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West Virginia, Kansas try to build off wins in Big 12 opener

Sep. 20, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Progress can happen rapidly when a new coaching staff is trying to rebuild a football program. Neal Brown and Les Miles took that notion to the extreme. After watching West Virginia get dominated by Missouri on the road, Brown spent last week on the sideline as his Mountaineers ran...

A Massachusetts tree worker dies after being hit by a limb

Sep. 19, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

SWANSEA, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts authorities say a tree worker who was hit by a tree limb on the job has died. WPRI reports 28-year-old Taylor Bowen, of Rehoboth, was up in a bucket truck in Swansea on Thursday when he was found unconscious. Swansea police say Bowen was lowered from the bucket and...

Rodriguez, Red Sox beat Giants 5-4 to avoid sweep

Sep. 19, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A year after their record-setting, World Series championship season, the Boston Red Sox are looking for meaning wherever they can find it. Long ago finished in the AL East race and on the verge of wild-card elimination as well, the defending champs managed to keep alive Eduardo Rodriguez's...

State police union to stop paying ex-president's legal fees

Sep. 19, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The union representing Massachusetts State Police troopers and sergeants says it has voted to stop paying the legal fees for its former president who was indicted on several federal charges last week. The Boston Globe reports the State Police Association of Massachusetts voted overwhelmingly...

Feds reverse decision ending immigrant medical relief

Sep. 19, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Trump administration reversed its decision Thursday to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to defer deportation for medical treatment and other hardships, following weeks of public outcry and a congressional inquiry into the decision. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...

Pats' Brown not distracted by sexual assault accusations

Sep. 19, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots receiver Antonio Brown declined to answer questions about allegations of sexual assault and rape against him and says he's keeping his focus on football. Brown answered only four questions at his locker on Thursday in an interview that lasted just over a minute. It was his...

Rare trade aside, ailing Jets still heavy underdog to Pats

Sep. 19, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When the New York Jets called New England earlier this month to inquire about trading for wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, it was a long shot considering Bill Belichick hadn't once traded during his Patriots coaching tenure with the team he infamously resigned from after one day as...

Parole board weighs release of woman in texting suicide case

Sep. 19, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts officials are weighing whether to grant early jail release for Michelle Carter, the woman currently imprisoned for urging her suicidal boyfriend via text messages to take his own life. Carter, 22, appeared Thursday before the state Parole Board to seek release after...

AP source: Joe Kennedy to challenge Sen. Markey in primary

Sep. 19, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America's most storied political families, is set to announce he will challenge U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the state's Democratic primary in 2020. A person with knowledge of Kennedy's plans told The Associated Press that Kennedy will...

Giants rout Red Sox 11-3, giving Bochy 2,000th win

Sep. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The San Francisco Giants helped manager Bruce Bochy reach yet another milestone before his retirement at the end of the season. San Francisco's 11-3 rout of the Red Sox on Wednesday night was Bochy's 2,000th career victory as a manager in the majors. "I've been lucky. I've been blessed to...