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Cybersecurity 'Paul Revere' touts adversarial model

Oct. 21, 2018 12:37 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Chris Wysopal and his Boston hacker collective pals from the L0pht sounded the alarm on the sad state of software vulnerability in a now-legendary 1998 appearance before Congress. Then-Sen. Joe Lieberman hailed the group as "modern-day Paul Reveres." Wysopal remains active in...

Warren, GOP challenger Diehl to face off in second debate

Oct. 21, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The second debate between two candidates running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts — Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Warren and Republican challenger state Rep. Geoff Diehl — is set to take place in the western part of the state. The two will go head to head in a one-hour debate...

Cora: MVP favorite Betts could play 2B in World Series

Oct. 20, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — With a championship at stake, AL MVP favorite Mookie Betts is ready to do anything manager Alex Cora asks. Even if that means dusting off his infielder's mitt. Cora said Saturday he might use the Gold Glove right fielder at second base during the World Series, a move that would make space in...

Family, friends remembering Cape Cod shark attack victim

Oct. 20, 2018 10:26 AM EDT

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A remembrance is being held on the Cape Cod beach where a young man became Massachusetts' first shark attack fatality since 1936. Family and friends of 26-year-old Arthur Medici planned a celebration of life for Saturday morning on Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. Medici, of...

Cora: Sale to start Series opener, Price likely for Game 2

Oct. 19, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston ace Chris Sale will start Tuesday's World Series opener and David Price probably will follow in Game 2, Boston manager Alex Cora says. Cora tells WEEI radio he will meet with the team on Saturday to determine the rest of the rotation. Cora says Sale is ready to return after missing his...

Transgender rights lie in the hands of a state's electorate

Oct. 19, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nicole Talbot isn't quite old enough to vote next month, but she isn't shy about urging Massachusetts residents who are to keep a state law that protects transgender people from discrimination, including the right to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. It makes...

12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000

Oct. 19, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) chunk of the moon that fell to the Earth as a lunar meteorite has been sold at auction for more than $600,000. Boston-based RR Auction announced Friday the $612,500 winning bid for the meteorite, composed of six fragments that fit together like a puzzle, came from a...

Red Sox sail into World Series, set for ace Sale's return

Oct. 19, 2018 3:53 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — David Price, at last, looked like a postseason ace. Craig Kimbrel pitched a lockdown inning. And much-maligned Jackie Bradley Jr. became an MVP. Most everything went right for the Red Sox as they sailed into the World Series. Now the big question for Boston: Is everything all right with ace...

Red Sox ace Sale feeling better, set to start in Series

Oct. 19, 2018 2:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Sale is set to make his next scheduled start for the Boston Red Sox. And now, he knows that will be in the World Series. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Thursday that Sale threw on flat ground again earlier in the day and was feeling better since a stomach illness led to him spending a...

Sale not ready to pitch for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

Oct. 18, 2018 3:44 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was still feeling weak Wednesday and won't start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. Sale threw in the outfield for 10-15 minutes before Game 4 in Houston, but manager Alex Cora said the seven-time All-Star didn't throw a bullpen as planned. David Price will...