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Family, friends remembering Cape Cod shark attack victim

Oct. 20, 2018 10:26 AM EDT

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A remembrance is being held on the Cape Cod beach where a young man became Massachusetts' first shark attack fatality since 1936. Family and friends of 26-year-old Arthur Medici planned a celebration of life for Saturday morning on Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. Medici, of...

Democratic Sen. Warren, GOP challenger clash in debate

Oct. 19, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger, Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl, clashed on everything from tax cuts to immigration to Warren's decision to release a DNA test during their first debate Friday. The meeting was combative at times, with the candidates...

Cora: Sale to start Series opener, Price likely for Game 2

Oct. 19, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston ace Chris Sale will start Tuesday's World Series opener and David Price probably will follow in Game 2, Boston manager Alex Cora says. Cora tells WEEI radio he will meet with the team on Saturday to determine the rest of the rotation. Cora says Sale is ready to return after missing his...

Transgender rights lie in the hands of a state's electorate

Oct. 19, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nicole Talbot isn't quite old enough to vote next month, but she isn't shy about urging Massachusetts residents who are to keep a state law that protects transgender people from discrimination, including the right to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. It makes...

12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000

Oct. 19, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) chunk of the moon that fell to the Earth as a lunar meteorite has been sold at auction for more than $600,000. Boston-based RR Auction announced Friday the $612,500 winning bid for the meteorite, composed of six fragments that fit together like a puzzle, came from a...

State trooper stabbed in head, neck during pursuit

Oct. 19, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

NEW SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper sustained stab wounds to the head, neck, shoulders and arm while trying to apprehend an 18-year-old who had earlier fled a traffic stop. Authorities say the teenager was then shot in the torso by the 47-year-old trooper and both were taken to the...

Red Sox sail into World Series, set for ace Sale's return

Oct. 19, 2018 3:53 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — David Price, at last, looked like a postseason ace. Craig Kimbrel pitched a lockdown inning. And much-maligned Jackie Bradley Jr. became an MVP. Most everything went right for the Red Sox as they sailed into the World Series. Now the big question for Boston: Is everything all right with ace...

Red Sox ace Sale feeling better, set to start in Series

Oct. 19, 2018 2:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Sale is set to make his next scheduled start for the Boston Red Sox. And now, he knows that will be in the World Series. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Thursday that Sale threw on flat ground again earlier in the day and was feeling better since a stomach illness led to him spending a...

Offshore wind farms planned on East and West coasts

Oct. 18, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. government is taking steps to develop offshore wind farms off both coasts. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced this week the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold an offshore wind auction Dec. 13 for nearly 390,000 acres (157,831 hectares) of ocean off Massachusetts. Zinke...

Sale not ready to pitch for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

Oct. 18, 2018 3:44 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was still feeling weak Wednesday and won't start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. Sale threw in the outfield for 10-15 minutes before Game 4 in Houston, but manager Alex Cora said the seven-time All-Star didn't throw a bullpen as planned. David Price will...