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Feb 14, 2016
Deep freeze grips U.S. northeast, triggers fatal 50-car pileup | ReutersBOSTON, Mass A dangerous cold snap bringing life-threatening cold was settling in across the northeastern United States on Saturday and a snow squall triggered a pileup of dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania highway that left several people dead. Officials warned people to stay indoors away from what the National Weather Service described as "life threatening" cold. Wind chill advisories were in effect over parts of nine states extending from northern Pennsylvania to western Maine, with forecasters expecting gusts up to 45 miles per hour (72 kph)
Feb 13, 2016
Dangerous cold grips northeast U.S., could break Valentine's Day records | ReutersBOSTON, Mass A dangerous cold snap seized the northeastern United States on Saturday with temperatures in some areas set to fall below zero and Boston facing its coldest Valentine's Day in almost four decades. Officials warned people to stay indoors away from what the National Weather Service described as "life threatening" cold.
Jan 14, 2016
GE moving headquarters to Boston for tech talent, tax cutGeneral Electric Co said it will move its global headquarters to Boston, tapping the city's technology talent and likely lowering its tax bill as the industrial conglomerate seeks to lift profit and emphasize digital capabilities.
Dec 16, 2015
Jury finds Massachusetts teen guilty in teacher's 2013 murder | ReutersLOWELL, Mass. A Massachusetts jury on Tuesday found a teenager guilty of raping and murdering a math teacher at his suburban high school in 2013, rejecting an insanity defence. In finding 16-year-old Philip Chism guilty after about nine hours of deliberations, the jury rejected the defence's argument that he was suffering from a psychotic episode at the time of the 2013 attack and therefore not criminally responsible for his actions
Nov 17, 2015
Harvard University searching buildings after bomb threat | ReutersBOSTON Harvard University said on Monday it had evacuated four buildings on its campus outside Boston after receiving an "unconfirmed" bomb threat and that the search would likely take several hours.
Jul 14, 2015
Massachusetts man suspected of plotting Boston Marathon-style attack arrested | ReutersBOSTON Authorities said on Monday they had arrested the son of a Boston police captain who was building bombs in his apartment and planned to attack a crowded university campus cafeteria on behalf of the Islamic State militant group. Alexander Ciccolo, 23, was arrested on July 4 for the unlawful receipt of multiple guns, the U.S.
Jun 27, 2015
U.N. rights experts urge U.S. moratorium on death penalty | ReutersGENEVA United Nations human rights experts appealed to the United States on Friday to impose a moratorium on the death penalty for federal crimes, including the sentence imposed on the Boston Marathon bomber, with a view to abolishing the practice. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was moved on Thursday to a U.S. penitentiary in Florence, Colorado, home to the so-called "Supermax" unit that houses high-risk prisoners
Jun 24, 2015
Victims' families confront Boston bomber at sentencing | ReutersBOSTON Parents of the dead and some of the scores wounded in the 2013 attack on the Boston Marathon defiantly confronted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, calling him "cowardly" at a hearing where he was to be formally sentenced to death. The same federal jury that earlier this year found Tsarnaev, 21, guilty of killing four people and injuring 264 in the bombing and its aftermath voted in May to sentence him to death by lethal injection. U.S.
May 28, 2015
Boston bomber to face victims when death sentence handed down in June | ReutersREUTERS - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev late next month will confront people who lost limbs and loved ones in the deadly 2013 attack when he is scheduled to be formally sentenced to death for his crimes, a judge said on Thursday. The same federal jury that found Tsarnaev, 21, guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 in one of the highest-profile attacks on U.S. soil since Sept
May 25, 2015
John Nash, mathematician who inspired A Beautiful Mind, killed in car crash | ReutersMathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday.