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Patriots clinch playoff bye despite poor play

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Bill Belichick sounded like a coach whose team was just eliminated from playoff contention rather than one that clinched a first-round bye.

Today at 12:25PM
Tsarnaev lawyers want 'supporters' reined in

BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for Dzokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) want court officials to control demonstrations by people who call themselves supporters of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

Dec 21
Sign-up deadline looms for health coverage

BOSTON (AP) - A deadline is looming for Massachusetts residents looking to sign up for insurance through the state's health connector.

Dec 21
Lewis leads Canisius past Holy Cross 67-48

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Zach Lewis made four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points to lead Canisius to a 67-48 win over Holy Cross on Sunday.

Dec 21
Bridge to Cape Cod reopens after accident

BOSTON (AP) - A bridge to Cape Cod has reopened after closing for several hours following an accident.

Dec 21
Pats edge Jets 17-16, clinch 1st-round playoff bye

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs.

Dec 21
AP-BKC--Holy Cross-Canisius Box

Miller 1-7 2-2 4, Abt 1-3 1-4 3, Thompson 2-5 1-2 6, Burrell 4-10 0-0 9, Green 2-4 2-2 6, Hamilton 4-8 0-0 10, Alexander 2-6 0-0 4, Champion 2-3 0-0 6, Husek 0-0 0-1 0, Hahn 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-47 6-11 48.

Dec 21
Brockton man charged with child rape back in court

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - A 54-year-old Brockton man facing child rape charges for allegedly impregnating a 12-year-old girl is scheduled back in court this coming week.

Dec 21
MBTA driver suspended after fight with passenger

BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts bus driver has been suspended after fighting with a passenger.

Dec 21
Mokrzycki, former AP polling director, dies at 52

WEST NEWBURY, Mass. (AP) - Mike Mokrzycki, a former journalist and election polling specialist at The Associated Press who later started his own survey research business, died of an apparent heart attack, his wife said. He was 52.

Dec 21
MBTA driver suspended after Saturday fight with passenger

BOSTON (AP) - A bus driver has been suspended after apparently fighting with a passenger.

Dec 21
Massachusetts firefighters distribute warm coats to kids

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Firefighters in two Massachusetts cities are doing their part this week to make sure underprivileged children have warm coats this winter.

Dec 21
Jets' Mangold leaves with left ankle injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets center Nick Mangold injured his left ankle in the second quarter against the New England Patriots on Sunday.