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Monday, Oct 16

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A Boston University professor has been accused of sexually harassing 2 female researchers on Antarctic expeditions

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Boston University is investigating allegations that one of its professors — a prominent geologist — sexually harassed two of his graduate students on field expeditions to Antarctica almost two decades ago. The two women who have filed…

Thursday, Oct 12

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What to know about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the Ben Affleck allegations, and how Matt Damon fits in

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In the week since The New York Times published its blistering Oct. 5 story about Harvey Weinstein, alleging that the former Miramax and the Weinstein Company film executive engaged in a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct, the story…

Wednesday, Oct 11

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Here’s what the Wheelock College-Boston University merger actually means

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It’s a done deal: Boston University and Wheelock College have agreed to merge. The two schools had said in August they were exploring the possibility of a “merger.” However, a more accurate description of the agreement announced Wednesday…

Monday, Oct 9

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Decades in the making, Weinstein's fall comes swiftly

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NEW YORK (AP) — The allegations against Harvey Weinstein spanned three decades. His downfall came in three days. That was all it took to topple one of Hollywood's most high-profile and sharp-elbowed moguls — a combative power player who,…

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Why some cities in New England aren't celebrating Columbus Day

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First, it was Belfast, Maine. Last year, it was Cambridge, and then the entire state of Vermont. This year, an increasing number of communities in New England — including two of the largest cities in Maine — are getting in on the latest…

Friday, Oct 6

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Las Vegas gunman may have scoped out other music festivals—and possibly Fenway Park

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether gunman Stephen Paddock scoped out bigger music festivals in Las Vegas and Chicago — and perhaps Boston's Fenway Park — before setting up his perch in a casino hotel and raining deadly…

Thursday, Oct 5

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3 US commandos, 1 Niger soldier killed in attack in Niger

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NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Three U.S. Army special operations commandos and one “partner nation” member were killed in an attack in Niger’s southwest while the U.S. was providing assistance to security force counter-terror operations, U.S.…

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Cleaning up 'Methadone Mile' and other drug havens

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BOSTON (AP) — A young woman crouches on a dusty strip of grass alongside a busy Boston thoroughfare and plunges a needle into her arm. Around the corner, a couple stands zombie-like in the middle of the sidewalk, oblivious to passing…

Saturday, Sep 30

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Flash flooding traps vehicles on the North Shore

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Heavy rain early Saturday morning caused flash flooding on the North Shore, where water reached car bumpers and halted traffic in some areas. The National Weather Service reported that vehicles were stuck in the flood waters in Lynn and…

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Jury awards over $274M in billboard defamation case

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The owner of a New Hampshire mortgage company who used electronic billboards to accuse three businessmen of crimes is liable for $274.5 million in damages in a defamation lawsuit against him, a jury found Friday. The…

Thursday, Sep 28

21

Cambridge school district says it 'did not authorize' librarian's letter rejecting books donated by Melania Trump

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Officials at Cambridge Public Schools are distancing the district from a letter penned by a school librarian rejecting books donated by first lady Melania Trump. In the blog post, published Tuesday on the Horn Book, Liz Phipps Soeiro, a…

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Where to snag a free coffee for National Coffee Day

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Free coffee? Yes, please. Coffee shops and restaurants around Greater Boston will serve complimentary java for National Coffee Day on Friday. The freebies include hot coffee, iced coffee, cappuccinos, espressos, and coffee in a can. One…

Wednesday, Sep 27

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Barack Obama on dropping Malia off at Harvard: 'It was a little bit like open-heart surgery'

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During a Beau Biden Foundation event in Delaware on Monday, former President Barack Obama shared his heartfelt feelings about dropping off his daughter, Malia, at college. The oldest daughter of the former president and Michelle Obama is…

Sunday, Sep 24

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This is the day that Brandin Cooks became a true Patriot

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1. Go ahead, say it. I won't mock you: This is the day that Brandin Cooks became a true Patriot. 2. Cooks, the talented receiver acquired from the Saints for a first-round pick in the offseason, delivered a dynamic performance in the…

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Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

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SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump doubled down on denouncing protests by NFL players and rescinded NBA star Stephen Curry's White House invitation on Saturday, a series of tweets that quickly inflamed football and basketball…

Saturday, Sep 23

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Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

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The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials…

Friday, Sep 22

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What’s known about CTE and how it affects the brain?

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CHICAGO (AP) — Former football star Aaron Hernandez’ brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn’t necessarily explain the troubles that plagued his young life. The diagnosis comes…

Thursday, Sep 21

23

Review: The new Apple Watch Series 3

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you're still missing calls and messages without…

Wednesday, Sep 20

03

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that…

Sunday, Sep 17

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Abuse allegations and arrests mount at Connecticut mental hospital

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — At Connecticut’s only maximum-security psychiatric hospital, staff members put a diaper on a patient’s head, threw food at him, poured water over him, put salt in his coffee, kicked him and placed a mop on his head…

Saturday, Sep 16

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Globetrotter with a penchant for unusual races wins first Fenway Park marathon

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While the Red Sox battled the Tampa Bay Rays in 15 innings, a different type of marathon was happening at Fenway Park on Friday night. Fifty runners participated in what is considered the first 26.2-mile race to happen inside a ballpark.…

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Nursing home tragedy unfolded days after Irma's initial hit

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The first 911 call from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills didn't sound ominous: A nursing home patient had an abnormal heartbeat. An hour later, came a second call: a patient had trouble breathing. Then…

Thursday, Sep 14

23

What Tom Brady eats on 'an average day,' according to his new book

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A lot of New England Patriots fans may say they'd like to be Tom Brady. But it's a good bet that hardly as many aspire to eat like him. Over the course of his NFL career, the 40-year-old quarterback has adopted a notoriously restricted and…

Wednesday, Sep 13

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Irma devastates Florida orange crop, harms other produce

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LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Irma dealt Florida's iconic orange crop a devastating blow, destroying nearly all the fruit in some Southwest Florida groves and seriously damaging groves in Central Florida. U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and…

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ESPN distances itself from anchor Jemele Hill's Trump tweets

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BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN distanced itself from anchor Jemele Hill's tweets one day after she called President Donald Trump “a white supremacist” and “a bigot.” “The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not…

Tuesday, Sep 12

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Police investigating reports of active shooter at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Police say they are investigating reports of an active shooter at New Hampshire's largest hospital, where some people have been evacuated. Lebanon police said Tuesday they are investigating reports of an active shooter…

Monday, Sep 11

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A bit of Emmy drama: Which nominee will be named Best Drama?

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NEW YORK (AP) — Year after year, too many Emmy categories are laden with expected and oft-repeated winners. No drama then, when the envelope is torn. But there is drama ahead in the drama categories that will be presented Sunday night.…

Sunday, Sep 10

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'I just murdered four people.' A stranger at the door, a terrible crime

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GROTON – Wagner Alcocer and his wife were scrolling through real estate listings on their computer Friday evening when they heard a voice asking for help outside their home on Common Street. The couple saw a man standing in the screened-in…

Saturday, Sep 9

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Equifax breach sows chaos among 143M Americans

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NEW YORK (AP) — A day after credit-reporting company Equifax disclosed that “criminals” had stolen vital data about 143 million Americans, it had somehow managed to leave much of the public in the dark about their exposure, how they should…

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Patriots opener wasn't what we expected, but don't panic

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COMMENTARY. A 16-0 season is out of play for the Patriots. An 0-16 season is not. Just how we expected it to be, one banner raising and one sinking loss into the new season. Think they can make up that half-game in the standings on the…