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Floor fights, boos and a too-long kiss. How the dramatic and the bizarre define convention history

Jul. 15, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 1948, the Republican and Democratic parties did something unthinkable in today's climate of ferocious political animosity: They not only held their national conventions in the same city, but shared some of the props. Both gathered in Philadelphia, largely...

Things to know about the Karen Read murder case, which could go to a retrial

Jul. 12, 2024 15:27 PM EDT

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in Massachusetts say they plan to retry Karen Read for the death of her Boston police officer boyfriend. She’s accused of striking him with her SUV and leaving him to die in a snowstorm. The judge declared a mistrial after jurors said they couldn't agree. ...

Prosecutors in Karen Read case argue against dismissing any charges

Jul. 12, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in the Karen Read murder case filed a motion Friday, arguing against dropping any charges after her mistrial. Read was accused of ramming into her Boston police officer boyfriend with her SUV and leaving him for dead in a snowstorm in January 2022. Her...

Lawsuit filed in case of Massachusetts teenager who died after taking part in spicy chip challenge

Jul. 11, 2024 11:46 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Lawsuit filed in case of Massachusetts teenager who died after taking part in spicy chip challenge.

Gunman fires into crowd in Boston neighborhood, injuring 5 people

Jul. 11, 2024 09:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Police on Thursday were looking for a gunman who fired into a crowd in Boston, injuring five people including a child. The shooting happened Wednesday night as a crowd was gathered in the city’s Dorchester section. An 11-year-old child, a 21-year-old man, a...

Pop-soul band Lake Street Dive wants to spread a little joy around. What's wrong with that?

Jul. 10, 2024 11:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lake Street Dive chooses to spread some joy. You got a problem with that? The veteran pop-soul band's upbeat approach permeates the new disc “Good Together,” with the title track's sprightly synthesizers pushing along members' Rachael Price and Akie Bermiss duet...

Under pressure from cities, DoorDash steps up efforts to ensure its drivers don't break traffic laws

Jul. 09, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

DoorDash said Tuesday that it’s stepping up efforts to identify dangerous delivery drivers and remove them from its platform after a flood of complaints from cities. In a letter sent last month to DoorDash and other food delivery companies, Boston officials said they were seeing an...

Kevin Durant has calf strain, USA Basketball considers him day-to-day at Olympic camp

Jul. 07, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kevin Durant is dealing with calf soreness that has kept him from being a full participant in USA Basketball’s training camp for the Paris Olympics, though he has assured team officials that he does not expect the issue to be a major one. “Day-to-day,” U.S....

Pirates' Skenes an All-Star just 8 weeks after debut, and 7 Phillies are picked for July 16 game

Jul. 07, 2024 19:55 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Paul Skenes was picked for the All-Star Game on Sunday just eight weeks after his debut, and the major league-leading Philadelphia Phillies had a big league-high seven selections. Skenes, who turned 22 in May, was selected by the Pirates as the top pick in...

Red Sox stun Yankees 5-3 on 2-run homers by Yoshida in the 9th and Rafaela in the 10th

Jul. 06, 2024 01:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Masataka Yoshida hit a tying, two-run homer off Clay Holmes with two outs in the ninth inning, Ceddane Rafaela homered against Tommy Kahnle leading off the 10th and the Boston Red stunned New York 5-3 on Friday night and sent the Yankees to their 14th loss in 18 games. ...