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Ex-Boston Grand Prix CFO pleads guilty to fraud, tax charges

Oct. 22, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former chief financial officer of the organization that tried to bring an IndyCar race to Boston has pleaded guilty to multiple fraud and tax evasion charges connected to the race and other business interests, and for improperly receiving almost $700,000 in pandemic relief...

Red Sox rely on Eovaldi in Game 6 with ALCS on the line

Oct. 21, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi wants the ball, the pressure, the chance to extend Boston's season — all of it. “I love it,” he said Thursday, a day before he was scheduled to face Houston in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series, which the Astros lead three games to...

Northeastern investigates act of antisemitic vandalism

Oct. 21, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Northeastern University is investigating an act of antisemitic vandalism that the school's president calls "despicable." President Joseph Aoun in a message to the campus community posted on the school's website said a Jewish religious symbol known as a...

FBI offering up to $20K for info on suspect in 1981 killing

Oct. 21, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities are offering a reward of up to $20,000 to anyone who can help track down a 78-year-old man suspected of killing his girlfriend in Massachusetts 40 years ago. The FBI on Thursday announced the reward for information regarding the whereabouts of...

Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Oct. 21, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Auburn police officer Jeff Nelson ordered his police dog to attack and then shot Obet in the torso. Obet fell to the ground and Nelson fired again, fatally shooting Obet in the head. Police said the...

Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Oct. 21, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Auburn police officer Jeff Nelson ordered his police dog to attack and then shot Obet in the torso. Obet fell to the ground and Nelson fired again, fatally shooting Obet in the head. Police said the...

Rare coin made in Colonial New England could fetch $300,000

Oct. 21, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

An extraordinarily rare coin with a face value of just pennies when it was minted in mid-17th century New England could sell for the equivalent of about $300,000 when it's put up for auction in London next month. The silver one shilling coin made in Boston in 1652 —...

Astros' Valdez goes 8, beats Red Sox 9-1 for 3-2 ALCS lead

Oct. 20, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez lost his perfect game in the fifth inning and then bounced the next pitch off the batter's leg. Astros manager Dusty Baker headed for the mound. “It was surprising more than anything," Valdez said, noting that a visit...

Eovaldi looks to save Red Sox season after bats go quiet

Oct. 20, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Following two weak performances at the plate, the Boston Red Sox now turn to Nathan Eovaldi to try to save their season on just two days’ rest. The Red Sox were held hitless for four innings Wednesday by left-hander Framber Valdez and managed only three...

Massachusetts man faces unemployment, mortgage fraud charges

Oct. 20, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was charged with illegally obtaining unemployment benefits meant for people who lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic, and claiming that the assets of a nonprofit he worked for were his own in a mortgage application, federal prosecutors said....