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Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Jul. 21, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD jokingly...

Sevilla beats Liverpool 2-1 in Fenway Park friendly

Jul. 21, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Joris Gnagnon took out Liverpool midfielder Yasser Larouci's legs at Fenway Park like a baserunner trying to break up a double play. The Sevilla defender was sent off in the 76th minute for a reckless tackle near where second base usually is in the home ballpark of the Boston Red Sox. Despite...

Mayoral aides extortion trial scheduled to get underway

Jul. 21, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's top aides are scheduled to go to trial this week on charges that they bullied music festival organizers into hiring union workers if they wanted city permits. City tourism chief Kenneth Brissette and director of intergovernmental relations Timothy Sullivan...

New video shows sparks flying in Boston's June derailment

Jul. 20, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Newly released video shows the moment when a Boston subway car derailed at an above-ground stop, damaging the train, tracks and signals. The Red Line train can be seen approaching the JFK/UMass stop on June 11 when sparks start to fly and bursts of light can be seen as rears car are jostled...

Flavored tobacco targeted in bid to stem youth vaping

Jul. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — One year after concluding a successful campaign to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21 across Massachusetts, anti-smoking advocates are now zeroing in on flavored tobacco products like those popular with electronic cigarette users. Invoking comparisons to the "Joe Camel"...

Massachusetts members of Congress rake in campaign donations

Jul. 19, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is sitting on more than $4 million in his campaign account as he looks ahead to a reelection campaign. According to campaign finance reports filed by his campaign, Markey raised nearly $2 million during the first six months of the year, about $400,000 from...

Police investigate after dog shown tied to bed of tow truck

Jul. 19, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating after a picture was shared on social media of a dog tied to the bed of a tow truck traveling on a highway. WCVB-TV reports State Police say they're "actively and aggressively investigating" the incident captured in photo and sent to the television...

Man arrested for allegedly attacking Boston library employee

Jul. 19, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man has been arrested for allegedly attacking a Boston Public Library employee. William Zaniboni faces a charge of assault and battery. He tells The Boston Globe the employee hit him first inside the library Wednesday. WCVB-TV reports 49-year-old Zaniboni was angry because he could not log...

Chris Sale snaps Fenway losing streak, beats Blue Jays 5-0

Jul. 18, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — That was a relief. And not a bad start, either. Chris Sale and two relievers combined on a two-hitter, and the Boston Red Sox left-hander struck out 12 in six innings to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 on Thursday and earn his first regular-season win at Fenway Park in more than a year. Sale...

Regulators: new casino not cheating gamblers out of winnings

Jul. 18, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gambling regulators say their preliminary investigation shows Encore Boston Harbor isn't cheating gamblers out of their winnings as a class action lawsuit alleges. The state's Gaming Commission said Thursday that Wynn Resorts is complying with state gambling regulations for...