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Monday, Sep 24

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Comcast makes risky bet on global scale in response to Netflix

NEW YORK — Ever since Netflix Inc.'s meteoric rise jump-started the online-TV revolution, media executives have debated how to respond. Is it better to own must-see programming, or the pipes that deliver it to millions of homes? Should…

Sunday, Sep 23

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49ers fear QB Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 49ers fear quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo tore the ACL in his left knee late in Sunday's 38-27 loss to Kansas City. Garoppolo, the former Patriot, will have an MRI Monday to confirm the severity of the injury, but 49ers…

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The world, the stage, the way ahead

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Deb was still new to this high school in Peabody. She had arrived a year ago, a stranger dropped into the junior class, knowing no one and lacking all their shared history. She had found her way to the vaunted theater program, establishing…

18-month-old boy found in Easton parking lot

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Authorities are investigating after an 18-month-old boy was found alone in a shopping cart outside of a Target store in Easton about 1 p.m. on Saturday, police said. . “The child appeared unharmed,” Easton police said in a statement. He…

Saturday, Sep 22

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NFL is taking rules to protect quarterbacks too far

The Boston Globe

The NFL's weekly press releases are practically bursting with excitement about how the 2018 season has begun. Patrick Mahomes! Ryan Fitzpatrick! More touchdown passes than ever! New records for quarterbacks! But there's one significant…

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Boston VA patient diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease

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A patient in the Boston VA Healthcare System has been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, officials said Friday. The person was treated at VA hospitals in Brockton, Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury, and water is being tested at each…

Friday, Sep 21

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We tested the new iPhone XS Max. Here's why you might need one — and why you wouldn't

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Maybe the best thing about the newest, largest Apple iPhone, the XS Max, is that you can live without it. This modest upgrade to last year's flagship iPhone X is just what it needs to be — a little bigger and a little better. It's also a…

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TV's new shows this fall, from binge to cringe

Flak jackets, everyone. The annual fall barrage of new shows is nigh. Yes, traditional TV seasons have indeed broken down over the years, and all of the TV outlets — streaming, cable, and network — now release new series year round. Summer…

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Stocks at records; Dow beats all-time high from January

NEW YORK — Wall Street delivered another set of milestones Thursday as a wave of buying sent US stocks higher, driving the Dow Jones industrial average above the all-time high it closed at in January. The S&P 500, the benchmark for many…

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'Life' and death (lots and lots of death)

“Life Itself,” writer-director Dan Fogelman's tear-wringing melodrama, is a movie about bad things happening to good people. Funny, because the very talented cast is stuck in a notably bad movie. The film, which splits its time between a…

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Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter over fatal confrontation

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion ''Suge'' Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for running over and killing a Compton businessman and…

Thursday, Sep 20

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Mike Tirico is keeping a close eye on Matt Patricia in Detroit

Since May 2016, Mike Tirico's television home has been NBC, for which he has broadcast some of the biggest events in sports all over the globe. But the New York native's actual home for the past 19 years has been Ann Arbor, Mich. For…

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No bail for son of Belmont woman killed in Watertown crash

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WALTHAM — A visibly distressed Philip Horner was held up by court officers Thursday during his arraignment on charges of repeatedly stabbing a 60-year-old tow truck driver whose vehicle had somehow crushed Horner's mother at a busy…

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Waltham magician Shin Lim wins 'America's Got Talent' and the $1 million grand prize

Confetti rained down upon Waltham magician Shin Lim at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood Wednesday night and runner-up dance group Zurcaroh lifted him into the air after host Tyra Banks announced him as the winner of NBC's “America's Got…

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'It's a good place for him': A former teammate of Josh Gordon endorses the move to New England

There are a lot of people who know the tortuous path Josh Gordon has taken to the Patriots. But there are far fewer people who know Josh Gordon, not just his cautionary tale of untapped talent and inability to shed substance abuse as he…

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Gas company's plan for speedy replacement work raises safety fears

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LAWRENCE — Safety experts raised concerns Wednesday about the Columbia Gas plan for replacing 48 miles of gas pipes in the Merrimack Valley communities hit by last week's disaster, calling the company's accelerated timetable to finish the…

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ACLU challenges jail's policy of denying methadone to inmates

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a county jail's policy of denying inmates access to the medications that treat addiction. The lawsuit asks the US District Court to require…

Wednesday, Sep 19

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Eastern equine encephalitis detected in mosquito in Massachusetts

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A mosquito in Massachusetts has tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, state health officials announced Wednesday. The disease is serious, and potentially fatal, officials said. Humans can contract the disease via the…

Pedestrian killed, driver subsequently attacked in Watertown

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WATERTOWN — A woman was fatally injured Wednesday when she was struck by a flatbed tow truck as she was crossing Route 16, and a man believed to be her son allegedly stabbed the tow-truck driver five times while shouting, “You killed my…

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Red Sox division title banner falls off truck; its return may cost them

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The Red Sox know a thing or two about high-stakes negotiations — with marquee free agents, or sponsorship partners. But now they have to contend with Louie Iacuzzi, a 44-year-old Malden resident who, along with two friends, came to be in…

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What does Josh Gordon bring to the Patriots? We checked his game film

Bill Belichick was a big fan of Josh Gordon back in 2013. A 6-foot-3-inch, 225-pound receiver, Gordon could do it all. “He's a great player,” Belichick said before a Week 14 game against the Browns that year. “He can attack all three…

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Mookie Betts remains on bench in precautionary move

NEW YORK — At 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Mookie Betts was in the lineup Red Sox manager Alex Cora planned to use against the Yankees. But when heavy rain postponed the game from 1:05 p.m. to 7:05 p.m., Cora changed his mind. Cora intended to use…

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They're angry, they're from Canada, and they're threatening the coastal ecosystem

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BIDDEFORD, Maine — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink. Green crabs from Nova Scotia are the same species as their cousins that already inhabit…

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With Kavanaugh vote, Susan Collins is in middle of a firestorm

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During her decades in the Senate, Susan Collins has had her share of highly scrutinized votes: Bill Clinton's impeachment, the war in Iraq, the Affordable Care Act, massive tax cuts, and the confirmations of more than 500 federal judges.…

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13th case of West Nile virus confirmed in Massachusetts

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A woman from Suffolk County became the state's 13th confirmed case of West Nile virus, the Department of Public Health announced Tuesday. The woman, who is in her 60s, is hospitalized. She is the sixth person in the county to contract the…

Emmy broadcast hits a new low

Monday night's Emmy Awards telecast broke the record. It is now officially the lowest-rated Emmys show, down to 10.2 million viewers from 11.4 million viewers last year. Not good, and not surprising. I want to blame the bad numbers on the…

Tuesday, Sep 18

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When it comes to Josh Gordon and the Patriots, there is no apt comparison

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Josh Gordon is going to require his own carousel at Logan or T.F. Green for all of the baggage he's hauling with him from Cleveland to Foxborough. The former All-Pro receiver, acquired by the Patriots from the Browns Monday for a fifth…

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Gas explosions put spotlight on National Grid lockout, safety

Last week's natural gas disaster in the Merrimack Valley has increased the pushback against National Grid's lockout of 1,250 union workers amid growing public concern about the safety of gas networks throughout the state. A different…

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The destructive aftermath of Hurricane Florence

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Hurricane Florence lashed the Southeast coast of the United States. The storm dumped heavy amounts of rain across the region and killed at least 32 people.

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Remnants of Hurricane Florence blast Mass. with waves of rain and flash flooding

The storm containing the remnants of Hurricane Florence brought a deluge of rainfall to Massachusetts on Tuesday, which resulted in flooding and road closures in many parts of the state. On Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service…