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No. 21 Wake Forest beats BC 41-10, will play for ACC title

Nov. 27, 2021 16:18 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson had no complaints about sharing the screen on his postgame video call. “Say hello to our new friend,” he said, holding up the ACC’s Atlantic Division trophy after the No. 21 Demon Deacons beat Boston College 41-10 to...

Red Sox sign RHP Wacha to $7 million, 1-year deal

Nov. 27, 2021 12:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have signed Michael Wacha to a $7 million, one-year deal, adding the right-hander to an already thin rotation that lost Eduardo Rodriguez in free agency. The team announced the contract on Saturday. Wacha, 30, was...

Artemi Panarin starts 3-goal third; Rangers beat Bruins 5-2

Nov. 26, 2021 16:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored the first of New York’s three third-period goals with 8:25 left and the Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 on Friday afternoon, giving Gerard Gallant the best start in his first 20 games as coach in team history. The Rangers have 31...

Rare coin minted in Colonial New England sells for $350,000

Nov. 26, 2021 15:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — One of the first coins minted in Colonial New England, which was recently found among other coins in a candy tin, has sold at auction for more than $350,000, more than it was expected to get, the auctioneer said Friday. The one shilling silver coin made in...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 26, 2021 14:57 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. November 21, 2021. Editorial: Local zoning drives high housing costs around Maine Municipal officials don’t have to answer to the people who can’t afford to live in their community. When people talk...

TSA stops woman with gun in carry-on at Logan checkpoint

Nov. 26, 2021 10:56 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman with a loaded handgun in her carry-on bag was stopped at a security checkpoint at Logan International Airport in Boston on the day before Thanksgiving, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The handgun had five rounds when it was...

Durant moves into NBA's top 25, Nets beat Celtics 123-104

Nov. 25, 2021 00:54 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Durant grew up in the Washington, D.C., area looking up to Allen Iverson as he led Georgetown to back-to-back trips to the NCAA Sweet 16. Now the Nets forward is looking down at the Hall of Famer from the top 25 of the NBA's all-time scoring list. ...

Boston's outdoor dining program extended a month

Nov. 24, 2021 11:29 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Fans of al fresco dining in Boston now have an extra month to enjoy a meal outdoors, Mayor Michelle Wu announced Wednesday. The city's temporary outdoor dining program — that first took effect in June 2020 under a previous administration to help boost...

Former youth football coach gets 45 years in sex abuse case

Nov. 24, 2021 10:13 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former youth football coach from Massachusetts who authorities say was filmed sexually abusing 11- and 12-year-old children has been sentenced to 45 years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Derek Sheehan, 51, of Norwell was sentenced Tuesday after...

Baker signs Massachusetts' congressional redistricting map

Nov. 23, 2021 13:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation Monday creating new lines for Massachusetts' nine congressional districts. The map avoids any dramatic shifts in district lines, in large part because the state retains the same number of existing...