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Massachusetts has long been a home for avid debaters. Look no further than Faneuil Hall in Boston for the famous painting of orator Daniel Webster as proof of how strongly rooted that heritage is. Look presently to our public schools and the great work being done by the Boston Debate League to give our youth... Read more
If anyone knows Deer Tick, they know that the boys are proud to hail fromRhode Island. But guitarist Ian O'Neil isn't capable of conjuring up that same kind of hometown fervor—he's from here. “I grew up inWestern Mass.I've been [living inProvidence] since I joined the band. But there's a lot of cross pollination [in Providence],... Read more
Police arrested two suspects in a Hudson apartment complex after firefighters discovered the lab when responding to a report of smoke at their apartment.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Strong thunderstorms are bringing rain and hail from the southwestern U.S. and Plains states to the upper Midwest, and at least one tornado has been reported.
A 14-year-old girl tweeted to American Airlines, calling herself a member of Al-Qaeda and announcing "something big' in store for the airline June 1.
The NHL has released the schedule for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Bruins will face the Red Wings beginning Friday at the TD Garden, followed by an Easter Sunday matinee.
BOSTON (AP) — Runners in a monthlong coast-to-coast relay of more than 3,300 miles to raise money for a charity aiding Boston Marathon bombing victims have crossed the finish line.
Local characters mobbed the Boston Teachers Union over the weekend to audition for “Black Mass,” the Whitey Bulger movie starring Johnny Depp that will shoot around Boston from mid-May to Aug. 1. C.P. Casting hosted the auditions for extras from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The casting company was also on the hunt for cars from the '70s and '80s for the film, which is based on a book by former Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill. Hopefuls who came out for the call included Mary Collins, who donned fur and shades for the occasion; Billy Bauer Jr., who showed off his Southie pride; and Dionisios Hologitas, who said, “I fit the Italian gangster profile, and I'm from Dorchester.”
Funny guy Kenan Thompson did a pretty ridiculous impression of Red Sox star David Ortiz on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend. He appeared in a Sox shirt on “Weekend Update,” and attempted to answer questions about Ortiz's now-controversial Samsung-sponsored selfie with President Barack Obama. Thompson said, of what Ortiz was paid by Samsung for taking the snapshot, “They gave me ... 100,000 .... chickens.”
Bubba Watson won the 2014 Masters Tournament today by a 3-stroke margin; his 2nd Masters title in the past 3 years.
Two days after she was dropped by 92.5 The River, DJ Rita Cary was spotted at the Friends of Boston's Homeless' 27th Annual Beyond Shelter Gala, which drew about 700 supporters. Other guests included City Councilor Josh Zakim and Barbara Ferrer of the Boston Public Health Commission. . . . WEEI's John Dennis had his bachelor party at Foxwoods over the weekend. . . . Producer Jared Hancock posted some cool pics on Thursday of the indoor set of the Jason Sudeikis movie “Tumbledown,” which has been filming at the Abbot Mill Loft Complex in Westford.
Police accused a Utah woman of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years after they found the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.
VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — A passenger bus slammed into a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 36 people today in southern Mexico, officials said.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was scratched hours before tonight's game against the Yankees in the Bronx.