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Mariners rally with 4-run 10th, beat Red Sox 7-3 on 3 hits

Apr. 22, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning moments after Sam Haggerty's go-ahead double, and the Seattle Mariners rallied past the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Thursday night despite getting just three hits on a cold, blustery night. Seattle is the first...

Walker ties season high with 32 points, Celtics beat Suns

Apr. 22, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A few days off went a long way for Kemba Walker. Walker matched his season high with 32 points and the Boston Celtics rolled to a 99-86 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. Walker was 11 of 17 from the field, hitting five...

Voracek, van Riemsdyk lead Flyers past Rangers, 3-2

Apr. 22, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James van Riemsdyk scored two power-play goals and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Thursday night to snap a two-game slide. Jakub Voracek scored the deciding goal for Philadelphia, and Brian Elliott made 33 saves. Ivan Provorov...

Explosion at gender reveal party rocks several towns

Apr. 22, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

KINGSTON, N.H. (AP) — One New Hampshire family's gender reveal party was such a blast that it rattled towns, set off reports of an earthquake, and could be heard from across the state line, police said. Police in Kingston, a town not far from the Massachusetts border,...

Governor marks Earth Day with order targeting greenhouse gas

Apr. 22, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order Thursday aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions across state facilities. The action sets goals to accelerate the state’s decarbonization efforts in state agencies and public institutions of higher...

Man pleads not guilty by reason of insanity in hiker death

Apr. 22, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A Massachusetts man pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Thursday in the death of an Appalachian Trail hiker and attacking another hiker with a hunting knife two years ago, authorities said. James Jordan of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, was...

Racial disparities persist in Boston police interactions

Apr. 22, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Figures released by the Boston Police Department indicate that Black people were far more likely than white people to be the subject of street investigations by Boston police in 2020. Black people were the subject of 62% of last year’s field...

Baker: Feds should match vaccine distribution to demand

Apr. 22, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday he’s pressing federal officials to reconsider how they distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to take into consideration the relative demand for the vaccine in individual states. The distribution of vaccine shots is currently...

Man gets jail time for torching Biden-Harris farm display

Apr. 22, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

DALTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail for burning down a stack of hay bales that a local farm had decorated in support of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris during the lead up to last year's presidential election, prosecutors said. ...

Authorities identify 2 victims in deadly New Bedford fire

Apr. 22, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts authorities on Thursday identified the two victims of a Monday fire in New Bedford. Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III's office said the two killed in the blaze are Tomas Gomez-Delacruz, 49, and Juan Macario-Mejia,...