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 ...

Jan 7, 2015

Boston to open 'oldest' U.S. time capsule, from 1795

It dates back to 1795 and has been dubbed the oldest time capsule in America. On Thursday, a museum in Boston will open the relic, believed to contain coins and papers. The Museum of Fine Arts will open the time capsule at a press ...

Jan 5, 2015

In search of a Boston jury to try accused marathon bomber

Nearly two years after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, jury selection begins Monday in the trial of the surviving suspect in the attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted in ...

Dec 31, 2014

Two Boston police officers attacked by teenagers

Two Boston police officers were hospitalized after they were attacked by six teenagers related to a person they were arresting, authorities said Tuesday. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said the officers, a woman and a man, were “pretty banged up” in Monday’s attack but ...

Nov 3, 2014

Plans to redo Boston's iconic Quincy Market stir debate

The market at Boston’s historic and spiritual center, steps from where Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty stoked the fires of rebellion against Britain and a colony took its first shaky steps toward nationhood, is up for a 21st century facelift. Quincy Market, ...

Oct 14, 2014

Sick passengers removed from flight in Boston in Ebola scare

Emergency crews in protective gear removed five passengers with flulike symptoms from a commercial airliner that arrived at Boston’s Logan Airport on Monday, but U.S. health authorities played down the possibility of Ebola. Emirates flight 237 from Dubai landed at Logan around 2:30 p.m. ...

Boston bombing suspect charged

Apr 23, 2013

Boston bombing suspect charged

The two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon appear to have been motivated by a radical brand of Islam but do not seem connected to any Muslim terrorist groups, U.S. officials say after interrogating and charging Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with crimes that could bring ...

How the Boston bombing investigation unfolded

Apr 22, 2013

How the Boston bombing investigation unfolded

by Marc Fisher

Within hours of the Boston Marathon bombing, investigators were already overwhelmed. Bloody clothing, bags, shoes and other evidence from victims and witnesses was piling up. Videos and still images, thousands of them, were pouring in by email and Twitter. Quickly, the authorities secured a ...