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  • United States Jul 19, 2019

    Mainers Prepare for Hottest Days in Years

    Maine is bracing for a blowtorch. Inland temperatures are expected to spike to around 95 degrees in a state well known as a place to escape heat. Humidity could drive feels-like temperatures to over 100 degrees.

  • United States Jun 26, 2019

    Wayfair Walkout: Employees Protest Sales to Migrant Detention Centers

    Hundreds of Wayfair employees walked off the job Wednesday to protest the online retailer’s decision to furnish a detention camp for migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The workers walked out from their Boston headquarters at 1:30 p.m. and headed to Copley Square, about a seven-minute walk away. Organizers called on employees who are based in the headquarters and remote...

  • United States Jun 25, 2019

    Wayfair Employees to Stage Walkout to Protest Sales to Border Camps

    Employees at Wayfair are planning a walkout to protest the company’s decision to sell furniture to facilities housing detained migrant children at the southern U.S. border, according to The Boston Globe. An employee, who did not wish to be named, told The Globe that BCFS, a government contractor, placed a $200,000 order of bedroom furniture last week.

  • United States Jun 25, 2019

    Wayfair Employees to Stage Walkout to Protest Sales to Border Camps

    Employees at Wayfair are planning a walkout to protest the company’s decision to sell furniture to facilities housing detained migrant children at the southern U.S. border, according to The Boston Globe. An employee, who did not wish to be named, told The Globe that BCFS, a government contractor, placed a $200,000 order of bedroom furniture last week.

  • BOSTON Apr 24, 2019

    Sunny Thursday Ahead of Rainy End to Week

    We are in the middle of a brief break in the rain. April rainfall is well above normal for Worcester (over 6 inches) and Boston (almost 5 inches) and we have more heavy rain in the forecast by Friday. Tonight, the wind relaxes a bit and with only a few clouds, our lows drop to the 40s and 30s across...

  • Donald Trump Jan 9, 2019

    US Orders Wildlife Refuges to Staff for Hunters Despite Shutdown

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing dozens of wildlife refuges to return staffers to work to make sure hunters and others have access despite the government shutdown, according to an email obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. The partial restaffing of 38 wildlife refuges is angering wildlife groups, who accuse the Trump administration of trying to minimize the...

  • JUDGE Dec 17, 2018

    Deported Immigrants Get Their Last Flight on ‘ICE Air’

    Shackled at their ankles and wrists and their shoelaces removed, a long line of men and women waited on the tarmac as a team of officers patted them down and checked inside their mouths for anything hidden. Then one by one, they climbed a mobile staircase and onto a charter plane the size of a commercial aircraft. This was a...

  • Donald Trump Dec 10, 2018

    US Starts to Withdraw Troops From Trump Border Mission

    The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday.

  • Donald Trump Sep 17, 2018

    Death Tolls Often Rise Weeks After Storm Hits

    More than six months after Hurricane Irma’s catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, the number of deaths attributed to the storm increased to 129 — more than twice the amount reported at the end of the storm. It took years for Hurricane Katrina’s death toll to become fully known. That number is still debated today with...

  • Associated Press Sep 17, 2018

    Hope Fades in Philippines for Dozens Trapped in Landslides

    A Philippine mayor said Monday that it’s unlikely any of the dozens of people thought buried in a huge landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut will be found alive, though rescuers were still digging through the massive mound of mud and debris covering a chapel where they had sheltered. Mayor Victorio Palangdan of Itogon town in Benguet province, among the...

  • Massachusetts Jul 8, 2018

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren Speaks at Natick Town Hall on Trump, 2020 Election

    Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke about the middle class and other issues at a town hall at Belkin Family Lookout Farm Sunday afternoon, an event that drew about 1,500 people.

  • Massachusetts Jun 29, 2018

    Calls to Abolish ICE Gain Momentum as General Election Nears

    A Wisconsin congressman this week introduced legislation to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in a demand for change that has become a campaign cry for some Democrats this primary season.

  • Texas Jun 28, 2018

    ‘Toxic Stress’: How Family Separation May Alter Kids’ Brains

    Doctors have long known that separating families and other traumatic events can damage children’s well-being. More recent research has shed some light on how that may happen: Severe early adversity may cause brain changes and “toxic stress,” resulting in lasting psychological and physical health problems. A “zero-tolerance” immigration policy announced this spring by the Trump Administration has separated 2,300 children...

  • DRIVER Jun 19, 2018

    5 Charged in ‘Smuggling Scheme’ After Fatal Crash in South Texas

    Five people have been charged in a “smuggling scheme” following the fatal crash of an SUV that was fleeing Border Patrol agents and sheriff’s deputies in South Texas, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

  • Donald Trump Mar 9, 2018

    Female Firefighter to Lead Forest Service Amid Scandal

    A female wildland firefighter has been tapped by the Trump administration to steady the U.S. Forest Service as it reels from allegations of sexual misconduct and struggles to change its male-dominated culture. Vickie Christensen was appointed interim chief of the 35,000-employee agency late Thursday. The move came roughly 24 hours after former Chief Tony Tooke abruptly retired following revelations of...

  • Congress Jan 8, 2018

    Advocates Want #MeToo Debate to Include Immigrant Detention

    While she waits at a detention center in Texas to find out if she can stay in the United States, Laura Monterrosa fears that she put herself in danger by coming forward about sexual abuse. Months after accusing a female guard at the facility of groping her and suggesting they have sex, Monterrosa says she still sees the guard in...

  • Donald Trump Sep 23, 2017

    US First Lady, Prince Harry Meet Before Invictus Games

    U.S. first lady Melania Trump met Saturday with Britain’s Prince Harry as she led a delegation to Toronto for the opening of an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans that he founded several years ago. Mrs. Trump was heard telling the prince that she had just arrived on a flight from Washington, her first solo trip outside of...

  • Donald Trump Jun 16, 2017

    As Wall Looms, US Moves to Settle Border Fence Land Cases

    Government lawyers are renewing efforts to settle about 90 cases against Texas landowners whose land was seized to build a fence along parts of the U.S.-Mexico border, in a move that one lawyer for landowners believes is a lead-up to a fight over a border wall proposed by President Donald Trump. A 16-page legal notice appeared last week in the...

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