Crowder after rant: I don’t want to leave Boston

1:17 PM ET WALTHAM, Mass. — Celtics forward Jae Crowder apologized Thursday for his Twitter rant after Boston fans cheered Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward during lineup introductions, but Crowder also reaffirmed his disdain for home crowds cheering opposing players. “I was really angry after the game, obviously,” Crowder said before practice Thursday. “I said…

Russia cyber attacks are ‘major threat,’ Congress probe hears

By Dustin Volz and Patricia Zengerle | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Russian cyber attacks pose a “major threat” to the United States, top U.S. intelligence officials told a congressional hearing on Thursday despite skepticism from President-elect Donald Trump about findings that Moscow orchestrated hacking of the 2016 election. Although Trump called himself a “big fan” of the…

Republicans make repealing Obamacare ‘first order of business’

By Susan Cornwell and Richard Cowan | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON President Barack Obama exhorted fellow Democrats on Wednesday to preserve his legacy-defining healthcare law as Republicans moved ahead with their long-sought bid to scrap it in what Vice President-elect Mike Pence called the “first order of business” of Donald Trump’s administration. The emerging Democratic strategy is…