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Red Sox win 8th straight on Fourth of July, beat Rays 4-0

Jul. 04, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Story hit a solo homer, Kutter Crawford pitched 5 1/3 innings of two-hit relief and the Boston Red Sox won their eighth straight Fourth of July game, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Monday. Franchy Cordero added an RBI single for the Red Sox, who won their...

Boston's Xander Bogaerts out for Monday's game vs Rays

Jul. 04, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts will not be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Tampa Bay after leaving a day earlier with a cut on his left thigh that required seven stitches. Manager Alex Cora said the three-time All-Star was “pretty sore.” ...

High court ruling impacts Massachusetts gun licensing rules

Jul. 04, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts police chiefs should no longer deny or impose restrictions on licenses to carry a gun just because the applicant doesn't have a “good reason" to carry, the state's attorney general said in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Attorney General...

Revs unbeaten streak at 10 with 2-2 draw vs Cincinnati

Jul. 03, 2022 23:38 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England's unbeaten streak reached 10 after a 2-2 draw Sunday against Cincinnati, which got a tying goal by Brenner in the 73rd minute and set a team record for points in a Major League Soccer season. Brenner became Cincinnati's first player to score in...

10 rescued sea turtles released off of Cape Cod

Jul. 03, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Ten sea turtles rescued from cold waters last year have been returned to the deep. The New England Aquarium says the marine reptiles were released on Cape Cod last week. The 10 turtles were found on New England beaches in November and December after almost...

Long-missing Alexander Hamilton letter put on public display

Jul. 03, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A letter written by Alexander Hamilton in 1780 and believed stolen decades ago from the Massachusetts state archives is going back on display — though not exactly in the room where it happened. The founding father's letter will be the featured piece at the...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman

Jul. 02, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday suspended its search for a fisherman believed to have fallen overboard from a trawler off the Massachusetts coast. The man was reported missing early Friday morning by his crewmates on the Susan Rose, a 77-foot-long fishing...

Dozens rescued after zoo's amusement ride abruptly stops

Jul. 02, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

MENDON, Mass. (AP) — Dozens of people were safely rescued from a amusement ride at a Massachusetts zoo after an oil leak left them stranded high in the air. Similar to a ski lift, the Skyfari Ride at Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon allows guests to see the zoo’ from as high as 30...

Ex-state senator charged with stealing gun from constituent

Jul. 01, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts state senator and Republican candidate for Congress has been charged after allegedly stealing a gun from an elderly constituent and misleading investigators about what happened, Attorney General Maura Healey said Friday. Investigators said Dean...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...