Mar 20, 2013 13:44 EDT
Pentagon budget cuts will undermine the US military's efforts to seize illegal narcotics shipments out of Latin America and will open the way to more cocaine flowing to the United States, a top US general warned Wednesday.
Mar 18, 2013 18:11 EDT
The US Supreme Court refused Monday to take up the case of a woman ordered to pay a $220,000 fine for illegally downloading music off the internet.
Mar 18, 2013 16:53 EDT
The FBI said Monday that they finally know who conducted a daring art heist in Boston exactly 23 years ago -- but the thieves can no longer be prosecuted.
Mar 17, 2013 23:18 EDT
Architecture's highest honor has gone to Toyo Ito, a Japanese who has designed many innovative homes and public buildings in his country.
Mar 17, 2013 03:41 EDT
Bentleys and McLarens could become a more common sight alongside three-wheeled pedicabs and Japanese cars on Jakarta's roads, with European auto giants making a push into the Indonesian market.
Mar 14, 2013 20:53 EDT
At least 116,000 Iraqi civilians and more than 4,800 coalition troops died in Iraq between the outbreak of war in 2003 and the US withdrawal in 2011, researchers estimate.
Mar 14, 2013 18:54 EDT
Sparked by the return of the Jets to Winnipeg the board of governors approved its realignment plan on Thursday, the National Hockey League announced.
Mar 13, 2013 13:06 EDT
Eyes were riveted once again Wednesday on a simple chimney pipe rising above a sublime Renaissance chapel after Catholic cardinals failed to elect a new leader for their 1.2 billion-strong Church in three ballots.
Mar 13, 2013 07:53 EDT
A new plume of black smoke over the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday indicated that Catholic cardinals had failed, after three rounds of voting, to elect a new leader for their 1.2 billion-strong Church.
Mar 13, 2013 07:08 EDT
Black smoke again billowed out of a chimney over the Vatican on Wednesday, indicating that cardinals meeting in a conclave have failed to choose a pope after three votes.
Mar 08, 2013 12:51 EST
Cardinals from around the globe will hold a conclave in the Sistine Chapel from next Tuesday to elect a new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, after "pope emeritus" Benedict XVI's historic resignation.
Mar 08, 2013 09:17 EST
Cardinals from around the globe will hold a conclave to elect a new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics next week, the Vatican said, although the exact date will be set later on Friday.
Mar 08, 2013 05:29 EST
Catholic cardinals have seized the rare chance of being able to air their grievances against the Vatican at talks that continued Friday, with no new pope to defer to and no old pope to mourn.
Mar 07, 2013 02:52 EST
The US transportation secretary still has a "lot of questions" about Boeing's grounded 787 Dreamliner, indicating the aviation giant faces a tough battle to get the planes back in the air soon.
Mar 06, 2013 20:34 EST
A high-salt diet may be a risk factor for autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), according to three papers published in the journal Nature.
Mar 06, 2013 19:41 EST
A late winter storm blanketed the eastern United States with snow Wednesday, shutting down the federal government and causing aviation officials to cancel more than 1,000 flights.
Mar 06, 2013 18:01 EST
Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger will miss the next week of the NBA season even though an MRI exam showed no new damage to his left knee, the team announced on Wednesday.
Mar 06, 2013 16:57 EST
Clergy sex abuse victims listed a "dirty dozen" potential papal candidates Wednesday and urged the Roman Catholic Church to "get serious" about protecting children, helping victims and exposing corruption.
Mar 06, 2013 16:44 EST
The US economy chugged along at a lackluster pace in recent weeks, according to a Federal Reserve report that left little reason to believe the Fed will abandon its loose monetary policy any time soon.
Mar 06, 2013 15:53 EST
A late winter storm blanketed the eastern United States with snow Wednesday, shutting down the federal government and causing aviation officials to cancel as many as 1,000 flights.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|City of Boston|
|— City —|
|Back Bay, seen from the Charles River, featuring Boston's two tallest buildings, the John Hancock Tower (left) and the Prudential Tower (right)|
|Nickname(s): Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), The Cradle of Liberty, The Cradle of Modern America, The Athens of America, The Walking City|
|Suffolk County, Massachusetts|
|Settled||September 17, 1630|
|Incorporated (city)||March 4, 1822|
|- Type||Strong mayor – council|
|- Mayor||Thomas M. Menino (D)|
|- City||89.63 sq mi (232.14 km2)|
|- Land||48.43 sq mi (125.43 km2)|
|- Water||41.21 sq mi (106.73 km2)|
|- Urban||1,774 sq mi (4,595 km2)|
|- Metro||4,511 sq mi (11,683 km2)|
|- CSA||10,644 sq mi (27,568 km2)|
|Elevation||141 ft (43 m)|
|- City||620,535 ('08 estimate)|
|- Density||12,813/sq mi (4,947/km2)|
|- Urban||4,032,484 ('00 census)|
|- Metro||4,522,858 ('08 est.)|
|- CSA||7,514,759 ('08 est.)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||617 and 857|
|GNIS feature ID||0617565|