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Monday, Aug 21

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Why you shouldn't even peek at the eclipse without proper eye protection

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Bostonians will get a chance to witness a partial solar eclipse Monday afternoon, but experts are warning anyone tempted to take even a quick peek at the phenomenon that they must protect their eyes.

Saturday, Aug 19

15

Moreland delivers to help Red Sox beat Yankees 9-6

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BOSTON (AP) — Nineteen batters. Six pitchers. One hour, 5 minutes. Eight runs. Two lead changes. And when the seventh inning was over on Friday night, the Boston Red Sox were back in front and on their way to a 9-6 victory over New York…

Friday, Aug 18

05

Lawsuit: Poland Spring Water is committing 'colossal fraud'

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A lawsuit claims that Poland Spring Water is deceiving consumers with evergreen labels that say their bottle contains “100 percent natural spring water” that hails from Maine. The class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in…

Thursday, Aug 17

21

Barcelona van attack kills 13 in agonizing repeat for Europe

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A van veered onto a promenade and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona on Thursday, swerving back and forth as it mowed down pedestrians and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody…

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Vice Media’s immersive Charlottesville report gets traction

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NEW YORK (AP) — For all the words flowing since last weekend in Charlottesville, the most striking television reporting has been Vice Media’s insider account of the white nationalist movement and what it has wrought. Correspondent Elle…

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Paul LePage: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Taking down statues of Confederate figures is ‘‘just like’’ removing a monument to victims of the 9/11 attacks, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday, adding that the white nationalist and far-left protesters in…

Tuesday, Aug 15

02

Holocaust Memorial in Boston damaged for second time this summer

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The New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been damaged for the second time this summer. A photograph from a Globe reporter at the scene showed the glass paneling on a piece of the memorial smashed. Boston police officers were also…

Friday, Aug 11

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Whale watchers got to see a great white shark munching on a dead whale for brunch

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Passengers hoping to see whales Friday aboard a private whale watch witnessed another event — a great white shark eating a dead minke whale for brunch. Chad Avellar, owner of SeaSalt Charters, which runs private whale watching and fishing…

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Cyrus Jones bungles first chance at redemption in Patriots' first preseason loss

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COMMENTARY. With all due respect to the few dozen who boast pride being tried and true fanatics of the Jacksonville professional sports franchise, Thursday night's preseason tilt in Foxborough is going to play differently in its respective…

Thursday, Aug 10

16

'Astro's Dad'? The Red Sox will be wearing these nicknames on their jerseys soon

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Fans might be used to seeing Benintendi, Betts, and Bradley Jr. atop the jerseys of Red Sox outfielders, but they'll see Benny, Mookie, and JBJ the last weekend in August. As part of the inaugural MLB Players Weekend, the league will allow…

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Ranking the Patriots teams of the Belichick/Brady era

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Maybe you've noticed that there's been an abundance of nostalgia recently regarding the 2007 Patriots and their unfulfilled quest to go 19-0. ESPN's Bill Barnwell wrote about how the “nearly perfect team changed the NFL,'' providing…

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13 things we learned about Vince Wilfork from his retirement news conference

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Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork returned to Foxborough on Wednesday to sign a one-day contract and retire a Patriot after a 13-year NFL career, 11 seasons in New England and two with the Houston Texans. Team own Robert Kraft spoke warmly…

Tuesday, Aug 8

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The Patriots are reportedly the first NFL team to buy its own jets

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The Patriots acquired two 767 Boeing wide-body planes to use for team travel, becoming the first NFL team to do so, according to ESPN. The club bought the jets this offseason and retrofitted them with with first-class seats throughout.…

Sunday, Aug 6

14

In Maine, more bears mean more bear teeth to sort

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BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — Carolyn Nistler is at the forefront of a boom in a resource that plays a key role in the management of American wildlife: bear teeth. Nistler, owner of a Montana lab, and others are sorting through a windfall of…

Friday, Aug 4

13

Devers has 3-run homer for Red Sox in 9-5 win over White Sox

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BOSTON (AP) — Rick Porcello wasn't getting carried away after ending a four-game losing streak with his first win since June. The reigning AL Cy Young winner knew he had plenty of help as Boston tagged Chicago for 15 hits and the Red Sox…

Thursday, Aug 3

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Affirmative action battle has a new focus: Asian-Americans

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By most standards, Austin Jia holds an enviable position. A rising sophomore at Duke, Jia attends one of the top universities in the country, setting him up for success. But with his high GPA, nearly perfect SAT score, and activities —…

Tuesday, Aug 1

22

Here's what Deval Patrick says about the Obama advisers urging him to run for president in 2020

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A Massachusetts governor running for president? It's hardly a new idea. But if several advisers to former President Barack Obama have their way, we could see it again in 2020. As Politico reported Tuesday, former Gov. Deval Patrick is…

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Jets rookie Adams says football field 'perfect place to die'

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jamal Adams has been cheered plenty of times during his football career. This might have been the most awkward. The New York Jets rookie safety participated in a forum Monday for season-ticket holders that…

Monday, Jul 31

01

11 things we learned from Rob Ninkovich's retirement news conference

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Rob Ninkovich announced his retirement on Sunday after an 11-year NFL career, including eight years in New England. Coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft both spoke at Ninkovich's retirement news conference, heaping praise on…

Thursday, Jul 27

22

Here's what you missed from day one of Patriots training camp

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The soft start to Patriots season is finally here. And as Bill Belichick said on Wednesday, “I think we're all excited to get started.” For those who couldn't make it down to Foxborough, here's everything you missed: ...

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Patriots are Loaded, with a capital L

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Since the NFL adopted the 16-game schedule for the 1978 season, there have been 1,145 opportunities for a franchise — any franchise, in a given year — to go 16-0 in the regular season. The 1978 Steelers could not do it. Neither could the …

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Starbucks to shutter all Teavana stores as sales disappoint

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NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is shutting down its struggling Teavana chain, and relying on customers who spend more on pricier drinks and food to drive up sales at its namesake coffee stores. The company reported disappointing global sales…

Wednesday, Jul 26

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A giant Amazon job fair is in Massachusetts for one day next week

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NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at nearly a dozen warehouses across the U.S. Those offered jobs on the spot will pack or sort boxes and help ship them to…

Tuesday, Jul 25

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Police: Man arrested in attack outside Planet Fitness was released from hospital

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DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Police say a man accused in a 39-punch attack on a woman outside a Planet Fitness gym in New Hampshire was medically released from a hospital shortly before his arrest. Jordan Lamonde's booking photo. —Rochester Police .…

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It's high time for ticks, which are spreading diseases farther

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — This town is under siege from tiny invaders. A doctor at Southampton Hospital recently pulled a tick off a woman's eyeball. After a 10-minute walk outside, a mother reported finding a tick affixed to her 7-year-old…

Monday, Jul 24

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Tom Brady compares doubts about holistic medicine to lack of action on climate change

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Despite his cautious public brand, Tom Brady has never been muted in his advocacy of holistic medicine or his criticism of Western health practices. And in a Sports Illustrated piece Monday, the New England Patriots quarterback offered a…

Friday, Jul 21

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Here's your official Dave Dombrowski trades report card

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Major League Baseball's non-waiver trading deadline is little more than a week away. The Red Sox, in first place but flawed, have obvious needs and a president of baseball operations in Dave Dombrowski with a long history of wheeling and…

Wednesday, Jul 19

02

Boaters asked to slow down for whales off New England coast

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NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking boaters off the southern New England coast to slow down because of the presence of rare whales. The federal agency says endangered right whales were…

Monday, Jul 17

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A look back at New England's worst hurricanes, in photos

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Though hurricane season technically began June 1, the most dangerous storms to hit New England's coast have typically arrived in late summer. Gov. Charlie Baker has officially devoted this week to hurricane preparedness, urging…

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The Northern Lights were a letdown in New England

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After all of the hype, the hoped-for Northern Lights sighting in New England Sunday night and early Monday morning was a bit of a letdown. Boston.com meteorologist Dave Epstein said there was a lull in the solar storm that was expected to…