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Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger found dead in prison

James "Whitey" Bulger, who lived a double life as one of Boston's most notorious mobsters and as a secret FBI informant, was killed after being transferred to a federal prison in West Virginia, the Boston Globe reported on Tuesday, citing two unnamed officials. Bulger was 89 and...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 1:34 PM

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, 61, dead of apparent suicide

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of the hit food-and-travel-show “Parts Unknown,” reportedly hanged himself in a French hotel room, CNN said on Friday, in the second high-profile suicide of a U.S. celebrity this week. He was 61. Bourdain was found dead in a hotel room in...

Friday, June 8, 2018, 8:11 AM

Camille Cosby slams accusers, prosecutor for husband’s guilty verdict

Camille Cosby jumped to her husband Bill Cosby's defense on Thursday, blaming his sexual-assault conviction last week on a corrupt prosecutor, a pliant press and a lying accuser that she said led to a false verdict and stirred a lynch mob against him. Camille Cosby, who has been married...

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 2:34 PM

9 killed after van plows into Toronto pedestrians

A van killed at least nine people and injured 16 others after it jumped a curb in Toronto in what some sources are saying was a deliberate act of terror. Toronto officials said the white van struck the pedestrians at a major intersection in Toronto's northern suburbs on Monday afternoon....

Monday, April 23, 2018, 2:53 PM

Trump Tower condo prices suffer under Donald's presidency

For Todd Brassner, an art dealer who died in a fire that ripped through his Trump Tower apartment on April 7, the New York high-rise he lived in for two decades became unbearable after Donald Trump announced he was running for president. Brassner's experience trying to sell his 50th-floor...

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:22 AM

'You know what you did,' witness tells Cosby at sexual assault trial

The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial refused to declare a mistrial on Wednesday after one of the accusers called as a prosecution witness blurted out from the witness stand, "You know what you did, don't you, Mr. Cosby?" Chelan Lasha, one of five accusers who...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 4:54 PM

Bill Cosby's lawyer calls Andrea Constand a cash-seeking 'con artist'

Bill Cosby's defense lawyer told a jury on Tuesday that accuser Andrea Constand was a "con artist" out to extort money from the famed comedian, saying she concocted a false story of sexual assault to pay for her education and set up a business. "She was madly in love with...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 12:53 PM

Trump's 'Lamb the Sham' zinger not likely to impact Dems' momentum

Before last month's special congressional election in Pennsylvania, U.S. President Donald Trump, who ridiculed his rivals in the 2016 election as “Liddle Marco,” “Lyin’ Ted,” and “Crooked Hillary,” tried it again, tagging Democratic candidate Conor Lamb...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 12:15 PM

Details emerge about female YouTube shooter

Nasim Najafi Aghdam, an Iranian-born woman, had blogged about veganism, railed online about dictatorship and accused YouTube of limiting viewers of her videos, before opening fire at its California corporate headquarters, wounding three people and killing herself. San Bruno police on Wednesday...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 11:24 AM

Active shooter at YouTube headquarters in California: police

An active shooter opened fire at YouTube headquarters Tuesday afternoon. Police said on Tuesday they were responding to an "active shooter" at YouTube's headquarters near San Francisco, as witnesses described seeing blood on the floor and stairs and casualties were reported. Police...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 4:43 PM

London murder rate overtakes New York as knife crime rises

London police investigated more murders than their New York counterparts did over the last two months, statistics show, as the British capital's mayor vowed to fight a “violent scourge” on the streets. There were 15 murders in London in February against 14 in New York, according to...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 12:09 PM

Cosby can call witness to undermine sex assault accuser, judge rules

Defense lawyers at Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges can call a witness they say will undermine his accuser's credibility, a Pennsylvania judge said on Tuesday, reversing his ruling on that witness in the first trial that ended with a hung jury. The ruling to allow Margo...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 11:22 AM

Bill Cosby back in court Thursday in sex assault retrial

Bill Cosby, who is accused of sexually assaulting a former staffer at his alma mater Temple University, is due in a Pennsylvania court on Thursday for rulings on issues including what witnesses may speak at Cosby's retrial next month. Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill's has...

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 11:41 AM

U.S. budget plan cuts proposed funds for N.Y.-New Jersey tunnel: sources

A deal to fund the U.S. government through the end of September is expected to include less funding than initially proposed for building a new train tunnel under the Hudson River connecting New York City and New Jersey, two people briefed on the talks said....

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 12:21 PM

Trump officially calls for death to dope dealers

President Donald Trump spelled out in new detail several steps he favors to fight a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, including the execution of drug dealers, a proposal that has gained little support from drug abuse and judicial experts. At an event in Manchester, New Hampshire, Trump unveiled an...

Monday, March 19, 2018, 5:32 PM

Massachusetts man charged with sending suspicious powder, threats to Trump Jr.

Federal prosecutors in Boston on Thursday charged a Massachusetts man with sending a series of threatening letters containing a suspicious powder, including one addressed to U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest son. The letter addressed to Donald Trump Jr. led to the Republican president's...

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 1:28 PM

Train carrying GOP lawmakers hits truck, kills 1

An Amtrak passenger train carrying Republican members of the U.S. Congress from Washington to a party retreat in West Virginia slammed into a garbage truck on Wednesday in Crozet, Virginia, killing at least one person who was not aboard the train, according to authorities and media reports. An...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 12:53 PM

House approves final tax reform bill

   The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approved sweeping, debt-financed tax legislation on Tuesday, sending the bill to the Senate, where lawmakers were due to take up the package later in the evening. The biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax system in more than 30 years...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 3:32 PM

Time magazine names #MeToo 'silence breakers' as person of the year

Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday. "This is the fastest moving social change we...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 8:35 AM

Tom Price is out as health and human services secretary after plane scandal

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigns under pressure from President Donald Trump on Friday in an uproar over Price's use of private charter planes for government business. His abrupt departure was announced an hour after Trump told reporters he was disappointed in Price's...

Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:32 PM