| Jan 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
She'd raised five children by herself, and Liz Norden was ready for the empty nest.
Two of her daughters, 24 and 26, still lived with her, but they were barely home and busy with their own lives, so Norden, 51, talkative and cheery, was beginning to...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:05 PM
U.S. and European national teams headed to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, have received emailed threats of terrorist strikes on their athletes and supporters if they participate in the high-profile event that is Russian President Vladimir...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:31 AM
James Costello was waiting at the Boston Marathon finish line when the bomb went off on April 15, leaving him with severe burns on his right arm and leg.
Getting nursed back to health, however, had one upside. While recovering at Spaulding...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:55 PM
"It feels as though we live in an age of constant calamity," Chris Jones writes this month in Esquire, summing up a sentiment to which we can all relate.
Which is why we need our silly games more than ever, even amid their blingy, hare-brained, idiot...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Tens of thousands of people donated money to the One Fund, the charity created by officials after the Boston Marathon bombings. Victims received get-well cards from around the country, as well as flowers and notes of encouragement from total strangers....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Wearing a black duster and a black cowboy hat, Phil Steel walked to the front of the meeting room armed with a Nerf gun and a smile.
The U.S. Army veteran was there to pitch his big idea: an ordinance that would legalize and regulate drone hunting...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:59 AM
What do Pope Francis, the royal baby and Miley Cyrus all have in common? They each made it into Facebook's "Most Talked About in 2013" list.
To celebrate the end of 2013, Facebook released a number of end-of-year lists on Monday. The lists include the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:47 PM
WASHINGTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with carrying out the bombings last April at the Boston Marathon, disposed of key evidence after the attack by “discarding a remaining bomb detonator and smashing his cellphones,”...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:45 AM
The government shutdown won't shut down the New York City Marathon, but it could shift things around a little.
Race organizers are working on a plan to move the event's staging area, currently set for Fort Wadsworth, a federally operated facility on...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Boston was a rough-and-tumble city when I knew it in my teens and early 20s. It was, as Seth Mnookin suggests in “Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love” (Mariner: 354 pp., $16 paper), defined by “the Combat Zone and Filene&...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
An amateur athlete fighting a continuing battle against brain cancer is set to rappel 365 feet down the side of San Diego's Hyatt building alongside an "American Idol" winner.
BethAnn Telford of Washington, D.C., is in Southern California for charity...