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1 dead, 1 hurt in fire at Massachusetts apartment complex

Dec. 10, 2019 8:16 AM EST

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and another was injured in a fire at a Great Barrington apartment complex on Monday night. The fire at the Beech Tree Apartments was reported at about 7:40 p.m., the department posted on its Facebook page. Firefighters were notified of...

Spy Harder: Patriots caught videotaping in Spygate sequel

Dec. 10, 2019 12:10 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots acknowledged on Monday night that a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday's game, a violation of league rules that echoed the team's 2007 Spygate scandal. In a statement posted on Twitter and the team website,...

Walker scores 22, Celts beat Cavs 110-88 in Hayward's return

Dec. 9, 2019 11:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gordon Hayward got back in the lineup and helped the Boston Celtics build a big lead. Kemba Walker made sure it didn’t completely disappear. Walker led Boston’s balanced scoring with 22 points, Hayward had 14 points in his return from a broken hand and the Celtics remained...

Hayward scores 14 in return, Celtics beat Cavaliers 110-88

Dec. 9, 2019 11:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker led Boston’s balanced scoring with 22 points, Gordon Hayward had 14 points in his return from a broken hand and the Celtics remained unbeaten at home with a 110-88 victory over the sinking Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Jaylen Brown had 20 points and seven rebounds,...

Celtics F Hayward returns from injury against Cavaliers

Dec. 9, 2019 10:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward started Monday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers and scored 14 points, returning to the Boston lineup ahead of schedule in his return from a broken hand. Hayward received a loud ovation when he was introduced and got his first basket on a fast-break layup...

Report: Boston public transit system needs to improve safety

Dec. 9, 2019 6:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The public transportation system in metropolitan Boston needs to step up efforts to improve safety along its network of subways, buses and commuter rail trains. That's the finding of a panel of transit experts hired in June by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's fiscal and...

Massachusetts lab to pay $26M for scheme with Texas doctors

Dec. 9, 2019 6:34 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation agreed to pay nearly $27 million to settle claims that it allegedly paid doctors in Texas and waived patient co-payments in exchange for lab tests it then billed to federal healthcare programs, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday....

Patriots still searching for answers after latest loss to KC

Dec. 9, 2019 6:20 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — No team is immune from hearing the frustrations of its fan base. Not even the six-time Super Bowl champion Patriots. Philadelphia Eagles fans infamously pelted Santa Claus with snowballs while watching their two-win team trudge to the end of a dismal season. Frustrations have...

Court tosses 1 count against US man who mailed fatal cyanide

Dec. 9, 2019 6:04 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a witness tampering charge against a Maine man convicted of mailing fatal cyanide to an Englishman. But the decision, dated Friday, doesn't change the 25-year prison sentence for Sidney Kilmartin. He's serving a separate 25-year sentence for...

New parent charged in college bribery case will plead guilty

Dec. 9, 2019 5:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California woman has agreed to plead guilty after authorities said she paid $9,000 to have online classes taken on her son's behalf to help him graduate from Georgetown University. Karen Littlefair, 57, of Newport Beach, California, is the latest person to be charged in a sweeping college...