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Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund (11) celebrates after his goal against Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Backlund scored twice in the Flames 5-2 win. At center is Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46). (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Monahan, Backlund score 2G each, Flames beat Bruins 5-2

Feb. 25, 2020 11:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Sean Monahan scored a pair of goals 1:12 apart in the second period and the Calgary Flames beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 on Tuesday night. Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and two assists for the Flames and Erik Gustafsson picked up an assist in his debut for Calgary after coming over in a deal with...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., smiles while the crowd chants his name during a campaign event on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Sanders makes bold play to win primary on Warren’s home turf

Feb. 25, 2020 5:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the South Carolina primary unfolds Saturday, Bernie Sanders won’t be hustling for last-minute votes in Charleston or courting party elders in the state capital of Columbia. Rather, he'll be invading Elizabeth Warren’s home turf. The Vermont senator is holding a noon rally...

Michelle Janavs leaves federal court, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Boston, after being sentenced to five months in prison for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters' way into college as part of a nationwide college cheating scam. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Hot Pockets heir gets 5 months in prison for college scam

Feb. 25, 2020 5:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An heir to the Hot Pockets fortune was sentenced to five months in prison Tuesday for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters' way into school as part of a nationwide college admissions scam. Michelle Janavs, whose father and uncle invented the microwaveable Hot Pockets turnovers before...

FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Holocaust survivor Steve Ross, left, founder of the New England Holocaust Memorial, embraces former Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn during a a rededication ceremony for the repaired New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston. Ross, a Holocaust survivor who spent decades searching for the soldier who helped him at a concentration camp in 1945, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a tweet. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Steve Ross, founder of New England Holocaust Memorial, dies

Feb. 24, 2020 11:53 PM EST

Steve Ross, a Holocaust survivor who founded the New England Holocaust Memorial and spent decades searching for a soldier who helped him at a concentration camp in 1945, died Monday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a tweet. “Today Boston lost a giant, and the world quite honestly lost a giant,”...

Michael Center, former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin, runs from federal court in Boston, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, after being sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Ex-coach gets 6 months in college scam, runs from courthouse

Feb. 24, 2020 5:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin sprinted away from a scrum of reporters and his own lawyers Monday after he was sentenced to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam. Michael Center collapsed into his...

Janet Uhlar sits for a photo at her dining room table with an arrangement of letters and pictures she received through her correspondence with imprisoned Boston organized crime boss James

After learning of Whitey Bulger LSD tests, juror has regrets

Feb. 22, 2020 4:53 PM EST

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — One of the jurors who convicted notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger says she regrets her decision after learning that he was an unwitting participant in a covert CIA experiment with LSD. Bulger terrorized Boston from the 1970s into the 1990s with a campaign of...

Anaheim Ducks right wing Ondrej Kase (25), of the Czech Republic, and Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Haydn Fleury (4) chase the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Anaheim won 2-1 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Bruins land Kase by trading Backes, 1st-round pick to Ducks

Feb. 21, 2020 6:45 PM EST

David Backes no longer has to worry whether he’ll get another shot at playing in the NHL. The 35-year-old forward was freed from what Backes referred to as “purgatory” on Friday, when the Boston Bruins traded him to the Anaheim Ducks. In freeing up most of Backes’ significant...

Xiaoning Sui, a Chinese national residing in British Columbia, Canada, leaves federal court, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Boston, after pleading guilty to paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Parent pleads guilty in college admissions scheme

Feb. 21, 2020 4:41 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman charged in the college admissions scandal pleaded guilty Friday to paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit. Xiaoning Sui, 49, a Chinese citizen who lives in Surrey, British Columbia, pleaded guilty to a single count of...

3 additional Iranian students challenge removal from country

Feb. 21, 2020 2:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Three more students from Iran attending New England colleges have filed civil rights complaints with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, saying they were mistreated and illegally denied entry into the country. The complaints follow similar ones filed by an Iranian student seeking to...

Jury clears hospital in controversial medical abuse case

Feb. 20, 2020 9:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Children’s Hospital wasn't medically negligent in its treatment of a Connecticut teen who spent nearly a year in state custody after doctors suspected her parents of medical child abuse, a jury in Boston concluded Thursday. The verdict in the medical malpractice lawsuit brought...