Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty in federal court to taking under-the-table payments when he switched sides between GOP presidential candidates. The former state senator previously denied the rumors.
Under the deal, immigrants who are in the country illegally must be informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge. The ACLU was representing nine Mexicans and three organizations.
Some governments recently said that agricultural investments should supply "culturally acceptable food." Now they're trying to define what that is.
The Freemasons are arguably one of the world's most famous men's organizations. Membership has been falling in the U.S. since the 1960s, but millennials are now showing an interest in the fraternity.
The ALS Association has raised more than $94 million in recent weeks via its online ice bucket challenge — compared with $2.7 million this time last year. Now what?
American troops are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by year's end. So the military is sifting through 13 years of accumulated stuff to see what will be scrapped, given away or sent home.
The takeover of Canada's Tim Hortons by Burger King is causing quite the stir in the great white north. Melissa Block talks with Ian Hardy, editor-in-chief of Inside Timmies, a fan site devoted to Tim Hortons, about the Canadian existential crisis over one of the country's cultural icons being taken over by an American corporation.
The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.
The U.S. government has a detailed and technical system for determining a famine. But conditions in South Sudan make it extremely difficult to assess just how dire the situation is.
Chicago has gathered for a parade to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, which won the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.
The judge decided to delay the hearing on the conviction of Sean Ellis to give his attorney time to examine police internal affairs documents handed over to her on Tuesday.
Bay state political pundits have been complaining about the relatively sleepy nature of the Massachusetts gubernatorial race. But, there is a contest to get the blood going: the primary battle for attorney general.
A federal judge said allowing men to videotape nude female inmates at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center is “antithetical to human dignity” and “deeply humiliating.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer says it dug up damaging evidence against reporters at its sister newspaper the Daily News.
Sean Ellis allegedly shot Det. John Mulligan outside a Walgreens store in Roslindale in 1993.
Martin Murphy will conduct an independent investigation to resolve “lingering questions” about the events surrounding the death of Joshua Messier.
A company that lost its bid to open a medical marijuana dispensary wants a judge to overturn the state’s decision.
A judge has granted a request by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from two cellphones and three iPads taken from his home in a search during a 2013 murder investigation.