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Millennials, popular dating apps might have increased your risk of gettingSTDs, experts say

Over 1.5 million people dated last week thanks to dating app Tinder, according to company stats. It’s hard to say how many of them took it farther than first base, but public health officials say one thing is certain: dating apps are quickly becoming the primary way partners connect. The...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:16pm

MBTA Marathon Monday passes will make it easier to cheer on runners this year

It’s almost Marathon Monday and that means Bostonians are planning their routes to the best places along the race course to cheer runners on. This year, spectators will be able to move around the course via Boston’s commuter rail for one flat fee. A $20 Marathon Monday ticket will...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:53am

Passover and Frogs: Restaurateur puts unusual spin on Seder meal

In a restaurant town populated by outsized personalities, Terry Berch McNally might be the quirkiest. With ex-husband, chef and business partner Michael McNally, she’s created a blend of fine dining and casual bar fare for more than two decades at the London Grill. As an oddball promoter,...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 5:03am

8,200 Uber, Lyft drivers fail state background checks, but companies say process is unfair

More than 8,000 Uber and Lyft drivers are our of the job after failing state criminal background checks. Of the 70,789 applications, 11 percent of would-be drivers had driving or criminal records that state law says makes them unfit to drive for ride-sharing services. This number includes 51...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 11:29am

Inside Look: Boston's 'spite house' is for sale

Before the days of fences and ding-dong ditch, angry neighbors settled their disputes another way: They built spite houses. Characterized by their narrow, passive aggressive living quarters, spite houses were built for exactly that: To spite thy neighbor. They were often designed to block light...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 4:16pm

Justice Department asks for 90 days to review agreement with Baltimore

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked a federal court for 90 days to review an agreement reached with Baltimore for the city to enact a series of police reforms in how officers use force and transport prisoners, court documents showed....

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 8:30am

Pennsylvania man who eluded manhunt goes on trial in trooper ambush

By Joe McDonald MILFORD, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania prosecutors showed jurors graphic images of a police officer moments after he was fatally shot in a 2014 sniper attack, during opening statements on Tuesday in the murder trial of survivalist Eric Frein...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:51am

Massachusetts challenges immigration detention in state court

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The state of Massachusetts on Tuesday asked its top court to find that state authorities lack the authority to detain illegal immigrants who come in contact with the legal system to buy time for federal authorities to take...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

Mother watches as her two sons, two others gunned down in Chicago: media

(Reuters) - A mother watched on Thursday as a man approached the Chicago south side restaurant where she works and opened fire, killing her two sons and two other men in a shooting that police described as gang-related retaliation, media reported. A lone gunman...

'El Chapo' prison conditions worst in U.S., prevent proper defense: lawyers

By Frank Jack Daniel and Mica Rosenberg (Reuters) - Held without access to sunlight or his relatives, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is under more restrictive captivity than any other U.S. prisoner and it is difficult to mount a defense, his...