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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) waves to fans after an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

No. 1 Clemson dealing with rash of injuries on defense vs BC

Oct. 29, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 Clemson already faced a challenge because of a rash of injuries. Now, the Tigers will have to play without star quarterback Trevor Lawrence after he tested positive for COVID-19. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement released by the school Thursday night that Lawrence is...

FILE— In this April 15, 2015, file photo, former Boston University hockey player Travis Roy poses in his apartment in downtown Boston. Roy, who was paralyzed 11 seconds into his first game and went on to be a motivational speaker and advocate for the disabled, has died. He was 45. The BU athletic department confirmed his death in a statement posted on Facebook. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Travis Roy, BU player paralyzed in first game, dies at 45

Oct. 29, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Travis Roy, the Boston University hockey player who was paralyzed 11 seconds into his first college shift and went on to become an advocate for spinal cord injury survivors both in and outside the sports world, has died. He was 45. His death was confirmed by the BU athletic department and the...

FILE - This Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, shows the FBI seal at a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. In an alert Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, the FBI and other federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system that could lock up their information systems just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US health care system

Oct. 29, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals could unleash a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. health care system, an effort that, if successful, could paralyze hospital information systems just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. In a joint alert Wednesday,...

Erika Constantine, of North Attleboro, Mass., poses for a portrait on the front porch of her home, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in North Attleboro. Canadian-born Constantine spoke up during her naturalization ceremony after Federal immigration officials incorrectly told new U.S. citizens in Massachusetts that they couldn't vote in this year's general election because the state's registration deadline had passed before they took their citizenship oaths. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Feds wrongly tell new US citizens they missed chance to vote

Oct. 29, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration officials acknowledged Thursday that they erroneously told some new U.S. citizens in Massachusetts that they could not vote in next week's election because they had missed the state's voter registration deadline. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which oversees...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, right, gives instructions to linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley (51) in the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Patriots embracing role of chaser after 3 straight losses

Oct. 29, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have grown accustomed to playing the role of front-runner in the AFC East under Bill Belichick. But at 2-4 for the first time since 2000 and in their first season without Tom Brady since he joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team that has won 11 straight division...

Boston mayor unveils plan to address rise in COVID cases

Oct. 29, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Thursday unveiled a plan to tackle the city's rising number of confirmed coronavirus cases by urging more people to get tested. The “Get The Test Boston” pledge is designed to encourage residents to get a COVID-19 test, and enlists the help of several...

Eagle Scout gets 2 1/2 years in prison for robbing 2 banks

Oct. 29, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — An Eagle Scout who researched how to rob banks on YouTube has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison after his attorney requested leniency because his client had reached a low point in his life and was driven by substance abuse and undiagnosed mental illness. In addition to his...

FILE -  This Dec. 30, 2019 image from security camera video shows Michael L. Taylor, center, and George-Antoine Zayek at passport control at Istanbul Airport in Turkey. The U.S. State Department has agreed to turn over to Japan Taylor and his son Peter Taylor, who are accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the country while he was awaiting trial, the men's lawyers said in legal filing on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (DHA via AP)

U.S. OKs extradition of 2 nabbed in ex-Nissan boss' escape

Oct. 29, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department has agreed to turn over to Japan two American men accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of the country while he was awaiting trial, the men's lawyers said in court documents Thursday. A federal judge intervened to block the immediate...

Man shot, killed in Franklin early Thursday morning

Oct. 29, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Mass. (AP) — A 26-year-old man was fatally shot in Franklin early Thursday morning, the town's first homicide in more than 20 years, authorities said. Officers responding to a 911 call at about 12:45 a.m. found the victim with a gunshot wound to the chest at a home in town, according to a...

Report: Feds gave new citizens erroneous voting information

Oct. 29, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal immigration officials incorrectly told more than 400 new U.S. citizens in Massachusetts that they couldn't vote in this year’s general election because the state’s registration deadline had passed before they took their citizenship oaths, according to a published report....