Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, center, speaks next to Mass. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, left, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, second from left, and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, right, during a news conference in Boston, Monday, July 27, 2015, regarding Boston no longer being a 2024 Summer Olympics contender. The U.S. Olympic Committee officially severed ties with Boston, saying it was exploring other options amid lackluster public support and concerns from elected leaders and organized opposition about the impact to taxpayers. (Ted Fitzgerald/The Boston Herald via AP)

Boston loses 2024 Olympic Bid

Later Monday afternoon, the USOC announced that it was, indeed, backing away from Boston in what was described as a mutual agreement to give the United States hope of hosting its first Summer Games since 1996. Officials said they would explore other cities, with the most likely being Los Angeles.

FILE - In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NSA will stop looking at old phone records

The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop using millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial program leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Mary Roy, of Potosi, Mo., holds a rosary in support of a pro-life rally, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, outside a Planned Parenthood building in St. Louis. Anti-abortion activists on Tuesday released a second undercover video aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood's procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

US pro-choice group under fire over abortion videos

Two stealthily recorded videos show officials with a leading U.S. reproductive health organization discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for research. The videos have put the group and its Democratic allies on the defensive.