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Pelosi being honored with JFK Profile in Courage Award

May. 19, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being honored with the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Pelosi is being recognized for her efforts to pass former President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law and for helping Democrats reclaim control of the U.S. House during last year's elections....

Astros start fast; beat Red Sox 7-3 for 10th straight win

May. 18, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros are sending an early message to the rest of baseball. They're playing and sounding like they're the best. Tyler White's two-run double capped a five-run first inning, Josh Reddick hit a solo homer and the Astros kept rolling, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Saturday night...

Warren building unlikely connection with black female voters

May. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren was the last of eight presidential candidates to take the stage at Texas Southern University last month when she was pressed for a solution to black women dying during childbirth at far higher rates than white women. The Massachusetts senator responded with what has become a...

Bruins hope to have a healthy Chara for Stanley Cup Final

May. 18, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins were able to sweep Carolina in the Eastern Conference final without captain Zdeno Chara. Now they're hoping 10 days off before the start of the Stanley Cup Final will be enough time for the defenseman to return. The title round begins May 27 when Boston will face San Jose or St....

Restaurant customers warned of potential hepatitis exposure

May. 18, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

ROCKPORT, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts health officials say a seafood restaurant worker has tested positive for hepatitis A and are warning customers they may have been exposed to the disease. The state Department of Public Health and local health officials are urging customers who ate cold or uncooked food...

Giant spoon sculpture highlights opioid crisis

May. 18, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A giant spoon aimed to draw attention to the country's opioid crisis will be on display this weekend in New Hampshire. The Concord Monitor reports Boston artist Domenic Esposito will bringing the 10-foot-long spoon to Kimball Jenkins in Concord Sunday afternoon. Esposito, who has a...

Galvin calls for early voting in presidential primary

May. 18, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is pushing to allow early voting in the 2020 presidential primaries. The Democrat is urging lawmakers to approve legislation that would give Massachusetts voters five additional days to cast their ballots before the March 3 presidential...

State lawmakers weigh action as housing squeeze tightens

May. 18, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — By nearly any measure, the Massachusetts economy is booming. Thousands of jobs are being created and unemployment is at historic lows. The flip side? Try finding a place to live that won't break the budget. The realities of a housing market where affordable homes, condos and apartments are...

Boston police identify woman killed in hit-and-run

May. 18, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police have identified a woman killed in a hit-and-run incident as a 57-year-old city resident while investigators continue their search for the driver. Police on Saturday said the victim was Brenda Lee Keller, who was struck by a car in the city's Mattapan section on Thursday...

Man wanted in Massachusetts shooting found in North Carolina

May. 18, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man on the Massachusetts State Police most wanted list in connection with the shooting of a woman during a robbery has been arrested in North Carolina. Authorities say 21-year-old Aleczander Liriano, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was captured Friday afternoon outside a home in...