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  • Boston Globe Nov 1, 2019

    Authorities Say Saoirse Kennedy Hill, Robert F. Kennedy’s Granddaughter, Died of Drug Overdose

    Authorities have determined that Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, died of an accidental drug overdose. The Chief Medical Examiner’s office concluded in its report that her cause of death was “acute methadone and ethanol toxicity in combination with other prescription medications,” Michael O’Keefe, district attorney for the Cape and Islands, said in...

  • Florida Aug 21, 2019

    2 Top MIT Researchers Quitting in Protest Over Jeffrey Epstein Donation

    Two prominent researchers are quitting MIT’s Media Lab over revelations that the famed technology research hub and its director took money from Jeffrey Epstein after he’d served time for sex offenses involving girls and young women. Ethan Zuckerman, director of the lab’s Center for Civic Media, said director Joi Ito had failed to disclose the deceased financier’s funding of the...

  • NBC Aug 16, 2019

    Trump Calls Supporter Whose Weight He Mocked at New Hampshire Rally

    When protesters disrupted President Donald Trump’s rally in New Hampshire Thursday night, he took notice and sent some derision of his own, mocking one man in the group for a “serious weight problem.” But the target of Trump’s insults was actually a supporter of the president’s, not a protester, and Trump called him and thanked him for his support later...

  • Brazil Sep 16, 2018

    Revere Man Killed in Cape Cod Shark Attack

    A man boogie boarding off a Cape Cod beach was attacked by a shark on Saturday and died later at a hospital, becoming the state’s first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years.

  • Mayor Jul 18, 2019

    Artist Withdraws Slave Memorial Project Near Boston’s Faneuil Hall After NAACP Objects

    A black artist has dropped his bid to build a slave memorial in front of Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall after the NAACP objected. Steve Locke announced Tuesday on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter that he won’t go forward with the project because the president of the Boston chapter of the prominent civil rights group warned him they would come out strongly...

  • lawyer Jul 9, 2019

    Harvard Coach Fired Over Selling Home to Prospect’s Dad

    Harvard University has fired a fencing coach over the sale of his home for nearly double its assessed value to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. Athletic Director Bob Scalise said in an emailed statement Tuesday that head fencing coach Peter Brand has been fired for violating Harvard’s conflict-of-interest...

  • Attorney Jun 23, 2019

    Steamy Romance Novelist Judith Krantz Dies at 91

    Writer Judith Krantz, whose million-selling novels such as “Scruples” and “Princess Daisy” engrossed readers worldwide with their steamy tales of the rich and beautiful, died Saturday at her Bel-Air home. She was 91.

  • Attorney Jun 19, 2019

    Report: Feds Probe Sale of Coach’s Home to Prospect’s Father

    A federal grand jury is investigating the sale of the Harvard fencing coach’s suburban Boston home for nearly double its assessed value to a man whose son was later admitted to the school and joined the team, according to a newspaper report. A subpoena reviewed by The Boston Globe ordered the town of Needham’s Board of Assessors to provide documents...

  • Facebook May 24, 2019

    Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Bans 2 Visitors After Racist Incident

    Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has banned two visitors after a group of middle school students said it was subjected to racism during a field trip. Museum officials apologized to students and staff at Dorchester’s Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy in a letter posted on their website Wednesday. The museum acknowledged “a range of challenging and unacceptable experiences that made...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 9, 2019

    Red Sox Honored at White House

    For decades, championship teams have visited the White House in a moment of ritual and tradition. Athletic excellence is celebrated, lame jokes are told and the president is given yet another jersey bearing his name. Under President Donald Trump, though, the visits often have become politicized, featuring athlete protests and, in the case of the Boston Red Sox, raising questions...

  • Florida Apr 18, 2019

    Unruly Kodak Black Fans Cause Disturbance After Canceled Show in Boston, Rapper Arrested in Canada

    Unruly Kodak Black fans caused a disturbance Wednesday night at the House of Blues in Boston after the Florida-based rapper unexpectedly canceled his show after he was arrested. Boston police said they responded to the 15 Lansdowne St. venue at about 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday after they received a call of a disturbance. At the scene, officers saw a large...

  • Facebook Apr 12, 2019

    Parents Press Harvard to Remove Opioid Maker’s Name From Museum

    Parents whose children fatally overdosed on opioids are demanding Harvard University remove the name of a family whose company makes the powerful painkiller OxyContin from a building that housed one of its art museums. About two dozen parents protested Friday outside the building the housed the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

  • coach Apr 5, 2019

    Harvard Reviewing Sale of Fencing Coach’s Home to Potential Student’s Father for Double the Value

    Harvard University says it has launched an independent review of a real estate transaction involving its longtime fencing coach and a man whose son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. The Boston Globe reports the coach, Peter Brand, sold his suburban Boston home assessed at $549,300 to Jie Zhao in 2016 for nearly $1 million. Zhao...

  • Governor Mar 15, 2019

    Evacuations Lifted After Heavy Fire Knocked Down in 9-Alarm East Boston Blaze

    Residents who evacuated the Orient Heights area of East Boston were allowed to return to their homes Friday night after firefighters spent hours battling a massive 9-alarm fire.

  • JUDGE Mar 13, 2019

    Supreme Judicial Court Reinstates Aaron Hernandez’s Murder Conviction

    Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction was reinstated Wednesday in a sweeping ruling from Massachusetts’ highest court that does away with the legal principle that made the former NFL star innocent in the eyes of the law after he killed himself in prison. The Supreme Judicial Court unanimously found that the legal rule that erased Hernandez’s conviction is “outdated and no longer...

  • Europe Feb 22, 2019

    A Global Look at the Catholic Church’s Sex Abuse Problem

    Pope Francis’ high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response. His decision was sparked by the realization that in many parts of the world, bishops and religious superiors continue to deny or play down the severity of the scandal and protect their priests and the reputation...

  • Europe Feb 21, 2019

    Pope Strives to Fight Clergy Sex Abuse With Vatican Summit

    The day began with an African woman telling an extraordinary gathering of Catholic leaders that her priestly rapist forced her to have three abortions over a dozen years after he started violating her at age 15. It ended with a Colombian cardinal warning them they could all face prison if they let such crimes go unpunished. In between, Pope Francis...

  • Attorney Feb 20, 2019

    El Chapo’s Lawyers Concerned by Juror Misconduct Allegations

    El Chapo’s lawyers are raising concerns of potential juror misconduct after a member of the jury told a news website that several jurors viewed media coverage of the Mexican drug lord’s trial against a judge’s orders.

  • Europe Feb 20, 2019

    Abuse Survivors Demand Transparency, Accountability at Vatican Summit

    Survivors of clergy sex abuse on Wednesday demanded transparency, zero tolerance for abuse and accountability for religious superiors who cover up for rapists, setting a confrontational tone on the eve of Pope Francis’ high-stakes abuse prevention summit. The victims also demanded to meet with Francis himself, but had to settle instead for a two-hour round-table with members of the organizing...

  • Attorney Feb 13, 2019

    No Escape? ‘El Chapo’ Likely Off to ‘Prison of All Prisons’

    In the world of corrections, there are inmates who pose security risks, and then there’s ‘El Chapo.’

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