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Tuesday, Oct 17


Facebook is said to seek staff with US security clearance

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Inc. is looking to hire people who have national security clearances, a move the company thinks is necessary to prevent foreign powers from manipulating future elections through its social network, according to a…

Monday, Oct 16


Flu experts see potential for a nasty winter season

nfluenza viruses are among the most unpredictable disease actors around. These constantly changing germs regularly humiliate anyone who is rash enough to forecast the potential severity of an upcoming flu season or how well — or poorly —…

Sunday, Oct 15


Randolph killing underscores dilemma for nursing homes

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RANDOLPH — Walter D. Rice Jr. was growing increasingly aggressive and paranoid. Throughout the summer, the burly, 58-year-old nursing home resident, who suffered from brain damage as well as dementia, complained that a friend was trying to…

Saturday, Oct 14

DPH slows medical marijuana fixes, infuriating patients

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Governor Charlie Baker’s administration has frozen an effort to expand the availability of medical marijuana, infuriating advocates who say the long-pending regulatory changes — which include allowing more medical professionals to…

Friday, Oct 13


Why Trump’s move to kill Obamacare insurance subsidies might not matter much

In yet another strike at the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration said late Thursday that it was canceling a subsidy designed to help millions of low-income Americans cover the out-of-pocket costs of health care. The move followed…


Trump tells Democrats to ‘call me to fix’ the ‘broken mess’ that is health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is inviting congressional Democrats to ‘‘call me to fix’’ America’s health care system, as he prepares an order ceasing federal subsidy payments to health insurers. In a pre-dawn post on his Twitter…

Monday, Oct 9


Asian markets advance after a strong week on Wall Street

BEIJING — Most Asian markets rose Monday following a strong week on Wall Street as Chinese trading resumed after a holiday. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.1 percent to 3,383.73 points and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 gained 0.6 percent to 5…


GOP senator: Trump could be setting US ‘on path to World War III’

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WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Donald Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward…

Saturday, Oct 7


Late-night hosts have really taken aim at Trump. Now he’s seeking equal time

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President Donald Trump lashed out Saturday against late night television show hosts who have been sharply critical of his administration and Republicans. Trump took to Twitter to argue that the GOP should be given ‘‘equal time’’ because of…

Thursday, Oct 5


Boston has three or four options for Amazon’s choosing

As Boston officials finalize their pitch to Amazon for the company’s “second headquarters,” due later this month, they are firming up a list of possible sites for the e-commerce giant. Along with the vast Suffolk Downs property in East…

Wednesday, Oct 4


Scott Gottlieb rocketed to the top of FDA. He may keep rising

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ASHINGTON — When President Trump nominated Scott Gottlieb as the head of the Food and Drug Administration, he was quickly pegged by many as a conservative businessman who was cozy with the pharmaceutical industry. Seven months later, he is…


Lawmakers berate former Equifax CEO over huge data breach

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress tore into Equifax on Tuesday, berating the company's former chief executive for a breach of its computer systems that potentially exposed the sensitive personal information of more than 145 million…

Tuesday, Oct 3


Tom Petty had me with that sneer, and his singular sound


When the news came, it made a day that was already very, very bad even worse. Hours after an evil man had used an arsenal of weapons to take the lives of at least 59 concertgoers in Las Vegas and injure hundreds more, reports spread that…

Monday, Oct 2


U.S. states are waging a civil war over donated livers. Will a new proposal finally resolve it?

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he messages, many deeply personal, focus on the regional boundaries that divide life from death for patients with liver disease. “My partner passed away waiting for a liver transplant in Chicago,” one commenter wrote in support of a…


Michael Che of 'SNL' unloads on Trump over Puerto Rico

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WASHINGTON — ''Saturday Night Live'' returned for its new season, and it hit a lot of predictable notes on President Trump — Puerto Rico, top aide departures, etc. — in its cold open. But the most biting critique came on ''Weekend Update .…

Friday, Sep 29


Tom Price resigns after controversy over travel

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seeking a new health secretary to take the place of Tom Price, ousted after an outcry over flying on costly private charters for official travel. The Health and Human Services chief oversees a $1…

Thursday, Sep 28


Not even the mattress pads were spared: An inside look at a top hospital’s struggle to cut costs

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OSTON — In only 18 months on the job, the chief operating officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital had weathered relentless and unforeseen events that battered the elite Harvard-affiliated medical center. But by July 2016, with the…

Monday, Sep 25


Uber CEO, reacting to London ban, apologizes for ‘mistakes’

LONDON — Uber’s chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, apologized in an open letter Monday for the company’s “mistakes,” after the transport authority for London said last week that it would not renew the ride-hailing service’s license to…

Sunday, Sep 24


Stocks bounce, Treasuries rise on Korea tensions


Stocks vacillated Friday before ending little changed and Treasuries gained with gold as investors reached for safe haven assets after North Korea ratcheted up its threats against the United States. The S&P 500 Index, churning in one of…

Friday, Sep 22


Father suspected of killing son, then himself in Foxborough

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Norfolk DA's office. William Scaccia. FOXBOROUGH - A 49-year-old man shot and killed his six-year-old son and then turned the gun on himself, a murder-suicide carried out by a man who was denied a license to carry a firearm - yet still…


How does Boston stack up in the Amazon sweepstakes? We dug into the numbers

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The big question on everyone’s mind: How will Amazon choose? In its hunt for a second home, the Seattle-based tech behemoth has sketched out a wish list of sorts to help cities handicap just how good their chances might be of winning the…


Hernandez had CTE; lawsuit against NFL, Patriots filed

The late New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who committed suicide this year while serving a sentence for a murder conviction, suffered from the brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, his lawyers and Boston…

Thursday, Sep 21


S&P downgrades China’s debt, citing a surge in lending

SHANGHAI — China and the world received a fresh warning Thursday that the country’s dramatic debt binge of recent years threatens the stability of one of the global economy’s most important growth engines. Standard & Poor’s downgraded its…

Tuesday, Sep 19


Study links youth football to greater risk of later health problems

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Playing tackle football under the age of 12 exposes children to repetitive head impacts that may double their risk of developing behavioral problems and triple their chances of suffering depression later in life, according to a study…

At least 104 dead as earthquake shakes Mexico

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MEXICO CITY — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 104 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. The…

Monday, Sep 18


Trump advisers warn North Korea to give up weapons programs

SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE via european pressphoto agency. Moon Jae-in, South Korea's president, spoke with President Trump via telephone. SOMERSET, N.J. — President Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North ...

Friday, Sep 15


Reports: China orders bitcoin exchanges to shut down


DIGITAL CURRENCY. Chinese regulators close Bitcoin exchanges. Regulators have ordered Chinese bitcoin exchanges to close, two business newspapers reported Thursday, after uncertainty about the digital currency's future in China caused its…

Wednesday, Sep 13


Feds ban use of Kaspersky software

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The Trump administration Wednesday ordered all federal agencies to stop using software produced by Kaspersky Lab, dealing a major blow to the Russian computer security company that has been trying to make inroads into the US market from…

Son accused in fatal shooting of mother in N.H. intensive care unit

By Travis Andersen, Danny McDonald and Bryan Marquard Globe Staff September 12, 2017 LEBANON, N.H. — A hospital here went into lockdown Tuesday after a 70-year-old woman was fatally shot in the intensive care unit by her son, who was later…

Monday, Sep 11


Steve Bannon unsparing in criticism of GOP

WASHINGTON — In his first extended interview since he left the White House last month, Stephen K. Bannon was unsparing in his criticism of top Republicans, West Wing staff, the “pearl-clutching mainstream media,” special counsel…