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Sunday, Sep 23


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…

High school journalists stand up to censorship — and win

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Four Vermont high school journalists have gotten a lesson of a lifetime after they stood up to censorship in their school newspaper and won based on a new law. On Sept. 10, the Burlington students posted a story online…


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…

Saturday, Sep 22


NFL is taking rules to protect quarterbacks too far

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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…

Friday, Sep 21


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…


'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…


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


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…


'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…


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…

Wednesday, Sep 19


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…


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…


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…


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…


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.…


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


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…


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…


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.


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…

Trump is getting away with China tariffs, for now

When President Trump announced Monday that he would impose new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, markets around the world responded with indifference. An initial drop in China's stock market was quickly reversed, and US stock…


At the Emmys, a focus on performance and awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ''The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,'' a new sitcom about a 1950s homemaker turned edgy stand-up comedian, took an early lead at the Emmy Awards. Series star Rachel Brosnahan was honored as best comedy actress, Alex Borstein ...

Monday, Sep 17


Carrie Underwood reveals she had three miscarriages in two years

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood says she turned to God after experiencing three miscarriages in two years. The 35-year-old country singer and former ''American Idol'' champion told ''CBS Sunday Morning '' she got pregnant in early 2017…


Blake Bortles played the game of his life, and the Jaguars crushed the Patriots

The Jacksonville Jaguars posted an emphatic 31-20 victory over Tom Brady and the Patriots on Sunday at TIAA Bank Field. Blake Bortles finished 29 of 45 for 377 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception. Brady, meanwhile, completed 24 of…

Revere man mourned following fatal Cape Cod shark attack

Arthur Medici. REVERE — Paddling on his boogie board, getting in position to catch the next good wave at a Wellfleet beach early Saturday afternoon, Arthur Medici went underwater. Five or 10 yards away, Isaac Rocha heard a scream as his…

Sunday, Sep 16


Columbia Gas turns away hundreds seeking help in Lawrence

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LAWRENCE -- Columbia Gas turned away hundreds of South Lawrence residents Sunday who had waited in line for hours to submit damage claims after they were forced to flee their homes following gas fires and explosions. Within hours of…


Just after 4:30, the Lawrence police radio sounded: 'All right, get every civilian out of this area.'

LAWRENCE — It began, a little after 4 p.m. Thursday, with a single call about a basement fire — an unremarkable event, on what had seemed an unremarkable afternoon. A minute or two later, emergency dispatchers north of Boston received…

Saturday, Sep 15


Revere man killed in shark attack at Wellfleet beach

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WELLFLEET — A 26-year-old man from Revere died from a shark attack Saturday in the waters off Wellfleet, the first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts in more than 80 years and only the fourth recorded in state history. The death came…

Friday, Sep 14

Baker declares state of emergency, puts Eversource in charge of recovery

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Governor Charlie Baker, saying he was dissatisfied with Columbia Gas's recovery efforts after Thursday's outbreak of explosions and fires in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, announced Friday that he was declaring a state of emergency…


The Jaguars are trying to win a game they already lost

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 2 of the Unconventional Preview, a serious-yet-lighthearted, nostalgia-tinted look at the Patriots' weekly matchup. Tom Brady has engineered so many extraordinary comebacks on big stages (you see, this one time…