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ExxonMobil loses bid to nix climate change lawsuit

May. 24, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ highest court on Tuesday rejected a bid by ExxonMobil to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the state that accuses the oil giant of misleading the public about the role its fossil fuels play in causing climate change. The lawsuit filed in 2019 by...

19 indicted in international drug money laundering scheme

May. 24, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nineteen people have been indicted in a complex money laundering scheme to move millions of dollars in drug proceeds from Colombian cartels through U.S. banks, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The charges brought in Massachusetts federal court are the result of a...

Boston takes additional steps to help the homeless

May. 24, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

Boston is taking additional steps to help people experiencing homelessness, substance abuse disorder and mental health issues to deter a recurrence of the humanitarian crisis at the city intesection that was once home to a sprawling homeless encampment, Mayor Michelle Wu said on Tuesday. ...

Celtics, Heat in tight series, though games are anything but

May. 24, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Huge leads. Lengthy scoring droughts. Blowouts. The Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are as close as can be, heading back to Miami all tied up at two wins apiece. But the individual games have been anything but. Boston...

Celtics torch Heat early, even series with 102-82 blowout

May. 24, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Miami Heat left Jayson Tatum lying on the court with a pain in his neck in the closing minutes of Game 3. The Celtics All-Star did his part to make sure the Heat were hurting after Game 4. Tatum scored 31 points and Boston took its turn pounding...

Heat's Herro, Celtics' Smart out for Game 4 of East finals

May. 23, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics point guard and Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart was ruled out for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against Miami, joining Heat guard Tyler Herro on the sidelines for Monday night's game. The Celtics said about an hour before the scheduled...

2nd-year QB Mac Jones leaving something behind this year

May. 23, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne probably needed to do a double take when he saw quarterback Mac Jones. Bourne noted that Jones is lacking something he brought with him when he arrived in New England as a first-round draft pick out of Alabama last...

Life imitates art: 'Jaws' extra named police chief

May. 23, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — A man who as a child had a brief but key role in “Jaws” has been named police chief on the Massachusetts island on which the 1975 movie was partially filmed. Jonathan Searle was offered the job of police chief in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard last...

DA: Officers in fatal shootings justified in use of force

May. 23, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two police officers who killed suspects in two unrelated shootings in 2019 acted within the law and will not face criminal prosecution, Boston's top prosecutor said Monday. The officers’ actions in both cases “were lawful and reasonable exercises of self-defense...

David Ortiz says life has changed since Hall of Fame vote

May. 23, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Newly elected Hall of Famer David Ortiz knows he’s got to enjoy life every day after his shooting in the Dominican Republic nearly three years ago. “Without a doubt,” he told The Associated Press Monday morning at his charity golf tournament. ...