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Judge to consider lawsuit challenging immigrant arrests

Aug. 20, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A civil rights group is asking a federal judge in Boston to allow certain immigrants who are married to U.S. citizens but are facing deportation to remain in the country. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts will argue before a judge on Monday for temporary relief allowing the...

Boston University lab begins research on deadly viruses

Aug. 20, 2018 10:26 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston University laboratory built a decade ago is finally able to fulfill one of its primary functions — studying some of the world's most dangerous diseases. The Boston Globe reports that lab microbiologist Elke Muhlberger received a package earlier this month containing frozen...

Pittsfield man struck, killed by Amtrak train

Aug. 20, 2018 7:31 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the man struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Massachusetts. A spokesman for Amtrak on Sunday said 43-year-old Raheem Johnson, was struck just after 6 p.m. Friday in Pittsfield. The spokesman says the Pittsfield resident was trespassing on...

Beeks, Rays combine on 2-hitter, blank Red Sox 2-0

Aug. 19, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jalen Beeks made his major league debut at Fenway Park earlier this season, and it didn't go well. Neither did his next appearance on that mound. Traded away by Boston last month, Beeks returned Sunday with the Tampa Bay Rays and fared a lot better. Beeks pitched four strong innings and the...

Drawing from city's proud past, can casino spur revival?

Aug. 19, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Standing on Springfield's Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn't immediately scream Las Vegas glitz. There's no neon-lit billboard, no soaring tower of glass and steel. Instead, two modest signs bearing the MGM initials are...

Lawsuit challenging immigrant arrests goes before judge

Aug. 19, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Boston is hearing arguments in a lawsuit challenging the arrest of immigrants seeking legal residency through marriage. The Monday hearing will address the government's arguments to dismiss the class action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of...

Price goes 7, Martinez hits 38th HR; Red Sox beat Rays 5-2

Aug. 18, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Price believes he's finally become the pitcher the Boston Red Sox were looking for when they signed him. Price pitched seven solid innings, J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 38th homer after Boston jumped to a quick lead and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 on Saturday...

Red Sox ace Chris Sale goes on 10-day disabled list

Aug. 18, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale understands it's a perfect time for the Boston Red Sox to be cautious with his troublesome shoulder. He's just frustrated that he's back on the disabled list. Boston returned the ace lefty to the 10-day disabled list Saturday after just one healthy start. He was already on the DL...

Rally against "far-left violence" draws larger counter rally

Aug. 18, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A conservative rally against "far-left violence" has been met by hundreds more counterprotestors in Boston a year after a similar demonstration drew tens of thousands of counterprotesters. The event organized by Boston Free Speech drew a few dozen supporters to City Hall Plaza waving American...

Bike share program expanding to more Boston communities

Aug. 18, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's bike share program is expanding to more parts of the city. Mayor Marty Walsh's office says the city will be adding 19 Bluebikes stations in southern Dorchester, Mattapan and Roslindale in the coming weeks. In the next few months, the city plans to install another 30 stations in...