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Before Doctors Were Killed in Penthouse, a Text: 'Serious'

Bampumim Teixeira pleaded not guilty in deaths of Dr. Richard Field, Dr. Lina Bolanos in Boston

(Newser) - Two doctors who were planning to spend the rest of their lives together ended up dead in May 2017. Last Thursday, the man accused of murdering them went on trial. Dr. Richard Field and fiancee Dr. Lina Bolanos were found slain in their South Boston penthouse with their throats slit... More »

'Crazy' Car Owner Surprises Thief by Leaping Onto Hood

Boston man goes flying from swerving vehicle but survives

(Newser) - A Boston man's reaction when he saw a thief driving away in his car was to take a leap onto the hood and hold on for dear life. The thief kept driving, NBC reports, and swerving, finally sending the owner flying off the Volkswagen Passat. The thief then took... More »

After Death of Fecal Transplant Patient, a 'Cautionary Tale'

Journal article details how patient died due to E. coli-contaminated stool

(Newser) - What the New York Times calls "a frank and public act of self-examination" has emerged from a Boston medical center following the death of a fecal transplant patient after receiving contaminated stool. In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine , doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital document... More »

America's 10 Most, Least Educated Cities

Look for the learned in Ann Arbor, Mich.

(Newser) - "Smart" doesn't necessarily equate with "educated," but having an education can certainly help maximize one's natural intelligence—and there are certain US cities where the most scholarly are gathered. WalletHub looked at the 150 most populated metropolitan areas in the US, specifically across two key... More »

They Were Flying From NY to London. Then, Smoke

Fire on Virgin Atlantic flight may have been caused by phone charger

(Newser) - Passengers had just settled in for the flight over the ocean from New York to London when they found out they were touching down on the wrong side of the Atlantic: in Boston. The BBC and AP report the Virgin Atlantic plane bound for Heathrow out of JFK was forced... More »

Wounded 'Big Papi' Returns to Boston

Red Sox flew him back for treatment

(Newser) - Beloved Red Sox slugger David Ortiz landed in Boston on Monday night, just 24 hours after he was shot at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic. The former player was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital after arriving on a plane chartered by the team, the Boston Globe reports. The 43-year-old... More »

Drowning Man With Swastika Tattoo Saved by Jewish Teens

'Their good deed had a little bit of a twist to it'

(Newser) - Four Jewish high school students in Boston say they didn't see a man's swastika tattoo before they saved his life—but they would have rescued him anyway. The students at an Orthodox Yeshiva high school in the Brighton neighborhood spotted the man floating in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir... More »

7th Graders' Trip to Boston Museum Takes a Racist Turn

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts accused of racial profiling

(Newser) - The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston admits it has some work to do after a middle school teacher complained that her students—who she notes are "all black and brown"—were racially profiled and mistreated by other visitors. Marvelyne Lamy of Davis Leadership Academy in nearby Dorchester... More »

Celebrity Chef to Be Charged Over Alleged Groping

Mario Batali denies the accusation

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali is facing a criminal charge on allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. Batali, who recently gave up financial stakes in all his restaurants , is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a charge of indecent assault and battery,... More »

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 »

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