Boston - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Boston Trial set to begin in killing of 2-year-old 'Baby Doe' BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a man charged in the killing of a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island. Michael McCarthy is charged in the 2015 death of Bella Bond. The girl was known only as Baby Doe for months as authorities struggled to identify her. A composite image of her was shared by millions on social media. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 04:32:00 GMT 2017-05-22T04:32:00Z Celtics' Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury, further damaging — if not outright dooming — the team's chances in the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland. The Celtics made the announcement Saturday, a day after Thomas left Game 2 at halftime. The Cavaliers already led by an NBA-record 4... Sat, 20 May 2017 22:46:00 GMT 2017-05-20T22:46:00Z Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0 BOSTON (AP) — An NBA playoff-record, 41-point halftime lead. A franchise record for total points. A 13th consecutive playoff win, tying another league record. And LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers can still do better. "I believe we've got another level, as well," he said after Cleveland steamrolled the Boston Celtics with 130-86... Sat, 20 May 2017 12:41:00 GMT 2017-05-20T12:41:00Z Thomas injured, Celtics find new low in Game 2 loss to Cavs BOSTON (AP) — After Boston was beaten up in the Eastern Conference finals opener, Isaiah Thomas was confident the Celtics could bounce back in Game 2. "We're not scared of Cleveland," he said. "They're not the Monstars. They're not on 'Space Jam.' Like, they lace up their shoes just like us. They just happened to play better than us in Game 1." ... Sat, 20 May 2017 04:39:00 GMT 2017-05-20T04:39:00Z Cavs set NBA record with 41-point halftime lead BOSTON (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA record on Friday night by opening a 41-point halftime lead over the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. The 72-31 lead surpassed the 40-point margin held by the Detroit Pistons over the Washington Bullets on April 26, 1987. LeBron James scored 22 points in the first... Sat, 20 May 2017 02:06:00 GMT 2017-05-20T02:06:00Z Sen. Warren tells grads 'our democracy depends on you' BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging college graduates to help improve a political landscape that she described as "ugly and frustrating." Warren made the comments while delivering the commencement speech for Boston's Wheelock College on Friday. The first-term Massachusetts Democrat called on graduates to become ... Fri, 19 May 2017 22:11:00 GMT 2017-05-19T22:11:00Z Police department names new K-9 after Patriots' Gronkowski ATHOL, Mass. (AP) — Gronk will soon be tracking down criminals, sniffing for drugs and acting as the furry face of a Massachusetts police department. No, not New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. This Gronk is the Athol Police Department's new dog. The year-old German shepherd is undergoing a 14-week training program. Gronk's n... Fri, 19 May 2017 17:29:00 GMT 2017-05-19T17:29:00Z Early heat wave breaking records in Northeast US cities BOSTON (AP) — Heat records were burning up Thursday in cities in the Northeast as the region gets a summer preview. The mercury reached 92 degrees in Boston shortly after noon Thursday, breaking the old record of 91 degrees for May 18 set in 1936, according to the National Weather Service. The 81-year-old record for the day of 90 degree... Fri, 19 May 2017 01:11:00 GMT 2017-05-19T01:11:00Z LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2 BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers' dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. He was efficient, scoring from the outside, rolling downhill and getting to the rim at will, passing to teammates and locking down Boston's scorers when called upon. With home-... Thu, 18 May 2017 22:08:00 GMT 2017-05-18T22:08:00Z LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1 BOSTON (AP) — So much for the Cavaliers being rusty. LeBron James embarrassed every defender Boston threw at him and Cleveland picked up where it left off following a long layoff, rolling to a 117-104 victory Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. James had 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Kevin Love adde... Thu, 18 May 2017 04:34:00 GMT 2017-05-18T04:34:00Z Verdict slip in meningitis outbreak trial creates confusion BOSTON (AP) — People who lost loved ones in a fungal meningitis outbreak traced to tainted steroids were stunned when a pharmacy executive was acquitted of murder charges in 25 deaths, and some legal experts are questioning whether the vote by the jury was unanimous, as required in federal criminal trials. The verdict found Barry Cadden guilty of conspira... Wed, 17 May 2017 20:46:00 GMT 2017-05-17T20:46:00Z Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Celtics have a No. 1 seed and the No. 1 pick. And Danny Ainge is enjoying them both . "It's two completely different situations," the Boston basketball boss said Tuesday night after the team won the NBA draft lottery. "One is a lot about the future, and one is in the present. This team is a lot of fun to be around this year."... Wed, 17 May 2017 06:20:00 GMT 2017-05-17T06:20:00Z Favorite Cavs open East finals on road vs. underdog Celtics BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are heading to the Eastern Conference finals with the No. 1 seed and home court advantage. But they are still very much underdogs to the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers. That's because throughout this season the conversation hasn't so much been about which team would come out of the East, as much as how much resistance any... Tue, 16 May 2017 22:30:00 GMT 2017-05-16T22:30:00Z Fiancee says Aaron Hernandez denied rumors he was gay BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez said rumors that he was gay or bisexual were not true, his former fiancee said in an interview on the "Dr. Phil" show that aired Tuesday. Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez made the remark during the second part of a two-part interview with host Dr. Phillip McGraw. The first part aired on Monday. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 22:13:00 GMT 2017-05-16T22:13:00Z Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105 BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas said he didn't feel any pressure entering the first Game 7 of his career. His play backed up his confidence and with the help of Kelly Olynyk and the Boston Celtics bench, Thomas earned the biggest win of his career. Thomas scored 29 points and had 12 assists, Olynyk scored a career-playoff high 26 points and... Tue, 16 May 2017 07:54:00 GMT 2017-05-16T07:54:00Z Celtics seeking validation against Cavaliers in East finals BOSTON (AP) — Ever since the Boston Celtics broke up their Big Three in 2013, they've sat idly this time of year while LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard have battled for NBA championships. With Isaiah Thomas leading the charge, the Celtics have rejoined the fray. Now it's time to see if they belong. Boston beat the Washington Wizards 115-105 i... Tue, 16 May 2017 07:43:00 GMT 2017-05-16T07:43:00Z Aaron Hernandez's fiancee: I don't think death was a suicide BOSTON (AP) — The fiancee of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez said in an interview that she didn't initially believe he had died in his prison cell and doesn't think his death was a suicide. The first part of a two-part interview with Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez aired Monday on the "Dr. Phil " show. The second part is set to air Tuesday. ... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:09:00 GMT 2017-05-15T22:09:00Z $7.5M settlement approved in Wal-Mart same-sex benefits case BOSTON (AP) — A $7.5 million class action settlement between Wal-Mart and a former employee who challenged the retail chain's lack of health insurance benefits for her same-sex spouse was approved by a federal judge on Monday. The settlement will pay for claims by current and former Wal-Mart associates in the U.S. and Puerto Rico that they were unable to ... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:49:00 GMT 2017-05-15T21:49:00Z Study: Tanglewood generates $103M economic impact LENOX, Mass. (AP) — Preliminary findings from a new study show that Tanglewood —the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra — has an economic impact of more than $103 million on Massachusetts and the Berkshire region. That number represents an increase of approximately $40 million when compared to the last third-party economic impact study in 2008. W... Mon, 15 May 2017 04:05:00 GMT 2017-05-15T04:05:00Z Lionel Richie addresses grads at Berklee commencement BOSTON (AP) — Musician Lionel Richie addressed more than 1,000 graduates at the Berklee College of Music after accepting an honorary degree. The Boston Globe reports ( ) that Richie spoke at the school's commencement Saturday at the Agganis Arena in Boston. Richie gained fame in the 1970s as a member of the R&B grou... Sun, 14 May 2017 21:54:00 GMT 2017-05-14T21:54:00Z Speeding Amtrak engineer charged in 2015 crash that killed 8 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The state's top prosecutor on Friday charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a deadly 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 mph on a 50 mph curve. Prosecutors said they were in talks with engineer Brandon Bostian's attorney to have him surrender on the ... Sat, 13 May 2017 01:00:00 GMT 2017-05-13T01:00:00Z 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 Avery Bradley's defense has been key ingredient for Celtics BOSTON (AP) — Avery Bradley has been doing all the little things to get the Boston Celtics over the hump this postseason. Yes, he created a buzz with his playoff-career high 29 points to give Boston a 3-2 lead over the Washington Wizards while backcourt mate Isaiah Thomas was facing double- and triple-teams during Game 5. But it's been ... Thu, 11 May 2017 21:49:00 GMT 2017-05-11T21:49:00Z Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, JFK items being auctioned NEW YORK (AP) — A watercolor painting by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the former first lady's Cartier watch, and a hand-annotated speech by John F. Kennedy that he later incorporated into his "Profiles in Courage" are being auctioned. The then-first lady, who painted as a hobby, created the 6½-inch by 8-inch artwork in 1963 as a gift for her brother-in law... Thu, 11 May 2017 16:48:00 GMT 2017-05-11T16:48:00Z Director returns to youth theater after nude scene dispute BOSTON (AP) — A Boston youth theater group has reinstated its artistic director after fielding complaints from board members about a scene featuring a nude man. The Boston Children's Theatre said Wednesday that Burgess Clark has agreed to return to work. The Boston Globe reports ( ) he was briefly laid off when members of the theater's board complained t... Thu, 11 May 2017 05:20:00 GMT 2017-05-11T05:20:00Z 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 Bradley scores 29, Celtics power past Wizards, 123-101 BOSTON (AP) — Playing in the Garden has brought out the Boston Celtics' best basketball this postseason. Wednesday night it was home to one of the best nights of Avery Bradley's career. Bradley scored a playoff career-high 29 points, and the Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. ... Thu, 11 May 2017 04:08:00 GMT 2017-05-11T04:08:00Z Questions remain on Hernandez wealth after conviction erased BOSTON (AP) — Questions abound after a judge erased ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction in a 2013 killing. Chief among them: What, if any, wealth did the former New England Patriots tight end leave behind when he hanged himself in prison on April 19? And could the team be back on the hook for nearly $6 million it withheld from Hernandez after he was charged in th... Wed, 10 May 2017 23:20:00 GMT 2017-05-10T23:20:00Z Pivotal Game 5 awaits Boston as it returns home vs. Wizards BOSTON (AP) — After four games, the Eastern Conference semifinal matchup between the Celtics and Wizards is exactly back where it began. Following back-to-back comeback wins by the East's top seed in the first two games in Boston, Washington returned the favor with a pair of dominant wins on its home court. The series now shifts back to the Garden for a pivotal Game 5 matchu... Tue, 09 May 2017 22:31:00 GMT 2017-05-09T22:31:00Z Suspect in doctors' slayings once worked at their posh condo BOSTON (AP) — The man suspected of killing two engaged doctors in their luxury penthouse condominium once held a job there. Palladion Services LLC, which provides concierge and security services, said it hired Bampumim Teixeira in October 2015 after performing background and reference checks, which were clean. The company said Teixeira ... Tue, 09 May 2017 21:55:00 GMT 2017-05-09T21:55:00Z