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Huffman, 12 other parents to plead guilty in college scheme

Huffman, 12 other parents to plead guilty in college scheme

Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (AP) — Actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches at some of the nation’s most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday. The “Desperate Housewives” star and the other parents will admit to charges in the scheme, which authorities say involved rigging standardized test scores and bribing coaches at such […]

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2 decades after surviving the shooting at Columbine, sisters find solace in running

2 decades after surviving the shooting at Columbine, sisters find solace in running

BOSTON — Sisters Sarah Bush and Laura Hall remember exactly where they were on April 20, 1999 . Survivors of the Columbine shooting, the sisters will run the Boston Marathon together on April 15 — having found solace and calm in running. Sarah Hall, a 16-year-old sophomore, was taking a test in math class. Laura Bush, a 14-year-old freshman, was eating lunch in the school’s lunchroom. “It was probably a few minutes into the period, and we heard an explosion, and at that point, Coach Ortiz, our baseball coach, ran through to each room and told everybody we need […]

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Never Give Up: Man Crawls Across Boston Marathon Finish Line

Never Give Up: Man Crawls Across Boston Marathon Finish Line

BOSTON (CBS) — Micah Herndon’s determination was clear as the runner crossed the Boston Marathon finish line on his hands and knees. Crawling, but still without aid, Herndon, inched his way to the end of the course. Micah Herndon crawls across the Boston Marathon finish line (WBZ-TV) At point one, he lowered to his stomach but continued to drag himself as race volunteers stood nearby. Once Herndon crossed the finish line, he was lifted into a wheelchair to receive medical attention. Herndon, who is from Ohio, finished the race is just under three hours and 40 minutes.

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Have a Boston Marathon medal? Treat yourself to a free or discounted meal at these restaurants.

Have a Boston Marathon medal? Treat yourself to a free or discounted meal at these restaurants.

Arancini at Bar Mezzana. –Reagan Byrne If you spent the afternoon cheering on runners at the Boston Marathon, there are plenty of finish line-adjacent restaurants in the Back Bay to stop by for a meal or drink. But if you ran the race’s 26.2 miles, put away your wallet. These restaurants and bars are offering medal holders complimentary dishes and discounted meals to celebrate their incredible accomplishments. Check back while we continue to update this list with Boston Marathon specials for runners. Bar Mezzana Wear your medal to this South End Italian spot, and you’ll be able to enjoy […]

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Tax Day, Boston Marathon and Bernie Sanders: 5 things you need to know Monday

Tax Day, Boston Marathon and Bernie Sanders: 5 things you need to know Monday

It’s Tax Day: Need an extension? And how to celebrate when done It’s Tax Day. If you haven’t filed yet and are feeling pressed for time, you may want to consider getting an extension . (The IRS doesn’t care what your reason is.) Otherwise, you may get hit with a late-filing and/or late-payment fee. Here’s how to pay your taxes – and what to do if you don’t have the money right now. For those who are done and also got money back, here are the 50 best things to buy with your refund . And don’t forget, businesses […]

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Going to watch the Boston Marathon? Don’t bring these things with you

Going to watch the Boston Marathon? Don’t bring these things with you

Kam Trep of AMI Graphics worked on banners at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street on Friday. Anyone venturing out to watch competitors in the Boston Marathon on Patriots Day should avoid bringing any backpacks or coolers to the race. Those are among the items the Boston Athletic Association has banned for spectators at this year’s marathon. The race will be monitored by uniformed and plainclothes police officers and security personnel, the B.A.A said, and as in years past, spectators may be asked to pass through security checkpoints anywhere along the course from Hopkinton to […]

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2019 Boston Marathon Preview: What To Watch For

2019 Boston Marathon Preview: What To Watch For

HOPKINTON (CBS) – The 2019 Boston Marathon could end up looking a lot like the 2018 race. The good news – Des Linden has a shot at becoming the first American woman to win back-to-back titles in 48 years. The bad news – rain is in the forecast Monday, just like last year, when runners were drenched in one of the wettest Boston Marathons in recent memory. Local favorite Shalane Flanagan is not running this year. The four-time Boston Marathon elite runner and Marblehead native will be part of the WBZ-TV marathon broadcast team . 9 FORMER CHAMPIONS Nine […]

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A Chicago man ran the Boston Marathon with a cow heart valve 11 weeks after open-heart surgery. 13 years later, he’s running for another milestone.

A Chicago man ran the Boston Marathon with a cow heart valve 11 weeks after open-heart surgery. 13 years later, he’s running for another milestone.

Mark Buciak trains for his 40th straight Boston Marathon with his dog, Fenway, at Oz Park in Chicago. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune) Mark Buciak was given two alternatives to fix his leaky heart: A cow valve. Or a mechanical device. The long-distance runner from Chicago, who will attempt to become the first Illinois competitor to finish 40 straight Boston Marathons on Monday, had a question about a third option. “Do you have any cheetah valves?’’ Buciak asked Patrick McCarthy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s chief of cardiac surgery. “Because I’d really like to come out of this running faster.’’ Buciak […]

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Daughter’s cancer fight fuels Westport man’s Boston Marathon run

Daughter’s cancer fight fuels Westport man’s Boston Marathon run

WESTPORT, MA – APRIL 11: Cancer survivor London Mello, 8, and her father, Jared Mello, pose for a photograph at their Westport, Massachusetts home on April 11, 2019. Mello is running the Boston Marathon to raise money for Massachusetts General Hospital’s pediatric cancer center to help other children battling the disease. (Staff Photo By Christopher Evans/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) All the motivation Jared Mello needs to finish Monday’s Boston Marathon comes from his brave daughter London. London is 8 years old. She loves the color pink and unicorns. She’s been battling cancer nearly half her young life. “She’s a warrior,” […]

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Linden set to defend crown in 123rd Boston Marathon

Linden set to defend crown in 123rd Boston Marathon

Desiree Linden, of Washington, Mich., wins the women’s division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Boston. She is the first American woman to win the race since 1985. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Winning the Boston Marathon was a transformative event in the running life of Desiree Linden. Linden beat a formidable international field and conquered the elements to break the tape in 2:39:54 to become the first American women to win Boston since Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach in 1985. Linden was awarded the coveted No.1 women’s bib when she was introduced along with the other elite runners, […]

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