There's been a lot of debate about a new study from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on expanded rail service between the eastern and western parts of the state.
The Trump administration has proposed a rule change for Medicaid, putting up to $2.4 billion in jeopardy in the Massachusetts budget.
Updated at 2:25 p.m. ET Fourteen U.S. passengers evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan and flown to military bases in California and Texas have tested positive for the new coronavirus, U.S. officials confirm. Earlier, on Sunday, U.S. officials announced that 44 people from the Diamond Princess ship had tested positive for coronavirus. Those who were sick were to remain in Japan to be treated. The State Department said it was in the process of transporting more than 300 Americans who had been...
Efforts to stem the tide of teen vaping seem to be a step behind the market . By the time Juul pulled most of its flavored pods from the market in October of 2019, many teens had already moved on to an array of newer, disposable vape products. "Juul is almost old school ... It's no longer the teen favorite," says Meredith Berkman , co-founder of the advocacy group PAVE, Parents Against Vaping E-cigarettes. "Among the disposables [that] are most popular, there's Puff Bar, there's Stig, there's...
A nonprofit group wants to see more unmarried women, young people and people of color on the nation's voter rolls, so it recently sent 9 million letters urging those groups to register. But the mailers have upset some election officials, who say they've left voters confused. The mailers clearly state that they're from the Voter Participation Center or its sister organization, the Center for Voter Information. But the letter inside looks like it could come from the government. It says a review...
Updated 11:30 a.m. ET on Saturday Secretary of Defense Mark Esper spoke Saturday about a newly reached deal between the U.S. and the Taliban to deescalate the longest-running war in American history. The "reduction in violence" deal will take place over a seven-day period and ultimately will aim to bring the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan down to 8,600 from around 12,000 over the following months. The 8,600 number will still include counterterrorism and training operations. "It's all...
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Updated at 11:00 p.m. After more than a year and a half of mediation, the U.S. EPA New England office, General Electric and cities and towns along the Housatonic River have agreed to dispose some toxic PCB sediment at a site near the Lee-Lenox line, about 1,000 feet from the river. But not all participants in the mediated settlement agree with the decision.