Boston - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Boston Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick NEW YORK (AP) — The Celtics won by beating out the Lakers, giving the draft lottery an old NBA Finals feel. Yet, obvious by Magic Johnson's smile, the hated rivals were both celebrating. The Celtics won the lottery Tuesday night to continue another amazing basketball springtime in Boston, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 03:03:00 GMT 2017-05-17T03:03:00Z Brutalist-Style Buildings Being Called Eyesores Brutalism, which got its name from a French word for raw concrete, has been sparking public battles ever since the architectural style flourished in the... Fri, 12 May 2017 05:16:00 GMT 2017-05-12T05:16:00Z Humans May Be Holding Back Self-Driving Cars In a few years, well-mannered, self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines... Thu, 11 May 2017 05:15:00 GMT 2017-05-11T05:15:00Z Boston museum settles dispute over figures sold in Nazi era BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has settled a legal dispute with the estate of a Jewish woman whose collection of 18th century porcelain figurines was sold in Germany in the late 1930s amid Nazi persecution of Jews. Under terms of the agreement, the museum will pay the estate of Emma Budge an undisclosed sum to retain the pieces. The seven figu... Thu, 04 May 2017 15:18:00 GMT 2017-05-04T15:18:00Z Meeting house where Boston Tea Party started damaged, closed BOSTON (AP) — The historic meeting house where colonists gathered to begin challenging British rule in the years leading to the American Revolution and launched the Boston Tea Party has been damaged and closed to the public. Officials say the Old South Meeting House sustained accidental damage from nearby construction. The meeting house is one of the coun... Wed, 03 May 2017 00:59:00 GMT 2017-05-03T00:59:00Z New Balance signs on as London Marathon sponsor BOSTON (AP) — New Balance and the London Marathon are renewing their relationship. The Boston, Massachusetts-based athletic apparel company announced Monday it has reached a long-term agreement to become the marathon's official shoe and apparel sponsor. The relationship dates to the early 1980s when New Balance was a sponsor during the ... Mon, 01 May 2017 16:10:00 GMT 2017-05-01T16:10:00Z Boston library to return historical artifacts to Italy BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Public Library is returning to Italy medieval manuscripts and a volume of works, ending in one case a mystery dating back seven decades. The items include a manuscript from 1392, an illuminated leaf from a manuscript dating between 1418 and 1422, and a collection of works by Bernardino Telesio, published in 1590. ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:51:00 GMT 2017-04-19T22:51:00Z Adidas sorry for email saying 'you survived' Boston Marathon BOSTON (AP) — Adidas has apologized for sending out a marketing email praising customers it said "survived" this year's Boston Marathon. The subject line of the email sent Tuesday by Adidas Running read: "Congrats, you survived the Boston Marathon!" On social media, customers quickly reminded the company about the real survivors of the ... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:56:00 GMT 2017-04-18T21:56:00Z Documentary chronicles Boston, 'granddaddy of all marathons' BOSTON (AP) — What's the planet's most legendary marathon? Probably that fabled first one Pheidippides ran in 490 B.C., breathlessly proclaiming a great military victory before perishing from his effort. Next in line? Surely the Boston Marathon, whose colorful 121-year history is captured in a movie premiering Saturday in its host city. Narrated by Matt D... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 04:33:00 GMT 2017-04-14T04:33:00Z Botticelli show features works never before seen in the US BOSTON (AP) — A new exhibition of Sandro Botticelli's paintings, including some never seen in the U.S., will give museumgoers a glimpse into the artist's own search for sanctity. The show, "Botticelli and the Search for the Divine," opens Saturday at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. It showcases valuable works from the Italian Renaissance master's catalog, including a life-size... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:40:00 GMT 2017-04-13T04:40:00Z FBI: Marathon bomber talked about visitors in 2011 interview BOSTON (AP) — One of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombers told FBI agents in 2011 that four young men in suits had gone looking for him but never returned and he didn't know why. The revelation came in an FBI interview report released Monday. The FBI previously had acknowledged interviewing bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev two years before the deadly marathon attack but hadn't released ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 01:38:00 GMT 2017-04-11T01:38:00Z Marathoners aren't miserly: They'll spend $192M in Boston BOSTON (AP) — Training for the Boston Marathon has left Tommy Race feeling spent. His bank account, too: Race's Boston adventure will cost about $2,000. "It's a lot of money, but it's also a vacation," said Race, a high school math teacher from Bellingham, Washington. "For a runner like myself, I'd much rather throw down money to run Boston than go to Cancun or Europe or som... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:55:00 GMT 2017-04-02T13:55:00Z Anti-transgender bus sparks protests as it visits US cities BOSTON (AP) — Anti-transgender activists are being met with protests as they drive through cities in the northeastern United States in a big, orange bus emblazoned with the words "boys are boys" and "girls are girls." The "Free Speech Bus" parked in front of the Massachusetts State House in Boston on Thursday morning, drawing more than two dozen protester... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:28:00 GMT 2017-03-30T23:28:00Z Boston Symphony's new season to highlight Leonard Bernstein BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is rehearsing for a new season that will highlight the late composer Leonard Bernstein. Its 2017-18 season kicks off Sept. 22 with a concert honoring Bernstein. The renowned orchestra is planning a yearlong celebration of the Massachusetts native. Bernstein wrote the music for "West Side Story... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:00:00 GMT 2017-03-30T21:00:00Z 'The Codfather' pleads guilty to evading fishing quotas BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal. Carlos Rafael changed his plea to guilty during a hearing in federal court in Boston. Rafael is the owner of one of the nation's largest commercial fishing operations. It includes a fleet of more than 30 vessels, ... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:33:00 GMT 2017-03-30T20:33:00Z Booker scores 70 but Suns go down BOSTON (AP) — The Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth different player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics got 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlasted the visitors 130-120 on Friday night. Booker joined Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, David Thompson, David Robinson and Elgin Baylor as the NBA's 70-point... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:53:00 GMT 2017-03-25T05:53:00Z Police: Brady's missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey has been found in Mexico six weeks after it vanished from the Patriots' locker room — but the mystery isn't over. The NFL said the jersey was found in "possession of a credentialed member of the international media," and authorities were investigating Monday whether a former Mexican tabloid newspaper executive played a role... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:46:00 GMT 2017-03-20T23:46:00Z Turning James Joyce's 'Ulysses' into a virtual reality game BOSTON (AP) — Students are developing a virtual reality game based on James Joyce's "Ulysses" as part of a class at Boston College. The goal of "Joycestick" is to expose new audiences to the works of one of Ireland's most celebrated authors, as well as to give a glimpse of how virtual reality can be used to enhance literature, said Joseph Nugent, the Boston College English p... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 05:58:00 GMT 2017-03-17T05:58:00Z The Latest: Parade organizers say gay group not banned BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a gay veterans group's efforts to march in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade (all times local): 5 p.m. Organizers of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade say they have not officially banned a gay veterans group from the event. The Allied War Veterans Council of South Boston says in a statement... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:43:00 GMT 2017-03-09T22:43:00Z Mozart manuscript fails to sell; $200,000 bid was expected BOSTON (AP) — A fragment from a Mozart manuscript for the third movement of his Serenade in D Major has failed to sell at a Boston auction. It had been expected to sell Wednesday for more than $200,000. The one-page handwritten "Allegro" musical manuscript is unsigned and has no date but is from around 1773. Auction house RR Auction say... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 02:55:00 GMT 2017-03-09T02:55:00Z Israeli facing drug trafficking and money laundering charges BOSTON (AP) — An Israeli national has been extradited from Poland to the U.S. to face drug trafficking and money laundering charges in Boston. Acting U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts William Weinreb said Thursday that 33-year-old Jalal Altarabeen conspired to transfer $2.5 million worth of cocaine from Colombia to Israel via Boston. Alta... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:37:00 GMT 2017-02-17T00:37:00Z Boston Symphony celebrating its 9th Grammy Award BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its ninth Grammy Award. The acclaimed orchestra now under the direction of Andris Nelsons won for best orchestral performance for its rendition of "Shostakovich Under Stalin's Shadow: Symphonies Nos. 5, 8, and 9." Nelsons says he's "incredibly honored, thrilled and grateful." Th... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:56:00 GMT 2017-02-13T13:56:00Z Prince's beaded jacket, other items up for auction BOSTON (AP) — The beaded jacket Prince wore in the 1986 film "Under the Cherry Moon" and other items linked to the late musician are up for auction. Boston-based RR Auction is handling the sales that wrap up Thursday. Other items are a black-and-white-striped bolero jacket designed for a 1993 Prince tour of Europe; a document he signed to play The Kid in "Purple Rain;" handw... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:05:00 GMT 2017-02-12T18:05:00Z Correction: Trump-Refugees-The Latest story LONDON (AP) — In stories Jan. 29 and 30 about the latest on U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of Georgetown's president. He is President John J. deGioia, not Gioia. A corrected version of the story is below: LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donal... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:55:00 GMT 2017-01-30T16:55:00Z Where are the trees? Not Paris, new 'Green View Index' finds BOSTON (AP) — Where are the trees? More important, where aren't the trees? A lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is helping some of the world's cities answer both questions in an attempt to make them more pleasant places to live and work. In an effort to enhance the critical role trees play in urban environments — providing cooling shade, all... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:36:00 GMT 2017-01-29T19:36:00Z Russian whistleblower Stepanova returns to competition BOSTON (AP) — Sometimes Yulia Stepanova's opponents approach her and thank her for trying to clean up their sport. Others aren't so gracious. "I know that a lot of athletes on the top level are against me, and sometimes you can see it in their eyes," the Russian whistleblower said after returning to competition Saturday at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix. "I have no regrets. An... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 23:41:00 GMT 2017-01-28T23:41:00Z WWII museum acquires German document demanding US surrender NATICK, Mass. (AP) — A suburban Boston museum with a huge trove of World War II-era items has acquired two key documents, including one from the Germans demanding the U.S. surrender. The Natick-based Museum of World War II says the latest additions "epitomize the American spirit at the end of the war." The museum says it acquired the En... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 17:09:00 GMT 2017-01-28T17:09:00Z Russian whistleblower Stepanova to run in Boston Indoor BOSTON (AP) — Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova is planning to return to the track this weekend at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix. Stepanova appears on the start list for the women's 800 meters in Saturday's meet. She will be considered a neutral athlete, a status approved by the IAAF after she gave evidence to the World Anti-Doping Agency of systematic cheating in ... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 23:35:00 GMT 2017-01-26T23:35:00Z For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies? BOSTON (AP) — Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller. Now imagine you're riding in the back of a self-driving car. How would it decide? Researchers at the... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:16:00 GMT 2017-01-18T19:16:00Z Scholars team up to dispel 400-year-old 'fake news' about US BOSTON (AP) — Fake news, quadricentennial edition: America's early settlers were all pious. The native people were savages. Freedom and liberty were available to all from Day One. As the U.S. gears up to mark the 400th anniversary of its roots as a nation, leading scholars from around the globe are teaming up to dispel myths and challenge long-held assumptions about how the ... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 19:03:00 GMT 2016-12-25T19:03:00Z