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The Stranger Lying Next to Her: I Love You, but I'll Kill You

Boston kidnapping victim was raped, forced to drink alcohol: prosecutors

(Newser) - A young woman kidnapped in Boston in January was repeatedly sexually assaulted and forced to drink alcohol, pose for selfies, and read from a Spanish-language Bible over three days before she was traced with help from the Find My Phone app, prosecutors say. Victor Pena—allegedly seen hugging, kissing, and... More »

Mobster May Be Key to Finding $500M in Stolen Art. He's Not Talking

To be released from prison, Robert Gentile still 'has no idea where the paintings are'

(Newser) - When FBI agents searched Robert Gentile's Connecticut home in 2016, the aging mobster was adamant that they were barking up the wrong tree. "They ain't gonna find nothing," he said through his lawyer , as he was serving a 54-month prison sentence for drug and gun charges.... More »

Body of Missing Woman Found in Suspect's Trunk

Jassy Correia vanished while celebrating birthday

(Newser) - The search for a woman who vanished after leaving a Boston nightclub Saturday came to a tragic end Thursday when her body was found in the trunk of a suspect's car. Police say 32-year-old Louis Coleman, who was seen on surveillance video with Jassy Correia, has been arrested in... More »

Young Mom Vanishes on Birthday Outing

Jassy Correia, unknown male got into car early Sunday in Boston

(Newser) - Police in Boston are searching for a woman who's been missing since she went out Saturday night to celebrate her 23rd birthday. Jassy Correia was with friends at Venu nightclub and was later seen in the company of a man police are now trying to track down, reports WCVB... More »

Officer Reports His Gun Was Stolen—by Strippers

They are charged, and he is on leave

(Newser) - Two Rhode Island strippers have been charged with stealing a Boston police officer's handgun, prompting the department to place the officer on leave and open an internal investigation. Police say 25-year-old Neish Rivera, 22-year-old Melissa Dacier, and the officer went to a Providence strip club before going to a... More »

Kidnap Victim Was Found With 'Horrified Look on Her Face'

Suspect ordered to undergo 20-day evaluation

(Newser) - Victor Pena, the Boston man accused of kidnapping Olivia Ambrose and holding her against her will for several days, was ordered to undergo a 20-day mental health evaluation at a state mental hospital after behaving strangely during a court appearance Wednesday. A court clinician who carried out a preliminary evaluation... More »

Missing Woman Found Alive, Kidnap Suspect Arrested

Boston woman disappeared Saturday night

(Newser) - "We are beyond happy to have Liviy home," mother Heather Ambrose said after Olivia, one of her twin 23-year-old daughters, was found alive. Olivia Ambrose, who disappeared during a night out with her sister and friends Saturday night, was hospitalized for evaluation after she was found in a... More »

Boston Marathon Survivor 'Broken' After Another Setback

Adrianne Haslet is struck by a car, has surgery

(Newser) - She lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, only to return to run the race again , as well as to dance . Now Adrianne Haslet has suffered another blow. She was hit by a car Saturday evening in Boston and already has undergone surgery, reports TMZ . "Struck by a... More »

Looking for a Paycheck? Here's Where There's Work

WalletHub ranks US cities with the best prospects

(Newser) - New year, new you, new ... job? If you've been looking to switch things up employer-wise, January seems like a good month to start putting feelers out, and a good time overall: The Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent jobs report notes the national unemployment rate has fallen to 3.... More »

Boston Bomber Appeals: Nix Conviction, Death Sentence

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers say he should never have been tried in Boston

(Newser) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys don't deny their client was behind the "heinous" 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, along with his late brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. But they're now appealing the 25-year-old's conviction and death sentence, arguing that publicity before the trial in Boston was so prevalent and "... More »

Tsarnaev Tried to Make a Deal in Order to Save His Life

Boston Marathon bomber promised 'certain kinds of cooperation'

(Newser) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tried to make a deal to save his life but prosecutors turned him down, according to newly unsealed court documents. The documents state that in the course of plea negotiations, Tsarnaev "offered to provide certain kinds of cooperation and assistance" and a guilty plea... More »

This City Is the Smartest in America—by Far

Michigan's Ann Arbor nabs No. 1 spot on WalletHub list of most educated metro areas

(Newser) - Where do people in the know live, work, and play? WalletHub examines the educational levels in America's 150 most populated metro areas, looking at nearly a dozen metrics in the "Educational Attainment" and "Quality of Education and Attainment Gap" categories—to wit, what diplomas or degrees a... More »

Unsolved $500 Million Art Heist Gets a Podcast

The theft of 13 paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum still perplexes authorities

(Newser) - A famously unsolved art heist will be the subject of a podcast that is sure to be the next big hit among true crime fans. In a statement released Thursday, WBUR and the Boston Globe announced they've teamed up for a series on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft... More »

She Was 'in Agony,' Still Tried to Call Off Ambulance

Woman injured on subway reportedly said 'I have terrible insurance'

(Newser) - A woman riding the subway in Boston got her leg stuck between the platform and a train Friday, prompting a pricey ambulance ride and setting off a healthcare debate. The 45-year-old woman, who has not been identified, stepped into a 5-inch gap as she got off the Orange Line at... More »

The 'Rev' Gets 26 Years for Shooting Student in the Head

He thought the 17-year-old recruit was not generating enough sales and withholding money

(Newser) - A former high school dean and anti-violence advocate nicknamed "Rev" for his pastor-like influence was sentenced Friday in Boston to up to 26 years in prison for shooting and nearly killing a student he had recruited to sell marijuana for him. Shaun Harrison, 58, was sentenced a day after... More »

Boston Police Takes Flak for Black History Month Tweet

Department honored a white coach, and the mayor joined in the criticism

(Newser) - Boston's police department is taking all kinds of criticism over a tweet meant to celebrate Black History Month. The problem? The since-deleted tweet praised the accomplishments of a white man, reports WBZ . The offending tweet went out Sunday night, and it lauded the late Boston Celtics coach and exec... More »

10 Best, Worst Cities for Football Fanatics

Fans may be having the best time in Green Bay, apparently

(Newser) - Super Bowl Sunday is here, and across the nation fans are donning their jerseys, making chili, and checking their squares. Some cities may be more pumped than others, per WalletHub , which looked at nearly two dozen metrics across 240 metropolitan areas to see which cities rated the best for football... More »

Airline Orders Stranded Passengers to Delete Videos

Toronto-based Porter Airlines claims a misunderstanding

(Newser) - Passengers of a Canadian airline who were stranded in Boston over the weekend say airline officials threatened to have them arrested if they didn't delete videos of employees announcing a flight cancellation. Kira Wegler tells CTV News she was among passengers who waited hours before being removed from a... More »

Time Running Out for Huge Reward in Famous Art Heist

Help return lost works to Boston's Gardner Museum and get $10M, but only through 2017

(Newser) - Anyone who knows someone who knows someone who might know something about the notorious Gardner Museum art heist in Boston in 1990 might want to speak up quickly. A $10 million reward leading to the recovery of 13 works of art expires at midnight on Dec. 31. Actually, a reward... More »

Cardinal Seen as Villain in Abuse Scandal Is Dead

Cardinal Bernard Law protected priests while in Boston

(Newser) - He was considered a voice for immigrants, youth, and the poor, but that was before a widespread child sex abuse scandal tarnished his reputation. Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned as archbishop of the Boston Archdiocese in 2002, died early Wednesday at age 86 from complications of diabetes, liver failure, and... More »

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