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  • NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls before

    NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls before
    The train operator who was asleep during the Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport also dozed off at the controls in another incident less than two months ago, a federal investigator said Wednesday. The stunning revelation — that the...
  • Welder's sparks caused Boston fire that killed 2 firefighters

    BOSTON -- The fire that killed two firefighters as it burned through a brownstone in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood was caused by welders working at the back of a neighboring building, the Boston Fire Department said Friday. Welders were working...
  • Anita Hill reflects on telling her story in the documentary 'Anita'

    Anita Hill reflects on telling her story in the documentary 'Anita'
    WASHINGTON — The first time I talked to Anita Hill, she was teaching commercial law in Oklahoma, living in obscurity in the state where she grew up on an isolated farm with 12 siblings. For roughly a week in 1991, I pressed her to tell me what she...
  • Correcting Romania's record on 'takeovers' [Letter]

    Transylvania united with Romania of its own accord in December 1918 ("Romania no stranger to takeovers," April 2). This took place at an assembly, freely elected by secret and universal suffrage where 1,228 delegates unanimously voted to join Romania....
  • Stopping Pap smears depends on age and risk

    Q: I'm 71 years old. Do I need Pap tests at my age? A: The early detection and treatment of cervical cancer is a remarkable medical success story. After the introduction of regular screening by Pap smears, cervical cancer rates began to go down...
  • Newly Minted MBA Hopes Painting Parties Draw Profits

    Newly Minted MBA Hopes Painting Parties Draw Profits
    WEST HARTFORD — When Stan Finch was at Harvard Business School in 2011 and 2012, everyone wanted to launch the next Airbnb. Finch, now 31, also thought about launching a firm that connects customers with people offering short-term rentals, even...
  • ACLU sues FBI for records on Ibragim Todashev shooting

    ACLU sues FBI for records on Ibragim Todashev shooting
    The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Massachusetts sued Thursday to obtain records about the killing of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot to death last year in his Orlando condo by an FBI agent. "When law enforcement officials kill someone in...
  • You can preserve youthful skin without cosmetic surgery

    Source: Harvard Women's Health Watch Age isn't kind to skin. Years of accumulated sun exposure leave their mark in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. By the time you reach your 60s or 70s, much of the damage has already been done, but...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Prolonged grief after loss of a loved one is common

    Q: I lost my brother several months ago. There are days when I still feel overpowered by sadness. Is it normal to grieve this long? A: Iím sorry to learn of your loss. Everyone grieves differently. Grief rarely has a clear beginning, middle and end....
  • Investigators probe cause of Boston blaze that killed two firefighters

    Investigators probe cause of Boston blaze that killed two firefighters
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Investigators continued on Thursday to probe the cause of a nine-alarm fire in a four-story apartment building in Boston's historic Back Bay neighborhood that killed two firefighters a day earlier. The Suffolk County District Attorney'...
  • FBI agent cleared in killing of friend of Boston bombing suspect

    ORLANDO, Fla. — One of the lingering mysteries of the Boston Marathon bombing involves the grisly triple slaying that preceded it. On the night of Sept. 11, 2011, three men had their throats slashed in the quiet suburb of Waltham, Mass. One victim...