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'Captain America' Chris Evans helps dedicate youth theater

Oct. 20, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — "Captain America" actor Chris Evans returned to his native Massachusetts this weekend to help dedicate the new home of a youth theater company where as a youngster he honed his acting skills. Evans, wearing a Boston Red Sox hat, helped cut the ribbon Saturday at the Concord Youth...

Smith with 3 TDs leads Harvard past Holy Cross 31-21

Oct. 19, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Jake Smith threw for three touchdowns as Harvard beat Holy Cross 31-21 on Saturday. Smith had 161 yards passing for the Crimson (4-1). Devin Darrington ran for 109 yards and a score on 28 carries. Holy Cross' Domenic Cozier ran 66 yards for a touchdown on the third play of the game...

Artist uses 'historic' markers to raise climate awareness

Oct. 19, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New England is awash in historic markers, but a handful of plaques popping up in a New Hampshire town are different. Rather than commemorating important people or places in history, many of these dinner plate-size signs detail events like rising sea levels and an explosion of ticks that...

Dominick Reyes stops Chris Weidman in Boston UFC bout

Oct. 19, 2019 1:28 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Dominick Reyes remained undefeated in 12 fights, stopping former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman by technical knockout in the first round Friday night at UFC Fight Night at the TD Garden. Reyes dropped Weidman (14-5) with a straight left hand in the non-title light heavyweight main...

Ex-salon chief alleges Wynn Resorts spied at his new job

Oct. 18, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former beauty salon director who went public about sexual misconduct allegations against casino mogul Steve Wynn nearly two years ago is suing Wynn Resorts and company executives, alleging they invaded his privacy and spied on him at his next job in a bid to undercut his accounts. Jorgen...

Real estate developer gets 1 month in college bribery case

Oct. 18, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A California real estate developer was sentenced Friday to one month in prison for paying $75,000 to cheat on his daughter's college entrance exam. Robert Flaxman, 63, of Los Angeles, was sentenced in Boston's federal court after pleading guilty in May to a single count of fraud and...

BC turns to Grosel at QB for game against NC State

Oct. 18, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College is turning to sophomore Dennis Grosel at quarterback against North Carolina State to try to end a two-game losing streak and keep the Eagles' hopes of a bowl game alive. Grosel came in during the second quarter of the Oct. 5 game against Louisville after Anthony Brown suffered ...

Stamkos scores in shootout, Lightning beat Bruins 4-3

Oct. 17, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning overcame a slow start to win their second straight game and gain some much-needed momentum. Steven Stamkos scored the lone goal in the shootout and Tampa Bay beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Thursday night. After the first three shooters for both sides failed, Stamkos put...

A gusty Northeast cleans up after storm for the record books

Oct. 17, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A record-breaking autumn storm plunged hundreds of thousands of people into the dark, toppled trees, canceled schools and delayed trains in the Northeast, while persistent winds Thursday hampered efforts to clean up and restore power. The nor'easter brought high winds and rain to the region...

Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act

Oct. 16, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

MONROE, Wash. (AP) — At first, teachers at Sky Valley Education Center simply evacuated students and used fans to clear the air when the fluorescent lights caught fire or smoked with noxious fumes. When black oil dripped onto desks and floors, they caught leaks with a bucket and duct-taped oil-stained...