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Southeastern Mass. has state's first case of enterovirus

5 hours 5 min ago
Massachusetts health officials have confirmed the state’s first case of enterovirus-D68, a respiratory virus that has spread across the country in recent weeks.Department of Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett told reporters Tuesday that the patient is an 8-year-old girl southeastern Massachusetts girl with a history of asthma. She was hospitalized earlier this month with wheezing and difficulty breathing before being treated and [...]

Police: 3 people dead in shooting at UPS facility

5 hours 19 min ago
A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, killing two people before committing suicide, police said.

UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change

6 hours 15 min ago
Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.

US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-January

7 hours 4 min ago
New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically — the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone — unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up.

Morning Jolt: Obama to announce new climate change rules

10 hours 41 min ago
President Barack Obama today will announce new climate change rules during an address to the United Nations Climate Summit. Obama will release an executive order that calls on federal groups to take into consideration climate change when creating programs.

A GOOD AGE: Writer Greg O'Brien to speak about his own early Alzheimer's

11 hours 6 min ago
Greg O'Brien of Brewster is a gifted journalist and author who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in his 50s. O'Brien, 64, will speak about his experiences and his book, “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's,” Thursday Sept. 25 at the Kennedy Center in Quincy.

Airstrikes to 'degrade' Islamic State militants begin in Syria

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 17:55
The U.S. and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the militants with a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from ships in the region.

Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 16:57
The Pentagon says the U.S. and partner nations have begun airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants, using a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk missiles fired from ships in the region.

Curry, Milton police investigating campus sexual assault

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:47
A female student report the attempted assault early Friday morning. She said an unknown man lifted her clothes before she got away.

Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in White House intruder's car

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:39
A federal prosecutor says that investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the White House intruder case, along with a machete and two hatchets.

Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:00
The survivalist charged in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks 10 days ago will be caught, Gov. Tom Corbett vowed Monday as a police official said authorities believe they are hot on his trail.

Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 07:46
Some 130,000 Kurdish refugees fleeing Islamic militants have crossed the border from Syria into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday as fighting raged close to Turkey's southern border.

Morning Jolt: Apple sets new iPhone sales record

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 04:26
Apple reported this morning that weekend sales of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reached 10 million, topping the record of 9 million set last year with the iPhone 5s and 5c. In a statement today, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, "Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn't be happier.”

Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 18:46
A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it into the presidential residence before officers managed to apprehend him, the U.S. Secret Service said. President Barack Obama and his family were not at home at the time.

Traffic advisories for eastern Massachusetts

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:36
Some things you need to know about getting where you want to go.

Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:00
Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen battled in Sanaa for a second day Friday in battles that have killed at least 120 people and have shaken the Yemeni capital with thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dragged into the sort of sectarian conflicts that have plagued other nations in the region.

France strikes Islamic State group depot in Iraq

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:00
Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said.

Morning Jolt: What's next for Scotland?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 04:25
After Scotland voters approved staying in the United Kingdom yesterday (55 percent supported the move), what comes next? For the moment, not much will change, but British Prime Minister David Cameron promised more autonomy to Scotland. Among his pledges were more local control over taxes and spending. How soon England delivers on those promises may be an issue.

Traffic advisories for eastern Massachusetts

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:42
Some things you need to know about getting where you want to go.

Matthew T. Mangino: Federal government complicit in militarization of police

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 21:01
Nearly 50 years ago when Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates organized the nation's first special weapons and tactics team (SWAT), nobody envisioned that most police departments — large and small — across the country would someday have SWAT teams. Gates wanted an elite team of specialized cops similar to the Army Rangers or Navy SEALs that could respond to riots, barricades, shootouts or hostage-takings, wrote Radley Balko in the Huffington Post. The SWAT team would be used exclusively [...]