Alanna Durkin’s Recent Stories
Nation Aug 04Prospect of a second Boston Marathon bomber trial brings anguish
An an appeals court ruling ordering a new trial to decide whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death may once again force this community to relive the nightmare of April 15, 2013.
Nation Jul 31Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence
Tsarnaev's lawyers had argued that intense media coverage had made it impossible to have a fair trial in Boston. Tsarnaev was convicted on 30 charges, including conspiracy and use of a weapon of mass destruction. …
Politics Jun 06As Trump blames antifa, protest records show scant evidence
WASHINGTON — Scott Nichols, a balloon artist, was riding home on his scooter from the protests engulfing Minneapolis last weekend when he was struck by a rubber bullet fired from a cluster of police officers in riot gear. “I just…
Education May 22Loughlin, Giannulli plead guilty in college scam, but fate is hazy
Loughlin is proposing two months in prison and Giannulli five. Meanwhile, prosecutors say a 54th person has been charged in the investigation and will plead guilty to paying $300,000 to get his son into Georgetown University as a tennis recruit.
World May 20U.S. arrests 2 men accused of aiding ex-Nissan boss’ escape
Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn fled Japan while he awaited trial on financial misconduct charges.
Nation Apr 20Massachusetts becomes coronavirus hot spot as cases surge
Massachusetts has become a hot spot of coronavirus infections, drawing the concern of federal officials and promises of aid from hard-hit New York as the state's death toll prepares to double in less than a week.
Nation Mar 20Happy hours go virtual amid novel coronavirus crisis
Video chat happy hours have popped up all over social media as communities have closed bars and restaurants to all but delivery and takeout and banned large gatherings in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.
Health Mar 17St. Patrick’s Day subdued across the world amid virus crisis
St. Patrick's Day revelers across the world tried to salvage the holiday with makeshift celebrations after parades and parties were scrapped and residents were urged to hunker down at home to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
Nation Feb 26Utility to pay $53 million for blasts that damaged homes, killed 1
Authorities said Wednesday that Columbia Gas of Massachusetts has agreed to plead guilty to violating the Pipeline Safety Act and pay the largest criminal fine ever imposed under the law.
Education Feb 25Hot Pockets heir gets 5 months in prison for college scam
Janavs apologized for trying to create an unfair advantage for her children. Her lawyers portrayed her as a dedicated mother and philanthropist who fell for "manipulative sales tactics."…