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Traffic advisories for eastern Massachusetts

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:11
Some things you need to know about getting where you want to go.

Investment story prompts fiery exchange at treasurer candidates forum

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:36
The three Democratic candidates for state treasurer talked casinos, financial literacy and the state Lottery at a forum Thursday at Stonehill College in Easton.

Democratic attorney general candidates critical of domestic violence law provision

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:25
Maura Healey and Warren Tolman, Democratic candidates for attorney general, disagreed most clearly on casinos at a forum Thursday at Stonehill College in Easton.

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:00
The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history.

Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:00
Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia.

Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 06:35
A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing the disease to that country for the first time in an outbreak that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

Morning Jolt: Pilot of crashed F15 found dead

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:35
The Air Force confirmed that the pilot of the F-15C jet that crashed in Virginia was killed. The jet crashed in a remote location, and it took rescue teams awhile to get there. Despite reports that the pilot was able to eject from the plane, the Air Force said he was unable to do so and was killed in the crash. The pilot’s name will be released today.

VIDEO: Attorney general, treasurer candidates' forums

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:19
Watch video of the attorney general and treasurer candidates' political forum sponsored by GateHouse Media, WCVB and the Martin Institute for Law and Society.

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:28
President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.

Russian tank columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:00
Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:33
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine.

Islamic State group kills captured Syrian soldiers

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:56
The Islamic State group killed more than 150 troops captured in recent fighting for a string of military bases in northeastern Syria, shooting some and slashing others with knives in the past 24 hours in the latest mass killing attributed to the extremists, activists said Thursday.

Morning Jolt: New clue about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 04:19
A new clue emerged in the case of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, The Associated Press reported. A failed satellite call to the airliner "suggests to us that the aircraft might have turned south a little earlier than we had previously expected," Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said. That would change the search area, though officials haven’t pinpointed an area in the vast ocean in which the flight is believed to have crashed.

Today in the News: Miley Cyrus' homeless friend has warrant for arrest

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:00
"Reportedly, he has returned to the Polk County area. We will be attempting to serve him his warrant, at which time he will be taken into custody." - Polk County, Oregon, Corrections Director Martin Silbernagel, talking about Jesse Helt, the man who accepted an award for Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Helt, 22, stopped checking in with his probation officer, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He is from Polk County and apparently went home after the VMAs.

Muslims react with outrage at UK sex abuse report

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:00
Members of Britain's Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on sex abuse cases because of concerns about racism in the northern English town of Rotherham.

Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:00
The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:32
An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.

COMING TOMORROW: Live stream of the AG, treasurer candidates' forum

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:15
Return here tomorrow to watch live streaming video of two political forums sponsored by GateHouse Media, WCVB and the Martin Institute for Law and Society. Democrats vying for treasurer and attorney general will share their views to help voters make a decision at the Sept. 9 primary.Return here tomorrow to watch live streaming video of two political forums sponsored by GateHouse Media, WCVB and the Martin Institute for Law and Society. Democrats vying for treasurer and attorney general will [...]

Morning Jolt: Consumer Reports says pregnant women should avoid all tuna

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:43
Consumer Reports says pregnant woman should avoid all tuna because of the mercury content in the beloved fish. The advice goes against FDA and EPA guidelines, which say pregnant women can - and should - eat 8 to 12 ounces of seafood per week, including canned light tuna.

Today in the News: American killed while fighting for ISIS

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:00
News outlets reported today that American Douglas McCain died last weekend while fighting for the terrorist group ISIS. McCain’s family learned of his death from the U.S. State Department, who had been aware of McCain’s sensibilities and had been tracking him. He apparently converted to Islam several years ago, according to family members, and then began to be interested in ISIS.