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New York Times sells the Boston Globe to Red Sox owner

(Reuters) – The New York Times Co has agreed to sell The Boston Globe to the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox baseball team, John W. Henry, for $70 million in cash, ending its 20-year ownership of the paper. The transaction announced on Saturday includes the Worcester Telegram &…

Harvard rounds up emails to find professor who leaked cheating scandal

Boston Globe reports the Ivy League university secretly spied on emails during investigation into leak about cheating scandal A covert security operation at Harvard University saw the emails of 16 resident deans secretly searched in an attempt to unmask the culprit who leaked details of a cheating scandal at the…

Police allegedly attacked military veterans, arrested 50 others with Occupy Boston

At approximately 1:20 a.m ET Tuesday morning, Police allegedly attacked protesting U.S. military veterans and arrested 50 others with Occupy Boston. The Boston Globe reports that arrested protesters were “put on [their] stomach, cable-tied, and dragged off …” The AP reports the police were sent in to protect $150,000 worth…

LIVE BLOG: ‘Occupy Boston’ under siege? Seattle? Dallas? Atlanta? St. Louis?

UPDATE: 4:09 A.M. ET — Just tweeted: RT @legalmindedpunk: #OccupySeattle has taken a vote. Motion has passed for protestors to stay and go to sleep. UPDATE: 3:57 a.m. ET — Boston Globe reporters clarify what happened in Boston early Tuesday morning: About 10 minutes later, the first officers entered the…

9/11 victim’s family settles suit

The family of a man killed on 9/11 withdrew its lawsuit Monday against United Airlines and a security company whom they had blamed for allowing al-Qaeda hijackers to board Flight 175. The suit by the Bavis family in New York federal court had been the last by relatives of the…

Sen. Scott Brown aide caught using Twitter ‘sock puppet’ to mock opponent

Republican Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts has a so-called “sock puppet” Twitter account that has been impersonating and mocking his Democratic challenger, Alan Khazei, for nearly a month. A “sock puppet” is an online persona used for deceptive purposes. “I promise to devote all my time in office to making…

‘Large amount’ of weapons seized from blogger who cheered Tucson shooting

A Boston-area blogger who declared “one down, 534 to go” after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has had his gun license pulled and a “large amount” of weapons removed his home. Travis Corcoran, a comic book retailer in Arlington, Massachusetts, made the comment in a blog posting on January…

School gets ‘potentially criminal’ threats after bogus Fox News report

Police in a Boston suburb are investigating threatening messages sent to members of the Arlington School Committee, following what school officials said were incorrect reports by Fox News that they had banned the Pledge of Allegiance in Arlington schools. According to the Boston Globe, a police spokesperson described the messages…

Scott Brown falls out of favor with Tea Party

During his fight to win Sen. Ted Kennedy’s seat in Massachusetts, Scott Brown was hailed as the Tea Party candidate. Now the newly elected junior senator is under fire from the very groups that are credited with his victory. Members of the Tea Party are infuriated that Brown has helped…

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