Greg Fisk, New Mayor of Juneau, Alaska, Found Dead in Home...

Nov 30, 2015 by

Police said they received a 911 call about 3:34 p.m. (7:34 p.m. ET) reporting that there was a dead person at the residence of Fisk, 70, who was elected mayor last month. Police wouldn’t comment on the cause of death and said they hadn’t yet determined...

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Colorado Cop Helps Stranded Driver, Is 'Viciously' Attacked...

Nov 30, 2015 by

After a Colorado police officer stopped to assist a man who appeared to be a stranded driver early Monday, the motorist sliced the officer’s head open, stole his patrol car and led police on a high-speed pursuit. Aurora Police Chief Nicholas Metz, who...

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Phone Fraud Gets Harder as FTC Bans Payment Methods Favored by Crooks...

Nov 30, 2015 by

The Federal Trade Commission just made it easier for you to spot telephone fraud and hang up on the crooks before they can steal your money by banning three payment methods frequently used by con artists. In new rules adopted recently, the commission...

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A Path Beyond the Paris Climate Change Conference...

Nov 30, 2015 by

The pledges that countries have signaled they will make in Paris over the next two weeks to cut emissions will inevitably fall short of what is needed to solve the problem of climate change. But many political leaders gathering there — including...

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How the Green Line extension got so expensive...

Nov 30, 2015 by

After learning this summer that the Green Line extension was as much as $1 billion over budget, MBTA officials hired consultants to look into what went wrong. At a joint meeting Monday of the T’s Fiscal and Management Control Board and the board of the...

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