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Man, 72, wounded in Hanukkah stabbings dies from injuries — A man who was among the five people stabbed during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City has died three…

Trump says US won’t pay for Meghan and Harry’s security President Donald Trump has offered his opinion on the future of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, insisting the United States…

Canadian PM’s wife has recovered from coronavirus TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife said Saturday that she has recovered from being ill from COVID-19 disease caused by the new…

Tokyo’s infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questions TOKYO — Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan looked like it had coronavirus infections contained, even as they spread in neighboring countries. Now that…

Florida coronavirus checkpoints screen for motorists from hardest-hit areas Florida has opened highway checkpoints to screen for motorists entering the state from areas experiencing substantial community spread of coronavirus. Motorists from Connecticut,…

RI governor announces new travel restrictions as state records another coronavirus-related death Gina Raimondo announced new travel restrictions for people visiting the state All out-of-state passenger vehicles entering Rhode Island at the…

Treasury Secretary says Americans can expect stimulus checks to be direct deposited within 3 weeks Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that Americans could expect checks from the historic $2 trillion stimulus bill to be direct deposited in their accounts within three…

Zip ties appear on basketball nets in Boston in attempt to stop park gatherings BOSTON - Zip ties have appeared on basketball nets across Boston as officials try to prevent people from gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor…

The Staying-In Guide :: A Boston Moms Guide to Activities that Can Be Done at Home Boston Moms has got boredom covered! We have compiled this list of activities and resources that can be done from the comfort of home! Do you know of any resources that should be added to this list? Contact us and let us know! Scholastic Learn at Home.

Boston adding hundreds of beds after homeless person tests positive for coronavirus BOSTON - Boston is adding hundreds of new beds for the homeless after a homeless person tested positive for the coronavirus, Mayor Martin Walsh…

Person hospitalized after car crashes into Winchester home following incident in Medford - One person was hospitalized after a car crashed into a Winchester home following an incident in Medford early Monday morning. Officers…

City at center of China’s virus outbreak gradually revives WUHAN, China — Shopkeepers in the city at the center of the virus outbreak in China were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus contro…

Coronaviris crisis will spur new political realities The social and political response to major catastrophes often proceeds in stages. Stage 1 is denial. Thankfully, this stage is largely over for the coronavirus crisis. Not counting a few poltroons…

Leadership is key to combating coronavirus We are fortunate to have leaders with apt skill sets to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Charlie Baker is a born project manager and it is on display just about every day. His sober, analyt…

Plumbers, pawnbrokers and pot: meet America’s ‘essential’ workers Plumbers, pawnbrokers and pot: meet America’s ‘essential’ workers.

Leeds-based Panintelligence announces partnership with Massachusetts-based firm A YORKSHIRE-based technology company is joining forces with a US firm as part of its global expansion strategy.

Bay Staters Plan to Clap for Essential Workers On Friday Residents across Massachusetts are planning to join the movement applauding essential workers helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Word about the planned clapping event #ClapBecauseWeCare has spread through social media.

St. John's LJ Figueroa to skip senior season, declares for NBA Draft John's forward LJ Figueroa has announced he will forgo his senior season and declare for the NBA. There is a good chance he might come back to the prog…

Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative Targets COVID-19 The new c3.ai Digital Transformation Institute is dedicated to accelerating artificial intelligence development to speed the pace of digital transformation of business, government, and society.

Euro zone banks ditch dividends to build coronavirus war chest Banks across the euro zone are tearing up plans to return cash to shareholders at the behest of regulators, instead shoring up reserves as the coronavirus outbreak threatens to tip the world into a deep recession.

Eric Ebron has an epic golf cart for social distancing Golf is one of the few sports that can be safe during the coronavirus outbreak. Golfers have their own clubs. They can stay at a distance from their group, if they have one. But there's one hitch: if you like using a golf cart, you'll have to ride solo.

After ACLU Sues, ICE Releases 2 Detainees With Medical Conditions At Bristol County Jail The ACLU filed a petition last week for the release of two detainees with medical conditions that put them at a high risk for serious illness or death in the event of a COVID-19 infection. The ACLU released a statement Friday reporting that the detainees had been released and that the lawsuit was part of nationwide action.

Paper Or Plastic? Bans On Single-Use Bags Tossed Out Amid Fears Of Virus Spread Charlie Baker issued a new public health order: "From now on reusable bags are prohibited and all regulations on plastic bag bans will be lifted." Several New England states have also temporarily banned reusable bags or delayed implementing or enforcing new restrictions on single-use bags.

This Is What an Opposition Party Is Supposed to Sound Like "How absurd and wrong is that? What kind of value system is that?" demanded Sanders, as he railed against a Republican amendment that would have constrained benefits at a time when the unemployment rate is skyrocketing.

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