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The NHL has released the schedule for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Bruins will face the Red Wings beginning Friday at the TD Garden, followed by an Easter Sunday matinee.
BOSTON (AP) — Runners in a monthlong coast-to-coast relay of more than 3,300 miles to raise money for a charity aiding Boston Marathon bombing victims have crossed the finish line.
Local characters mobbed the Boston Teachers Union over the weekend to audition for “Black Mass,” the Whitey Bulger movie starring Johnny Depp that will shoot around Boston from mid-May to Aug. 1. C.P. Casting hosted the auditions for extras from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The casting company was also on the hunt for cars from the '70s and '80s for the film, which is based on a book by former Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill. Hopefuls who came out for the call included Mary Collins, who donned fur and shades for the occasion; Billy Bauer Jr., who showed off his Southie pride; and Dionisios Hologitas, who said, “I fit the Italian gangster profile, and I'm from Dorchester.”
Funny guy Kenan Thompson did a pretty ridiculous impression of Red Sox star David Ortiz on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend. He appeared in a Sox shirt on “Weekend Update,” and attempted to answer questions about Ortiz's now-controversial Samsung-sponsored selfie with President Barack Obama. Thompson said, of what Ortiz was paid by Samsung for taking the snapshot, “They gave me ... 100,000 .... chickens.”
Bubba Watson won the 2014 Masters Tournament today by a 3-stroke margin; his 2nd Masters title in the past 3 years.
Two days after she was dropped by 92.5 The River, DJ Rita Cary was spotted at the Friends of Boston's Homeless' 27th Annual Beyond Shelter Gala, which drew about 700 supporters. Other guests included City Councilor Josh Zakim and Barbara Ferrer of the Boston Public Health Commission. . . . WEEI's John Dennis had his bachelor party at Foxwoods over the weekend. . . . Producer Jared Hancock posted some cool pics on Thursday of the indoor set of the Jason Sudeikis movie “Tumbledown,” which has been filming at the Abbot Mill Loft Complex in Westford.
Police accused a Utah woman of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years after they found the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.
VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — A passenger bus slammed into a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 36 people today in southern Mexico, officials said.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was scratched hours before tonight's game against the Yankees in the Bronx.
VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — At least 11 are dead and more than 10,000 people have been evacuated after a raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in a Chiulean port city on Sunday.
BOSTON (AP) — The Department of Revenue reported that as of Friday it processed just under 2.5 million returns, of which nearly 2.2 million had filed electronically.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was in the initial lineup for Sunday night's game vs. the Yankees but was scratched several hours beforehand.
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit claiming the state's first-in-the-nation ban of Zohydro, a powerful new painkiller, is unconstitutional.
An Ohio judge put a unique spin on the law for a man who admitted to harrassing disabled children for years.
RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators said today that there's no evidence that a truck was on fire before it crashed a bus with high school students, killing 10 people.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been shot and killed near a Jewish Community Center in suburban Kansas City.