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FILE - In a Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker speaks to the media after a private meeting with Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, in Providence, R.I. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has apologized for using the word “rant” to describe U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley's remarks Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, during an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Baker apologizes for calling Pressley's MLK speech a 'rant'

Jan. 20, 2020 5:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker apologized Monday after he used the word “rant” to describe remarks from U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley at an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Pressley, a Boston Democrat, had delivered a speech about inequality and the unfinished fight for civil...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., visits with attendees after speaking at a campaign event, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NY Times endorses Klobuchar, Warren in Democratic contest

Jan. 19, 2020 11:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Times has endorsed not one but two candidates for the Democratic nomination for president, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar from the party's moderate wing and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren from the progressive wing. The paper said Sunday it had chosen the two most effective...

Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr (30) dunks in the first half of an ACC college basketball game against Boston College on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Allison Lee Isley/Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Childress, Wake Forest beat Boston College 80-62

Jan. 19, 2020 9:46 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — With one of his forwards out of the lineup Sunday, Wake Forest coach Danny Manning doubled down on his big men, and it paid off in the Demon Deacons’ 80-62 victory over Boston College. Brandon Childress scored 20 points and big men Olivier Sarr and Ody Oguama combined for...

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) lays the ball up over Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis (27) and forward Grant Williams (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Suns overcome Smart's record 11 3s, beat Celtics 123-119

Jan. 18, 2020 10:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker sure loves playing in TD Garden. His near triple-double effort was just barely enough for the Phoenix Suns to overcome Boston guard Marcus Smart’s performance. Booker had 39 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and the Suns withstood a franchise-record 11 3-pointers by...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Iowa State Education Association Candidate Forum, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Buttigieg shifts plans, will attend King holiday event in SC

Jan. 18, 2020 9:52 PM EST

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who has been criticized for his slow outreach to black and other minority voters, has rearranged his schedule to make room for events in early-voting South Carolina that honor Martin Luther King Jr. Buttigieg’s campaign said in...

Houston Astors third baseman Alex Bregman is interviewed by the media during the baseball team's FanFest at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Houston. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Astros, Red Sox look ahead in wake of sign-stealing scandal

Jan. 18, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal faced their fans on Saturday for the first time since the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox ousted their managers amid the fallout from the investigation into Houston’s elaborate scheme. The Astros and Red Sox held their annual...

Potter leads George Washington over UMass 75-51

Jan. 18, 2020 7:25 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Armel Potter scored 22 points as George Washington easily defeated UMass 75-51 on Saturday. Maceo Jack added 20 points for the Colonials. Jameer Nelson Jr. had 14 points and seven rebounds for George Washington (8-10, 2-3 Atlantic 10 Conference), which ended its four-game road losing...

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) celebrates with teammate Kemba Walker in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Celtics' guard Walker and forward Brown out against Suns

Jan. 18, 2020 6:14 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics will be without guard Kemba Walker and forward Jaylen Brown for Saturday night’s home game against the Phoenix Suns. Coming off a 40-point effort in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, Boston coach Brad Stevens said Walker contacted the team Friday night...

Rayman scores 21 to lift Colgate over Boston U. 79-70

Jan. 18, 2020 4:40 PM EST

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Will Rayman had a season-high 21 points plus 13 rebounds as Colgate won its eighth straight home game, defeating Boston University 79-70 on Saturday. Tucker Richardson had 13 points for Colgate (14-5, 5-1 Patriot League). Jordan Burns added 11 points and seven assists. Nelly Cummings...

Volunteer Erick Zehr carries campaign signs outside a venue as snow falls before an event with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Facing Senate trial crunch, Dems blitzing Iowa, early states

Jan. 18, 2020 4:07 PM EST

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — As a winter storm barreled down on Iowa, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign team struggled with whether to scrap a town hall scheduled at the old Maytag headquarters. There was more than weather at play as the Massachusetts senator's campaign monitored the forecast and called expected...