Crime & Justice

4 Arrested In Murder Of Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres

Some of the suspects are said to have ties to DESA, the company building an electric dam protested by the environmental activist.

Longshot Leicester City Wins English Premier League Title

In what's being hailed as a "miracle," Leicester City, a small club from central England that started the season at 5,000-1 odds of winning the prestigious title, has clinched the trophy.

Trade Opponents Leak Documents They Say Show Corporate Influence

Environmentalists opposed to a US-EU trade deal say documents they leaked prove corporations have too much say. But EU officials say that's "flatly wrong."

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Do The Words 'Race Riot' Belong On A Historic Marker In Memphis?

On May 1, 1866, Memphis was home to a massacre that killed 46 African-Americans and injured many others. Now a historical marker shows an ongoing rift between white historians and black activists.

At Food World 'Oscars,' Category Sneakily Redefines All-American Cuisine

Most James Beard awards go to haute cuisine, but one prize recognizes classic neighborhood joints. And increasingly, the winners are immigrants whose cultures haven't yet dissolved in the melting pot.

Should The U.S. Reconsider Its Stand On Foreign Aid For Abortion Clinics?

The Zika epidemic has prompted renewed debate over the controversial Helms Amendment, which prohibits use of U.S. government money to fund abortions in other countries.

Was It Good, Bad, Or Ugly? Takes On Larry Wilmore's Jokes At Correspondents' Dinner

Some say the Nightly Show host utterly bombed his routine at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner. Others say he simply had a different crowd in mind.

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'Biggest Loser' Lessons: Why The Body Makes It Hard To Keep Pounds Off

New research into the lives of past Biggest Loser contestants found many regain much of the weight they lost in the show --sometimes 100 pounds or more — because their biology works against them.

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As Factory Jobs Slip Away, Indiana Voters Have Trade On Their Minds

The state has been steadily losing manufacturing jobs for years. The issue is already playing a big part in the presidential campaign, and it could drive a lot of people to the polls on Tuesday.

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Left Behind In The Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles To Innovate

As PC sales fall, the Silicon Valley giant is struggling to remake itself to keep up with cloud computing and mobile. Intel recently announced the layoff of 11 percent of its workforce.

FBI Returns To Home Of Reputed Mobster Linked To $500M Art Heist At Gardner Museum

May 2, 2016
Law enforcement agents search the yard at Robert Gentile's Manchester, Conn. home in 2012. (Jessica Hill/AP)

FBI agents went to the Connecticut home of Robert Gentile on Monday. Authorities have searched his home before, and it wasn’t immediately clear why they were there.

Supreme Court, Still Down A Justice, Accepting Fewer Cases For Next Term

May 2, 2016
US Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland speaks after being nominated by US President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, March 16, 2016. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

So far this year, the court is taking fewer cases, and fewer controversial cases, than normal.

Jury Acquits Felon, 2 Others In Everett Casino Land Deal

April 29, 2016
Contractors work on the site of the proposed Wynn casino in Everett in December 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A federal jury has acquitted three men accused of trying to hide a convicted felon’s ownership stake in land Wynn Resorts wants to develop into a casino in Massachusetts.

Catherine Greig, Whitey Bulger’s Longtime Girlfriend, Gets Additional Jail Time

April 29, 2016

She’ll be spending 21 additional months in prison due to a crime committed in court.

Boston Police Will Roll Out Body Camera Pilot Program, But Policy Questions Remain

April 29, 2016
A new plan in Boston calls for equipping 100 police officers throughout the city with body cameras. (Jim Mone/AP File)

The six-month pilot calls for equipping 100 officers across the city.

‘Whitey’ Bulger’s Girlfriend Gets 21 More Months In Prison

April 28, 2016

Catherine Greig was sentenced Thursday to an additional 21 months in prison for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating whether other people helped Bulger while he was a fugitive. She is already serving an eight-year sentence for helping Bulger while he was a fugitive.

Brockton Casino Struck Down

April 28, 2016
A gate at the Brockton Fair grounds where Mass. Gaming and Entertainment would have liked to build a casino. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted not to award a casino license to Brockton Thursday. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted four to one Thursday not to award a casino license to a proposed casino in Brockton.

Hastert Case Raises Questions About Statute Of Limitations

April 28, 2016
Surrounded by U.S. Marshals, former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on October 28, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Hastert plead guilty to bank fraud charges after he was accused of intentionally evading federal reporting requirements involving bank transactions. Hastert is alleged to have withdrawn more than $1.5 million dollars in several installments from bank accounts to make payments to an 'Individual A' to cover-up sexual abuse that reportedly took place when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Law professor Marci Hamilton says Illinois’ call to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex crimes is part of a national trend.

Ex-FBI Agent Charged With Perjury Amid Bulger Trial To Plead Guilty

April 27, 2016
Robert Fitzpatrick walks from federal court in Boston in April 2015, accompanied by his wife, Jane. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Robert Fitzpatrick was once heralded as the agent who tried to blow the whistle on government corruption involving “Whitey” Bulger.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

April 27, 2016
Surrounded by U.S. Marshals, former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on October 28, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Hastert plead guilty to bank fraud charges after he was accused of intentionally evading federal reporting requirements involving bank transactions. Hastert is alleged to have withdrawn more than $1.5 million dollars in several installments from bank accounts to make payments to an 'Individual A' to cover-up sexual abuse that reportedly took place when Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The hush-money case centered on accusations that Hastert sexually abused at least four students when he was a wrestling coach.

Walsh Tries To Move On After Report Ties Him To Union Probe

April 27, 2016
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, in a 2014 file photo (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Federal investigators are reportedly looking into union activities in Boston.

LGBT Magazine Editor Murdered In Bangladesh

April 26, 2016
Locals gather outside a building where two people were killed by unidentified assailants in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Bangladeshi prime minister has vowed to hunt down and prosecute those who fatally stabbed two men, gay rights activist Xulhaz Mannan and his theater actor friend Tanay Majumder, and accused the country's opposition party and allied militants of orchestrating the attack. (AP Photo)

Xulhaz Mannan, 35, was the editor of Roopbaan, and also worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Walsh Defends Record As Labor Leader, After Report Ties Him To Probe

April 26, 2016
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The Boston Globe has reported on a broad federal investigation into labor practices in the area.

Child Dies After Being Struck By Ambulance In Boston

April 23, 2016

The child was taken to nearby Tufts Medical Center and pronounced dead. Police haven’t released the child’s age or identity and say it appears to have been a tragic accident.

Led Zeppelin To Climb The Stairway To Court

April 22, 2016
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page perform in Chicago on April 10, 1977, during Led Zeppelin's last North American tour. (Jim Summaria/Wikimedia Commons)

The trial will determine whether the iconic song “Stairway to Heaven” was partially plagiarized from a little-known 1960s band called Spirit.

Student Who Reported Rape Could Be Punished For Violating BYU Honor Code

April 22, 2016
Protesters stand in solidarity with rape victims on the campus of Brigham Young University during a sexual assault awareness demonstration Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Provo, Utah. BYU students who say they were sexually assaulted are finding themselves under investigation for possible violations of the Mormon school's honor code against sex and drinking. BYU says it will re-evaluate the practice. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

This week, students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, protested the school’s response to sexual assault.

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