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Invigorated after Game 7 win, Bruins look to Blue Jackets

Apr. 24, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins needed performances from up and down their roster to outlast the Toronto Maples Leafs in yet another seven-game slugfest between the Original Six franchises. Boston will literally have just a day to enjoy its 5-1 win over Toronto in Game 7 on Tuesday night, with their Eastern...

Man pleads guilty to shipping lizards from Philippines to US

Apr. 24, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A New Hampshire man who smuggled rare lizards from the Philippines to the U.S. by hiding them in socks and placing them inside electronic equipment has pleaded guilty. Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old Derrick Semedo pleaded guilty in Boston on Tuesday to trafficking in protected wildlife...

Survey: Commuters fed up, want action now on transportation

Apr. 24, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A survey finds that many Massachusetts commuters are so fed up with traffic congestion and transit delays that they're thinking about changing jobs or even moving out of the region. The online survey of 1,200 registered voters released Wednesday was conducted last month by the MassInc polling...

Man who sold coins stolen from Gronk's house gets probation

Apr. 24, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A man who pawned rare coins stolen from Rob Gronkowski's home while the now-retired New England Patriots tight end was away to play in the Super Bowl has been placed on two years of probation. Norfolk District Attorney's Office spokesman David Traub says Eric Tyrrell, of Foxborough,...

DA: 2 people dead after shooting in Massachusetts home

Apr. 24, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died in a shooting inside a Massachusetts home that appears to be a murder-suicide. Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says in a statement that Northborough police responding to a 911 call late Tuesday night found the victims. One was...

Ex-UT at Austin coach to plead guilty in admissions scam

Apr. 24, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin is set to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scandal . Michael Center is expected to plead guilty in Boston federal court on Wednesday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Center was...

Sale remains winless as Tigers sweep Red Sox 7-4, 4-2

Apr. 24, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale remained winless and frustrated, but at least he saw a slight improvement. That was about the closest thing to good news for the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. Sale struck out 10, but it wasn't enough as Detroit beat Boston 7-4 to start the Tigers' first doubleheader sweep at Fenway...

Early goals help lift Bruins beat Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

Apr. 23, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Another Game 7 matchup between Boston and Toronto, another victory for the Bruins. Joakim Nordstrom and Sean Kuraly each had a goal and assist, Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7 on Tuesday night to wrap up their first-round Eastern Conference...

Ex-USC coach, parent to plead guilty in college bribery scam

Apr. 23, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California soccer coach and a California insurance executive became the latest people to agree to plead guilty in a college admissions cheating scandal that has netted prominent parents and Hollywood stars, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Laura Janke, who was...

Report: State must do more to help foster kids in school

Apr. 23, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of foster children in Massachusetts are struggling to succeed in the classroom, according to a study that lays much of the blame on financial constraints and bureaucratic inefficiencies. Among the recommendations in the report released on Tuesday by state Auditor Suzanne Bump is...