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Pogues singer Shane MacGowan, a laureate of booze and beauty, dies at 65
11-30-2023 4:44 PM

By JILL LAWLESS and DAVE BRYAN

LONDON — Shane MacGowan, the boozy, rabble-rousing singer and chief songwriter of The Pogues, who infused traditional Irish music with the energy and spirit of punk, died Thursday, his family said. He was 65.MacGowan’s songwriting and persona made...


Kissinger’s complicated legacy draws admiration, scorn
11-30-2023 4:34 PM

By FOSTER KLUG and GEIR MOULSON

TOKYO — The death of former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger drew both admiration and scorn Thursday from political leaders around the world, highlighting the complicated legacy of Kissinger’s views about what it meant to serve America’s...


Kissinger dies at 100
11-30-2023 4:33 PM

By NANCY BENAC

WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the diplomat with the thick glasses and gravelly voice who dominated foreign policy as the United States extricated itself from Vietnam and broke down barriers with China, died Wednesday, his...


Taking global pulse on climate: As COP28 gets underway Thursday, climate contradictions key at UN talks
11-29-2023 5:31 PM

By SETH BORENSTEIN

The world is heading for considerably less warming than projected a decade ago, but that good news is overwhelmed by much more pain from current climate change than scientists anticipated, experts said.That’s just one of a set of seemingly...


Belichick refuses to shed light on starting QB decision for Patriots
11-21-2023 3:57 PM

By JIMMY GOLEN

Patriots coach Bill Belichick declined to reveal his starting quarterback when talking to reporters Tuesday morning, repeating only that all of his players should be prepared when New England comes out of its off week to face the New York Giants on...


Boston Bruins forward Lucic to be arraigned on assault charge after wife called police to their home
11-20-2023 3:57 PM

By JIMMY GOLEN

BOSTON — Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic is scheduled to be arraigned on an assault charge in connection with his arrest this weekend after his wife called police to their home and said he tried to choke her.A Boston Police Department report...


Tens of thousands of supporters of Israel rally in Washington, crying ‘never again’
11-15-2023 9:46 AM

By REBECCA SANTANA and MICHAEL BALSAMO

WASHINGTON — Supporters of Israel rallied by the tens of thousands on the National Mall under heavy security Tuesday, voicing solidarity in the fight against Hamas and crying “never again.”The “March for Israel” offered a resounding and bipartisan...


Heavy fighting rages near main Gaza hospital and people trapped inside say they cannot flee
11-12-2023 3:27 PM

By WAFAA SHURAFA and SAMY MAGDY

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip — Health officials and people trapped inside Gaza’s largest hospital rejected Israel’s claims that it was helping babies and others evacuate Sunday, saying fighting continued just outside the facility where incubators lay idle...


Attacks by Lebanon’s Hezbollah group wound 7 Israeli troops, 10 others along border with Israel
11-12-2023 3:24 PM

By AMY TEIBEL

JERUSALEM — Attacks by Lebanon’s Hezbollah group Sunday wounded seven Israeli troops and 10 other people, Israel’s military and rescue services said. The clashes came as skirmishes between the Iran-backed group and Israeli military continue to...


Mike Johnson, a staunch conservative from Louisiana, is elected House speaker
10-25-2023 4:10 PM

By LISA MASCARO, STEPHEN GROVES, FARNOUSH AMIRI and KEVIN FREKING

WASHINGTON — Both relieved and exultant, Republicans unanimously elected Rep. Mike Johnson as House speaker on Wednesday, elevating a deeply conservative but lesser-known leader to the seat of U.S. power and ending for now the political chaos in their...


Writers’ union reaches tentative deal with Hollywood studios to end historic strike
09-25-2023 7:35 PM

By ANDREW DALTON

LOS ANGELES — The union representing screenwriters reached a tentative agreement with Hollywood studios to end a historic strike after nearly five months, raising hopes that a crippling shutdown of movie and television filming could be near an...


White House preps for shutdown amid House Republican standoff
09-22-2023 7:38 PM

By JOSH BOAK and STEPHEN GROVES

WASHINGTON — The White House was preparing Friday to direct federal agencies to get ready for a shutdown after House Republicans left town for the weekend with no viable plan to keep the government funded and avert a politically and economically...


McCarthy handed defeat as defense bill stalls, shutdown looms
09-21-2023 7:44 PM

By LISA MASCARO and STEPHEN GROVES

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s latest plan to prevent a looming federal shutdown by appeasing his hard-right flank quickly collapsed Thursday, a crushing defeat that makes a disruption in government services almost certain.A government...


Five Americans detained in Iran walk free, released in deal for frozen Iranian assets
09-18-2023 7:42 PM

By JON GAMBRELL and LUJAIN JO

DOHA, Qatar — Five Americans detained for years in Iran walked off a plane and into freedom Monday, some arm-in-arm, as part of a politically risky deal in which President Joe Biden agreed to the release of nearly $6 billion in frozen Iranian assets...


FDA approves updated COVID vaccines
09-11-2023 7:57 PM

By LAURAN NEERGAARD

WASHINGTON — The U.S. approved updated COVID-19 vaccines Monday, hoping to rev up protection against the latest coronavirus strains and blunt any surge this fall and winter.The Food and Drug Administration decision opens the newest shots from Moderna...


Vigil on for Worcester teen who died after taking part in One Chip Challenge
09-08-2023 7:24 PM

By MICHAEL CASEY and STEVE LeBLANC

WORCESTER — The family of a teenager who died after eating an extremely spicy tortilla chip as part of a social media challenge will gather to remember the promising basketball player at a vigil Friday while they await word from Massachusetts...


Biden celebrates unions and job creation during a Philadelphia Labor Day appearance
09-04-2023 4:23 PM

By FATIMA HUSSEIN

PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden, who often says he’s the most pro-union president in history, touted the importance of organized labor and applauded American workers in building the economy during a Labor Day appearance in Philadelphia on Monday....


Florence’s Gabby Thomas takes silver in 200 meters at World Athletics Championship in Hungary
08-25-2023 6:06 PM

By EDDIE PELLS

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Noah Lyles won the 200-meter world title Friday in 19.52 seconds, becoming the first man to complete the 100-200 sprint double at worlds since Usain Bolt did it for the third and final time back in 2015.It was Lyles’ third straight...


Florence’s Gabby Thomas well-researched in power of sleep, even writing paper on rest
08-24-2023 7:14 PM

By PAT GRAHAM

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Rest assured, Gabby Thomas is a big believer in the power of a good night’s sleep.Because to dream big, the American sprinter from Florence must first dream well.Thomas wrote a paper on the subject of rest as part of her recently...


New gas pipeline rules floated following 2018 blasts in Massachusetts
08-24-2023 3:03 PM

By STEVE LeBLANC

BOSTON — Federal regulators are proposing a series of rules changes aimed at toughening safety requirements for millions of miles of gas distribution pipelines nationwide following a string of gas explosions in Massachusetts in 2018.These proposed...

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