Crime & Justice

New Crash Test Dummy To Gain Pounds To Reflect Fatalities Among Obese

Obese occupants of a vehicle are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than someone of average weight, says the CEO of Humanetics, the world's largest maker of crash test dummies.

GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

The economy performed better-than-expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.

Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

Palestinians Condemn Closure Of Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem

Israel closed the Temple Mount, holy to both Muslims and Jews, following an assassination attempt against a right-wing Jewish activist who wants Jews to be able to pray at the site.

Why It's OK To Worry About Ebola, And What's Truly Scary

Public health officials are telling us not to freak out about Ebola in the United States. But fear is what motivates people to protect themselves from danger. When should we worry?

Nurse In Maine Breaches Quarantine With Bike Ride

Kaci Hickox openly defies the state's governor, who has threatened to get a court order to compel her isolation, by setting off on a morning ride with her boyfriend.

Moving Past The Password, But At What Cost?

Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

The head of the world's most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.

Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign

After the latest in a flurry of decisions on whether his lack of fluency in the Navajo language disqualifies him from the presidential ballot, Chris Deschene's candidacy is now in limbo.

VIDEO: You Don't Know Jack-O'-Lanterns

Explore the guts and glory of pumpkin science with Skunk Bear's latest video.

Dracut Truck Driver Avoids Jail In Webster Hit-And-Run

October 30, 2014

A Dracut truck driver has avoided jail time after pleading guilty to leaving the scene after striking a pedestrian who later died.

4 Admit To Taking Bribes From Cabbies At Logan

October 30, 2014

Four Massachusetts Port Authority employees have pleaded guilty to taking bribes from cab drivers and letting them cut ahead of other taxis to pick up fares at Logan International Airport.

Winchester Man Charged With Killing Mom Held Without Bail

October 29, 2014

A Winchester man charged with killing his mother who was caught in North Carolina last week has been ordered held without bail.

FTC Sues AT&T Over Unlimited Data Plans

October 29, 2014
A man uses a cell phone as he walks past an AT&T store in New York, July 11, 2013. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

The Federal Trade Commission argues the telecom giant cut internet speeds for customers who were using too much data.

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

October 29, 2014
Michael Lewis, a financial journalist and author, is pictured at George Washington University on April 4, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including “Flash Boys” and “Liar’s Poker.”

ISIS Uses Hostage As Part Of Propaganda Effort

October 29, 2014
John Cantlie, a British hostage of the Islamic State, is pictured in a propaganda video depicting him as a war correspondent forecasting that the town will fall to ISIS, despite U.S. airstrikes. (YouTube screenshot)

The video shows British hostage John Cantlie acting as a war correspondent forecasting the fall of the town to militants, despite U.S. airstrikes.

Man Who Talked About Bombing Harvard Gets 2 Years In Jail

October 29, 2014

A Moroccan man living in Connecticut who told people he wanted to fly bombs on remote-controlled planes into a federal building in Hartford and Harvard University was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by deportation.

Police: Massachusetts Child Rape Suspect Vowed To Kill 13-Year-Old Victim

October 29, 2014

Gregory Lewis, 26, was a fugitive Massachusetts child rape suspect who authorities say went on a cross country crime spree.

Phillipos Faces Up To 16 Years In Prison After Conviction

October 29, 2014

After six days of deliberations, a federal jury has found Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, did indeed lie to agents investigating the bombings.

Friend Of Marathon Bombing Suspect Convicted Of Lying To FBI

October 28, 2014
Robel Phillipos departs federal court after he was convicted on two counts of lying about being in the dorm room of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev while two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Robel Phillipos was convicted of two counts of lying to federal investigators.

Boko Haram Abducts More Nigerian School Girls

October 28, 2014
People demonstrate calling on the Nigerian government to rescue girls taken from a secondary school in Chibok region, in the city of Abuja, Nigeria . Days after Nigeria's military raised hopes by announcing Islamic extremists have agreed to a cease-fire, Boko Haram is still fighting and there is no word about 219 schoolgirls held hostage for six months. Officials had said talks with Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebels would resume in neighboring Chad this week, but there was no confirmation that negotiations had resumed by Wednesday. (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga File)

Thirty more Nigerian girls have reportedly been abducted by the Islamist group, despite negotiations and a reported ceasefire.

Judge Refuses Sentencing Delay In O’Brien Probation Case

October 28, 2014

Former state probation Commissioner John O’Brien, William Burke and Elizabeth Tavares were convicted in July on charges stemming from what prosecutors said was a rigged hiring scheme to favor applicants sponsored by powerful state lawmakers.

Counterterrorism Efforts Shift To Address ‘Lone Wolf’ Attacks

October 28, 2014
Ottawa police officers walk up Wellington St. near the National War Memorial where a soldier was shot earlier in the day, just blocks away from Parliament Hill, on October 22, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada. (Mike Carroccetto/Getty Images)

Three so-called “lone wolf” terror attacks in Canada and New York last week reflect what some experts call a growing trend in terrorism.

Tsarnaev Friend Phillipos Convicted Of Lying To FBI

October 28, 2014
Robel Phillipos, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, departs federal court with defense attorney Derege Demissie, right, following jury deliberations in his trial on Monday. He was convicted on Tuesday of lying to the FBI. (Steven Senne/AP)

Robel Phillipos, 21, of Cambridge, was convicted of lying during the investigation into the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Report: Murder Down, Heroin Still Problem In State

October 28, 2014

The state’s murder rate fell by 34 percent and all violent crime fell by 4.5 percent between 2011 to 2012, according to a study from the Massachusetts Health Council.

Popular CBC Host Ousted Over Sex Allegations

October 27, 2014
Jian Ghomeshi is pictured on January 22, 2010, in Toronto, Canada. (Malcolm Taylor/Getty Images)

Jian Ghomeshi, host of the radio show “Q,” has been fired over allegations of sexual violence. He, in turn, is suing the network.

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