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Pats trade 2022 draft pick to Lions for CB Michael Jackson

Aug. 9, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have traded an undisclosed 2022 draft pick to the Detroit Lions for cornerback Michael Jackson. New England announced the deal Sunday. Jackson was originally drafted in the fifth round in 2019 by Dallas. He began his career on the Cowboys practice squad before being...

Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland, right, watches his two-run, walk-off home run in front of Toronto Blue Jays' Reese McGuire during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Moreland 2 HRs, walk-off shot sends Red Sox over Toronto 5-3

Aug. 9, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The biggest bats in the Red Sox lineup have struggled to produce this season. Mitch Moreland continues to do his part to fill in the gaps. Moreland hit two home runs, including a walk-off shot over the Green Monster to send Boston past the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 Sunday. “I knew I...

Pam Kissell, a food service worker at the Bellows Falls Union High School, in Westminster, Vt., wraps meals to be handed out to students as part of the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union summer meals program on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

NH hospitals losing millions; fall sports on in Vermont

Aug. 9, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus news from around New England: ___ VERMONT Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says high school sports will happen this fall, but things will look different. "This won’t be a normal season, but our goal is to offer a path forward for each of these sports to give some sense...

DOJ grant to provide housing for human trafficking victims

Aug. 9, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The YWCA of Central Massachusetts has received more than $370,000 from the U.S. Justice Department to provide housing and services for victims of human trafficking. Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling announced the grant from the Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs....

5 to be ordained as Catholic priests in Springfield

Aug. 9, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Five men are scheduled to become Roman Catholic priests in Springfield next week. The men, whose original ordination in early June was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, will instead be ordained Saturday at St. Michael's Cathedral. The five men to be ordained are...

Body found in Maine river after report of unoccupied boat

Aug. 9, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

WELLS, Maine (AP) — Maine authorities say the body of a Massachusetts man was found in the Webhannet River after authorities responded to a report of an unoccupied sailboat. Maine Marine Patrol identified the man Sunday as 61-year-old Robert Rasche of Bellingham, Massachusetts. Officials say Marine...

Police: 5 shot outside house party in Brockton

Aug. 9, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Five people were shot outside a house party late Saturday in Brockton, police said. Three men were taken to the hospital, including one man who was seriously wounded, police said. Two other people made it to the hospital on their own with injuries that are not believed to be life...

Toronto Blue Jays' Chase Anderson pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

5 Blue Jays pitchers combine on 4-hitter, beat Red Sox 2-1

Aug. 8, 2020 11:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Five Toronto pitchers combined on a four-hitter and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. scored the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning on a groundout, lifting the Blue Jays over the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Saturday night. Anthony Kay (1-0) pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings for the win. Anthony Bass picked up...

Alister Martin, an emergency room doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital, poses outside the hospital, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Boston. Martin founded the organization

Doctors, hospitals launch voter registration efforts

Aug. 8, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An emergency room doctor in Boston is assembling thousands of voter registration kits for distribution at hospitals and doctor's offices. Later this month, students at Harvard and Yale’s medical schools are planning a contest to see which of the Ivy League rivals can register the most...

Pam Kissell, a food service worker at the Bellows Falls Union High School, in Westminster, Vt., wraps meals to be handed out to students as part of the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union summer meals program on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Virus exposure at NH church; Vermont announces relief funds

Aug. 8, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus news from around New England: ___ MAINE Masks and social distancing will be required when Maine holds its first murder trial since the coronavirus pandemic crippled much of the U.S. legal system this spring. Carine Reeves, of New York City, is scheduled to go on trial...