Al Horford captured the attention of Boston sports fans even on Super Bowl Sunday.
Horford made a 15-foot fadeaway jumper at the buzzer and the Celtics finished off the Portland Trail Blazers 97-96 Sunday, giving New England fans a few hours to get home before the Patriots played for the NFL championship.
BRUNSWICK — Adria Doane had 16 points and Kendahl Dow pitched in 14 as the Brunswick High School jayvee Black girls basketball team rolled past Gardiner, 57-36 on Friday.
Emily Cloutier added 10 points in the win.
Maddie Farnham led Gardiner with 15 points.
The only surviving member of the Islamic State cell that attacked Paris in November 2015 refused to rise for a Belgian court today, or answer questions about his actions, during his first appearance in public since his arrest nearly two years ago.
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — Days of emotional testimony in two Michigan courtrooms are wrapping up with a final sentence for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women has shaken Michigan State University and elite sports associations.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Ram truck ad that used a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., is drawing a backlash.
The ad shows people doing service-oriented tasks set against audio of King’s speech, which urges people to be “great” by serving the greater good rather than being successful. It was supposed to highlight the volunteer program Ram Nation.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s head of state is coming to archrival South Korea, but it’s the wrong one — at least if the goal is peace on the volatile Korean Peninsula.
The 2018 Ice & Smelt Festival will be held in Bowdoinham on Saturday at the Merrymeeting Arts Center next to Mailly Waterfront Park. Activities will be held in the MAC Studio, in the MAC Gallery at 9 Main St. and at the adjacent Watersong Studio. All activities are free unless noted otherwise and open to the public.
AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq
American troops have started to draw down from Iraq following Baghdad’s declaration of victory over the Islamic State group last year, according to Western contractors at a U.S.-led coalition base in Iraq.
Federal investigators are trying to figure out why a switch was in the wrong position, sending an Amtrak train into a freight train and killing a conductor and an engineer in South Carolina.
With Congress barreling into yet another big budget battle this week, Vice President Mike Pence is headed halfway around the world to Asia. During the government shutdown last month, he was in the Middle East.
SEOUL, South Korea
Samsung heir Lee Jaeyong was freed today after a South Korean appeals court gave him a 2-and-a-half-year suspended jail sentence for corruption in connection with a scandal that toppled the country’s president.
The era of trillion-dollar budget deficits is about to make a comeback — and a brewing budget deal could mean their return comes just next year.
Talks on a budget-busting spending pact that would give whopping increases to both the Pentagon and domestic programs have been inching closer to an agreement, aides and lawmakers said.
DEAR ABBY: Our daughter, “Joan,” and her husband, “Frank,” have been married 19 years. Their only child will be 4 next month. A year and a half ago, Frank came out as a transgender female. Joan is handling this exceptionally well. Our son, “Alex,” is not.