Sunday, April 18, 2021

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Treatment ban creates uncertainty for trans youth, families

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Before he began receiving hormone therapy eight months ago, Dylan Brandt felt insecure and out of place. Then the 15-year-old transgender boy started taking testosterone in August. His mood improved, and his mother said...

Interior head Haaland revokes Trump-era orders on energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday revoked a series of Trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public lands and waters, and issued a separate directive that prioritizes climate change in agency decisions. The...

State officials seek to revoke license of popular investing app Robinhood

The popular investing app Robinhood is facing continued challenges and pushback from the state. Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin’s office is now trying to revoke the company’s securities license, according to The Boston Globe. And in response, Robinhood...

US lifts Vietnam, Switzerland from currency manipulator list

MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP April 16, 2021 | 11:37 AM WASHINGTON (AP) — Vietnam and Switzerland have been removed from the list of nations labeled by the U.S. as currency manipulators, reversing a decision made by...

Sydney man finds venomous snake in bag of lettuce bought at supermarket

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Alex White thought he was watching a huge worm writhing in plastic-wrapped lettuce he’d just brought home from a Sydney supermarket — until a snake tongue flicked. “I kind of completely freaked out when I...

Toyota recalls Venza SUVs to fix air bag wiring problem

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling about 373,000 Venza SUVs worldwide because a wiring problem can stop the side air bags from inflating in a crash. The recall covers Venzas from the 2009 through 2015 model years, including nearly...

OSHA fines Lynn tax business $136K for prohibiting face masks in office, flaunting COVID-19 precautions

A Lynn tax preparation business is facing $136,532 in fines from the U.S. Department of Labor after an inspection found its owner prohibited employees and customers from wearing face masks while in the office. The Occupational Safety and Health...

AP sources: Tool behind crackdown on opioids could expire

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has been slow-walking its work on the extension of a legislative order that would keep in place a sweeping tool that’s helped federal agents crack down on drugs chemically similar to fentanyl, three...

Another Boston movie theater has closed its doors for good

Boston’s ArcLight Cinemas will not reopen. The Los Angeles movie theater company, which opened an outpost at Hub on Causeway by TD Garden months before the COVID-19 pandemic shut it down, announced this week that all of its cinemas...

After months on lam, slaughterhouse escapee beefalo caught in Conn.

PLYMOUTH, Conn. (AP) — After more than 250 days on the run, an 800- to 900-pound beefalo that has been roaming the woods in western Connecticut since it escaped on its way to a slaughterhouse has been captured, police...
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She survived Hurricane Sandy. Then climate gentrification hit

Sitting beside her two grandchildren, Kimberly White Smalls recounted what it was like to flee from her family home as Hurricane Sandy hit the...

SZA says she was scared to wear hijab after 9/11

The singer SZA has spoken out about the Islamophobia she experienced as a child and how she stopped wearing a hijab covering after September...

Biden was tough on drugs for decades. Now he faces challenges in fighting money laundering

WASHINGTON — Decades ago, then-Sen. Joe Biden established himself as a sort of drug czar on Capitol Hill. In the 1980s, he helped launch...

Our boy is an angel in the nursery, a little devil at home

In nursery, my son is a different boy altogether. We know this because they send us pictures via a little website which is fast...