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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.

Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:35
Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

Israel, Hamas accept Gaza war cease-fire

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:44
Israel and Hamas announced Tuesday that they agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza war after seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians.

Morning Jolt: Biggest winners at the Emmys

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 04:30
Check out the biggest winners from the 2014 Emmys.

A smoother ride on Route 3 is on the way

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 01:43
A long-awaited $12 million resurfacing of 4 miles of Route 3 in Braintree and Weymouth will begin next week. Completion in October of 2015 is expected.

Long-awaited Route 3 work begins Sept. 2

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:09
The $12 million resurfacing project will include a 2-mile stretch of the highway north and south through Braintree and Weymouth – a total of 4 miles of roadway.It's expected to be finished in October 2015.

California quake struck at worst possible time

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:00
A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands, caused gas and water lines to rupture, sparked fires and buckled roads.

Wollaston resident recognized as top art professor

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:38
QUINCY – A Wollaston resident has been recognized as one of the top art professors working at Boston’s colleges and universities.Lydia Martin, who moved to Quincy with her husband, Chris, in 1996, recently made the list of "15 Notable Art Professors in Boston" compiled by the Art Career Project, a national group that aims to help aspiring students find careers in art.Martin is an artist and professor of fine arts at [...]

Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:00
A Liberian doctor who was among three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has died, the country's information minister said Monday, as a top U.N. delegation promised more help for countries battling the virulent disease during a visit to Sierra Leone.

Quincy girl wins final bike in Read to Ride program

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:29
A Quincy girl won the final bicycle in Dependable Cleaners' summer Read to Ride program.

Army: Barricaded in Fort Lee office, soldier shot herself

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:52
A commanding general at a Virginia Army base says a soldier with a gun barricaded herself in an office, then shot herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her.

Mourners gather in St. Louis for Michael Brown funeral

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:46
Hundreds of people lined up in sweltering heat Monday to say goodbye to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed earlier this month in a confrontation with a police officer that fueled almost two weeks of street protests.

Morning Jolt: Burger King may sell brand, move out of US

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:51
Miami-based Burger King is in talks to merge with the Canadian Tim Hortons coffee chain, CNN reported. If the companies merge, Burger King would exist as is, but the company headquarters would move to Canada, where the tax rate is cheaper than in the U.S.

Michael Brown's father asks for peace

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 23:57
The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" as he lays his son to rest Monday.