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Power problems roil Boston subway line

Jul. 17, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A power outage is causing major problems on a Boston subway line. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said in a tweet that there was "power problem" on the Blue Line at about 8 a.m. Wednesday near the Government Center station. The T said shuttle buses were replacing service...

Hernández, Gurriel lead Blue Jays to 10-4 win over Red Sox

Jul. 17, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Toronto pitcher Jacob Waguespack spent the day before his first major league start as a tourist in Fenway Park, signing his name inside the Green Monster and FaceTiming his high school coaches from the dugout. When the time came for him to take the mound, it was the Red Sox who were caught...

Campaign to reunite Central American families launched

Jul. 16, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts immigrant activists are working to reunite Central American youths with their families after the Trump administration was ordered to partly resume an Obama-era program. The National TPS Alliance and the Salvadoran Worker Center launched a campaign Monday in Boston to help...

Speaker says new stopgap state budget may be necessary

Jul. 16, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A top Democrat in the Legislature asked Republican Gov. Charlie Baker to file another stopgap budget as talks aimed at producing a permanent state spending plan for the fiscal year that began on July 1 dragged on Tuesday without resolution. House Speaker Robert DeLeo believes it would be...

'Justice wasn't served': 50 years since Chappaquiddick

Jul. 16, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The crash ended a young woman's life, and with it, a man's White House dreams. U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's Oldsmobile sedan veered off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, an extension of the resort island of Martha's Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast, and plunged into a moonlit...

DA: 8-year-old girl inadvertently shot by father, uncle

Jul. 16, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Boston say two brothers shooting at a man at a city park during July Fourth celebrations also inadvertently struck one of the suspects' 8-year-old daughter. Nathas Jacquecine and Ian King pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including armed assault with intent to murder. Both...

Anti-Semitic posters placed near Massachusetts synagogue

Jul. 16, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) — Two anti-Semitic posters that referred to the Holocaust as "fake news" have been found outside a Massachusetts synagogue. Police are investigating the posters found near the entrance to Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead on Monday morning. Rabbi David Meyer tells The Daily Item of Lynn...

Chavis' grand slam helps Red Sox beat Blue Jays 10-8

Jul. 16, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The grand slam was nice. What Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis really wanted to talk about was his batting eye against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. "Personally, weirdly, I was more excited about the two walks," he said after Boston beat the Blue Jays 10-8 in the series opener. "I mean,...

Red Sox designate INF Eduardo Núñez for assignment

Jul. 15, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Núñez for assignment, likely ending his tenure with the team he helped win the World Series last year. Núñez was batting .228 in 60 games with Boston this season, his third in the organization. Last year, he hit .265...

GOP governor: Trump's tweets "shameful and racist"

Jul. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday condemned President Donald Trump's attack on Twitter aimed at four Democratic congresswomen of color. The Massachusetts governor, a frequent Trump critic, told reporters that Trump's tweets were "shameful and racist," adding that they "send a horrid,...