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A test case of another kind for the Supreme Court: Who can sue hotels over disability access

Oct. 04, 2023 07:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few years back, Joseph Stramondo was a last-minute replacement as a conference speaker in Salt Lake City. He went online and made a reservation for a room accessible for people with disabilities. “I figured, ‘OK, I should be set,’” Stramondo said. ...

Today in History: October 4, Soviets launch Sputnik, spark the Space Age

Oct. 04, 2023 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2023. There are 88 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 4, 1957, the Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into...

Montgomery sparkles, Rangers beat sloppy Rays 4-0 in AL Wild Card Series opener

Oct. 03, 2023 20:06 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Montgomery was exceptional against the Tampa Bay Rays, even better when he lumbered off the mound to make a diving catch that helped the Texas Rangers to a 4-0 victory in their AL Wild Card Series opener. “It's good to do your job and help the...

Terry Francona of the Cleveland Guardians steps away as manager after 23 seasons, two World Series titles in Boston

Oct. 03, 2023 14:13 PM EDT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Terry Francona of the Cleveland Guardians steps away as manager after 23 seasons, two World Series titles in Boston.

Massachusetts exonerees press to lift $1M cap on compensation for the wrongfully convicted

Oct. 02, 2023 13:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents who have been freed after a wrongful conviction are pressing lawmakers to overhaul what they describe as the state's inadequate laws addressing compensation for those who have been unjustly imprisoned. The bills would take a series of steps...

Miguel Cabrera and Terry Francona close careers as Tigers beat Guardians 5-2

Oct. 01, 2023 22:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera made a backhanded stop, stepped on first base and smiled on the final play of his career. The crowd roared, Cabrera's kids came out on the field and one of the best hitters of all time shed some tears before the Detroit Tigers closed the season with a...

Houck leads Red Sox past AL East champion Orioles 6-1 in finale

Oct. 01, 2023 18:34 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Tanner Houck threw six innings of one-hit ball and the last-place Boston Red Sox earned a split in the four-game series against the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles with a 6-1 victory Sunday in the regular-season finale. The Orioles have home-field advantage...

Jrue Holiday traded to Boston, as Portland continues making moves

Oct. 01, 2023 16:49 PM EDT

Jrue Holiday was out of the Eastern Conference for just a few days, and now it’s the Boston Celtics who will hope that the Olympic gold medalist and NBA champion can help deliver them another title banner. The Celtics finalized a deal with Portland on Sunday to land Holiday, who...

Borrowers are reassessing their budgets as student loan payments resume after pandemic pause

Sep. 30, 2023 10:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans must start repaying their federal student loans again in October, with monthly payments averaging hundreds of dollars. To get ready, borrowers are cutting expenses, taking on additional work, and looking for options to reduce their monthly payments. ...

Dad who won appeal in college admissions bribery case gets 6 months home confinement for tax offense

Sep. 29, 2023 18:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Staples Inc. executive whose fraud and bribery convictions in the sprawling college admissions cheating scandal were thrown out by an appeals court was sentenced on Friday to six months of home confinement for a tax offense. John Wilson, 64, of Lynnfield,...