August 2, 2013 Authorities say Stephen "Stippo" Rakes was poisoned by a man who owed him money and had no connection to James "Whitey" Bulger.
August 2, 2013 The idea of compromise has vanished from Congress. And there were no signs Friday that anything will be different when it returns in September from its five-week break.
August 2, 2013 In 2011, the justices ordered the state to release 10,000 inmates to relieve prison overcrowding that they deemed "cruel and unusual punishment".
August 2, 2013 Researchers say that blacks and Latinos are underrepresented at the nation's top universities but overrepresented at open-access colleges.
August 2, 2013 Like the previous 39 times, this is a symbolic measure, because the Democratic-controlled Senate will not take up the measure.
August 2, 2013 President Obama has nominated John Koskinen as commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. While the president calls him "an expert at turning around institutions in need of reform," Koskinen will likely face tough questions from Republicans during his upcoming confirmation hearings.
August 2, 2013 Growing numbers of Egyptians are turning against the generals, politicians and youth group credited with sparking the popular groundswell that led to the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi less than a month ago. Some are joining Third Square, a new movement that's emerged as a result of growing discontent.
August 2, 2013 WPLNSummer nights — for a small few in the South — are a time for wading through yucky ponds with a flashlight in one hand and a frog gig in the other. It's a good way to pass the time, hang out with friends, and find some yummy frog legs for a cookout later in the summer.
August 2, 2013 In one analysis, economists predict that extreme weather could boost the number of international conflicts by as much as 50 percent by 2050. Higher temperatures might also increase the rates of murder, rapes and domestic violence, they say because aggression seems to rise with the mercury.
August 2, 2013 A look back at the stories in technology and culture this week, including a dubious claim that a search for "pressure cookers" led police to a writer's door, the long-awaited report on MIT and Aaron Swartz, and the more amusing ideas in innovation.
August 2, 2013 Cleveland officials released details Friday from a review of the 19-mile pursuit that ended in two deaths last fall. City leaders say 74 officers acted outside of the rules in the chase, in which the police fired 137 shots.
August 2, 2013 There's little research objectively measuring the aesthetic benefits of cosmetic surgery. In one study, people were considered by outside observers to be no more attractive after having face-lifts and other procedures, though they were judged to look a bit younger.
August 2, 2013 Belle weighed in at 300 pounds and is the second elephant birth at the 104-year-old Fort Worth Zoo.