• BOSTON February 2, 2022 3:22 pm

    Police Got a Call for a Dog on the Ice. Turns Out It Was Actually a Coyote

    Police in Boston and Cambridge responded to the Charles River on Wednesday morning for reports of a dog on the ice near Boston University that might be in need of rescue. But when Boston firefighters and Massachusetts State Police got there, they found a coyote instead of someone’s pet. They said the coyote appeared healthy and was not in...

  • BOSTON October 19, 2021 12:29 am

    A Boston Singer Gave It All to ‘All of Me.' Then John Legend Gave Her a Hug and a Tip

    Singer John Legend gave a street musician the surprise of a lifetime on Sunday in Boston when he arrived while she was performing a rendition of his hit “All of Me.”

  • Boston University September 21, 2021 6:56 pm

    Tribe Wants Boston U to Change Name of Myles Standish Dorm

    A Native American tribe is calling on Boston University to change the name of a dorm that honors Myles Standish, the military leader of the Pilgrims. The Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag says Myles Standish Hall should be renamed Wituwamat Memorial Hall after a leading Native American figure massacred with other tribal members by Plymouth Colony settlers in 1623. “Long celebrated…

  • Green Line July 30, 2021 10:28 pm

    25 Hurt in Trolley Collision Near Boston University

    MBTA Green Line service has been suspended on the B Branch because of a collision between two trolleys near Babcock Street that left dozens of people hurt, officials said. None of the 25 injuries were thought to be life-threatening, according to the Boston Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service, which were two of the agencies at the scene of the…

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  • New York City November 16, 2019 11:01 pm

    Big Study Casts Doubt on Need for Many Heart Procedures

    People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded study found. The results challenge...

  • Donald Trump November 10, 2019 9:04 pm

    Watergate Redux? Trump Impeachment Inquiry Heads for Live TV

    Back in 1973, tens of millions of Americans tuned in to what Variety called “the hottest daytime soap opera” — the Senate Watergate hearings that eventually led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. It was a communal experience, and by some estimates, more than 80% of Americans tuned in to at least part of the Watergate telecasts. They were offered by...

  • DRIVER September 2, 2019 7:57 pm

    High-Capacity Magazines Get New Scrutiny as Congress Returns

    Lawmakers around the country are making a renewed push to ban high-capacity magazines that gunmen have used in many recent massacres, allowing them to inflict mass casualties at a startling rate before police can stop the carnage. Nine states have passed laws restricting magazine capacity to 10 to 15 bullets, and the Democratic-led U.S. House plans to consider a similar...

  • Donald Trump July 8, 2019 12:36 am

    Boston Suburb Reflects Broad Changes in US Immigration

    Guatemalan bakeries, Honduran restaurants and Salvadoran markets are joining an already ethnically diverse mix of businesses in downtown Chelsea, a tiny industrial city across the Mystic River from Boston.

  • San Francisco May 23, 2019 2:15 pm

    Hackers Steal Millions from Bay Area Residents by Targeting Cellphones in ‘SIM Swap' Scams

    A new wave of young hackers, some as young as 15-years-old, have ripped off more than 800 victims to the tune of $50 million since early 2018. Authorities say the Bay Area has been hit particularly hard. Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen reports on a story that first aired Wednesday, May 22

  • United States April 19, 2019 11:58 pm

    Church Membership in US Plummets Over Past 20 Years: Poll

    The percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has plunged by 20 percentage points over the past two decades, hitting a low of 50% last year, according to a new Gallup poll. Among major demographic groups, the biggest drops were recorded among Democrats and Hispanics. Gallup said church membership was 70% in 1999 —...

  • PRESIDENT April 14, 2019 3:38 am

    University Professor Terminated After Harassment Allegations

    A Boston University professor has been fired after allegations of harassment surfaced last year.

  • Commissioner January 30, 2019 10:36 pm

    E-Cigs Outperform Patches and Gums in Quit-Smoking Study

    A major new study provides the strongest evidence yet that vaping can help smokers quit cigarettes, with e-cigarettes proving nearly twice as effective as nicotine gums and patches. The British research, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, could influence what doctors tell their patients and shape the debate in the U.S., where the Food and Drug Administration...

  • director January 18, 2019 9:16 pm

    No One Knows the Best Way to Stop Teens' Vaping Addictions

    The nation’s top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted to nicotine. E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenagers, according to the latest U.S. figures , which...

  • Twitter January 4, 2019 8:56 pm

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doubles Down on Dancing in New Video: ‘Congresswomen Dance Too!'

    After a video went viral on Twitter showing a college-age Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing on a Boston University rooftop, the new House representative defended herself from her would-be ridiculers by breaking out a new set of moves. In the original video, Ocasio-Cortez is seen dancing exuberantly alongside other students and wearing a Boston University T-shirt with her hair flowing in the...

  • director December 18, 2018 1:29 pm

    US Surgeon General Warns of Teen Risks From E-Cigarettes

    The government’s top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers. In an advisory Tuesday, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said parents, teachers, health professionals and government officials must take “aggressive steps” to keep children from using e-cigarettes. Federal law bars...

  • California December 17, 2018 3:39 pm

    Teen Vaping Boom Alarms Health Officials

    Twice as many high school students have picked up a vaping habit compared to last year – a large, unprecedented jump that is alarming health officials who say teenagers do not realize there is nicotine in e-cigarettes.

  • director December 17, 2018 3:34 pm

    Most Teen Drug Use Is Down, But Officials Fret Vaping Boom

    Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in the survey’s 44-year history, far surpassing a mid-1970s surge in marijuana smoking. The findings, released Monday, echo those of a government survey...

  • Donald Trump June 27, 2018 11:43 pm

    Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-Year-Old Ex-Bartender Who Just Upset a Democratic Heavyweight

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez started running for Congress nearly a year ago while she was still working a second job in a restaurant. On Tuesday, she defeated one of the House’s most powerful Democrats in their New York City district’s primary, an upset that shocked her as much as it has the political establishment. Now, the world is quickly getting to know...

  • Donald Trump June 27, 2018 9:16 am

    Longtime Rep. Crowley Defeated in Dem Primary in NY

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Sen. Bernie Sanders supporter, has upset longtime U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley in the Democratic congressional primary in New York.

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