Bill Cosby found guilty on three counts of sexual assault

Cosby, 80, could end up spending his final years in prison after a jury concluded he sexually violated Andrea Constand in 2004. Cosby claimed the encounter was consensual.

Bill Cosby departed after his sexual assault trial Thursday at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

Will the 80-year-old Bill Cosby do time? Probably, expert says

“It is unlikely he will avoid prison,” said Brad Winnick, incoming president of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

// Here’s how the Bill Cosby courtroom outburst unfolded

A prosecutor asked the judge to revoke Bill Cosby’s $1 million bail because he could be a flight risk. Cosby had something to say about that.

// Fellow performers and writers react to Bill Cosby’s guilty verdict

After comedian Bill Cosby’s conviction on three counts of sexual assault, other celebrities — particularly women — shared their reactions.

People enjoyed a nice day earlier this week in the Boston Public Garden.

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What will this summer be like in Boston?

A few forecasting models give a hint of what we might see in the next few months.

// Amazon raising price of annual Prime membership to $119

Amazon is raising the price of its annual Prime membership fee by 20 percent starting next month.

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// These are TV’s 10 best comic performances in the past 10 years

From Julia Louis-Dreyfus on “Veep” to Ted Danson on “The Good Place,” these actors have been brilliant at making us laugh.


// Gmail’s face lift, new brains show that e-mail is far from obsolete

Gmail is still not as powerful as Microsoft’s Outlook, but it’s getting some clever improvements.

// The NHL reportedly asked the Bruins to tell Brad Marchand to quit licking people

The move stemmed from an incident in Game 1 of the Bruins-Maple Leafs playoff series.

// Petco billboard nods to city’s beef with Roger Goodell – and people are loving it

A Petco billboard taking a stab at both its competitor and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has gone up on Interstate 93 in Boston, and locals are noticing.

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Advice: How to politely reject a request for help applying sunscreen

Plus, how to respond when you’re cut from the list for a family wedding.

Yawkey Way will be renamed to its original moniker

Boston Public Improvement Commission voted to change the name of Yawkey Way back to its original name, Jersey Street.

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The Red Sox requested the name change to Jersey Street, saying the organization wanted to end its ties to a historically racist figure.


// Six ‘wowza’ moments from Trump’s ‘Fox & Friends’ interview

As show cohost Steve Doocy said after President Trump got off the phone, “I think he was awake and had a lot to say!”

President Trump during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House earlier this month.

Experts say Trump’s ‘Fox & Friends’ interview was ill-advised

“He’s unmoored, is the only way to describe it,” said Nancy Gertner, a retired federal judge who now teaches at Harvard Law School.

// UMass details plans for Mount Ida property

UMass Amherst’s chancellor penned a letter to state lawmakers Thursday saying that his plan to purchase the campus of Mount Ida College is a wise investment.

// Shiva Ayyadurai has accused Cambridge city officials of having a ‘vendetta’ against him

In a press release, Shiva Ayyadurai charged that Cambridge’s actions were a “vendetta by city officials who are supporters of Elizabeth Warren.”

// Partners among hospital systems quietly advising Trump on improving VA

The Mayo Clinic chief, Dr. John Noseworthy, says during a Boston appearance that he and his counterparts have provided “advice and counsel” to help the agency, which now finds itself in turmoil.

// Worker deaths continue to rise in Mass.

Overall, 74 people in the state lost their lives because of work-related accidents and illnesses in 2017 — an 11-year high.

// He killed his family 40 years ago. Should he get parole?

The Topsfield man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his mother, father, and sister when he was 15.

// Coast Guard airlifts elderly man from cruise ship off Nantucket coast

A 76-year-old man was airlifted from a cruise ship 80 miles south of Nantucket on Thursday morning after he showed signs of paralysis, US Coast Guard officials said.

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// It’s over. Cue the music

After a breakup, we should feel more and think less — so crank your playlist and let the emotions flow.

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// Memo to Mass GOP: Don’t put a bigot on the ballot

Virulently anti-gay provocateur Scott Lively doesn’t belong on the GOP primary ballot.


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