Fishing for pot from jail window
August 3rd, 2013
09:42 AM ET

Fishing for pot from jail window

It has to be difficult to outfit a fishing expedition when you're in jail.

A pair of incarcerated anglers in Florida had to find a line they could cast six stories down, plus an accomplice outside to put marijuana and tobacco on their hook.

It may have been the alleged accomplice's fault that they had to try to reel in the goodies in a flimsy plastic grocery bag. But all three of them got into trouble when the bag and the contraband were discovered hanging outside the fourth floor of the Pinellas County jail.

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Filed under: Crime • Drugs • Florida • Marijuana • U.S.
Red Sox owner buys Boston Globe
August 3rd, 2013
09:35 AM ET

Red Sox owner buys Boston Globe

The New York Times Co. will sell The Boston Globe to sports magnate John W. Henry for $70 million, a fraction of the price it paid for the paper two decades ago.

The company paid $1.1 billion for the properties. The impending sale to the owner of the Boston Red Sox is for 6.3% of the price it paid.

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Filed under: Baseball • Boston • Economy • Massachusetts • Sports • U.S. • World Update