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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James puts on a warm-up shirt as he goes to the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

James heads to Springfield to see son before playing Celtics

Jan. 21, 2020 12:06 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Lakers star LeBron James took in his son's high school game in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Monday afternoon before returning to Boston to face the Celtics. “It's truly a blessing, and I didn't mind going down to Springfield to check the game out,” James said after the...

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) drives to the basket past Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley (11) and forward LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Kemba beats LeBron for 1st time, Celtics top LA 139-107

Jan. 20, 2020 11:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker finally beat LeBron James, and he did it by helping the Boston Celtics send the Los Angeles Lakers to their biggest loss of the season. Walker ended a career-long losing streak against James, scoring 20 points to beat him for the first time in 29 tries and lead the Celtics past...

FILE - In a Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker speaks to the media after a private meeting with Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, in Providence, R.I. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has apologized for using the word “rant” to describe U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley's remarks Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, during an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Baker apologizes for calling Pressley's MLK speech a 'rant'

Jan. 20, 2020 5:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker apologized Monday after he used the word “rant” to describe remarks from U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley at an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Pressley, a Boston Democrat, had delivered a speech about inequality and the unfinished fight for civil...

Firefighters rescue man, dog from icy pond

Jan. 20, 2020 3:09 PM EST

STERLING, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters in Massachusetts rescued a man and a dog from an icy pond Sunday. Authorities said the incident began when the dog fell into the frigid waters of East Waushacum Pond, in Sterling north of Worcester. The man got in a canoe to try to rescue the animal but fell in himself...

Massachusetts skier killed at Colorado's Winter Park Resort

Jan. 20, 2020 1:32 PM EST

WINTER PARK, Colo. (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified a skier from Massachusetts who died after he was found in some trees next to a ski run at a Colorado resort. Fraser Winter Park Police said Monday that 25-year-old Francis Raymond Ermilio of Shrewsbury may have lost control while skiing down an...

Gas in Massachusetts down a penny per gallon

Jan. 20, 2020 12:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gas prices in Massachusetts are down slightly, according to the latest price survey from AAA Northeast. The organization reported Monday that prices for a gallon of self-serve, regular are averaging $2.53. That's one cent less than the national average of $2.54, but 12 cents higher than the...

Gov. Baker to deliver annual state of the state address

Jan. 20, 2020 9:41 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is preparing to deliver his annual state of the state address at a time of growing challenges for Massachusetts. Baker is expected to touch on some of those themes during his televised address Tuesday. The red hot economic boom of recent years in the eastern portion of the...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., visits with attendees after speaking at a campaign event, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NY Times endorses Klobuchar, Warren in Democratic contest

Jan. 19, 2020 11:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Times has endorsed not one but two candidates for the Democratic nomination for president, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar from the party's moderate wing and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren from the progressive wing. The paper said Sunday it had chosen the two most effective...

Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr (30) dunks in the first half of an ACC college basketball game against Boston College on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Allison Lee Isley/Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Childress, Wake Forest beat Boston College 80-62

Jan. 19, 2020 9:46 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — With one of his forwards out of the lineup Sunday, Wake Forest coach Danny Manning doubled down on his big men, and it paid off in the Demon Deacons’ 80-62 victory over Boston College. Brandon Childress scored 20 points and big men Olivier Sarr and Ody Oguama combined for...

Man arrested and charged in casino robbery

Jan. 19, 2020 7:01 PM EST

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who police say robbed a man at knifepoint at a Rhode Island casino has been arrested. Police in Lincoln, Rhode Island, say 30-year-old Anthony McClain, of Framingham, Massachusetts has been charged with first-degree robbery. They say McClain stole a 69-year-old...