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Noel leads UMass Lowell over San Francisco 76-68

Nov. 25, 2020 8:11 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Obadiah Noel had 22 points as UMass Lowell beat San Francisco 76-68 on Wednesday in a season opener played at the Mohegan Sun Bubbleville Tournament. Connor Withers had 15 points for UMass Lowell. Max Brooks added 12 points. Kalil Thomas had eight rebounds. Khalil Shabazz had 31...

Maine fishing community mourns loss of 4 fishermen at sea

Nov. 25, 2020 5:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Maine's commercial fishing community is mourning the loss of four fishermen who went missing when an 82-foot (25-meter) fishing vessel sank off Provincetown, Massachusetts. The Coast Guard said Tuesday it called off the search for the crew of the Portland-based Emmy Rose that sank early...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishing vessel crew

Nov. 24, 2020 6:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard said Tuesday it called off the search for the four-member crew of a Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts. The Coast Guard searched an area of approximately 2,066 square miles for more than 38 hours, Capt. Wesley Hester said in a release. “The decision to...

Susannah Remillard, middle, speaks to one of her sixth-grade students at Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in East Harwich, Mass. In a growing number of U.S. schools, students are now learning a more complex Thanksgiving story that involves conflict, injustice and a new focus on the native people who lived in New England for hundreds of years before European settlers arrived. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Thanksgiving lessons jettison Pilgrim hats, welcome truth

Nov. 24, 2020 6:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A friendly feast shared by the plucky Pilgrims and their native neighbors? That’s yesterday’s Thanksgiving story. Students in many U.S. schools are now learning a more complex lesson that includes conflict, injustice and a new focus on the people who lived on the land for...

A Home Depot store sign is visible from Route 102, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H.  Home Depot has reached a $17.5 million settlement with the attorney generals of most U.S. states over a 2014 data breach in which the payment card information of some 40 million customers was exposed. The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office detailed the settlement in a statement Tuesday, Nov. 24.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Home Depot agrees to $17.5m settlement in 2014 data breach

Nov. 24, 2020 3:27 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Home Depot has reached a $17.5 million settlement with the attorney generals of 46 states and the District of Columbia over a 2014 data breach that exposed the payment card information of some 40 million customers. The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office detailed the settlement in...

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (34) is taken off the field by cart after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Pats' Burkhead confirms he's out for season with knee injury

Nov. 24, 2020 2:25 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots running back Rex Burkhead says his recent knee injury will keep him sidelined for the rest of the season. In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Burkhead wrote that he looks forward to “coming back better than ever in 2021.” The proclamation comes after he was...

While wearing protective masks due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Jim Howard, a drama teacher at Westwood, Mass., High School, center, poses with his student actors outside the school's auditorium after working on their virtual performance of Shakespeare's

The show must go on: Students put a spin on 'Romeo & Juliet'

Nov. 24, 2020 7:59 AM EST

WESTWOOD, Mass. (AP) — “Parting is such sweet sorrow” — especially for a theater troupe hoping to stage a live performance of “Romeo & Juliet” in the middle of a pandemic that has closed schools and required social distancing. The solution, at least for high school...

Bruins sign DeBrusk to 2-year deal, annual cap hit $3.675M

Nov. 23, 2020 5:36 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have signed forward Jake DeBrusk to a two-year deal with an annual cap hit of $3.675 million. The 2015 first-round draft choice had 19 goals and 16 assists last season. Since joining the Bruins in 2017, the 24-year-old DeBrusk is fourth on the team with 62 goals and sixth...

Toy safety group releases annual list of top 10 'worst' toys

Nov. 23, 2020 3:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Cute plastic animals with tiny accessories that pose a choking hazard, Black Panther-inspired claws with the potential to cause facial or eye injuries, and green slime that could be harmful if swallowed: These are just some of the items on an annual list of potentially dangerous toys released...

Search on for 4-member crew of sunken Atlantic fishing boat

Nov. 23, 2020 12:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for the four-member crew of a Maine fishing boat that sank off Massachusetts early Monday. The 82-foot (25-meter) Emmy Rose went down about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Provincetown, Massachusetts, the Coast Guard said in an emailed statement. The Coast...