OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Down to just one full-time employee, Taylor Energy Company exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade.
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The intense publicity around Wednesday's conviction of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez for a 2013 murder will make it more difficult to seat an impartial jury in the next trial he faces, on charges of a 2012 double slaying. The jurors who found the 25-year-old former New England Patriots tight end guilty of murdering 27-year-old Odin Lloyd told reporters on Wednesday that they had known nothing about the additional murder charges Hernandez faced until after they reached a verdict. They also said they were unaware of another 2013 incident in which a former friend said that Hernandez shot him in the face.
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam's attorney general and governor are at odds over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to wed, a change that would make it the first U.S. territory to allow gay marriage.
Support for Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games rose slightly in April, but half of area residents still oppose the idea over concerns that it will prove too costly, according to a poll released on Thursday. The poll found that 40 percent of Boston-area residents now support the bid to host the Summer Games, up from 36 percent who supported it in March, according to a WBUR/MassInc poll. The U.S. Olympic Committee in January picked Boston as its candidate to host the 2024 Games, a surprise choice that passed over larger cities including Los Angeles and Washington. The pick ran into immediate opposition, and last month Olympics backers called for a 2016 statewide referendum on the idea, saying they would proceed with the bid without majority support.