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  • Witness in Whitey Bulger trial: Hit was like 'a firing squad'

    Witness in Whitey Bulger trial: Hit was like 'a firing squad'
    BOSTON -- A man who survived a wild shooting told jurors at James "Whitey" Bulger's racketeering trial on Friday that it felt like "a firing squad hit us" when a car he was in was struck by more than 100 bullets.
  • Pesticide blamed in death of 25,000 bumblebees in Oregon

    Pesticide blamed in death of 25,000 bumblebees in Oregon
    A pesticide used to control aphids has been singled out as the cause in this week's deaths of tens of thousands of bumblebees in a retail parking lot in Oregon, state officials said Friday. At least 25,000 bees were found dead and more were dying in a ...

    State, federal officials investigate possible new leak at Hanford

    State, federal officials investigate possible new leak at Hanford
    State and federal officials are investigating a higher level of radioactivity that may indicate a leak from a tank holding radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state. The U.S. Energy Department said workers had detected...

    Designer Ottavio Missoni is laid to rest in Italy

    Designer Ottavio Missoni is laid to rest in Italy
    Ottavio Missoni, who died last week at age 92, was laid to rest on Monday after a funeral service in Gallarate, Italy. “Fashion passes but style remains. We are here to take lessons in style from a man of style,” said the minister¬† Don...

    Monster Mash: Miami Art Museum gets gift; Getty buys a Manet

     
    Developer Jorge Perez has agreed to donate $35 million in cash and art from his collection to the Miami Art Museum in a deal that would rename the museum after him. Gary Tinterow, an executive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has been chosen...