- Pope stokes flames ahead of US trip even as he ends problems Updated: May-01-15 8:05 am
VATICAN CITY - When Pope Francis visits the United States this fall, he can expect the same rock-star adulation that greets him wherever he goes. But his positions on hot-button issues such as the death penalty and climate change could quickly set the stage for conflict. That may explain why Francis has been clearing the decks on a host of less high-profile matters of contention that could also have marred the visit.
- Marathon bomber trial casts focus on Boston Muslims Updated: Apr-25-15 3:56 pm
BOSTON - Boston's Muslim community has been once again thrust into the spotlight as the death penalty trial of convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nears its conclusion amid rising concerns of terrorist recruitment in America.
- Death penalty protest marks return of marathon bomber trial Updated: Apr-21-15 6:04 pm
BOSTON - Death penalty opponents are renewing their calls for mercy as the federal trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev enters the penalty phase.
- 2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back Updated: Apr-18-15 9:42 am
BOSTON - It's been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering - almost as much as finishing - something to aspire to.
- Church bells, kind acts mark 2 years since Boston bombings Updated: Apr-15-15 5:02 pm
BOSTON - With a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness, Boston marked the second anniversary of the marathon bombings Wednesday, the emotions clearly still raw from the devastating attack during one of this city's most cherished events.
- In Massachusetts, a long and tortured death penalty history Updated: Apr-11-15 1:35 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts hasn't executed anyone since 1947, but during most of its history it allowed capital punishment for crimes ranging from murder to witchcraft.
- Boston cool to Wahlberg's plan for movie on marathon attack Updated: Apr-10-15 5:26 pm
BOSTON - Two words: too soon.
- Bishops say Tsarnaev should not receive death penalty Updated: Apr-06-15 6:38 pm
BOSTON - Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley and fellow Massachusetts Roman Catholic bishops said Monday it would be against the church's teaching to apply the death penalty to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.