Saturday, September 28, 2019

Today's Headlines: A victim of violence in her own country, her fate would be decided by a tough immigration judge

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Today's Headlines
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A victim of violence in her own country, her fate would be decided by a tough immigration judge

Glenda Bautista, who fled El Salvador after her son’s killing in 2017, faced long odds in her bid to remain in the US. Continue reading →

A new wave of youthful climate activists reinvigorates an older generation

Seasoned environmental activists look at the events of September and see welcome reinforcements, vindication of their cause, and a lesson in urgency. Continue reading →

Mike Pompeo subpoenaed by House committees over Ukraine scandal

The secretary of state has been subpoenaed for documents related to the Ukraine whistle-blower complaint by the House committees on Foreign Affairs, Oversight, and Intelligence. Continue reading →

For two of EEE's youngest victims, ages 5 and 6, the battle against the devastating virus goes on

One had just started first grade, the other, kindergarten, when the flu-like symptoms struck. Both tested positive for the rare, mosquito-borne virus. Continue reading →

'Whitey' Bulger's girlfriend Catherine Greig living with his relatives in Hingham

The house is owned by a daughter and son-in-law of Bulger’s brother, William M. Bulger, who was the longtime president of the Massachusetts Senate and a former president of the University of Massachusetts. Continue reading →

The Nation

Trump told Russian officials in 2017 he wasn't concerned about Moscow's interference in US election

His assertion prompted alarmed White House officials to limit access to the remarks to an unusually small number of people, according to three former officials with knowledge of the matter. Continue reading →

U.S. Envoy for Ukraine Resigns As House Pursues His Testimony

WASHINGTON — Kurt D. Volker, the State Department’s special envoy for Ukraine who got caught in the middle of the pressure campaign by President Donald Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to find damaging information about Democrats, abruptly resigned his post Friday. Continue reading →

House Democrats Issue First Subpoena in Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — House Democrats, kick-starting their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, demanding he produce a tranche of documents related to the president’s dealings with Ukraine. Separately, they instructed him to make five State Department officials available for depositions in the coming two weeks. Continue reading →

The World

Trump and Boris Johnson: Populist peas in a pod? Well, sort of

Never have the fortunes of President Trump and Britain’s prime minister seemingly been so in sync — a trans-Atlantic psychodrama featuring two flamboyant, polarizing leaders, unfolding in parallel eruptions of vitriol, political jockeying, and unrelenting chaos. Continue reading →

Protesters in Haiti burn businesses in push to oust leader

Thousands of protesters seeking to oust President Jovenel Moise attacked businesses and government buildings across Haiti Friday, creating chaos on the streets after a weeks-long shutdown of vital services. Continue reading →

Ukraine lawmakers seek probes into allegations at 'epicenter' of US political battles

The inquiry will focus on high-level Ukraine officials who may have dealt with the natural gas firm with connections to Hunter Biden, the former vice president’s son. Continue reading →

Editorial & Opinion

Editorial

Republican silence supports Trump's threats

With a few exceptions, the only response from Capitol Hill Republicans during this week of astonishing revelations has been silence. Continue reading →

Cartoon | Christopher Weyant

'Being Presidential'

Here is our cartoonist’s take on the news. Continue reading →

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Metro

Healey sues federal nuclear regulators over Plymouth plant transfer

The Massachusetts attorney general cited the transfer of the station’s license to a company with no prior experience in decommissioning a nuclear power plant. Continue reading →

Law firms seeking nearly $24 million for negotiating Columbia Gas explosion settlement

The legal teams that negotiated the $143 million class action settlement also are seeking an additional $4.29 million for expenses, according to court records. Continue reading →

'Major' gas leak in Lawrence gives residents flashbacks of 2018

The event, which caused hundreds to flee their homes before dawn, came barely a year after a natural gas catastrophe that caused more than 100 fires and explosions and killed a man. Continue reading →

Sports

HS FOOTBALL | burlington 21, watertown 20

Jonathan Hurley's second-half TDs propel Burlington

He scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 4-yard run with 9:34 remaining. Continue reading →

What's it like to be a college kicker? BC's Aaron Boumerhi explains

The graduate transfer who previously attended Temple offers insight on the position and the process. Continue reading →

HS FOOTBALL | canton 10, stoughton 0

Canton shuts out rival Stoughton in 100th meeting

The Bulldogs held the Black Knights to two first downs while forcing six punts and three fumbles. Continue reading →

Business & Tech

Luxury hotel company Raffles starts work on 33-story Back Bay tower

The $400 million project includes 147 rooms and 146 condos. Continue reading →

Harvard endowment underwhelms again

Long plagued by so-so performance, the world’s largest academic endowment posted a 6.5 percent return in its most recent fiscal year, below other big schools and market returns. Continue reading →

Amid expansion, Steward Health Care System reports losses

Steward reported an operating loss of about $270 million in 2018 and $322 million in 2017, according to a recent public filing. Continue reading →

Obituaries

Harold Mabern, jazz pianist with swinging, lush style, dies at 83

Harold Mabern, a pianist, composer, recording artist and teacher whose richly harmonic, soul-inflected style made him a sought-after bandmate for some of jazz’s premier musicians, died Sept. 17 in New Jersey. Continue reading →

Christopher Rouse, expressionistic composer who won Pulitzer Prize, dies at 70

Christopher Rouse, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer known for unpredictable, expressionistic works that immersed listeners in a world of anguish, terror, and sensuous beauty, died Sept. 21 at a hospice center in Towson, Md. Continue reading →

Joseph C. Wilson, diplomat caught in dispute over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, dies at 69

Joseph C. Wilson, a former diplomat who incurred the wrath of the administration of George W. Bush for undermining a key tenet of the rationale for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and who saw his then-wife, Valerie Plame, exposed as a clandestine CIA officer in an apparent act of retaliation, died Sept. 27 at his home in Santa Fe. Continue reading →

Good Life

For event-planner extraordinaire Bryan Rafanelli, 'Our success is to tell your story'

Rafanelli has built a thriving business by intuiting exactly what his clients want. Presidents, celebrities, the astonishingly wealthy and philanthropic, they all want him to plan their most special occasions. Continue reading →

At Tiny House Festival, live large by living small

On Oct. 19-20, the 5th annual Big Massachusetts Tiny House Festival comes to the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly. Continue reading →

Music Review

For BSO regulars, this week brings a very different take on Beethoven's violin concerto

The piece sounds cool and crisp compared with a BSO performance at Tanglewood last month. Continue reading →

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