The defendant in a long-running gang case in Salt Lake City was shot by U.S. marshals when he attempted to attack a witness testifying at his trial, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said on Monday.
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WASHINGTON — Tuesday’s Supreme Court showdown pitting start-up video service Aereo against U.S. broadcasters has everyone from the White House to cloud computing advocates filing briefs and taking sides.
HACKENSACK, N.J. — Rubin “Hurricane” Carter won 27 bouts as a middleweight boxer in the ’60s but his biggest fight played out over 19 years — his effort to free himself from prison after twice being convicted of a triple murder inside a Paterson, N.J., bar.
LOS ANGELES — Biofuels are known as an environmentally friendly alternative to gasoline. But two recent studies call into question how green they really are.
Scientists say they have developed a way to accurately date Earth’s oldest and densest polar ice by analyzing the composition of krypton gas trapped within ancient air bubbles.
Californian Meb Keflezighi became the first American since 1983 to capture the men’s division of the Boston Marathon, as the city that was knocked to its knees by two bomb blasts last year rebounded Monday.
If it doesn’t turn out to be a hoax, a 16-year-old boy probably defied long odds against death from hypoxia (oxygen shortage) and cold by a fluke of the conditions he faced in the wheel well of the jet where he stowed away from California to Hawaii, according to an expert on altitude and health.
BOSTON — What played out Monday across the streets of greater Boston was, in some ways, humankind at its best — its fittest specimens, amid its largest, happiest, wildest public gathering, in its proudest show of civic resolve and unity. The 118th Boston Marathon, run under a crisp, blue mid-spring sky on the traditional Patriots Day, was marked by record crowds, historic individual performances and nary a sign of visible danger or destruction.
Michael C. Janeway, the former top editor of the Boston Globe and executive editor of the Atlantic magazine who later held academic posts and wrote books on history and public policy, died April 17 at his home in Lakeville, Conn. He was 73.
Phillip Hayes Dean, an African-American playwright best known for his biographical portrait of entertainer and activist Paul Robeson, which ignited a strong wave of protest from other black artists and intellectuals before its Broadway premiere in 1978, died April 14 in Los Angeles. He was 83.