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5 months 3 weeks ago

Trial set to open for marathon suspect's friend

BOSTON (AP) - The prosecution and the defense will likely paint starkly different pictures in the criminal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Robel Phillipos of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is accused of lying to authorities about being in Tsarnaev's dorm room when two other friends removed...

1 year 7 months ago

Doctor details Boston Marathon suspect's injuries

BOSTON (AP) - Newly unsealed court papers describe the injuries to the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect. According to a doctor who treated him, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's injuries included multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the face, and a skull fracture. The injuries were described by Dr. Stephen Ray Odom in...

1 year 9 months ago

Suspect in Boston Bombing indicted

BOSTON (AP) - A federal grand jury has returned a 30-count indictment against the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) was indicted Thursday on charges including using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a place of public use, resulting in death. Three people were...

1 year 10 months ago

Court hearing today for Robel Phillipos

American citizen Robel Phillipos is scheduled for a probable cause court hearing today in Boston. Phillipos is accused of making false statements in the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings. He and two others have been charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice, accused of attempting to destroy emptied fireworks and...

1 year 10 months ago

Boston Bombings: One month later

Today marks the one month anniversary of the Boston marathon bombings. On April 15, cameras captured the two violent explosions and the chaos near the main grand stand. It happened near the finish line as runners were completing the race. The terrorist attack killed three people and wounded more...

1 year 10 months ago

Saddest day in five years

April 15, the day of the Boston bombings, was the saddest day in five years, according to a new website that monitors mood via twitter. The website was created by mathematicians at the University of Vermont. They calculate happiness levels by analyzing the words used in fifty million tweets...

1 year 10 months ago

Will the younger Tsarnaev get the death penalty?

Could Dzhokhar Tsarnaev avoid the death penalty? Prosecutors and lawyers for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect have begun very early discussions about a possible deal. In it he would cooperate in exchange for avoiding the death penalty, legal sources said yesterday. Also, just joining his legal team is prominent...

1 year 10 months ago

Latest on Boston bombings investigation

New questions in the Boston bombings investigation about the path the suspects may have taken. A key focus for investigators centers on Tamerlan Tsarnaev's visit to Dagestan in 2012, and what he did during his six-month stay. Authorities say they are weighing Russian reports on what they learned about Tamerlan...

1 year 11 months ago

Connecting with Runners from the Marathon

If you are looking for information about someone in Boston during the time of the explosion, or if you have information about yourself that you want family or friends to see, you might be able to find out more with the Google Person Finder. Click here for the link.

2 years 3 weeks ago

Romney returns, but maybe not for long

BOSTON (AP) - Mitt Romney is stepping back onto the national stage - if only briefly. The former Republican presidential candidate has emerged from nearly four months in seclusion for an interview with Fox News. He's also scheduled to deliver his first postelection speech this month at Washington's Conservative Political...

2 years 4 months ago

Mass. transgender inmate seeking electrolysis

BOSTON (AP) - A transgender inmate who won a court order for taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery has no medical need for further electrolysis treatments, a prisons department psychiatrist testified Monday. Dr. Robert Diener testified during a hearing in U.S. District Court on Michelle Kosilek's request to have additional hair-removal treatments. Diener,...

2 years 5 months ago

Alzheimers drug shows some promise in mild disease

BOSTON (AP) - Combined results from two studies of an experimental Alzheimer's drug suggest it might modestly slow mental decline, especially in patients with mild disease. Taken separately, the studies missed their main goals to significantly slow the mind-robbing disease. But pooled results found 34 percent less decline in mild...

2 years 9 months ago

Be flexible for best airfares

NEW YORK (AP) -- To snag the best airfares, travelers need to be adventurous and willing to pick up at a moment's notice. OK, now let's be realistic. Most people making summer travel plans need just that: plans. They get a week off, maybe two, and aren't going to...

3 years 5 months ago

Deliberate fire in Boston injures dozens

BOSTON (AP) - A 6-alarm apartment building fire that authorities say was deliberately set in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood has injured more than a dozen people and prompted dramatic rescues. Residents say they heard an explosion in the large building on Wardman Road just before the fire started early Monday....

3 years 10 months ago

Soldier killed in hit and run accident

A 19 year old Fort Carson soldier has died after a hit-an-run accident in Colorado Springs. The soldier's identity has not yet been released but police say he is from the Boston area. He and another soldier were both on motorcycles headed south on Rangewood Drive when at around...

4 years 2 months ago

Witnesses: Carry-on luggage made odd noises

BOSTON (AP) - Authorities say a passenger on a flight departing from Boston was arrested after refusing to take his seat and after other passengers reported that he had placed a suspicious plastic bag in the overhead bin. State police say 35-year-old Ognjen Milatovic of Hudson refused the crew's request...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado Springs Beer Fest this weekend

If you love micro-brews, this is your weekend to sample lots of beers and mingle with like-minded aficionados. The Springs Beer Fest will be held Saturday at Antlers Park in downtown Colorado Springs. You may sample beers from more than 30 brewers eat amazing food and enjoy live music....

4 years 8 months ago

East Coast in for another scorcher

Forecasters say the day after one of the hottest in decades in the Eastern U.S. won't be any more comfortable. More of the same is forecast today with temperatures in the 90s to 100 degrees or more. The temperature broke records yesterday in New York, where it hit 103,...

4 years 9 months ago

Fisherman blistered by mustard agent

A Massachusetts doctor treating a commercial fisherman who was sickened after his boat pulled up munitions tainted with chemicals says tests show he was exposed to mustard gas. Dr. Edward Boyer, a toxicologist at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass., says the man had painful blisters on an...

5 years 1 month ago

Anne Hathaway given Hasty Pudding award

The tradition of Hasty Pudding continued Thursday with actress Anne Hathaway. "Oh, I think it couldn't be more beautiful.. a very Hasty pudding parade," Hathaway said. Hundreds lined Mass Avenue in Cambridge to honor Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year. The celebration continued with a roast. ...

5 years 2 months ago

Study sees parking lot dust as a cancer risk

Chemicals in a cancer-causing substance used to seal pavement, parking lots and driveways across the U.S. are showing up at alarming levels in dust in homes, prompting concerns about the potential health effects of long-term exposure, a new study shows. The substance is coal tar sealant, a waste product...

5 years 2 months ago

Sal the Cat summoned for jury duty

A Boston family is trying to figure out how their pet cat was summonsed for jury duty. "I said, Sal, what's this? You know, I don't believe it-- I was shocked," said Guy Esposito, Sal's owner. Sal's owners, Guy and Anna Esposito, think they may know the source...

5 years 2 months ago

Studies spotlight problems in FDA device approvals

Two new studies find shortfalls in the Food and Drug Administration's approval process for heart devices such as pacemakers and stents. Researchers from the FDA and Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said studies submitted by device makers didn't clearly spell out safety targets. They add that submissions were missing...

5 years 3 months ago

Santa wears a Speedo?!

More than 500 runners braved freezing temperatures Saturday for Boston's annual Santa Speedo Run. The event was started in 2000 with only five runners. The run raises money for local charities.

5 years 4 months ago

Kids watching hours of TV at home daycare

Parents who thought their preschoolers were spending time in home-based day cares, taking naps, eating healthy snacks and learning to play nicely with others may be surprised to discover they are sitting as many as two hours a day in front of a TV, according to a study published Monday....

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