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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be activated by the Red Sox on Friday after missing Boston's first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery.Manager Alex Cora said Thursday that Pedroia will come off the disabled list for a weekend series at Fenway Park …
NEW YORK (AP) — David Quinn had been contacted by other NHL teams in recent years, and chose to remain at Boston University. When the New York Rangers came calling, it was different.As talks with general manager Jeff Gorton and assistant GM Chris Drury — both of whom he's known for …
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was answering a question about Boston's defense on LeBron James during a teleconference when he tripped the security system at his home.A piercing alarm sounded."Uh-oh," Lue said Thursday as he punched in a code to silence the screaming …
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire panel has dealt another blow to a controversial hydro project, upholding on Thursday an earlier decision to deny a proposal over concerns that it would have hurt tourism and businesses in the state.The Site Evaluation Committee unanimously voted to deny a …
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday inducted a new member into "the world's most exclusive club of heroes" by awarding a Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who led a daring assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop in 2002.Trump presented the nation's most …
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — In a story May 22 about a convicted rapist being set free, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he had been determined to be not sexually dangerous by the State Department of Corrections. Brendan Moss, a spokesman for Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, said …
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is headed to prison for the fatal stabbing of his teenage girlfriend.Nickolas Lacrosse, of Springfield, was sentenced to life without parole Thursday after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder.Prosecutors say Lacrosse stabbed …
Scientists have developed a swallowed capsule packed with tiny electronics and millions of genetically engineered living cells that might someday be used to spot health problems from inside the gut.The capsule was tested in pigs and correctly detected signs of bleeding, researchers at the …
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new casino in Tiverton, Rhode Island, could open sooner than expected.The Providence Journal reports the group behind the casino announced Thursday that the Twin River casino will open Sept. 1, not Oct. 1.The $140 million casino near the Massachusetts border was …
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Globe executives said they're investigating an allegation that the newspaper's top editor had an inappropriate text exchange with a former employee he once dated.Hilary Sargent, a former editor for Boston.com, tweeted a screenshot of a text exchange she said occurred …
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge who engaged in sexual acts with a social worker in his courthouse chambers will be suspended indefinitely, the state's highest court ruled Thursday, setting in motion the judge's possible removal from the bench.The Supreme Judicial Court said Judge Thomas …
MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts teacher is accused of touching himself inappropriately in front of a 17-year-old Walmart employee.The Boston Globe reports 40-year-old Jared Anzelone was arraigned Wednesday on charges including open and gross lewdness and indecent exposure.Police say …
YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A bone fragment recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck is not from infamous pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy after all.The Whydah (WIH'-duh) Pirate Museum in Yarmouth announced Thursday that DNA testing determined the bone was from a male with general ties to the Eastern …
ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped all charges against a Massachusetts driver who had been charged in the death of a tow-truck driver.The Eagle-Tribune reports that 28-year-old Shiina Dionne was told by a court clerk she was "free to go" after a hearing Wednesday.The Lawrence …
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A blind Massachusetts man authorities say beat his blind girlfriend and then struggled with officers trying to arrest him has been held without bail over the objections of his lawyer.The MetroWest Daily News reports that an attorney for Michael Crosby argued that …
PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — A member of the cleaning crew at a Massachusetts casino has been charged with trying to poison two co-workers she didn't want to work with by pouring cleaning fluid into their sodas.The Sun Chronicle reports that 23-year-old Alexandria Martel pleaded not guilty …
A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot Thursday on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach.Kapalua Bay Beach topped the list released by Stephen Leatherman, a coastal science professor at Florida International University …
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A JetBlue flight out of Buffalo struck a bird shortly after takeoff and returned safely to the airport.JetBlue says Flight 2216 bound for Boston struck a bird shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday. The plane had been in the air for about 10 minutes.JetBlue says the captain …
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — One of the two Norman Rockwell paintings at the center of a Massachusetts museum's contentious decision to sell 40 works of art has been sold at auction for more than $8 million."Blacksmith's Boy — Heel and Toe," also known as "Shaftsbury Blacksmith Shop," was …
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Unionized nurses at a western Massachusetts hospital have reached a contract deal with management after about 18 months of contentious negotiations and a pair of one-day strikes.The five-year deal between Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield and about 200 …

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