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Boston: State capital of Massachusetts, U.S.
Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States, and the 21st most populous city in the United States. The city proper covers 49 square miles (127 km2) with an estimated population of 694,583 in 2018, also making it the most populous city in New England. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth most populous in the United States.

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US charges three researchers with lying about links to China

A Harvard professor and two Boston-based Chinese researchers are accused of aiding China's government.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

U.S. charges target alleged Chinese spying at Harvard, Boston institutions

A Harvard University department chair and two Chinese nationals who were researchers at Boston University and a Boston hospital were charged on Tuesday with lying about their alleged links to the..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Boston


Aerosmith announces 50th anniversary concert in Boston [Video]Aerosmith announces 50th anniversary concert in Boston

The band will perform at Fenway Park on September 18.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

Insys Founder Kapoor Sentenced For Role In Opioid Racket [Video]Insys Founder Kapoor Sentenced For Role In Opioid Racket

Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor was sentenced to 66 months in prison on Thursday. Reuters reports Kapoor is being jailed for his role in an opioid fraud scheme. The billionaire is among a group..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

'Democracy hangs in the balance': Warren [Video]'Democracy hangs in the balance': Warren

Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren sought to re-energize her White House campaign in a New Year's Eve speech on Tuesday, warning that "democracy hangs in the balance" five weeks before..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:38Published

'Democracy hangs in the balance': Warren on NYE [Video]'Democracy hangs in the balance': Warren on NYE

Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren sought to re-energize her White House campaign in a New Year's Eve speech on Tuesday, warning that "democracy hangs in the balance" five weeks before..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:38Published

Woman, two infants, found dead below Boston garage [Video]Woman, two infants, found dead below Boston garage

Boston police are probing the deaths a woman and two young children who were discovered on Christmas Day. Zachary Goelman reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:02Published

Warren Called A Hypocrite [Video]Warren Called A Hypocrite

At the recent Presidential debate Elizabeth Warren traded jabs with Pete Buttigieg over campaign finance at. Warren zeroed in on Buttigieg courting of wealthy donors. Buttigieg held private fundraisers..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Snowstorm Makes Holiday Traveling Difficult [Video]Snowstorm Makes Holiday Traveling Difficult

The U.S. faced nearly 900 cancelled flights and closed roads due to heavy snowfall. According to Reuters, travelers trying to head home after Thanksgiving were stranded. Most of the flight..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Storm serves U.S. Northeast second helping of snow [Video]Storm serves U.S. Northeast second helping of snow

A vast wintry storm that has been raging across the United States since before Thanksgiving served a second helping of snow to the Northeast on Monday, closing offices and schools and disrupting..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

 

Harvard professor charged with hiding China ties

harvard professor charged with hiding china ties
BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University professor has been charged with lying to officials about his involvement with a Chinese government-run recruitment program and his affiliation with a Chinese..
WorldNews - Published

Drugmakers chase vaccine as coronavirus spreads globally

The National Institutes of Health has partnered with a Boston-area company, Moderna, on a vaccine targeting the novel coronavirus.
USATODAY.com - Published

Insys founder Kapoor sentenced to 66 months in prison: judge

Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor was sentenced to 66 months in prison for his role in an opioid fraud scheme by a U.S. district judge in Boston on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. deports Iranian student despite ACLU efforts to block his removal

U.S. immigration officials on Monday deported an Iranian student headed to a Boston university despite efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union and other advocates to block the removal.
Reuters - Published

Boston drain body: Three charged with murder of Marcin Stolarek

Marcin Stolarek's body was discovered in South Forty Foot Drain in Boston last Sunday.
BBC News - Published

Boston murder inquiry: Victim named as Marcin Stolarek

Police say Marcin Stolarek died as the result of a "sustained assault".
BBC News - Published

Allegiant continues push into major cities, with new Chicago, Boston, Houston flights

Rapidly growing no-frills carrier Allegiant Air is offering one-way introductory fares starting at $33 on some of its new routes.
USATODAY.com - Published

Healthy lifestyle can help stave off diseases for extra decade, study finds

healthy lifestyle can help stave off diseases for extra decade, study finds
Living a healthy lifestyle can help you stave off diseases for an extra decade, new research has found. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, has found that those who adopt habits such..
WorldNews - Published

Fire burns through Massachusetts mansion

Firefighters battled a huge blaze at a stately mansion in the Boston suburbs Friday but struggled to get enough water to it and lost the fight when the roof caved in. (Dec. 27)  
USATODAY.com - Published

How Trump’s tweets – and Cardi B – are making more Americans move to Ghana

how trump’s tweets – and cardi b – are making more americans move to ghana
The man from Boston stared at the ocean and thought: Maybe I’ll never go back. He’d come to coastal Ghana for an adventure, he told friends, but his motivation ran deeper. Pierre Delva craved a..
WorldNews - Published

Boston mother, her two young children fell to their deaths in apparent murder-suicide

A mother found dead with her two young children on a Boston sidewalk outside a high-rise parking garage apparently pushed or threw the youngsters from the roof of the structure before leaping to her..
Reuters - Published

'Christmas Day tragedy': Mom, 2 kids die in likely murder-suicide at Boston parking garage

The parking garage has been the site of two other suicides this year, authorities say. Five people have died the garage in the last seven months.
USATODAY.com - Published

Deaths of Boston mother and children likely murder-suicide, official says

The deaths of a 40-year-old woman and her two young children who fell from a Boston high-rise parking structure on Christmas Day were apparently a murder-suicide, the local district attorney said on..
Reuters - Published

Woman and 2 kids, found on Boston sidewalk, die

A woman and two young children have died after being found unconscious on a sidewalk near a Boston parking garage on Christmas Day. Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said both children appeared..
USATODAY.com - Published

Woman and two children found dead on Boston sidewalk on Christmas Day

A woman and two young children were found dead on Christmas Day on a downtown Boston sidewalk at the base of a high-rise parking structure, authorities said, apparently after plunging from the roof..
Reuters - Published

Thwarted Lobster Heist Ends With a Crash in Boston

After a man stole an idling truck loaded with 2,000 pounds of the shellfish, employees at the company drove after him.
NYTimes.com - Published

Boston woman faces homicide charges in 2018 crash that killed 22-month-old boy in stroller

A 64-year-old woman was charged and arrested for the chain-reaction crash in Boston that killed 22-month-old Colin McGrath.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Boston United 1-2 Rochdale: Aaron Morley's penalty earns visitors FA Cup tie with Newcastle

Aaron Morley's late penalty sees off non-league Boston to earn Rochdale an FA Cup third-round tie with Newcastle United.
BBC News - Published

Lawyers for Boston Marathon Bomber Argue Trial ‘Infected’ by Errors

At an appeals hearing in Boston, lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, condemned to death in the bombing, assert that trial errors corrupted the case.
NYTimes.com - Published

New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancer

new drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancer
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Doctors on Wednesday reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many..
WorldNews - Published

Love triangle or murder? Jury deciding fate of Bampumim Teixeira in grisly deaths of Boston doctors

A Boston jury will deliberate the fate of Bampumim Teixeira, a former concierge accused of fatally stabbing two anesthesiologists.
USATODAY.com - Published

Concierge denies killing Boston doctors, says he was having affair with victim

Closing arguments began Monday in the murder trial of a former concierge who claimed self-defense in the gruesome slaying of two Boston physicians.
USATODAY.com - Published

Boston's trauma to be dissected as marathon bomber appeals death sentence

This city's deepest wound - the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured hundreds more - will be re-examined Thursday when lawyers for bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seek to have his death..
Reuters - Published

'Payback' scrawled on the walls of penthouse condo where Boston doctors were murdered

Lawyers for Bampumim Teixeira have not revealed whether he will testify in his own defense, but the case could go to the jury as early as Friday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Man arrested after breaching security, sneaking into JetBlue plane's cargo hold at Boston airport

A man briefly breached security and entered a JetBlue plane's cargo hold on Monday at Boston Logan Airport.
USATODAY.com - Published

Powerful winter storm threatens millions of travelers heading home - especially in New England

As a winter storm continues east and disrupts holiday traffic, a nor'easter is set to dump heavy snow from New Jersey to Boston.
USATODAY.com - Published

Madonna cancels shows amid 'overwhelming pain'

The star scraps three concerts in Boston on doctor's orders.
BBC News - Published

Madonna cancels tour dates on medical advice

madonna cancels tour dates on medical advice
Madonna has cancelled three tour dates on medical advice after suffering “overwhelming pain,” the singer has said. The 61-year-old was due to perform in Boston, Massachusetts, from November 30 to..
WorldNews - Published

Boston couple texted for help minutes before being stabbed to death in penthouse condo

The fate of a former concierge accused in the brutal murder of two Boston anesthesiologists in their penthouse condo could be determined next week.
USATODAY.com - Published

Classical concert wows young fan with autism

During a concert in Boston, one fan was so moved, he yelled "wow!" The reaction surprised everyone. Steve Hartman shares his story on the road.
CBS News - Published

Woman accused of urging boyfriend's suicide via text pleads not guilty

Inyoung You, the 21-year-old woman accused of urging her boyfriend Alexander Urtula to kill himself via text, pleaded not guilty in Boston court Friday.
CBS News - Published

Haunting texts revealed as Boston College student pleads not guilty in boyfriend's suicide

Inyoung You came to a Boston courtroom from her native South Korea to enter a not guilty plea in the suicide of her Boston College boyfriend, Alex Urtula.
USATODAY.com - Published

New app offers incentives to help fight opioid crisis

Opioid overdoses kill more than 130 people every day in the U.S. and as health care providers and scientists search for solutions to save lives, a Boston tech company is being recognized for a new app...
CBS News - Published

List of 2019's "worst toys" revealed ahead of holiday season

A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys..
CBS News - Published

An iconic Boston Irish pub closes after 137 years. Residents fear for the city's soul

The closing of 137-year-old Irish pub Doyle's Café comes as other longtime Boston institutions have shut down. Some residents are fighting back.
USATODAY.com - Published

Saturday Sessions: Big Thief performs "Forgotten Eyes"

In 2016 the indie rock band Big Thief, comprised of former students of Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, released their first album. They've since released two more albums, including their..
CBS News - Published

"It smelled like a whole lot of chemicals": Buffalo Wild Wings chemical accident kills one

A chemical accident at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Massachusetts left the general manager dead. Employees described the deadly incident as they returned. Beth Germano of CBS Boston reports.
CBS News - Published

Overlooked No More: Annie Londonderry, Who Traveled the World by Bicycle

She cycled away from her Boston home and into stardom, leaving a husband and three small children for a journey that came to symbolize women’s independence.
NYTimes.com - Published

Hurricane Irma makes landfall and heads to Southwest Florida

Eric Fisher from CBS Boston provides the latest on Hurricane Irma's projected path.
CBS News - Published

Boston, Long Led by White Men, Votes in ‘New Guard’

Voters backed progressive women and people of color to usher in a City Council more diverse than any in Boston’s history.
NYTimes.com - Published

Boston program transforms gang members into college students

In Boston city and community leaders are engaged in a bold experiment: To use higher education to transform the city's most dangerous neighborhoods. The program "Boston Uncornered" recruits gang..
CBS News - Published

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