| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Erika Brannock slides to the edge of her wheelchair.
She looks down at a pair of carefully selected gray New Balance athletic shoes. And stands.
Her thigh slides deeper into a flexible plastic socket as she shifts her weight from her right leg to a...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:55 AM
BOSTON--James “Whitey” Bulger will spend the rest of his life in prison, a federal judge ordered Thursday, telling the mobster that "the scope, the callousness, the depravity of your crimes are almost unfathomable."
The sentencing capped a...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:43 AM
As they prepare to walk across the finish line at the Charlotte marathon, Boston bombing victim Erika Brannock and her family will gather Friday night for a benefit dinner to help offset a mountain of medical bills.
Brannock, a 29-year-old Towson...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:17 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With her wheelchair pushed aside, Erika Brannock gripped her walker and moved slowly toward the Thunder Road 5K finish line.
Inside, her brother-in-law, Michael Gross, was bursting with pride to see Brannock walking with a...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:18 PM
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has drawn plenty of ire in the baseball world as he continues to fight his 211-game suspension from Major League Baseball for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs.
But MLB Network analyst Peter...
| Nov 28, 2013
Shane Lauer can be forgiven for wanting to stay in bed. It was a chilly Saturday morning in early November and even veteran marathoners like him don't always feel like training.
He did get up, though, and headed to the Northern Central Railroad Trail...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 4:31 PM
The lanky 18-year-old in a blue mortarboard cap, his shoulders festooned with tassels and other regalia, stepped to the lectern, gave Howard High School's Class of 2001 a nervous snicker and spoke words heard in countless other graduation speeches that...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:59 AM
What do Pope Francis, the royal baby and Miley Cyrus all have in common? They each made it into Facebook's "Most Talked About in 2013" list.
To celebrate the end of 2013, Facebook released a number of end-of-year lists on Monday. The lists include the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:40 AM
It was one of the biggest unsolved crimes in recent Boston memory: three men, killed on Sept. 11, 2011, their throats slit, their bodies reportedly covered with marijuana.
But now, a suspect has been named in the lengthy court documents being filed...
| Oct 29, 2013
At the beginning of the summer, my wife and I took our grandsons and their friends to a weekly outdoor farmer's market and arts and crafts fair in the South End of Boston, which hat runs from May through October. The kids loved the food trucks, the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
An amateur athlete fighting a continuing battle against brain cancer is set to rappel 365 feet down the side of San Diego's Hyatt building alongside an "American Idol" winner.
BethAnn Telford of Washington, D.C., is in Southern California for charity...