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Boston Red Sox's Michael Chavis misses an RBI double by Baltimore Orioles' Rio Ruiz during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Pivetta sharp in Red Sox debut; Boston beats Orioles 8-3

Sep. 22, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nick Pivetta struck out eight in five innings of one-run ball in his Boston debut, Christian Vázquez hit a three-run homer and the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 on Tuesday night. The teams combined for five errors, there was a misplayed fly ball and a runner picked off third to...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Honolulu to allow some activities to resume

Sep. 22, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU -- Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread of the coronavirus to resume under new guidelines. The mayor said Tuesday the city will allow social gatherings of up to five people, including at beaches and hiking trails. ...

Feds: Fraudster blew $30K in Vegas with virus loan money

Sep. 22, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A convicted bank robber from Rhode Island fraudulently obtained $600,000 in forgivable federal business loans and spent $30,000 in Las Vegas before being caught, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Michael Moller, 41, of Middletown, was held without bail pending trial at an appearance...

File-New England Patriots running back James White (28) runs with the ball as Miami Dolphins linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill (51) tackles him in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. White says he is is having trouble processing the sudden death of his father, but is finding comfort in celebrating his son's first birthday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

NFL rallies around Patriots' White after father's death

Sep. 22, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots running back James White says he is having trouble processing the sudden death of his father, but is finding comfort in celebrating his son's first birthday. In an Instagram message Tuesday, White posted side by side photos of himself as a child sitting on the lap of his...

The scene of a shooting at 105 Edwin Road Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in South Windsor, Conn.  A shooter opened fire and wounded two people at the Connecticut business on Tuesday before being caught trying to flee in Massachusetts. police said. The shooting happened in an industrial section of South Windsor at Independent Truck & Tractor Repair. No details of a motive have been released.  (Kassi Jackson/Hartford Courant via AP)

2 wounded in workplace shooting, suspect in custody

Sep. 22, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A shooter opened fire and wounded two people outside a Connecticut business Tuesday and was taken into custody at gunpoint on a highway in Massachusetts, police said. Both victims were treated at a hospital and discharged. Authorities identified the alleged gunman late Tuesday...

In-person learning draws ire of teachers; 11 COVID-19 deaths

Sep. 22, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A major Massachusetts teachers union is accusing the state's top education official of pressuring more than a dozen school districts for asking them to come up with plans for in-person learning. “In light of the stark discrepancy between local public health data and your reopening...

The Mayflower II, a replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 400 year ago, is docked in Plymouth, Mass., days after returning home following extensive renovations, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. A disease outbreak that wiped out large numbers of the Native inhabitants of what is now New England gave the Pilgrims a beachhead in the

Some see irony in virus' impact on Mayflower commemoration

Sep. 22, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for the Pilgrims. Dozens of events — from art exhibits and festivals to lectures and a maritime regatta featuring the Mayflower II, a full-scale replica refitted over the past three years at a cost of more than $11 million — were planned to mark the 400th...

The Mayflower II, a replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 400 year ago, is docked in Plymouth, Mass., days after returning home following extensive renovations, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. A disease outbreak that wiped out large numbers of the Native inhabitants of what is now New England gave the Pilgrims a beachhead in the

Some see irony in virus' impact on Mayflower commemoration

Sep. 22, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for the Pilgrims. Dozens of events were planned to mark the 400th anniversary of the religious separatists’ arrival at what we now know as Plymouth, Massachusetts. But many of those activities have been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Woman sues Worcester over police treatment of autistic son

Sep. 22, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Worcester woman has filed a lawsuit against the city alleging that two city police officers used excessive force and violated federal law when they pinned her 10-year-old autistic son to the ground with their knees on his neck and legs and broke a bone in his arm. According to the...

Judge invalidates firing of Holyoke Soldiers' Home boss

Sep. 22, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's administration wrongfully fired the head of a home for aging veterans where nearly 80 people sickened with the coronavirus have died, a judge has ruled. The Hampden Superior Court judge's ruling on Monday invalidates the firing of former Holyoke...