Crime & Justice

Reports: Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta Dies After Long Cancer Fight

Fashion designer Oscar de La Renta, 82, died Monday after a decade-long battle with cancer, The New York Times and other media outlets report.

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Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate

Many in the city are worried about its future, and there's speculation there will be a "mass migration" should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.

CDC Announces New Guidelines For Health Care Workers Treating Ebola Patients

The new guidelines call for a site supervisor, who makes sure healthcare workers put on and remove their personal protective equipment correctly.

When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.

Toyota Becomes Latest Automaker To Issue Recalls Over Faulty Airbags

Since 2008, almost 16 million vehicles have been recalled over worries that airbags might explode if exposed to high humidity for long periods of time.

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Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.

Parkinson's Drugs Can Be A Gateway To Sin

Researchers call for stronger safety warnings on drugs called dopamine agonists because they can trigger self-destructive, obsessional behavior in some people.

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Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground

Haiti's once-flourishing coffee trade has been badly battered. The latest threat: climate change. Locals who still rely on coffee for their livelihood must learn to grow it in changing climes.

Sandwich Monday: The Primanti Bros. Pitts-burger

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich from the famous Primanti Bros. of Pittsburgh.

Judge Says 1,000 Potential Jurors May Be Screened For Boston Bombing Trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial is scheduled to start in January. Out of those 1,000 jurors, 100 of them will be questioned by prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Former Boston Funeral Director Held On $50K Bail

October 20, 2014

Joseph O’Donnell is charged with improperly storing bodies and stealing thousands of dollars in funeral pre-payments.

Keene Probes Pumpkin Fest Violence

October 20, 2014

Local police in New Hampshire are setting up a task force to investigate violent disturbances near Keene’s annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage, dozens of arrests and many injuries over the weekend.

Hopkinton School Bus Driver Charged With OUI

October 20, 2014

An Ashland man charged with being drunk while operating a school bus full of Hopkinton High School cross country runners has been ordered held without bail.

Judge In Boston Bombing Case Wants 1,000 Juror Summonses

October 20, 2014

A federal judge says at least 1,000 people will be summoned to pick a jury for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Who’s Next In Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

October 20, 2014
Kevin Patterson, left, and David Larance exchange vows as Rev. John Dorhaer, right, officiates the ceremony, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Phoenix. Gay marriage has become legal in Arizona after the state's conservative attorney general said Friday that he wouldn't challenge a federal court decision that cleared the way for same-sex unions in the state. (Rick Scuteri/AP)

Nick Blumberg of KJZZ in Arizona – where same-sex marriage is now legal – reports on which courts are likely to rule next.

2 Killed In Unrelated Chelsea Shootings

October 20, 2014

Authorities have released the names of the two people fatally shot in Chelsea over the weekend.

N.H. College: Arrests, Injuries During Pumpkin Fest

October 19, 2014

Huge crowds including Keene State College students and visitors to an annual pumpkin festival in New Hampshire became unruly Saturday, leading to injuries and arrests.

Judge Denies Tsarnaev Bid To Dimiss Charges

October 17, 2014

A federal judge also denied two defense motions to throw out evidence collected during a search of Tsarnaev’s apartment, dorm room and laptop computer.

Closing Arguments In Phillipos Trial Set For Tuesday

October 17, 2014
Robel Phillipos, left, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrives at federal court with attorney Derege Demissie, right, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

Robel Phillipos, a friend of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, opted not to take the stand on Friday and the defense rested.

Boston Man Convicted In Bicyclist’s Death

October 17, 2014

A Boston man whose pickup truck struck and killed a bicyclist returning home from a late night fishing trip has been convicted of motor vehicle homicide.

Former Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis, A Family Friend To Defendant, Testifies At Phillipos Trial

October 17, 2014

Reporters and spectators reacted with surprise as Michael Dukakis, a former Massachusetts governor and Democratic presidential nominee, took to the witness stand in the trial of Robel Phillipos, a close friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Lawyer: 1 Dead Baby In Blackstone Home Born Alive

October 17, 2014

A lawyer for the Massachusetts woman facing charges after three dead babies were found in her squalid home says one infant was born alive and lived for several days.

Clergy From Jamaica Plain Church Return From Ferguson Protests

October 15, 2014
Protesters, including Cornel West, march to the Ferguson, Mo., police station, Monday, Oct. 13. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

We speak with members of a Jamaica Plain church about their protest — and arrest — in Ferguson, Missouri.

Harvard Law Professors Seek Change In New Sexual Assault Policy

October 15, 2014
Langdell Hall, the Harvard Law Library, in Cambridge, Mass. (Charles Krupa/AP)

More than 24 Harvard law professors are saying publicly that the university’s new sexual assault policy violates the rights of the accused.

American Muslims And ISIS

October 13, 2014
Yemeni-American Ahmed al-Moflihi, who is thought to have participated in the ongoing civil war in Syria. (NPR News)

A young American, arrested at O’Hare airport, allegedly on his way to join ISIS. Who is drawn to this? And why?

Week In The News: An Ebola Death, Same Sex Marriage Surge, New Tensions In Ferguson

October 10, 2014
Married couple Penny Kirby, left, and Terri Henry kiss during a gay marriage rally Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Same-sex couples in Utah were celebrating after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for gay marriages to begin in this state and 30 others. (AP)

America’s first Ebola death. Leon Panetta blasts the President. US teens and ISIS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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