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Massachusetts State Lottery
20 Jun 2018 at 1:14am

Mega Millions Winning Number for 06/19/2018 Tuesday
20 Jun 2018 at 1:14am

Draw ID: 2200
Winning Number: 11-13-28-65-70     Mega Ball: 14     Megaplier: 3
Current Jackpot: $175 Million
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 06/22/2018 Friday
Estimated Jackpot: $192 Million
Estimated Cash Option: $115.5 Million

Powerball Winning Number for 06/16/2018 Saturday
17 Jun 2018 at 12:27am

Draw ID: 874
Winning Number: 09-45-57-58-65     Powerball: 09     Powerplay: 2
Current Jackpot: $136 Million
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 06/20/2018 Wednesday
Estimated Jackpot: $151 Million
Estimated Cash Option: $90.7 Million

Lucky for Life Winning Number for 06/18/2018 Monday
18 Jun 2018 at 11:22pm

Draw ID: 654
Winning Number: 01-22-27-31-34     Lucky Ball: 06
Current Jackpot: $1,000
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 06/21/2018 Thursday
Estimated Jackpot: $1,000

Megabucks Doubler Winning Number for 06/16/2018 Saturday
16 Jun 2018 at 11:01pm

Draw ID: 3626
Winning Number: 07-12-15-27-30-48     ST Doubler: 5
Current Jackpot: $507,907
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 06/20/2018 Wednesday
Estimated Jackpot: $600,000
Estimated Cash Option: $450,000

Mass Cash Winning Number for 06/19/2018 Tuesday
19 Jun 2018 at 9:56pm

Draw ID: 4779
Winning Number: 04-12-16-25-35
Current Jackpot: $100,000
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 06/20/2018 Wednesday
Estimated Jackpot: $100,000

Numbers Game Winning Number for 06/19/2018 Tuesday Evening
19 Jun 2018 at 7:55pm

Draw ID: 18362
Winning Number: 3-2-2-1
Next Draw Date: 06/20/2018 Wednesday
Exact 4: $4,411   Exact 3: $618   Exact 2: $53   Exact 1: $5
Any 4: $368   Any First 3: $206   Any Last 3: $206

Numbers Game Winning Number for 06/19/2018 Tuesday Mid-Day
19 Jun 2018 at 12:53pm

Draw ID: 18361
Winning Number: 4-7-4-4
Next Draw Date: 06/20/2018 Wednesday
Exact 4: $4,315   Exact 3: $604   Exact 2: $52   Exact 1: $5
Any 4: $1,079   Any First 3: $201   Any Last 3: $201

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Surging Escobar Sparks Twins Past Sale, Red Sox In 6-2 Win
by CBS Boston
19 Jun 2018 at 11:45pm
Eduardo Escobar had two go-ahead hits, including an RBI single that launched a four-run eighth inning for the Minnesota Twins in a 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

Parents Search For Answers From School, Cell Phone After Son?s Suicide
by CBS Boston
19 Jun 2018 at 11:23pm
For the first time, a mother and father from Central Mass. are sharing their son?s heartbreaking story as they search for answers about his suicide.

Charlton Moves Forward With Plan For Massive Marijuana Farm
by CBS Boston
19 Jun 2018 at 11:12pm
Charlton?s Board of Selectmen voted to move forward with a plan to turn an orchard into a large-scale marijuana farm.

?It Was Traumatizing?: Puppy Badly Injured In Random Attack
by CBS Boston
19 Jun 2018 at 11:11pm
A man randomly kicked an eight-week-old Maltese puppy in East Boston Tuesday morning.

Homeless Teens Overcome Adversity To Graduate High School
by CBS Boston
19 Jun 2018 at 11:00pm
Dozens of teens from in and around Boston, once homeless, received their high school diplomas Tuesday.

GE To End More Than 100-Year Run On Dow; Walgreens Added
by CBS Boston
19 Jun 2018 at 7:29pm
General Electric will be dropped from the Dow Jones industrial average next week, ending the industrial conglomerate's more than 100-year run.

Lynn Residents Call For Protective Barriers After Car Slams Into Apartment
by CBS Boston
19 Jun 2018 at 6:13pm
Police say the 72-year-old woman behind the wheel thought she was hitting the brakes, when instead she hit the accelerator.

Woman Found Injured In Woods Hours After Car Crashes Off Highway
by CBS Boston
19 Jun 2018 at 6:08pm
A young woman is lucky to be alive after surviving as many as 12 hours in the woods after crashing her car in Salisbury Monday morning.

Keller @ Large: Trump Losing Immigration Battle?
by CBS Boston
19 Jun 2018 at 6:01pm
A new poll suggests President Trump's relentless emphasis on immigration may be backfiring.

Mass. State Trooper Meets Newborn Baby After Helping Rush Mom To Hospital
by CBS Boston
19 Jun 2018 at 5:45pm
A Mass. State Trooper rushed a woman in labor to the hospital Sunday. A few days later, the trooper was back to meet the baby and parents.

Mother Outraged Teen Was Stranded At Airport Overnight
by CBS Boston
19 Jun 2018 at 5:42pm
After a technical issue grounded a young girl and her friend in Charlotte, a Cambridge mother is outraged at how American Airlines handled the situation.

?Big Brother? Season 20 Houseguests Revealed
by CBS Boston
19 Jun 2018 at 4:52pm
CBS has announced 16 all-new Houseguests to embark on the milestone 20th season of Big Brother. This season?s cast includes a flight attendant, a former undercover cop, a cyber security engineer and a Vegas entertainer, among others. CBS? summer reality hit debuts with a two-night premiere event, Wednesday, June 27 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and Thursday, […]

Warren Wants To Put A Hold On Nominee To Lead CFPB
by CBS Boston
19 Jun 2018 at 4:37pm
Warren wants to know about the nominee's role in the administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has been separating undocumented children from their parents.

Tom Brady Tells ESPN He?s Playing Until 45, Via Instagram Comment
by CBS Boston
19 Jun 2018 at 4:20pm
Tom Brady is getting pretty hip to the social media game.

The Baseball Report: Astros Tie Franchise Record, Bartolo Colon Passes Marichal
by CBS Boston
19 Jun 2018 at 4:16pm
The World Series champs have won 12 in a row for the third time in franchise history, while the Rangers big righty passed a baseball legend in wins.

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As concerns grow about the potential long-term effects of concussions, a new study is looking at whether reducing helmet use could help prevent such injuries in football.

Canada gives final passage to legalization of cannabis?
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Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.

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Partly cloudy and warm weather with rain coming in for most of the weekend.

First cheetah state trooper gifted to boy who lost stuffed animal on highway
19 Jun 2018 at 10:35pm

Rhode Island State Police take every case seriously, even if it's a letter from a little boy who lost his stuffed cheetah.

More states following Massachusetts in pulling National Guard resources
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In the wake of the new federal immigration policy, more states are joining Massachusetts in pulling resources.

Police investigating death of woman found dead in mobile home fire
19 Jun 2018 at 10:29pm

One neighbor said she heard a loud explosion.

Youngest migrants held in 'tender-age' shelters
19 Jun 2018 at 10:16pm

There are plans to open a fourth shelter to house hundreds of young migrant children in Houston, where city leaders denounced the move Tuesday.

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19 Jun 2018 at 10:05pm

As two youth softball teams played in the field, a brawl broke out between parents in the stands at a Tennessee park.

Pit Bull that spent record time in shelter adopted... again!
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California is creating one big online community college
19 Jun 2018 at 9:49pm

The plan is to begin kickoff the new program by the end of 2019.

Woman found dead after mobile home fire in New Hampshire
19 Jun 2018 at 9:41pm

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9-year-old gains massive Twitter following for petting dogs
19 Jun 2018 at 9:41pm

"If they were all the same type, breed, color, size, I don't think dogs would be liked that much. But why I like dogs is that they're all different."

Rock to Recovery program helps addicts recover through music
19 Jun 2018 at 9:22pm

"The energies that are created literally transform them physically, mentally, spiritually, into this whole new vibration of hope and bright life."

What drinking alcohol means for your cancer, death risk
19 Jun 2018 at 9:22pm

A study published in the journal PLOS Medicine Tuesday provides some new insight. It found that those who drink the most have the highest risks of death and cancer.


US leaving UN's Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias
by Associated Press
20 Jun 2018 at 1:12am
U.S. leaving the U.N. Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley calls an organization "not worthy of its name"

Trump stands firm on immigration policy, sees it as a winner
by Associated Press
20 Jun 2018 at 1:12am
Trump sees his immigration policy as a winner with voters ahead of midterm elections in spite of controversy over separating children and parents

House GOP gets little direction from Trump on immigration
by Associated Press
20 Jun 2018 at 1:11am
House Republican leaders searching for a way to tamp down the controversy over family separations at the border get little clear direction from Trump

House Republicans turn up the heat in standoff with DOJ
by Associated Press
20 Jun 2018 at 12:49am
House Republicans say the FBI hasn't adequately addressed the issue of bias within the agency

Commerce chief denies transactions involved insider trading
by Associated Press
20 Jun 2018 at 12:48am
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross denies that transactions of stock in shipping company involved insider trading

The 2019 Honda Insight is an affordable hybrid option
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20 Jun 2018 at 12:01am
The Insight is fuel efficient, attractive, and well equipped.

Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'
by Associated Press
19 Jun 2018 at 11:52pm
A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Wah wah."

Woman dies in New Hampshire mobile home fire
by Associated Press
19 Jun 2018 at 10:01pm
Authorities are investigating the death of a woman found after a fire in a mobile home in Exeter

Lesley University president to resign
by Associated Press
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The president of Lesley University in Massachusetts is stepping down due to health reasons

After query, Ross shorted stock in Kremlin-tied firm: report
by Associated Press
19 Jun 2018 at 8:59pm
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company

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28 Jan 2018 at 10:39pm
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Thick, dark smoke was seen rising into the sky.

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Manmade quakes force Dutch to face future without gas
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A 3.4-magnitude earthquake in the northern Dutch province of Groningen has rekindled debate about drilling for natural gas in the region and is forcing the government to confront a future without locally produced gas years earlier than expected

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Europe Edition: Germany, Marijuana, Trade War: Your Wednesday Briefing
19 Jun 2018 at 11:59pm
Here?s what you need to know to start your day.

Child Separations, Tariffs, U.N.: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
19 Jun 2018 at 7:51pm
Here?s what you need to know at the end of the day.

G.O.P. Moves to End Trump?s Family Separation Policy, but Can?t Agree How
19 Jun 2018 at 11:33pm
But President Trump rejected one proposal, by Senator Ted Cruz, to end the separations by increasing personnel in immigration courts, suggesting that many of those judges could be corrupt.

For Migrant Families in Mexico, Threat of Separation Puts Plans in Doubt
19 Jun 2018 at 10:00pm
As word of the Trump administration?s new ?zero tolerance? policy reaches the migrant trail, some reconsider their trips. ?I?m not going to lose the only thing I?ve got,? says a mother from El Salvador.

Swift Frontier Justice for Migrants Brought to Federal Courts
19 Jun 2018 at 9:42pm
President Trump?s new policy requiring criminal prosecutions of migrants who illegally cross the border is flooding the court system with a new kind of defendant.

Kirstjen Nielsen Was a Target of Trump?s Immigration Ire. Now She?s His Prote...
19 Jun 2018 at 11:47pm
The homeland security secretary has become a top advocate for President Trump?s family separation policy as illegal border crossings continue to surge.

Protesters Confront Kirstjen Nielsen at Mexican Restaurant: ?Shame!?
20 Jun 2018 at 1:43am
?If kids don?t eat in peace,?? activists shouted at the secretary of homeland security as she ate dinner, ?you don?t eat in peace.?

Criticism of Fox News Comes From Within Murdoch Empire
19 Jun 2018 at 7:46pm
Steve Levitan, the creator of ?Modern Family,? and the film director Paul Feig each expressed disgust with how the news network?s coverage of the Trump administration?s border security policy.

Trump?s Trade War Spooks Markets as White House Waits for China to Blink
19 Jun 2018 at 7:56pm
The administration, threatening tariffs on as much as $450 billion worth of goods, believes Beijing has more to lose. Companies, investors and markets are increasingly worried.

Commerce Secretary Shorted Stock as Negative Coverage Loomed
19 Jun 2018 at 4:57pm
Wilbur L. Ross Jr. says his bet against the stock in a Kremlin-linked shipping firm was an effort to divest, not to profit from forthcoming news articles.

Stocks Fall as Wall St. Turns Its Focus to Escalating U.S.-China Trade War
19 Jun 2018 at 4:44pm
Investors are worried that worsening relations between the world?s two biggest economies will affect global growth.

Where a Taboo Is Leading to the Deaths of Young Girls
19 Jun 2018 at 7:46pm
In western Nepal, women are banished from their homes every month when they get their periods. They are considered polluted, and many die as a result.

Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens
19 Jun 2018 at 9:42pm
Fewer people are seeking and receiving Social Security disability benefits, reversing a long trend that had worried lawmakers about fraud and abuse.

The Infamous Sochi Drug-Testing Lab Is Now a Gastro Pub
19 Jun 2018 at 8:29pm
World Cup fans are eating and drinking in the building that was home to the scheme that corrupted the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Mo Salah?s Return Isn?t Enough as Russia Hands Egypt a Crushing Loss
19 Jun 2018 at 9:42pm
Salah and Egypt were all but eliminated from advancing with a 3-1 loss to Russia, which scored all of its goals in a 16-minute span right after halftime.

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Boston Entertainment -

Boston Marathon runners will have access to elite racers' music
by Associated Press
18 Mar 2018 at 3:02pm
The Boston Marathon is giving runners who use music as motivation free access to elite competitors' playlists and tips

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to speak at MIT about the role of culture
by Associated Press
17 Mar 2018 at 4:38pm
He is scheduled to give a lecture titled "Yo-Yo Ma: Culture, Understanding and Survival."

Watch a 14-year-old girl from Mass. battle on 'The Voice'
by J.D. Capelouto
17 Mar 2018 at 4:07pm
She and another contestant sang a Taylor Swift song that blew the judges away.

Spokeswoman: Matt Damon not moving to Australia with family
by Associated Press
17 Mar 2018 at 8:42am
A publicist for Matt Damon is batting down reports that the actor is moving to Australia with his family

'Slap Rihanna' ad on Snapchat brings outrage, apologies
by Associated Press
15 Mar 2018 at 6:26pm
An ad on Snapchat asking users if they'd rather "Slap Rihanna" or "Punch Chris Brown" has spawned widespread outrage, including from the singer herself

Matt Damon's publicist says New York Post report is false
by Kevin Slane
15 Mar 2018 at 3:08pm
No, the actor is not moving to Australia.

8 live concerts you need to check out this week
by Adam 12
15 Mar 2018 at 1:44pm
Including the Dropkick Murphys? St. Patrick?s Day appearances, of course.

'Willy Wonka' actor appears as contestant on 'Jeopardy'
by Associated Press
15 Mar 2018 at 11:20am
Paris Themmen, who played a boy who did nothing but watch TV and wear cowboy clothing in the 1971 movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," has been a contestant on "Jeopardy"

'American Idol' contestant wants to 'clear a few things up' about Katy Perry'...
by Associated Press
15 Mar 2018 at 10:44am
"I am not complaining about the kiss from Katy Perry at all."

Judge to hear arguments for Boston Calling extortion case
by Associated Press
14 Mar 2018 at 3:39pm
Prosecutors are expected to urge US District Judge Leo T. Sorokin to change his plans on how to instruct the jury in a trial set to begin March 26

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Boston Local News -

Why I'm Running: Jason Burke is running 'Double Boston' to extend his streak
by John Waller
18 Mar 2018 at 10:58pm
"This year, I will be doing a 'Double Boston' when I travel to Hopkinton on foot, starting in Copley Square around 6 a.m."

Here's why Jaymi Cohen, a marathon bombing survivor, is running Boston
by John Waller
18 Mar 2018 at 10:35pm
"I run because two strangers approached me and wrapped their sweatshirts around my legs to stop the bleeding."

?Skinhead lesbian? tweet about Parkland student ends Maine Republican?s candi...
by New York Times Service
18 Mar 2018 at 9:28pm
Leslie Gibson called one Florida student, Emma González, a ?skinhead lesbian,? and another, David Hogg, a ?moron? and a ?baldfaced liar.?

3 killed in Massachusetts residential building blaze
by Associated Press
18 Mar 2018 at 4:48pm
Three people have died in a residential building fire that caused residents to jump from windows.

Jokes and jabs from the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Breakfast
by Nik DeCosta-Klipa
18 Mar 2018 at 2:30pm
Elizabeth Warren, Charlie Baker, and other local politicians took aim at everyone from Donald Trump to each other.

What Bostonians need to know this week
by J.D. Capelouto
18 Mar 2018 at 2:07pm
Trump, and (possibly) another storm, on the way.

Why I'm 'Rolling': Sandra Dailey is 'rolling' Boston after breaking her back ...
by John Waller
18 Mar 2018 at 11:25am
"When I first started my adventure in the push rim, I wasn?t able to push one lap around a track."

Why I'm Running: Katie Crowell is running Boston after hearing the words 'You...
by John Waller
18 Mar 2018 at 11:01am
"I was 32-weeks pregnant with my second child when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, just over two weeks after my 35th birthday."

Caitlyn Callinan is running the Boston Marathon on her 18th birthday. Here's ...
by John Waller
18 Mar 2018 at 10:37am
"I will be the youngest marathon runner on April 16, 2018."

Bill calls for Massachusetts to divest holdings in gunmakers
by Associated Press
18 Mar 2018 at 9:05am
Legislation has been filed on Beacon Hill that would require that would require the state's pension fund to divest from any companies that manufacture guns and ammunition

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Boston National News -

?Skinhead lesbian? tweet about Parkland student ends Maine Republican?s candi...
by New York Times Service
18 Mar 2018 at 9:28pm
Leslie Gibson called one Florida student, Emma González, a ?skinhead lesbian,? and another, David Hogg, a ?moron? and a ?baldfaced liar.?

Putin overwhelmingly wins another 6 years as Russian leader
by Associated Press
18 Mar 2018 at 7:01pm
Vladimir Putin has rolled to a crushing re-election victory for six more years as Russia's president

Costs for lawsuits involving Maine governor exceed $100K
by Associated Press
18 Mar 2018 at 4:36pm
A review of state governmental finances shows that two lawsuits involving Republican Gov. Paul LePage have cost his state at least $110,000 since last fall

They were heading home, to lunch, to work. Then a bridge crashed down.
by New York Times Service
18 Mar 2018 at 12:04pm
"I thought when I saw the bridge coming down that I was dead."

Merger of Maine, NH banks approved in $45M transaction
by Associated Press
17 Mar 2018 at 10:34am
Officials with a pair of northern New England banks say the institutions have merged in a transaction valued at about $45 million

Opposition to offshore drilling hardening in Massachusetts
by Associated Press
17 Mar 2018 at 10:20am
Opposition to a Trump administration proposal to allow oil and gas drilling in coastal waters - including those off the Atlantic coast of Massachusetts - continues to grow on Beacon Hill

R.I. lawmakers seek to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 21
by Associated Press
17 Mar 2018 at 9:19am
Two Rhode Island Democrats want to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 years old to 21. Rep. Teresa Tanzi introduced legislation in the House and Sen. Cynthia Coyne introduced legislation in the Senate

Authorities investigating claims Idaho teacher fed puppy to turtle
by Associated Press
16 Mar 2018 at 4:18pm
Investigators are looking into possible animal cruelty charges.

Couple to get $2.5 million after police called their abduction a hoax
by Associated Press
16 Mar 2018 at 3:48pm
Police in the city of Vallejo, California, initially discounted a report by Denise Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, that a masked intruder drugged them in their home and then kidnapped her in 2015.

Boulder pushed off California overpass kills car passenger
by Associated Press
16 Mar 2018 at 3:34pm
The California Highway Patrol says someone pushed the 35-pound, basketball-sized rock off a freeway overpass in Pasadena late Tuesday, sending it smashing through the windshield.

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Boston World News -

Stephen Hawking, tourist of the universe, dead at 76
by Associated Press
14 Mar 2018 at 5:02am
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it

How Martinique?s rum became certifiably the best in the Caribbean
by The Boston Globe
14 Mar 2018 at 12:00am
Rum production in Martinique is monitored as closely as champagne production in France. Here’s where to see, and, most importantly, taste it on the island.

Trump axes Tillerson, names CIA's Pompeo chief US Diplomat
by Associated Press
Trump fires Tillerson as secretary of state, plans to name CIA's Pompeo to replace him

A cheat sheet for planning a blizzard escape to the Caribbean
by The Boston Globe
13 Mar 2018 at 12:00am
Spend your blizzard-bound day doing something productive, such as planning a way to escape to warmer climes.

Greetings from polar bear country
by The Boston Globe
13 Mar 2018 at 12:00am
For most people, this is a bucket-list adventure. Cheap, it isn’t. But it will move you.

South Korean official: Trump to meet Kim Jong Un by May
by Associated Press
A South Korean official says President Donald Trump has accepted an offer of a summit from the North Korean leader

Here's why you need to visit Dublin now
by The Boston Globe
Once thought of as boring, traditional, dark and gray, newly energized Dublin is on the upswing. International tourism leaped 15 percent last year, and visitor numbers this year are already outpacing 2017.

Cheers to Dingle Peninsula, which doesn?t disappoint
by The Boston Globe
While planning a trip to the wilds of rural Ireland, the Ring of Kerry beckoned. But my traveling companion and I resisted that siren song, choosing the ring road less traveled, one peninsula north.

'Hamilton' leads race with 13 Olivier Awards nominations
by Associated Press
The West End production of "Hamilton" leads the field for Britain's biggest theater awards, the Oliviers

Seamus Heaney HomePlace evokes the poet and his roots
by The Boston Globe
The Seamus Heaney HomePlace opened in autumn of 2016 as a paean to the poet’s origins and his accomplishments alike.

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Boston Politics -

Trump jabs Mueller, but White House says firing not in works
by Associated Press
19 Mar 2018 at 1:24am
Despite President Donald Trump's jabs at special counsel Robert Mueller, the White House says Trump isn't thinking or talking about firing the veteran prosecutor.

Trump opioid plan includes death penalty for traffickers
by Associated Press
19 Mar 2018 at 1:11am
President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where it's appropriate under current law

What to know about Trump's visit to New Hampshire on Monday
by Nik DeCosta-Klipa
18 Mar 2018 at 9:34pm
The president is expected to announce his plan for addressing the opioid crisis?in the state he once called a "drug-infested den."

?Skinhead lesbian? tweet about Parkland student ends Maine Republican?s candi...
by New York Times Service
18 Mar 2018 at 9:28pm
Leslie Gibson called one Florida student, Emma González, a ?skinhead lesbian,? and another, David Hogg, a ?moron? and a ?baldfaced liar.?

Death penalty for drug traffickers part of Trump opioid plan
by Associated Press
18 Mar 2018 at 8:15pm
President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where it's appropriate under current law

Maine bill to ban 'conversion therapy' moves forward
by Associated Press
18 Mar 2018 at 6:22pm
Maine would ban painful, coercive or shame-inducing efforts to discourage same-sex attraction under a Democrat's bill

Jokes and jabs from the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Breakfast
by Nik DeCosta-Klipa
18 Mar 2018 at 2:30pm
Elizabeth Warren, Charlie Baker, and other local politicians took aim at everyone from Donald Trump to each other.

Trump elevates simmering Mueller, McCabe grievances to a boil
by Associated Press
18 Mar 2018 at 10:38am
President Donald Trump has elevated his simmering grievances to a boil against special counsel Robert Mueller, fired FBI Director James Comey and fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe

The Latest: White House says no plan to fire Mueller
by Associated Press
18 Mar 2018 at 9:39am
The White House says President Donald Trump isn't thinking about or talking about firing special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Boston Science -

Report: Abortion is safe but barriers reduce quality of care
by Associated Press
16 Mar 2018 at 3:33pm
Review finds abortion is very safe but that women face delays, false medical information depending on where they live

The world reacts to the death of physicist Stephen Hawking
by Associated Press
14 Mar 2018 at 1:00pm
Reaction to the death of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, tourist of the universe, dead at 76
by Associated Press
14 Mar 2018 at 5:02am
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it

Star Wars? President Trump proposes military space force
by Associated Press
13 Mar 2018 at 8:08pm
President Trump says Tuesday he wants a military space force that would be the orbital equivalent of the Army, Air Force and Navy

Bald eagle count down slightly this year
by Associated Press
11 Mar 2018 at 1:12pm
New Hampshire wildlife watchers say they've counted 97 bald eagles in a two-week count period in January, a little lower than in recent years

Trump: 'Rich guys, they love rocket ships, and that's good'
by Associated Press
President Donald Trump says it's good that "rich guys" love rocket ships

Study finds false stories travel way faster than the truth
by Associated Press
The most comprehensive study of online fake information finds that false stories on Twitter travel six times faster and reaches way more people than the truth

Young gray seal battered by storm recovering at Bourne center
by Associated Press
Rescuers say a young, underweight gray seal is recovering after police found him along the coast in New Hampshire following a storm

Beech booming as climate changes, and that's bad for forests
by Associated Press
"There's no easy answer to this one."

Yarmouth museum to discuss efforts to see if bones belong to pirate
by Associated Press
Researchers are set to discuss their efforts to determine whether human bones recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck are those of the infamous pirate Samuel 'Black Sam' Bellamy

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Bay State Cannabis Control Commission set to vote on first recreational license
by By Jordan Graham
20 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

The state?s Cannabis Control Commission is set to vote tomorrow on the first license under the recreational pot law: a proposed Milfold marijuana cultivation facility.

?We are very excited and optimistic,? said Michael Dundas, president of Sira Naturals. ?We?re very hopeful that it will be an affirmative vote for us.?

Ex-Sen. President Stanley C. Rosenberg and estranged husband Bryon Hefner sue...
by By Laurel J. Sweet
20 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

Ex-Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg and his estranged husband are being targeted for damages in a civil lawsuit by a former Beacon Hill legislative aide who says Bryon Hefner sexually abused him ? twice in Rosenberg?s presence, and once at the couple?s North End condo.

The explosive 16-page lawsuit was filed in Suffolk Superior Court by attorney Mitchell Garabedian on behalf of ?John Doe.?

Weigh benefit amounts below full retirement age
by By Nicole Tiggemann, Tribune News Service
20 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

Retirement doesn?t have the same meaning for every­one. Some people plan to retire and never work again. Some people plan for second careers in occupations that wouldn?t have adequately supported their families, but they do the work for pure enjoyment.

Can never have enough points
by By Mark Murphy
20 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

(Third in a series looking at some of the top prospects and who might be available to the Celtics in the NBA draft on Thursday. Today?s focus is on point guards.)


The big man hype surrounding this year?s draft has overshadowed the rest of the field.

But there?s never been a greater need for point guard talent than in today?s pace and possession-crazed NBA, with at least one potential franchise playmaker and shooter in Oklahoma freshman Trae Young.

Boys tennis: Brookline heads to state title match
by By Kyle Prudhomme
20 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

Brookline got a taste of revenge yesterday, and it could not have been more rewarding.

The South champion avenged its lone blemish on the season, toppling North champion Lexington, 3-2, in the Division 1 boys tennis state semifinal at Newton North High School.

The Warriors (20-1) were beaten by Lexington by the same score on May 1.

Lacrosse: Norwell rallies to gain shot at state title
by By Greg Dudek And kat Hasenauer Cornetta
20 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

When doubt begins to surround Norwell, that?s when it plays its best lacrosse.

It started in April when not many pegged Norwell to make a run at a state title and continued with a come-from-behind win in the sectional final.

Norwell fought through adversity again last night, overcoming a four-goal, first-half deficit against Newburyport in the Division 2 state semifinals with a second half charge to secure a 14-11 win in a battle of Clippers at Babson College?s MacDowell Field.

Girls tennis: Acton-Boxboro eyes another state championship
by By Brian Roach
20 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

For the first time since winning back-to-back state titles in 2012 and 2013, Acton-Boxboro is returning to the Division 1 state final after a convincing 4-1 win over Brookline yesterday at Lexington High.

Acton-Boxboro won handily in all three singles and also won second doubles.

?It goes in cycles, but we?ve been thinking about this last year with these freshmen coming up,? said Colonials coach Mike Gardner. ?I never thought they would be this good though. It?s very rewarding.?

Schools: Kelsey White pitches Taunton to state softball final
by By Bob Albright
20 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

Any hopes Newton North had that Taunton freshman pitcher Kelsey White might be feeling the nerves pitching in her first state semifinal game vanished in a hurry last night at Martin Field in Lowell as Taunton won, 6-1.

The precocious freshman retired the first 12 batters she faced and scattered just four hits as the Tigers advanced to Saturday?s Division 1 state final in Worcester against Wachusett.

?Jurassic World?s? Bryce Dallas Howard leaves footprints on trilogy
by By Stephen Schaefer
20 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

For Bryce Dallas Howard, the big-budget sequel ?Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? is a first.

Howard, 37, has starred in such franchises as ?Twilight,? ?Terminator? and ?Spider-Man,? but for only one installment in each.

?Fallen Kingdom? (opening Friday) lets her not just reprise her character Claire Dearing, but have yet another go when ?Jurassic World? concludes as a trilogy.

?Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? contains genetic makeup of thrilling dino fr...
by By Stephen Schaefer
20 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

As ?Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? arrives with its now familiar saga of science gone wrong and rampaging dinosaurs, one character tours a mansion?s basement museum and remarks, ?Here?s a bit of history.?

And an impressive history it is, for a premise that began 28 years ago and shows no sign of franchise fatigue.

It all began with perpetually best-selling and beloved-by-Hollywood author Michael Crichton, whose 1990 bestseller ?Jurassic Park? laid the foundation for a science fiction fantasy that has entranced the world.

Millionaire tax not dead yet
by By Brian Dowling
20 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

As the Massachusetts High Technology Council took a victory lap celebrating the Supreme Judicial Court?s decision to block a ballot question on the so-called millionaire tax, a state lawmaker promised to revive the popular proposal to boost spending on education and transportation next year.

State Sen. Jason Lewis (D-Winchester) said in a statement he will revive the millionaire tax ? in identical fashion to the ballot initiative ? when lawmakers return in January 2019.

Red Sox notebook: Robby Scott gets called up, adds lefty arm to bullpen
by By Jason Mastrodonato
20 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

MINNEAPOLIS ? If nothing else is working, how about a halftime snack?

Of course there?s no halftime in baseball, but Chris Sale sounds like he?s ready to pack up the minivan with sliced oranges and become the Red Sox? soccer mom if they don?t start scoring more runs on his day.

?Maybe I?ll bring popsicles or something for the boys,? said Sale, who pitched marvelously for seven innings last night, striking out 11 and allowing just two runs on three hits in a 6-2 loss to the Twins.

New practice facility a game-changer for Celtics
by By Steve Bulpett
20 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

The term ?game-changer? was being tossed around often as the Celtics held the grand opening of the Red Auerbach Center yesterday in Brighton.

And while the club hopes what happens there will translate to better performance in the games, the new facility is undoubtedly a practice-changer.

Comedians putting improv skills to test
by By Olivia Vanni / Inside Track
20 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

Hide your schooners, hide your salmon-colored shorts. Because comedians Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz are bringing their improv experience to the Nantucket Film Festival in a matter of days, and we?re not sure the island is ready for their level of absurdity.

?It?s sort of evolved, but really we were just in New York and thought each other was funny and wanted to be friends,? Middleditch said of their two-person spectacle.

Buckley: What will Tom Brady do when he retires from football?
by By Steve Buckley
20 Jun 2018 at 12:00am

Here we are, back at the actuarial rock pile, trying to determine Tom Brady?s shelf life as a National Football League quarterback.

It used to be we?d wring our hands over the whole ?1918? thing, along with wondering if a new Boston Garden would ever get built. Other examples of annual angst that came and went include:

? Will Red Auerbach break up The Big Three?

? Will the Patriots move to Jacksonville? Los Angeles? Hartford? Holyoke?

? Will this be the year Northeastern wins the Beanpot?

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Data firm at center of Facebook privacy scandal will close
2 May 2018 at 4:41pm
The data firm at the center of Facebook's privacy scandal is declaring bankruptcy and shutting down.

More than 250 YouTube channels promote academic cheating site: BBC investigation
2 May 2018 at 8:15pm
YouTube personalities as young as 12 were promoting the essay-buying service, according to the BBC investigation.

US seeking 1 million for massive study of DNA, health habits
1 May 2018 at 2:06pm
U.S. researchers are seeking 1 million volunteers to share their DNA and health habits for science

Dozens of quakes rattle Hawaii volcano, eruption possible
2 May 2018 at 5:34pm
Dozens of earthquakes are rattling Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano as magma flows into a new area east of the Puu Oo vent

Girl power: All-female teams compete at robotics event
3 May 2018 at 11:00am
The founder of a nonprofit that organizes youth robotics competitions says he's pleased to see how many young people are participating in the sport, especially girls

Amazon halts Seattle construction project ahead of tax vote
2 May 2018 at 7:23pm
Amazon says it is pausing construction on a new high-rise building in Seattle while it awaits the outcome of a city proposal to tax worker hours

Earlier search for California serial killer led to wrong man
28 Apr 2018 at 11:01am
The search for California's Golden State Killer led to wrong man last year in Oregon, but investigators say they are now confident they've caught the serial rapist and killer who eluded law enforcement for four decades.

Tesla cash burn accelerates, CEO predicts profit ahead
3 May 2018 at 2:30am
Tesla's record net loss in the first quarter and fast-burn through millions of dollars is raising questions about the company's future and whether it will be able to pay all of its bills

Q&A: Cambridge Analytica's bankruptcy won't halt probes
3 May 2018 at 11:20am
The company at the center of the Facebook privacy scandal, Cambridge Analytica, is going out of business _ but that doesn't mean those behind the entity will escape the scrutiny of regulators.

Vanuatu plans to permanently evacuate entire volcanic island
3 May 2018 at 3:05am
The Pacific nation of Vanuatu is preparing to permanently evacuate the entire population of one of its islands as thick ash spewing from a volcano kills crops, dirties water supplies and fouls the air

Storage plan for spent fuel adds to US nuclear debate
1 May 2018 at 5:11pm
A plan to temporarily store tons of spent fuel from U.S. commercial nuclear reactors in New Mexico is drawing fire from critics who say the federal government needs to consider more alternatives

WATCH: Cambridge Analytica is shutting down
3 May 2018 at 8:51am
The British-based consulting firm linked to a Facebook privacy scandal is declaring bankruptcy.

WATCH: Facebook reveals new features amid privacy concerns
2 May 2018 at 4:55pm
Mark Zuckerberg admitted it's been an "intense" year for the company and announced Facebook is getting into the dating business.

WATCH: New Facebook feature helps protect user data
2 May 2018 at 4:56pm
The company says it will begin telling users which sites track them across the web.

WATCH: Apple expected to announce slow growth
1 May 2018 at 7:38am
Wall Street analysts are awaiting confirmation that second quarter iPhone sales were down.

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Burning kites from Gaza damage Israeli farms, wildlife
20 Jun 2018 at 2:24am
After years of rocket attacks and militant infiltrations from Gaza, residents of southern Israel are now coping with a new kind of threat: incendiary kites and balloons that have damaged farmlands and nature reserves.

Sailors honor Pearl Harbor survivor during one last visit
20 Jun 2018 at 2:03am
More than 500 sailors saluted Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Emory as he visited the storied naval base for what may be the last time.

'Hero' gun owner tells about confrontation with Walmart carjacker
by Stephen Sorace
20 Jun 2018 at 2:00am
One of two armed civilians who confronted and ultimately killed a carjacking suspect outside a Walmart store in Washington state on Sunday has come forward to tell his story.

Video of cat being kicked like football prompts search for kicker, camera ope...
by Dom Calicchio
20 Jun 2018 at 1:30am
Animal welfare officials in Kansas City, Mo., reacted with disgust this week after a video surfaced in which a man is seen on a local high school football field, kicking a small black cat as if it were a football.

AP Explains: US has split up families throughout its history
20 Jun 2018 at 1:28am
Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented.

FBI may have modified witness reports, misled DOJ watchdog with 'false inform...
by Gregg Re
20 Jun 2018 at 1:28am
The FBI may have "edited and changed" key witness reports in the Hillary Clinton and Russia investigations, a top House Republican charged in a hearing into FBI and Justice Department misconduct Tuesday.

California rethinking standard on police use of deadly force
by Lukas Mikelionis
20 Jun 2018 at 1:15am
California is seeking to change the standard when police officers can use deadly force under new legislation that cleared its first hurdle Tuesday.

Indonesia raises number of ferry missing to nearly 180
20 Jun 2018 at 1:05am
Indonesian officials said at least 178 people are missing from a ferry sinking early this week at a popular lake on Sumatra, many more than previously believed, as distraught relatives pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort and angrily criticized the government's failure to enforce even basic safety measures on passenger boats.

Elvis Presley's $100M fortune gone, daughter Lisa Marie claims in lawsuit
by Benjamin Brown
20 Jun 2018 at 12:45am
Elvis Presley's daughter can proceed with a lawsuit against her former business manager, whom she claims lost her father's $100 million fortune through poor investment decisions, a California Superior Court judge ruled this week.

Obama security chief Napolitano saw separating families at border as 'bad ide...
by Edmund DeMarche
20 Jun 2018 at 12:15am
Janet Napolitano, who served as Homeland Security secretary under President Barack Obama, said in an interview Tuesday that she once considered the option of separating families at the border but decided ?pretty quickly that it would be a bad idea.?

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Australian supermarket giant says 'yes' to mass nude photograph
16 Jun 2018 at 3:53am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - More than 11,000 Australians who rushed for the chance to strip for American photographer Spencer Tunick will soon wear only smiles after a national supermarket chain changed its mind about allowing the shoot to go ahead on a suburban rooftop carpark.

Australian artist emerges alive from three-day burial under road
17 Jun 2018 at 9:29pm
HOBART (Reuters) - An Australian performance artist who was buried in a steel container under a busy road for 72 hours as part of a so-called dark arts festival was released from his self-imposed prison on Sunday.

Research on dogs might shed light on human responses to food: study
15 Jun 2018 at 5:18pm
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Researchers in Hungary who found that normal and overweight dogs behaved differently in tasks involving food say the dogs? responses were similar to what might be expected in normal and overweight humans.

Russia cries foul over Nigerian fans' World Cup chicken requests
15 Jun 2018 at 5:29pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nigerian fans cheering on their national team in Saturday's World Cup match against Croatia will be missing an important item in their supporter's toolkit: chickens.

Russia's psychic cat Achilles picks home team for World Cup opener
13 Jun 2018 at 10:43pm
ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Want to know who will win the first match of the World Cup? The cat's out of the bag: it's Russia.

Minnesota online sensation raccoon captured atop skyscraper
13 Jun 2018 at 10:27pm
(Reuters) - A raccoon that climbed to the top of a 25-story St. Paul, Minnesota, skyscraper early on Wednesday was captured after becoming a star on the web, where it won the hearts of followers across the United States and around the globe.

Belgian zoo welcomes baby giraffe Twiga
13 Jun 2018 at 1:21pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Minutes after plunging two meters (6.5 ft) to the ground as his mother gave birth, baby giraffe Twiga was frolicking round his pen as the newest arrival at Belgium's Planckendael Zoo.

Astronauts give pope personalized space suit, add white cape
9 Jun 2018 at 8:38am
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Astronauts from the International Space Station gave Pope Francis his own blue jump suit on Friday but to distinguish him from ordinary planetary pilgrims like themselves they added a white cape.

Chinese vase found in shoebox sells for $19 million
13 Jun 2018 at 6:14am
PARIS (Reuters) - An 18th century Chinese vase found in a shoebox in an attic in France sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million) at auction in Paris on Tuesday.

Penka the Bulgarian cow escapes death sentence after international outcry
11 Jun 2018 at 1:23pm
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria agreed on Monday to spare the life of Penka the cow after plans to kill her for crossing European Union borders without paperwork triggered an international outcry.