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Tuesday, Sep 19


Study links youth football to greater risk of later health problems

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Playing tackle football under the age of 12 exposes children to repetitive head impacts that may double their risk of developing behavioral problems and triple their chances of suffering depression later in life, according to a study…

Monday, Sep 18


Trump advisers warn North Korea to give up weapons programs

SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE via european pressphoto agency. Moon Jae-in, South Korea's president, spoke with President Trump via telephone. SOMERSET, N.J. — President Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North ...

Wednesday, Sep 13


Son accused in fatal shooting of mother in N.H. intensive care unit

By Travis Andersen, Danny McDonald and Bryan Marquard Globe Staff September 12, 2017 LEBANON, N.H. — A hospital here went into lockdown Tuesday after a 70-year-old woman was fatally shot in the intensive care unit by her son, who was later…


Athletes respond to ESPN's handling of Jemele Hill tweets

Athletes past and present are sharing their opinions on the most recent example of an ESPN employee expressing political thoughts and the network's response. Jemele Hill, a co-host of SportsCenter, originally called President Donald Trump…

Tuesday, Sep 12


Rafael Nadal rolls to third US Open title

NEW YORK — Playing with the conviction and point-by-point urgency of his finest years, Rafael Nadal completed an even split of the 2017 men’s Grand Slam loot with Roger Federer. Nadal, back at No. 1 at age 31, underscored his resurgence by…

Monday, Sep 11


Steve Bannon unsparing in criticism of GOP

WASHINGTON — In his first extended interview since he left the White House last month, Stephen K. Bannon was unsparing in his criticism of top Republicans, West Wing staff, the “pearl-clutching mainstream media,” special counsel…

Saturday, Sep 9


Groton couple tells story of a terrible visit Friday from a stranger who spoke of murder

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GROTON – Wagner Alcocer and his wife were scrolling through real estate listings on their computer Friday evening when they heard a voice asking for help outside their home on Common Street. The couple saw a man standing in the screened-in…

Thursday, Sep 7


NBA 2K reveals its new cover with Kyrie Irving in a Celtics uniform

... …NBA2K has revealed the updated cover for the latest edition of the popular video game. Introducing the NEW #NBA2K18 cover ft. @KyrieIrving in a Boston Celtics uniform, to be released at a later date! https://t.co/9fcRLMh02k pic…

Sunday, Sep 3


Howard stunned UNLV in one of the biggest upsets in football history

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Not long after Mike London accepted the head coaching job at Howard University — leaving the college football big-time as a University of Maryland assistant to take over a program that had won three games in two years — he coined a phrase…

Thursday, Aug 31


Before ‘The Perfect Game,’ Rollie Massimino was a basketball force in Massachusetts

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Rollie Massimino won two championships during his storied basketball coaching career. One is a bit more well-known than the other. In 1985, Massimino took his eighth-seeded Villanova team on a Cinderella run through the NCAA men’s Division…


Joe Haden, cut by Browns, quickly signs with Steelers

Hours after he was released by the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday, two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with the Steelers, according to the NFL Network. Haden is guaranteed to make $7 million in…

Wednesday, Aug 30


Kansas City's Danny Duffy contrite over DUI

Royals lefthander Danny Duffy refused to make excuses Tuesday after he was cited for driving under the influence in suburban Kansas City last weekend, another headache for a team already struggling on the field. Duffy had left the team's…

Tuesday, Aug 29


As Harvey overwhelms Houston, some wonder: Is the worst yet to come?

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HOUSTON (AP) — Crews overwhelmed by thousands of rescue calls during one of the heaviest downpours in U.S. history have had little time to search for other potential victims, but officials acknowledge the grim reality that fatalities…


Kyrie Irving is worth some extra compensation

Danny Ainge and the Celtics are victims of their own success and sales pitch. They've done such a good job of selling the Parishioners of the Parquet on the value their picks and their players that when they bundled some of them together…


Astros, Texans move home games as Harvey devastates Houston

HOUSTON — Hurricane Harvey has forced both the Houston Astros and Houston Texans to play home games miles away from the flood-stricken city with players wondering when they will be able to come back. The Astros will play a three-game…

Sunday, Aug 27


Smuggling tunnel found in San Diego, 30 people detained

SAN DIEGO — Authorities have found a smuggling tunnel that carried dozens of people across the border from Mexico into the United States. Border Patrol agents discovered the crude tunnel, described as a hole in the ground with a ladder…

Friday, Aug 25


White House anti-drug office asks Mass. for medical marijuana data

For more stories on the marijuana industry, sign up for our newsletter, This Week in Weed. An arm of the White House’s antidrug office has asked Massachusetts and several other states where medical marijuana is legal to turn over…

Thursday, Aug 24


Trump retweets eclipse meme of his face covering Obama's

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President Trump is again blasting his predecessor on Twitter, this time retweeting an eclipse-themed meme depicting his face covering former president Barack Obama's. Trump retweeted the image Thursday morning amid a series of tweets…


ESPN announcer out because of his name

Robert Lee, an ESPN sports broadcaster, was pulled from calling the University of Virginia's home opener in football against William and Mary Sept. 2 because he shares a name with the Confederate general at the center of unrest in…


Martha’s Vineyard is roiled by ouster of CEO of island’s hospital

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OAK BLUFFS — Soon after Joseph L. Woodin moved to Martha’s Vineyard to run the local hospital last year, residents and patients noticed a difference. They saw him everywhere — at community meetings, dinners, and events. Locals embraced the…

Tuesday, Aug 22


Louise Linton's couture draws ire on Instagram, and she lashes back

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WASHINGTON — The wife of the Treasury secretary on Monday night took a page from President Donald Trump's social media playbook for punching down. Louise Linton, the labels-loving wife of Steven Mnuchin, replied condescendingly to an…


Charlottesville's city council met Monday, and it got ugly

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Anger boiled over at the first Charlottesville City Council meeting since a white nationalist rally in the city descended into violent chaos, with some residents screaming and cursing at councilors Monday night…


Businesses fret over Congress' ability to avoid debt default

WASHINGTON — Despite President Trump's swirl of controversies, August still has a sleepy feel inside Washington's beltway, where the business of government has slowed. Bosses, including the 535 members of Congress, are out of town. Lunches…

Monday, Aug 21


What happens if you look at the solar eclipse without the special glasses?

You've heard the warnings by now: Don't stare directly at the sun today during the solar eclipse — it could damage your eyes. Here's a look at what happens if you do decide to ignore all the warnings and cautionary tales. YOUR EYES AND THE…


Did President Trump just stare directly at the solar eclipse without glasses?

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Did President Trump throw caution to the wind and look at the solar eclipse without special protective glasses? Shortly after Monday's eclipse, photos of the president appearing to stare up at the sun from a White House balcony circulated…

Sunday, Aug 20


Christie Kerr paces US to 5-point lead at Solheim Cup

Two years ago, the United States staged the biggest singles comeback in Solheim Cup history. Only the biggest letdown the event has ever seen will keep the Americans from retaining the cup. The United States took a 10½-5½ lead over Europe…


Scenes from the ‘Boston Free Speech’ rally and counterprotest

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Thousands of counterprotesters march down Tremont Street towards the “Boston Free Speech” rally on the Boston Common.

Saturday, Aug 19


US sweeping away Europe in Solheim Cup

After the favored Americans found themselves trailing Europe after a sluggish start to the Solheim Cup, they settled down Friday afternoon, pulling away with a record-setting performance. The United States swept the afternoon fourball…

Thursday, Aug 17


Warrants issued for NH white supremacist

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A white supremacist from Keene, N.H., who was prominently featured in a recent Vice News documentary about the violence in Charlottesville, is wanted for arrest on charges in Virginia, according to authorities. Christopher Cantwell, who is…


'Wow': Stunned TV hosts reacted in real time to Trump's Charlottesville remarks

“What I just saw,” a visibly stunned Chuck Todd said on MSNBC, “gave me the wrong kind of chills. Honestly, I'm a bit shaken by what I just heard.” “I'm still in the phase where I'm wondering if it was actually real life,” said the Fox…