Rick Thorne worked as a custodian in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, schools for 22 years, earning $20 an hour cleaning floors, cutting grass and setting up for assemblies in the community, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Boston.
Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts attorney general whose 2010 U.S. Senate loss cost Democrats a filibuster-proof majority, has been clawing back political respect by declaring a one-woman war on Wall Street’s role in the collapse of the housing market.
A man wearing military fatigues walked into a supermarket in Old Bridge, New Jersey, and fatally shot two fellow workers with an AK-47-style assault rifle before killing himself with a pistol, authorities said.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. apologized after a highway accident involving one of its truck drivers critically injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and prompted the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board to join a state investigation.
The Wal-Mart Stores Inc. trucker charged in the fatal New Jersey crash that injured actor Tracy Morgan had a lengthy commute from his home in Georgia before reporting to work, two people familiar with the probe said.