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Story hits slam to lead Red Sox past Mariners 7-3

May. 20, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Story hit a grand slam over the Green Monster — and into the hands of a former Red Sox player — a night after hitting three homers over Fenway Park’s fabled left field wall, leading Boston to a 7-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Story...

Story's slam snagged by former Sox player in Monster seats

May. 20, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story connected again Friday night — this time with a former Boston player seated atop the Green Monster. Story, who hit three home runs in Boston’s victory Thursday, launched a grand slam to give the Red Sox a 4-0 lead over Seattle...

Smart, gritty Celtics hope to maintain intensity vs Heat

May. 20, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Marcus Smart brought the energy boost the Celtics needed to ignite a blowout win in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference finals matchup with the Heat. Now armed with home-court advantage in the series, Boston will look to maintain its edge at TD Garden during Saturday's...

New England schools eligible to apply for green bus funding

May. 20, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — School districts across New England are now eligible to apply for a portion of $500 million toward the purchase of zero-emissions school buses, which benefit the environment and children's health, officials said Friday. “These funds will make a real and lasting...

Retired music teacher convicted of raping student sentenced

May. 20, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former elementary school music teacher convicted of raping a fifth-grade student more than a decade ago was sentenced Friday to up to 20 years in prison. Stephen Jaszek, 66, of South Hadley, Massachusetts, was sentenced following his conviction last week...

Teen, charged with taking gun to school, held without bail

May. 20, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The second of two teenagers charged with taking a loaded gun to a Boston high school this week was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Friday at least until a hearing to determine whether he is a danger to society. The 17-year-old suspect was held based on a...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 20, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 16, 2022. Editorial: New state funding is welcome as browntail moths are expected to terrorize Maine again this year Insects pollinate our crops, they serve as pest control by taking care of other problem insects, they even help clean up waste....

Not guilty pleas entered for mother of NH boy found dead

May. 20, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer has entered not guilty pleas to murder charges on behalf of the mother of a 5-year-old New Hampshire boy who was found dead in Massachusetts last fall. Danielle Dauphinais, 35, was indicted last month on one count of first-degree murder alleging she...

Story hits 3 homers for Red Sox in 12-6 win over Mariners

May. 20, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Story had three homers, four hits and seven RBIs to help the Boston Red Sox rally from a four-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 12-6 Thursday night. Story slugged a pair of two-run homers and a three-run shot in the eighth, and he also singled in the...

Ellen DeGeneres: proud of what she, daytime TV show achieved

May. 19, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres relishes what her daytime show has given viewers in its nearly two-decade run, a blend of the silly, sometimes earnest and, particularly in the last few years, a respite from hard times. She's also acknowledges that who she is counts for a lot —...