• Massachusetts December 3, 2019 11:00 pm

    Investigating Schools' Missing Property

    College campuses have gone high-tech, but a bunch of equipment is vanishing each year.

  • Donald Trump December 2, 2019 10:48 am

    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...

  • Donald Trump December 2, 2019 6:19 am

    Democrat Steve Bullock Ends Struggling Presidential Campaign

    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday that he’s ending his Democratic presidential campaign, saying it’s become clear that he won’t have a shot at being his party’s nominee. The two-term governor and former state attorney general tried to make the case that he was the best bet to beat President Donald Trump because he was the only Democratic candidate to...

  • New Jersey November 30, 2019 7:33 pm

    Mom-and-Pop Retailers Gear Up for Small Business Saturday, as Towns Try to Stoke Excitement

    Independent retailers are gearing up for Small Business Saturday, a day used to promote mom-and-pop retailers, and many towns are doing their best to support the effort. In 2018, an estimated 104 million consumers shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. They spent $17.8 billion, the most since the shopping event was created by American Express...

  • Maryland November 29, 2019 1:33 pm

    Dead Fetus Found in Bathroom of Upper Marlboro Restaurant

    Police in Prince George’s County, Maryland, are investigating after a dead fetus was found in the women’s bathroom of a restaurant.

  • retail November 28, 2019 6:30 pm

    Meet the Craftsmen Behind the Killington Cup Ski Trophies

    Athletes from around the globe are in Vermont for this weekend’s Women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup races at Killington Resort—and 40,000 fans or more are expected to descend on Rutland County for the festivities. The racers will compete for points on the World Cup tour, and also for one-of-a-kind trophies crafted by the team at a company famous for...

  • NBC November 28, 2019 6:26 pm

    Meet the Craftsmen Behind Killington Cup Trophies

    The first place trophies weigh about eight pounds each and take about a half hour to make.

  • spokeswoman November 26, 2019 1:47 pm

    Deadly Earthquake Rattles Albania

    At least 21 people are dead and hundreds more are hurt after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck about 20 miles northwest of Albania’s capital Tirana. Rescue teams were still searching for people trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.

  • spokeswoman November 26, 2019 1:41 pm

    Rescuers Comb Building Rubble After Albanian Quake Kills 21

    Rescue crews with excavators searched for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings and hotels Tuesday as the death toll from a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania climbed to 21, with more than 600 people injured. The magnitude-6.4 quake was felt across the southern Balkans and was followed by multiple aftershocks, with several above magnitude 5. In nearby Bosnia, another temblor...

  • Senate November 26, 2019 9:24 am

    Maryland Widow Suing State for Mix-Up Over Husband's Remains

    A widow is suing Maryland state officials after receiving the wrong remains for her husband who had donated his body to science.

  • New York City November 23, 2019 9:51 am

    5 States Resisting Creation of Panels to Promote the Census

    With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau’s chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census. Five states — Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Texas — have not set up “complete count committees” that would create public awareness...

  • Massachusetts November 22, 2019 5:21 am

    Sens. Collins and Romney Join President Trump for Lunch

    A New England senator was part of a group of eight that joined President Donald Trump for a Thursday lunch at the White House. The group of Republican senators included former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, currently a senator from Utah, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and others.

  • Massachusetts November 21, 2019 6:36 pm

    Key Moments From House Testimony of Hill and Holmes

    Former White House adviser Fiona Hill and David Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, testified during Thursday’s impeachment hearing. Watch the key moments from their testimony.

  • Donald Trump December 5, 2019 3:02 pm

    For Trans Activists, Recent Setbacks Temper Long-Term Hopes

    Amid their annual vigils for transgender homicide victims, trans rights activists in the U.S. are trying to maintain long-term optimism even as many hard-won protections are under threat. Just a few weeks ago, President Donald Trump’s administration argued before the Supreme Court that employers should be allowed to fire workers because they are transgender. The administration also has moved to...

  • Donald Trump November 17, 2019 7:47 am

    Trump Makes Unannounced Visit to Walter Reed; White House Says He Had ‘Quick Exam and Labs'

    President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday for what the White House said were medical tests as part of his annual physical. The appointment wasn’t on Trump’s weekend public schedule, and his last physical was in February. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the 73-year-old president was “anticipating a very busy 2020”...

  • spokeswoman November 16, 2019 12:09 am

    Documents Reveal Sexual Abuse at California Women's Prisons

    A former California state prison inmate tells her story of sexual abuse by prison staff during her time incarcerated. A closer look at newly released records reveals a culture of sexual misconduct in California’s women’s prisons.

  • Donald Trump November 15, 2019 7:00 am

    Esper Defends $10B Pentagon Contract Disputed by Amazon

    U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday he was certain that the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly. The Pentagon awarded the contract to Microsoft in late October, and Amazon said there was “unmistakable bias” on the government’s part and it intended to challenge the decision in court. Esper recused himself...

  • Los Angeles November 13, 2019 6:37 pm

    3 Universities, Medical Center Get $1B Gift to Teach and Research

    Three universities and a health care institution are sharing a gift of more than $1 billion that’s one of the largest in the history of higher education, they announced Wednesday. Receiving $260 million apiece will be Duke University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Southern California, and the Cleveland Clinic. The institutions are free to use the money...

  • NEW YORK November 13, 2019 2:15 pm

    Bishop Who Investigated Sex Abuse Accused of Sex Abuse

    A Roman Catholic bishop named by Pope Francis to investigate the church’s response to clergy sexual abuse in Buffalo, New York, has himself been accused of sexual abuse of a child, an attorney for the alleged victim notified the church this week.

  • Massachusetts December 2, 2019 11:27 pm

    10 Ways Over $500K in Mass. State Property Went Missing or Got Lost

    Payment scams, employee thefts and a fire that destroyed a Department of Conservation and Recreation building contributed to more than half a million dollars’ worth of property losses at state agencies in the last two years. Under Massachusetts law, government workers must immediately notify the state auditor if taxpayer-owned property goes missing, whether it was misplaced, stolen or destroyed.

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