Boston Local News Boston Views & Opinions Top Stories Sports News
 
Boston Local Weather Click for 10-day forecast
  • Overcast

    49°F

    Overcast

    11 AM

  • Overcast

    50°F

    Overcast

    2 PM

  • Overcast

    50°F

    Overcast

    5 PM

  • Overcast

    43°F

    Overcast

    8 PM

  • Overcast

    41°F

    Overcast

    11 PM

 
National Weather Click Maps for More
 
Yahoo News: Top Stories
ESPN: Sports News
Trump is 'looking into' Facebook 'bias' as aide melts down over suspension Fill out your bracket!

Trump is 'looking into' Facebook 'bias' as aide melts down over suspensionA Facebook spokesperson told Yahoo News that a system intended to stop bots had temporarily halted Dan Scavino’s ability to post comments, and that the company had apologized and restored his account.


Create up to 25 brackets, and play against family and friends.
Top US court troubled by case of black man tried six times Short on time? Create a smart bracket

Top US court troubled by case of black man tried six timesFlowers, 48, was convicted in 2010 and sentenced to death for the July 1996 murders of four people in a furniture store in Winona, Mississippi, where he had briefly worked until being fired. Flowers was tried five separate times for the crime before his 2010 conviction and has spent nearly half his life behind bars. The Supreme Court is not examining the guilt or innocence of Flowers but whether the district attorney deliberately sought to keep black people off the jury in his most recent trial.


Use ESPN’s basketball power index projections to fill out your bracket, then complete it with your own predictions.
Exclusive: Cockpit voice recorder of doomed Lion Air jet depicts pilots' frantic search for fix - sources Source: Ichiro retiring after Thursday's game

Exclusive: Cockpit voice recorder of doomed Lion Air jet depicts pilots' frantic search for fix - sourcesJAKARTA/SINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) - The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scoured a handbook as they struggled to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time before it hit the water, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said. It is the first time the voice recorder contents from the Lion Air flight have been made public. A Lion Air spokesman said all data and information had been given to investigators and declined to comment further.


Ichiro Suzuki told the Seattle Mariners he will retire after Thursday's game, sources confirmed to ESPN. Kyodo News first reported the story.
Punctuation Marks Harden drops second 50-point game vs. Grizzlies

Punctuation Marks


James Harden scored 57 points, but the Memphis Grizzlies outlasted Houston 126-125 in overtime Wednesday night, handing the Rockets only their second loss in the last 14 games.
Devin Nunes sued a Twitter account dedicated to a cow. Now it has more followers than he does Trout elated to stay an Angel 'for years to come'

Devin Nunes sued a Twitter account dedicated to a cow. Now it has more followers than he doesRep. Devin Nunes filed a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter and a number of parody accounts. Now, one dedicated to a cow has, um, mooved past him.


Mike Trout and the Angels announced their 12-year contract, a record deal that keeps baseball's top player with Los Angeles for what likely will be the rest of his career.


 Boston Local News   
 
 

Boston Views and Opinions
 
The Importance of Free Press in a Democracy

Before we can understand the importance of a free press in a democracy, we need to grasp what it means to have a free press. The Cambridge Dictionary tells us that a free press allows all media outlets to express whatever opinions they desire. That means, it says, that they are enabled to “criticize the government and other organizations.” So why would that be relevant in a democracy?

Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
Advertise on TNCN