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Boston launches poster campaign to combat Islamophobia in public.

Campaign comes as hate crimes spike across US The post Boston launches poster campaign to combat Islamophobia in public appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

This Massachusetts Nurses' Union Is Reviving the Strike.

Jane McAlevey They're bringing solidarity back, with a little help from Boston's hard hats. The post This Massachusetts Nurses' Union Is Reviving the Strike appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

Blue Jays, Sanchez give Red Sox easy victory.

BOSTON — Until Wednesday night, there wasn't much about historic Fenway Park that intimidated Aaron Sanchez.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

MSNBC's Ruhle Giddy Over Elizabeth Warren Giving Trump a 'F' Grade.

In a fawning softball interview with Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren during Thursday’s 9 a.m. ET hour, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle was thrilled that the left-wing lawmaker had issued President Trump a failing grade in a partisan “report card” marking his six months in the White House. ...

- NewsBusters - US

These three scenarios show how we could hit peak oil demand as soon as 2025.

Peak oil demand could be coming much sooner than expected, a new report suggests. The Boston Consulting Group  has analysed three different scenarios that would result in global peak oil demand between 2025 and 2030. While that doesn't mean a doomsday for the oil industry, companies, investors and governments must factor ...

- City AM - UK

Flint water crisis whistle-blowers win MIT Media Lab's 'Disobedience Award'.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The pediatrician and professor who first drew national attention to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, that exposed residents to dangerously high levels of lead are set to receive the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab's first "Disobedience Award" on Friday.

- Reuters - US

Doctor: McCain Has 'Aggressive' Cancer.

A cancer expert says Sen. John McCain has an "aggressive" form of brain cancer that will be difficult to treat. Dr. David Reardon at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute says glioblastoma is the most common type of brain cancer in adults.         

- USA TODAY - US

Serial rapist hunted victims on Christian campus for years thank to college's unwillingness to address crimes.

Despite showing his true colors early on, a private college in Massachusetts failed to discipline a student accused of rape by multiple people until years after the fact. According to a ThinkProgress report, former Gordon College student Mischael Celestin raped, assaulted or attempted to assault mul...

- The Raw Story - US

Chipotle shares fall on Norovirus, rodent incidents.

BOSTON - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc shares fell to a four-year low on Thursday after testing confirmed Norovirus in a customer who ate at one of the chain's Virginia restaurants and a video of rodents crawling on the floor of a Dallas shop went viral.

- Reuters - US

Ex-Akebia employee faces losing bail in insider trading case.

Schultz Chan, who had been the director of biostatistics at the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company, has been free on $250,000 bond since arrest last year on charges brought by federal prosecutors in Boston. Cabell had ordered the weekly check-ins less than two weeks ago after prosecutors said that ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Sephora Is Experimenting With A Boutique Format To Prepare For The Retail Apocalypse.

The makeup retailer’s large-scale stores are still thriving, but a new intimate location in Boston shows that it’s thinking about its next act. If you’re out at a shopping center, you’ll likely spot one of the more than 400 Sephora locations around the country. In fact, you can’t miss ...

- Fast Company - US

Chipotle Virginia customer tested positive for Norovirus: official

By Lisa Baertlein BOSTON - Testing has confirmed Norovirus in a customer who ate at the Virginia Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurant that was briefly closed earlier this week following multiple reports of diners falling ill, a county health department official said on Thursday. Chipotle has worked to win back customers ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Video: Man pointed shotgun at deputies before fatal shooting

BOSTON, Va. — Authorities say dashcam video footage shows a Virginia man pointed a shotgun at deputies before they fatally shot him after a chase.

- Billings Gazette - US

Speaker Ryan talking tax reform at New Balance shoe factory

LAWRENCE, Mass. — House Speaker Paul Ryan is pitching Republican plans for overhauling the nation's tax code as his party looks to reset amid its struggles on repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's health care law.

- Billings Gazette - US

5 killed in Salem witch hunt remembered on 325th anniversary

SALEM, Mass. " Five women hanged during the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts are being remembered on the 325th anniversary of their deaths.Salem planned a Wednesday ceremony at Proctor's Ledge where Sarah Good, Elizabeth...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

A chain that wants to be the McDonald's of vegan fast food is preparing to take over America

A vegan fast-food chain is winning over omnivores across the US. In just two years, By Chloe has gone from a single New York City vegan cafe to a mini-chain with seven locations in New York City, Boston, and Los Angeles. The chain plans to open four more locations by the end of 2017. The restaurants raked in $10 million ...

- Business Insider - US

Who's who in the Godfather version of Trump's White House

The never-ending scandals surrounding the Trump administration reached hysterical levels recently with the allegation that in 2016 Trump's eldest son, Donald Jr., met with Russians allegedly linked with the Kremlin to secure damaging information against the Clinton campaign. The media reacted by publishing a series of ...

- The Conversation - UK

This Massachusetts Nurses' Union Is Reviving the Strike Weapon

Jane McAlevey They're bringing solidarity back, with a little help from Boston's hard hats. The post This Massachusetts Nurses' Union Is Reviving the Strike Weapon appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

Hanley homer sinks Blue Jays in 15th in Boston

For a team scuffling along the way the Blue Jays have so far this season, mere mention of the playoffs sounds like crazy talk.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

5 killed in Salem witch hunt remembered on 325th anniversary

The Massachusetts community where 20 people suspected of witchcraft were put to death in 1692 unveiled a memorial to 19 of those victims on Wednesday, promising never to forget the … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Jamaican gets jail time for scamming US woman

MASSACHUSETTS, United States , A Jamaican man living in Massachusetts has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for scamming a Texas widow out of more than US$120,000.Kemal Barnes, who lived in Malden, was sentenced this week to 15 months behind bars, three years' probation and ordered to pay restitution. He ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Speaker Ryan talking tax reform at New Balance shoe factory

LAWRENCE, Mass. — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is heading to Massachusetts to talk taxes.

- Billings Gazette - US

5 killed in Salem witch hunt remembered on 325th anniversary

The Massachusetts community where 20 people suspected of witchcraft were put to death in 1692 unveiled a memorial to 19 of those victims on Wednesday, promising never to forget the tragedy.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Memorial unveiled on 325th anniversary of hanging of five women during Salem witch hunt

The Massachusetts community where 20 people suspected of witchcraft were put to death in 1692 unveiled a memorial to 19 of those victims on Wednesday, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

325 Years Later, Witch Trial Victims Remembered

The Massachusetts community where 20 people suspected of witchcraft were put to death in 1692 unveiled a memorial to 19 of those victims on Wednesday, promising never to forget the tragedy.         

- USA TODAY - US

NAFTA exit, border tax would raise U.S. carmakers' costs: study

By Nick Carey DETROIT - A U.S. exit from NAFTA or implementation of a border tax would result in many billions of dollars in additional costs for automakers and their suppliers and add hundreds of dollars to each car's production costs, according to a study released on Wednesday. "Vitality in the motor vehicle sector hinges ...

- Sify - IN

These Posters Explain How To Help Stop Islamophobic Attacks In Public

Plastered around the city of Boston for the next six months, the fliers contain some salient advice, namely: Help the victim disengage from the person spewing hate speech. In late June, the city of Boston was left in shock after a 34-year-old man assaulted a 61-year-old woman in a headscarf riding the MBTA’s Orange ...

- Fast Company - US

Damming and lost connectivity for fish in northeastern ecosystems

Anadromous forage fish, which spawn in freshwater but spend much of their lives at sea, are an important food source for many species. They also play a major role in how freshwater ecosystems function. Despite their importance for ecosystems, many of these fish exist at only a tiny fraction of their previous populations. ...

- PhysOrg - NL

News team accidentally plays the wrong clip and it is so very awkward

Cape Cod Potato Chips strikes again. Local news bloopers can usually be blamed on awkward anchors messing up on air, but sometimes, the control room is to blame. During a live broadcast on Boston's WBZ, the team accidentally placed a static image of Cape Cod Potato Chips on screen while discussing a violent home invasion. ...

- Mashable! - US

New York's DiNapoli asks Dimon to back off a proxy reform

BOSTON - JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon, who has faced tough shareholder resolutions, is being asked to save them.

- Reuters - US

Boaters asked to slow down for whales off New England coast

NANTUCKET, Mass. " The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking boaters off the southern New England coast to slow down because of the presence of rare whales.The federal agency says endangered right whales...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

16 prisons that have been transformed into luxury hotels

Lloyd HotelAs crime rates continue to fall, countries around the world are realizing their abandoned jails and prisons could be better served to house a different kind of resident: tourists. Some facilities have been so transformed as to be unrecognizable, while others preserve some of the original aesthetic. From Boston's ...

- Business Insider - US

One of the most popular governors in America is a Democrat in a state Trump swept — and he's part of a revolution

BIElise Amendola/APThe most popular governor in America is a Republican who leads a heavily Democratic state. Not far behind is a Democratic governor of a state that Donald Trump swept last November. National politics may be more polarized than ever, but in Massachusetts and Montana, pragmatic politicians are winning voters ...

- Business Insider - US

5 killed in Salem witch hunt remembered on 325th anniversary

Five women hanged during the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts are being remembered on the 325th anniversary of their deaths.

- WRAL.com - US

5 killed in Salem witch hunt remembered on 325th anniversary

SALEM, Mass. — Five women hanged during the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts are being remembered on the 325th anniversary of their deaths.

- Billings Gazette - US

Research makes robots better at following spoken instructions

Providence RI Jul 18, 2017 A new system based on research by Brown University computer scientists makes robots better at following spoken instructions, no matter how abstract or specific those instructions may be. The development, which was presented this week at the Robotics: Science and Systems 2017 conference in Boston, ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Suspect in fatal stabbing says he was held against his will

WALTHAM, Mass. " A Massachusetts teenager charged with fatally stabbing a woman in a rooming house told police he did not know the victim and she had held him against his will for two hours.Eighteen-year-old Derrick Lopez was...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Boston launches poster campaign to combat Islamophobia

BOSTON " Boston has launched a new public service campaign to fight Islamophobia by offering the public ways to address aggression toward others because of their appearance or beliefs.The campaign launched Monday involves 50...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Goat yoga will add a new twist to your downward-facing dog

From Oregon to Arizona to Massachusetts, baby goats are now as essential to yoga as yoga mats. Combining the workout with the immediate satisfaction of hanging out with the animals is helping attract hundreds of people to give yoga a try.

- Mashable! - US

Families in the Northeast spend 70% more on college than people living elsewhere in the US — here's why

Massachusetts Institute of Technology /FacebookAttending college is a cornerstone of the American Dream, but the path to get there looks different for everyone. A new report from student loan lender Sallie Mae found that families living in the Northeast are more likely than the rest of the US to consider the quality of a ...

- Business Insider - US

'White Man's Game' details efforts to save Mozambique's Gorongosa Park

Christian Science Monitor correspondent Stephanie Hanes profiles Boston philanthropist Greg Carr, who fell in love with Gorongosa and launched a campaign to bring its wildlife back.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Crown Castle confirms USD 7.1 billion takeover of Lightower

US towers operator Crown Castle confirmed the acquisition of fibre network operator Lightower for USD 7.1 billion. The price agreed with Lightower's owners Berkshire Partners, Pamlico Capital and other investors is worth around 13.5x the expected adjusted EBITDA contribution from Lightower in the first year of ownership. ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Did Boston's Favorite Slugger Bring Meth to Major League Baseball?

Back before steroids were even a thought, did Ted Williams introduce Hitler's drug of choice to baseball?

- OZY - US

Former AJC publisher steps down as Boston Globe CEO

Former Atlanta Journal-Constitution Publisher Doug Franklin is stepping down as CEO of Boston Globe Media just half a year after assuming that role, citing differences with owner John Henry on "how to strategically achieve financial sustainability." Franklin announced his decision in a memo obtained by the Business Journal, ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Boston Globe CEO Doug Franklin quits after seven months, cites strategic differences with publisher; exec VP, CFO Vinay Mehra becomes president, remains CFO

Mark Arsenault / BostonGlobe.com: Boston Globe CEO Doug Franklin quits after seven months, cites strategic differences with publisher; exec VP, CFO Vinay Mehra becomes president, remains CFO  —  Boston Globe chief executive officer Doug Franklin stepped down Tuesday morning, less than seven months into the job ...

- Mediagazer - US

Massachusetts lawmakers break up deadlock on legal cannabis sales

After trying to thwart last year's legalization referendum, the legislature is backing down.Massachusetts legal cannabis supporters at a December 2016 rally. CREDIT: AP Photo/Michael DwyerSome eight months after voters legalized recreational marijuana, the Massachusetts legislature has finally struck a workable deal on the ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Salem witch trial victims being honored by 2 communities

SALEM, Mass. — The victims of the Salem witch trials are being honored by two Massachusetts communities.

- Billings Gazette - US

Cities aiming to reclaim once-polluted rivers for swimming

Intrepid swimmers got a once-a-year chance to beat the summer heat with a dip in the once-notorious dirty water of Boston's...

- Deseret News - US

Desktop Metal gets $115 million in funding to deliver metal 3D printing for manufacturing

Desktop Metal has already earned a number of fans with its 3D printed metal technology , Lowe's, Caterpillar and BMW were all among its earliest clients. As first noted by CNBC, the Massachusetts-based startup is also getting some healthy monetary support, adding $115 million of venture funds to its coffers this week. ...

- TechCrunch - US

Military souvenir kept in family garage for 80 years turns out to be a live bomb

For decades, a Massachusetts family kept a military souvenir in the garage collecting dust.

- FOX News - US

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