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Ex-Gov. Weld likely not the last primary challenge to Trump

Feb. 15, 2019 3:46 PM EST

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, little-known on the national stage but well-respected among veterans in the GOP establishment, announced an exploratory committee for president on Friday, becoming the first Republican to move toward a serious primary challenge against President...

Opioid maker used rap video to push powerful painkiller

Feb. 15, 2019 3:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a person dressed as a bottle of the highly addictive fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales reps to push the drug. The video was shown to jurors this week in the closely watched trial in Boston of...

GE to downsize Boston headquarters, reimburse state $87M

Feb. 14, 2019 4:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — General Electric announced Thursday it will downsize its world headquarters in Boston and will return $87 million that Massachusetts spent as part of an incentives package to lure the company from Connecticut three years ago. The industrial conglomerate has been restructuring its operations...

Celtics rally in 2nd half to end Pistons' win streak 118-110

Feb. 13, 2019 11:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics haven't played as well as they've expected at times this season. They're hoping the games they've put together over the last six weeks are a sign of better things to come after the All-Star break. Jayson Tatum scored 19 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 18 to help the...

No. 6 Notre Dame coasts to 97-47 win over Boston College

Feb. 13, 2019 9:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Notre Dame guard Arike Ogunbowale was speaking to reporters outside the locker room when assistant coach Beth Cunningham came out with a wide smile on her face. "She played you way too much," Cunningham, the former No. 2 scorer in school history, joked before giving a big hug to the woman who...

Fairfax accuser to detail allegations to Boston prosecutors

Feb. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman who accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexually assaulting her in Boston nearly 15 years ago will meet with prosecutors to discuss her allegations, her attorney said Wednesday. Vanessa Tyson will meet with members of the Suffolk County district attorney's office to detail her...

Admissions bias lawsuit against Harvard in judge's hands

Feb. 13, 2019 6:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge will now decide whether Harvard University intentionally discriminates against Asian-American applicants, an allegation made in a 2014 lawsuit that was debated in a final round of arguments Wednesday. Lawyers for both sides clashed at Boston's federal courthouse, largely...

Panera to close last of its pay-what-you-can cafes

Feb. 13, 2019 6:27 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Panera Bread is closing the last of its experimental cafes that let customers pay what they wished. The company says its Panera Cares location in Boston will close Friday after six years. Panera says it's helping employees find jobs at other locations. Panera opened its first Panera Cares...

Bruins beat Chicago 6-3, snap Blackhawks' 7-game win streak

Feb. 12, 2019 11:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — David Krejci, Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand each scored during a four-minute span at the end of the first period and the Boston Bruins beat the Blackhawks 6-3 on Tuesday night to snap Chicago's seven-game winning streak. Krejci scored again in the third period, when Marchand picked up his...

Bruins beat Blackhawks 6-3, snap Chicago's 7-game win streak

Feb. 12, 2019 11:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins needed someone to replace David Pastrnak's production while their leading scorer recovers from thumb surgery. For one night, at least, they found the solution: just about everyone. David Krejci, Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand each scored during a four-minute span at the end...