Newsworthy
Associated Press/Photo by Al Diaz/Miami Herald

Parkland seeks peace on shooting anniversary

by Alyssa Jackson
Posted 2/14/19, 12:08 pm

In the year following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., families of the victims became active in politics, established nonprofit foundations, and lived every day missing a part of their lives. Seventeen people were killed in Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018, in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history. Shooting suspect and former student Nikolas Cruz remains in jail awaiting trial.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Jose Luis Magana

Beleaguered Women’s March draws a crowd

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/19/19, 04:46 pm

Hampered by winter weather, the government shutdown, and organizational strife, the annual Women’s March drew a smaller but still sizable crowd Saturday in Washington, D.C. Anger toward President Donald Trump fueled the first march on the day after his inauguration in 2017, but the event has grown to include a variety of causes such as environmentalism, abortion advocacy, immigration reform, and race relations.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Stuart Cahill/The Boston Herald (file)

Gangster Bulger meets a violent end

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/31/18, 11:49 am

Notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger was killed inside federal prison on Tuesday. Fellow inmates at the Hazelton, W.Va., prison where Bulger was recently transferred beat him to death, officials said. Bulger, a documented FBI informant, led a largely Irish mob that ran loan-sharking, gambling, and drug rackets. He was convicted in 2013 of murder, extortion, money-laundering, and weapons charges. The case exposed FBI corruption that helped Bulger elude justice in 1994 and go on the lam for 16 years.

Read more