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Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier follows through on his two-run double during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Kiermaier, Margot lead hit parade as Rays beat Red Sox 8-7

Aug. 11, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh inning, Manuel Margot had four hits and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 on Monday night. Kiermaier’s opposite-field line drive off reliever Jeffrey Springs (0-1) rolled all the way to the wall in...

6 new COVID-19-related deaths; Cape towns restrict beaches

Aug. 10, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus-related developments in Massachusetts: ___ VIRUS BY THE NUMBERS Massachusetts reported six newly confirmed and probable deaths linked to COVID-19 on Monday — bringing the total number of confirmed and probable deaths to 8,741 since the start of the pandemic. The...

James Mahoney, senior Bank of America executive, dies at 67

Aug. 10, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — James Mahoney, a senior Bank of America executive and former chief spokesman for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, has died from injuries sustained in a biking accident a year ago. He was 67. The longtime cyclist suffered a major head injury in July 2019 and died Saturday in his...

FILE - This file photo released April 19, 2013, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted and sentenced to death for carrying out the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombing attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. On Friday, July 31, 2020, a federal appeals court overturned the Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence. (FBI via AP, File)

Feds seek more time to mull Boston Marathon bomber ruling

Aug. 10, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Monday that they need more time to decide whether to ask an appeals court to reconsider the case of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose death sentence was thrown out over concerns over about the jury selection process. The U.S. Justice Department urged...

Catholic schools in Massachusetts face wave of closures

Aug. 10, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Catholic church officials say nearly a dozen Catholic schools have closed in Massachusetts this year and more could shutter as the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic mounts. The Boston Herald reports among the recently announced closures are schools in Chelsea, Boston, Braintree,...

Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland, right, watches his two-run, walk-off home run in front of Toronto Blue Jays' Reese McGuire during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Moreland 2 HRs, walk-off shot sends Red Sox over Toronto 5-3

Aug. 9, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The biggest bats in the Red Sox lineup have struggled to produce this season. Mitch Moreland continues to do his part to fill in the gaps. Moreland hit two home runs, including a walk-off shot over the Green Monster to send Boston past the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 Sunday. “I knew I...

Pam Kissell, a food service worker at the Bellows Falls Union High School, in Westminster, Vt., wraps meals to be handed out to students as part of the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union summer meals program on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

NH hospitals losing millions; fall sports on in Vermont

Aug. 9, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at coronavirus news from around New England: ___ VERMONT Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says high school sports will happen this fall, but things will look different. "This won’t be a normal season, but our goal is to offer a path forward for each of these sports to give some sense...

Toronto Blue Jays' Chase Anderson pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

5 Blue Jays pitchers combine on 4-hitter, beat Red Sox 2-1

Aug. 8, 2020 11:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Five Toronto pitchers combined on a four-hitter and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. scored the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning on a groundout, lifting the Blue Jays over the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Saturday night. Anthony Kay (1-0) pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings for the win. Anthony Bass picked up...

Alister Martin, an emergency room doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital, poses outside the hospital, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Boston. Martin founded the organization

Doctors, hospitals launch voter registration efforts

Aug. 8, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An emergency room doctor in Boston is assembling thousands of voter registration kits for distribution at hospitals and doctor's offices. Later this month, students at Harvard and Yale’s medical schools are planning a contest to see which of the Ivy League rivals can register the most...

Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland (18) celebrates his two-run home run with Alex Verdugo during the third inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Red Sox Hold off Blue Jays with Moreland's Bat and Bullpen

Aug. 8, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Moreland’s crack of the bat in a nearly empty Fenway Park was easily heard. Alex Verdugo’s yell after his homer-saving catch might have been even louder. Verdugo hit two solo homers over the Green Monster and made a homer-robbing grab, Mitch Moreland hit a two-run shot...