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100 years ago: Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919

5 monthes ago   |   By WCVB

In one of Boston's more unusual disasters, 21 people were killed in a molasses flood in the city's North End in 1919. Take a look at how the neighborhood looked after the flood and how it looks today:
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One century ago: The Great Molasses Flood, Boston's strangest disaster

One century ago: The Great Molasses Flood, Boston's strangest disaster

5 monthes ago   |   By WCVB

It was a sticky, deadly tsunami that flattened an entire Boston neighborhood within seconds.
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Trump kicks off 2020 campaign at Orlando rally

Trump kicks off 2020 campaign at Orlando rally

The president is hoping to replicate the dynamics that allowed him to capture the Republican Party nomination and then the presidency in 2016 as an insurgent intent on... Read more ...

Feds seize $1 billion worth of cocaine in massive Philadelphia drug bust

Feds seize $1 billion worth of cocaine in massive Philadelphia drug bust

Federal authorities discovered 16.5 tons of cocaine on a ship in a Philadelphia and arrested members of the crew in one of the largest drug busts in the area's history... Read more ...

‘Attack squirrel' hopped up on meth rescued during drug bust

‘Attack squirrel' hopped up on meth rescued during drug bust

Rocky's got nothing on this flying squirrel. An “attack squirrel” in a cage was hopped up on methamphetamine so it would stay aggressive, authorities said. Limestone County... Read more ...

Rocket hits Basra oil headquarter site of Exxon, Royal Dutch Shell

Rocket hits Basra oil headquarter site of Exxon, Royal Dutch Shell

A rocket was fired at the headquarters of a number of global oil companies, including ExxonMobil, west of Basra, Iraq on Wednesday, injuring three Iraqi workers. Read more ...

Utility blamed for deadly, destructive California wildfire agrees to pay $1...

Utility blamed for deadly, destructive California wildfire agrees to pay $1 billion to governments

A California utility blamed for igniting several wildfires that killed dozens and destroyed thousands of homes has agreed to pay $1 billion to Northern California cities and... Read more ...

Utility blamed for deadly, destructive California wildfire agrees to pay $1...

Utility blamed for deadly, destructive California wildfire agrees to pay $1 billion to governments

A California utility blamed for igniting several wildfires that killed dozens and destroyed thousands of homes has agreed to pay $1 billion to Northern California cities and... Read more ...

Sprouts Farmers Market recalls frozen spinach in several states due to...

Sprouts Farmers Market recalls frozen spinach in several states due to listeria concerns

You might want to check the fridge. Read more ...

US team gets big lift from newcomer in Gold Cup opener

US team gets big lift from newcomer in Gold Cup opener

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Newcomer Tyler Boyd scored two goals to guide the United States past overmatched Guyana 4-0 to start the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Tuesday night, getting the... Read more ...

'Hunger Games' author Suzanne Collins releasing a prequel about Panem

'Hunger Games' author Suzanne Collins releasing a prequel about Panem

A new prequel to the hit book series is coming to a district near you in 2020. Read more ...

Canada's Trudeau Approves Controversial Pipeline Expansion

Canada's Trudeau Approves Controversial Pipeline Expansion

The prime minister first approved the project, which is opposed by many environmental groups, in 2016, but Tuesday's announcement means construction can begin later this year... Read more ...