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'Justice wasn't served': 50 years since Chappaquiddick

Jul. 16, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The crash ended a young woman's life, and with it, a man's White House dreams. U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's Oldsmobile sedan veered off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, an extension of the resort island of Martha's Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast, and plunged into a moonlit...

AP Was There: Sen. Kennedy's fateful crash on Chappaquiddick

Jul. 16, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1969 car crash on Chappaquiddick Island killed a woman — and ended any aspirations he had of challenging President Richard Nixon in 1972. Kennedy was driving after a party on Martha's Vineyard, off Massachusetts, when his Oldsmobile sedan veered off a narrow bridge and plunged into...

Trump tweets send stinging message to countless Americans

Jul. 16, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When President Donald Trump tweeted that four congresswomen should "go back" where they came from, Erika Almiron was reminded of the first time she heard the same comments. She was a new fourth-grader at a predominantly white Italian-Catholic school. Since then, the daughter of...

Chavis' grand slam helps Red Sox beat Blue Jays 10-8

Jul. 16, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The grand slam was nice. What Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis really wanted to talk about was his batting eye against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. "Personally, weirdly, I was more excited about the two walks," he said after Boston beat the Blue Jays 10-8 in the series opener. "I mean,...

The Latest: Democrats plan vote on resolution against Trump

Jul. 15, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four lawmakers of color (all times local): 8:35 p.m. House Democrats plan for a vote this week on a resolution that "strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments" that four congresswomen of color should return to...

Red Sox designate INF Eduardo Núñez for assignment

Jul. 15, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Núñez for assignment, likely ending his tenure with the team he helped win the World Series last year. Núñez was batting .228 in 60 games with Boston this season, his third in the organization. Last year, he hit .265...

A look at the 'squad' that Trump targeted in racist tweets

Jul. 15, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They're all women of color. Every one of them is an American citizen. And of the four members of the self-styled "squad" duly elected to the House of Representatives, only one was born outside the U.S. In racist tweets over the weekend, President Donald Trump almost certainly was...

Dodgers beat Red Sox in 12 innings on Muncy's RBI walk

Jul. 15, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The World Series weekend rematch added a flashback to last fall's epic Game 3. Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded walk and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single during a three-run 12th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 early Monday morning in another late-night showdown of...

Red Sox place Wright on IL, add Cashner to active roster

Jul. 14, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox have placed knuckleballer Steven Wright on the 10-day injured list with a bruised right foot a day after he was hit with a line drive by Dodgers infielder Max Muncy. The move was made before Sunday night's series finale against Los Angeles at Fenway Park. With Wright being placed...

Dodgers club 4 HR, beat Sale, Red Sox 11-2

Jul. 14, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers had lost seven straight at Fenway Park, including Games 1 and 2 of the World Series last October. That's nothing, at least to Chris Sale. The Red Sox left-hander has not won a regular-season game in Boston in more than a year, a slump that continued on Saturday night...