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Driver who stopped to help motorist struck, killed

Nov. 15, 2019 12:04 PM EST

RAYNHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a man who stopped his pickup truck on a highway and got out to help another motorist has been struck and killed by a passing vehicle. A department spokesman says that at about 1 a.m. Friday an SUV heading south on Interstate 495 in Raynham apparently...

For Obama and Patrick, a long friendship and political bond

Nov. 15, 2019 7:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deval Patrick was in need of a pep talk. He was staring down reelection as Massachusetts governor in 2010, in the midst of a sluggish economic recovery that would ultimately contribute to sweeping Democratic defeats across the country. In stepped President Barack Obama, a close friend and...

Ex-tennis club chief to plead guilty in college bribery case

Nov. 15, 2019 5:41 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of a private tennis club in Texas is expected to plead guilty in the college admissions scandal. Martin Fox is scheduled to appear in Boston’s federal court Friday. The 62-year-old from Houston previously agreed to plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge...

Ledlum scores 14 to lead Harvard past Siena 59-56

Nov. 14, 2019 10:46 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Ledlum had 14 points off the bench to lift Harvard to a 59-56 win over Siena on Thursday night. Justin Bassey had six rebounds for Harvard (3-1). Danilo Djuricic added seven rebounds. Chris Lewis had 11 rebounds and three blocks. Don Carey had 17 points for the Saints (2-2). Manny...

Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick launches ‘Hail Mary’ bid for president

Nov. 14, 2019 7:46 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Deval Patrick launched what he acknowledged to be a “Hail Mary” bid on Thursday for the Democratic presidential nomination, testing whether voters sifting through an already crowded field are open to hearing from new candidates less than three months before the primary...

Pats’ N’Keal Harry waiting for an opportunity to contribute

Nov. 14, 2019 6:34 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — N’Keal Harry has not had the sort of debut season that might be expected from a first-round NFL draft choice. The wide receiver from Arizona State, picked 32nd overall by the New England Patriots in the draft, was placed on injured reserve after the final cuts because of a...

10 Democrats qualify for next week’s presidential debate

Nov. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for next Wednesday’s debate in Georgia, giving voters a smaller lineup on stage to consider even as the party’s overall field expands. The Democratic National Committee confirmed the lineup Thursday after reviewing polling...

The Latest: Deval Patrick files for New Hampshire primary

Nov. 14, 2019 11:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s 2020 presidential bid (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Deval (deh-VAL') Patrick has filed for the New Hampshire presidential primary as he officially begins a last-minute 2020 campaign. The former Massachusetts governor is hoping...

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Patrick announces Dem presidential bid

Nov. 14, 2019 11:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday he is running for president, making a late entry into the Democratic race less than three months before primary voting begins. In an announcement video, Patrick highlighted his poverty-stricken childhood on Chicago’s South...

Suspect in infamous $500M Boston art heist freed from prison

Nov. 14, 2019 8:30 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A man who was considered a suspect in the heist of about $500 million worth of artwork from a Boston museum has been released from prison. The Boston Globe reports that David Turner was freed on Wednesday after serving 21 years for his role in the 1999 planned armed robbery of an armored...