Boston mayor puts city's 2024 Olympic bid in doubt

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Boston’s Olympic bid is looking likely to fail before it even gets to the starting blocks. On Monday, the Boston mayor, Marty Walsh, said he would not sign a host city contract with the US Olympic Committee (Usoc) until he knew the financial implications of the agreement.

Aaron Swartz: US Attorney Says She Only Sought Six-Month Jail Term


The US attorney accused of hounding internet activist Aaron Swartz to his death has responded by saying that her office's actions were "appropriate", and that she had only been seeking a six-month sentence in "a low-security setting" rather than the 30 years' jail that his actions might have attracted.