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The deadly Camp Fire in California

At least 63 people have lost their lives in California’s deadliest wildfire. Over 10,000 structures were destroyed. The search for hundreds of people still missing continues.


Judge sides with CNN, orders restoration of Jim Acosta's White House press pass

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge in Washington, D.C. has ordered the White House to immediately restore CNN reporter Jim Acota's “hard pass,” which allows him access to the premesis. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of…


Partners HealthCare, Harvard Pilgrim halt merger talks


After several months of discussions, Partners HealthCare has halted merger talks with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Partners' chief executive says. Dr. David Torchiana did not rule out future negotiations but said the deal was getting too…

Thursday, Nov 15


Did Moscow take a miss on the midterms, to wait for 2020?

Did Vladimir Putin forget to vote last week? In 2016, Russian operatives put a thumb on the scales of the US presidential election, perhaps tipping the election to Donald Trump. Last week's midterm elections went much better, and not just…


These maps show how much snow Mass. could get in tonight's nor'easter

A large swath of Massachusetts could get slammed with up to a half-foot or more of snow in the nor'easter that's blowing into the region Thursday night, while Boston and the eastern coast could get a measly 2 inches, according to…


Dartmouth students sue over alleged sexual assault by professors


To the scientific community, Dartmouth College's psychology and brain sciences department was a powerhouse, equipped with the latest technology and celebrated professors producing headline-grabbing research. But it was also a “21st-century…


Following arrest, Michael Avenatti denies domestic violence allegation

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LOS ANGELES — Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a critic of President Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested Wednesday and booked on a felony domestic violence charge, Los Angeles police said.


Major concert club planned for near North Station

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The area around North Station could soon be a new hub for nightlife, and not just when the Celtics, Bruins, or concerts are filling TD Garden. Big Night Entertainment and Live Nation plan to open a concert venue next fall at the Hub on…


Bitcoin plummets below $6000 to lowest level in over a year

Bitcoin tumbled below $6,000 for the first time since August and reached its lowest level in over a year, breaking the recent stretch of tranquility exhibited by the notoriously volatile digital alternative to cash. The world's largest…

Wednesday, Nov 14


These maps show how much snow Massachusetts could get in Thursday's nor'easter

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Parts of Massachusetts could see up to several inches of snow by Friday as a nor'easter bears down on the region starting Thursday night — as early as the evening commute, according to the National Weather Service. On Wednesday afternoon,…


Go ahead and scoff, but Amazon HQ2 was not all about money

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Call me naive: It's tempting to take the cynical view of Amazon's Great HQ2 Bake-off: That it was all about seeing how much money cities and states would pony up for the privilege of being the home away from Seattle for the borg …


Report shows opioid crisis is costing Mass. workforce billions in lost productivity

The toll that the opioid epidemic is taking on the Massachusetts economy now has a cost in dollars: $2.7 billion a year in lost business productivity from employees who aren't functioning at full capacity, and $5.9 billion in lost…

Tuesday, Nov 13


Trump mocks France for World War losses

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The bromance between President Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron is truly dead. First thing in the U.S. morning, the U.S. president took another -- even more pointed -- crack at the French leader. He picked up again on the theme of a…


Judge says Georgia must delay in naming winner in governor's race

ATLANTA — A federal judge has ordered Georgia to wait until Friday to certify the results of the midterm elections that include an unsettled race for governor and to take steps to protect provisional ballots. U.S. District Judge Amy…


President Trump is preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say

WASHINGTON - President Trump has has told advisers he has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five…

Monday, Nov 12


US stock market pulled sharply lower as tech giants slide; Dow down 600 points

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UPDATE: Stock trading turned jittery again after two weeks of gains, pulling the Dow industrials down 600 points, or 2.3 percent. ***. A broad sell-off in technology companies pulled US stocks sharply lower Monday, knocking more than 500…


Winter rides into New England with two nor'easters this week

The region's stormy pattern continues this week with two coastal storms, each of which will bring significant precipitation and some strong wind. The second storm could bring snow or mixed precipitation to areas quite close to Boston. If…


Michelle Obama talks about politics, miscarriages, IVF, and marriage counseling on ABC's '20/20'

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Former first lady Michelle Obama spoke about politics, miscarriages, fertility treatments, and marriage counseling during an interview with Robin Roberts on ABC's “20/20” that aired Sunday night. The interview comes as Obama promotes her…


Watertown's athenahealth to be bought by New York financial firms, report says

Athenahealth, the Watertown health care software company, has agreed to a $5.5 billion buyout offer from a pair of New York financial firms, Veritas Capital and Elliott Management, according to a news report. The company has faced more…


This game reminded us that Tom Brady is 41

NASHVILLE — Sometimes it's so easy to forget Tom Brady is 41 years old, those nights when he goes toe to toe with the game's young guns and airs it out with the best of them, those throws when he threads the ball through traffic and hits a…

Sunday, Nov 11


This clobbering by the Titans came out of nowhere

Thirty-four thoughts on the Titans' 34-10 win over the Patriots Sunday: 1. The record shows that Brian Hoyer came in to relieve Tom Brady at quarterback with 7 minutes, 6 seconds remaining in the Patriots' matchup with the Tennessee Titans…


Mike Vrabel and the Titans thoroughly beat Bill Belichick and the Patriots

Mike Vrabel 1, Bill Belichick 0. The Tennessee Titans thoroughly and soundly defeated the Patriots on Sunday in Nashville, 34-10, snapping New England's six-game winning streak and giving Vrabel, Tennessee's first-year coach, a victory…


Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst's beers.…

Friday, Nov 9


This former venture capitalist is reinventing the way a company works

Phil Libin has a few choice words about how startups are created and funded. “The whole venture capital model is stupid,” Libin says, sitting in a standard-issue white cinderblock conference room at Boston University. (He has raised almost…

Thursday, Nov 8


Boston to New York by air — and sea

Forget about that heliport, Boston. Seaplanes could soon be your quickest ticket to Manhattan. Cape Air just secured a crucial “letter of agreement” from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly seaplanes in the airspace over Boston's…

Tuesday, Nov 6


New York and Virginia are said to be Amazon's choices for HQ2

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Another twist in the saga surrounding Amazon's search for a second headquarters came Monday, with a report that the e-commerce giant now plans to split its expansion plans between two cities — and it doesn't look like either one is Boston.…


Supreme Court won't take up Net neutrality

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday that it will not hear a closely watched case over the future of the Internet — rejecting a petition by telecom industry groups to consider Net neutrality, or the principle that Internet providers…

Papa Gino's could be minimum wage test case

Could Papa Gino's be the tip of the iceberg lettuce when it comes to the state's new minimum-wage rules? The pizza chain's parent company in Dedham filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today after suddenly closing 47 Papa Gino's pizzerias and…


BPL president's office takes a page from history

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The Boston Public Library seal is embedded in the coffered ceiling of David Leonard's office. Inscribed with the dates 1852 and 1878, the gold-colored seal is one way his office connects him to the long history of the institution he leads…

Monday, Nov 5


Nearly 100 Papa Gino's and D'Angelo restaurants close; company files for bankruptcy protection

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There apparently weren't enough pieces of the market-share pie to go around for Papa Gino's. The chain's parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware on Monday after abruptly closing 47 of its namesake pizzerias and 45 D…