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TSA: Passenger had handgun in backpack at Boston airport

Nov. 30, 2021 12:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Maine man was stopped at Boston's Logan International Airport last week with a 9mm handgun and a gun magazine in his backback, the Transportation Security Administration said. The man was stopped at about 5:30 a.m. Friday at a Terminal B security...

Judge strikes down Boston's eviction moratorium

Nov. 30, 2021 09:53 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts Housing Court judge overturned Boston's eviction moratorium, saying the city's public health commission had overstepped its emergency powers. Judge Irene Bagdoian wrote in her decision Monday that evictions are a matter of state law, not...

Police make arrest in stabbing death of young mother

Nov. 30, 2021 08:56 AM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A man arrested in connection with the killing of a new mother found dead in a Lowell home last week is expected to be arraigned Tuesday, authorities said. Leonard D. Robinson, 22 of Lowell, faces a murder charge in the death of Dejah Jenkins-Minus,...

Vaccine passport program could be coming soon, governor says

Nov. 29, 2021 18:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A COVID-19 vaccination passport program that would allow residents to quickly demonstrate their vaccine status could be up and running in Massachusetts and several other states soon, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday. Proof of vaccination would be available...

Bruins F Marchand suspended 3 games for slew-footing Canuck

Nov. 29, 2021 17:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The NHL on Monday suspended Bruins forward Brad Marchand for three games for slew-footing Canucks defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson during Boston's 3-2 victory a day earlier. It is the seventh suspension of Marchand's career. He will lose about $92,000 in...

Key people and background in MLB labor negotiations

Nov. 29, 2021 17:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Key people and background in Major League Baseball’s labor negotiations: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT A five-year contract between MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 1. ...

Red Sox owners reach agreement to buy Pittsburgh Penguins

Nov. 29, 2021 17:09 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle rescued the Pittsburgh Penguins out of bankruptcy more than 20 years ago, a decision that helped turn the team into one of the NHL's marquee franchises. The Penguins' spot in Pittsburgh secure for years to come and with...

DA releases name of man killed in shootout with police

Nov. 29, 2021 16:22 PM EST

SEEKONK, Mass. (AP) — An armed suspect in a Seekonk break-in who died in an exchange of gunfire with police over the weekend was shot three times, prosecutors said Monday. The man, who had what was described by authorities as an AK-47 model rifle, was identified as...

Court denies Massachusetts hospital workers' vaccine appeal

Nov. 29, 2021 16:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an emergency appeal from employees at the largest hospital system in Massachusetts who object to the COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds. Justice Stephen Breyer did not comment Monday in rejecting the request from...

Stingy defense has Pats in good shape ahead of tough stretch

Nov. 29, 2021 15:27 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It’s beginning to feel like old times in New England. The Patriots were solid in all three phases as they romped to a 36-13 win over Tennessee on Sunday. It was their sixth straight victory and kept them atop the AFC East standings with five...