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Hutchison 3 shutout innings as Blue Jays top Red Sox 9-7

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Drew Hutchison tuned up for his opening-day start at Yankee Stadium next week by pitching three scoreless innings Wednesday in the Toronto Blue Jays' 9-7 win over a Boston Red Sox split squad.

21 minutes ago
Judge puts kibosh on attempt to salvage Cape Cod shipwreck

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A federal judge has ended a Maine treasure hunter's six-year effort to salvage what he claimed to be $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod.

45 minutes ago
Suspected heroin deaths top 200 so far this year

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts state police are reporting more than 200 suspected heroin overdose deaths during the first three months of 2015 - figures that do not even include the state's three largest cities.

45 minutes ago
Tribal chairman take issue with MGM's 'box of slots' comment

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The chairmen of Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes are taking issue with recent comments from a top MGM Resorts International official who described the tribes' proposed joint casino venture as a "box of slots."

52 minutes ago
Stalled replica pirate ship towed to port after crew rescued

BOSTON (AP) - A disabled Canadian replica pirate ship whose nine crewmembers were rescued by the Coast Guard has been towed to a southern Maine shipyard.

Today at 04:19PM
Twins 4, Red Sox 4, tie

Today at 02:53PM
Maine House GOP leader proposes overhaul of energy office

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Gov. Paul LePage's administration and the top Republican in the Maine House unveiled a bill Wednesday to fix an error that caused regulators to slash funding for energy efficiency programs while bringing significant changes to state government, including the creation of an energy commissioner.

Today at 02:49PM
Ex-friend: Aaron Hernandez thought helicopters followed him

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A man who sued Aaron Hernandez over being shot in the face in Florida testified Wednesday in the former New England Patriots player's murder trial that Hernandez thought he was being followed by helicopters and that he was paranoid about his conversations being recorded.

Today at 02:37PM
What happens next in marathon bomber's death penalty trial

BOSTON (AP) - Now that the prosecution and defense have rested in the first phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial, there are a few steps left before jurors begin deliberating. After the jury reaches a verdict, the same jury will hear evidence in a second phase of the trial to determine whether Tsarnaev, 21, should be executed or spend the rest of his life in prison.

Mar 31
Disabled Canadian ship's crewmen jump to Coast Guard boats

BOSTON (AP) - Nine crewmembers of a disabled Canadian charter schooner that looks like a pirate ship have jumped safely into Coast Guard lifeboats in rough seas off the New England coast.

Mar 31
Lucic's late goal helps Bruins beat Panthers, 3-2

BOSTON (AP) - The only thing more critical than winning for the Boston Bruins was doing it in regulation.

Mar 31
Panthers-Bruins Sums

First Period_1, Boston, Eriksson 20 (Soderberg), 16:57. Penalties_Pirri, Fla (slashing), 9:51; McQuaid, Bos (interference), 16:13; B.Campbell, Fla (tripping), 16:43.

Mar 31
Swihart keys 9th-inning rally as Red Sox beat Rays 11-8

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) - Blake Swihart drove in three runs with a triple and a single in Boston's nine-run ninth inning Tuesday and the Red Sox beat a Tampa Bay Rays split squad 11-8.

Mar 31
Lawmakers approve compromise budget bill

BOSTON (AP) - The Legislature has signed off on a compromise spending bill that includes funds for snow removal, homeless shelters and state employee health insurance.

Mar 31
Swihart keys big ninth-inning rally, Red Sox beat Rays 11-8

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) - Blake Swihart drove in three runs with a triple and a single in a nine-run ninth inning Tuesday that lifted the Boston Red Sox to an 11-8 victory over a Tampa Bay Rays split squad.

Mar 31
Frozen Four will be old home week for BU coach David Quinn

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - It was the summer of 1996, and Mike Kemp was attending a USA Hockey camp at Lake Placid when he got the call telling him he had been hired to coach the startup Nebraska-Omaha program.

Mar 31
Supporters of Massachusetts film tax credit pack Statehouse

BOSTON (AP) - Supporters of the state's film tax credit packed a Statehouse hearing Tuesday to argue against Gov. Charlie Baker's proposal to do away with the decade-old tax break for movie and TV production in Massachusetts.