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19 minutes ago
Jon Lester ready to help lead A's back to playoffs

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.

31 minutes ago
Keith Urban: 'Horrified' by alleged rape at show

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Keith Urban says he's 'horrified' by reports of a possible sexual assault at his concert last weekend south of Boston.

Today at 07:13PM
Cardinals add Lackey, Masterson to active roster

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.

Today at 06:37PM
Cespedes, Craig at Fenway after trade flurry

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.

Today at 05:19PM
Board names new chancellor for UNC Asheville

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.

Today at 05:01PM
Man accused of Obama threat faces gun charges

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - A man accused of threatening President Barack Obama on Twitter has been arrested on gun charges.

Today at 05:01PM
Gov. Patrick begins reviewing several major bills

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.

Today at 04:19PM
Dems, GOP looking for black, minority turnout

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.

Today at 04:19PM
Robert Kennedy Jr. to marry actress Cheryl Hines

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.

Jul 31
Appeal to be filed Aug. 14 for Whitey Bulger

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.

Jul 31
Report: Ex-president billed college for his gain

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.

Jul 31
Officials: US citizen killed by bandits in Haiti

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.

Jul 31
Obama nominates attorney for US District Court

BOSTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has nominated attorney Allison Dale Burroughs to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Jul 31
IG: Dobelle billed school for personal expenses

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.

Jul 31
Lawmakers hold final meeting of 2-year session

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.

Jul 31
NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA plans to make oxygen - a key ingredient of rocket fuel - on Mars early next decade.

Jul 31
Defending champion Red Sox trade 5 players

BOSTON (AP) - The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power.

Jul 31
PAC disclosure bill heading to Gov. Patrick's desk

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.

Jul 31
Orioles get Miller in trade with Red Sox

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.