News archive from 7 December 2016, page 3

Victim fights rapist’s visitation bid

A 22-year-old woman is reeling in fear after a state appeals court ordered that the man convicted of raping her seven years ago can press his claim in family court for the right to visit the child conceived during the sex assault. “It makes me very...

 
Pearl Harbor veteran recalls fallen compatriots

Pearl Harbor veteran recalls fallen compatriots

As a 17-year-old sailor on the destroyer USS Bagley, Robert Coles of Machias, Maine, fired a .50 caliber machine gun at attacking Japanese warplanes during the infamous Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Now 92, speaking by phone from...

 

Advocates pitch for pot shop licenses in Boston’s minority areas

Advocates trying to help minorities cash in on the state’s legalized marijuana industry want City Hall to set aside pot shop licenses for neighborhoods that have historically seen the most weed arrests, and to offer financial incentives so the shops...

 

Finneran pension battle before judges tomorrow

Ex-Speaker Thomas M. Finneran’s fight to win back his pension has reached the state’s highest court, where justices tomorrow will hear arguments about whether the former pol’s lies on the stand should cost him his $33,000 in annual retirement checks....

 

Bay State students test at top globally

Massachusetts students ranked among the top-performing students worldwide in the latest international reading and science test scores, outscoring the United States as a whole, but they trailed 11 other countries in math, education officials...

 

Alleged fare-jumper faces charges from sex assault on bus

A man wanted for a sexual assault on an MBTA bus in Roxbury was nabbed while trying to dodge his fare at the Chinatown train station yesterday, authorities said. Omar Clapp, 38, of Dorchester appeared in Roxbury Municipal Court yesterday on a default...

 
Lawrence community mourns slain teen

Lawrence community mourns slain teen

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Lawrence yesterday to “pray for change” as the city reels from the shocking decapitation slaying of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino, who was allegedly murdered at the hands of his friend. “There’s a lot of...

 

Blaze battled in Malden

Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire yesterday that began just before 10 a.m. on Medford Street in Malden. The fire, which began at Edge Liquors by the corner of Medford Street and Highland Avenue, took approximately three and half hours to put...

 

School says no suspensions for student walkout

Roxbury Prep administrators are quelling student rumors that they would be suspended for walking out of school Monday to protest President-elect Donald Trump. “Roxbury Prep is not suspending students,” school spokesman Bruno Tedeschi told the Herald....

 
No. 20 Arizona Wildcats basketball bounces back to crush UC Irvine

No. 20 Arizona Wildcats basketball bounces back to crush UC Irvine

TUCSON - Dusan Ristic and Lauri Markkanen scored 18 points apiece, and No. 20 Arizona bounced back from its loss to Gonzaga to beat outmanned UC Irvine 79-57 on Tuesday night. Ristic, who was two points shy of his career high and grabbed 10 rebounds,...

AZCentral, 00:31 in Sport
 

Gambia leader's upset heartens families of the disappeared

KANIFING, Gambia –  Fatoumata Sawaneh tried to hold back tears while talking about her father, one of hundreds of people who disappeared during the 22-year reign of President Yahya Jammeh in this tiny West African country. Imam Ousman Sawaneh was...

 

Mexico's ancient beverage of pulque makes a comeback

SANTIAGO CUAUTLALPAN, Mexico –  Mexicans have been brewing pulque from the juice of cactus-like maguey plants for centuries, but the viscous, beer-like beverage fell out of favor starting in the 1970s as pulque got a bad reputation as a peasant's...

 

The Latest: Death toll in quake rises to 25 in 1 district

JAKARTA, Indonesia –  The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province (all times local): 10:50 a.m. The chief of the district nearest the epicenter of a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province early...

 

7 dead in latest China mine blast; 60 miners killed in week

BEIJING –  Seven coal miners are dead and another four still missing after a gas explosion in a central province in the latest deadly accident to strike China's mining industry, authorities said Wednesday. Rescuers were still trying to reach miners...

 

Japan's defense chief says alliance with US will endure

TOKYO –  Japan's defense chief said Wednesday she believes her country's alliance with the United States will endure in the Trump administration because it benefits both countries. Defense Minister Tomomi Inada was asked about President-elect Donald...

 

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