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Nov 25
Audit: Department overstated child care wait list

BOSTON (AP) - An audit has found that the state Department of Early Education and Care has overstated its child care waiting list by more than 21,000 entries.

Nov 25
Pats are unanimous No. 1 in AP Pro32 rankings

NEW YORK (AP) - It's unanimous: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are the top team in the NFL.

Nov 25
Olympic champion Douglas back on national team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman are back on the U.S. women's national gymnastics team, a major step as the two Olympic champions point toward a return to the 2016 Rio Games.

Nov 25
Patriots seek to slow down fast-starting Packers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are one of the NFL's best teams in the first half.

Nov 25
Tsarnaev lawyers lose bid for info in '11 slayings

BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to order prosecutors to turn over evidence about his older brother's possible participation in a 2011 triple killing.

Nov 25
Detroit's Raiola says he hasn't been fined

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Detroit center Dominic Raiola says he hasn't been fined by the NFL for his cut block during a kneel-down at the end of the Lions' loss to New England on Sunday.

Nov 25
3 charged in alleged rape, abuse of minor

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - Police say a Lowell man has been charged with human trafficking and two others with rape and child abuse involving a teenager.

Nov 25
Tsarnaev lawyers lose bid for info in slaying case

BOSTON (AP) AAA" A federal judge has turned down a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) seeking evidence about his older brother's possible participation in a 2011 triple killing in Waltham.

Nov 25
Gov. Patrick pushes for more urban open spaces

BOSTON (AP) - With less than seven weeks left in office, Gov. Deval Patrick has signed an executive order that he says will help develop parks and open spaces in urban neighborhoods across Massachusetts where green areas have typically been in short supply.

Nov 25
Judge OKs Hernandez trial delay in 2012 killings

BOSTON (AP) - A judge on Tuesday agreed to delay the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in the 2012 slaying of two Boston men after his lawyer said Hernandez's defense team is busy trying to prepare for his trial in a 2013 killing.

Nov 25
Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travel

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor Wednesday on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year.

Nov 25
Top US Jesuit defends Vatican sex prosecutor

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The head of the Jesuits in the United States defended the Vatican's new sex crimes prosecutor Tuesday, saying he had virtually no role in the order's handling of a notorious pedophile now serving a 25-year prison sentence.

Nov 25
Audit: Department overstated childcare wait list

BOSTON (AP) - A new audit has concluded the state Department of Early Education overstated its childcare waiting list by more than 21,000 entries.

Nov 25
Red Sox bring in Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez

BOSTON (AP) - Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they're teammates in Boston, the result of a $183 million spending spree the Red Sox are hoping will lift them out of the AL East cellar.