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Cop's son charged in terror case expected to plead guilty

May. 21, 2018 8:58 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Boston police captain's son who is accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a college campus to support the Islamic State group is expected to plead guilty. A plea hearing for Alexander Ciccolo (chih-KOH'-loh) will be held in federal court in Springfield Monday. It was not...

Mayor who pulled Confederate statues honored with JFK award

May. 20, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former mayor of New Orleans was honored Sunday night for his leadership in removing Confederate memorials in his city. Mitch Landrieu (LAN'-droo) was presented with the 2018 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for standing behind his decision to take down four monuments. "As I stated...

Martinez's 2 vastly different HRs lead Red Sox past O's 5-0

May. 20, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez took plenty of ribbing in the dugout after slicing a short home run inside the Pesky Pole at Fenway Park. A few innings later, he showed his teammates some serious power. Martinez hit two vastly different drives for his first multihomer game with Boston, powering Eduardo...

5 teens involved in fatal crash were high school students

May. 20, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — The teenagers killed in a Massachusetts car crash were identified as high school track team members with a promising future. The five teens, all males, were traveling in one car in East Bridgewater when it crashed into a tree Saturday afternoon. Stoughton superintendent...

Civil rights icon, Trump critic speak at BU commencement

May. 20, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A civil rights icon and a Caribbean politician who tangled with President Donald Trump offered Boston University graduates some choice words on America's cultural rifts. "We have a right to know what is in the food we eat, what is in the water we drink and what is in the air we breathe," said...

Orioles recall RHP Hess to start vs. Red Sox; Hart optioned

May. 20, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have recalled right-hander David Hess from Triple-A Norfolk to start Sunday's series finale against the Boston Red Sox. It's the second major league start for the 24-year-old Hess. Baltimore optioned left-hander Donnie Hart to Norfolk to make room on the roster. Hess...

Hillary Clinton to receive prestigious Harvard medal

May. 20, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is being honored with a medal during Harvard University's graduation week. The former First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for president will be awarded Friday in Cambridge with the Radcliffe Medal, which the university says honors...

Betts, Benintendi power Red Sox past Orioles 6-3

May. 19, 2018 11:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sloppy, rainy and downright lousy weather didn't cool down the fast start Mookie Betts is off to this season. Betts hit a two-run homer before Andrew Benintendi followed with a shot of his own in the fifth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Saturday night. Betts...

Abubakar's late goal gives Crew 1-0 win over Revolution

May. 19, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Lalas Abubakar scored in the 85th minute to give the Columbus Crew their third straight victory, 1-0 over the New England Revolution on Saturday night. Abubakar headed home Federico Higuain's corner, overwhelming goalkeeper Matt Turner, who got his hands on the shot, for his first...

Trump foe Sen. Elizabeth Warren to address college graduates

May. 19, 2018 7:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday encouraged graduates of a Massachusetts college to persist in the face of "deep challenges" in America, without naming President Donald Trump. Warren delivered the commencement address to graduates of Lesley University's College of Liberal...