June 30, 2016

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Snowbound Bostonians jump out windows, scale snow mountains

BOSTON (AP) — Thrill-seekers jumping out windows into snowbanks and posting videos of their feats online. Snowmobilers racing through normally busy Boston streets with snowboarders in tow. And college students skiing and sledding down a colossal snow pile dubbed “Mount MIT.” New England’s winter blast is serious business, but there’s been no shortage of horseplay. “I’ve been in the house Read More…

Veteran Lester Holt in unique position at NBC

NEW YORK (AP) — Lester Holt’s first report card as NBC’s choice to fill in for suspended anchor Brian Williams as “Nightly News” anchor found him maintaining the network’s ratings lead, although the competition has tightened. The understated understudy has worked without a break since Williams took himself off the newscast on Feb. 7 and was suspended for Read More…

Take a look – Dr. Seuss has a new book

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20 years after his death, there is still plenty of news about Dr. Seuss. Random House Children’s Books said Wednesday it will publish a recently discovered manuscript with illustrations called “What Pet Should I Get” on July 28. The publisher plans at least two more books, based on materials found in Read More…

Black man blocked by Chelsea fans calls for punishment

PARIS (AP) — A black man who was blocked from boarding a Paris metro train by Chelsea soccer fans chanting racist slogans wants the group to be “found, punished and locked up.” In an interview with Le Parisien newspaper, the man — identified only as Souleymane S. — said he had lost his phone in the scuffle Read More…

Court upholds Ohio’s power to regulate oil and gas drilling

COLUMBUS — Certain local zoning laws aimed at limiting fracking can’t be used to circumvent the state’s authority over oil and gas drilling, a fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 4-3 decision with three written dissents, the high court said that the home rule clause of Ohio’s constitution doesn’t allow a municipality to block drilling activities otherwise Read More…

10 Things to Know, Wednesday, Feb. 18

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Obama’s Arab world view challenged by crises  The president often cited Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Libya as models for his successful approach in a volatile region. Terrorism and conflict have exposed the weaknesses in those countries and Read More…

Obama view of US role in Arab world challenged by crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s view of the U.S. role in the Middle East and North Africa is being challenged by deepening crises in the very countries he has seen as models for his approach to the volatile region: Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya. After making good on his pledge to end large-scale American Read More…

Ukraine troops withdrawing from embattled Debaltseve

ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has pulled most of its troops out of Debaltseve, the epicenter of recent fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine, the president confirmed Wednesday. The Russia-backed separatists reported taking hundreds of soldiers captive as they continued their onslaught on the strategic railroad junction. Associated Press reporters saw several dozen Ukrainian troops retreating Read More…

China holiday makes business, cultural waves around world

HONG KONG (AP) — Decades ago the Chinese New Year holiday, also known as Spring Festival, had little impact outside of China. But as the country gained outsized economic influence, the holiday, which has enormous cultural significance in the Chinese-speaking world, has become more prominent. This is how it ripples around the world. Factory Freeze Read More…

In Pakistan, vaccinating children has become a deadly battle

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — While vaccine distrust has sparked debates amid a measles outbreak in the United States, Pakistan is in a deadly battle to wipe out polio. Long eradicated in the West, polio remains endemic in Pakistan after the Taliban banned vaccinations, attacks targeted medical staffers and suspicions lingered about the inoculations. The persistence of this crippling, sometimes fatal virus Read More…