| Jan 29, 2010
| 11:33 AM
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- An 82-year-old Somerville woman struck by a fire hose that had come loose from a Cambridge fire engine that was responding to a call has died.
Cambridge police says Gertrude King died Thursday morning at Massachusetts General Hospital,...
| Mar 24, 2010
Dr. Leena Peltonen, an unusually prolific genetics researcher whose team discovered mutated genes responsible for 15 inherited diseases and who established the department of human genetics at UCLA, died of cancer March 11 at her home in Finland. She was...
| Mar 25, 2010
| 12:54 AM
BARCELONA -- Up to a third of breast cancer cases in Western countries could be avoided if women ate less and exercised more, researchers at a breast cancer conference said Thursday - comments that could ignite heated discussions among victims and...
| Jul 17, 2010
It's magical to walk among the century-old oak trees and the thousands of camellias that take shelter under them in Descanso Gardens, a chance even now, when the flowers are not in bloom, to gaze wide-eyed at the glories of the planet.
| Jul 1, 2010
| 1:24 PM
One of the suspects in an alleged spy ring has confessed to federal agents that he worked for Russia's intelligence service, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
The revelation came on a day when several defendants in the case were making court...
| Jul 2, 2010
| 2:52 AM
Within hours of his capture, U.S. prosecutors say, Russian spy suspect Juan Lazaro admitted his name was an alias.
So who is he? Lazaro wasn't saying -- not "even for his son," court papers say.
Lazaro's admission -- and defiance -- was revealed...
| Jan 8, 2010
By Mary Karr
HarperCollins, 386 pages, $14.99
Mary Karr, prizewinning memoirist and poet whose bestselling volumes of autobiography, "The Liars' Club" and "Cherry," describe her hardscrabble Texas childhood, grew up convinced that the only way...
| Sep 15, 2010
For the second time, researchers have used the HIV virus in gene therapy to cure a severe genetic disease, this time the blood disorder beta-thalassemia, which causes life-threatening anemia.
French researchers had previously used a "defanged" version of...
| Sep 20, 2010
It's official: The longest recession the country has endured since World War II ended in June 2009, according to a group that dates the beginning and end of recessions.
The National Bureau of Economic Research, a panel of academic economists based in...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 6:05 AM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Drivers annoyed by parking tickets in Cambridge, Mass., are getting some calming advice from city officials - try yoga.
The city's parking tickets include instructions on the reverse on how to bend into some simple yoga positions....
| Oct 4, 2010
| 5:20 PM
By David Heinzmann
Gale, 327 pages, $25.95
With "A Word to the Wise," longtime Chicago Tribune crime reporter David Heinzmann joins the ranks of newsmen turned novelists, weaving an engaging tale of murder, mayhem and corruption in a city he knows...
| Mar 19, 2010
"Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough"
By Lori Gottlieb
Text Publishing Company, 336 pages, $25.95
I have a lot of sympathy for 40-something single women: After all, I happen to be one. Over the course of the past few decades, I've had...