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Mayor: Boston to pitch 4 sites for Amazon HQ2

Boston is submitting at least four sites in its bid to host Amazon's coveted HQ2, but one of them is getting a special push, according to Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

David Wright found guilty on all counts in terror case

David Daoud Wright, an Islamic State-inspired jihadi, has been found guilty on all of the counts he faced in connection with a plot to head a prominent blogger.

Rob Gronkowski offers words of encouragement for Gordon Hayward

Like many other Boston athletes, Rob Gronkowski watched in horror after seeing the gruesome ankle injury suffered by Celtics guard Gordon Hayward last night. The Patriots tight end doesn’t know Hayward, but in many ways, felt his pain.

Record highs for major US stock indexes; Dow passes 23,000

A day of modest gains on Wall Street resulted in more milestones for U.S. stocks Wednesday as the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 23,000 points for the first time.

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Texts: Sheriff, lawmaker pushed to stop cheerleader protest


ATLANTA — A powerful lawmaker texted a Georgia sheriff, recounting with pride how they pressured a university president to take action after black cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem at a football game.


Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees


NEW YORK — Some flowers have found a nifty way to get the blues.

Students walk out from classes after racial incidents

BOSTON — Hundreds of students at Boston College have walked out of their classes to protest recent instances of racism on campus, including two posters that were defaced to say "Black Lives don't Matter."


Goalie Tuukka Rask hurt at Bruins practice

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask had to be helped off the ice after Anders Bjork crashed into him during practice Wednesday morning at Warrior Ice Arena.

Manhunt underway for gunman in Maryland office park shooting


EDGEWOOD, Md. — A man with a lengthy criminal past who was fired from a job earlier this year for punching a colleague showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers, authorities said. Three of them…

Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed 'disrespect'


WASHINGTON — The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body. Trump,…


Trump: Congresswoman ‘totally fabricated’ my response to soldier’s widow


MIAMI — President Donald Trump accused a Miami-Dade Democratic congresswoman Wednesday morning of lying about his response to a fallen soldier’s widow — that “he knew what he signed up for” — and said he had proof of the conversation.


Milton police warn: Hired drivers may be targeting women

Two women have reported being sexually assaulted in Milton in recent months by drivers of "vehicles for hire" they called to get rides home from bars and clubs in other communities, Milton police said.


Carr: Latest violence by illegal immigrant on judges’ hands

Another horrific crime committed in Boston by another poster boy for judicial coddling of violent criminal illegal immigrants.

Country star sings at Boston hospital that treated him

Country music star Clay Cook spent some time yesterday morning entertaining young patients at Mass. Eye and Ear, the hospital that just months ago saved the hearing in his right ear.

Witnesses: Teen tried ‘drifting’ U-turn before crash that killed cop

A Burlington teen was attempting a “drifting” maneuver when he made a high speed U-turn on Interstate 95 that left a Somerville police officer dead, witnesses told police.

Borges: Opportunity fumbled as most NFL players dodge league meeting

NFL owners and players met in New York yesterday to discuss what has become a roiling issue over players’ right to express themselves and owners’ rights in the workplace.


Jennings: Surgeries and injuries add to the Red Sox uncertainty beyond a new manager

The Red Sox need more than a manager. They need a starting pitcher, maybe a second baseman, and a reliable power hitter wouldn’t hurt.

Bulpett: Celtics won’t find overcoming Gordon Hayward’s injury an easy task

CLEVELAND — The sunrise forecast in Boston calls for clear skies and temperatures in the 50s. And, according to the National Weather Service and any number of immutable laws regarding the Earth’s rotation, the sun will, indeed, rise.

Gordon Hayward's gruesome injury overshadows Celtics’ loss to Cavaliers in season opener

CLEVELAND — In a sickening flash, Gordon Hayward’s fractured left ankle drained all meaning from the first game of the season.


Vertex CEO gives sales pitch as Amazon bid deadline nears

Some of the biggest businesses in the city are backing City Hall’s push to land Amazon’s colossal new headquarters — with Vertex Pharmaceuticals the latest to jump on the bandwagon.

Tuesday, Oct 17

Kyrie Irving preps for his Cleveland moment

CLEVELAND — The focus on Kyrie Irving was fairly insane. Cameras recorded his every move.

Transit bigs vow to get T on right track

MBTA and MassDOT officials say they’re primed to beef up their in-house training, revamp their internship program and — at the suggestion of agency overseers — plug into the local college pipeline after fielding rounds of internal…

Study: ‘Millionaire’s tax’ would hurt state

The proposed “millionaire’s tax” set for the November 2018 ballot would force Bay Staters to pay the second-highest combined state and federal top capital gains tax rate in the country and sixth-highest in the world, according to a…

RMV makes U-turn on inspections system after outcry


The head of the state’s Registry of Motor Vehicles offered a mea culpa after the botched roll-out of the new vehicle inspections system, saying yesterday that inspectors deserved more training and help before it went live this month.

Monday, Oct 16

T union claims MBTA has received only one bid for bus maintenance

The union representing the MBTA's bus mechanics is claiming the transit agency has received just one bid in its pursuit to outsource some of its bus maintenance operations -- a sign, it claims, that efforts to privatize the work have …

Buckley: Barely winning is the new Patriots normal

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It’s as though the Patriots have hurtled back in time to the pre-Dynasty days, to the days of just hoping to string enough victories together in order to make the playoffs and then, maybe, make a run.

Black leaders irked with Liz Warren

Black community leaders say U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren should have stayed out of Boston’s mayoral race instead of endorsing Mayor Martin J. Walsh in a decision they say is a snub to minority neighborhoods.

Patriots win over New York Jets aided by replay call

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It took a while yesterday for the Patriots to look like the Patriots and the Jets to look like the Jets.

Sunday, Oct 15

Patriots rookie hurt in 3-vehicle Foxboro crash

A New England Patriots rookie linebacker and a passenger in his car were among the five people hospitalized following a violent, three-vehicle accident in Foxboro Friday night, the team announced yesterday.

‘Political’ moves renew talk of a Healey run for Corner Office in ’18

Attorney General Maura Healey’s latest lawsuit against the Trump administration has some political analysts speculating that she’s padding her resume for a 2018 gubernatorial run, even though she insists she’s not eyeing a challenge to Gov…

Carr: Prof. Hillary’s make-up class

What a coup for Columbia University — getting interest from Hillary Clinton, even in her bitter dotage, to serve as the college’s “University Professor.”

Truckers help celebrate boy, 4, beating cancer

Dozens of dump truck drivers from across New England roared through a small Georgetown neighborhood yesterday to celebrate a brave little boy’s victory over liver cancer after his overjoyed mother turned to social media in the hopes of…

Saturday, Oct 14

Robbery suspect broke the ICE

An alleged drug addict — who was the face of a blockbuster high-court case that bars Bay State law enforcement from holding illegal immigrants for the feds — has been arrested for a brazen broad-daylight robbery and attack on an elderly…

Battenfeld: City Hall staff going door-to-door won’t hurt Walsh at polls

Just weeks before Election Day, the Walsh administration is asking City Hall staffers to volunteer for a “day of service” to knock on doors of elderly Boston residents and provide them with information about city services.

Health care changes a ‘lose, lose, lose’

The president’s decision to end Obama-era health care subsidies was quickly panned, but a nonpartisan analysis predicts it won’t necessarily strip the poor of coverage but would bump up premiums.

Trump pulls up short of killing Iran nuke deal


President Trump declared Iran is violating the “spirit” of the nuclear deal and planned to “decertify” the regime’s compliance, but stopped short of pulling the U.S. out of the agreement altogether and instead sent key decisions to…