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Today at 08:33PM
Rays expect update on Cobb's arm injury after returning home

BOSTON (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays expect to learn more about right-hander Alex Cobb's arm injury after returning for an eight-game homestand.

Today at 08:23PM
Reports faults access to mental health care in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) - Despite increases in the number of Massachusetts residents covered by health insurance, barriers to mental health care remain - including low insurance reimbursement rates and clinicians who increasingly rely on clients paying out of pocket.

Today at 06:47PM
Oxfam America presses SEC on drafting disclosure regulations

BOSTON (AP) - The aid group Oxfam America is pressing federal officials to draft regulations aimed at requiring U.S.-listed oil, gas, and mining companies to publish what they pay to governments for access to natural resources in foreign countries.

Today at 06:23PM
96-year-old woman killed in Worcester house fire

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Authorities in Worcester say an overnight fire that killed a 96-year-old woman and critically injured her 84-yearold sister is not considered to be suspicious.

Today at 06:07PM
Feds urge US Supreme Court to reject Maine Medicaid case

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The federal government is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject Republican Gov. Paul LePage's request to decide whether Maine can eliminate Medicaid coverage for thousands of low-income young adults.

Today at 06:05PM
Cavaliers cancel arm slings giveaway during playoffs

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cavaliers canceled a plan to give away 20,000 arm slings to fans to show support for injured starting forward Kevin Love, who is out for the rest of the NBA playoffs.

Today at 05:15PM
Cardinals receive cornerback Dennard on waiver claim

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals received cornerback Alfonzo Dennard from the New England Patriots on Wednesday on a waiver claim.

Today at 05:15PM
Lawmakers say they need new PawSox proposal for stadium

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Many lawmakers said they need to see a new proposal from the Pawtucket Red Sox before deciding whether to support a stadium in downtown Providence, and the team's owners said Wednesday they're working on a new approach.

Today at 04:51PM
Patriots employees traded texts about deflated footballs

An investigator's report into "Deflategate" cited a series of texts between two New England Patriots employees as key evidence in the conclusion that the Patriots likely deflated footballs in the AFC title game - and that quarterback Tom Brady probably knew about it.

Today at 04:47PM
Texts by Pats employees provide key evidence in Deflategate

An investigator's report into "Deflategate" cited a series of texts between two New England Patriots employees as key evidence in the conclusion that the Patriots likely deflated footballs in the AFC title game - and that quarterback Tom Brady probably knew about it.

Today at 04:35PM
Brockton man charged in crash that killed 2 passengers

AVON, Mass. (AP) - A 27-year-old Brockton man is charged with motor vehicle homicide in the deaths of two passengers when he crashed his car fleeing a traffic stop.

Today at 03:45PM
PawSox reviewing proposal after lukewarm reception

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Pawtucket Red Sox said the team owners are looking for an "entirely different way" to structure a public-private partnership to build a stadium in Providence after an initial proposal for $120 million in state subsidies got a lukewarm reception.

Today at 03:17PM
Using a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in blood

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites - by smartphone? Scientists are turning those ubiquitous phones into microscopes and other medical tools that could help fight diseases in remote parts of the world.

Today at 02:17PM
Are bungled VA claims systemic? Senators want agency review

WASHINGTON (AP) - Troubled by delays in handling veterans claims, a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday urged a wide-scale, independent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs for mismanagement and changes to improve budgeting and speed up applications.

Today at 01:53PM
Colleges move to expand services for immigrant students

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Miguel Davila had reasons to be skeptical when the University of California, Davis dedicated a bright, clearly marked space on campus for students who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Today at 01:17PM
NFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls

Tom Brady: Unbelievable.

Today at 01:15PM
Pass first? Point guards look to show you can score, win

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Bob Cousy, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas set the standard for championship point guards, winning mostly by setting up their teammates even though they were capable scorers.

Today at 01:09PM
NFL finds it probable that Patriots deliberately deflated balls, Brady 'generally aware'

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL finds it probable that Patriots deliberately deflated balls, Brady 'generally aware'