Red Sox hire Tony La Russa as special assistant

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have hired Tony La Russa to serve as a vice president and special assistant on its baseball operations staff. The Red Sox announced the hiring Thursday. In his new role, he’ll work under Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave...

Celtics’ Hayward working way back from gruesome leg injury

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Gordon Hayward is working his way back from a horrific leg injury. The Boston Celtics forward has no timetable for his return. He’s just happy to be in the gym less than three weeks after breaking his left leg in the season opener. For now, he’s...

Bosio, McClendon part of new Detroit coaching staff

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers are adding Chris Bosio as their pitching coach and keeping Lloyd McClendon as hitting coach. The team announced new manager Ron Gardenhire’s staff Thursday. Dave Clark is also staying on as third base coach, a position he filled under...

Russia hackers had targets worldwide, beyond U.S. election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hackers who disrupted the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton’s campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and thousands of others of interest to the...

Spain prosecutor seeks arrest warrant for ex-Catalan leader

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish prosecutor asked a judge Thursday to issue an international arrest warrant for the former president of Catalonia and four of his regional ministers after they did not comply with a summons ordering them to appear in a Madrid court. Ousted Catalan leader...

Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

CAIRO (AP) — Scientists say they have found a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, in what would be the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs. In an article published in the...

Trump calls for death penalty for NYC truck attack suspect

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday backed away from his threat to send the suspect in the New York bike path attack to Guantanamo Bay, acknowledging in an early morning tweet that the military judicial process at the Cuban detention center takes longer than the...

House GOP tax overhaul keeps retirement rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans would preserve the popular retirement account for middle-class Americans while limiting a cherished deduction for homeowners in a sweeping tax cut plan unveiled Thursday that would add $1.5 trillion to the nation’s debt. GOP leaders...

Police arrest man suspected of killing 3 at Colorado Walmart

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — A man suspected of walking into a suburban Denver Walmart and immediately opening fire with a handgun, killing two men and a woman, was arrested Thursday, about 14 hours after fleeing the store. Police used surveillance video to identify the suspect as...

Patriots sign Hoyer as Brady’s backup after Garoppolo trade

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady didn’t go without a backup for long. The Patriots signed former 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer on Wednesday to fill the role, a day after Hoyer was released by San Francisco following its acquisition of Jimmy Garoppolo in a trade with New...