In these complex times, a simple question about the quintessential American holiday of fireworks, cookouts and parades isn't always so simple.
A new report is cautioning Boston against pursuing a costly harbor barrier to protect the city from flooding and rising seas.
Five years after two brothers who had been living in America for about a decade bombed the Boston Marathon, federally funded community programs to prevent attacks by homegrown extremists are barely underway and face an uncertain future.
East Coast residents are bracing for a deep freeze a day after a winter storm dumped as much as 18 inches of snow (46 centimeters) and unleashed bitter cold, hurricane-force winds and historic coastal flooding from the Carolinas to Maine.
A Boston-area mosque says its celebration of one of Islam's holiest days has been canceled after the host venue received complaints that women and children were being excluded.