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'Peace park' removes United Nations flag after objections

Aug. 23, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

SHERBORN, Mass. (AP) — Who knew a "peace park" could be so contentious? The Pacifist Memorial in the Boston suburb of Sherborn has been forced to take down a United Nations flag after residents objected. Memorial founder Lewis Randa removed the flag and its flagpole last week because residents of the...

Bus driver denies locking woman in luggage compartment

Aug. 22, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — A bus driver accused of locking a passenger in the vehicle's luggage compartment denies the allegations. The Boston Globe reports 49-year-old Wendy Alberty, of Roselle, New Jersey, appeared in Rockville Superior Court in Connecticut on Wednesday. Alberty was charged after Connecticut...

Holt, Red Sox top Royals 5-4 in 10th to cap suspended game

Aug. 22, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt helped the Red Sox make quick work of the Kansas City Royals in a victory that was two weeks in the making. Holt hit an RBI single with one out in the 10th inning as Boston beat Kansas City 5-4 on Thursday to complete the weather-suspended game that began Aug. 7. "We wanted to end...

Harper, Dickerson help Phillies beat Boston 5-2

Aug. 21, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Fenway fans were letting Bryce Harper have it, calling the Phillies' $330 million man "overrated" and other insults that Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler couldn't bring himself to repeat. Harper then quieted them with one swing. "He's good at doing that, shutting them up," Phillies...

Feds arrest former state police union leader and lobbyist

Aug. 21, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of the Massachusetts State Police labor union and the union's former lobbyist were arrested Wednesday and charged with misusing union funds for their own personal gain. FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents arrested Dana Pullman, the former head of the State Police...

The Latest: Ex-police union leader, lobbyist appear in court

Aug. 21, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of the former president of the Massachusetts State Police labor union and the union's former lobbyist (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The former president of and the lobbyist for the Massachusetts State Police labor union have appeared in Boston federal court on charges...

Nola sharp over 7, Phillies pounce early to beat Red Sox 3-2

Aug. 20, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Phillies shortstop Jean Segura was throwing out Red Sox baserunners from both sides of the infield. Segura made a quick flip to throw out Xander Bogaerts for the first out in the ninth when he attempted go from second to third on a grounder to short. Then, while covering the second base...

Russ Conway, writer who brought down hockey union boss, dies

Aug. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Russ Conway, a hockey writer who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 for his stories about corruption in the NHL Players Association that helped bring down union head Alan Eagleson, has died. He was 70. His death was reported by the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Massachusetts, where...

Red Sox shut down Sale for rest of season

Aug. 19, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale is receiving treatment for inflammation in his elbow that will shut him down for the rest of the regular season, another blow to the defending World Series champions whose postseason hopes appear all but dashed. Orthopedist Dr. James Andrews gave Sale an...

Memorial to victims of Boston Marathon bombing completed

Aug. 19, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three stone pillars were placed Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, marking the final step in a $2 million effort to memorialize the bombing that killed three people. The understated monument of granite and bronze, which took four years to plan and develop, was supposed to be...