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App Finder: Best basketball apps

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:01
After a bit of a breather following this summer's FIBA World Cup, basketball bounces back this month. Check out some useful apps that allow you to track stats, bolster your fantasy league team and get in on the game.NBA GAME TIME: The newest version of the NBA's official app allows you to watch game recaps, see live stats and scores, watch press conferences and follow the latest news on your favorite team. For an additional fee, you can upgrade the app to watch games live on your phone. [...]

TRAVEL TIPS: Route 3 closing in Hingham early Sunday

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:00
Some things you need to know about getting where you want to go.

Route 3 will be closed in Hingham on next two Saturday nights

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:27
HINGHAM – Motorists traveling through Hingham on Route 3 will have to find another way the next two weekends.Beginning late Saturday, Route 3 in both directions will be closed between Exit 14 and Exit 15.Michael Verseckes, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation, said the highway will be closed to allow the Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant to replace wires that run across it."It’s the only spot [...]

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:04
In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in the Watergate scandal. Bradlee died at home Tuesday of natural causes, the Post reported. He was 93.

VIDEO: America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:00
America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.

Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:00
Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:56
North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held.

VIDEOS: Lewinsky calls for end to culture of cyberbullying

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:45
Monica Lewinsky says she was "patient zero" in a cyberbullying epidemic that has since been blamed for teen suicides and celebrity exploitation.

TRAVEL TIPS: Expressway northbound in Boston closing Tuesday night

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:01
Some things you need to know about getting where you want to go.

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:47
A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.

Parents more accepting of violence in PG-13 films, study finds

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:00
Are PG-13 movies really appropriate for teenagers? A new study puts fresh scrutiny on the movie industry's largest ratings category, showing that parents who were repeatedly exposed to violence and sexual content became progressively more accepting of the material.

Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:00
Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge.

Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:21
About 120 people are now being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people in Dallas who had the disease, Texas health officials said Monday.

VIDEO: Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:15
Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived. By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln Town Car, a lakefront home, investments in oil and real estate.

Freeze warning issued for most of state

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 04:54
The National Weather Service forecase office in Taunton has issued a freeze warning for Sunday night for most of inland Massachusetts, including Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth counties.Cold temperatures are likely to threaten outdoor plants. Crops subject to damage from the cold should be picked or covered. Potted plants normally left outdoors should be covered or brought inside.

PHOTOS: Map experts, pilots aim to improve Alaska's outdated charts with technology

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 07:00
In the age of Google Earth, it's tempting to think human knowledge of the world is complete, with no frontiers to be charted. Which is why Alex Stack thought modern technology could get him through the mighty Alaska Range after a successful 2006 moose hunt.

Audi tests driverless-car technology at racing speeds of 190 mph

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:00
Two Audi RS7 performance sedans raced around a track in northern Germany. The car without a driver won this matchup by five seconds.

The NFL is covered in pink, but only a sliver of sales goes to breast cancer research

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:00
The pink takeover of the National Football League continued Thursday night as the New England Patriots take on the New York Jets.Everywhere you looked at the game, you saw pink shoes, pink ribbons, pink wristbands and -- surprise! -- pink merchandise for sale. It's all part of the NFL's breast-cancer awareness campaign.

GOOD NEIGHBOR Thomas G. Feenan of Quincy

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:35
QUINCY -- Thomas Feenan volunteers for the Quincy College board of governors.Feenan chaired the downtown development committee, was vice chairman of the finance and facilities committee and is chairperson of the board of governors for 2015-16.He recently was awarded the college’s first Quincq Essential Award. The owner of Feenan Financial Group and president of ATA Insurance Agency Inc., he also [...]

Five myths about the Secret Service

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 08:00
During the past five years, the U.S. Secret Service inadvertently let uninvited guests crash a state dinner, fired 10 agents for allegedly hiring prostitutes, pulled members of an elite counterassault team back from overseas duty for drinking, learned from housekeepers that bullets had hit the White House, failed to capture a fence-jumper before he ran through the executive mansion, and allowed an armed contractor with a criminal record to escort President Barack Obama in an elevator. The [...]