• In this March 31, 2015 file photo, Muslim, Christian, minority and government leaders fix their eyes on a laptop screen showing a video as part of a federal pilot program called Countering Violent Extremism, at Roxbury Community College in Boston. The U.S. government is toning down efforts to prevent violent extremism from taking root. Massachusetts this month rebranded its controversial "Countering Violent Extremism" program as the "Promoting Engagement, Acceptance and Community Empowerment" project, or PEACE. Seated at center right is Carmen Ortiz, U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    What’s in a name? Governments recast anti-extremism efforts

    BOSTON (AP) — Government efforts to prevent violent extremism from taking root in the U.S. are getting new, less polarizing names.

  • Touchdown! Restaurant’s stolen Patriots helmet returned

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — An autographed New England Patriots football helmet stolen from a restaurant near Gillette Stadium has been returned along with an apology.

  • In this Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 photo, James Cawley sits in the captains chair while talking about his replica of the starship Enterprise from the original "Star Trek" series during the Trekonderoga festival in Ticonderoga, N.Y. Sets mimicking those of the 1960s TV series “Star Trek” have become a tourist attraction in upstate New York. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

    Fan-made ‘Star Trek’ sets become tourist attraction in NY

    TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — On its many voyages through space, the Starship Enterprise has endured bridge-shaking blasts from enemy ships and infiltration by scheming aliens. Now it’s being invaded by tourists.

  • This image provided Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, by RR Auction of Boston shows the last page of an April 1934 letter from Depression-era gangsters Bonnie and Clyde to a former member of their gang they felt had betrayed them. The letter, written in Bonnie Parker's neat cursive and signed by Clyde Barrow, is going up for auction and could fetch more than $40,000 when it's sold in September. (RR Auction via AP)

    Sour letter from Bonnie and Clyde to ex-ally up for auction

    BOSTON (AP) — Bonnie and Clyde made it quite clear how they felt about a former member of their gang in a letter they sent to him as he sat in the Dallas County Jail.

  • FILE--In this Feb. 5, 2013 file photo, Graham Allison, Professor of Government at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School, listens during an event in Boston. Imagine a dream team of the nation's top historians, recruited by the White House to advise the president on major decisions. That's the idea being pitched by two Harvard University scholars who allege that many U.S. leaders know alarmingly little about history, both in their own country and in others. Campaigns for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump did not immediately say whether they support the idea. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    Dream team of historians proposed to advise US president

    BOSTON (AP) — Imagine a dream team of the nation’s top historians, recruited by the White House to advise the president on major decisions. That’s the idea being pitched by two Harvard University scholars who say many United States leaders know alarmingly little about history, both of their own country and of others.

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes questions from members of the media during a news conference before a scheduled NFL football training camp practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. Brady says he's ready to play after a "silly accident" cut his right thumb with a pair of scissors before the Patriots preseason game against the Bears last week. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Brady ready after ‘silly accident’ with scissors cuts thumb

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady is ready to play after cutting his right thumb with scissors in a “silly accident” before the Patriots’ preseason game against the Bears last week.

  • Health board: Decorative port-a-potties can stay by driveway

    WILLIAMSBURG, Mass. (AP) — The health board in a small Massachusetts town says it can’t order a resident to remove the port-a-potties flanking his driveway despite the objections of neighbors.

  • Police looking for Patriots fan who stole autographed helmet

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who they say stole a helmet autographed by the Super Bowl XLIX champion New England Patriots from a bar near Gillette Stadium.

  • Injuries forcing Patriots to adjust at running back, O-line

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For months the biggest question facing the Patriots was whether Tom Brady would be on the field for the start of the 2016 regular season.

  • Detroit Tigers' Justin Upton, right, celebrates with J.D. Martinez after hitting a three-run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Upton hits pair of 3-run homers, Tigers beat Red Sox

    DETROIT (AP) — Justin Upton hit a pair of three-run homers and the struggling Detroit Tigers finished their homestand with a 10-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.