nude photograph.

Bryon Hefner, the husband of former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, was indicted on a number of charges including indecent assault and battery.
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Bryon Hefner, the husband of former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, has been indicted on felony charges in connection with sexual assault, criminal lewdness, and distributing nude photos without consent, Attorney General Maura Healey and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley announced late Thursday.

Casino mogul Steve Wynn speaks with the press about his casino project, now called Wynn Boston Harbor, in Everett, in a file photo.
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State gambling investigators in Massachusetts are expecting to release the findings of their inquiry into allegations of sexual misconduct against casino mogul Steve Wynn "no later" than the summer. 

Asked about former Massachusetts Senate President Rosenberg's future at an event in Holyoke Thursday, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said that's up to Rosenberg's Senate colleagues and his constituents.
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Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is not weighing in on whether Amherst Democrat Stan Rosenberg should be able to regain the Senate presidency, or stay in the Senate at all.

Updated at 3:22 p.m. ET

The White House's story about who knew what when about accusations of domestic violence against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter has been anything but clear.

Now, House Republicans have decided to open an investigation to get some clarity.

Casino mogul Steve Wynn speaks with the press about his casino project, now called Wynn Boston Harbor, in Everett, in a file photo.
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Casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as chairman and CEO at Wynn Resorts amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Wynn Resorts said Tuesday the resignation is effective immediately.

Steve Wynn, whose casinos have reshaped skylines as far apart as Las Vegas and Macau, has stepped down as head of Wynn Resorts following accusations of sexual misconduct, that became known last month.

In a statement released by the Las Vegas-based company late Tuesday, Wynn pushed back on the accusations against him, which he alleges are part of a campaign led by his ex-wife.

Kristin LaFratta / MassLive

A Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor has called on the former state Senate President Stan Rosenberg to resign from the legislature.

Casino mogul Steve Wynn speaks with the press about his casino project, now called Wynn Boston Harbor, in Everett, in a file photo.
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The lead investigator for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission says allegations of sexual misconduct against casino magnate Steve Wynn did not surface when the panel was looking at his suitability for a gambling license in Everett.

A scaled model of Wynn's planned casino in Everett, Massachusetts.
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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has called the allegations of sexual misconduct against casino magnate Steve Wynn "appalling and disgraceful." 

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