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Apr 18
Pittsfield teens using soccer to help poor youths in Haiti

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - For nearly all their lives a group of six friends and city youth soccer players have had the privilege of playing on a proper soccer pitch, with formal uniforms and shoes, in professionally regulated matches.

Apr 18
Cancer diagnosis prompts sisters to have preventive surgery

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Dulce Noonan's cancer diagnosis may have saved her sister's life.

Apr 18
Clay Buchholz and Red Sox lose to Orioles 4-1

BOSTON (AP) - Forget opening day. Clay Buchholz can't seem to find his groove again.

Apr 18
Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

BOSTON (AP) - Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

Apr 18
Chris Davis' 2-run homer helps Orioles defeat Red Sox 4-1

BOSTON (AP) - Chris Tillman couldn't wait to get back onto the mound after his shortest start in over three seasons.

Apr 18
No injuries in UConn charter bus fire at I-84 and I-90

STURBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - No one was injured when a charter bus taking UConn students on an outing to Boston caught fire on a ramp to the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Apr 18
Official: boy hurt after setting off power arc at tracks

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old boy is hospitalized after being burned when he threw something at power lines above the commuter rail tracks in Attleboro.

Apr 18
New England Aquarium offering penguins 'honeymoon suites'

BOSTON (AP) - The New England Aquarium wants its endangered African penguins to get a little steamy.

Apr 18
LeBron returns to playoffs with Cavs; Celtics up first

CLEVELAND (AP) - Five years ago, LeBron James left the floor after Game 5 against Boston in disgrace. There were boos from the home fans, even some whispers he'd quit on the Cavaliers.

Apr 18
Massachusetts soldier's funeral scheduled for Monday

NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - The town of Northbridge is paying its final respects to a local soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Apr 18
New England Aquarium breeding nearly extinct penguin species

BOSTON (AP) - Things are getting steamy at the New England Aquarium, where biologists are trying to entice endangered African penguins to get it on.

Apr 18
A look at a manufacturer of statues for Civil War monuments

The Monumental Bronze Co. of Bridgewater, Connecticut, was one of the leading manufacturers of soldier statues for Civil War monuments and memorials erected in the North and South between the mid-1870s and 1912. Some facts about the company:

Apr 18
Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' still on guard in North, South

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A century and a half later, these weathered "Silent Sentinels" still stand guard, rifles at the ready, gazing off in the distance.

Apr 18
New England's snowy winter pushes back gardening season

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The historic barrage of snow and cold that struck New England this winter has pushed back the gardening season and left behind damaged bushes, trees and greenhouses - and gardeners clamoring to get their hands in the dirt.

Apr 18
Communities already spending money trickling in from casinos

BOSTON (AP) - The first casino hasn't opened its doors, but some Massachusetts cities and towns already are spending gambling windfalls.

Apr 18
Massachusetts Statehouse offering access to JFK statue

BOSTON (AP) - Visitors to the Massachusetts Statehouse will once again be able to view the statue of former President John F. Kennedy up close.

Apr 18
Massachusetts Statehouse offering access to Kennedy statue

BOSTON (AP) - Visitors to the Massachusetts Statehouse will once again be able to view the statue of former President John F. Kennedy up close.

Apr 18
Gore and Whiteface still open for skiing

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - Don't put away the skis just yet.

Apr 18
French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston

FOURAS, France (AP) - With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries set sail Saturday for the U.S. East Coast.

Apr 17
2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back

BOSTON (AP) - It's been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering - almost as much as finishing - something to aspire to.

Apr 17
Go figure: Stat titles rarely lead to NBA titles

It's already known that Oklahoma City won't win the NBA title, since the Thunder didn't make the playoffs.