On one hand, the GM compensation fund has a clear culpable party, unlike 9/11 or the Boston bombing. But some of the accidents took place more than a decade ago. Details about the plan were announced Monday.
Tickets go on sale May 6 for an event featuring New Kids on the Block, James Taylor, Aerosmith, and other performers with Boston roots. Proceeds from the May 30 Boston Strong concert will go to the One Fund Boston, set up for victims of the marathon bombings.
In what was the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 2001, three people were killed and 176 injured at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Investigators have not yet arrested anyone in connection with the crime, but they have spotted someone of interest in a surveillance video.
The former Penn State coach was sentenced Tuesday for child sexual abuse, but his lawyer says the conviction will be appealed. There is also the unresolved matter of civil lawsuits filed against Jerry Sandusky, his charitable foundation, and Penn State.
There is a way to resolve political impasses like the one that nearly caused a default on US debt. Every day, mediators settle business, divorce, and employment disputes. A George Mitchell or Kenneth Feinberg could do the same for Washington.