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Court: Marathon Bombing Trial Will Stay in Boston

Though dissenting judge thinks it's 'absurd'

(Newser) - Bostonians will decide the fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, an appeals court ruled yesterday. The three-judge panel rejected a defense request to change the venue on the grounds that the alleged marathon bomber couldn't get a fair trial there, reports the Boston Globe . “Every potential juror in the Eastern... More »

Massachusetts Man Figures Out How to Profit Off Snow

People are paying $89 for packages of 'historic' snow

(Newser) - In what must be one of the greatest sales feats on record, a Massachusetts man has managed to actually sell some of the absurd amount of snow that has fallen on the state this winter. Manchester-by-the-Sea resident Kyle Waring tells Boston.com that he got the idea for ShipSnowYo.com... More »

How a White Kid From Boston Became an Asian Gangster

'Rolling Stone' speaks to the 'White Devil'

(Newser) - In a roughly 6,000-word profile, "Bac Guai John" tells his story to Rolling Stone , "publicly," and "for the first time," writes David Kushner. It's a fascinating look at the "White Devil," a Boston kid named John Willis who grew up essentially... More »

Mayor to Bostonians: Stop Jumping Out of Windows

Daredevils have been leaping into huge snowbanks

(Newser) - Boston has more snow than it knows what to do with , but jumping out of windows into snowbanks is still a "foolish" idea, says Mayor Martin Walsh. "I'm asking people to stop their nonsense right now. These are adults jumping out windows," the mayor said after... More »

Here's Where Boston Could Put All That Snow

Right into Boston Harbor

(Newser) - A record 6 feet of snow has dumped down on Boston in the past few weeks, and today looks to show that there's more where that came from. It's gotten so bad that the city has reached out to the general public and scientists alike for fresh ideas... More »

2 Feet of Snow Hit New England

New England sets snowfall record set in 1978

(Newser) - More than 2 feet of fresh snow piled up in parts of New England today, breaking records set during the Blizzard of 1978 and testing the patience of officials and commuters as forecasters warned of more winter misery later in the week. The latest onslaught forced the cancellations of hundreds... More »

New Storm Could Leave 80-Inch Snow Piles in Mass.

Nearly 60 inches have hit Boston this season so far

(Newser) - Just what Massachusetts needs: more snow . Given the amount of the stuff that's already on the ground, the latest accumulation—which marks the third snowstorm in two weeks—could leave piles as high as 80 inches in some areas of the state, the Boston Globe reports. By tomorrow morning,... More »

John Kerry Fined for Failure to Shovel Snow

He was in Saudi Arabia at the time...

(Newser) - John Kerry might be the secretary of state, but darn it, he still needs to shovel the snow outside his house. Boston got two feet of snow during this week's blizzard, and Mayor Martin Walsh vowed to crack down on the scofflaws who failed to clear off their sidewalks,... More »

'Wicked Storm' Slams New England

Blizzard largely misses NYC, but hits Boston

(Newser) - Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England today with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City , piling up more than 2 feet of snow. The storm punched out a 40-to-50-foot section of a seawall... More »

Warnings, Advice Pile Up as Northeast Blizzard Looms

United cancels all NYC, Philly, Boston flights

(Newser) - Thousands of flights in the Northeast have already been canceled for today and tomorrow as dire warnings about a coming blizzard pile up, and some 30 million people hunker down, reports NPR . Some 2,000 flights have been canceled for today, with another 1,800 nixed for tomorrow, FlightAware.com... More »

Surgeon Shot at Boston Hospital; Suspect Dead

Reportedly of self-inflicted gunshot wound at Brigham and Women's

(Newser) - A male cardiac surgeon is in critical condition after a shooting this morning at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, reports CBS . The hospital confirmed the incident via Facebook post , saying, "There has been a shooting in the Shapiro building, and the suspect has been apprehended. The Shapiro... More »

Boston Will Be US Contender to Host 2024 Olympics

City beats out LA, San Francisco, and DC

(Newser) - One American city will be in the running to host the 2024 Summer Olympics: Boston. The US Olympic Committee picked the city today over Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, reports the Boston Globe . Now comes two years of wooing the International Olympic Committee, which will make its final... More »

Cop Accused of Attacking, Carjacking Uber Driver

But Boston police veteran ends up with serious injuries

(Newser) - A veteran Boston police officer is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted an Uber driver—but the cop says he was really the victim. According to a police report, Michael Doherty, 40, a veteran of 16 years, was riding in an Uber car early Sunday when he verbally accosted the... More »

Time Capsule From 1700s to Be Opened Next Month

Officials will reveal contents Jan. 6

(Newser) - The 1795 time capsule that was placed under the Massachusetts Statehouse by Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and others will be opened soon. Officials from the state as well as Boston's Museum of Fine Arts will reveal what the time capsule holds at 6pm on Jan. 6, 2015, USA Today... More »

Naked Guy Falls Through Airport Bathroom Ceiling

Cops say Cameron Shenk then attacked elderly man

(Newser) - A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport yesterday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said. Cameron Shenk, 26, of Boston, was charged... More »

Cops: Man Takes Phone —After Woman Killed by Train

Boston transit authorities looking for him

(Newser) - There are Good Samaritans and then there are, well, this guy. Transit police in Boston are seeking a man who walked away with a woman's phone after she was struck and killed by a subway train, reports the Boston Herald . Surveillance video shows that after the woman was hit... More »

Boston's Beloved, Brash Mayor Menino Dead at 71

Served 5 terms, diagnosed with cancer a month after leaving office

(Newser) - Thomas Menino, the colorful mayor of Boston who once scoffed that "visionaries don't get things done," then proceeded to shape his beloved city on a pretty visionary level, died today of cancer, reports the Boston Globe . He was 71. He was diagnosed in February, a month after... More »

Mystery of Time Capsule's Red Book Solved

Sadly, it's kind of boring

(Newser) - If you've been waiting a century to dig into Foreign Relations of the United States, 1896, this is your lucky day. For everyone else, it's kind of a letdown to learn that's the title of the mystery red book unlocked from a 1901 time capsule in Boston... More »

2 Park Rangers Stabbed on Boston Common

One has life-threatening injuries

(Newser) - A Boston park ranger suffered life-threatening injuries after being stabbed on the Boston Common this afternoon, reports the Boston Globe . Another ranger was injured in the attack inside what the AP calls the nation's oldest public park. Police say a homeless man with a "very violent, assaultive" history... More »

Romneys Opening Center to Fight Brain Disease

Will focus on Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, and other ailments with no cure

(Newser) - Their legacy already established in politics, Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, are working to leave a lasting mark on neuroscience. Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital today will announce the launch of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, a venture funded by the Romneys and their expansive... More »

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