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Boston Globe may review past stories, citing racial equity

Jan. 22, 2021 9:57 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A new racial justice initiative at The Boston Globe will allow subjects of past news articles to apply to have the coverage updated or anonymized, the newspaper announced Friday. The Fresh Start initiative is meant to address the lasting impact that online news stories about...

Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) scores against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) during a shootout in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Boston. The Bruins won 5-4 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Bruins rally past Flyers for 5-4 shootout win in home opener

Jan. 21, 2021 11:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jake DeBrusk scored the lone goal in a shootout and the Boston Bruins won their home opener with a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. In a wild game, the Flyers (3-1-1) led 2-0 and 3-2 but the Bruins (2-1-1) scored four times in the third period on goals by rookie...

Marc Raibert, founder and chair of Boston Dynamics stands beside one of the company's Atlas robots during an interview and demonstration, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at their facilities in Waltham, Mass. The company engineered the robot to be able to dance in a fluid manner that is almost human. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

Behind those dancing robots, scientists had to bust a move

Jan. 21, 2021 1:34 AM EST

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The man who designed some of the world’s most advanced dynamic robots was on a daunting mission: programming his creations to dance to the beat with a mix of fluid, explosive and expressive motions that are almost human. The results? Almost a year and half of choreography,...

A long-term care facility staff member, Pam Byers LPN, receives the COVID-19 vaccination for Oklahoma nursing home residents and staff at The Lodge at Brookline in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

Jan. 19, 2021 9:10 PM EST

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. Hawaii received 59,000 doses of the vaccine last week, but expects to get only about 32,000 this week. Still, Lt. Gov. Josh Green says the state expects to be able to...

Political scientist accused of secretly working for Iran

Jan. 19, 2021 5:12 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts-based political scientist and author is accused of secretly working for the government of Iran while lobbying U.S. officials on issues like nuclear policy, federal authorities said Tuesday. Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi was arrested by FBI agents at his home in Watertown,...

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Review: Lisa Gardner marks a sharply-written return

Jan. 19, 2021 9:31 AM EST

“Before She Disappeared,” by Lisa Gardner (Dutton) Frankie Elkin is a nomad. Owning only what she can carry, she wanders from town to town hunting for missing people whom the police have been unable to find. She is neither a police officer nor a private detective. She has no training for this work...

AP source: Red Sox agree with LHP Martín Pérez on 1-yr deal

Jan. 17, 2021 5:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Boston Red Sox have reached an agreement with left-hander Martín Pérez on one-year contract. The deal was confirmed to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because it could not be announced until Pérez completed a physical....

Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) shoots against New York Knicks' Mitchell Robinson (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Kemba Walker returns, but Knicks blow out Celtics 105-75

Jan. 17, 2021 4:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Julius Randle scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and RJ Barrett had 19 and 11 on Sunday to help the New York Knicks snap a five-game losing streak and beat the Boston Celtics 105-75. Jaylen Brown scored 25 for Boston, which had the best record in the Eastern Conference after winning five in a...

King scores 20 to lead Army past Boston University 79-59

Jan. 16, 2021 5:02 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Alex King had 20 points as Army defeated Boston University 79-59 on Saturday. King shot 9 for 11 from the floor. Josh Caldwell had 15 points for Army (7-3, 3-2 Patriot League). Lonnie Grayson added 10 points. Aaron Duhart had six rebounds. Walter Whyte had 17 points for the Terriers (1-4,...

FILE - In this April 18, 2011, file photo, runners gather at the athletes village prior to the 115th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. Organizers of the marathon, postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, have launched a virtual Athletes' Village in 2020 to reproduce at least some of the camaraderie of the real thing. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

Long road to normalcy: Virtual village connects marathoners

Jan. 16, 2021 9:08 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Organizers of the Boston Marathon — postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic — have launched a virtual Athletes’ Village to reproduce at least some of the camaraderie of the real thing. The Boston Athletic Association says it's an attempt to keep runners...