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Prosecutor: Drug maker pushed OxyContin despite danger signs

Jan. 16, 2019 8:55 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition," according to court documents filed Tuesday. The details were...

Patriots' Edelman still making most of his opportunities

Jan. 15, 2019 6:37 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — His face was still a little flushed from stepping out of the subfreezing temperatures at Gillette Stadium field just minutes following the Patriots' 41-28 divisional-round win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday . Still, Julian Edelman stood at his locker satisfied — at...

Filing: OxyContin maker forecast 'blizzard of prescriptions'

Jan. 15, 2019 6:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition," according to court documents filed Tuesday. The details were...

Grocery robots detect spills - with some far-off human help

Jan. 15, 2019 6:01 PM EST

SEEKONK, Mass. (AP) — A wheeled robot named Marty is rolling into nearly 500 grocery stores to alert employees if it encounters spilled granola, squashed tomatoes or a broken jar of mayonnaise. But there could be a human watching from behind its cartoonish googly eyes. Badger Technologies CEO Tim Rowland...

Bruce Springsteen surprises Irish pub patrons in Boston

Jan. 15, 2019 3:54 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Bruce Springsteen made an unexpected visit to a Boston pub last week. Tommy McCarthy, owner of The Bebop, says Springsteen walked into the bar with his wife and another woman to spend some time listening to a local performer playing Friday evening. McCarthy tells The Boston Globe that...

Petry swats in OT winner to lead Montreal past Boston 3-2

Jan. 14, 2019 11:41 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Somewhere along the way, Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry must have learned a little baseball, too. The son of major league pitcher Dan Petry scored the game-winner just 15 seconds into overtime on Monday night, batting the puck out of the air and past Tuukka Rask to give Montreal a 3-2...

Russell scores 34, Nets send Celtics to 3rd straight loss

Jan. 14, 2019 11:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Celtics had been beating the Brooklyn Nets for years, first in trades and then in games. With D'Angelo Russell on a roll and Kyrie Irving on the bench in street clothes, Brooklyn finally broke through. Russell scored 18 of his 34 points in the third quarter and the Nets ended a...

100 years ago in Boston: The day molasses was deadly fast

Jan. 14, 2019 8:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Slow as molasses? This treacle didn't trickle. It was a sticky, deadly tsunami that flattened an entire Boston neighborhood within seconds. On Tuesday, the city marks the 100th anniversary of its most peculiar disaster — the Great Molasses Flood. It struck without warning at midday on...

Patriots offense thriving after emphasis of rushing game

Jan. 14, 2019 3:27 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — This much is clear about the Patriots' latest run to the AFC championship game: it's come with a lot of introspection and reinvention on offense. Gone are the days in which New England can just bank on Tom Brady piling up four-touchdown games on a weekly basis or can simply toss...

Patriots primed for rematch with Chiefs in AFC title game

Jan. 14, 2019 5:32 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England tight end Rob Gronkowski said the Patriots would take the night to enjoy it. Safety Devin McCourty said it would be closer to just a few hours of celebration. However long the Patriots players planned to relax after their dominating 41-28 divisional-round win over the...