Thursday, Nov 29


Southwest apologizes after gate agent allegedly mocks 5-year-old's name

A Texas mother is calling out a Southwest Airlines employee who she said mocked her 5-year-old daughter's name and posted a picture of the child's boarding pass on social media. Traci Redford told ABC affiliate KABC her daughter's name is…


Dead & Company will play Gillette Stadium this summer


The Rolling Stones aren't the only band set to rock Gillette Stadium this summer. Dead & Company will perform at the home of the Patriots on Saturday, June 22 as part of their 2019 summer tour, the group's sixth nationwide tour since…


Smoke from engine forces evacuation of passengers from MBTA commuter rail train


A Boston-bound MBTA commuter rail train from Kingston experienced a mechanical malfunction during the Thursday morning commute, causing smoke in the engine and prompting an evacuation of all aboard in Hanson. In an email, Lisa Battiston, .…


'Whitey' Bulger wished for 'peaceful death,' prison letters say


Prison authorities claimed James “Whitey'' Bulger's health had improved dramatically before they sent him to the West Virginia prison where he was murdered last month, brutally beaten by inmates just hours after he arrived. But the…


'He lost his mind,' friend says of slain US missionary obsessed with tribe

On Instagram, John Chau came off like a carefree young adventurer – climbing mountain peaks and exploring jungles. But in reality, the missionary harbored a deadly obsession with an isolated tribe in India he'd first read about as a teen.…

Wednesday, Nov 28


The Latest: Senators move to act against Saudi Arabia


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):. 4:35 p.m.. Senators are sending a strong signal that they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the murder of…

Ed Markey: 'I do my best'


If you thought it was too soon for prognosticating about the 2020 presidential campaign, don't look — speculation about the 2020 Senate primary in Massachusetts is also well underway. Fresh off the 2018 midterm elections, both the Boston…


US new-home sales plunged 8.9 percent in October

Associated Press. November 28, 2018 1:56 pm. WASHINGTON — Sales of new US homes plummeted 8.9 percent in October, as the number of newly built, unsold homes sitting on the market climbed to its highest level since 2009. The Commerce ...


Morning sports update: Don Sweeney explained where the Bruins are looking to upgrade


The Bruins host the Islanders at TD Garden on Thursday at 7 p.m., while the Celtics will welcome the Cavaliers on Friday. The Bruins are “looking for help” already: Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was asked by Sportsnet's Elliotte…

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone diagnosed with shingles, sent to hospital

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts will be out of the public eye and the office for the next few weeks due to a severe case of shingles. Officials say Democratic Mayor Joseph Curtatone was recently hospitalized…


Recent home sales north of Boston (Nov. 28)


The Boston Globe. November 28, 2018 7:00 am. AMESBURY. 95 S Hampton Road On 39,024-square-foot lot. $650,000. 12 Fairway Drive One-family Colonial, built in 2006, 2,435 square feet, 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, on 19,233-square-foot lot.


Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone is hospitalized with severe case of shingles

Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone has been hospitalized with a severe case of the shingles virus and will take a break from his schedule for the next few weeks to recover, city officials said Tuesday. Although Curtatone is no longer…


Thanks to apps, house-hunting without the legwork


Michele Lerner. Boston.com Staff. November 27, 2018 6:00 pm. House hunters have reached a point where they don't necessarily need to set foot inside a home to make an offer on it. Smartphone technology allows them to take virtual tours of…

Tuesday, Nov 27


Does weather affect the range of electric vehicles?

Q. Is it reasonable to assume that the advertised battery range of electric vehicles will be seriously diminished during very cold winter weather? Aren't mileage ratings based on ideal weather condition? A. Both extreme cold and hot…

Judge: Massachusetts jail must provide inmate with opioid addiction meds

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts jail must provide methadone to a man recovering from opioid addiction, a federal judge in Boston has ordered. U.S. District Judge Denise Casper, in a preliminary decision Monday, said 32-year-old Geoffrey…


Bolton defends not listening to Khashoggi tape

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser on Tuesday defended his decision not to listen to an audio recording of the killing of a Saudi journalist, saying he chose not to listen because he doesn't speak Arabic.…


Houston-area ATM mistakenly dispenses $100 bills, not $10s


HOUSTON (AP) — An ATM in the Houston area has been shut down and was temporarily guarded by law officers after mistakenly dispensing $100 bills instead of $10s and word of the glitch got out on social media. Some Harris County sheriff's…

Monday, Nov 26

Breast implant injuries hidden as patients' questions mount

WASHINGTON (AP) — To all the world, it looked like breast implants were safe. From 2008 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration publicly reported 200 or so complaints annually — a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of…


A Boston-bound Amtrak Acela train was delayed 6 hours — minutes after leaving Penn Station

A busy travel day was made much longer than expected for Boston-bound passengers on an Amtrak Acela train Sunday after they were stopped for six hours only minutes after leaving New York's Penn Station. Train 2230 got stuck in Queens,…

Sunday, Nov 25


Tom Brady, Sony Michel lead Patriots to 27-13 win over Jets

Maybe a bye week is just what the Patriots needed. New England's offense got back into gear Sunday with a 27-13 win over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium, two weeks removed from a 34-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans, the Patriots' worst…

Saturday, Nov 24


Lord & Taylor prepares to say goodbye to Fifth Avenue

NEW YORK (AP) — For generations, the Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue helped define Christmas in New York. It was the city's first department store to turn its big sidewalk windows into animated, theatrical holiday displays. Tourists lined up…

Friday, Nov 23


Woods-Mickelson pay-per-view match will be unique experience for viewers

Golf used to have a prominent place on the Thanksgiving weekend calendar with The Skins Game. That made-for-TV event ended in 2008 but Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will have their own high-stakes showdown Friday. After years of…

Morning sports update: Lane Johnson had more to say about Tom Brady and the 'Patriot Way'

The Bruins and Celtics both get underway at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The Bruins host the Penguins at TD Garden, while the Celtics are in Atlanta to face the Hawks. Lane Johnson still doesn't want to credit the Patriots' system: Eagles offensive…

Thursday, Nov 22


Record-breaking cold temperatures greet Thanksgiving celebrations

If you're going to be outside at all on Thanksgiving, dress in layers, the National Weather Service advises. High temperatures are only expected to reach the low 20s across Massachusetts, according to the weather service, and the wind…


Brad Stevens: 'I just don't know that we're that good'

Celtics coach Brad Stevens didn't sugarcoat things after his team's 117-109 loss to the New York Knicks Wednesday night at TD Garden. “It would have been a shame for the Celtics to win that game,” Stevens said. “The Knicks deserved to win.…


Knicks top Celtics 117-109 at TD Garden

BOSTON (AP) — Trey Burke scored 29 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. had 21 and the New York Knicks snapped a six-game losing streak with a 117-109 victory over the surprisingly inconsistent Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Noah Vonleh had 16…

Wednesday, Nov 21


Recreational marijuana sales began in Massachusetts. Here's how it went.

LEICESTER, Mass. (AP) — Customers waited in long lines, sometimes for hours, on a cold and rainy New England day to be among the first people to legally buy recreational marijuana on the U.S. East Coast. More than two years after…

Tuesday, Nov 20


Jane Britton, a Harvard graduate student, was found murdered in 1969. Now authorities say they know who did it.

Nearly 50 years ago, Jane Britton, a 23-year-old Harvard graduate student, was found beaten to death and sexually assaulted in her University Road apartment, and, in the decades since, investigators have been unable to pinpoint who killed…

It's tempting to say the Patriots can't hang with the NFL's best. But they already have.

I thought about this quite a bit Tuesday morning, and ultimately it was easy to arrive at the conclusion: The Rams-Chiefs fireworks display on Monday Night Football was the most entertaining regular season game I've ever seen. The only…

Monday, Nov 19

What to know about the start of recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is set to make history Tuesday. Two medical marijuana dispensaries — Cultivate Holdings in Leicester and New England Treatment Access (or NETA) in Northampton — are planning to open for the first legal recreational marijuana…