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In path of bird migration, Eastern states see possible flu

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The East Coast is bracing for migratory treks of waterfowl that could put numerous states with poultry farms and backyard chicken operations at risk of a bird flu outbreak.

Apr 27
Kerr wins Rudy Tomjanovich Award from Pro Basketball Writers

NEW YORK (AP) - Golden State's Steve Kerr has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, given by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to a coach who best combines excellence on the court with cooperation with fans and media.

Apr 27
Cavs' Kevin Love out next series with dislocated shoulder

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss at least the team's next playoff series with a dislocated left shoulder, a damaging blow to Cleveland's NBA title hopes.

Apr 27
Celtics have reason for optimism despite sweep by Cavs

BOSTON (AP) - The reconstruction of the Boston Celtics is ahead of schedule. Being swept in the first round can't brush away that reality.

Apr 27
USS Constitution closed for repairs, to partly open in June

BOSTON (AP) - The world's oldest commissioned warship afloat is closing to visitors as it heads to dry dock in Boston for repairs.

Apr 27
'Good kid': Lawyer pleads for Boston Marathon bomber's life

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers pleaded with a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother.

Apr 27
Sarkar named AP's deputy editor for east region

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pia Sarkar, a veteran reporter, editor and newsroom leader, has been named deputy editor for the east for The Associated Press, charged with helping to oversee news coverage in 10 states.

Apr 27
Old Ironsides closed until June in preparation for repairs

BOSTON (AP) - USS Constitution is closing to visitors as the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat heads to dry dock for repairs.

Apr 27
Dozens protest at meeting on PawSox stadium idea

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Dozens of people have protested ahead of a meeting where the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox are making a pitch to the state for a ballpark in downtown Providence.

Apr 27
T workers jam Statehouse hearing on transit overhaul

BOSTON (AP) - Unionized MBTA employees packed a Statehouse hearing room on Monday as state transportation officials and members of a review panel appointed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker outlined recommendations for shaking up the troubled Boston-area transit system.