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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Olympic team defenseman Emily Pfalzer is returning to play for her hometown National Women's Hockey League Buffalo Beauts for a third season.The Beauts announced they agreed to terms with their captain on Thursday in what becomes the team's latest high-profile …
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at the press as newspapers nationwide launch a coordinated rebuttal to his attacks against what he calls "fake news."Trump tweets: "There is nothing that I would want more for our Country than true FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. The fact is that …
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — On a windswept dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, hastily erected signs warned Cape Cod beachgoers to stay out of the water Thursday — a day after a New York man became the first person since 2012 to be attacked by a shark in waters off Massachusetts.Officials …
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted in the brutal beating of his ex-girlfriend is heading to prison.The Republican reports that 37-year-old Jose Alvelo was sentenced Wednesday to a maximum of nine years in state prison in connection with the February 2017 assault that …
NEW YORK (AP) — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press.The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging the unified voice, had …
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — Three members of the family that owned a Massachusetts restaurant convicted in a $3 million tax evasion scheme have avoided prison.A federal judge Wednesday ordered Wednesday that William and Theodora Panousos, and their son, and Konstantinos Panousos, not to leave the …
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — By the numbers, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo should be sitting pretty in her bid for a second term.She's a Democrat in a state where Republican President Donald Trump remains unpopular after losing 54-39 percent in 2016. She's a woman in a year when a record number …
BOSTON (AP) — Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross watched the women they won Olympic gold with step forward one by one over the last 18 months to detail their abuse at the hands of disgraced former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar.The more their Olympic teammates talked, the more …
HAWTHORNE, N.Y. (AP) — Amid the serene graves at Gate of Heaven Cemetery sits the one where visitors leave baseballs and bats instead of bouquets, tributes to a baseball superstar who still outshines others seven decades after his death.It's the resting place of Babe Ruth, the indelible …
BOSTON (AP) — A member of the violent MS-13 gang from New York has been convicted of shooting a rival as well as an innocent bystander at a Boston subway station in 2016.Prosecutors say 23-year-old Rogelio Alvarado was found guilty by a jury Wednesday of several charges including two counts …
Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks.But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning, leading victims to wonder if the church will ever …
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor is facing a tough re-election fight in a year that's supposed to be a good one for Democrats and women.Gov. Gina Raimondo has raised $7 million, seven times her closest rival. But she's facing a spirited challenge from the left in the Sept. 12 …
BOSTON (AP) — Federal regulators are shutting down the fishery for a popular food fish in Massachusetts because of concerns about exceeding quota.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says vessels are prohibited from bringing summer flounder to the docks in Massachusetts for …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wilson Ramos became an instant favorite with his new team.Ramos had three extra-base hits and three RBIs, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Wednesday night in his first game wearing red pinstripes.The Phillies, who remained two games behind …
BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics.The reigning Olympic champion understands how bumpy of a ride it has been for her sport's national governing body since she stepped off the podium in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, a fourth Olympic gold …
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a Cape Cod shark attack (all times local):8 p.m.An organization that studies sharks says shark encounters in which people are injured like what happened off the coast of Cape Cod are as "terrifying as they are rare."The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy says …
TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012.The victim was a 61-year-old man, who suffered puncture wounds to his torso and …
BOSTON (AP) — If Sam Mikulak didn't already get the message from the twinge in his back during a dismount last week, he could certainly figure it out from looking around the field at the U.S. gymnastics championships."I definitely feel like I'm getting older," the four-time American …
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A California-based electric scooter rental company that left scooters on public sidewalks without warning has left two Massachusetts cities.The Boston Globe reports Bird Rides Inc. pulled out of Cambridge and Somerville. The company began renting scooters in both …
It's not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason.But the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Thursday night for the first time since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 victory in February in Minneapolis.And just like at the Super Bowl, Carson …

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