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Adams trust fund manager sues Quincy and historical group

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:15
QUINCY – The manager of a trust fund established by President John Adams is suing the Quincy Historical Society and the city, alleging that the society hasn’t paid enough rent to use the historical Adams Academy building for the past 40 years.Earlier this year, Boston lawyer James DeGiacomo, the court-appointed manager of a trust established by Adams in 1822 to benefit Quincy schoolchildren, filed a lawsuit asserting that the [...]

Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:22
His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.

Today in the News: At least 47 dead in Taiwan plane crash

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:00
An airplane trying to make an emergency landing in Taiwan crashed and killed at least 47 people, USA Today reported. The plane was trying to land because of stormy weather from a typhoon in the area. Eleven people were hurt in the crash as well, officials said.

US: Downed fighter jets part of pattern in Ukraine

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House cast the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine on Wednesday as part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian weapons to pose risks to aircrafts and further destabilize the conflict in the former Soviet republic.

UN says civilians make up most of Gaza deaths

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:22
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shopkeepers say they were sitting outside their shuttered businesses Wednesday, catching a break from being cooped up during wartime, when an Israeli missile struck a nearby mosque, killing a truck driver and wounding 45 people.

Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:00
Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets as fighting flared in the region.

Morning Jolt: President Obama's poll numbers unchanged since March

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:41
According to a new CNN/ORC International poll, President Barack Obama’s approval rating is 42 percent, basically the same as it was in March. The numbers aren’t great, but the fact that they haven’t fallen further despite recent events shows that Obama is holding steady.

Two dozen groups urge swift passage of animal-abuse bill

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 20:03
QUINCY – Supporters of a Puppy Doe-inspired bill that would stiffen penalties for convicted animal abusers are urging lawmakers to approve the proposed changes by the end of the month, when the formal legislative session ends.The House of Representatives on Tuesday was handed an updated version of a bill that would increase the maximum prison sentence, from five years to seven years, and the monetary fine, from $2,500 to $5,000, for a [...]

Today in the News: Del. man sues restaurant for injuries he got while robbing the place

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:00
"All of the Season's Pizza employees participated in punching, kicking and pouring hot soup over my body. I was unarmed and defenseless and had to suffer a brutal beating by all of the employees of Seasons Pizza." - Nigel Sykes, who tried to rob Seasons Pizza restaurant in Newport, Delaware, at gunpoint, only to have the tables turned on him as he tried to get away. Now Sykes is suing for the injuries he suffered during the robbery, and a U.S. district judge has allowed the case to move forward.

Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:45
Companies that insure Detroit's bonds are repeating their pledge to aggressively challenge the city's plan to get out of bankruptcy.

Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:15
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv — a reflection of high anxiety over air travel after the downing of a Malaysian jet over Ukraine.

Beaches reopen in Quincy, Duxbury

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:33
Ten of 17 beaches in Quincy and one in Duxbury that were closed to swimming last week because of high bacteria counts have reopened.Posting have been removed at Avalon, Chickatabot, Delano (Back), Broady (Baker), Rhoda, Nickerson and Wollaston beaches in Quincy and Landing Road Beach in Duxbury.The other 58 salt-water beaches on the South Shore passed bacteria tests this week and are open. [...]

Virginia court rules in favor of Obamacare subsidies, contradicting earlier D.C. ruling

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:27
A pair of federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a challenge to health insurance subsidies Tuesday, making a Supreme Court case likely.

Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:59
A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.

Physcian Focus: Your local board of health

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:11
Much of their work remains invisible to most residents, yet the work is critically important and affects all citizens across the Commonwealth. For more than 200 years, in fact, ever since 1799 when Paul Revere (yes, that Paul Revere) was appointed chairman of the nation's first board of health in Boston to control the "filth and offal" that were causing illness in the community, local boards of health have had one goal: to provide for the public's health and safety. [...]

Morning Jolt: World Cup star James Rodriguez joins soccer powerhouse

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:41
James Rodriguez of Colombia made a huge splash at the World Cup, becoming the tournament’s breakout star, and now it’s paying off for the 23-year-old. Rodriguez just signed a contract with soccer powerhouse Real Madrid that is reportedly worth $121 million. The boyish-looking Rodriguez won the Golden Boot at the World Cup, meaning he scored the most goals of any player (six).

Today in the News: Gov. Rick Perry to send National Guard to border

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:00
"I will not stand idly by. The price of inaction is too high." - Texas Gov. Rick Perry, announcing Operation Strong Safety, an effort to secure the border as thousands of undocumented, unaccompanied children try to cross into the U.S. Perry is sending about 1,000 National Guard troops to help patrol the border.

Train with plane crash bodies leaves rebel town

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:45
A refrigerated train carrying Malaysia Airlines victims' bodies pulled away Monday from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine, one small step forward in easing the agony of their grieving families.

Police make an arrest in Quincy Adams T station robbery

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:39
Daniel Pagliuca, 31, of Rockland, was charged with unarmed robbery after police say he took money from a cashier's hand and fled from the store.

Israeli shells hit hospital in Gaza, official says

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:00
Israeli tank shells struck a hospital in the Gaza Strip on Monday, killing four people and wounding 60, Palestinian officials said, as Israel's defense minister vowed to press on with the war against Hamas "as long as necessary."