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Pastrnak scores 10th, Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-2

Oct. 22, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — After losing a goal to an offside call midway through the first period, David Pastrnak got it right back with a pass to himself between his own legs. This one counted for Pastrnak, who scored his league-leading 10th of the season and added an assist for the Bruins in a 4-2 win over the...

Queen Latifah receives Harvard black culture award

Oct. 22, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Music artist and actress Queen Latifah was among the honorees recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Tuesday, according to the Cambridge,...

Lori Loughlin, other parents charged again in college scheme

Oct. 22, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband and nine other parents faced new federal charges Tuesday in a scandal involving dozens of wealthy parents accused of bribing their children's way into elite universities or cheating on college entrance exams. A grand jury in...

US Army veteran expands his effort to help a town in Ghana

Oct. 22, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — In the Veteran Affairs office in Springfield City Hall you can find Emmanuel Owusu, a former soldier of the 18th Engineering Brigade of the U.S. Army, who after a trip to back to his hometown in Ghana, realized that he needed to help after seeing the conditions there. Owusu was...

Worcester County Jail inmates change tune in music program

Oct. 22, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

WEST BOYLSTON, Mass. (AP) — Citing Johnny Cash and Chris Cornell as two of his musical heroes, John Wayne Cormier Jr. of Worcester has the look, the sound, the sideburns and the backstory of a rocker. And, we're not talking about one of the manipulative sob stories that are all the rage on shows like...

2 purported gang members plead to drugs-for-guns deal

Oct. 22, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Two men who said they were members of the Latin Kings street gang could face 15 years in federal prison for bringing cocaine to Vermont in exchange for firearms intended for use in a "war" in Boston, if a judge accepts a plea agreement. If the judge rejects the agreement reached...

Vocational school raises funds for an inclusive playground

Oct. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Erick Hernandez, a 17-year-old Lynn Vocational Technical Institute senior, is well-aware of the benefits that an inclusive school environment can bring. His teenage years have included a battle with anxiety, which he first noticed in sixth grade and at times can make it difficult for him...

Massachusetts teen arrested and charged in fatal hit-and-run

Oct. 22, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy they say was driving a stolen car when he struck and killed a pedestrian in Massachusetts. The Eagle-Tribune reports the Lawrence teen was arrested Monday and charged in the death of 57-year-old Timothy Lafferty, of Methuen, on Oct. 14. Police...

Bruins place F David Krejci on injured reserve

Oct. 22, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have placed forward David Krejci on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. Kreici has missed the past two games since he was hurt in the first period of a 4-2 win over Anaheim on Oct. 14. He has one assist this season. Bjork leads Providence of the AHL with three goals...

Woman found stabbed to death in Framingham apartment

Oct. 22, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the stabbing death of a woman in Massachusetts. The Middlesex district attorney's office says police went to a Framingham apartment at about 5:30 p.m. Monday at the request of someone known to the victim who said they could not reach the woman or...