News archive from 18 December 2016

Trump returns to Alabama to thank early supporters, in final rally before inauguration

President-elect Donald Trump returned Saturday to Alabama, where his longshot presidential campaign got rolling 16 months ago, to thank voters and some behind-the-scenes staffers, then boasted that “the hard work has just begun.” “This is where it all...

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Surge in online ordering has package delivery firms hopping

Surge in online ordering has package delivery firms hopping

A surge in online holiday shopping has national package delivery companies gearing up for record shipping days heading into Christmas and Hanukkah. “FedEx anticipates another record peak holiday shipping season, with each of the four Mondays during...

 
Developer now vows to limit undergrads

Developer now vows to limit undergrads

A Cambridge developer is taking a unique public stance to curry favor with a city board in an effort to win a slew of zoning variances for a proposed 129-unit apartment building in Brighton. Eden Properties is vowing not to market the “workforce...

 

Cambridge company gasses up to test self-driving cars

The Hub is moving one step closer to having driverless cars traversing the city now that state officials are set to review a formal application from a local company that is hoping to develop the autonomous vehicles of the future. A special group of...

 
Queen Anne split into two condos

Queen Anne split into two condos

Forget hidden gem. This massive, three-story Queen Anne-style Victorian across from Jamaica Pond sits like a gigantic, glaring citrine stone at Pond and Eliot streets. If your travels have taken you down the Jamaicaway, then you’ve probably gone right...

 
Car review: Carving a path to crossover

Car review: Carving a path to crossover

The Nissan Pathfinder, like most of the original SUVs that defined the segment with rugged exteriors set high off the ground on bulging tires, has evolved into a streamlined, 7-passenger crossover. While it may appear that designers have emasculated...

 

The Ticker: 30 Boston-area taxi companies suing Uber, Baker

A group of 30 taxi companies in the Boston area has sued Uber and Gov. Charlie Baker, claiming Uber is unconstitutionally treated differently than cab companies. “Uber’s business plan and activity illegally undermines critical safety provisions of the...

 

Democrats eye confirmation fight over Trump's Treasury pick

WASHINGTON — Democrats are eyeing the Senate confirmation hearings for Donald Trump's Treasury secretary pick selection as a prime opportunity to chip away at the Republican's populist appeal with working-class voters and begin rebuilding their own...

 

Seaport builder wants half of affordable units off-site

A major Seaport development getting rid of nearly half of its on-site affordable housing is a prime example of why South Boston is losing many longtime residents, housing advocates say, as they lead the push for more affordable units in the...

 

Fermi Lab co-founder, physicist Dr. Edwin Goldwasser dies

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Dr. Edwin Goldwasser, a co-founder of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and one of the world's most prominent physicists who spent decades at the University of Illinois, has died at the age of 97. The physics department at the...

 

Obama urges president-elect to support probe into Kremlin hacks

President Obama is vowing to respond to Russia’s election hacking, and urging President-elect Donald Trump to back a bipartisan investigation into Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. “Our goal continues to be to send a clear message...

 
On victory lap, few signs Trump focusing on unified nation

On victory lap, few signs Trump focusing on unified nation

MOBILE, Ala. — President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday wrapped up his postelection victory tour, showing few signs of turning the page from his blustery campaign to focus on uniting a divided nation a month before his inauguration. At each stop, the...

 

Donald Trump thanks backers, slams inaccurate polls

President-elect Donald Trump thanked Florida for its role in cementing his path to the White House in a rally where he reprised attacks on the press and railed at inaccurate polls that predicted a Hillary Clinton landslide and voter suppression ploys...

 

Pentagon not happy with China’s seizure of U.S. Navy drone

A Chinese warship seized one of the U.S. Navy’s underwater drones Thursday as the device was collecting unclassified scientific data in the South China Sea, where China’s disputed claim to several remote islands has led to escalating tensions between...

 

Prez offers doc after journalist takes ill

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s year-end news conference came to an abrupt halt after a journalist became ill just as he was diving into a question about the humanitarian crisis in Syria. “I’m sorry, what’s going on? Somebody’s not feeling good?” Obama...

 

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