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Recap: Three-Judge Panel Denies Defense Request In Tsarnaev Trial

February 28, 2015

Defense attorneys for Tsarnaev have insisted that because of overwhelmingly prejudicial pre-trial publicity, he cannot get a fair trial in Eastern Massachusetts.

The World, Through The Creative Mind Of Yo-Yo Ma

February 28, 2015
Kayhan Kalhor playing the kamancheh with Yo-Yo Ma during a Silk Road Ensemble concert in Izmir, Turkey (Aykut Usletekin/International Izmir Festival)

From the greatest concert halls in the world to the neighborhoods of Cambridge, Yo-Yo Ma has been transforming the nature of music-making for 15 years. His Silk Road Ensemble will perform on March 4 at Symphony Hall.

America’s Test Kitchen — Cooking Up Something Delicious for Boston?

February 28, 2015
America's Test Kitchen Host Christopher Kimball

America’s Test Kitchen Host Christopher Kimball offers the public an irresistible treat behind the scenes of his renowned cooking show, which comes to Boston live on March 5.

Court Denies Defense Request To Move Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

February 27, 2015

A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said any high-profile case would receive significant media attention but that knowledge of such case “does not equate to disqualifying prejudice.”

Female Lawyers Allege Improper Searches On Prison Visits

February 27, 2015

State public safety officials are defending how a female attorney was searched at MCI Norfolk this week.

Racing Might Return To Suffolk Downs

February 27, 2015
Jockey Chris Shultz takes Tale Of Houdini for a lap around the track during a training run for the final day of racing at Suffolk Downs last October. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Suffolk Downs and the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association have reached an agreement to hold races in 2015 and 2016. But the deal is contingent on state lawmakers approving enabling legislation.

Actor Leonard Nimoy Never Forgot His Boston Roots

February 27, 2015
Nimoy gives the Vulcan salute after being awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during Boston University’s 2012 commencement. (Steven Senne/AP)

“It’s good to be home…and I don’t mean Vulcan,” Nimoy told WBUR last year.

With 100 Inches Of Snow, Trash Removal A Struggle In Boston 

February 27, 2015
Trash collectors work through a giant pile of garbage on Hemenway Street. (Simon Rios)

In the average month, Boston gets in the area of 900 complaints about trash pickup. The city has received 4,600 this month.

Darkness, Snow And Ice: The Literature Inspired By Winter

February 27, 2015
Walden pond in winter (gribley/flickr)

There’s more to winter than shoveling and tough commutes. There’s love and joy. We’ll talk winter and the literature it inspires.

Remembering West End Native And ‘Star Trek’ Actor, Leonard Nimoy

February 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy after his convocation address at Boston University's College of Fine Arts. (Nate Goldman/WBUR)

Leonard Nimoy died Friday morning at the age of 83 in his home in Los Angeles. But Nimoy’s first home was right here in Boston.

Week In Review: Rail Woes Continue, Budget Gap Looms, Tsarnaev Trial

February 27, 2015
Students walk past a statue of "Paws", the mascot of the Pawtucket Red Sox, outside McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Local officials in Pawtucket say moving the Boston Red Sox's minor league team to Providence, the state's capital, will devastate the smaller city's economy. A group of investors, including Boston Red Sox President Larry Lucchino, announced they bought the minor league team and intend on moving it to Providence.(AP)

We discuss the looming state budget gap, the ongoing woes over the MBTA, the Tsarnaev trial’s opening statements next week and how FEMA funding is at risk if the Department of Homeland Security shuts down.

Photos: A Long And Prosperous Life — Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock, Dies At 83

February 27, 2015
Actors in the TV series "Star Trek," from left, Leonard Nemoy as Commander Spock, William Shatner as Captain Kirk, DeForest Kelley as Doctor McCoy and James Doohan as Commander Scott. (AP/HO)

Leonard Nimoy, an actor revered for his portrayal of Mr. Spock in the beloved science fiction series “Star Trek,” died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.

Video: A ‘Drone’s-Eye’ View Of Snowy Boston

February 27, 2015
Screenshot from 2015 Boston Winter by Air YouTube video. (screenshot)

A new video provides a from-above view of Boston’s snowy streets after a historic winter that’s dumped more than 100 inches of snow on the city.

Leonard Nimoy, World Famous As Mr. Spock On ‘Star Trek,’ Dies At 83

February 27, 2015
Actor Leonard Nimoy in 2009. (Matt Sayles/AP)

Nimoy’s son, Adam, says the actor died Friday morning in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.

Police: Boston Officer Shot Man Who Stabbed Him

February 27, 2015

Authorities say Edwin Guidy, 22, was shot in the leg by an officer after stabbing him in the stomach with a wooden stake.

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