• police reform Nov 5, 2020

    Voters Around the US Approve Local Police Reform Measures

    Voters in at least six states overwhelming approved police reform measures on Election Day, NBC News reports, reflecting a growing demand for greater law enforcement accountability after the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in Minneapolis police custody.

  • Donald Trump Sep 10, 2020

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Out After Syria Withdrawal

    President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will retire in February 2019. Mattis submitted a letter to Trump saying the president deserves a secretary of defense with views more close to his on things like alliances and building an international order. The move comes after Trump abruptly announced that U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Syria,…

  • St. Albans Jul 26, 2020

    Vermont City Hit Hard by News of Immigration Furloughs

    Word has spread swiftly around the small working-class city of St. Albans about looming furloughs at its U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services center, the largest employer in the city that just went through layoffs at its hospital. USCIS has warned that if it doesn’t receive $1.2 billion by Aug. 3, it will be forced to furlough about two-thirds of its…

  • Iran Jan 8, 2020

    Commercial Airlines Reroute Flights Amid US-Iran Tensions

    Commercial airlines are rerouting flights throughout the Middle East to avoid potential danger during heightened tensions between the United States and Iran. Jumbled schedules could effect as many as 15,000 passengers per day, lengthen flight times by an average of 30 to 90 minutes, and severely bruise the bottom line for airlines, industry analysts said. There is anxiety that the...

  • Iran Jan 8, 2020

    Commercial Airlines Reroute Flights Amid U.S.-Iran Tensions

    Commercial airlines on Wednesday rerouted flights crossing the Middle East to avoid possible danger amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran.

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    Ballroom Dancers Say Immigration Clampdown Hurting Business

    When no Americans replied to her ads seeking a dance instructor, studio owner Chris Sabourin looked overseas. But she was stymied again by a federal tightening of visa application rules she and others contend is hampering the ballroom dance industry. Sabourin had to eventually give up after a year and thousands of dollars trying to hire a top ballroom dancer...

  • United States Dec 2, 2019

    Scientists Race to Document Puerto Rico's Coastal Heritage

    A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island’s heritage that is still being discovered. Scientists hope to use the 3D images they’ve taken so far to also help identify which historic...

  • Attorney Nov 28, 2019

    Man Strips Naked Inside Senate Office Building

    A man entered a U.S. Senate office building on Tuesday afternoon and stripped fully nude, police say.

  • Donald Trump Oct 16, 2019

    Parents of British Teen Killed in Crash With Diplomat's Wife Reject Trump Offer to Meet Her

    The family of a British teenager killed in a wrong-way crash involving the wife of an American diplomat said President Donald Trump dropped a “bombshell” during a meeting at the White House, revealing that the woman was waiting to meet them in the room next door, NBC News reported. Their lawyer said the way the meeting was proposed was “so...

  • Donald Trump Sep 10, 2019

    North Korea Fires 2 Projectiles After Offering Talks With US

    North Korea launched two projectiles toward the sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, hours after the North offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States but warned its dealings with Washington may end without new U.S. proposals. The launches and demand for new proposals were apparently aimed at pressuring the United States to make concessions when the North...

  • Boston Sep 2, 2019

    Logan Airport Busy as Hurricane Dorian Approaches US

    While some people grabbed their suitcases and hopped on a flight down to Florida, others picked up their bags and felt relieved to be at Boston’s Logan Airport and out of Hurricane Dorian’s path. “It was a little nerve-wracking,” Needham resident Melissa Bello said. “Our backup plan was we were going to drive to Atlanta and possibly try to take...

  • Massachusetts Aug 19, 2019

    ‘Codfather' Settles, Agreeing Never to Fish Again, NOAA Says

    A fishing magnate known as the Codfather will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries, the federal government said Monday in announcing it has settled its civil case against a man whose arrest for shirking quotas and smuggling profits overseas shocked the East Coast industry. The settlement with Carlos Rafael and his fishing captains will clear the way for...

  • United States Jul 16, 2019

    Steamy Text Message Sparks Marriage Fraud Investigation in RI

    A steamy text message at the most inopportune moment has sparked a federal marriage fraud trial in Rhode Island. The Boston Globe reports that Prince Mark Boley, a Liberian national living in Providence, married Amanda Hames-Whitman in 2016.

  • President May 7, 2019

    ‘On New Year's Eve We'll Have to Cook Ourselves': Russian Chef Expelled From SF Consulate After US Accuses Him of Being a Spy

    Four Russian Consulate employees in San Francisco — including a chef accused of being a spy — are among the 35 Russian diplomats ordered to leave the United States within 72 hours by President Barack Obama, the Russian Consul General to San Francisco announced Friday.

  • Donald Trump Mar 28, 2019

    Venezuelans Search for Water as New Blackouts Hit Nationwide

    More power outages hit Venezuela on Wednesday after the nation’s worst blackouts earlier this month, knocking out water pumps and forcing some Caracas residents to spend hours searching for bottled water in the few shops that were open or to fill up containers at springs in the city’s hills. Frustrated Venezuelans wondered how long they would have to endure the...

  • Mexico Mar 23, 2019

    Flight Attendant, a DACA Recipient, Released by ICE

    A Mesa Airlines flight attendant, who as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipient is barred from traveling outside the United States under the Trump administration’s rules, was released from immigration detention Friday after being taken into custody when she returned to the U.S. on a flight from Mexico that she had worked. Selene Saavedra Roman, 28, who works...

  • quincy Mar 15, 2019

    US Attorney Sues City of Quincy for Dumping Sewage Into Boston Harbor

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office has filed a lawsuit against the city of Quincy, Massachusetts for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act by dumping sewage into the Boston Harbor and surrounding water. The lawsuit was announced Friday morning and states the city dumps untreated wastewater into Boston Harbor, Dorchester Bay and Quincy Bay. Water samples collected from 2009 through 2018 was...

  • New Hampshire Feb 7, 2019

    Suspicious Envelope Prompts Brief Evacuation at Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's Office

    The New Hampshire State Police bomb squad responded to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s office for reports of a suspicious letter.

  • United States Feb 7, 2019

    Just 20 Migrants Per Day in New Caravan Can Cross Into Texas

    Hundreds of migrants in a new caravan that just reached the U.S. border may have to wait in Northern Mexico for months, because the U.S. agents in the tiny Texas town where they want to cross can only currently process fewer than 20 migrants a day, according to Customs and Border Protection officials. More than 1,800 migrants arrived in Piedras...

  • Canada Feb 3, 2019

    Juan Guaido Calls for Venezuela Defections as Nicolas Maduro Stands Firm

    Venezuela’s opposition leader called on more members of the military to abandon the country’s socialist government following Saturday’s defection of a high-ranking general, while President Nicolas Maduro proposed holding early National Assembly elections that could potentially oust his challenger. Maduro’s call for early legislative voting is likely to intensify his standoff with rival Juan Guaido, who heads the opposition-controlled National...

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