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  • Associated Press Nov 6, 2019

    Children Who Survived Deadly Mexico Ambush Saved By Courage, Mother

    The nine women and children killed by drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico lived in a remote farming community where residents call themselves Mormon — descendants of former members of The Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints who fled the U.S. to escape the church’s 19th century polygamy ban. Many of the families living there trace their origins to the...

  • Associated Press Nov 6, 2019

    Americans Killed in Mexico Attack Were Part of Mormon Offshoot Community

    The nine women and children killed by drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico lived in a remote farming community where residents call themselves Mormon — descendants of former members of The Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints who fled the U.S. to escape the church’s 19th century polygamy ban. Many of the families living there trace their origins to the...

  • Associated Press Nov 6, 2019

    9 Americans Dead In Mexico Massacre

    Families caught in highway ambush that left nine dead and several more seriously wounded.

  • Associated Press Nov 5, 2019

    Family Reacts to Killing of 9 US Citizens in Mexico

    At least three women and six children, all apparently U.S. citizens, were slaughtered by drug cartel gunmen in northern Mexico.

  • Reporter Oct 27, 2019

    In Apple TV's ‘Morning Show,' Women Rebel, Men Misbehave

    “The Morning Show” started life as a behind-the-scenes peek at a slice of network TV as familiar and routine as a wake-up cup of coffee. Then shocking revelations of sexual misconduct engulfed NBC’s “Today” and beyond, and the story changed. The 10-part drama series, part of the first wave of shows launching the Apple TV Plus streaming service Nov. 1,...

  • DIRECTOR Oct 21, 2019

    Chile Protests Continue Despite Gov't Retreat on Fare Hike

    Protests and violence in Chile spilled over into a new day and raged into Sunday night despite the president cancelling a subway fare hike that has prompted violent demonstrations. Officials in the Santiago region said three people died in fires at two looted supermarkets early Sunday — among 60 Walmart-owned outlets that have been vandalized, and the company said many...

  • Donald Trump Sep 20, 2019

    Kennedy Mystique Could Factor Into Mass. Senate Race

    When Edward M. Kennedy was running for the U.S. Senate for the first time in 1962, his Democratic primary opponent turned to him during a debate and said if his last name was Moore – Kennedy’s middle name – his “candidacy would be a joke.” Fortunately for Kennedy, he shared a last name with his brother John F. Kennedy –...

  • DIRECTOR Aug 9, 2019

    Researchers Identify Genes That Increase Autism Risk, UCLA Study Says

    Researchers found 69 genes that increase the risk for autism spectrum disorder. Sixteen of those genes were not previously suspected to be associated with a risk for autism.

  • food Jul 9, 2019

    AI Can Help Lessen Dangers of Climate Change, Industry Leaders Say

    Almost everyone agrees that humans caused climate change, and now some scientists and business leaders say it will take superhumans to help fix it. A study co-written by leading academics and business leaders analyzes nine different ways artificial intelligence (AI) can help reduce gas emissions that are known to have a negative effect on Earth’s atmosphere and four tools to...

  • Attorney Jul 9, 2019

    Asylum Seeker and ‘Victim of Torture' Who Cannot Walk Facing Deportation

    When José Antonio Hernández Viera was awakened early Friday morning, he and his belongings were stuffed into a vehicle and driven away from Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center. The 40-year-old Cuban asylum seeker had hoped to leave immigrant detention in Louisiana. But not like this. He texted photos to his wife Angela Mairielys Lazo Torres from the car, with chains...

  • Attorney Jul 9, 2019

    Asylum Seeker and ‘Victim of Torture' Who Cannot Walk Facing Deportation

    When José Antonio Hernández Viera was awakened early Friday morning, he and his belongings were stuffed into a vehicle and driven away from Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center. The 40-year-old Cuban asylum seeker had hoped to leave immigrant detention in Louisiana. But not like this. He texted photos to his wife Angela Mairielys Lazo Torres from the car, with chains...

  • coach Jul 6, 2019

    Lesbian Visibility at Women's World Cup Has Impact Far Off the Field

    The U.S. Women’s National Team, which will battle the Netherlands at the Women’s World Cup final in France on Sunday, boasts three world titles and five out and proud LGBTQ players. Two of its soccer stars — Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris — are engaged, and the team’s coach, Jillian Ellis, is also an out lesbian. Women in the sport...

  • NBC Jul 6, 2019

    Lesbian Visibility at Women's World Cup Has Impact Far Off the Field

    The U.S. Women’s National Team, which will battle the Netherlands at the Women’s World Cup final in France on Sunday, boasts three world titles and five out and proud LGBTQ players. Two of its soccer stars — Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris — are engaged, and the team’s coach, Jillian Ellis, is also an out lesbian. Women in the sport...

  • Massachusetts Jun 23, 2019

    What to Know About Encore Boston Harbor Grand Opening

    The grand opening of Encore Boston Harbor is just around the corner as patrons prepare for entertainment and surrounding neighborhoods brace for increased traffic. The nearly $3 billion hotel and resort boats more than a dozen restaurants, a late-night last call for alcohol that ends at 4 a.m. and more than 3,000 slot machines. It opens its doors to the...

  • Massachusetts Jun 20, 2019

    Leave Your Car at Home for Encore Opening: Officials

    Ahead of this weekend’s grand opening of Encore Boston Harbor casino, officials unveiled their plans for public safety and transportation on Wednesday. The Everett, Massachusetts hotel and casino will open its doors to the public at 10 a.m. Sunday.

  • Massachusetts Jun 20, 2019

    Leave Your Car at Home for Encore Opening: Officials

    Ahead of this weekend’s grand opening of Encore Boston Harbor casino, officials unveiled their plans for public safety and transportation on Wednesday. The Everett, Massachusetts hotel and casino will open its doors to the public at 10 a.m. Sunday.

  • BOSTON Jun 14, 2019

    Sky High Prices for Opening Days at Everett Casino

    If you are hoping to spend a night at the Encore Boston Harbor, expect big prices. Ahead of its opening on June 23, the resort and casino has posted available rooms on its website, ranging from around $700 to $2,600 per night for the first few weeks of business.

  • BOSTON Jun 14, 2019

    Sky High Prices for Opening Days at Everett Casino

    If you are hoping to spend a night at the Encore Boston Harbor, expect big prices. Ahead of its opening on June 23, the resort and casino has posted available rooms on its website, ranging from around $700 to $2,600 per night for the first few weeks of business.

  • Associated Press May 31, 2019

    California Approves Wide Power Outages to Prevent Wildfires

    California regulators on Thursday approved allowing utilities to cut off electricity to possibly hundreds of thousands of customers to avoid catastrophic wildfires like the one sparked by power lines last year that killed 85 people and largely destroyed the city of Paradise.

  • D.C. May 20, 2019

    3 Handwritten Wills Found in Aretha Franklin's Home

    Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the “Queen of Soul,” including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday. The latest one is dated March 2014 and appears to give the famous singer’s assets to family members. Some writing is extremely...

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