This Just In...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jon Lester walked through the Oakland clubhouse doors to quite a greeting, from the snappy, patriotic marching tune on the sound system to the handshakes and hellos from every corner.
MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Keith Urban says he's 'horrified' by reports of a possible sexual assault at his concert last weekend south of Boston.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - John Lackey won't be facing his old team in his first start with the St. Louis Cardinals. And he has no problem pitching at a deep discount next season.
BOSTON (AP) - If Yoenis Cespedes didn't know much about the Boston Red Sox while growing up in Cuba, he found the perfect person to teach him all about the history of the franchise and its ballpark.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - The woman who has been president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2002 will be the next chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - A man accused of threatening President Barack Obama on Twitter has been arrested on gun charges.
BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick said Friday that he's pleased lawmakers were able to finish work on several major pieces of legislation, but wants time to review them before deciding which to sign into law.
BOSTON (AP) - With control of the House and Senate up for grabs, Democrats are looking to minority voters - especially black voters who heavily supported President Barack Obama - to turn out and help them forestall a Republican takeover of Congress this November.
HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) - Robert Kennedy Jr. and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines are planning to tie the knot in a wedding at the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts.
BOSTON (AP) - MGM Resorts International has taken ownership of two city-owned properties in downtown Springfield as it plans to build an $800 million casino there.
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been arrested on gun charges in connection with an investigation into alleged threats against President Barack Obama.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - FairPoint Communications and two unions representing 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont continued to negotiate Friday as the expiration of the existing contract looms this weekend.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Google Inc. is confirming that the barge it docked in Maine has been sold.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - General Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo must give a deposition in a lawsuit over the deal that gave ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company a $75 million state-backed loan, a Rhode Island judge said Friday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Amtrak's Downeaster is back on a regular schedule following a month of train cancellations caused by track maintenance.
SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) - Police say 12-year-old girl was struck by a car while attending a Market Basket protest in Seabrook, New Hampshire.