The twin blasts killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the end of the city's marathon in April 2013
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Thursday 25 November 2010
A 16-year-old North Carolina boy whose mangled body was found outside Boston, Massachusetts, last week may have fallen to his death from an airplane.
Saturday 30 October 2010
"Don't worry, I'm the scariest thing here," jokes the guide at Salem Witch Village. This isn't saying a lot. Clad in hooded top, surf shorts and flip-flops, he looks less a teller of gory tales in a "museum" of lumpen waxworks than a man who has taken a wrong turn on his way to the beach. But at least he has made more effort with his appearance than the "exhibits" – a hangman and his rickety gallows, a medieval torture victim on a dusty rack, a dragon sitting next to the fire exit.
Saturday 23 October 2010
The British stiff upper lip as a defining national characteristic was quietly abolished in 1997, with the national outpouring of grief after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Friends of a teenage girl who died after being found in a house with her fatally injured father said today she had been "sorting her life out" after a "tough few months".
Friday 13 August 2010
English professor Jack Griffin, the narrator of Richard Russo's amiable seventh novel, is becoming more and more like his parents and doesn't know how to stop it.
Friday 13 August 2010
A pea has been found sprouting in the lung of a 75-year-old man from Massachusetts.
Tuesday 20 July 2010
A revolutionary technique that promised to turn a patient's skin cells into vital replacement tissue for transplant surgery has suffered a setback that could scupper its wider use in medicine. The technique allowed scientists to make "embryonic" stem cells without using embryos, raising the prospect of humans being able to turn stem cells derived from a flake of skin into specialised tissues such as heart muscle to brain cells.
Friday 25 June 2010
Tory Bear makes fun of a precocious press release from a 16- (or possibly 17-) year-old, Stephen Canning, who intends to be the next MP for Braintree and later prime minister.
Thursday 24 June 2010
A powerful storm on a planet in another solar system has been spotted by astronomers. Winds blowing at 6,200mph were detected on the distant world, which orbits a Sun-like star 150 light years away. The "exoplanet" HD209458b has about 60 per cent the mass of Jupiter and is located near the constellation of Pegasus. Circling its parent star at just a 20th of the distance between the Earth and the Sun, it is heated to a temperature of 1,000C. But since the planet always has the same side facing the star, one half is very hot while the other is much cooler. "On Earth, big temperature differences inevitably lead to fierce winds, and as our new measurements reveal, the situation is no different on HD209458b," said Dr Simon Albrecht, one of the scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, US, whose research is reported in the journal Nature.
Wednesday 31 March 2010
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Thursday 21 January 2010
Keep calm and carry on is the one piece of advice that President Obama does not need to be reminded of in the wake of the humiliating upset in the Massachusetts Senatorial vote. All the information that has emerged on his fight to become president and his first year in office stresses Mr Obama's ability to keep calm when all about him is division and uncertainty. Nonetheless he is right to feel the anger he has apparently expressed at this loss of a seat which the Democrats have held for nearly 40 years.
Thursday 21 January 2010
When Cosmopolitan featured him nude in their June 1982 issue, they called Scott Brown, then a Boston law student, not just "America's Sexiest Man" but also "strong but huggable". It is a description that may still apply given the surge of support he received from Massachusetts voters.
Wednesday 20 January 2010
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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