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Monday, Dec 11


Saudis lift decades-long ban on movie theaters

Saudi women watched movies at a film festival in Riyadh earlier this year. Saudi Arabia on Monday said it was ending a decades-long ban on cinemas. By Abduallah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy Associated Press December 11, 2017. RIYADH, Saudi…

Sunday, Dec 10


For Trump, every day is an hour-by-hour battle for self-preservation

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WASHINGTON — Around 5:30 each morning, President Donald Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes…

Wednesday, Dec 6


Bannon tells Roy Moore’s supporters: ‘They want to take your voice away’

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FAIRHOPE, Ala. — It already felt a little like a victory party in Alabama Tuesday, where Senate candidate Roy Moore is suddenly feeling love from the Republican Party despite weeks of disclosures that he sexually pursued or assaulted…


Willie Taggart leaving Oregon to coach Florida State football

Willie Taggart will be Florida State's next football coach, replacing Jimbo Fisher, who resigned Friday to accept the opening at Texas A&M. Taggart told his Oregon players during a team meeting on Tuesday that he is leaving. Florida State…

Tuesday, Dec 5


Bad news on the flu: Season striking early and will peak around the holidays

This year, there is concern that vaccination will be less effective than usual at preventing the spread of the flu. By Matt Rocheleau Globe Staff December 05, 2017. Flu season has arrived early this year and appears on course to peak right…

Monday, Dec 4


Mass. Senate plunged into turmoil as Rosenberg says he’ll temporarily step aside

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The Senate was plunged into political turmoil and uncertainty on Monday, after Stanley C. Rosenberg said he would temporarily step down as Senate president and authorities announced they were prepared to launch a criminal investigation…

For the first time, a study finds double-booked surgeries put patients at risk

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Patients whose hip surgeries were performed by surgeons overseeing two operations at once were nearly twice as likely to suffer serious complications as those whose doctors focused on one patient at a time, according to a large Canadian…

Sunday, Dec 3


ABC suspends reporter after erroneous report on Michael Flynn

NEW YORK — ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a ‘‘serious error.’’ Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former…

Friday, Dec 1

Senate to hire independent investigator to look into sexual misconduct allegations

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Senate leaders say they will hire an independent special investigator to look into allegations of sexual misconduct by Bryon Hefner, the husband of Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg. Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler said the…

Thursday, Nov 30


Four men allege sexual misconduct by Senate president’s husband


He was a policy advocate who made his living trying to persuade legislators on Beacon Hill to help nonprofit groups. He was exhausted after a working dinner with a group of senators and their spouses on that fall night in 2015. It was very…

Wednesday, Nov 29


That group that tried to sting The Washington Post? It’s suing the DA in Boston

Project Veritas, the group that was apparently caught red-handed this week trying to dupe The Washington Post, is challenging the legality of a Massachusetts law that makes it a crime to secretly record conversations. Project Veritas…

Trump rebuked in UK after retweets targeting Muslims

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump touched off another racially charged furor on Wednesday by sharing videos from a fringe British ultranationalist group purportedly showing Muslims committing acts of violence, a move that was swiftly…


Like Y2K, the Net neutrality crisis is way overhyped

As the Federal Communications Commission nears a fateful decision on network neutrality, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Y2K all over again. You may remember Dec. 31, 1999. That’s the last time the Internet was expected to die, because…

Tuesday, Nov 28


Democrats pull out of meeting after Trump tweet


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is predicting passage of the Senate tax plan as he accuses Democratic leaders of being ‘‘all talk’’ and ‘‘no action.’’ The Republican president told reporters Tuesday that they were in a ‘‘very ...

Monday, Nov 27


Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce engagement

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry, fifth in line for the British throne, will marry American actress Meghan Markle in the spring, palace officials announced Monday, confirming months of rumors. Markle, a humanitarian campaigner and lifestyle…

Sunday, Nov 26


President Trump is again criticizing CNN — and the network is tweeting back

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On Saturday, Trump sent a tweet that again criticized CNN, although he also recognized the network's international influence. “.@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is…

Wednesday, Nov 22


Federal regulators may take action against TripAdvisor

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The Federal Trade Commission is considering whether to take action against TripAdvisor after some consumers accused the Needham-based travel company of removing hotel reviews that included reports of rapes and assaults. Earlier this month,…


A lot of sports morsels on our plate at Thanksgiving

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Picked-up pieces while waiting for another good NFL player to quit his bad team, threaten to retire, then magically show up in Foxborough, born again as Patriot . . . I am OK with almost any change in sports as long as the Lions continue…

Monday, Nov 20


Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn't expect to return to 'Transparent'

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LOS ANGELES — Following two allegations of sexual harassment against him, actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn't see how he can return to the Amazon series “Transparent.” In an ambiguous statement Sunday that heavily implies, though doesn't…

Thursday, Nov 16


The man running against Roy Moore is pitching a New South in Alabama


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Doug Jones already has a place in Alabama’s layered and, at times, traumatic history. His name appears in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute for prosecuting two members of the Ku Klux Klan who murdered four black…

Tuesday, Nov 14


Boston lands No. 2 spot in new WSJ ranking for Amazon headquarters

Boston is the second-most-likely city, behind Dallas, to land Amazon’s hotly pursued “second headquarters,” according to a new analysis conducted by the Wall Street Journal. They ranked 11 cities — and Amazon’s hometown of Seattle — based…

Monday, Nov 13


Scientists warn Earth is on the road to ruin

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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. This is our only home and we shouldn't ruin it, thousands of scientists say. More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries worldwide, including scores from Massachusetts universities, have signed a letter…

Sunday, Nov 12


Vanu Bose, noted figure with MIT and cellular pioneer, dies at 52

Born into one of Greater Boston’s most prominent technology families, Vanu Bose became an entrepreneur in his own right, founding a company that uses cellular base stations to help provide wireless infrastructure globally, including in…

Friday, Nov 10


Taylor Swift reckons with her 'Reputation'

There is no middle ground with Taylor Swift. On one side, you have the diehard fans for whom Swift is something between a wise older sister and a benevolent god, along with the smitten music writers who praise her for taking singer…

Monday, Nov 6


Anthony Weiner begins prison stint in Devens for sexting a 15-year-old

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Once a congressman and a New York mayoral candidate, Anthony Weiner completed a precipitous fall from grace Monday, surrendering himself at a federal prison medical center in Devens, where he is expected to try to join a treatment program…


Rand Paul’s injuries more severe than initially thought

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, is recovering from five broken ribs and bruises to his lungs, and it is unclear when he will return to Washington, aides said Sunday, signaling that injuries he sustained…

Sunday, Nov 5


Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan makes history in NYC

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NEW YORK — Shalane Flanagan thought about the seven years building to this race, possibly her last. She thought about the running star striding next to her. She thought about her family. She thought about Meb. With one hellacious holler at…

Saturday, Nov 4


Rate of gun deaths rose again in 2016

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The rate of gun deaths in the United States rose in 2016 to about 12 per 100,000 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report released Friday. That was up from a rate of about 11 for every 100,000 people in 2015,…

Wednesday, Nov 1


TripAdvisor removed reports of rapes at Mexico resorts, report says

TripAdvisor, the Needham-based travel company, is accused of removing hotel reviews from its site that include reports of rapes and assaults, according to an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. According to the Journal…


NYC attacker was ‘consumed by hate,’ prosecutors say

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NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he was spurred to attack by the Islamic State group’s online calls to action…