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BOSTON | Betts hurt, Red Sox beat Met 4-3 and cut magic number to 2

BOSTON — Mookie Betts doesn’t seem to be badly hurt, so the Red Sox can focus on clinching the AL East at Yankee Stadium for the second time in three seasons. Betts gave Boston a scare when he injured his left side making two throws to home plate during a 4-3 win over the New … Continue reading BOSTON | Betts hurt, Red Sox beat Met 4-3 and cut magic number to 2

BOSTON | Expert panel calls for sweeping election security measures

BOSTON — An expert panel of the National Academy of Sciences called for fundamental reforms to ensure the integrity of the U.S. election system, which is handicapped by antiquated technology and under stress from foreign destabilization efforts. The cautiously worded report calls for conducting all federal, state and local elections on paper ballots by 2020. … Continue reading BOSTON | Expert panel calls for sweeping election security measures

BOSTON | Massachusetts liberal upstart beats incumbent in House race

BOSTON — In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano lost Tuesday’s primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. The 44-year-old’s upset over a 10-term incumbent congressman underscores the shift underway in a Democratic Party whose base … Continue reading BOSTON | Massachusetts liberal upstart beats incumbent in House race

LEADING OFF: Braves rookie Toussaint vs Boston, Yanks-A’s

A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: IN THE FIRST PLACE The Red Sox and Braves begin a three-game series between division leaders at SunTrust Park. Atlanta rookie Touki Toussaint pitches for the second time in the majors — the 22-year-old righty threw six sharp innings on Aug. 13 to beat Miami. Toussaint … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Braves rookie Toussaint vs Boston, Yanks-A’s

BOSTON | Man charged with threats to Globe over Trump editorials

BOSTON — Federal prosecutors say a California man has been charged with threatening to kill Boston Globe employees over a Globe-coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning President Donald Trump’s suggestion that journalists are the enemy. Prosecutors said Thursday that 68-year-old Robert Chain, of Encino, made more than a dozen threatening phone calls to the Globe’s … Continue reading BOSTON | Man charged with threats to Globe over Trump editorials