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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...

Boston manhole fires prompt power outages, street closures

Jan. 19, 2020 9:52 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Manhole fires overnight Sunday have prompted utility officials to cut off power in the area of Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston. Fire officials say they received multiple reports of fires at around 12:30 a.m. and found smoke in the basements of buildings around the historic meeting hall, as...

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) lays the ball up over Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis (27) and forward Grant Williams (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Suns overcome Smart's record 11 3s, beat Celtics 123-119

Jan. 18, 2020 10:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker sure loves playing in TD Garden. His near triple-double effort was just barely enough for the Phoenix Suns to overcome Boston guard Marcus Smart’s performance. Booker had 39 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and the Suns withstood a franchise-record 11 3-pointers by...

Houston Astors third baseman Alex Bregman is interviewed by the media during the baseball team's FanFest at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Houston. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Astros, Red Sox look ahead in wake of sign-stealing scandal

Jan. 18, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal faced their fans on Saturday for the first time since the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox ousted their managers amid the fallout from the investigation into Houston’s elaborate scheme. The Astros and Red Sox held their annual...

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) celebrates with teammate Kemba Walker in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Celtics' guard Walker and forward Brown out against Suns

Jan. 18, 2020 6:14 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics will be without guard Kemba Walker and forward Jaylen Brown for Saturday night’s home game against the Phoenix Suns. Coming off a 40-point effort in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, Boston coach Brad Stevens said Walker contacted the team Friday night...

Ex-Boston City Hall official to be sentenced for bribery

Jan. 18, 2020 5:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are highlighting a photo they say shows a former Boston City Hall official accepting a bribe as they argue for prison time in the case. A sentencing memorandum filed Friday by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin Chao says the photo shows John Lynch accepting one of several...

Global tour of King Tut treasures coming to Boston

Jan. 18, 2020 5:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Treasures from the famed Egyptian ruler King Tut are coming to Boston. The more than 150 artifacts from Tutankhamun's tomb will be on display from June 13 through January 2021 at The Saunders Castle at Park Plaza, a special events space in the city's Back Bay neighborhood. They're part of "...

In Connecticut, 'day of action' replaces Women's March

Jan. 18, 2020 1:15 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut organizers aren't staging a Women's March like in past years, but they're still hosting events in the state's major cities on Saturday. Women’s March Connecticut organizers say the press conferences in front of Bridgeport Superior Court, New Haven Superior Court...

5 people injured in 2 separate car crashes

Jan. 18, 2020 12:12 PM EST

EASTON, Mass. (AP) — Five people were injured in two separate crashes in Easton on Friday night. Police Chief Gary Sullivan and Fire Chief Kevin Partridge said Saturday that authorities responded to a two-vehicle crash at the entrance to Stonehill College around 10 p.m. Friday. The driver of one of the...

Southern New England to see 3 to 6 inches of snow

Jan. 18, 2020 9:51 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Southern New England is preparing for its first significant snowfall of 2020. Forecasters say the snows will reach Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts in the late afternoon to early evening on Saturday. Most of the region is expected to see between three to six inches of snow, with...