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Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Jun. 19, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday. The Dominican Republic's attorney general and national...

Report: Feds probe sale of coach's home to prospect's father

Jun. 19, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal grand jury is investigating the sale of the Harvard fencing coach's suburban Boston home for nearly double its assessed value to a man whose son was later admitted to the school and joined the team, according to a newspaper report. A subpoena reviewed by The Boston Globe ordered the...

Kevin Spacey accuser's phone sought by defense is missing

Jun. 19, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man who says Kevin Spacey groped him at a bar on a resort island cannot find the cellphone he has been ordered to turn over to the defense, the accuser's attorney said Wednesday. Spacey's lawyers have demanded the phone so they can try to recover text messages they say would support...

A newspaper bucks layoff trend, and hopes readers respond

Jun. 19, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad: Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years. Waves of layoffs continuing to hit both traditional newspaper chains and digital news startups. Cities and towns so denuded of coverage that they're...

Website documents histories of Georgetown-owned slaves

Jun. 19, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based genealogical organization and a Georgetown University graduate who launched a project to trace the family histories of hundreds of black slaves sold by the Jesuits who ran the college in 1838 have teamed up to digitize the information and make it available to people researching...

New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

Jun. 19, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There's a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle's Sunday editions. There's a new monthly magazine focusing on the area's culinary and natural charms. There is an advisory board that includes cellist Yo-Yo Ma and...

Names of Boston homicide victims made public

Jun. 19, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police have released the names of two men killed in the city's Jamaica Plain neighborhood earlier this week. The victims of Monday night's shooting were identified as 32-year-old Christian Green, of New Bedford, and 34-year-old Jose Martinez, of Boston. Officers responding to reports...

New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

Jun. 19, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There's a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle's Sunday editions. There's a new monthly magazine focusing on the area's culinary and natural charms. There is an advisory board that includes cellist Yo-Yo Ma and...

Dominican officials arrest 11th suspect in David Ortiz case

Jun. 18, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday announced the arrest of an 11th suspect in the attempted killing of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. An official identified the suspect as Franklin Junior Merán. The official, who agreed to disclose the...

AP source: Celtics' Horford to be unrestricted free agent

Jun. 18, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the decision has not been...