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Teaching KITT to drive in the rain.

In 1982, when David Hasselhoff jumped into KITT, a super-advanced Pontiac Trans Am that could drive itself, it was obvious Knight Rider was pure TV science fiction. But nowadays, with companies investing millions in autonomous vehicle research, could KITT be just around the corner?The technology behind self-driving cars is ...

- ENN - US

A whale's tale: Longest painting in North America restored.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — A museum has restored the longest painting in North America so it can share the story of American whaling with the public.

- Billings Gazette - US

Pilot found dead after crash had flown planes his whole life.

A pilot found dead after a small-plane crash in Vermont has been identified as an 89-year-old Massachusetts man who had been flying planes his entire life. Police say Windsor, Massachusetts, … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock still had 4000 rounds left.

The Las Vegas gunman who killed dozens of people at a concert last month fired more than 1100 rounds and had 4000 more rounds left. The newly released estimate from Sheriff Joe Lombardo offers more detail about the deadliest mass...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The advantage of four legs.

Shortly after SoftBank acquired his company last October, Marc Raibert of Boston Dynamics confessed, “Ihappen to believe that robotics will be bigger than the Internet.” Many sociologists regard the Internet as the single biggest societal invention since the dawn of...

- Robohub - CH

Pilot found dead after crash had flown planes his whole life.

PITTSFORD, Vt. — A pilot found dead after a small-plane crash in Vermont has been identified as an 89-year-old Massachusetts man who had been flying planes his entire life.

- Billings Gazette - US

Boston streak ends, Westbrook shines as Thunder beat Warriors.

The Boston Celtics' 16-game win streak came to an end with a defeat to the Miami Heat on Wednesday as Russell Westbrook won his duel with Kevin Durant in Oklahoma City's rout of Golden State.Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters were the stars for Miami as the Heat claimed a 104-98 win in front of their home fans.Dragic scored 27 ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Native Americans marking Thanksgiving with day of mourning.

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Members of Native American tribes from around New England are gathering in the town where the Pilgrims settled for a solemn National Day of Mourning observance.

- Billings Gazette - US

Smooth sailing so far on $7.5M makeover of Pilgrim ship.

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — If you're a fan of the Mayflower II, here's something that will float your boat.

- Billings Gazette - US

The weird and wonderful world of poultry pageants.

At least a decade before dog breeders first strutted their purebreds in show rings, poultry aficionados flaunted their beautiful birds. Prize poultry, 1868. | By some accounts, the first American poultry exhibit was held in 1826 at the Rhode Island State Fair. It was a decidedly small affair — just one exhibitor and three ...

- The Week - US

The United States Today Celebrates Thanksgiving.

The United States today celebrates Thanksgiving. This is the oldest and most celebrated holiday, gathering family and friends together. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in memory of the first settlers in Massachusetts in 1621. According to the legends, the winter was severe and the food did not ...

- Novinite - BG

MIT team design $100 handheld muon detector

Boston MA Nov 23, 2017 At any given moment, the Earth's atmosphere is showered with high-energy cosmic rays that have been blasted from supernovae and other astrophysical phenomena far beyond the Solar System. When cosmic rays collide with the Earth's atmosphere, they decay into muons - charged particles that are slightly ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Boston streak ends, Westbrook shines as Thunder roll

Miami Heat claimed a 104-98 win to halt Celtics' 16-game winning streak.

- Daily Nation - KE

Duo allegedly ran prostitution ring at senior living facility, paid women in drugs

Two men are facing charges for running a prostitution ring out of a senior living facility in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

- FOX News - US

Commission alerted to review allegations against TripAdvisor

BOSTON — The Federal Trade Commission could take action against TripAdvisor after the Massachusetts-based travel company was accused of deleting hotel reviews that contained allegations of rape and other crimes.

- Billings Gazette - US

I Survived 2 Terrorist Attacks on 2 Continents. They Changed Who I Am

The Navy midshipman and author of Left Standing writes about surviving the Brussels airport attack and Boston marathon bombing

- Yahoo! News - US

Commission alerted to review allegations against TripAdvisor

The Federal Trade Commission could take action against TripAdvisor after the Massachusetts-based travel company was accused of deleting hotel reviews that contained allegations of rape and other crimes.

- FOX News - US

Massachusetts WWII vet, 90, to get Moroccan award he earned decades ago for fighting fire

A 90-year-old World War II veteran is finally getting the military decoration he earned fighting a large blaze in Morocco more than 70 years ago.Kenneth ...

- The Japan Times - JP

US crude settles at two-year high after pipeline disruption

BOSTON, Nov 23 — Oil settled at a two-year high yesterday after the shutdown of one of the largest crude pipelines from Canada cut supply to the United States. The restart of the 590,000 barrel-per-day Keystone pipeline, shut last week...

- The Malay Mail - MY

The First Thanksgiving: New at Reason

Where was the first Thanksgiving in the United States actually held? A. Barton Hinkle writes: Thanksgiving is a great American tradition. As is disputing the holiday's origins. National mythos portrays the first Thanksgiving as taking place in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in celebration of a bountiful harvest. History.com buys ...

- Reason.com - US

Native American Tribe Urges Trump To 'Do Right' By Granting It Casino Lands

MASHPEE, Mass. — The Massachusetts tribe that broke bread with the Pilgrims is calling on President Donald Trump to honor his commitment to Native Americans.Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell said Wednesday the Republican administration needs to “do right” by his tribe and grant it the ...

- TPM News - US

A 'half-hearted' solution to one-sided heart failure—Soft robotic system provides support

Soft robotic actuators, which are pneumatic artificial muscles designed and programmed to perform lifelike motions, have recently emerged as an attractive alternative to more rigid components that have conventionally been used in biomedical devices. In fact, earlier this year, a Boston Children's Hospital team revealed a ...

- PhysOrg - NL

City settles with dispatcher who slept through a 911 call

A Massachusetts city has reached a settlement with a former fire dispatcher who slept through a 911 call.

- FOX News - US

World War II vet to get Moroccan award he earned decades ago

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. — A 90-year-old World War II veteran is finally getting the military decoration he earned fighting a large blaze in Morocco more than 70 years ago.

- Billings Gazette - US

Massachusetts mandates free birth control

Massachusetts just became the first state to protect its residents' access to birth control, regardless of any actions taken by the administration of President Donald Trump. Republican Governor Charlie Baker signed the bill into law on Monday after it passed with overwhelming majorities in the...

- The Raw Story - US

JFK Birth Centennial Ending on Assassination Anniversary

A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth is drawing to a close exactly 54 years after his assassination. National park rangers will lay a wreath outside Kennedy's childhood home in Brookline, Massachusetts, and a 21-gun salute by an honor guard will follow. Wednesday's solemn ...

- Voice of America - US

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Is a Climate Criminal—And I'm Willing to Go to Jail to Say So

Wen Stephenson A big part of what makes nonviolent civil disobedience powerful is the willingness of those engaging in it to suffer the consequences. The post Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Is a Climate Criminal—And I'm Willing to Go to Jail to Say So appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

Hulu sued for not offering audio service for blind customers

BOSTON — Advocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies. The federal lawsuit filed in Boston on Monday asks the court to declare that Hulu's failure to provide services for the ...

- SFGate - US

Some of the deadliest submarine accidents

Some of world's deadliest submarine disasters: April 10, 1963: USS Thresher sinks while conducting maneuvers southeast of Massachusetts' Cape Cod, and the loss of all 129 men aboard remains the … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

BROOKLINE, Mass. — A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth is drawing to a close exactly 54 years after his assassination.

- Billings Gazette - US

How to cut your lawn for grasshoppers

One could be forgiven for wondering what the point of such a question might be. But the solution, proposed by theoretical physicists in the UK and the US, has some intriguing connections to quantum theory, which describes the behaviour of particles at the atomic and sub-atomic scales. Systems based on the principles of ...

- University of Cambridge - UK

Tribe from which Thanksgiving, 'pumpkin' trace their roots reclaims language lost to colonization

The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is reclaiming its long-lost language, one schoolchild at a ...

- The Japan Times - JP

MS-13 gang leader convicted of encouraging rival killings

A man who led a local chapter of violent Central American street gang MS-13 has been convicted after prosecutors say he encouraged members to kill rivals in the Boston area.

- FOX News - US

MS-13 gang leader in Massachusetts convicted of racketeering

The leader of a Massachusetts-based unit of the notoriously violent MS-13 gang was convicted on Tuesday of racketeering conspiracy in the first trial in Boston to stem from a crackdown that led to charges against 61 people, prosecutors said. Rafael Leoner Aguirre, a Salvadoran national who prosecutors said led an MS-13 ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Irving scores 47 points to seal sweet 16 for Celtics, Cavs rout Pistons

Kyrie Irving laid on a 47-point masterclass to give the Boston Celtics a 16th straight victory Monday as the Cleveland Cavaliers thrashed the Detroit Pistons to continue their revival.

- The Daily Star - LB

Uber fined $8.9 million for hiring drivers with criminal records

Uber has notorious issues when it comes to its background checks for its drivers. The company has missed criminal records in the past; earlier this year, over 8,000 Uber and Lyft drivers failed a Massachusetts background check....

- Engadget - US

U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies

By Scott Malone and Nate Raymond BOSTON - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants. The Justice Department cited a ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Justice Department pushes Harvard on admissions policies

The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws. Citing a 2015 lawsuit that charges the school's affirmative action policies discriminate against Asian-American applicants, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Massachusetts GOP Gov. Charlie Baker Signs Law Forcing Employers to Provide Free Birth Control

Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill into law that, save for churches, forces employers in the state – regardless of their religious or moral convictions – to provide free birth control to workers.

- Breitbart - US

GOP governor makes Massachusetts first state to ensure free birth control

Massachusetts became the first state to cement an Obama-era regulation that women and gender minorities should have access to birth control at no cost. The Trump administration rolled back the so-called contraceptive mandate effective immediately in October by issuing two regulations: nonprofits and for-profit employers ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Correction: Picketing Pilgrims story

BOSTON — In a story Nov. 20 about a labor impasse at Plimoth Plantation, The Associated Press reported erroneously the month that the employees' union and museum management began negotiating a contract. Negotiations began in February, not December.

- Billings Gazette - US

Kennedy arrested after party to attend diversion program

BARNSTABLE, Mass. — A Kennedy family member charged with disorderly conduct after police responded to a noisy party is being sent to a pretrial diversion program.

- Billings Gazette - US

WATCH: Clueless anti-LGBT group opens its conference with a rainbow flag interpretive dance

MassResistance, a notorious anti-LGBT group based in Massachusetts, recently opened up a conference with the curious decision to have a man perform an interpretive dance while holding two rainbow-colored flags. Media Matters reports that the group, which held a conference in Texas earlier this month...

- The Raw Story - US

U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policy probe

The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws. Citing a 2015 lawsuit that charges the school's affirmative action policies discriminate against Asian-American applicants, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policy probe

BOSTON - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws.

- Reuters - US

Spotify Launches R&D Hub in London

Spotify is set to expand its global footprint with the launch of a London-based R&D unit. The Stockholm-based music, podcast and video streaming company already boasts R&D units in Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden, and in New York, San Francisco and Boston. “London has made the decision of where to grow our next R&D ...

- Variety - US

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Washington DC Nov 20, 2017 The US has been losing its military supremacy over its peer countries like Russia and China over the last 10-15 years and should step up efforts to increase its deterrence potential, Joe Dunford, Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was cited as saying during a lecture at the Tufts University in ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Spotify Launches R&D Hub in London

Spotify, the Stockholm-headquartered music, podcast and video streaming giant, is set to expand its global footprint with the launch of a London-based R&D unit. The company already boasts R&D units in Stockholm, Gothenburg, New York, San Francisco and Boston. “London has made the decision of where to grow our next R&D ...

- Variety - US

Stephen Colbert And Elizabeth Warren Talk Trump: “There Are Dog Years, Now There Are Trump Years”

Stephen Colbert welcomed Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to The Late Show tonight to talk about Donald Trump , among other things. But right at the top, the two talked about how their lives have changed since Warren was last on the show , and since 45 took office. Colbert pointed out that the last time Warren was ...

- Deadline.com - US

U.S. judge rejects plea deal with Novelion's Aegerion

BOSTON - A judge on Monday rejected a plea deal that was part of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc's recent agreement to pay $40.1 million to resolve U.S. probes of its marketing of a cholesterol drug, saying it was "not in the public interest."

- Reuters - US

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