| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:25 PM
You’ve seen this movie before, Iowa.
Stoking another round of what-if and what-could-be, Sarah Palin is planning a return to the state where presidential dreams are fevered even this far out from the next contest.
The Iowa Faith and Freedom...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:51 PM
This week, Boston Dynamics unleashed its newest four-legged robot on the world.
Its name is WildCat, its movements are inspired by a cheetah, and you can see it tear around a Massachusetts parking lot in the video above.
WildCat has been designed...
| Sep 28, 2013
Re "Garcetti's goal: online yardsticks," Sept. 26
It's interesting that this article appeared in the same week that Boston held its primary election to replace longtime Mayor Tom Menino.
Menino is my former student at the University of Massachusetts,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Hold on to your bowl of milk, feline friends: An entrepreneur wants to open a Boston cafe for cat lovers who'd love a spot to eat, drink and play while surrounded by whiskers.
To which I say: Why didn't I think of that?
There's a Tumblr dedicated to...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Accolades aren't all Gustavo Dudamel has reaped as conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A recently filed public tax return for the L.A. Phil provides the latest glimpse of the financial dimension of being a classical music sensation. It also...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:49 PM
EASTHAM, Mass. -- While the trial of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger showed that he committed horrific crimes, testimony from witnesses also revealed a stunning degree of corruption in the U.S. Department of Justice that enabled the man who was...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:04 AM
The Massachusetts state trooper who was suspended after he angrily released photos of the Boston bombing manhunt has been put on patrol, state police said Thursday.
Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy is still under internal investigation for...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:43 AM
James “Whitey” Bulger, the feared Boston mob boss who became one of the nation's most-wanted fugitives, was convicted Monday in a string of 11 killings and other gangland crimes, many of them committed while he was said to be an FBI informant....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:28 AM
During the Civil War, the 54th Massachusetts Regiment was composed of free black men who volunteered as soldiers to fight against the Confederacy. The infantry regiment, formed after the Emancipation Proclamation, was one of the first black Union Army...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:41 PM
A Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner operated by Japan Airlines had to return to Boston's Logan International Airport after an indicator light came on in the cockpit.
Japan Airlines Co. Flight 7 was bound for Tokyo, but instead made a U-turn over Canada and...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 10:04 AM
A man who at one time was expected to testify against reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger -- and who was one of Bulger's more vocal critics -- was found dead outside Boston, officials said Thursday.
The body of Stephen "Stippo" Rakes, 59, of Quincy,...