March 2, 2015

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New round of snow could push Boston to season record

Pedestrians walk single file through snow banks on a Beacon Street sidewalk in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England entered March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record. With 102 inches, Boston needs 5.7 more to break the 1995-1996 record of 107.6. Snowfall of 4 to 6 inches was expected by early Monday across the Read More…

Major league baseball’s 1st black Latino star Minoso dies

Former Negro Leaguer and Chicago White Sox player Minnie Minoso stands during the national anthem before a 2013 baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the “Cuban Comet” was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, he was a beloved figure with the Chicago White Sox. It was one amazing ride for Read More…

James Harden, Rockets get best of LeBron, Cavs in OT

Houston Rockets' James Harden, left, goes to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson as Rockets' Terrence Jones, center, looks on in overtime of an NBA basketball game Sunday in Houston. The Rockets won 105-103. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON — James Harden has been putting up MVP-caliber numbers all season for the Houston Rockets. Given the chance to go head to head with one of his biggest competitors for the award, Harden and the Rockets came out on top. Harden scored 33 points and Cleveland star LeBron James missed a pair of free Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving to miss today’s game in Houston; LeBron James expected back

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers will be without at least one All-Star today in Houston. Point guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second straight game with a strained left shoulder, an injury the team had thought would only sideline him for one game. Irving injured his shoulder in the second half of Thursday night’s home win Read More…

Pacers 93, Cavaliers 86: Without LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Cleveland falls on road

INDIANAPOLIS — George Hill took center stage with the biggest stars sitting. Hill finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, and capped the first triple-double of his career with three free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal the Indiana Pacers’ 93-86 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. With LeBron Read More…

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies

In this Jan. 11, 1982 file photo, actor Leonard Nimoy poses for a photo in Los Angeles. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek” died Friday in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of “Star Trek” fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy’s son, Adam Nimoy, said the actor died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home. He was 83. Although Leonard Nimoy followed Read More…

10 Things to Know, Friday, Feb. 27

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Why some in GOP say DHS funding lapse worth a fight Numerous House Republicans believe it’s preferable to have a partial government shutdown if that’s the cost of undoing a White House immigration policy. 2. Despite spat Read More…

Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse not a big deal

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio responds to reporters about the impasse over passing the Homeland Security budget because of Republican efforts to block President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, Thursday during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about. Numerous House Republicans say it’s preferable to let the Homeland Security Department go unfunded for a few days, at least, if that’s the cost of undoing a White House Read More…

Despite spat with US, Israeli leader fighting Iran nuke deal

In this March 5, 2014 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, speaks at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. Netanyahu heads to Washington next week on a last-gasp effort to seal what he hopes will become his signature achievement in government: preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington next week on a last-gasp effort to seal what he hopes will become his signature achievement: preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon. But the centerpiece of the visit, a much-hyped speech to Congress arguing against the international community’s emerging nuclear deal with the Read More…

Islamic State threat boosts business for Kurdish gunsmith

Gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen repairs a weapon at his shop, in Irbil, northern Iraq. Sadr-Aldeen, an Iraqi Kurd, has seen his business shoot up by 50 percent since last June, when the Islamic State took over the Iraqi city of Mosul. Located in a cellar in the city’s bazaar, the shop is a well-known spot for peshmerga soldiers. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — In gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen’s workshop in this Kurdish city in northern Iraq, every weapon has a story. These days, there are lots of stories to tell. Sadr-Aldeen, an Iraqi Kurd, has seen his business shoot up by 50 percent since last June, when the Islamic State group took over the Mosul, Read More…