- Lawyer: Accused Harvard student was under pressure
December 19, 20132:30 AM ET
BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam was under a great deal of pressure and seems remorseful, his lawyer said Wednesday after his client was freed on bail.
- Mass. gov keeps rage in check on missing-boy case
December 18, 20138:09 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he's trying to "keep my own rage in check" as he presses the commissioner of his child protection agency about the case of a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for months and is feared dead.
- Harvard student accused of making campus bomb hoax
December 17, 20138:52 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — Bomb threats that led to the evacuations of four Harvard University campus buildings this week were made by a student trying to get out of taking a final exam, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
- Mass. boy feared dead; mother charged; 2 fired
December 17, 20138:16 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — Police in Massachusetts only recently learned that a boy whose family had been getting state social-services help has been missing since September, leading to charges against the child's mother and her boyfriend and the firing of a social worker and the worker's supervisor.
- Irish nanny charged in Mass. baby death seeks bail
December 17, 20137:15 PM ET
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — An Irish nanny accused of killing a baby in her care asked a judge on Tuesday to grant her bail so she can be released from jail while awaiting trial.
- Boston gangster Bulger transferred to Okla.
December 17, 20132:50 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was moved to a federal prison in Oklahoma on Monday, although a prosecutor there said officials haven't yet decided whether to try him for a 1981 murder in Tulsa.
- Bulger ordered to pay $6M to slain man's family
December 17, 20137:02 AM ET
BOSTON (AP) — Imprisoned former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) has been ordered to pay $6 million to the family of a slain Oklahoma businessman, although it's unclear whether they'll ever see the money.
- No suspicious devices found at Harvard after email
December 16, 20138:16 PM ET
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Four buildings on Harvard University's campus were evacuated Monday after police received an email claiming that explosive devices may have been hidden inside, but after hours of searches and disruptions to final exams, no suspicious devices were found.
- Boston bombing suspect seeks later deadline
December 16, 20136:25 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking a judge for a later deadline for them to seek moving the trial from Boston.
- Ingwerson named Christian Science Monitor editor
December 16, 20132:51 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — The Christian Science Monitor, the 105-year-old newspaper owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist, has named Marshall Ingwerson as its new editor.
- Former MIT president Charles M. Vest dies at 72
December 13, 20139:04 PM ET
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Institute of Technology president Charles M. Vest, who began its initiative to offer free courses online and oversaw expansions in its research fields, has died at age 72.
- Chicopee man hurt in small garage fire
December 12, 20138:46 PM ET
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a Chicopee man who locked himself out of his home had be taken to the hospital after lighting a fire in his garage to stay warm.
- Democrat Clark wins Mass. congressional race
December 10, 201311:08 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — Democrat Katherine Clark easily defeated three opponents Tuesday to win a vacant congressional seat and become the fifth woman to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. House.
- NY Times columnist Carr joins Boston U. faculty
December 10, 201310:35 AM ET
BOSTON (AP) — Boston University has landed New York Times media columnist David Carr to fill a new endowed chair dedicated to exploring creative business models to support digital journalism.
- Mass. special congressional race heading to wire
December 10, 20132:58 AM ET
BOSTON (AP) — The candidates seeking to fill Edward Markey's old seat in the U.S. House are making their final appeals to voters in the Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District.