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Thousands of youths turn out for Boston climate strike

Sep. 20, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of young climate change activists have marched and rallied in Boston as part of a global, youth-led day of environmental action. The high school age students who organized the event walked out of classes Friday. They were bolstered by supporters coming from earlier rallies on the...

Woman convicted in texting suicide case denied parole

Sep. 20, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts woman convicted of urging her boyfriend to kill himself via text messages has been denied early release. The state Parole Board announced Friday it rejected Michelle Carter's bid for release after serving about half her 15-month jail sentence. Carter appeared before the...

Boston zoo's beloved 14-year-old white tiger dies

Sep. 20, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston zoo's 14-year-old white tiger has died after a brief battle with cancer. The Franklin Park Zoo says its tiger Luther was recently diagnosed with an "undifferentiated round cell tumor" and stopped responding to medication. The zoo decided to euthanize him Thursday as Luther's health...

Whitey Bulger's family filing wrongful death claim

Sep. 20, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The family of slain Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger is filing a wrongful death claim against the federal government following his death in prison last year. The Wall Street Journal reports the family is seeking $200 million in damages in the forthcoming claim. They say Bulger was...

Free, pop-up 'concerts for one' start Friday in Boston

Sep. 20, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston-area residents will be able to hear one minute of music performed solo just for them as part of a pop-up concert series. The 10 days of free, one-on-one performances called Concert for One begins Friday in custom-fitted shipping containers placed on Harvard University's Science Center...

Kennedy mystique could factor into Massachusetts Senate race

Sep. 20, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Edward M. Kennedy was running for the U.S. Senate for the first time in 1962, his Democratic primary opponent turned to him during a debate and said if his last name was Moore — Kennedy's middle name — his "candidacy would be a joke." Fortunately for Kennedy, he shared a...

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...

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...

State Police trooper indicted for shooting at ATV rider

Sep. 19, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Massachusetts State Police trooper authorities say shot an all-terrain vehicle driver during a confrontation on a Boston highway. The Suffolk district attorney's office says Trooper Matthew Sheehan shot and injured 28-year-old Aderito Monteiro during a...

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...