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Did British DJ Goldie reveal Banksy's identity?

Banksy is arguably one of the most controversial street artists in the world and he’s been able to keep is identity a secret for many years — until now. A British DJ may have revealed his true identity. It’s possible DJ Goldie may have revealed one of the art world...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:54am

Pharmacy executive tied to 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak to be sentenced

A former Massachusetts pharmacy executive who was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges for his role in a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak in 2012 is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday. Barry Cadden, the co-founder and former president of the now-defunct New England Compounding Center, was...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 8:42am

'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli heads into fraud trial

Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur vilified as the "pharma bro" for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, will go on trial on Monday for what U.S. prosecutors called a Ponzi-like scheme at his former hedge fund and a drug company he once ran. Prosecutors...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 8:29am

Dorchester residents wary on Boston 2030 benefits

Dorchester residents have voiced a nervous excitement at the prospects of breathing new life into the Fairmount Corridor under Imagine Boston 2030, the city’s first comprehensive large-scale planning effort since the failed attempt to clear land for a new southwest expressway in the 1960...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 5:06am

Richard Branson’s Run on Less to highlight US trucking industry's fuel, environmental efficiency

With the transportation sector as one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions, the trucking industry might be the last place you’d check for innovations moving toward clean energy. That’s why Sir Richard Branson, his Carbon War Room nonprofit and the North American Council for...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 5:06am

Boston artist creates song to help end homelessness

There are more than 19,000 homeless people in Massachusetts, according to 2016 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development data, and Derek Cummings thinks those individuals are far too often overlooked. That fact is more than just a number to Cummings, a Boston entertainer who goes by...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 5:06am

Sicily's cornered mafia primed for reversal of fortune

Shortly before 8 a.m. on a sunny spring morning, mafia boss Giuseppe Dainotti was cycling down a quiet street when two men on a motorbike drew alongside and shot him three times, killing him on the spot. It was a classic mob hit in the heart of the Sicilian capital. People claimed to have seen...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 8:05pm

Trump's false tweet about Comey tapes is witness intimidation, experts say

On May 12, four days after fired FBI director James Comey testified before Congress about President Trump's potential obstruction of justice, Trump tweeted, "James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" The...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:45pm

Trump does not intend to fire investigator Mueller: White House

President Donald Trump has no intention of firing the special counsel investigating charges of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, even though he questioned the official's impartiality in an interview, the White House said on Friday. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a news...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:40pm

2017 NYC Pride March route, street closures and where to watch

On Sunday, June 25 millions of people are expected to fill the streets of Manhattan for the 2017 NYC Pride March. This will be the city’s 48th annual march and it is part of the city’s Pride Week Celebration.  If you plan to attend, the 2017 NYC Pride March will begin at 12 p.m....

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:26pm

What happens when you threaten the president?

What happens when you threaten the life of the president of the United States? For Johnny Depp, we still aren’t sure. For Kathy Griffin, it cost her sweet New Year’s gig with Anderson Cooper. After Ted Nugent invited then-President Obama to “suck on my machine gun,” he...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:23pm

Trump family empire began with a brothel, soon to reopen for tours

The Trump family licenses its name to a number of businesses and brands, from hotels to golf courses. Daughter Ivanka Trump recently applied for Chinese trademarks for sanitary napkins and a plastic-surgery center. But one Trump holding may turn out to be the most infamous: A brothel. The house of...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:54pm

Man accused of killing Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte indicted for murder

A Worcester man who was arrested in connection with the death of Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte back in April has now been indicted for murder, according to a statement from Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early on Friday. Angelo Colon-Ortiz, 31, was indicted for the murder of...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:42pm

Why were Chris Miller and Phil Lord fired from Han Solo? Here’s the latest

The Han Solo movie might still be untitled, but with several weeks of production and already-scheduled summer reshoots still to go, the film is now on its third director. The film world was shaken to its core on Tuesday when it was announced that Chris Miller and Phil Lord had left the project due...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:01pm

Brexit forever or Brexit never?

In the year since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the future of Brexit has been thrown into question by Prime Minister Theresa May's failed gamble on a snap general election. While both May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party now explicitly support leaving...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:58pm

North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: U.S. officials

North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday. The United States assessed that the test, the latest in a series of engine and...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:46pm

Taylor Swift has seriously cashed in on her return to Spotify, to the tune of $400K

Remember that old Taylor Swift Spotify feud? It’s easy to forget when the megastar is constantly making headlines for her beef with Katy Perry or romance with new beau, Joe Alwyn, but the Taylor Swift Spotify ordeal should still be on your radar. Your killer workout playlist hung in the...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:38pm

North Korea says US student's death a 'mystery to us as well'

North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a "mystery" and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless." The North's foreign ministry spokesman...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:25pm

Three companies Trump visited announce layoffs; two to move jobs overseas

President Trump's stated plans to bring back and preserve American manufacturing jobs hit two more snags this week. Boeing and Carrier announced hundreds of layoffs — despite Trump's visits to their plants and assertion that he had saved many of those jobs. The news follows Ford...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:16pm

What does Italy's Berlusconi like about Trump? His wife

Four-time former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who portrays himself as a charming ladies' man, said on Friday that what he likes most about U.S. President Donald Trump is his wife, Melania Trump. Berlusconi, 80, has returned to the political spotlight this week as he campaigns for...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:09pm