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Day at the beach turns to panic, tragedy; married couple die

Aug. 21, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — One moment, Matt Tomaszewski was enjoying a sunny day at the beach with his family. The next, he was running to the ocean with his paddleboard to try to save the lives of six swimmers caught in a rip current. He was among numerous good Samaritans and others who sprang into action...

Kluber, Indians top Porcello, Red Sox 5-4

Aug. 20, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston pitcher Rick Porcello had the wind knocked out of him after taking a hard liner to the stomach. Two pitches later, Cleveland's Greg Allen knocked the energy right out of Fenway Park. Allen hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning right after Porcello was struck, Corey Kluber tied...

Judge weighs suit challenging arrests of married immigrants

Aug. 20, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Boston heard arguments on Monday in a case centered on whether immigrants married to U.S. citizens but facing deportation should be allowed to remain in the country while they seek to become legal residents. The American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the class action...

Ex-Senate president's spouse admits making crank phone calls

Aug. 20, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — The estranged husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg has pleaded guilty to placing harassing phone calls to a treatment facility where he was a patient. The Middlesex district attorney's office says Bryon Hefner was sentenced Monday to one year of probation....

Man charged with biting golfer's finger off in course brawl

Aug. 20, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man charged with biting off another man's finger during a brawl at a Massachusetts golf course was part of a group complaining about another group's slow play. Derek Harkins was released on $10,000 bail after pleading not guilty Monday to charges including assault...

Beeks, Rays combine on 2-hitter, blank Red Sox 2-0

Aug. 19, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jalen Beeks made his major league debut at Fenway Park earlier this season, and it didn't go well. Neither did his next appearance on that mound. Traded away by Boston last month, Beeks returned Sunday with the Tampa Bay Rays and fared a lot better. Beeks pitched four strong innings and the...

Drawing from city's proud past, can casino spur revival?

Aug. 19, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Standing on Springfield's Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn't immediately scream Las Vegas glitz. There's no neon-lit billboard, no soaring tower of glass and steel. Instead, two modest signs bearing the MGM initials are...

Price goes 7, Martinez hits 38th HR; Red Sox beat Rays 5-2

Aug. 18, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Price believes he's finally become the pitcher the Boston Red Sox were looking for when they signed him. Price pitched seven solid innings, J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 38th homer after Boston jumped to a quick lead and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 on Saturday...

Red Sox ace Chris Sale goes on 10-day disabled list

Aug. 18, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale understands it's a perfect time for the Boston Red Sox to be cautious with his troublesome shoulder. He's just frustrated that he's back on the disabled list. Boston returned the ace lefty to the 10-day disabled list Saturday after just one healthy start. He was already on the DL...

Man bites off another man's finger in golf course brawl

Aug. 18, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A man has bitten off another man's finger during a fight at a Massachusetts golf course. WCVB-TV reports a 47-year-old man was arrested at the Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth Friday after he apparently got into a fight with another golfer and bit off a part of his thumb. The...