Hartford’s Traci Carter (25) is guarded by UMass-Lowell’s Obadiah Noel (11) during an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the America East conference tournament Saturday, March 13, 2021, in Hartford, Conn. (Kassi Jackson/Hartford Courant via AP) Kassi Jackson AP Traci Carter vowed to help make a difference for […]

SEATTLE — The global pandemic has resulted in a dramatic reshuffling of the annual cruise of the Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star. Instead of heading south into the unending light of the Antarctic summer, the Seattle-based vessel will journey north into the winter darkness of the Arctic. As late as August, the 134 full-time crew […]