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Feds arrest former state police union leader and lobbyist

Aug. 21, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of the Massachusetts State Police labor union and the union's former lobbyist were arrested Wednesday and charged with misusing union funds for their own personal gain. FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents arrested Dana Pullman, the former head of the State Police...

The Latest: Ex-police union leader, lobbyist appear in court

Aug. 21, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of the former president of the Massachusetts State Police labor union and the union's former lobbyist (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The former president of and the lobbyist for the Massachusetts State Police labor union have appeared in Boston federal court on charges...

Nola sharp over 7, Phillies pounce early to beat Red Sox 3-2

Aug. 20, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Phillies shortstop Jean Segura was throwing out Red Sox baserunners from both sides of the infield. Segura made a quick flip to throw out Xander Bogaerts for the first out in the ninth when he attempted go from second to third on a grounder to short. Then, while covering the second base...

Russ Conway, writer who brought down hockey union boss, dies

Aug. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Russ Conway, a hockey writer who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 for his stories about corruption in the NHL Players Association that helped bring down union head Alan Eagleson, has died. He was 70. His death was reported by the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Massachusetts, where...

Developer proposes horse track in southeastern Massachusetts

Aug. 20, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A developer is proposing to build a horse track, hotel and entertainment complex in southeastern Massachusetts. The Boston Globe reports a Quincy developer is promoting the plan for Wareham, with Tom O'Connell, an executive at Marina Bay and the Granite Links golf club, unveiling the concept...

Red Sox shut down Sale for rest of season

Aug. 19, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale is receiving treatment for inflammation in his elbow that will shut him down for the rest of the regular season, another blow to the defending World Series champions whose postseason hopes appear all but dashed. Orthopedist Dr. James Andrews gave Sale an...

Boston to New Hampshire march calls for immigration changes

Aug. 19, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Religious groups and immigrant rights advocates are marching from Boston to New Hampshire to call for changes to the nation's immigration system. More than 100 people gathered in front of Boston's federal immigration court Monday to launch a six-day march to the Strafford County Department of...

Memorial to victims of Boston Marathon bombing completed

Aug. 19, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three stone pillars were placed Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, marking the final step in a $2 million effort to memorialize the bombing that killed three people. The understated monument of granite and bronze, which took four years to plan and develop, was supposed to be...

Man struck and killed by commuter rail train

Aug. 19, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

BELMONT, Mass. (AP) — Transit police say a man has been struck and killed by a commuter rail train in suburban Boston. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police say the approximately 21-year man was struck in Belmont at about 6:20 a.m. Monday by an inbound Fitchburg Line train. Police say the man...

Red-hot Devers helps Red Sox rally past Orioles, 13-7

Aug. 18, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Standing in the middle of Boston's clubhouse answering questions, a baby-faced Rafael Devers found himself immersed in Red Sox history. Devers went 4 for 5 with a homer, two doubles and four RBIs to reach 101 this season, and Boston rallied from an early six-run deficit for a 13-7 victory...