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Robert Kraft says 'playing in the NFL is a privilege, not a right' as the Patriots reportedly take controversial Oklahoma running back off their draft board.

Sean Gardner/Getty Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon likely has the talent to be a first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, but his history of domestic violence may result in him not being drafted at all. On Monday, the Boston Herald reported that the New England Patriots have removed Mixon from their draft board entirely. ...

- Business Insider - US

Santander just got hit hard for approving thousands of subprime auto loans.

The Attorney General of Massachusetts announced a $22 million settlement with Santander bank Wednesday over the bank's subprime auto loan securitization. According to a statement from the office of Democrat AG Maura Healey, Santander is "the largest packager of subprime auto loan securities in the US," and has ...

- Business Insider - US

Thomas Hodgson: Arrest Officials from Sanctuary Cities; 'This Is All About Following Our Laws'.

Thomas Hodgson, sheriff of Bristol County in Massachusetts, spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Wednesday regarding his recent testimony before the House Subcommittee on Immigration.

- Breitbart - US

Birds blamed for fire at Massachusetts water treatment plant.

PEABODY, Mass. — A fire that knocked a Massachusetts city's water treatment plant out of commission has been blamed on birds.

- Billings Gazette - US

Girl Badly Burned By The Viral Homemade Slime Experiment Reveals Hidden Dangers.

Middle school girls in Massachusetts and the UK are badly burned performing a homemade demonstration of a polymer. The lessons: 1) Use borax dissolved in water, not the straight powder, 2) wash your hands extensively after handling slime, 3) use more glue than borax, 4) wash your hands, everytime!

- Forbes.com - US

Orrin Hatch 'might very well consider' stepping aside if this person ran for his seat.

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is signaling he'd be willing to step aside and not run for re-election in 2018 if former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Birds blamed for fire at Massachusetts water treatment plant.

PEABODY, Mass. " A fire that knocked a Massachusetts city's water treatment plant out of commission has been blamed on birds.Peabody Fire Lt. Chris Dowling tells The Salem News it appears the March...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Privacy advocates plan to fight Congress' repeal of ISP privacy rules.

Privacy advocates haven't given up the fight after the U.S. Congress voted to allow ISPs to sell customers' browsing histories and other personal information without their permission.On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted 215 to 205 to strike down ISP privacy regulations approved by the Federal ...

- ITworld - US

Wall Street flat; Fed officials in focus.

Chicago Fed President Charles Evans, who has consistently been dovish on interest rates, said he supported one or two more hikes this year as the U.S. economy improves. Boston President Eric Rosengren and his San Francisco counterpart, John Williams, are due to speak later in the day. Investors also appeared to remain on ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

It's Not Too Late to Conserve Water Resources in Rapidly Urbanizing Areas of Eastern Massachusetts.

As climate change and population pressure both intensify in suburban areas northwest of Boston in th­e coming decades, a new study bywatershed scientist Timothy Randhir of the University of Massachusetts Amherstsuggests that threats to the area's watershed such as water shortages and poor quality can be met if managers ...

- ENN - US

Man who claims he invented e-mail is now running for US Senate.

Shiva Ayyadurai, who sued the Techdirt blog for libel, will run in Massachusetts.

- Ars Technica UK - US

Massachusetts Sheriff: Arrest Leaders Of Sanctuary Cities

A Massachusetts sheriff testified before Congress Tuesday that sanctuary cities have become magnets for illegal aliens, some of which have violent criminal records' and called for the leaders of such cities to be arrested.

- TruthRevolt.org - US

First Mariner opens branch in Canton

First Mariner Bank will open a new branch in Canton next month to replace one that closed at its former headquarters. The branch will be located on the first floor of 1st Mariner's new headquarters at 3301 Boston St. and will open April 3. Earlier this year, First Mariner moved out of its office...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Israeli lawmakers reach out to US Jews on anti-Semitism

BOSTON " A group of lawmakers representing a cross-section of Israel's political spectrum is reaching out to American Jews at a time when anxiety over anti-Semitic activity is running high in both countries, and amid uncertainty...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Iranians, engines of US university research, wait in limbo

BOSTON " Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into U.S. graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban, potentially derailing research...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Partner at New York hedge fund jumped to his death: police

BOSTON - A partner at New York hedge fund Paulson & Co died on Monday after jumping out of a hotel window in Midtown Manhattan, according to police.

- Reuters - US

Israeli lawmakers reach out to US Jews on anti-Semitism

BOSTON — A group of lawmakers representing a cross-section of Israel's political spectrum is reaching out to American Jews to discuss...

- Townhall.com - US

Iranians, engines of US university research, wait in limbo

BOSTON — Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into U.S. graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the...

- Townhall.com - US

Here's How Much Robots Have Lowered Humans' Wages in US

It turns out the robot uprising was a whole lot less The Terminator and a whole lot more Roger & Me . A study from economists at MIT and Boston University published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research attempts to quantify the effects of industrial automation on American...

- Newser - US

Iranians, engines of US university research, wait in limbo

BOSTON — Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into U.S. graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban, potentially derailing research projects and leaving some science…

- Billings Gazette - US

Could Working Remotely Be As Bad For Your Health As Smoking?

Though we’ve never had more ways to connect, many studies suggest that people are getting lonelier, and that sense of loneliness is killing us. 'Loneliness has a much more complicated effect on mortality, but its effects are just as strong or only slightly less strong than obesity and smoking,' says Dr. Dhruv ...

- Fast Company - US

Boston Pizza eyes a slice of urban market with new restaurant concept aimed at condo crowd

While Boston Pizza typically caters to families and sports watchers, company executives see a gap in 'approachable,' family-friendly sports bars, in urban areas of the country

- Financial Post - CA

Convenience store magnate, governor candidate Mihos dies

BOSTON " Convenience store magnate Christy Mihos, who built and sold a chain of markets bearing his name, twice ran unsuccessfully for governor and endured a nasty divorce and bankruptcy, has died at age 67.He died Saturday...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Scientists turn human kidney cells into tiny biocomputers

A team of scientists from Boston University have found a way to hack into mammalian cells -- human cells, even -- and make them follow logical instructions like computers can. While they're not the first researchers to program cells to do their biddi...

- Engadget - US

It's not too late to conserve water resources in rapidly urbanizing areas

As climate change and population pressure both intensify in suburban areas northwest of Boston in the coming decades, a new study by watershed scientist Timothy Randhir of the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggests that threats to the area's watershed such as water shortages and poor quality can be met if managers ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Watch: Peter Schweizer Details How John Podesta May Have Violated Federal Law

Tuesday on Fox News Channel's “Fox & Friends,” Breitbart editor at large Peter Schweizer, the author of “Clinton Cash,” detailed how the former chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign John Podesta may have violated federal law by failing to disclose stock shares he owned from a ...

- Breitbart - US

Illegally harvested lobsters donated to homeless veterans

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. " Environmental authorities in Massachusetts are donating lobsters seized from an illegal harvest to homeless veterans.Massachusetts Environmental Police say they found the lobsters during an inspection of...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

A Mediterranean food chain that people are obsessed with is about to take over America — here's what it's like

Hollis Johnson Washington, DC-based fast-casual chain Cava Grill is expanding its delicious empire. After raising $60 million from a venture-capital firm backed by AOL cofounder Steve Case in 2015, Cava Grill has netted another $30 million in Series C funding, according to the company. Cava is planning to expand ...

- Business Insider - US

The Cleveland Cavaliers look worn out, and it could be an ominous sign

Darren Abate/AP The Cleveland Cavaliers were no match for the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night, as Gregg Popovich's squad rolled over LeBron James and the defending champs in a game so lopsided the entire fourth quarter essentially became garbage time. The loss dropped the Cavs to 8-10 since the All-Star break. And it ...

- Business Insider - US

Workers Shut Down Santander Headquarters in Mass Protest

Committee for Better BanksAs Santander faces growing scrutiny for discriminatory and predatory lending practices, bank workers from across the country descended on the Boston headquarters today to demonstrate the growing movement of opposition the bank faces over unethical banking practices and poor working conditions.

- Common Dreams - US

How scientists turned a spinach leaf into beating heart tissue

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts have effectively hacked a spinach leaf to function as living, beating human heart tissue.

- MNN - US

Ann Romney: Mitt Would've Taken State Job If Trump Offered

If President Donald Trump had asked former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to run his State Department, the former Republican presidential candidate would have accepted, according to his wife Ann.

- Newsmax - US

Blind, Deaf Army Veteran Sets Sights on Boston Marathon

Army veteran Aaron Hale is deaf, blind, and determined to finish the Boston Marathon, the Boston Herald reported.

- Newsmax - US

Astronomers find unexpected, dust-obscured star formation in distant galaxy

Amherst MA Mar 28, 2017 Pushing the limits of the largest single-aperture millimeter telescope in the world, and coupling it with gravitational lensing, University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomer Alexandra Pope and colleagues report that they have detected a surprising rate of star formation, four times higher than ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

A realtor explains how to set yourself up as a homebuyer long before you ever start shopping

Francisco Osorio/FlickrThere's no doubt buying your first home can be intimidating. Not only is it a commitment to settle down in one place, but it's a huge financial decision. So where do you start? In preparing to buy, you need to make sure you have at least nine months to a year of consistent income in order to qualify ...

- Business Insider - US

Avalanche victims remembered by hospital colleagues

BOSTON " Two Americans killed in an avalanche in Canada this month are being remembered as "young rising stars" by their colleagues at a prestigious Boston hospital.Officials at Massachusetts General Hospital said Monday that...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

MIT researchers set out to create self-assembling chips

One of the hottest topics in robotics is self-assembly, and any technique that requires no human intervention is of special interest.The technology is also highly desirable for chips. Computing devices are shrinking thanks to smaller chips, which are reaching their physical limits.Researchers from the Massachusetts ...

- PCWorld.com - US

Massachusetts Prepares to Vacate Nearly 24,000 Tainted Drug Convictions

Prosecutors are expected to drop nearly all of the convictions based on the work of a drug lab chemist who falsified evidence in favor of police.

- Reason.com - US

Humongous gold coin stolen from Berlin museum

The Big Maple Leaf,' a 221-pound gold coin estimated to be worth $4 million, was stolen from a Berlin museum in the early hours of Monday morning. Thieves are suspected to have broken into the Bode Museum in the German capitol at 3:30 a.m. and made off with the oversized Canadian coin, which measures about 21-inches ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The statue of the 'Fearless Girl' will stare down the Wall Street bull for another year

Rachael LevyThe statue of a girl in the heart of New York's financial district will continue to inspire people for at least another year. "Fearless Girl" was placed in front of the famous statue of the Wall Street bull by State Street Global Advisors, a Boston-based financial services firm, on March 8, International Women's ...

- Business Insider - US

IBM was a pioneer in the work-from-home revolution — now it's cracking down

WPA Pool / Getty ImagesAfter several decades of allowing employees to perform their jobs remotely, IBM has announced it is changing course to foster more in-person collaboration, Quartz reports. Some 2,600 people in IBM's marketing department, plus an unknown number of employees in IT, procurement, and Watson-related ...

- Business Insider - US

Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri are waging war over the hotel room

As the hotel industry wages war against Airbnb, companies making voice-powered assistants are also heading to battle in the hotel room itself. Bloomberg reports that Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri are vying for a spot in Marriott International's Aloft chain of hotel rooms, with both in testing at the Aloft Boston Seaport ...

- TechCrunch - US

Once golden, Robert Rubin's hedge fund proteges lose some luster

BOSTON/NEW YORK - Learning to invest on Goldman Sachs' risk arbitrage desk, made famous by leader Robert Rubin, was once seen as a fast track to fortune. The latest to falter is Eric Mindich, who announced on Thursday that he would shut his hedge fund firm Eton Park Capital Management LP following a 9 percent loss in 2016 ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

Hedge fund traders from a legendary desk at Goldman Sachs have lost billions of dollars

REUTERS/Christian HartmannBOSTON/NEW YORK — Learning to invest on Goldman Sachs' risk arbitrage desk, made famous by leader Robert Rubin, was once seen as a fast track to fortune. But the band of hedge fund protégés who mastered their trade under the former Wall Street star and U.S. treasury secretary has stumbled in ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump's victory has boosted a new sect of young conservatives vying to become players in a quickly evolving right-wing media landscape

Dugan Arnett / BostonGlobe.com: Trump's victory has boosted a new sect of young conservatives vying to become players in a quickly evolving right-wing media landscape  —  It had been a typically busy day for the conservative rabble-rouser.  —  Already that morning, Nicholas Fuentes, a Boston University ...

- Mediagazer - US

Things to do in Boston, USA: The three-minute guide

No American city has a history as strong and as long as Boston. 

- Stuff - NZ

Plaintiff in Boston lawsuit against former Haitian mayor dies

- One of three Haitian men who recently sued the former mayor of their village accusing him in Boston federal court of murdering, torturing and burning the homes of his political opponents has died, his attorney said on Saturday.

- Stabroek News - GY

1 dead, 1 injured after car strikes ceiling of tunnel

Authorities say one person was killed and another was injured after the car they were in went airborne and struck the ceiling of a tunnel in Boston. Massachusetts State Police … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

WashPost Prints Op-Ed: 'NPR and PBS Don't Need Tax Money Anymore'

The Washington Post published an op-ed on Sunday headlined 'NPR and PBS don't need tax money anymore.' Manhattan Institute vice president Howard Husock is uniquely qualified on the topic: he's a former producer for Boston PBS superstation WGBH and now serves on the board of directors of the Corporation for Public ...

- NewsBusters - US

Once golden, Robert Rubin's hedge fund proteges lose some luster

BOSTON/NEW YORK - Learning to invest on Goldman Sachs' risk arbitrage desk, made famous by leader Robert Rubin, was once seen as a fast track to fortune. But the band of hedge fund protégés who mastered their trade under the former Wall Street star and U.S. Treasury Secretary have stumbled in recent years.

- Reuters - US

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