News archive from 1 October 2016, page 7

Stocks say 'nevermind'; reverse recent losses as banks jump

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks climbed Friday as banks made a rapid recovery following a steep fall a day ago. Investors hoped Deutsche Bank and the financial system in general were in better shape than they had feared. Banks made the biggest gains Friday as...

 

Architect pampers Arts and Crafts details

While all homes are built to live in, few are built as living works of art. The house at 63 Page Road in Newton is one of those rarities. On the outside, the place takes the shape of an uncommon type of three-story Colonial Revival, with its deep...

 

American hopes IT switch doesn't snag flights this weekend

DALLAS — American Airlines will make a big technology change this weekend involving planes and pilots, but passengers won't notice a thing if all goes well. Nearly three years after the merger that created the current American, the airline is...

 
From Ferraris to SUVs: 5 cars that shone at the Paris show

From Ferraris to SUVs: 5 cars that shone at the Paris show

PARIS — An obscenely powerful hybrid sports car, a family-friendly SUV with enough space for seven adults, and an electric vehicle that promises to keep going for over 300 miles (500 kilometers) on a single charge — these are some of the notable...

 

US closes probe of Jeep automatic braking; no recall sought

DETROIT — U.S. safety regulators have closed a yearlong investigation into the Jeep Grand Cherokee's automatic braking system without seeking a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began the probe in June of last year after...

 

Subaru recalls about 593K cars; wiper motors can overheat

DETROIT — Subaru is recalling nearly 593,000 vehicles, some for a second time, because windshield wiper motors can overheat and increase the risk of a fire. The recall affects certain Legacy and Outback cars from the 2010 to 2014 model years. The...

 

Albania activists hold protest against waste dumping

TIRANA, Albania –  Hundreds of Albanian activists have held a protest in Tirana, the national capital, against a law allowing the importation of garbage from foreign countries for recycling. Holding anti-dumping slogans, protesters who fear their...

 

Defense ministers discuss defusing South China Sea incidents

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii –  Countries need to look for practical ways to defuse incidents in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, Singapore's defense minister said. Ng Eng Hen told...

 

Spain's Socialists vote in leadership battle

MADRID –  Spain's Socialist Party is facing strong internal discord as they vote to decide if they will keep or oust their leader Pedro Sanchez, who has been leading opposition to acting conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's efforts to build a...

 

Officials eye ‘floating helipad,’ but councilor wants nothing ‘rinky-dink’

State officials are considering building a “floating helipad” near the Boston waterfront, in what experts say is a rare — but not necessarily novel — approach to fulfilling a vow to create a state-run landing spot for GE and others. City and state...

 

State's new transgender rights law takes hold

BOSTON — Advocates for transgender people in Massachusetts say they can no longer be legally discriminated against in public places. A new law taking effect on Saturday bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public accommodations....

 

Local Muslims wary of Hungary's anti-migrant referendum

BUDAPEST, Hungary –  Muslims in Hungary say they are wary of the government's anti-migrant referendum which they say has boosted xenophobic feelings. Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said Hungarians have "no problems" with the local Muslim...

 

Israel condemns Philippines president for invoking Hitler

JERUSALEM –  Israel's Foreign Ministry says it's "unfortunate" that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chose to invoke Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust in his bloody anti-crime war. Spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon says Saturday Israel is...

 

Man admits killing 19 people in Chinese village after argument with parents over money

A man has confessed to killing 19 people in one village after an argument with his parents over money. The Xinhua news agency, quoting police, said Yang Qingpei first murdered his mother and father, then went on a killing spree of their neighbors to...

 

Former 'Power Rangers' actor pleads not guilty to murder

A former "Power Rangers" actor charged with stabbing his California roommate to death with a sword has pleaded not guilty to murder. City News Service says Ricardo Medina entered the plea in Lancaster.He could face 26 years to life in prison...

 

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