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Matthews, Kapanen score late, Maple Leafs edge Bruins 2-1

Apr. 19, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have grown accustomed to playoff disappointment in recent years. However, after putting together possibly their best defensive effort of the season, their latest victory has them on the brink of getting out of the first round for the first time since 2004. Auston...

Probation for man who sent powder to Trump sons, others

Apr. 19, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who sent threatening letters with white powder to President Donald Trump's sons, Antonio Sabato Jr., Sen. Debbie Stabenow and a law professor was sentenced Friday in federal court to five years of probation. The judge declined to send Daniel Frisiello to prison, as...

Red Sox place Pedroia on injured list with knee irritation

Apr. 18, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day injured list with left knee irritation. The 35-year-old Pedroia started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee. He was reinstated April 9 and appeared in four games with Boston, making four...

Former VP Biden rallies with striking supermarket workers

Apr. 18, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden attended a rally of striking supermarket workers in New England on Thursday, arguing that workers aren't being treated with enough respect. Biden spoke at the gathering of unionized Stop & Shop employees outside a store in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood....

Rabbis: 'Not kosher' to buy at grocery store during strike

Apr. 18, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — As thousands of Stop & Shop workers remain on strike in New England, some Jewish families are preparing for Passover without the region's largest supermarket chain, which has deep roots in the local Jewish community. A number of rabbis in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have...

Today in History

Apr. 18, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 18, the 108th day of 2019. There are 257 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 18, 1983, 63 people, including 17 Americans, were killed at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, by a suicide bomber. On this date: In 1775, Paul Revere began his famous...

Irving scores 37, Celtics beat Pacers 99-91 for 2-game lead

Apr. 17, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A poor third quarter did the Indiana Pacers in during Game 1 of their first-round series with the Boston Celtics. In Game 2, Boston seized on a fourth-quarter collapse by Indiana. Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and Boston rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat Indiana 99-91 Wednesday night...

Celtics, Rockets and Bucks eye 2-0 1st-round series leads

Apr. 16, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are preparing for their Game 2 matchup with the Pacers aware their series-opening win was notable more for its ugliness more than the outcome. Meanwhile, the Rockets and Bucks are heading into their respective Game 2s with the Jazz and Pistons expecting more competitive games...

When Boston Marathon turned into a sprint, Cherono was ready

Apr. 16, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sometimes a race is both a marathon and a sprint. Lawrence Cherono paced himself for 26 miles from Hopkinton to Boston, making the turn from Hereford Street for the last 600 meters on Boylston shoulder-to-shoulder with two other runners. From there, it was a footrace. "I've never run on the...

Correction: Election 2020-Bill Weld story

Apr. 16, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a story April 15 about former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former Sen. Jesse Helms represented South Carolina. He represented North Carolina. A corrected version of the story is below: Weld says he is seeking GOP nomination for president...