| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:16 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Interior Department is losing tens of millions of dollars in revenue annually because it leases public land for coal mining at rock-bottom prices, according to a report by the agency’s inspector general
The report focuses on coal...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:35 PM
The last sliver of doubt has been erased: Albert DeSalvo, the confessed Boston Strangler, was definitively implicated for the first time Friday in the string of 1960s murders that transfixed and terrorized the city.
A week after DeSalvo’s body was...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Many of the twins delivered via cesarean section could have been safely delivered the old-fashioned way, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Twin births have been on the rise for three decades, fueled mainly by use of...
| 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,...
| 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,...
| 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
| 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 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...