• BOSTON Dec 4, 2019

    Plane's Emergency Slide Lands in Family's Yard

    The FAA is investigating after an emergency evacuation slide fell from a plane as it was flying over a neighborhood in Milton.

  • BOSTON Dec 3, 2019

    Evacuation Slide Falls From Jet Approaching Logan Airport

    Authorities say no one was hurt when an evacuation slide fell from an airliner into the yard of a suburban Boston home. A company spokeswoman confirms to the Boston Herald that the uninflated slide fell from a Delta Air Lines flight from Paris inbound to Boston’s Logan International Airport at about noon Sunday.

  • New Mexico Jul 19, 2019

    Richard Branson Inspired by Apollo, His Own Space Shot Soon

    Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson said Thursday his spaceship has just a few more test flights before he jumps on board for the first tourist trip. The British billionaire celebrated his 69th birthday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center during 50th anniversary festivities for humanity’s first moon landing. His guests were 100 other aspiring astronauts who have put down deposits to launch...

  • California May 22, 2019

    Alaska Air Carrier Suspends Operations After 2nd Crash

    An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said Tuesday. The halt of flightseeing and commuter flights is in place indefinitely, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The action comes after the passenger and the pilot of a Beaver floatplane operated by Taquan Air were killed when the single-engine...

  • Attorney May 17, 2019

    MGM Might Pay $800 Million in Las Vegas Shooting Settlement

    Casino giant MGM Resorts told federal regulators Thursday it might pay up to $800 million to settle liability lawsuits stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas — the deadliest in modern U.S. history. “The company believes it is reasonably possible that a settlement will be reached” by next May, it told the Securities and Exchange Commission in a...

  • Canada May 16, 2019

    Alaska Floatplanes Collided at 3,300 Feet Before Crashing

    Two sightseeing planes carrying cruise ship passengers in Alaska collided at about the 3,300-foot (1,006-meter) level before they crashed, the National Transportation Safety Board announced after a team arrived from Washington, D.C., to investigate the crash. The two planes collided in midair Monday, and the Coast Guard raised the death toll to six people on Tuesday after finding the bodies...

  • Canada May 15, 2019

    Names of Six Dead in Alaska Plane Collision Released

    Alaska State Troopers have released the names of the individuals killed in Monday’s deadly collision between two float planes in Ketchikan. While the city of Ketchikan is mourning the loss of local pilot, 46-year-old Randy Sullivan, people across the globe are mourning as well.

  • food May 7, 2019

    Walmart Is Opening Dozens of Veterinary Clinics in Its Stores and Launching an Online Pet Pharmacy

    Walmart is opening up dozens more veterinary clinics in its stores and launching its first online pet pharmacy, hoping to lure more U.S. pet owners who are spending billions of dollars each year on their dogs and cats. The biggest retailer in the world already operates 21 veterinary clinics in its stores across six states, but over the next 12...

  • Massachusetts Apr 23, 2019

    Swole, Buzzy, Among New Words in Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    Get swole, prepare a bug-out bag, grab a go-cup and maybe you’ll have a better chance of surviving the omnicide. Translation: Hit the gym and bulk up, put a bunch of stuff essential for survival in an easy-to-carry bag, grab a drink for the road, and perhaps you’ll live through a man-made disaster that could wipe out the human race....

  • Iraq Jan 3, 2019

    Michigan Man Held for Spying in Russia Was Frequent Visitor

    As a staff sergeant with the Marines in Iraq, Paul Whelan enjoyed fine cigars and showed an affinity for Russia — even spending two weeks of military leave in Moscow and St. Petersburg instead of at home in the U.S. with family and friends. The 48-year-old Detroit-area man had an account on a Russian social media site, where he posted...

  • Massachusetts Nov 5, 2018

    Papa Gino's Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Closes 95 Stores

    Massachusetts-based pizza restaurant chain Papa Gino’s has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closed nearly 100 locations throughout New England amid the company’s restructuring and sale to a private equity firm. Papa Gino’s Holdings Company, which owns the pizza chain and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches, announced Monday it has been sold to a Wynnchurch Capital portfolio company, a day after abruptly...

  • Massachusetts Nov 5, 2018

    Papa Gino's Closes Several New England Restaurants

    A popular pizzeria chain in New England has abruptly closed several locations. Patrons and workers at Papa Gino’s locations have been tweeting Sunday about the surprise closures, which included a number of locations in the Boston-area and neighboring New Hampshire.

  • BOSTON Sep 25, 2018

    Boston City Councilors to Discuss Gas Leak Repairs

    In wake of the tragic natural gas explosions that affected the Merrimack Valley last week, Boston City Councilors plan to discuss gas leaks to prevent anything of the like to ever happen again.

  • Massachusetts Sep 25, 2018

    Dorchester Subcontractor to Be Investigated in Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

    The investigation into the deadly explosions in the Merrimack Valley will include a Boston-based company that contracts with Columbia Gas. Feeney Brothers Utility Services of Dorchester is one of two subcontractors used by the gas company in Lawrence, Massachusetts, according to that city’s Department of Public Works.

  • BOSTON Sep 18, 2018

    After Merrimack Explosions, Boston Officials Push for Gas Line Repairs

    Following the deadly gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley, two Boston city councilors want to call a hearing to review the safety of the city’s aging gas lines. Councilors Matt O’Malley and Ed Flynn will discuss the issue during the council meeting Wednesday, just days after dozens of fires ripped through Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.

  • United States Aug 22, 2018

    Coast Guard Refers Duck Boat Case for Criminal Investigation

    The U.S. Coast Guard has referred the investigation into last month’s deadly sinking of a Missouri tourist boat to federal prosecutors, officials said Tuesday. Coast Guard spokeswoman Lisa Novak confirmed a report first published by the Kansas City Star that the case was referred to the U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas City on Aug. 13. Don Ledford, spokesman for the...

  • The Associated Press Aug 2, 2018

    PETA Calls for End to Pony Swim After Fairgrounds Death

    The animal rights group PETA wants the annual Chincoteague Pony Swim to end after one of the ponies died at the Virginia carnival grounds.

  • Attorney Jul 23, 2018

    Sunken Duck Boat Raised From Lake Days After 17 Killed

    The vessel sunk last week after severe winds caused the boat to capsize.

  • PRESIDENT Jul 14, 2018

    National Grid Workers Rallying, Picketing Saturday as 1,200 Workers Remain Out of Work

    Rallies and picketing are expected at various National Grid locations Saturday as a tense stand-off between National Grid and its local union workers is entering its fourth week. After the unions rejected a new work contract, the company locked the approximately 1,200 workers out when the previous contract expired at midnight on June 24. Workers now out of a job...

  • PRESIDENT Jul 12, 2018

    Lockout Costs National Grid Workers Wages, Benefits

    After failing to agree to a new work contract, approximately 1,200 National Grid employees have been locked out of their jobs, costing them wages and benefits. Union members of the United Steel Workers Local 12012 and 12003 rejected a deal from the utility company last month. As soon as their previous contract expired at midnight on June 24, the company...

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