Boston police commissioner to resign

BOSTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The reported impending departure of Edward Davis as Boston's police commissioner was greeted positively by minority law enforcement members.

Boston police investigate after man causes explosion with fireworks

BOSTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A man told authorities he was experimenting with fireworks when an explosion in his Boston basement blew off his hands and injured six others, police said.

Fund for honest homeless man quickly tops $20,000

BOSTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A fund for a Boston man who returned a backpack filled with $40,000 to its owner raised more than $20,000 in less than a day, the fund organizer said.
FBI defends not sharing terror warnings with Boston

FBI defends not sharing terror warnings with Boston

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Five days before two bombs detonated at the Boston Marathon, an intelligence report said the finish line was an area vulnerable to small-scale bombings.
Marathon bombing suspect charged

Marathon bombing suspect charged

BOSTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged Monday with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.
Obama: Boston Marathon bombers will be held accountable

Obama: Boston Marathon bombers will be held accountable

BOSTON, April 15 (UPI) -- President Obama promised those responsible for the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon Monday would feel the "full weight of justice."

Suspect in bunker after bus shooting

MIDLAND CITY, Ala., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A gunman was suspected of being holed up in an underground bunker in Alabama Tuesday after shooting a school bus driver and dragging a child away, police said.
Occupy arrests in Boston, Washington

Occupy arrests in Boston, Washington

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Police arrested more than 100 protesters Tuesday in Washington and Boston as Republican and Democratic politicians split on support of the Occupy rallies.

Alleged head of Boston drug ring arrested

BOSTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Police in Boston said the alleged head of a Colombia cocaine operation based in part in Boston was arrested during a raid by authorities.
Boston officer sues over Gates discipline

Boston officer sues over Gates discipline

BOSTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A Boston police officer suspended for using a racial slur against Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., says his civil rights have been violated.

Boston cop out after alleged Gates slur

BOSTON, July 29 (UPI) -- A Boston police officer has been suspended for allegedly referring to black Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. by a racial slur, officials said.

Mass. bill would curb gang loitering

BOSTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Law enforcement officials in Massachusetts are backing legislation making it illegal for gang members to hang out in public parks.

Drugs missing from Boston police warehouse

BOSTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Drugs seized by Boston police in hundreds of cases have disappeared during the past 16 years.

Teen arrested after football coach shot

BOSTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A 15-year-old Boston youth faces an attempted murder charge after a high school football coach was shot in the leg during a dispute over a dog.

Mass. poll: 'Snitches get stitches'

BOSTON, April 11 (UPI) -- A survey of Massachusetts teenagers found 38 percent had heard friends being threatened by gang members not to report a violent crime.
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Edward Davis

Edward Davis or Davies (fl. c. 1680-1688) was an English buccaneer active in the Caribbean during the 1680s and would lead successful raids against Leon and Panama in 1685, the latter considered one of the last major buccaneer raids against a Spanish stronghold. Much of his career was later recorded by writer William Dampier in A New Voyage Round the World (1697).

Possibly of Flemish ancestry, he is first recorded as one of the members of the "Pacific Adventure" led by Bartholomew Sharp and John Coxon in 1680. Briefly serving as a navigator, he and several others including James Kelly left the expedition within a year and returned overland through Panama with John Cook or Cooke.

In August 1683, while selling captured prizes in Virginia, he agreed to join a privateering expedition as a quartermaster under Cooke. Sailing eastward, they soon captured the 36-gun Delight (or Bachelor's Delight) shortly after arriving off West Africa. Sailing to the Pacific by way of Cape Horn, Davis and the others were joined by John Eaton before raiding Spanish cities along the coast of present day South and Central America.

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