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(AP Photo/Rocky Steeves) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s tall ship has been toppled by strong wind gusts during the snowstorm that’s pounding the state. USS Providence owner and captain Thorpe Leeson said Tuesday that the ship was… Read more

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(AP Photo/Standard Times, Peter Pereira) (AP Photo/Standard Times, Peter Pereira) By BOB SALSBERG and DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A blizzard pounded Massachusetts with heavy snow and hurricane-force winds Tuesday, but… Read more

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Amtrak says limited service will resume Wednesday between Boston and New York as storm conditions ease. The railway said Tuesday it will resume operation of Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains on a modified… Read more

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NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — No other Massachusetts community has been hit as hard as Nantucket when it comes to blizzard-related power outages. National Grid reports that pretty much the entire island — more than 12,800 customers — is without… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Not many people are taking advantage of the dozens of emergency shelters set up around Massachusetts for people left without power during the blizzard. A spokesman for the state Emergency Management Agency says fewer than 200… Read more

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CAIRO (AP) — An online message purportedly from Islamic State group says a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot it holds have less than 24 hours left to live. The message, posted online Tuesday afternoon, again demanded the release of Sajida… Read more

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(Photo: FBI via AP) BOSTON (AP) — Jury selection in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) has been delayed for two days due to a powerful snowstorm. Judge George… Read more

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PLAINFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Plainfield man has been arrested after police say he was pulling kids on a sled behind his speeding pickup truck. The Hartford Courant reports that Michael W. Chauvin faces charges of risk of injury to a minor,… Read more

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LYNDEBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — Authorities have identified a woman who was out hiking and fell into Purgatory Falls near Lyndeborough, New Hampshire. They say 50-year-old Dorie Goldman of Amherst, Massachusetts, fell 15 feet Sunday after… Read more

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(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tayshaun Prince scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics held off the Utah Jazz for a 99-90 victory on Monday night. Tyler Zeller had 14 points and seven rebounds for Boston, which grabbed… Read more

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Florida woman is suspected of drowning a 2-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport bathroom so she could board a plane. Grand Island Police Sgt. Stan Steele says 56-year-old Cynthia V. Anderson of Edgewater, Florida, was… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Individuals who have enrolled in new health care plans through the Massachusetts Health Connector have a few more days to make their first payments to guarantee coverage starting Feb. 1. The payment deadline, originally scheduled… Read more

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(AP Photo, File) BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for his hometown team, has died. He was 78. The team says in a news release Monday that Monbouquette… Read more

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by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft made a strong defense Monday night of his team’s actions and integrity regarding the NFL’s investigation into under-inflated footballs… Read more

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — If the lights go out during the storm, the Massachusetts fire marshal says people should take care not to make a bad situation worse. Stephen Coan said Monday that alternative forms of lighting and cooking during power… Read more