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1 teen killed, 2 hurt in triple stabbing in Boston

Jan. 26, 2020 4:34 PM EST

One teenager was killed and two others were hurt in a triple stabbing in Boston that started as an altercation between two groups of youths, police said. Yonan Guerrero, 16, was taken to the hospital in critical condition after the altercation in the city's Dorchester neighborhood just before 5 p.m. Saturday,...

Report: Massachusetts got $160M to house ICE detainees

Jan. 26, 2020 12:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has received more than $160 million from federal immigration authorities since 2012, most of which went to four county jails in exchange for housing and transporting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees, according to a report in The Boston Sunday Globe that cited...

FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, the DraftKings logo is displayed at the sports betting company headquarters in Boston. Sports gambling giant DraftKings won't give a former

Ex-'Bachelor' contestant stripped of $1M fantasy sports win

Jan. 25, 2020 6:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Sports gambling giant DraftKings won't give a former "Bachelor” contestant the $1 million prize for winning an online fantasy football contest after she and her husband were accused of cheating. Jade Roper-Tolbert, who appeared in “The Bachelor” and "Bachelor in Paradise"...

Armed standoff in Boston suburb ends peacefully

Jan. 25, 2020 3:49 PM EST

HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A man barricaded inside a Massachusetts apartment on Saturday morning opened fire on responding officers before surrendering peacefully several hours later, police said. A police SWAT team responded to what they described as a domestic incident at the apartment complex in Hingham at...

Ex-Boston City Hall official sentenced in bribery scheme

Jan. 24, 2020 6:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston City Hall official who admitted accepting a bribe was sentenced in federal court Friday to just over three years in prison and one year of supervised release. John Lynch, who pleaded guilty in September to one count of bribery and one count of filing a false federal tax...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 24, 2020 3:25 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT New Haven Register Connecticut needs a viable Republican Party Jan. 23 The unsettling saga of Robert Hyde, a Connecticut resident who may or may not have been involved in a plot against a U.S. ambassador, has raised questions about the president and his...

Woman pleads guilty to embezzling $180K from animal hospital

Jan. 24, 2020 3:06 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $180,000 from a local animal hospital, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Sasha Saulnier, 32, of Lowell, pleaded guilty to six counts of wire fraud in Boston federal court on Thursday. Prosecutors said she'd been a...

Ex-firefighter sentenced for sexually assaulting colleague

Jan. 24, 2020 12:23 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston firefighter was sentenced Friday to two years of supervised probation for sexually assaulting a female colleague at a firehouse. A Boston judge also ordered David Sanchez to undergo counseling and, if deemed necessary by state officials, to register as a sex offender. Sanchez...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a campaign event,  in Des Moines, Iowa. Warren is creating a team of religious leaders from a variety of backgrounds to serve as an interfaith council for her presidential campaign. Her new slate of 16 interfaith advisers includes a Baptist pastor from Boston as well as a rabbi for a Reform Jewish congregation in North Carolina and a sensei in the Zen Buddhist tradition. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Warren rolls out council of interfaith advisers

Jan. 24, 2020 11:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Warren on Friday tapped religious leaders from a variety of backgrounds to serve as an interfaith council for her presidential campaign, making her one of several Democratic contenders to invest in outreach to voters of faith. Warren's new slate of 16 interfaith advisers includes...

From left, Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner, CEO Sam Kennedy and Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom participate in a baseball news conference at Fenway Park, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Boston. The Red Sox have parted ways with manager Alex Cora, with the move coming one day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred named him as a ringleader with Houston in the sport's sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Bloom: Red Sox won't rush to have manager by spring training

Jan. 23, 2020 8:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are still hoping to have a manager in place by spring training, but chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said Thursday it's possible they won't hire someone before pitchers and catchers report Feb. 12. “It would certainly be ideal” to have replaced Alex Cora by...