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) - Allen Craig is in Boston's lineup and playing left field for the Red Sox on Friday night against the New York Yankees.
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) - Lawyers for former crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger say they'll file their appeal of his 2013 convictions with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 14.
BOSTON (AP) - Former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle racked up tens of thousands of dollars in personal expenses and travel costs on university credit cards and misrepresented much of the spending as university-related business, Massachusetts Inspector General Glenn Cunha's office said in a report released Thursday.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - An American citizen of Haitian descent was killed last week by armed robbers shortly after arriving in her impoverished Caribbean homeland to visit relatives, friends and officials said Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has nominated attorney Allison Dale Burroughs to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
BOSTON (AP) - State Inspector General Glenn A. Cunha says a former Westfield State University president racked up tens of thousands of dollars in personal expenses and travel costs on university credit cards.
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts lawmakers were rushing to complete work on several proposed new laws as the deadline marking the end of formal meetings in the two-year legislative session that began in January 2013 came and went.
WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA plans to make oxygen - a key ingredient of rocket fuel - on Mars early next decade.
BOSTON (AP) - The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power.
BOSTON (AP) - A bill designed to tighten reporting requirements for independent political expenditures, including those made by political action committees known as super PACs is heading to Gov. Deval Patrick's desk.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The AL-East leading Baltimore Orioles fortified their bullpen Thursday, obtaining Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox for minor league left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez.