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Mayor wants to skip next court date on pot extortion charges

Sep. 23, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing charges of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana companies is seeking to skip his next court date. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia said in a filing Monday that he's waiving his right to personally appear for his formal arraignment in...

Face transplant recipient's donor face now failing

Sep. 22, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A woman who was severely burned in a domestic violence attack in Vermont is hoping for a second face transplant after doctors recently discovered tissue damage that likely will lead to the loss of her donor face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton, 51, was burned over 80% of her body when her...

Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announces US Senate campaign

Sep. 21, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to run for the upper chamber of Congress from Massachusetts since Edward M. Kennedy in 1962. The Democrat spoke to supporters gathered in a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Yaz's grandson Mike hits HR; Giants beat Red Sox 7-6 in 15

Sep. 18, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski rounded the bases to the cheers of the Fenway Park fans after hitting a solo homer for San Francisco — like his grandfather heard numerous times during his illustrious career with the Red Sox. The 29-year-old grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski hit his homer in...