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US jet goes off taxiway after blizzard

BOSTON: A JetBlue flight went off the taxiway after landing in Boston, the airline said on Tuesday, as frigid conditions and snow hit the northeastern United States. No injuries were reported after the flight from Savannah, Georgia, "went off of a taxiway shortly after landing at approximately 7:15 pm" on Monday, Christmas Day, a JetBlue statement said. "Buses transported customers from the aircraft to the terminal." Earlier in the day, Boston's Logan International Airport had temporarily stopped flights from…

Clown candidate running for Boston City Council

BOSTON: A clown candidate is running for the Boston City Council is what is being seen as an unusual gimmick for his campaign. Pat Payaso, whose last name is Spanish for "clown," is one of three newcomers facing the four incumbents for at-large Boston City Council seats Nov. 7. Payaso recently appeared in an interview series with the other candidates and used a series of props and charts to answer questions instead of giving verbal responses. The clown candidate's campaign ad on YouTube lampoons with promises to get…

Boston airport taxi crash injures 10: police

BOSTON: A taxi driver plowed his car into a group of people outside Boston's international airport on Monday, injuring 10 people on the eve of the Independence Day holiday in the United States, police said. The 56-year-old driver was being interviewed by officers but there was no initial indication that the crash was intentional, Massachusetts state police said. The incident happened at 1:40pm (1740 GMT) at the cab pool at Logan International Airport. Ten people were taken to hospital with injuries of varying severity,…

Ice cream truck joins US Police force

NEW YORK: It's the ice cream truck that police hope can defrost any lingering iciness from ordinary Americans on particularly hot days: meet the latest $89,000 addition to the Boston police fleet.