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Ortiz, Napoli Homer As Red Sox Top Rangers 4-3

May 20, 2015
Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez breaks his bat as he makes contact with the ball in the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday May 19, 2015. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The Red Sox beat the Rangers 4-3 at Fenway last night, with home runs from David Ortiz and Mike Napoli.

Gov. Baker And Plymouth Officials Meet Over Heroin Crisis

May 19, 2015

The governor met with Plymouth officials Tuesday afternoon to discuss the crisis, which has led to 140 heroin overdoses so far this year in Plymouth — 10 of them fatal.

October Trial Set For Nanny Charged In Cambridge Baby’s Death

May 19, 2015
Aisling Brady McCarthy, center, leaves court with her attorney, Melinda Thompson, right, following a status hearing at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on Tuesday. McCarthy, a nanny from Ireland, is accused of killing a 1-year-old girl in her care two years ago. (Charles Krupa/AP)

An Oct. 13 trial date has been set for a nanny from Ireland who’s accused of killing a 1-year-old girl in her care.

Kraft: Patriots Won’t Appeal Team’s Fine, Draft Penalties

May 19, 2015
Patriots owner Robert Kraft shows off the Vince Lombardi Trophy during a parade in Boston in February to honor the Patriots' victory in Super Bowl XLIX. (Steven Senne/AP)

Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Tuesday at the owners meetings that he was putting the league before his franchise because “at no time should the agenda of one team outweigh the collective good of the 32.”

Photos: USS Constitution Makes Late Night Move To Dry Dock

May 19, 2015
The USS Constitution arrives in place in dry dock where it will remain for over two years for repairs. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

For planned repairs, the USS Constitution rode the late evening tide to a dry dock Monday night at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Senate Approves Income Tax Freeze To Fund Targeted Tax Relief

May 19, 2015
The Massachusetts State House is seen on April 30, 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The state Senate voted in favor of an amendment that would expand the earned income tax credit for low-income families and the personal tax exemption for all taxpayers.

Judge: Tsarnaev’s Sentencing Hearing Will Be In June

May 19, 2015

A judge has indicated that he will formally sentence Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death next month after hearing from about 20 victims.

Brandeis Investigative Journalism Program Helps Man Go Free After 21 Years In Prison

May 19, 2015

A judge granted Angel Echavarria’s release after vacating the life sentence in the 1994 murder of Daniel Rodriguez in Lynn.

Man Freed After 21 Years In Prison On Murder Charge

May 19, 2015

A judge vacated a life sentence imposed on Angel Echavarria for the 1994 shooting death of Daniel Rodriguez in Lynn.

Forecast: A Chance Of Rain, Highs In Upper 60s

May 19, 2015

The chance of rain is greatest this morning and early afternoon and then falls later this afternoon and evening.

During Mass. Heroin Crisis, Number Of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Grows

May 19, 2015
A Feb. 19, 2013 file photo of OxyContin pills. (Toby Talbot/AP)

Michelle Howe is among 34,000 grandparents in Massachusetts raising grandchildren, often because of opioid use by an adult son or daughter. According to 2013 census data, there has been a 20 percent rise in the number of grandparents raising grandchildren as a result of the state’s drug crisis.

USOC Board Member: ‘No Guarantee’ Of Boston Bid

May 19, 2015

Boston’s troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics took another ding Monday, when a key U.S. Olympic leader suggested the city was no sure thing to remain the American candidate for the games.

Turn It Down: Berklee And Spotify Team Up To Save Our Ears

May 19, 2015
The World Health Organization predicts 1 billion young people could develop hearing loss due to poor listening habits. While all of our ears are at stake, the prognosis is worse for musicians. So Berklee College of Music and Spotify are teaming up to raise awareness about threats to our hearing.(Emily Orpin/Flickr)

The World Health Organization predicts 1 billion young people could develop hearing loss due to poor listening habits. While all of our ears are at stake, the prognosis is worse for musicians. So Berklee College of Music and Spotify are teaming up to raise awareness about threats to our hearing.

After Meeting MBTA Riders, Baker Urges Lawmakers To Act On His Proposed Reforms

May 18, 2015

Keeping up pressure on senators resistant to his MBTA reforms, Gov. Charlie Baker met with three transit riders Monday morning and used their experiences to pepper his calls for action.

SJC: Gov’t Can’t Seek Higher Penalties For ‘Dookhan Defendants’ Affected By Tainted Drug Lab Evidence

May 18, 2015
Annie Dookhan, in late 2012 (Steven Senne, Pool/AP)

The state’s highest court ruled that prosecutors cannot seek more severe punishments for defendants convicted using tainted evidence who seek new trials, but the court declined to vacate the convictions of all defendants.

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