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US urges court to reimpose Boston bomber's death sentence

Jun. 15, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev despite the president’s vocal opposition to capital punishment. Justice Department lawyers wrote in court...

AP: Pistol stolen from Army armory tied to Boston robbery

Jun. 15, 2021 02:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services has tied a stolen Army pistol to a Boston armed robbery. Police recovered a Sig Sauer M11 semi-automatic after the street mugging in January 2016. It’s the same kind of...

With Massachusetts armory theft, military guns went public

Jun. 15, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

The young barber was walking to the car after the first Saturday night party of the new year when a robber put a pistol to his head and demanded everything. Wallet, gold watch and jewelry in hand, the robber was hanging out on a dark Boston avenue when a police patrol car...

Vlad Jr homers to tie it, Red Sox top Blue Jays in 9th, 2-1

Jun. 14, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays hit 15 homers in a four-game series at Fenway Park, with 11 of them sailing over the Green Monster. The Boston Red Sox only needed to bang two off it to earn a split. Rafael Devers hit a line drive off the...

Harvard professor to announce run for Massachusetts governor

Jun. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University professor Danielle Allen, who has never held elected office, is scheduled to announce a run for the Democratic nomination for governor of Massachusetts. Allen is the first Black woman to run for governor as a member of a major party in...

Use of ride hailing plummeted in Massachusetts in 2020

Jun. 14, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The use of ride hailing services plummeted in Massachusetts in 2020 as the pandemic shuttered businesses and forced many to work from home. Ride hailing companies last year provided about 35 million rides that started in Massachusetts — a 62% drop...

Boston to review city's payment in lieu of taxes system

Jun. 14, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is planning a review of the system under which tax-exempt organizations including universities, hospitals and nonprofit cultural institutions make voluntary payments to the city, officials announced Monday. The city will put together a task force...

New England Aquarium accepts ticket saved for over 37 years

Jun. 14, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Aquarium in Boston accepted an entrance ticket on Thursday first purchased in 1983 that allows the holder to return “at anytime in the future.” Rachel Carle, 26, picked up the ticket from her great aunt, Catherine Cappiello, who came to...

Suit: Boston officers used excessive force at Floyd protest

Jun. 14, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Four people filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on Monday accusing Boston police officers of physically attacking them during a protest last year over the death of George Floyd. The lawsuit alleges police used “excessive and unnecessary force” on...

Hernández hits 2 of Jays' 8 HRs in 18-4 rout of Red Sox

Jun. 13, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Teoscar Hernández belted a pair of three-run homers over the Green Monster — two of Toronto’s eight longballs — and Marcus Semien extended his road hitting streak to 26 games as the Blue Jays pounded the Boston Red Sox 18-4 on Sunday. Vladimir...