Apr 1, 2015

Defense rests in first phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday after presenting a brief case aimed at showing his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack. The defense admitted during opening statements that ...

Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to U.S. Northeast

Mar 2, 2015

Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to U.S. Northeast

Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the U.S. Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in seven cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We’re the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of ...

Third blizzard in two weeks buries Northeastern U.S.

Feb 10, 2015

Third blizzard in two weeks buries Northeastern U.S.

The third major winter storm in less than two weeks inflicted fresh snow — and misery — across in parts of the northeastern U.S. on Monday. Some areas of Massachusetts had about a foot (30 cm) of snow before dawn Monday and the storm ...

Feb 9, 2015

New accuser emerges as Cosby cancels shows in Boston

A former fashion model and actress who appeared on one episode of “The Cosby Show” in 1987 is the latest woman to accuse Bill Cosby of making unwanted sexual advances. Helen Gumpel, formerly known as Helen Selby, said Sunday that Cosby made sexual advances ...

Another big storm bears down on U.S. Northeast, may last days

Feb 9, 2015

Another big storm bears down on U.S. Northeast, may last days

Winter-weary residents of the U.S. Northeast, which has been battered recently by a series of major snowstorms, braced Sunday for even more. Light flurries fell in the morning, but the “long duration” storm is expected to intensify on Sunday night. The National Weather Service ...

Jan 28, 2015

Blizzard hits Boston and New England, spares New York

A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving 4.5 million people grappling with as much as 3 feet (1 meter) of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents, who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was ...

Blizzard barrels into Boston but brunt bypasses Big Apple

Jan 28, 2015

Blizzard barrels into Boston but brunt bypasses Big Apple

A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston but farther south it mostly spared New York City, which slowly blinked back to life Tuesday, canceling its travel ban and restarting its subway trains amid better-than-expected weather conditions. Total accumulation was expected to reach or exceed ...

Doctor critically wounded in Boston hospital shooting

Jan 21, 2015

Doctor critically wounded in Boston hospital shooting

A doctor was critically injured when a man opened fire Tuesday at a hospital in Boston, police in the city said, adding the suspected shooter then killed himself. The incident occurred shortly before noon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where the situation was now ...

USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again

| Jan 16, 2015

USOC gets Olympic bid wrong again

by Jack Gallagher

“Once you become predictable, no one’s interested anymore.” — Chet Atkins The words of the late American musician sum up the reaction I had when the United States Olympic Committee selected Boston to be the bid city for the U.S. for the 2024 Olympics ...