Latest Massachusetts News

Red Sox sign LHPs Hill, Paxton, trade Renfroe for JBJ

Dec. 02, 2021 01:03 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox signed free agent left-handers Rich Hill and James Paxton on Wednesday night and reacquired outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from Milwaukee in a trade that sent outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Brewers. The flurry of moves came just a few...

Choh scores 26 to lead Brown past UMass Lowell 73-63

Dec. 02, 2021 00:05 AM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Tamenang Choh, playing in front of his hometown crowd, had a career-high 26 points as Brown topped UMass Lowell 73-63 on Wednesday night. Choh shot 14 for 16 from the line. He added seven rebounds and surpassed 1,000 career points. ...

Tatum (26 pts, 16 reb) leads Celtics past 76ers, 88-87

Dec. 01, 2021 23:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had made just one of his first six shots against Philadelphia when Celtics coach Ime Udoka came to him with a sort of a pep talk. “I told him it would be nice to make a shot,” Udoka said. “He looked up at me and said: ‘I’ve got nine...

Leggett scores 16 to carry Rhode Island over Harvard 64-57

Dec. 01, 2021 23:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Ishmael Leggett finished with 16 points as Rhode Island defeated Harvard 64-57 on Wednesday night. Malik Martin had 13 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for the Rams (6-2). Makhel Mitchell added 13 points. Louis Lesmond had 15...

Facing trial, California couple plead guilty in college scam

Dec. 01, 2021 19:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California couple accused of paying $25,000 to cheat on their son's college admissions test abruptly agreed to plead guilty on Wednesday, six weeks before they were set to go on trial in federal court. Dr. Gregory Colburn, 63, and Amy Colburn, 61, of...

Patriots expecting to have hands full against creative Bills

Dec. 01, 2021 19:28 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In Devin McCourty’s 12 NFL seasons, the Patriots safety has seen plenty of the Buffalo Bills. He’s never seen them playing as well and as difficult to figure out as they’ve been the past three seasons. “You kind of...

GOP's Baker won't seek 3rd term as Massachusetts governor

Dec. 01, 2021 17:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday he won't seek a third term as governor of Massachusetts, where his party is bitterly split between supporters and foes of former President Donald Trump. Baker called the announcement “a very complicated...

Man convicted in killing retrial gets new 35-year sentence

Dec. 01, 2021 15:51 PM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts man who was convicted of a drug-related killing in a rare retrial of a murder case in Maine received a 35-year-sentence on Wednesday. Marcus Asante, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, was initially sentenced to 35 years stemming from the...

Trooper, apparently sleeping in cruiser, under investigation

Dec. 01, 2021 14:44 PM EST

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating after a video was posted on social media recently that shows a uniformed trooper apparently sleeping in his marked cruiser. “Last week we became aware of the video, which appears to show conduct...

DA: Police justified in shooting death of armed man

Dec. 01, 2021 14:03 PM EST

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts were justified when they fatally shot an armed man who wounded two officers and killed a police dog in an exchange of gunfire last June, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Braintree police investigating a domestic violence case...