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Wayfair workers protest sale to detention center

Jun. 26, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Employees at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair walked out Wednesday to protest the company's decision to sell $200,000 worth of furniture to a government contractor that runs a detention center for migrant children in Texas. The protest triggered a broader backlash against the company,...

The Latest: Wayfair workers protest sale to detention center

Jun. 26, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a protest by Wayfair employees over the company's furniture sale to a contractor that runs detention centers for migrant children in Texas. (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Several hundred people joined a protest staged by Wayfair employees to protest the online retailer's decision...

White Sox rally after blowing lead in 8th, beat Boston 8-7

Jun. 26, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — José Abreu hit a two-run homer over the Green Monster and out of Fenway Park in the ninth inning on Wednesday as the Chicago White Sox recovered after blowing the lead in the eighth to beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7. Chicago had leads of 3-0, 5-2 and 6-4 before the Red Sox scored three in...

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson in boot, will have tests

Jun. 26, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was walking with a boot a day after spraining his right ankle and leaving a game against the Boston Red Sox. The White Sox lost another infielder during Wednesday's game, when third baseman Yoán Moncada was hit by a pitch on the right knee in the...

Massachusetts health care system names new chief executive

Jun. 26, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The largest health care network in Massachusetts has appointed a new chief executive. The Partners HealthCare board of directors on Tuesday named Dr. Anne Klibanski president and chief executive officer. The board says she is the first woman to lead the organization. Klibanski had been...

Man arrested in connection with fatal police shooting

Jun. 26, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police have made an arrest in connection with an exchange of gunfire between officers and a suspect this week that left the suspect dead. Police announced Wednesday that 21-year-old Ernest Watkins was arrested Tuesday night. He faces arraignment Wednesday on charges including assault...

Bogaerts homers, Red Sox beat White Sox 6-3 in rain

Jun. 26, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox celebrated on a soggy field at Fenway Park, hoping they weren't really halfway through the season. The defending World Series champions want to go well beyond the 162-game schedule and still have some catching up to do. So a 6-3 win over the White Sox on a rainy Tuesday night...

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson sprains ankle, exits game

Jun. 25, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson sprained his right ankle while making a play Tuesday night and exited the game at Boston. Anderson planted his right foot awkwardly on the wet dirt behind second base after fielding a grounder and throwing to first. He hopped a few steps on his left...

Red Sox's Wright returns from suspension with playoff focus

Jun. 25, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Steven Wright knows that postseason baseball will not be in his future this year. The veteran knuckleballer still remains focused on helping put his Boston Red Sox teammates in the best position possible for another World Series run. Wright is ineligible to pitch in the playoffs after testing...

Gov. Baker unveils plan to speed MBTA improvement projects

Jun. 25, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a plan Tuesday to speed up construction projects on Greater Boston's public transit system after a pair of subway car derailments earlier this month ramped up calls for improvements to the aging system. The Republican said the plan includes a one-time injection of...