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Berklee appoints first woman to lead music college

The Berklee College of Music has chosen Erica Muhl to serve as the school's next president, making her the first woman to lead the...

400 years on, Mayflower’s legacy includes pride, prejudice

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Four centuries after white Europeans stepped off the Mayflower and onto America’s shores, some descendants of the colonists are wrestling...

Jacob Lawrence painting missing for 60 years rediscovered

A painting by American artist Jacob Lawrence that has not been seen in public for 60 years has been found and will soon take...

Patriots focus on offensive adjustments with 49ers up next

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Following a promising start, the Patriots offense is trudging through its first rough patch of 2020 under quarterback Cam Newton....

AP finds most arrested in protests aren’t leftist radicals

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals. But...

AP Exclusive: 1,500 arrests in DEA violent crime initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,500 people have been arrested on state and federal criminal charges in the last three months as part of...

World Series notebook: Ailing CFs ready for Game 1 in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger knocked his right shoulder out of whack with a celebration after his home run that sent the Los...

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

LONDON — Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a...

Dodgers-Rays rare wild-card era matchup of baseball’s best

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is a rare meeting of baseball’s best...

Catch this! Betts saves Dodgers with 3rd web gem in 3 nights

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts is leaping into the World Series, carrying to the Los Angeles Dodgers with his glove rather than with...

McManus’ 6 FGs lift Broncos over Pats in COVID-delayed game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Denver Broncos waited two weeks to finally play again and they were rewarded with their biggest win of the...

Betts, with another great grab, shows what Dodgers wanted

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts jumped high against the 8-foot wall in right field, landing on an advertisement with the word “Extreme. ...

Patriots rally around Belichick amid COVID-19 outbreak

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots activated quarterback Cam Newton from the NFL's COVID-19 reserve list on Wednesday. ...

Trump intensifies focus on Harris in final weeks of campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Grasping for a comeback, President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are intensifying their focus not on Democratic nominee Joe...

The Latest: 3 million tested for coronavirus in Chinese city

BEIJING -- Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao say they have completed coronavirus tests on more than 3 million people following...

Patriots all-virtual in prep for delayed game vs. Broncos

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England coach Bill Belichick says the team is continuing to prepare to play its against the Denver Broncos after...

Mail-in ballot mix-ups: How much should we worry?

BOSTON (AP) — Several high-profile cases of voters getting incorrect blank absentee ballots in the mail are raising questions about how often such mix-ups...

Mail-in ballot mix-ups: How much should we worry?

BOSTON (AP) — Several high-profile cases of voters getting incorrect blank absentee ballots in the mail are raising questions about how often such mix-ups...

Pats cancel practices after Gilmore tests positive for COVID

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots canceled practices for Wednesday and Thursday after cornerback Stephon Gilmore became the third player on the...

Boston delays school reopening plan after virus cases surge

BOSTON (AP) — The next phase of the Boston Public Schools reopening plan was delayed Wednesday because the city's coronavirus positivity rate has climbed...

Former tech CEO gets home confinement for admissions bribe

BOSTON (AP) — A former tech executive was sentenced Monday to one year of home confinement for paying $300,000 to bribe his son's way...

Bob Gibson, fierce Hall of Fame ace for Cards, dies at 84

Hall of Famer Bob Gibson, the dominating St. Louis Cardinals pitcher who won a record seven consecutive World Series starts and set a modern...

Authorities use pear to entice, capture escaped emu

BOSTON (AP) — An emu that was spotted roaming the streets of a city near Boston was corralled by authorities in Massachusetts. ...

Winds rake US Northeast, leaving thousands without power

BOSTON (AP) — Winds close to hurricane strength swept across parts of the northeastern U.S. on Wednesday morning, toppling trees, downing power lines and...

Belichick reaches milestone as Patriots top Raiders 36-20

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rex Burkhead can’t remember the last time he scored three touchdowns in a game. But he said every time he...

Roenicke fired by Red Sox after 1 pandemic-shortened season

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke will not return in 2021, the team said before its final game on Sunday, ending his...

Former exam administrator pleads guilty in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking bribes to help wealthy parents rig their kids' test scores...

2 charged over handling of virus outbreak at veterans home

BOSTON (AP) — Two former administrators of a Massachusetts veterans home where nearly 80 people sickened by the coronavirus died have been charged over...

eBay workers who sent spiders to couple to plead guilty

BOSTON (AP) — Four former eBay Inc. employees have agreed to plead guilty to their roles in a campaign of intimidation that included sending...

MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new...

NFL rallies around Patriots’ White after father’s death

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots running back James White says he is having trouble processing the sudden death of his father, but is finding...

Renovated Lizzie Borden house on the market, again

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A home where Lizzie Borden lived in Fall River, Massachusetts, is on the market again, after being sold most...

Red Sox finally snap skid vs Yankees, who clinch spot anyway

BOSTON (AP) — Despite dismal results against the New York Yankees this season, at least the Boston Red Sox didn’t have to watch their...

Current events: Electric fence deters Trump sign thieves

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man tired of people stealing his Donald Trump campaign sign has come up with a shocking solution:...

Raytheon doubles job cuts to 15,000, citing airline downturn

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Raytheon Technologies Corp. plans to eliminate more than 15,000 jobs this year at its corporate offices, jet engine-maker Pratt &...

Judges scrutinize suit’s claims in Harvard racial bias case

BOSTON (AP) — A panel of appeals court judges on Wednesday repeatedly challenged the legal claims of a group that accuses Harvard University of...

Newton runs for 2 TDs, Patriots hold off Dolphins 21-11

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Cam Newton era for the New England Patriots arrived on the ground. ...

Newton feeling thankful, not pressure taking over as Pats QB

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — There are a lot of things Cam Newton is feeling as he prepares to take the field Sunday to succeed...

Letters reveal public distaste for booze in JFK White House

BOSTON (AP) — It was a tempest in a teapot — or, more accurately, a whiskey tumbler. ...

Researchers find racial disparities across court system

BOSTON (AP) — Black and Latino defendants in Massachusetts are more likely than white defendants to be locked up for drug and weapons offenses...

The Latest: Illinois university quarantines all student body

PEORIA, Ill. — Bradley University in central Illinois is requiring its entire student body to quarantine for two weeks because of clusters of COVID-19...

Judge OKs extradition for men accused of aiding Ghosn escape

BOSTON (AP) — Two American men accused of smuggling Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan while he was awaiting trial on...

Marine wins Democratic primary for Kennedy’s US House seat

Jake Auchincloss, a city councilor in suburban Boston and a former Marine, won a packed primary to become the Democratic nominee in the race...

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