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Aug 14, 2014
Aug 14, 2014

Attorneys for Boston bomber suspect, feds squabble over evidence

BOSTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued on Thursday over how much evidence each side needs to disclose to the other ahead of his trial for the deadly attack.

Tsarnaev is awaiting trial on charges of killing three people and injuring more than 260 in the April 15, 2013, bombing and fatally shooting a police officer three days later. He faces the threat of execution if convicted and prosecutors argued they deserve early notice of what experts the defense plans if there is a sentencing hearing.

Aug 11, 2014

Attorneys for Glenn Beck ask judge to toss suit tied to Boston bombing

BOSTON (Reuters) – Attorneys for U.S. television commentator Glenn Beck on Monday asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit charging their client with defamation for wrongly accusing a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing of being the “money man” behind the attack.

The plaintiff, Saudi Arabian national Abdulrahman Alharbi, 21, had been present at the race’s crowded finish line on April 15, 2013, when two homemade pressure-cooker bombs ripped through the crowd and was injured.

Aug 11, 2014

U.S. top court’s Roberts asks lawyers to ‘rise above’ political bickering

BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday called on members of the nation’s largest group of attorneys to “rise above” the political disputes that have left Washington increasingly gridlocked in recent years.

Roberts, a conservative justice who was the swing vote on a 2012 Supreme Court decision that upheld President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, told members of the American Bar Association that they have a role to play in maintaining the public’s faith in the U.S. political system.

Aug 6, 2014

New Hampshire candidate cashes in on campaign finance reform

By Scott Malone

WINDHAM N.H. (Reuters) – A dark horse in the New Hampshire race for the U.S. Senate who has been fighting big money in politics got a surprise boost last week from a like-minded group – to the tune of $2 million.

A new political action committee, Mayday PAC, is backing the candidate in the state’s Republican primary, former state Senator Jim Rubens, with TV, radio and Internet ads as a test case in reforming American political campaign financing.

Aug 1, 2014
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Sudanese Christian at centre of Muslim conversion row arrives in U.S.

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(Mariam Yahya Ibrahim and her husband Daniel Wani are greeted by a cheering crowd at the airport in Manchester, New Hampshire July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder )

A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death on charges of converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, arrived in the United States on Thursday.

Jul 31, 2014

Sudanese woman who had faced execution for conversion arrives in U.S.

By Scott Malone

MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) – A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, arrived in the United States on Thursday.

Mariam Yahya Ibrahim was scheduled on Thursday evening to arrive in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she has relatives, her brother-in-law Gabriel Wani said in a phone interview.

Jul 29, 2014

Rare tornado slams Boston area, knocks out power

BOSTON (Reuters) – Officials and residents in the Boston-area city of Revere were picking up the pieces early on Tuesday after it was raked by a rare tornado that knocked out power and damaged homes and buildings.

The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down during a storm that brought heavy rains, lightning and flooding to Boston, Massachusetts, and many of its northern suburbs on Monday.

Jul 28, 2014

Rare tornado touches down outside Boston, no deaths reported

BOSTON (Reuters) – Police and emergency crews in the city of Revere, Massachusetts, outside Boston scrambled to clean up after a rare tornado touched down on Monday, downing power lines, damaging homes and overturning at least one car.

The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down during a storm that brought heavy rains, lightning and flooding to Boston and many of its northern suburbs. State emergency management officials said they were not aware of major injuries or fatalities from the storm.

Jul 24, 2014
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Massachusetts monks tap brewing tradition to support aging members

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(Father Isaac Keeley talks about the new facility where he and his fellow Trappist Monks brew Trappist Ale at Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder )

Tucked off a two-lane highway in a hilly, wooded section of central Massachusetts, a group of Roman Catholic monks has embraced a centuries-old tradition they hope can sustain their aging members in a world of rapidly rising health costs.

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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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