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Francis Quinn, longtime State House reporter, dies at 70

May. 25, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Francis X. Quinn, a former Associated Press reporter who covered Maine government and politics with fairness and integrity for more than a quarter century, has died. He was 70. From 1981 to 2009, Quinn was a fixture in Maine where lawmakers and others...

Steven Tyler enters treatment, Aerosmith cancels shows

May. 25, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has voluntarily entered a rehabilitation program, forcing the Boston-based rock band to cancel the first portion of its upcoming Las Vegas residency. Tyler, 74, has made no secret of his lifelong struggle with substance abuse disorder....

19 indicted in international drug money laundering scheme

May. 24, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nineteen people have been indicted in a complex money laundering scheme to move millions of dollars in drug proceeds from Colombian cartels through U.S. banks, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The charges brought in Massachusetts federal court are the result of a...

Boston takes additional steps to help the homeless

May. 24, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

Boston is taking additional steps to help people experiencing homelessness, substance abuse disorder and mental health issues to deter a recurrence of the humanitarian crisis at the city intesection that was once home to a sprawling homeless encampment, Mayor Michelle Wu said on Tuesday. ...

Celtics, Heat in tight series, though games are anything but

May. 24, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Huge leads. Lengthy scoring droughts. Blowouts. The Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are as close as can be, heading back to Miami all tied up at two wins apiece. But the individual games have been anything but. Boston...

Celtics torch Heat early, even series with 102-82 blowout

May. 24, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Miami Heat left Jayson Tatum lying on the court with a pain in his neck in the closing minutes of Game 3. The Celtics All-Star did his part to make sure the Heat were hurting after Game 4. Tatum scored 31 points and Boston took its turn pounding...

Heat's Herro, Celtics' Smart out for Game 4 of East finals

May. 23, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics point guard and Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart was ruled out for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against Miami, joining Heat guard Tyler Herro on the sidelines for Monday night's game. The Celtics said about an hour before the scheduled...

DA: Officers in fatal shootings justified in use of force

May. 23, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two police officers who killed suspects in two unrelated shootings in 2019 acted within the law and will not face criminal prosecution, Boston's top prosecutor said Monday. The officers’ actions in both cases “were lawful and reasonable exercises of self-defense...

David Ortiz says life has changed since Hall of Fame vote

May. 23, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Newly elected Hall of Famer David Ortiz knows he’s got to enjoy life every day after his shooting in the Dominican Republic nearly three years ago. “Without a doubt,” he told The Associated Press Monday morning at his charity golf tournament. ...

Cordero hits slam in 10th, surging Red Sox sweep Mariners

May. 22, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Franchy Cordero hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the surging Boston Red Sox to an 8-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Trevor Story continued his recent power surge with his fifth homer over the Green Monster in four...