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We tried the alcohol diet Tom Brady put Rob Gronkowski on, and it was a lot harder than we imagined.

Rob Gronkowski, in an effort to extend his NFL career, spent this past offseason working on a new training program. To do that, he turned to two people who know a thing or two about a long NFL career — Tom Brady and his fitness guru, Alex Guerrero. In addition to resistance bands to strengthen Gronk's core and ...

- Business Insider - US

Hurricane Jose is traveling up the East Coast — parts of New England are under a tropical storm warning.

National Hurricane Center Hurricane Jose is traveling up the East Coast of the US and could affect an area from North Carolina to New England, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for parts of New England from Watch Hill, Rhode Island, to Hull, ...

- Business Insider - US

'DNA Day' planned for Ravens' game undergoes federal and state scrutiny.

A Massachusetts biotech firm still intends to give away DNA test kits to fans at a Ravens game this season, according to the team, but the promotion first must undergo scrutiny from a federal agency and the state. The DNA Day' event, scheduled for last Sunday's Ravens-Cleveland Browns game at...

- Economic Policy Institute - US

Irving not concerned about Lebron's feelings.

New Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving says he doesn't care if anyone took it personally that he left Cleveland, even Cavaliers star LeBron James.Appearing ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Threat Stack snares $45 million investment as spotlight shines brightly on security.

Threat Stack, the Boston-based security startup that helps companies stay protected in the cloud, reeled in a $45 million investment today. It seems that they are in the right place in the right time as news of the Equifax breach swirls on mainstream media. The round includes a big institutional backer, as fellow Boston ...

- TechCrunch - US

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeff Bauman rib each other in hilarious interview.

Someone needs to give Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeff Bauman their own comedy show. SEE ALSO: Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Stronger' is the second feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing The pair have been touring together to promote the movie Stronger , but they recently took some time out to ask each other the big questions. ...

- Mashable! - US

'DNA Day' planned for Ravens' game undergoes federal and state scrutiny.

A Massachusetts biotech firm still intends to give away DNA test kits to fans at a Ravens game this season, according to the team, but the promotion first must undergo scrutiny from a federal agency and the state. The “DNA Day” event, scheduled for last Sunday’s Ravens-Cleveland Browns game at...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decisions.

New on the podcast: thought crime, buying food' at Costco, and Wyoming's ag-gag law. Two union leaders who threatened to picket Boston-area businesses aren't guilty of extortion, says the First Circuit, as peaceful picketing is legitimate labor

- The Volokh Conspiracy - US

Trial to begin for pharmacist charged in meningitis outbreak.

A Massachusetts pharmacist facing murder charges for his role in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak is set to go on trial. Glenn Chin is charged with second-degree murder, conspiracy and … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

'We Have a Sense of Why He Did It': Arrest in 1992 Murder.

Authorities say a man has been charged with killing a Massachusetts middle school teacher's aide 25 years ago, the AP reports. Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said Monday that Gary Schara, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, was arrested in Connecticut and charged with the April 1992 death of Lisa Ziegert. ...

- Newser - US

MIT's The Engine raises $200M to fund 'tough tech'.

If you think that too many VCs these days are playing it safe and only looking to back sure bets rather than moonshots and more ambitious ventures, take a look over at what's going on in Boston. The Engine, based out of MIT and Cambridge, has raised a $200 million fund to back and help incubate startups working on ...

- TechCrunch - US

US Students in Acid Attack in France Forgive Assailant

The four American college students attacked with acid at a Marseille train station have forgiven their assailant, who reportedly suffers from a mental illness, a university spokesman said Monday.   The four women, on a study-abroad year, have all said they intend to remain in Europe to continue their studies, the spokesman ...

- Voice of America - US

Trial to begin for pharmacist charged in meningitis outbreak

BOSTON — A Massachusetts pharmacist facing murder charges for his role in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak is set to go on trial.

- Billings Gazette - US

If you paid to freeze your credit, here's how you might get your money back

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and a group of other Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill that citizens from both parties may be able to get behind , and…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Boston College students attacked in France forgive attacker, ask for prayers for her

A Boston College student who was attacked at Marseille’s train station in France on Sunday has forgiven the assailant who attacked her and her friends with acid.

- FOX News - US

Red Sox may have used a Fitbit, not an Apple Watch, to snag Yankees signs

In a major upset for Apple's smartwatch brand, it appears that it was a Fitbit, not an Apple Watch, that the Red Sox used as a medium for their sign-stealing in a recent ball game. The news comes from “a major league source” speaking to Boston Globe sports reporter Nick Cafardo. It's unclear at this time whether ...

- TechCrunch - US

Red Sox reportedly cheated with a Fitbit, not an Apple Watch

Reports that the Boston Red Sox cheated in games with an Apple Watch may have been slightly off the mark. A source speaking to Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo claims that the team used a Fitbit device, not Apple's smartwatch. It's not cer...

- Engadget - US

Hurricane Jose is traveling up the East Coast and parts of New England are under a tropical storm warning

National Hurricane Center Hurricane Jose is traveling up the East Coast of the US and could affect an area from North Carolina to New England, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center. The NHC has issued a tropical storm warning for parts of New England from Watch Hill, Rhode Island, to Hull, ...

- Business Insider - US

Sale of ex-Trump aide Scaramucci's SkyBridge on track: executive

BOSTON - The sale of former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci's SkyBridge Capital LLC hedge fund investment firm to a consortium that includes a Chinese buyer is still on track, with the closing date expected in late September, the firm's chief investment officer said on Monday.

- Reuters - US

Man charged in 1992 slaying of Massachusetts teacher's aide

Authorities say a man has been charged with killing a Massachusetts middle school teacher's aide 25 years ago.

- FOX News - US

US students forgive 'disturbed' French acid attacker

BOSTON: American college students attacked with acid at a train station in France have offered compassion and prayers for their assailant, who authorities say suffers from a mental illness.

- BangkokPost - TH

Hurricane Jose producing 'dangerous' surf along East Coast

The storm that immediately followed Irma, Hurricane Jose is expected to cause trouble along the U.S. East Coast later this week, from Delaware to Massachusetts.

- UPI - US

Kyrie Irving on why he didn't talk to LeBron James when he requested a trade from Cleveland: 'Why would I have to?'

David Zalubowski/AP Now a member of the Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving admitted on ESPN's "First Take" on Monday that he did not inform LeBron James of his trade request, nor did he feel the need to. The NBA world was rocked by Irving's trade request from the Cleveland Cavaliers in July, and soon thereafter, reports came out ...

- Business Insider - US

Reuters Video: MIT develops tech that can pack several vaccine doses into one injection

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a drug delivery method that packs multiple doses in a single injection, and could soon make multi-shot vaccines a thing of the past. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

MIT develops tech that can pack several vaccine doses into one injection

CAMBRIDGE, Sept 18 — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a drug delivery method that packs multiple doses in a single injection, and could soon make multi-shot vaccines a thing of the past. According to the MIT News Office,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Chelsea Manning: I'm not an 'American traitor'

Chelsea Manning/InstagramNANTUCKET, Mass. — Chelsea Manning said Sunday she is not an "American traitor" as her critics have claimed, and that she did what she thought was right. Manning made the remarks at a conference in Nantucket that was one of her first public appearances since being released for a military ...

- Business Insider - US

The $5 billion battle for Amazon's new HQ is getting even more heated

Amazon is still soliciting bids for its new $5 billion, 50,000-person headquarters. New York City has emerged as a leading contender. Boston and Los Angeles are seeing pushback from locals who question Amazon's motives. The $5 billion bid for Amazon's new 50,000-person headquarters is intensifying. New York City is ...

- Business Insider - US

Hurricane Jose is traveling up the East Coast, and there is now a tropical storm warning for New England

National Hurricane Center Hurricane Jose is traveling up the East Coast of the US and could affect an area from North Carolina to New England, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center. The NHC has issued a tropical storm warning for parts of New England from Watch Hill, Rhode Island, to Hull, ...

- Business Insider - US

American women who were attacked with acid while studying abroad in France forgive their assailant

APPARIS — The four American college students attacked with acid at a Marseille train station have forgiven their assailant, who reportedly suffers from a mental illness, a university spokesman said Monday. The four women, on a study-abroad year, have all said they intend to remain in Europe to continue their studies, ...

- Business Insider - US

Boston University Pays Tribute to Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel

BOSTON — Boston University paid tribute to the late Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel on Sunday.

- Breitbart - US

Manning Talks Dystopias, Privacy, Being Called a 'Traitor'

Harvard withdrew its fellowship offer to Chelsea Manning last week after CIA Director Mike Pompeo refused to speak there , but the military whistleblower and transgender activist pushed back on that assessment during a weekend appearance in Massachusetts. The Guardian reports that Manning spoke before...

- Newser - US

Hurricane Jose weakens, but could cause trouble on upper East Coast

The storm that immediately followed Irma, Hurricane Jose is expected to cause trouble along the U.S. East Coast later this week, from Delaware to Massachusetts.

- UPI - US

4 Americans Hurt in France Acid Attack Attend Boston College

The four young American women sprayed in the face with acid in a train station in France Sunday morning are Boston College students studying overseas. The women, all juniors, have been identified as Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman, and Michelle Krug, who are studying in the school's Paris program, and Kelsey...

- Newser - US

American college students victimized by acid attack in France were all studying abroad

Shocking reports emerged from France on Sunday that four Boston College students studying abroad were attacked at about 11 a.m. by a 41-year-old disturbed' woman, who threw hydrochloric acid at the students without warning at a train station in Marseilles. There are two bits of good news: the incid...

- The Raw Story - US

Pictured: The four female US students who had acid thrown in their faces in Marseille

All four young women were studying abroad as part of an international programme at Boston College.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

US-made drone set to help in protection of Katavi wildlife

Full scale surveillance against poachers using drones will commence at the Katavi National Park before long.

- TheCitizen - TZ

WATCH: World News 09/17/17: Hurricane Maria Brings New Threat

4 Boston College students attacked with acid in France; London terror attack: Police raid second home

- ABC News - US

Trump's Interior Secretary Reportedly Recommends Cutbacks To Seven National Monuments

A leaked memo from the US Department of Interior, obtained by at least two news outlets Sunday, also recommends opening up ocean preserves off Massachusetts and Hawaii to commercial fishing. View Entire Post ›

- BuzzFeed - US

Chelsea Manning Defends Her Conduct

Chelsea Manning told a crowd at a "creative thinkers" conference in Nantucket that she's not a traitor as her critics have claimed and she did what she thought was the right thing to do.

- Newsmax - US

APExclusive: Chelsea Manning says she not a traitor

NANTUCKET, Mass. — Chelsea Manning said Sunday she is not an "American traitor" as her critics have claimed, and that she did what she thought was right.

- Billings Gazette - US

4 American tourists attacked with acid in Marseille's train station ID'd as Boston College students

Four American women were attacked with acid in Marseille’s main train station on Sunday, the city's prosecutor's office said. A woman was arrested.

- FOX News - US

Chelsea Manning tells 'creative thinkers' parley she's not a traitor, likens society to 'dystopian novel'

Chelsea Manning told a crowd at a “creative thinkers” conference in Nantucket on Sunday that she's not an “American traitor” as her critics have claimed ...

- The Japan Times - JP

US college students in France acid attack

The four American tourists injured when acid was thrown on them at a French train station have been identified as Boston College university students.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial

A Massachusetts pharmacist who oversaw the rooms where tainted drugs that caused a deadly meningitis outbreak were made is heading to trial this week

- ABC News - US

Boston University honors Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

BOSTON — Boston University is paying tribute to the late Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel .

- Billings Gazette - US

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial

BOSTON — After watching his mother die from meningitis in a nationwide outbreak caused by contaminated steroids, Scott Shaw is determined to make sure something like that never happens again.

- Billings Gazette - US

Turns out that the 'Antifa' group claiming they protested Red Sox game are actually right wingers

Mass Live has a pretty important bit of news reporting on the recent to-do from Wednesday night's Red Sox vs. Athletics baseball game, at Fenway Park in Boston. During the fourth inning of the night game, three people unfurled a very large sign over the historic Green Monster' wall in left field that read Racism Is as ...

- Daily Kos - US

Democrats hope to use charter school campaign against Baker

BOSTON — Democrats looking for a political toehold in their campaign to unseat Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in next year's election have seized on the revelation that Baker's education chairman made a previously unacknowledged donation totaling nearly $500,000 to…

- Billings Gazette - US

At more US colleges, video gamers get the varsity treatment

BOSTON — In some ways, they're like typical college athletes. They're on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships. But instead of playing sports, they're playing video games. Varsity gaming teams with all the trappings of sports teams are becoming increasingly common as colleges tap ...

- SFGate - US

Exclusive: FDA plans new compounding pharmacy policy, agency head says

BOSTON - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday the agency is working on a new policy that would encourage more compounding pharmacies to register under a law enacted in the wake of a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to one such company.

- Reuters - US

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