Woman visiting dying mom was sole passenger on Boston flight, gets first-class upgrade and personal shout-out
Woman visiting dying mom was sole passenger on Boston flight, gets first-class upgrade and personal shout-out

Sheryl Pardo had a pleasant company on flight as the crew members took care of her personally

New York medical students' graduations fast-tracked so they can head to the front line in coronavirus war
New York medical students' graduations fast-tracked so they can head to the front line in coronavirus war

Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign an executive order to allow medical students who were slated to graduate this spring to begin practicing now

Patriots owner Robert Kraft ships millions of N95 masks from China to Boston in team plane to plug shortage
Patriots owner Robert Kraft ships millions of N95 masks from China to Boston in team plane to plug shortage

The shipment of $2 million worth of masks should ease the strains on a Massachusetts' healthcare system that is battling to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic

Is the plastics industry exploiting the coronavirus crisis by linking reusable bags to spread of infection?
Is the plastics industry exploiting the coronavirus crisis by linking reusable bags to spread of infection?

Several experts are questioning whether the extreme cautionary measures to fight the deadly pandemic are being taken at the expense of science and consumer trends

Doctors and nurses face pay cuts of upto 20% in the face of coronavirus as other hospital work dries up
Doctors and nurses face pay cuts of upto 20% in the face of coronavirus as other hospital work dries up

The decision was taken by Alteon Health after the number of patients being treated for issues not related to Covid-19 decreased dramatically

Zoom users 'zoombombed' with porn and racism as FBI launches investigation
Zoom users 'zoombombed' with porn and racism as FBI launches investigation

Several users took to social media to complain about suddenly seeing pornographic or racist images on the screens while using the video-conferencing app

Single-use plastic bags make comeback after reusable bags are linked to coronavirus infection
Single-use plastic bags make comeback after reusable bags are linked to coronavirus infection

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced that he was suspending the ten-cent tax on single-use plastic bags

Americans deliberately spreading coronavirus could be charged with terrorism, warns Justice Department
Americans deliberately spreading coronavirus could be charged with terrorism, warns Justice Department

There have been many incidents across the US where people have exposed themselves in the public despite knowing or suspecting that they were carrying the virus

Coronavirus pandemic: NBA shuts down practice facilities as Marcus Smart tests positive and cases climb to 14
Coronavirus pandemic: NBA shuts down practice facilities as Marcus Smart tests positive and cases climb to 14

Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics and two Los Angeles Lakers players tested positive and with 8 days of lockdown, NBA has missed a total of 57 games so far

Coronavirus: Newspaper's obituary section spans 10 pages as Italian town sees 146 deaths in just a week
Coronavirus: Newspaper's obituary section spans 10 pages as Italian town sees 146 deaths in just a week

While there were only 1.5 pages of obituaries to print February 9, by March 13 Bergamo’s daily newspaper L’Eco di Bergamo had 10 pages of the same, a video indicating the scale of devastation showed

Coronavirus: Fauci says he won't eat at a restaurant now, calls for 14-day national shutdown to stem spread
Coronavirus: Fauci says he won't eat at a restaurant now, calls for 14-day national shutdown to stem spread

Fauci heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health and is a member of the White House task force on combating the spread of COVID-19

Americans returning home caught in long lines at airports for coronavirus screening, Trump says 'safety first'
Americans returning home caught in long lines at airports for coronavirus screening, Trump says 'safety first'

Long lines also formed Saturday in Boston, Dallas and others of the 13 airports that are accepting return flights from Europe

In chilling coronavirus warning, Italian journalist urges US to lockdown NOW: 'Don't do what we did'
In chilling coronavirus warning, Italian journalist urges US to lockdown NOW: 'Don't do what we did'

Mattia Ferraresi, a journalist who writes for Il Foglio, said that the Italian government made the fatal mistake of not putting the country under lockdown much earlier 

Baseball Hall of Famer John Olerud's daughter Jordan, 19, dies after battling rare chromosome disorder
Baseball Hall of Famer John Olerud's daughter Jordan, 19, dies after battling rare chromosome disorder

She was born with a unique chromosome syndrome called tri-some 2p, 5p, which meant she had an extra second chromosome and was missing part of her fifth chromosome

Jack Welch, GE chief who personified the 'cult of the CEO', has died at 84
Jack Welch, GE chief who personified the 'cult of the CEO', has died at 84

Welch became one of the nation's most well-known and highly regarded corporate leaders during his two decades as GE's chairman and chief executive, from 1981 to 2001

Biden wins big in South Carolina slowing down Bernie's momentum before Super Tuesday
Biden wins big in South Carolina slowing down Bernie's momentum before Super Tuesday

Sanders congratulated Biden on his first win and said it was nothing for his own supporters to worry about.

Lori Loughlin claims new evidence proves she was not aware college admission payments were bribes
Lori Loughlin claims new evidence proves she was not aware college admission payments were bribes

The scam mastermind Rick Singer said in his notes that the FBI told him to lie that he told the parents that their college admission payments were bribes

Ocasio-Cortez makes rare appearance with her boyfriend to talk about ‘combating racism as a white person’
Ocasio-Cortez makes rare appearance with her boyfriend to talk about ‘combating racism as a white person’

The couple responded to questions on Instagram and told people to 'chip away' at racism

 App that derailed Iowa caucuses created by tech firm run by Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign staffers
App that derailed Iowa caucuses created by tech firm run by Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign staffers

While the app was meant to “ensure accuracy in a complex reporting process,” it resulted in unprecedented reporting delays following Monday's caucuses, delaying the final results until late Tuesday afternoon.

Five times Elizabeth Warren was less than truthful: From father's past as a janitor to Native American ancestry
Five times Elizabeth Warren was less than truthful: From father's past as a janitor to Native American ancestry

Warren has often been criticized for her pattern of misleading the American populace, which might be perceived by some as normal in the Trumpian era.

Ayanna Pressley debuts bald look after revealing she has alopecia: 'I'm transparent about this new normal'
Ayanna Pressley debuts bald look after revealing she has alopecia: 'I'm transparent about this new normal'

The lawmaker said that she has revealed her condition publicly because she wanted to "be freed from the secret and the shame"

Boston school district allowed ICE to access student's data, creating 'dangerous school-to-deportation pipeline'
Boston school district allowed ICE to access student's data, creating 'dangerous school-to-deportation pipeline'

The issue came to light after an East Boston High School student was deported to El Salvador in 2017.

Massachusetts boy, 11, dies after being pulled out of freezing river, search on for 10-year-old missing cousin
Massachusetts boy, 11, dies after being pulled out of freezing river, search on for 10-year-old missing cousin

The boys, whose names were not released, are believed to have wandered into the woods on December 28 morning and subsequently wandered onto the unstable ice covering the Chicopee River before losing their balance and falling in

North Carolina Catholic Diocese publishes list of 14 clergy who were credibly accused of child sexual abuse
North Carolina Catholic Diocese publishes list of 14 clergy who were credibly accused of child sexual abuse

A Catholic diocese in North Carolina has published a list of 14 clergy who it says have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse since the diocese was established nearly 50 years ago

Return of the Kennedys: 2020 elections could see a famous political dynasty on the ballot, but does it carry any weight anymore?
Return of the Kennedys: 2020 elections could see a famous political dynasty on the ballot, but does it carry any weight anymore?

Joseph Kennedy III, the grandson of Robert F Kennedy, will be running for the senate in Massachusetts while Amy Kennedy, wife of the son of Ted Kennedy, could run for a congressional position in New Jersey. Historians, however, are divided whether "Kennedy" still has the charm

‘F–k off!’ say New Yorkers after being named 'rudest city in America', question methodology of the survey
‘F–k off!’ say New Yorkers after being named 'rudest city in America', question methodology of the survey

The study surveyed 2,000 adults online about the rudest city in the country and the respondents ranked the Apple residents at the top of the list

Hillary Clinton shares White House-era photo with hubby Bill in Christmas greeting, yet again
Hillary Clinton shares White House-era photo with hubby Bill in Christmas greeting, yet again

The former first lady sent a Christmas greeting to her 26 million strong Twitter audience with a White House portrait from 2000 when her husband Bill Clinton was the US president

Melania Trump has so far kept mum on Trump's impeachment: Why hasn't she defended her husband yet?
Melania Trump has so far kept mum on Trump's impeachment: Why hasn't she defended her husband yet?

Unlike three of her predecessors who had defended their husbands facing impeachment or its threat, the current first lady has avoided making public statements barring defending son Barron whose name was dragged into an impeachment hearing.

Baba Ram Dass, counterculture icon and LSD pioneer, dies at 88
Baba Ram Dass, counterculture icon and LSD pioneer, dies at 88

Dass’ foundation, Love Serve Remember, announced late Sunday that the author and spiritual leader died peacefully at his home earlier in the day. No cause of death was given.

Massachusetts woman mauled to death by pet pit bull while having seizure, family refuses to put down dog
Massachusetts woman mauled to death by pet pit bull while having seizure, family refuses to put down dog

"What happened that night, it never happened like that before. I don't want to see my dog get put down for something he was only trying to help with," her daughter Heaven said

Heroic police officer rescues dog that fell through thin ice into frozen Massachusetts lake: 'I'm a dog guy'
Heroic police officer rescues dog that fell through thin ice into frozen Massachusetts lake: 'I'm a dog guy'

Within two minutes of the 911 call, Littleton Police officer Brian Casey arrived at the scene and located Tuukka, an Australian shepherd

Caroll Spinney, the Sesame Street puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, dies at 85
Caroll Spinney, the Sesame Street puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, dies at 85

Through his two characters, Spinney gained huge fame that brought international tours, books, record albums, movie roles, and visits to the White House.

Obamas buy $11.75 million Martha's Vineyard home with a view of the Atlantic which they fell in love with after renting it last summer
Obamas buy $11.75 million Martha's Vineyard home with a view of the Atlantic which they fell in love with after renting it last summer

The estate, which was originally on the market for $14.85 million, features seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

New abuse suits could see Church pay over $4 billion as 15 US states revise laws that address past child sexual abuse by clergy
New abuse suits could see Church pay over $4 billion as 15 US states revise laws that address past child sexual abuse by clergy

There has been a flurry of reports -- potentially over 5,000 -- as a result of the new laws and they could cost the Catholic Church a whopping $4 billion.

Texas teacher who was fired after asking Trump to remove 'illegal students from Mexico' has got her job back
Texas teacher who was fired after asking Trump to remove 'illegal students from Mexico' has got her job back

A Fort Worth English teacher who was fired after tweeting President Donald Trump and asking him to crack down on immigration at Carter-Riverside High School won her appeal.

Melania Trump booed by high school students while addressing youth opioid summit in Baltimore
Melania Trump booed by high school students while addressing youth opioid summit in Baltimore

First Lady Melania Trump, 39, was booed by a raucous crowd as she made a speech at the youth summit in Baltimore.

Consumer laws are not doing enough to protect rights of prisoners in US,  says report
Consumer laws are not doing enough to protect rights of prisoners in US, says report

From denying behind-bar customers the basic care as sellers to the retail companies avoiding regulations to fleece customers in jails, there are many problems to be addressed, says the report by Prison Policy Initiative volunteer Stephen Raher

Melania Trump's Boston hospital visit sparks protests from medical professionals: 'We really do care, do you?'
Melania Trump's Boston hospital visit sparks protests from medical professionals: 'We really do care, do you?'

The protesters included doctors, nurses and other hospital staff who raised their concerns about how the first lady's visit will appear to their immigrant patients.

RFK's granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, died of accidental drug overdose, officials say
RFK's granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, died of accidental drug overdose, officials say

The 22-year-old who was attending Boston College had a mixture of drugs and alcohol in her system when she died on August 1

Baby with deadly heart tumor wakes up from coma to smile at father giving family hope as they raise money for surgery
Baby with deadly heart tumor wakes up from coma to smile at father giving family hope as they raise money for surgery

Michael's parents Emma and Stuart Labuschagne said he stopped breathing after suffering a cardiac arrest on March 16 and was put in a medically induced coma

Sanitary brand Always removes female Venus symbol from packaging to become more inclusive, stirs controversy
Sanitary brand Always removes female Venus symbol from packaging to become more inclusive, stirs controversy

The decision came after transgender customer Ben Saunders raised a question about the existing symbol on the products, which they feel excludes transgender and non-binary customers

Michelle Obama would be the Democratic frontrunner for 2020 battle if she joins race, says poll
Michelle Obama would be the Democratic frontrunner for 2020 battle if she joins race, says poll

The former first lady will take a fair lead over the current frontrunners -- Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders -- if she enters the fray in the first primary, to be held in February next year, suggests a survey. Michelle, however, hasn't shown interest.

College student claims flight attendants locked her inside an airplane bathroom after she suffered from severe food allergy
College student claims flight attendants locked her inside an airplane bathroom after she suffered from severe food allergy

College student Alexa Jordan had a seriously traumatizing experience with airline staff in May 2016 when she went into anaphylactic shock while flying home to Chicago after her first year at Harvard.

Age of Extinction: Another North Atlantic right whale dies raising 2019 toll to 10 for a species with just 400 left
Age of Extinction: Another North Atlantic right whale dies raising 2019 toll to 10 for a species with just 400 left

Snake Eyes, a North Atlantic right whale, was found dead off Long Island last week. So far, there have been 30 deaths, 10 of those this year alone, largely due to fishing gear entanglements or ship strikes

Tom Brady says he has a 'lot of personal feelings' about Antonio Brown's New England Patriots exit following rape allegations
Tom Brady says he has a 'lot of personal feelings' about Antonio Brown's New England Patriots exit following rape allegations

The 31-year-old NFL player is facing allegations that he sexually assaulted his trainer Britney Taylor twice in 2017 and then raped her in May 2018

Surfer spots great white shark swimming few feet away from him in Cape Cod as terrifying encounter is caught on camera
Surfer spots great white shark swimming few feet away from him in Cape Cod as terrifying encounter is caught on camera

Photographer Joe Mault was at Nauset Beach on September 20 when he spotted surfer Devon Zimmerman's close brush with the shark

Florida family says their pet dog 'fried' to death on United Airlines flight after it was put in hot cargo hold
Florida family says their pet dog 'fried' to death on United Airlines flight after it was put in hot cargo hold

Rock, the family's dog, died during an August 2017 flight from Boston to Fort Lauderdale while he was being transported in the plane's cargo hold.

Nike drops NFL star Antonio Brown amid allegations of sexual assault against New England Patriots receiver
Nike drops NFL star Antonio Brown amid allegations of sexual assault against New England Patriots receiver

The 31-year-old NFL player is facing allegations in a federal lawsuit that he sexually assaulted his trainer Britney Taylor twice in 2017 and then raped her in May 2018.

‘Best friend’ French bulldog dies of heatstroke after airline staff left it with no water for 18 hours
‘Best friend’ French bulldog dies of heatstroke after airline staff left it with no water for 18 hours

Andrea Suviena and her family are demanding answers from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines after the horrific death

AOC mocks Straight Pride parade over lack of women, calls it 'I-Struggle-With-Masculinity' march
AOC mocks Straight Pride parade over lack of women, calls it 'I-Struggle-With-Masculinity' march

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also posted a video from the Saturday march, where most of the 'Straight Pride' participants were shown as male as they held 'Make normalcy normal again' signs

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