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The Navy says it will now allow servicewomen to sport ponytails and other longer hairstyles, reversing a policy that long forbade them from letting their hair down.
Many black women had asked for changes to the female grooming standards. A female sailor announced the new policy during a Facebook Live event Tuesday with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson. He says it makes the Navy more inclusive.
Brian Fleming’s PowerPoint begins, startlingly, with an image showing a bloody tangle of people on Boylston Street and two Boston Police officers edging toward them.
“They’re waiting for the second bomb. They’re a little hesitant,” Fleming said.
Sgt. Fleming, now retired, ran the Boston Police Department SWAT unit. He also served, then and now, as a peer-to-peer support officer, a critical role to support officers who respond to traumatic events and to prevent suicide.
Police officer suicide is a quiet crisis across the country, last year claiming more officers than on-duty deaths. Support officers and incident debriefings are meant to get officers to talk about their emotional response to traumatic events and determine whether they need counseling for depression or PTSD, which can lead to suicide.
A worker has died after he got stuck in a piece of machinery used to cut metal at a Sharon, Massachusetts, business on Thursday morning.
The man seen in a viral video verbally attacking a woman for wearing a Puerto Rico shirt was charged Thursday with a felony hate crime.
Timothy Trybus was original charged with misdemeanor assault and misdemeanour disorderly conduct. Those charges were upgraded to two counts of felony hate crime after the Cook County, Illinois, State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case. Trybus was re-arrested Thursday and is scheduled to appear in bond court Friday.
This map shows the location of 87 child-care facilities housing children seized from their parents and other children who crossed the border without an adult or unaccompanied immigrant minors.
A woman was charged with attempted murder Thursday in an attack on a 92-year-old man who was struck with a concrete brick and berated on a Southern California sidewalk.
Laquisha Jones, 30, of Los Angeles, was arrested Tuesday night near 60th Street and Crenshaw Avenue in the Willowbrook area of Los Angeles, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. She faces charges of attempted murder and elder abuse, infliction of injury.
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Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches — limiting their wages and job opportunities — under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced binding agreements with the companies — McDonald's, Auntie Anne's, Arby's, Carl's Jr., Jimmy John's, Cinnabon and Buffalo Wild Wings — at a news conference Thursday. McDonald's had previously announced plans to end the practice.
The so-called no-poach policies prevent franchises from hiring workers away from other franchises of the same chain. That's been considered convenient for franchise owners, but has blocked experienced workers at one franchise from getting better-paying jobs at others, potentially keeping tens of thousands of employees around the country stuck in low-wage positions.
A newly opened shopping mall on Mexico City's south side partly collapsed Thursday after structural problems apparently led the mall's operators to evacuate the area, and no injuries were reported.
Videos posted on social media show a cantilevered, multi-story section of the mall collapsing in a cloud of dust and twisted metal on Thursday. Some of it fell into lanes of a major freeway, which had been closed shortly before the collapse.
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Talk about a paleo diet. Scientists have uncovered the last meal of a frozen hunter who died 5,300 years ago in the Alps.
The stomach contents of the corpse, widely known as Oetzi the Iceman, offer a snapshot of what ancient Europeans ate more than five millennia ago, researchers said.
On the menu, described Thursday in the journal Current Biology, were the fat and meat of a wild goat, meat of a red deer and whole wheat seeds, which Oetzi ate shortly before his death.
In a heated exchange, U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, on Thursday invoked FBI Agent Peter Strzok's marriage. Strzok has admitted to having an extramarital affair with Lisa Page.
One American service member was killed in combat in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the U.S. military said.
The service member's identity was being withheld pending notification of family members, and the U.S. command in Kabul released no details about the incident. In addition to their support for Afghan forces fighting the Taliban, U.S. forces are combatting extremist groups in eastern Afghanistan, mainly the Islamic State group's Afghanistan affiliate in the province of Nangarhar.
The U.S. military said one Afghan security force member also was killed and several were wounded in Thursday's incident.
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The Justice Department will appeal the AT&T-Time Warner merger approval, according to a court document filed Thursday.
Shares of AT&T slipped 1 percent in after-hours trading Thursday.
In June, a federal judge ruled that the $85.4 billion deal was legal and imposed no conditions on the merger.
At the time, the Justice Department expressed its disappointment with the ruling. The government argued that the deal would make the pay-TV market "less competitive and less innovative."
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Consumers who ask the Federal Communications Commission to investigate complaints against broadband providers would be charged $225 — possibly more than the amount in dispute — under a proposal the FCC is voting on Thursday, NBC News reported.
The proposal is expected to pass the Republican-controlled commission, though the lone Democrat called it "bonkers" while two congressional Democrats said it runs counter to the FCC's mission of working for consumers.
Thousands of consumer complaints on things like billing and poor internet service are submitted to the FCC each year. The commission typically passes complaints along, but if the new process passes, it will only follow up on disputes if the person making the complaint goes through a formal process that comes with a $225 filing fee.
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Build-a-Bear Workshop was forced to close lines during their "Pay Your Age" sale due to "crowd and safety concerns." Many waited for hours to get a discount on the stuffable animals.
The day-to-day pearls of wisdom imparted by coaches to players — from youth sports to high school, to college and even the pros — are well-known: Try your hardest, don't lose focus, support your teammates, keep your chin up.
Sometimes, heeding that advice can lead to winning a game or a championship.
In the case of the 12 youth soccer players trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, it may have helped save their lives.