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Jobs' Apple-1 computer prototype auctioned for nearly $700K

Aug. 19, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An authenticated Apple-1 Computer prototype from the mid-1970s has sold at auction for nearly $700,000. The prototype was used by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976 to demonstrate the Apple-1 to Paul Terrell, owner of The Byte Shop in Mountain View, California, one...

Boston braces for monthlong shutdown of Orange Line service

Aug. 19, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The 30-day shutdown of one of Boston's four subway lines starting Friday night will make for longer and more complicated commutes despite a series of measures intended to ease the pain, authorities said. Orange Line service will stop at 9 p.m. and will not resume...

3 charged with killing Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in 2018

Aug. 18, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three men, including a Mafia hitman, have been charged in the 2018 prison killing of notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger, the Justice Department said Thursday. Bulger's death raised questions about why the known “snitch” was placed in the West...

Former state trooper indicted in connection with fatal crash

Aug. 18, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts State Police trooper has been indicted on a charge of motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence of alcohol in connection with a crash that took the life of a motorcycle operator, prosecutors said Thursday. Kristopher Carr, 26,...

Judge: Suit by group critical of immigration can proceed

Aug. 17, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A group calling for sharply limiting immigration has scored a legal victory in its federal lawsuit arguing the Biden administration violated environmental law when it halted construction of the U.S. southern border wall and sought to undo other immigration policies by former...

Children's hospitals harassed over transgender care programs

Aug. 17, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Doctors and other staffers at Boston Children’s Hospital are being threatened with violence over its surgical program for transgender youths, administrators said, and other U.S. children’s hospitals are also being harassed online. Boston Children’s is home to...

Boston seeks to ban fossil fuels in new buildings

Aug. 16, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is seeking to ban fossil fuels from new building projects and major renovations, Mayor Michelle Wu announced Tuesday. The Democrat said the state’s largest city will take advantage of a key provision in the climate change bill signed into law by Republican...

Boston police boat comes to rescue of stranded groom

Aug. 16, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Officers with the Boston Police Department's harbor patrol unit are used to helping boaters in distress, but last weekend Officer Joe Matthews came to the rescue of a groom in danger of missing his own wedding. Patrick Mahoney was scheduled to get married on Thompson...

Car tilts into sinkhole caused by water main break in Boston

Aug. 15, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A break in a 20-inch (51-centimeter) water main in Boston early Monday sent water rushing down a city street, formed a sinkhole that swallowed a vehicle, and flooded area basements, city officials said. The burst pipe in the city's South End was reported at about 3:30...

Michael Cox sworn in as Boston police commissioner

Aug. 15, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Cox, a Boston police veteran who was brutally beaten by fellow officers while chasing a suspect and fought against efforts to cover up his assault, was sworn in Monday as commissioner of the police department. After taking the oath during a ceremony at City...