• In Asia, Obama reaffirms alliance with Japan

    Tribune Washington Bureau 9 minutes ago
    TOKYO _ Declaring that "the United States is and always will be a Pacific nation," President Barack Obama launched an Asia tour designed to assure leaders of ally nations that they have a strong U.S. backup at a time ...
  • Camilla's brother dies in NY of head injury

    The Associated Press 9 minutes ago
    Mark Shand, Duchess of Cornwall
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a hotel bar, suffering a head injury. Mark Shand, chairman of an elephant conservation charity, was in ...
  • The Associated Press

    Deaths by OD 'staggering,' likely to rise

    Boston Herald 12 minutes ago
    At least 65 people died of accidental drug overdoses in Boston last year, a "staggering" number that could be just the tip of the city's opiate scourge as the cause of death in nearly 300 cases are tied up ...
  • Local college athletes tied to beating

    Boston Herald 12 minutes ago
    Two former college football players raised in Boston's western suburbs face charges of beating a homeless man three months ago in Allston, leaving him with a brain hemorrhage. Craig "C.J." Parsons of Dover, a Boston College senior who ...
  • Sanctification stirs pride in Polish community

    Boston Herald 12 minutes ago
    Local Polish Americans are rejoicing as the Roman Catholic Church prepares to canonize Pope John Paul II. "I adore him," said Halina Sobieszek, 67, of South Boston. "I can't really believe during my life I have the experience where ...
  • Boston Herald Jessica Heslam column

    Boston Herald 13 minutes ago
    The phone call came 35 years ago, but Monsignor Francis Strahan remembers it well. It's not the kind of call you forget. Pope John Paul II was coming to celebrate Mass in Boston, Strahan was told -- the pope's ...

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