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Videos capture summer hailstorm blanketing Boston area

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Boston saw a deluge of hailstorms on Tuesday which caught the attention of numerous people who took out cellphones to document the extreme weather conditions. Videos show hail blanket yards and roads — so much in one neighborhood it was rushing down the street. A view of the hailstorm that …

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Madoff sons' estates to hand over millions

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NEW YORK — A bankruptcy court filing shows the estates of Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff‘s two sons will get to keep nearly $4 million once about $18 million in assets is taken away as part of a legal settlement. The settlement terms were contained in papers filed by a …

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Tension continues to flare between White House, media

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WASHINGTON — President Trump tried to make nice with the press Tuesday afternoon, hours after assailing CNN on Twitter. “So I’ll ask the press to leave. I greatly appreciate you folks being here. We love you very much. You’re very kind and very understanding,” Mr. Trump said. “Wow, CNN had …

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"He just popped out": Baby born mid-flight

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MIAMI — A baby born mid-flight from Fort Lauderdale to Dallas Saturday night is now continuing his journey west with his family, only this time by car, CBS Miami reports. The plane was diverted to New Orleans after his mom went into labor four weeks ahead of schedule and delivered …

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Globally, opinions of Trump leadership, U.S. image drop

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Since taking office in January, President Trump’s actions and policies have had an impact on opinions of the United States around the world. In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center among 37 countries, a median of just 22 percent are confident that Mr. Trump will do the right …

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Man admits setting house fire that killed his husband

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SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and arson charges in the house-fire death of his husband, a well-known Salt Lake City restaurateur and LGBT pioneer. Prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty in exchange for the pleas from Craig Crawford, 48. He’s expected …

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Boy's hospital bill goes viral amid health care debate

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A New Jersey mom says she posted her 3-year-old son’s heart surgery bill online to show how potential changes in the health care law could drastically increase out-of-pocket costs for those with life-threatening conditions. Ali Chandra via Twitter Ali Chandra’s son, Ethan, was born with a congenital heart defect known …

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Solar eclipse viewing: What to wear to protect your eyes

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As anticipation for the August 21 total solar eclipse builds across the U.S., NASA is issuing a warning: don’t be reckless with your eyes.  NASA The total solar eclipse —  a much-anticipated celestial event in which the moon completely obscures the sun, transforming day into night — is expected to …

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"Drone Warrior" author on what it's like to hunt a terrorist

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For nearly a decade, Brett Velicovich was one of an elite handful in the military at the center of America’s covert drone war. His special operations task force used drones to follow, capture and kill some of the world’s deadliest terrorists. During one four-month period, they removed 14 of the …

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Review: USA Gymnastics needs "complete cultural change" to stop abuse

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USA Gymnastics needs a “complete cultural change” to better protect athletes from sexual abuse, according to an independent review of the embattled organization’s practices.  The report released Tuesday by former federal prosecutor Deborah Daniels recommends that all USA Gymnastics members be required to immediately report suspected sexual misconduct to legal …

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