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President Barack Obama holds a signed New England Patriots football helmet during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2015, to honor the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots for their Super Bowl XLIX victory. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Super Bowl champion Patriots honored at White House

Thursday, April 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama honored the New England Patriots for winning the Super Bowl despite a “huge distraction” and “media circus” over underinflated footballs in their conference championship game. Obama recognized the NFL champions Thursday during a White House ceremony on the South Lawn. “That whole story got blown a little out of proportion,” Obama said of the so-called …

Victim’s mom to move ahead with suit against Aaron Hernandez

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOSTON — The mother of a man slain by former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is moving forward with a lawsuit against him, and her lawyer said Wednesday that his first step is to figure out how much money Hernandez has left and where he’s keeping it. Lawyer Douglass Sheff also said …

Steelers-Patriots to open 2015 schedule on a Thursday night

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK — Among the Patriots’ rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener. This opposition this year is another team with championship pedigree: the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England and Pittsburgh will begin the NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 10 with a game matching quarterbacks with six Super Bowl …

Defense attorney: Ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez witnessed killing

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

FALL RIVER — Jurors began deliberating Tuesday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez after his lawyer acknowledged for the first time that his client was at the scene of the killing and …

Prosecution rests in trial of ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez

Thursday, April 2, 2015

FALL RIVER — The prosecution rested Thursday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez after spending more than two months presenting a case that he killed the boyfriend of his fiancee’s …

Ex-friend: Aaron Hernandez thought helicopters followed him

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FALL RIVER — 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 …

Patriots owner: Aaron Hernandez told me he was innocent

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

FALL RIVER — New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing. Kraft was called …

Aaron Hernandez fiancee discusses money, gun at murder trial

Friday, March 27, 2015

FALL RIVER — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee traded expressionless glances Friday as she took the witness stand to testify in his murder trial. Shayanna Jenkins was called by prosecutors after being granted …

Fiancee of Aaron Hernandez to be called to testify Friday

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FALL RIVER — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be called to testify in his murder trial Friday, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. Shayanna Jenkins was granted …

NFL unveils plans to mark league’s 50th Super Bowl

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

PHOENIX — The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the NFL is planning a golden yearlong celebration. The league unveiled plans that include sending a gold-colored football to the high school of every player or head coach who played in the big game. The football will have …

NFL owners shoot down most replay proposals

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

PHOENIX — NFL owners shot down nearly every video replay proposal brought to their meetings Tuesday, while approving six safety rule changes. Of the 13 replay alterations proposed, including extending the number of coaches’ challenges and letting them …

Aaron Hernandez cousin made to testify says she can’t recall facts

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FALL RIVER — A cousin of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez took the stand in his murder trial Tuesday after being ordered to testify, giving him a big smile and telling the prosecutor she couldn’t remember …

Bank teller: Aaron Hernandez sent $15K to man accused of selling guns

Monday, March 23, 2015

FALL RIVER — Testimony in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez focused on guns Monday, with a bank teller saying Hernandez asked her to send $15,000 out of his $1.8 million paycheck …