Talia Ralph

Deputy Breaking News Editor


Talia Ralph grew up bilingual in Montreal, and decided she wanted to be a journalist at the ripe age of 10. She earned an honors degree in multimedia journalism from Emerson College, and has written for Metro, Boston Magazine, WBUR.org, Flaunt Magazine, Roads and Kingdoms, and the Boston Globe.

When she's not writing and editing, Talia can be found hiking and bouldering; staking out the most delicious food in whatever city she finds herself; and watching what she suspects is an above-average amount of documentary film.

Hugo Chavez’s 5 weirdest moments


Chavez says the US gave him cancer. Here are 5 more out-there claims he’s made.

US-based non-profits raided by Egyptian forces


China’s one-child rule flouted by wealthy ‘octomom’

Michele Bachmann stands by bribery allegations against Ron Paul


Chinese President Hu Jintao congratulates Kim Jong Un on military promotion

String of arsons in Los Angeles continues

A string of 35 arsons over the past two days has officials wondering if they’re dealing with one arsonist or several.

Allen Reggie arrested for carrying two loaded guns into NYC subway station

Allen Reggie of South Carolina has been arrested in New York for carrying two loaded guns into a subway station.

The World

Kate, Middle Kingdom, and deficit among 2012’s projected top words

Global Language Monitor has made its projections for the words we’ll be using most in 2012.

Three-way tie in GOP Iowa caucus race


It looks like a three-way tie in Iowa, with Republican candidates Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum all within 2 points of each other.

The World

2012’s projected top words