Federal court overturns death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber

Federal court overturns death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber

A federal appeals court Friday overturned the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, convicted after helping his brother plant two pressure cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon in 2013, killing three people and leaving hundreds more with serious injuries.A three-judge panel of the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that the judge failed to allow …

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Kanye West won’t appear on Massachusetts ballot

Kanye West won’t appear on Massachusetts ballot

BOSTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West won’t appear on the Massachusetts presidential ballot this fall, according to the office of Secretary of State William Galvin.The deadline to submit the 5,000 signatures needed to get on the ballot was Tuesday, and no one representing West even took out nomination papers, Galvin spokeswoman Debra O’Malley said.The nomination …

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The Weight of Gold: The Details on Gracie Gold’s Emotional Return to Figure Skating

Figure skater Gracie Gold is one of several Olympians featured in HBO’s documentary The Weight of Gold, which exposes the pressures athletes face in the pursuit of medals and the emptiness they often feel when that chapter of their life is over. Gold’s rise and fall — and eventual comeback — has been one of …

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Ford deploys Boston Dynamics’ Spot robots to survey Michigan plant

A Ford plant in Michigan has enlisted two Boston Dynamics robots to aid in laser scanning the plant as it’s prepped for updates, Ford announced yesterday. The robots, nicknamed Fluffy and Spot, will roam the Van Dyke Transmission Plant in Dearborn, MI on four legs, much like a dog would. However, unlike their furry counterparts, …

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Red Sox’s Eduardo Rodriguez Talks Heart Issue After COVID-19 Diagnosis

Red Sox’s Eduardo Rodriguez Talks Heart Issue After COVID-19 Diagnosis

Michael Dwyer/Associated PressBoston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez was diagnosed with myocarditis before the start of the season that was potentially caused by COVID-19, according to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN). Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle and can lead to more serious conditions like heart failure, arrhythmias or cardiomyopathy. Doctors believe that Rodriguez’s previous bout with the coronavirus—he tested …

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