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HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora says Chris Sale is set to make his next start, lining up the lefty ace for a potential AL Championship Series clincher or World Series opener.Cora said before Game 5 against Houston on Thursday that Sale threw off flat ground again earlier in …
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The bitter cold snap that kept much of New England in the deep freeze during the Christmas and New Year's holidays last winter had people who supply the region with electricity worried they might have to impose rolling blackouts, the head of the company that …
BOSTON (AP) — The head of the FBI's Boston office is retiring after two decades with the agency.The FBI said Thursday that Harold Shaw, special agent in charge of the Boston Division, will retire in January.Shaw took over as head of the office that oversees Maine, Massachusetts New Hampshire …
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Tom Brady has five Super Bowl championships, three NFL MVP awards and more victories than any quarterback in a career spanning nearly two decades.One thing he doesn't have: a loss to the Bears. Not that he wants one.Brady looks to remain unbeaten against them when …
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston police officer on Thursday sued the online marketplace where the gun used to shoot him was sold, alleging it lacks necessary safeguards to prevent weapons from getting into the wrong hands.The lawsuit filed by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence on behalf of …
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa has been moved from seventh to fourth in the Houston Astros' batting order for Game 5 of the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox.Astros manager AJ Hinch made the switch for his team's must-win game Thursday night after Correa had three hits and …
BOSTON (AP) — Boston police have released the name of the woman found shot to death in a car earlier this week, and now say they do not think she was targeted.Police on Thursday say the woman killed in the city's Dorchester neighborhood on Monday night was 24-year-old Alicia Restrepo.She was …
BOSTON (AP) — The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has received a gift of 52 works of art either by Native American artists or depicting Native American culture from the Rockefeller family.The museum announced the gift from the estate of David Rockefeller on Thursday.The pieces were assembled …
BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. government is taking steps to develop offshore wind farms off both coasts.Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced this week the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold an offshore wind auction Dec. 13 for nearly 390,000 acres (157,831 hectares) of ocean off …
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with fatally beating and stabbing his mother will undergo an evaluation to determine if he is mentally competent to stand trial.The Telegram & Gazette reports that 27-year-old John Madulka, of Worcester, was committed to Bridgewater …
BEVERLY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts school bus driver who authorities say left a 5-year-old boy alone on the bus for several hours has been charged.The Salem News reports that 71-year-old David Boutros was charged Wednesday with reckless endangerment of a child and issued a summons to …
The New England Journal of Medicine has retracted a 2011 study and is investigating two earlier ones describing stem cell research by a former Harvard Medical School scientist, Dr. Piero Anversa.Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where Anversa had worked, have called for the …
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — An effort is underway to recall the Massachusetts mayor charged with defrauding investors in an app he developed.Fall River's city clerk tells the Herald News that a petition signed by 10 city residents to recall Mayor Jasiel Correia has been dropped off at her …
BOSTON (AP) — Pharmacies across Massachusetts can now dispense drug overdose reversal medication without a prescription.Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday the state Department of Public Health has issued a statewide standing order for the distribution of naloxone, which is also known by …
NEW ENGLAND (4-2) at CHICAGO (3-2)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE — Patriots by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD — New England 3-3, Chicago 3-2SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 9-4LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Bears 51-23, Oct. 26, 2014LAST WEEK — Patriots beat Chiefs 43-40; …
BOSTON (AP) — A former Statehouse aide has dropped his lawsuit against the former president of the Massachusetts Senate and his husband.Mitchell Garabedian, a lawyer for the man known in court papers as John Doe, said Thursday he formally notified Suffolk Superior Court that his client was …
WALES, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died of carbon monoxide poisoning and a second is being treated after falling ill in a Massachusetts home.Firefighters responding to a 911 call found two unconscious people in the Wales home at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.Both residents were …
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a child in Florida they say was abducted by his mother in Massachusetts two years ago.The Orlando Sentinel reports that 40-year-old Christina Hale was arrested Tuesday at an Orange County home.Authorities say Hale fled Webster, Massachusetts, …
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 8:GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 16 North Carolina State at No. 3 Clemson. The ACC's last two unbeaten teams meet with first place in the Atlantic Division on the line. Both teams are coming off open weeks and figure to be well-rested. The Tigers (6-0, …
HOUSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi charged in hard and left his feet.Make the catch, Boston wins.If not ... no telling.On this night, though, even a ball the Red Sox didn't grab went their way.Benintendi made a diving play in left field with the bases loaded for the final out, and Boston held …

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