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Janet Uhlar sits for a photo at her dining room table with an arrangement of letters and pictures she received through her correspondence with imprisoned Boston organized crime boss James

After learning of Whitey Bulger LSD tests, juror has regrets

Feb. 18, 2020 1:33 PM EST

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — One of the jurors who convicted notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger says she regrets her decision after learning that he was an unwitting participant in a covert CIA experiment with LSD. Bulger terrorized Boston from the 1970s into the 1990s with a campaign of...

Janet Uhlar sits at her dining room table with letters and photos she received through her correspondence with imprisoned Boston organized crime boss James

Whitey Bulger juror says she regrets murder conviction

Feb. 18, 2020 7:25 AM EST

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger terrorized Boston from the 1970s into the 1990s with a campaign of murder, extortion, and drug trafficking, then spent 16 years on the lam after he was tipped to his pending arrest. In 2013, Janet Uhlar was one of 12 jurors...

Boston Bruins' Jeremy Lauzon (79) checks Detroit Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula (51) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Pastrnak scores 42nd goal; Bruins roll past Detroit, 4-1

Feb. 15, 2020 4:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — As well as the Bruins have played this season, one team that had consistently given them problems was the Red Wings. It took three meetings, but Boston finally figured out how to solve its issues against the NHL’s cellar dwellers. David Pastrnak scored his 42nd goal of the season...

Samira Imin is photographed during an interview in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. It was nearly three years ago that Imin, a young Uighur Muslim woman working in Boston, last heard from her father, Iminjan Seydin, back home in China. In September she discovered that he had been kept in a government detention center, like over a million members of the beleaguered ethnic minority in China, before being sentenced to 15 years in prison in a closed trial. (Aysha Khan/RNS via AP)

Boston Uighur woman champions her father’s release in China

Feb. 14, 2020 2:23 PM EST

BOSTON (RNS) — Samira Imin can’t stop thinking about the times her father took her horseback riding. She remembers how her father, a prominent Uighur publisher and historian named Iminjan Seydin, would always spoil her and shelter her from her mother’s scoldings. She thinks of the time she...

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates after his basket in the second overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Tatum scores 39, Celtics hold off Clippers 141-133 in 2OT

Feb. 14, 2020 10:29 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum didn't want to smile. But sometimes the moment calls for it. The Celtics were trailing 124-123 in the final minute of overtime in their back-and-forth slugfest with the Clippers and Tatum found himself defended by Landry Shamet and Montrezl Harrell. Tatum hesitated, sidestepped...

MIT: Hackers could alter ballots in widely used voting app

Feb. 13, 2020 4:39 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An internet voting app that has been used in pilots in West Virginia, Denver, Oregon and Utah has vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to change a person's vote without detection, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The analysis of the Voatz...

Explosions rock chemical plant; evacuation but no injuries

Feb. 13, 2020 3:53 PM EST

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — Several explosions rocked a plant in Massachusetts that manufactures chemicals used in medicines Thursday morning, blowing a hole in the roof and leading to an evacuation but no injuries, authorities said. Authorities said there is no public health threat resulting from the blasts...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin departs federal court in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. A new prosecution filing in the college admissions cheating case targets defense claims by Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli. The Los Angeles Times reports the filing Tuesday, Jan.14, 2020, includes hundreds of pages of emails, transcripts of recorded calls and financial and academic records. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Loughlin, Giannulli: No college bribery trial until 2021

Feb. 13, 2020 11:17 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and other prominent parents charged in the sweeping college admissions bribery case say they won't be ready to go to trial until next year. Federal prosecutors in Boston have said the...

Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) scores on Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. At left is Montreal Canadiens left wing Jonathan Drouin (92). (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Pastrnak gets hat trick, Bruins beat Canadiens 4-1

Feb. 12, 2020 11:20 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak has been one of the Bruins' most reliable scorers this season. His latest big night came at the expense of one of Boston's longtime rivals. Pastrnak had his fourth hat trick of the season and the Bruins rolled to their third straight win over the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1 on...

New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) misses a scoring chance during the second period of an NHL hockey game against Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Jim McIsaac)

Sellers have plenty of inventory ahead of NHL trade deadline

Feb. 12, 2020 2:35 AM EST

Chris Kreider watched teammates Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes handle all the speculation before getting traded a year ago and saw others do the same in previous seasons. With the New York Rangers still in the process of transitioning to contender status, it is Kreider’s turn, and he’s dealing with...