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Kaprielian picks up 1st MLB win as A's outlast Red Sox 4-1

May. 12, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — James Kaprielian got the victory in his first major league start with five innings of one-run ball, Matt Olson homered and the Oakland Athletics held off the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Wednesday night. Sean Murphy and Jed Lowrie also had RBIs for the A’s, who...

Baker: Children ages 12 to 15 will be able to get vaccinated

May. 12, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Children ages 12 through 15 will be able to start receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shots in Massachusetts as soon as Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. The state will begin delivering shots into the arms of the 400,000 Massachusetts residents...

Opioid-related overdose deaths soar among Black residents

May. 12, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — While there was a slight increase in the overall number of confirmed and suspected opioid-related drug overdose deaths in Massachusetts in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, overdose deaths among Black men soared by almost 70%, state health officials said Wednesday. ...

Owner of painting company gets 2 years for tax evasion

May. 12, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a Nantucket-based commercial and residential painting business has been sentenced to two years in prison for cheating the IRS out of more than $2 million in tax payments, according to federal prosecutors. Durvan C. Lewis, 51, was also...

Proposed Peabody power plant put on hold for 30 days

May. 12, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — Plans to build a 55-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Peabody have been put on hold as the proposed facility's owner addresses environmental and health concerns and considers alternate energy options. The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale...

Walmart sales soared, essential workers got scant protection

May. 12, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Sandra Kunz had been worried for her safety while working as a cashier at a Walmart in Aurora, Colorado, during the pandemic, said her sister, Paula Spellman. The 72-year-old had lung disease, Spellman said. She was “uncomfortable because so...

Mass. health boards overwhelmed, unready to protect workers

May. 12, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — With federal regulators missing from the field and state leaders scrambling to manage the COVID-19 crisis, Massachusetts’ 351 overtaxed local boards of health were unwittingly thrust into a new role last year — overseers of workplace safety. The...

Arizona history-May 16-22

May. 12, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

Sunday, May 16 On this date in 1898, Arizona barbers raised their prices to an unheard of high for a shave — 25 cents. On this date in 1910, Edward Hughes, one of the original locators of the Helvetia mines, died. On this date...

Woman charged with receiving fraudulent pandemic loan

May. 12, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Florida woman authorities allege used the personal information of a Massachusetts resident to fraudulently obtain a pandemic-related federal loan that she then used for a private flight to California and stays at luxury hotels has been arrested, federal prosecutors said. ...

Heat clinch playoff spot with 129-121 victory over Celtics

May. 11, 2021 23:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Tyler Herro scored 24 points and the Miami Heat clinched a playoff spot and sent the Boston Celtics to the brink of the play-in tournament Tuesday night with a 129-121 victory. Miami moved into a tie with idle Atlanta for fifth place in the Eastern...