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Fenway brags charm, history, quirks


To walk into Fenway Park is to step into history. The chiseled brick facades, the ornate, decorative stone work and the shorter-than-they-should-be brick archways that lead from one concourse to the next all harken back to a time that the…

ICE boss frosty after Elizabeth Warren's debate slam


U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s charge that ICE “doesn’t reflect our values” has unfairly “villanized” the immigration-enforcement agency, with false claims about how it operates, ICE’s New England chief said.

Experts: Mega jackpots play mind games with bettors

Lottery players chasing the $1.6 billion Mega Millions world-record jackpot aren’t just trying to get rich, they’re chasing a dream, experts say.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys want more time on appeal


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers want more time to present his opening argument for a new trial, explaining the appellate brief will span several hundred pages and raise 17 issues, including "multiple errors" in how the Boston Marathon bomber's…

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Bomb found at philanthropist George Soros' suburban home


NEW YORK — A bomb was found in a mailbox at the suburban New York home of George Soros, the liberal billionaire philanthropist who has been denounced by President Donald Trump and vilified by right-wing conspiracy theorists, authorities…


Ex-boyfriend killed University of Utah student, police say


SALT LAKE CITY — A University of Utah student was shot and killed on campus by a former boyfriend, who was found dead hours later inside a church Tuesday, authorities said.

Law enforcement official: Soros device had bomb components


BEDFORD, N.Y. — A device found outside a suburban New York residential compound owned by liberal philanthropist George Soros "had the components" of an actual bomb, including explosive powder, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

iPhone XR makes the right trade-offs for a cheaper price

NEW YORK — Apple offers you a simple trade-off with its new iPhone XR, the middlebrow cousin to the top-of-the-line iPhone XS.


Volunteer forges a special bond with seniors at St. Anthony

Gloria Estefan’s upbeat music fills the basement of St. Anthony Shrine, where a group of fitness enthusiasts well into their golden years sit in a circle, stretching green and orange exercise bands over their heads.

Turkish president: Saudis plotted writer's killing for days


ANKARA, Turkey — Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Turkey's president said Tuesday, contradicting Saudi Arabia's explanation that the writer was accidentally…


For Louis C.K., it’s #MeToo soon

Newton native Louis C.K. staged a surprise set at Giggles Comedy Club in Saugus this weekend — and a share of female comedians are none too thrilled that the disgraced star was welcomed on a local stage.


Celebrity World Series trash talk tries to #DoDamage

Whether you’re warming up to #DoDamage or #LADetermined, celebrity fans of the Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers have started talking smack in tweets and interviews ahead of tonight’s start of a wicked awesome World Series at Fenway Park…

Analysis: GOP banks on ‘culture war’

WASHINGTON — Two weeks ahead of the high-stakes midterm elections, President Trump and Republicans are banking on “culture war” issues to galvanize the GOP base and boost voter turnout enough to help the party fend off a potential…

The world descends on Fenway


Red Sox Nation is migrating toward the hallowed ground of Fenway in force, determined to score tickets — and rubbing shoulders with Dodgers fans hopeful of ending their 30-year drought ahead of tonight’s World Series start.

Dodgers steal past picket line into Boston's Ritz

The head of the local hotel workers’ union says the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out before the World Series even started by sneaking in the back door of the Ritz-Carlton past their striking union compatriots.

Dodger Stadium has its own delights


Do they still call Fenway “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”? I suspect a good portion of America, as well as a good number of left-handed pitchers, might have a beef with that.


Decency missing from today’s America

In June 1954, with Sen. Joseph McCarthy having subjected the American people to four and a half years of mendacity, it was Boston attorney Joseph Welch who found the words that finally penetrated the public conscience and turned Americans…


Celtics start slow, lose again to Magic

Based on the looks – all those open 3-pointers – Brad Stevens liked what he saw.


Hotel workers blast Dodgers for crossing picket line

The head of the local hotel workers’ union says the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out before the World Series even started by sneaking in the back door of the Ritz-Carlton past their striking union compatriots.

Trump blasts caravan, says he's cutting Central American aid


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Monday the U.S. will begin cutting aid to three Central American countries he accused of failing to stop thousands of migrants heading for the U.S. border. But across his administration there…

Monday, Oct 22

Guregian: Patriots overcome injuries to Michel, Gronk — for now

CHICAGO — Rob Gronkowski stayed home with a back problem. That’s troubling news on so many levels. Running back Sony Michel, coming off consecutive 100-yard efforts, left the game with what looked like a serious left knee injury. That…

Defeating Dodgers would really matter

The Dodgers will be at Fenway Park tomorrow night, which is exactly what baseball nuts in this town wanted.

Elizabeth Warren, Geoff Diehl go toe-to-toe


Elizabeth Warren and Geoff Diehl accused each other of running false bids to represent the people of Massachusetts, with the U.S. senator slamming Diehl as a “cheerleader” for President Trump, while her GOP rival shot back “You don’t even…

Patriots report card: Mixed reviews on wild win

The Patriots' 38-31 victory over the Bears featured a little bit of everything: awesome individual plays, a handful of miscues and a nearly catastrophic ending.

Sunday, Oct 21

Beloved in Boston, Dave Roberts returns for World Series with LA

BOSTON — In the souvenir store across from Fenway Park, it will set you back $100 for a framed, autographed photo of "The Steal," Dave Roberts' stolen base in the 2004 AL Championship Series that kick-started the Red Sox comeback against…

Howie Carr: Charlie Baker needs political DNA test

Tall Deval and the fake Indian have a lot in common as they stumble toward Nov. 6 — big leads in polls, big money advantages and big, big scandals.

Charlie Baker gets nods from Democrats

Massachusetts Democrats supporting Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican seeking his second term in the deep blue Bay State, are particularly unprecedented in today’s hyper-partisan political climate.

Competition hacks taxi business

In the years since Uber and Lyft launched, the Boston taxi industry has been ravaged, with revenue and trips plummeting, roughly half the city’s cabbies leaving the business and the price of once-coveted medallions falling about 95 percent…

Saturday, Oct 20

Statie slashed after carjacking pursuit

NEW SALEM — A state trooper was slashed in the forehead by a teen carjacking suspect who jumped out of the Camry he allegedly stole to attack the officer who was in pursuit, police and an eyewitness told the Herald.

World Series brings big bucks for ticket-sellers

Die-hard Red Sox fans hoping to witness a World Series game this October should expect to pay at least $500 to get in the gate, with an average price of more than $2,000.

Geoff Diehl hits Elizabeth Warren over DNA results


U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s controversial DNA test claiming she has Native American roots was front and center at last night’s first senatorial debate.

Environmental police chief James McGinn axed

The head of the state environmental police — a former driver for Gov. Charlie Baker — has been fired after an investigation found he installed secret cameras to spy on employees and fixed off-road vehicle tickets given to a friend and…

Friday, Oct 19

David Price gets the playoff monkey off his back

HOUSTON -- Close to 1 a.m. local time on Wednesday night, David Price held his year-old son in one arm, wiped the sweat off his forehead with the other and said he would be ready for another postseason start, the 12th of his career.

Craig Kimbrel tips scales in his favor

HOUSTON -- It’s been clear all postseason that Craig Kimbrel’s fastball has been wild and his vicious breaking ball wasn’t getting bites.

Silverman: Series-bound Sox proving record was no fluke

HOUSTON - Dispatching the Yankees was one thing.

Saudis admit Khashoggi’s death, say they have dismissed senior official


WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia today officially acknowledged the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying that he died in an altercation inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and that 18 people had been arrested in connection with the…

Thursday, Oct 18

Boston police officer sues online market where gun used on him was sold


BOSTON — A Boston police officer on Thursday sued the online marketplace where the gun used to shoot him was sold, alleging it lacks necessary safeguards to prevent weapons from getting into the wrong hands.

AG pushes court to reinstate murder conviction on Aaron Hernandez


The state's top law enforcer is urging the state's highest court to reinstate the first-degree murder conviction of Aaron J. Hernandez and craft a better postscript to jailhouse deaths than simply wiping verdicts off the books.

Making a stink: Merrimack’s water ‘dire’ because of sewage dumping [+video]

The amount of raw sewage dumped straight into the Merrimack River has skyrocketed in the past year raising health fears in what one environmentalist is calling a “dire” emergency.

Red Sox ground Astros again, take 3-1 ALCS lead

HOUSTON — The Red Sox made things look easy during the regular season. Their latest postseason triumph was anything but, and likely left fans in Boston pulling their hair out, and losing years off their life.