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Boston public schools to start; NH high school sports resume

Sep. 20, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

A look at developments related to the coronavirus in New England on Sunday: ___ MASSACHUSETTS Boston Public Schools are starting up on Monday with full remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. Schools will later move to a hybrid model that will include some in-person learning. Boston Schools...

AG Healey: Intimidating voters illegal at polling places

Sep. 20, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Interfering or intimidating voters at polling locations is illegal, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said. The Democrat said she felt the need to issue the advisory on Thursday following statements by President Donald Trump raising the possibility of calling up law enforcement...

New York Yankees' Clint Frazier (77) celebrates his two-run home run that also drove in Luke Voit, behind, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Happ, Frazier lift Yanks over Red Sox for 10th straight win

Sep. 20, 2020 1:19 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Less than two weeks removed from a slide that threatened to derail their season, the New York Yankees are on the cusp of another postseason berth. J.A. Happ pitched eight scoreless innings, Clint Frazier hit a two-run home run and the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 Saturday night for...

Johnson has 7 saves to help NYCFC to 0-0 tie with Revolution

Sep. 19, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Sean Johnson had seven saves for his third shutout in the last four games and New York City played the New England Revolution to a 0-0 tie Saturday. Johnson had a pair of diving stops in the first 20 minutes and added two saves in the closing minutes. He has five shutouts this...

College students wear masks our of concern for the coronavirus on the Boston College campus, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

8th death linked to wedding outbreak; 'Big Papi' had COVID

Sep. 19, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at developments related to the coronavirus in New England on Saturday. MAINE An eighth death has been linked to a coronavirus outbreak stemming from a wedding and reception in the northern part of Maine. The man who died was in his 80s and from Somerset County, the Maine Center for...

The flag at the White House flies at half-staff Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump's list of possible Supreme Court nominees

Sep. 19, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death Friday, just six weeks before Election Day, is expected to unleash a pitched battle over whether President Donald Trump should nominate — and the Republican-led Senate should confirm — her successor, or whether the seat should remain...

FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Massachusetts congressional members mourn Ginsburg's passing

Sep. 19, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Some members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation and the Republican governor are mourning the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and urging the Senate to wait to vote on a replacement until the election. “Any attempt by the GOP to push through a rushed...

$21M federal grant to help improve I-495-MassPike junction

Sep. 19, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $21 million grant to help overhaul and improve the heavily traveled interchange of Interstate 495 and the Massachusetts Turnpike in Hopkinton. The grant announced recently by the state's Congressional delegation is aimed at...

1 dead, 2 injured in South End shooting

Sep. 19, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — One man was killed and two others injured in a shooting in a South End neighborhood of Boston Friday night, police said. The shooting happened shortly before 8 p.m. near the intersection of Hammond and Westminster streets. The victims, two in their early 30s and one in his early 40s, were...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, grounds into a double play in front of Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Yankees rally, beat Bosox 6-5 in 12 for 9th straight win

Sep. 19, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New York Yankees' bats arrived just in time to help extend their longest win streak of the season. Gary Sanchez hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning, DJ LeMahieu had a go-ahead double in the 12th and the Yankees rallied past the Boston Red Sox 6-5 Friday night for their...