Post Tagged with: "Massachusetts"

Boston rages against US President Donald Trump’s DACA decision

September 17, 2017 9:00 pm
Boston rages against US President Donald Trump’s DACA decision

People in the US city of Boston, Massachusetts, have staged a massive gathering to protests President Donald Trump’s decision to end legal protections for undocumented immigrant children that enter the US illegally. Hundreds of angry protesters marched to the John F. Kennedy Federal Building on Saturday afternoon to demand protection […]

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Scientists at a Massachusetts company create safer pig organs with goal of transplants for humans

August 12, 2017 1:02 pm
Scientists at a Massachusetts company create safer pig organs with goal of transplants for humans

In what could be a game-changer for modern medicine, scientists use gene-editing technology to clone piglets that lack a potentially dangerous retrovirus. (File photo by Reuters) Scientists at a Massachusetts company seeking to make pig organs safe enough to be transplanted into humans have used gene-editing technology to clone piglets […]

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Text messages show teenage girl suggested ways for her boyfriend to kill himself

June 9, 2017 2:41 am
Text messages show teenage girl suggested ways for her boyfriend to kill himself

Conrad Roy, Michelle Carter. Photo / Supplied, AP Massachusetts teen Michelle Carter repeatedly gave boyfriend Conrad Roy III lists of ways he could commit suicide in the weeks before he took his own life, a court heard on Thursday. Carter, then 17, told Roy, 18, in text messages that he […]

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Ice and blizzards to blanket Northeast United States

March 14, 2017 5:00 am
Ice and blizzards to blanket Northeast United States

A powerful nor’easter is expected to bring blizzard conditions and more than a 30cm of snow from the mid-Atlantic to parts of the Northeast, and officials warned of potential beach erosion, possible coastal flooding and power outages from the late-season snowstorm. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning from […]

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Ben Carson told HUD staff he could zap their brains into reciting whole books read 60 years ago

March 8, 2017 5:35 am
Ben Carson told HUD staff he could zap their brains into reciting whole books read 60 years ago

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks to HUD employees in Washington on March 6. Photo / AP By now, many may be aware that Ben Carson likened slaves to immigrants during a staff speech Monday to mark his first full week as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The comparison […]

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Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts admits historical connections to slavery

March 4, 2017 10:30 pm
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts admits historical connections to slavery

Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts (file photo) Harvard University, one of the most prestigious colleges in the United States, has publicly acknowledged its connections with slavery in colonial America. At a conference on the relationship between colleges and slavery on Friday, Harvard President Drew Faust said the school must confront its dark past […]

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Boston, Massachusetts students protest Donald Trump’s ‘harmful policies’

December 6, 2016 10:30 pm
Boston, Massachusetts students protest Donald Trump’s ‘harmful policies’

Hundreds of students from Boston high schools and local colleges walked out of class to rally against President-elect Donald Trump on Monday, December 5, 2016. Nearly 300 US students in Boston, Massachusetts, have walked out of classes and marched to the City Hall to protest President-elect Donald Trump’s policy proposals. […]

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US police claim man with assault rifle, body armour shot two Boston officers

October 13, 2016 9:45 am
US police claim man with assault rifle, body armour shot two Boston officers

Police officers responding to a domestic disturbance were shot at, and two officers seriously injured. Photo / AP A man wearing body armour and armed with an assault rifle shot two Boston police officers who were responding to a report of a domestic disturbance, before being shot and killed by […]

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Reckless fugitive who aged up to try and sneak away caught in Massachusetts

August 21, 2016 11:37 am
Reckless fugitive who aged up to try and sneak away caught in Massachusetts

Shaun Miller, left, disguised himself as an elderly man, right. Photo/Twitter, ATF HQ A fugitive who disguised himself as an elderly man to avoid police has been caught following a raid in Massachusetts. Shaun Miller, 31, from the village of Hyannis, described by police as a ‘mysterious masked man’, walked […]

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Reckless surgeon ‘removed kidney from wrong patient’

August 11, 2016 4:40 pm
Reckless surgeon ‘removed kidney from wrong patient’

A surgeon at a hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, is alleged to have performed an operation on the wrong patient, removing their kidney. The incident is understood to have taken place within the past few weeks at Worcester’s St. Vincent Hospital. Erica Noonan, a spokeswoman for Tenet Health, which owns the […]

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