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Apr 16, 2015

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Scheduled topics include EU Google Case; Hernandez Guilty; de Blasio Midwest trip; Iraqi PM on Yemen; Gyrocopter landing on Capitol lawn; Skelos corruption; new studies on exercise.

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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole. But he's nowhere near done with his legal troubles. The Bristol native still faces double murder charges in Boston, as well as civil lawsuits over the killings and a lawsuit in Florida from a former friend who said he was shot in the face and left for dead after arguing with Hernandez.

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

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Police have arrested a man who they allege called in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the Massachusetts courthouse where Aaron Hernandez's murder trial is being held.

Fall River police on Friday announced the arrest of 55-year-old Paul Haddad of Westwood. Haddad is scheduled to be arraigned Friday. It's not known if he has a lawyer who could comment on the accusations.

Police say Thursday's threat had nothing to do with Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player.

Police did not disclose a motive. Westwood and Fall River are about 50 miles apart.

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The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has resumed after being disrupted by a bomb threat called in to the courthouse.

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A bomb threat called in to the courthouse where the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is being held has temporarily halted proceedings.

Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh said Thursday that court was being suspended while the building was evacuated.

A security officer says a bomb threat was called in to the Fall River Justice Center in Massachusetts.

Testimony in the Hernandez case began Jan. 29. Hernandez is accused in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

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MLB:

The San Francisco Giants have advanced to the National League Division Series against Washington by clobbering the Pirates 8-0 in the wild card game at Pittsburgh. Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 while going the distance on a four-hitter to help the Giants earn a trip to Washington against the Nationals. Brandon Crawford opened the scoring in the fourth inning with a grand slam before Brandon Belt added two hits and three RBIs.

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Aaron Hernandez was indicted yesterday on first-degree murder charges. Prosecutors say the former New England Patriots tight end ambushed and shot to death two men following a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub. The victims in the July 2012 shooting were killed in a car as they waited at a red light in Boston's South End neighborhood, a few weeks before Hernandez signed a five-year deal worth about $40 million.

Ex-Patriot Hernandez Due In Court In Murder Case

Dec 23, 2013

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez is due to appear in court again in the murder case against him.

A hearing in the case is scheduled for this afternoon in Fall River Superior Court. The defense has accused District Attorney Samuel Sutter's office of violating a gag order in the case and jeopardizing Hernandez's right to a fair trial. The prosecution denies the allegations.

A judge is expected to hear arguments related to that matter.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Vs. Aaron Hernandez

Dec 18, 2013
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Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been sued by the family of a Boston man he's accused of killing.

The Fall-River Herald-News reports the wrongful death lawsuit was filed this week in county court in New Bedford.

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the June shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-professional football player.

The court filing says unspecified damages probably exceed the value of Hernandez's $1.25 million home, and seeks a real estate attachment up to $5 million.

In the NHL, Marcus Foligno, Matt Moulson and Matt Ellis scored in the third period to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Mass. Senate Backs Spending Bill

Oct 18, 2013

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a $94 million dollar spending bill that includes additional funds to help low-income families pay their winter heating bills and provide shelter for homeless families in hotels and motels.

The measure passed by the Senate on Thursday is similar to one approved a day earlier by the House. Negotiators from the two chambers will now meet to resolve differences.

Lawmakers said the $20 million for heating assistance will address delays in funding for the program resulting from the federal government shutdown that ended on Thursday.

Red Sox In, Rays Out

Oct 9, 2013
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In baseball, the Boston Red Sox have played themselves into the American League Championship Series for the 10th time, doing it with excellent pitching and a few timely hits.

Shane Victorino singled home the tiebreaking run and Xander Bogaerts scored twice as the Red Sox pulled out a 3-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 4 of the division series. The Rays led 1-0 until Bogaerts scored the tying run on a wild pitch, moments before Victorino drove in Jacoby Ellsbury. Dustin Pedroia added a sacrifice fly in the ninth to cap the scoring.

Hernandez Friend Due In Court On Accessory Charge

Sep 19, 2013
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An associate of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is facing arraignment in Massachusetts on an accessory charge in the case in which Hernandez is charged with murder.

Hernandez Arraignment Set After Murder Indictment

Sep 6, 2013

Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez is set to be arraigned on a first-degree murder charge in Massachusetts following his indictment in the killing of a friend.

The arraignment in Fall River Superior Court is scheduled for Friday afternoon. A Massachusetts grand jury indicted Hernandez last month in the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend.

Hernandez was arrested in June and pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges in district court. The indictment moves the case to superior court.

Red Sox Rally Off Rivera In Late Night Thriller

Sep 6, 2013

In baseball, Stephen Drew hit a tying single off Mariano Rivera with two outs in the ninth inning, then Shane Victorino lined a go-ahead single in the 10th that sent the Red Sox past the Yankees 9-8 Thursday night.

The Yanks erased a 7-2 deficit with six runs in the seventh inning. But the 43-year-old Rivera faltered in the ninth, leaving the door open for the Red Sox to win it in 10. The Yanks trail the Red Sox by nine games in the AL East.

After Loss, Boston Tied For First With Tampa Bay

Aug 21, 2013
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In baseball, Boston has fallen into a two-way tie for first with Tampa Bay in the American League East. Marco Scutaro worked out a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to push San Francisco past the Red Sox 3-2.

In the American League, the Yankees took a pair against Toronto. Chris Stewart hit a go-ahead three-run homer to help New York rally for an 8-4 win over Toronto in the first game of a doubleheader. Robinson Cano hit his 200th homer among four hits and drove in four runs as the Yankees handed the Blue Jays their record 10th straight loss in New York.

Rodriguez Plays On Despite Suspension

Aug 6, 2013
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It was a strange day in baseball Monday…

That was the sound of Chicago White Sox fans booing Alex Rodriguez’s return to the big leagues hours after he was suspended through 2014 by Major League Baseball in the Biogenesis case, a punishment he plans to appeal. Rodriguez and 12 other players have been given lengthy suspensions after an in-depth probe. All but Rodriguez have accepted their suspensions.

"I am fighting for my life," he said. "If I don't defend myself, no one else will."

Rodriguez Suspension Could Be Soon

Jul 30, 2013
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Major League Baseball may try to suspend Alex Rodriguez under its collective bargaining agreement instead of its drug rules, which would eliminate any chance of delaying a penalty until after the case goes to an arbitrator.

Checking the scoreboard, Tampa Bay is back on top of the American League East, winning 2-1 over Boston. Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz won't be suspended for destroying two dugout phones with his bat during this weekend's series in Baltimore. Cleveland beat the White Sox 3-2. It was Texas over the Angels 4-3 and Oakland topped Toronto 9-4.

Yankees To Discipline A-Rod For 2nd Medical Opinion

Jul 26, 2013
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In baseball news, already a target of Major League Baseball's drug investigation, third baseman Alex Rodriguez angered the Yankees when he obtained a second medical opinion on his strained left quadriceps this week. The Yankees intend to discipline him, most likely with a fine.

Checking the scoreboard, the Yankees split their four game series with the Rangers after a 2-0 victory. Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs have pulled Alfonso Soriano from the lineup and a trade to send the outfielder to the Yankees is about almost complete.

A-Rod And Yankees At Odds Over Return

Jul 25, 2013
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In baseball news, facing the threat of a lifetime ban for the alleged use of performance enhancing drugs, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez says he is ready to return and wants to play Friday in the game against the Rays.

On Wednesday Rodriguez sought a second medical opinion on his leg injury from Dr. Michael Gross who initially said that his reading of the MRI showed no damage to Rodriguez's quad that should keep him off the field. It was later revealed that Gross did not examine Rodriguez.

Hernandez To Appear In Probable Cause Hearing

Jul 24, 2013

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is due to make another appearance in court in the murder case against him. A probable cause hearing for Hernandez is scheduled for this afternoon. He has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death last month of Odin Lloyd.

Cespedes Wins Home Run Derby

Jul 16, 2013
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In baseball news, Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics won the Home Run Derby. He edged Washington's 20-year-old Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round of the eight-player competition.

In tonight’s All-Star game, the Mets' Matt Harvey will be the starting pitcher for the National League and Detroit's Max Scherzer for the American League. Harvey becomes the first pitcher from the host team to start an All-Star game since Houston's Roger Clemens in 2004 and just the 11th overall.

Investigation Looking More Grim For Hernandez

Jul 10, 2013
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Documents show a man linked to the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez told police Hernandez admitted firing the fatal shots. Carlos Ortiz reportedly told investigators that Ernest Wallace said Hernandez admitted shooting Odin Lloyd in an industrial park near Hernandez's home.

Checking baseball scores, the Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak winning 11-8 over the Mariners last night. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a tiebreaking homer and Shane Victorino slugged the last of Boston's five long balls to help with the win.

Mets Outlast Giants In 16 Inning Game

Jul 9, 2013
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In baseball news, Eric Young scored on shortstop Brandon Crawford's fielding error with two outs in the 16th inning, and the Mets outlasted the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in a game that lasted 5 hours, 26 minutes.

Elsewhere, Kansas City outscored the Yankees 5-1. That's the 17th time the Yanks have scored one run or less this season. That happened 18 times all last year.

Celtics Hire Brad Stevens As Head Coach

Jul 4, 2013
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In the NBA, the search in Boston to replace Doc Rivers is over. The Celtics hired Butler's Brad Stevens as head coach. Stevens has spent the last six years as the head coach of Butler, twice leading the Bulldogs to the NCAA championship game.

Moving over to baseball news, pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes led off the bottom of the ninth with a homer to end Boston's 2-1 win over San Diego. Mike Carp had two hits and scored a run for Boston, which is 7-1 on its nine-game homestand.

Rodriguez Hitless In First Game Back

Jul 3, 2013
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In baseball news, Alex Rodriguez went hitless in two at-bats for the Charleston RiverDogs in his first game since left hip surgery in January.

Checking the scoreboard, the Yankees beat the Twins 7-3.  Robinson Cano homered for the third straight game and Phil Hughes gave up one run on six hits in seven innings. The Twins also gave Mariano Rivera an unusual gift. They presented Rivera a rocking chair made in part from broken bats with the inscription, "Chair of Broken Dreams."

Nets Takes Center Stage At NBA Draft With Celtics Deal

Jun 28, 2013
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The NBA draft was Thursday night and the Brooklyn Nets made the biggest news. A person with knowledge of the talks confirmed a Yahoo Sports report that the Nets and Celtics were working on a trade that would bring Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to Brooklyn. This comes days after losing their head coach Doc Rivers to the Clippers. The trade can't be completed until July 10th.

The Cleveland Cavaliers had first pick at Barclays Center and chose UNLV forward Anthony Bennett. Bennett is the first Canadian to be taken No. 1 in the NBA draft.

Man Sought In Death Of Ex-Patriot Hernandez's Pal

Jun 28, 2013
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Massachusetts Police say they're seeking another man in connection with the killing of one of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's friends.

They've issued an alert and wanted poster for Ernest Wallace, who's considered armed and dangerous. They say he's wanted for accessory after the fact of the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd last week in North Attleborough, Mass., near Hernandez's home.

State police say they're also looking for a silver or gray 2012 Chrysler 300 with Rhode Island license plates Wallace was seen driving.

Patriots Release Hernandez After Murder Charge

Jun 27, 2013
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The New England Patriots released tight end Aaron Hernandez less than two hours after he was arrested Wednesday. Hernandez is being charged with murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player whose body was found about a mile from Hernandez's home. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty but if convicted could get life in prison without parole.

Moving over to baseball news, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is out. Teixeira will have season-ending surgery on his right wrist. Recovery time is projected at six months.

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