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Member of eBay security team sentenced in harassment scheme involving bloody Halloween pig mask

Jul. 19, 2024 13:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former senior manager of special operations for eBay Inc.’s. global security team was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Boston for his role in a cyberstalking campaign that included sending a preserved fetal pig, a bloody pig Halloween mask and a book on surviving the...

Berkshire Hills: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 18, 2024 07:50 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — BOSTON (AP) — Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. (BHLB) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $24 million. The Boston-based company said it had net income of 57 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains and restructuring gains, were 55 cents per...

Archeologists find musket balls fired during 1 of the first battles in the Revolutionary War

Jul. 17, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — Nearly 250 years ago, hundreds of militiamen lined a hillside in Massachusetts and started firing a barrage of musket balls toward retreating British troops, marking the first major battle in the Revolutionary War. The latest evidence of that firefight is five...

Last summer Boston was afflicted by rain. This year, there's a heat emergency

Jul. 16, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Last summer, Boston was afflicted by rain. This year, the city is baking, with Mayor Michelle Wu this week declaring a heat emergency. Neither scenario has been ideal for kayakers and paddleboarders on the Charles River, although more tend to opt for too much heat...

Boston lawyer once named 'most eligible bachelor' is sentenced to 5-10 years for raping 21-year-old

Jul. 15, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston lawyer and prosecutor who was once named one of People magazine’s most eligible bachelors was sentenced Monday to between five and 10 years in state prison for rape. Gary Zerola, 52, was found guilty last month after a jury deliberated for five...

6 firefighters have died battling a bushfire in South Africa after storms batter other areas

Jul. 15, 2024 14:08 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Six firefighters have died battling a bushfire in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa and another two are in a critical condition, emergency services said Monday. Authorities said they suspect that Sunday's fire may have been started by...

Floor fights, boos and a too-long kiss. How the dramatic and the bizarre define convention history

Jul. 15, 2024 08:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 1948, the Republican and Democratic parties did something unthinkable in today's climate of ferocious political animosity: They not only held their national conventions in the same city but also shared some of the props. Both gathered in Philadelphia, largely...

Things to know about the Karen Read murder case, which could go to a retrial

Jul. 12, 2024 15:27 PM EDT

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in Massachusetts say they plan to retry Karen Read for the death of her Boston police officer boyfriend. She’s accused of striking him with her SUV and leaving him to die in a snowstorm. The judge declared a mistrial after jurors said they couldn't agree. ...

Prosecutors in Karen Read case argue against dismissing any charges

Jul. 12, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in the Karen Read murder case filed a motion Friday, arguing against dropping any charges after her mistrial. Read was accused of ramming into her Boston police officer boyfriend with her SUV and leaving him for dead in a snowstorm in January 2022. Her...

Lawsuit filed in case of Massachusetts teenager who died after taking part in spicy chip challenge

Jul. 11, 2024 11:46 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Lawsuit filed in case of Massachusetts teenager who died after taking part in spicy chip challenge.