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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who said earlier this week that she supports reparations for black Americans who have been affected by slavery, told reporters Friday that the nation needs to confront its "ugly history of racism" and "talk about the right way to address it and …
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday.The 77-year-old Kraft denied any wrongdoing. The case …
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Desmond Cambridge had 30 points as Brown beat Harvard 88-79 on Friday night.Obi Okolie had 16 points for Brown (16-9, 4-5 Ivy League). Brandon Anderson added 13 points. Tamenang Choh had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts.Both teams set season records for scoring …
BOSTON (AP) — Boston is taking a step toward recognizing the role slavery played at one of its most visited landmarks.Democratic Mayor Mary Walsh's administration has proposed spending $315,000 to restore 17th- and 18th-century artifacts found beneath Faneuil (FAN'-yul) Hall as part of a …
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The sun came out in Arizona. Free agents played for their new teams. Ichiro Suzuki was back in uniform at age 45.Baseball is back.A day after the scheduled exhibition opener was rained out, baseball returned to the ballparks of Florida and Arizona on Friday with the …
BIG SKY, Mont. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy died after hitting a tree at a ski resort in southwest Montana.Gallatin County sheriff's officials say the Carlisle, Massachusetts boy's father reported him missing near the junction of two intermediate runs at Big Sky Resort on Tuesday afternoon. The …
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo has unveiled a plan to spend $1 billion over the next 10 years to help cities and towns adopt new technology designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen infrastructure projects and reduce municipal costs.The …
Misbehaving owners of sports teams have drawn headlines pretty much since sports have been around.Now, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft faces misdemeanor charges of soliciting a prostitute after police said he was twice videotaped paying for a sex act at a massage parlor in Florida amid a …
BOSTON (AP) — Federal investigators have determined that the likely cause of the sinking of fishing boat off the coast of Nantucket in 2017 that claimed the lives of two crewmembers was flooding in one of the vessel's clam tanks.The National Transportation Safety Board in its Feb. 6 report …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jackie Shane, a black transgender soul singer who became a pioneering musician in Toronto where she packed out nightclubs in the 1960s, has died. She was 78.Record label Numero Group, which produced a Grammy-nominated album about Shane that brought her back out into …
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have charged teenage girls ages 14 and 15 with robbing a bank.Fall River police say the 14-year-old girl walked into a BayCoast Bank branch in the city on Wednesday afternoon and told a teller she would "blow everything up and kill everybody" …
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to up to eight years in state prison for child rape.The Telegram & Gazette reports that 33-year-old Jose Navarro-Sanchez was sentenced after he pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of child rape, indecent assault and …
METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a plane crashed into an apartment building in Massachusetts, killing a former mayor, had fuel tank issues months before the fatal crash.The Eagle-Tribune reports that investigators did not say exactly what caused the …
BOSTON (AP) — The remains of an airman whose plane crashed during a bombing run in World War II have been identified.The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Friday that it officially confirmed on Dec. 13 that bones found in France belong to Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Burleigh E. Curtis, of …
Editorials from around New England:___VERMONTThe Caledonian-RecordFeb. 20In a not-so-shocking twist, Bernie Sanders just announced he will run for President (again) in 2020. Though he calls himself a socialist, he's running as a Democrat. That brings the field of Democratic Presidential aspirants …
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida have charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Public Safety Department says it spent more than $100,000 for police details at the home of a registered sex offender.The Providence Journal reports that a two-person police detail started monitoring Richard Gardner's home on Oct. 17 after his move into …
MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — The restoration process for the Mayflower II is going according to schedule.The Day reports that the director of maritime preservation and operations at Plimoth Plantation, Whit Perry, says he expects the replica of the ship that carried the Pilgrims to the New World in …
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The police commissioner in Massachusetts' third-largest city is retiring amid misconduct scandals and a federal civil rights investigation into his department.Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno announced Thursday that Police Commissioner John Barbieri retirement is …
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — One of the most accomplished high school hockey programs in the nation has its first new head coach in 44 years.Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, Rhode Island announced Thursday that current volunteer assistant Matthew Merten will succeed Normand "Bill" …

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