Next on Trump’s 2024 list: An out-of-the-box running mate

WASHINGTON — The last time Donald Trump picked a running mate, he made a conventional choice in Mike Pence — a relatively safe decision with traditional presidential ticket-balancing in mind. But as Trump gears up for a 2024 bid to recapture the White House, the nascent thinking at Mar-a-Lago surrounding his potential vice president is… Continue reading Next on Trump’s 2024 list: An out-of-the-box running mate

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COVID booster jabs available for all Brussels residents over 18

The Belgian communal health commission (GGC) announced Monday that all Brussels residents over the age of 18 are eligible to receive a booster jab of any of the available COVID-19 vaccines. Although the jab is available for all adults in Brussels, there is a mandatory waiting time between initial full vaccination and the booster shot. … Continue reading COVID booster jabs available for all Brussels residents over 18

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France accuses UK employers of ‘quasi-modern slavery’ amid Channel migrant crisis

French Europe Minister Clément Beaune on Monday accused the U.K. of “an economic model of, sometimes, quasi-modern slavery” amid the ongoing migrant crisis in the English Channel. Also on Monday morning, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin called on the U.K. to “change its legislation” on migration in order to solve the crisis, which daily has… Continue reading France accuses UK employers of ‘quasi-modern slavery’ amid Channel migrant crisis

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Brothers to take center stage in Jussie Smollett trial

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers stand at the center of the case that prosecutors will lay before jurors when the trial of Jussie Smollett begins this week. The former “Empire” actor contends he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault in downtown Chicago on a frigid night in January 2019. The siblings, who… Continue reading Brothers to take center stage in Jussie Smollett trial

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Phil Saviano, key clergy sex abuse whistleblower, dies at 69

BOSTON (AP) — Phil Saviano, a clergy sex abuse survivor and whistleblower who played a pivotal role in exposing decades of predatory assaults by Roman Catholic priests in the United States, has died. He was 69. Saviano’s story figured prominently in the 2015 Oscar-winning film “Spotlight” about The Boston Globe’s investigation that revealed how scores… Continue reading Phil Saviano, key clergy sex abuse whistleblower, dies at 69

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Waukesha held a moment of silence Sunday, one week after a man plowed a vehicle through a Christmas parade

(CNN) — The city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, held a moment of silence and lit the city up in blue Sunday, marking one week since a man drove a vehicle through a city Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring scores of others. The moment of silence took place at 4:39 p.m. local time, and city officials commemorated the… Continue reading Waukesha held a moment of silence Sunday, one week after a man plowed a vehicle through a Christmas parade

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Justices’ views on abortion in their own words and votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over whether Mississippi can ban abortions after 15 weeks, the justices will be focused on an issue that has dominated the term. Not only is there Mississippi’s call to overrule Roe v. Wade, but justices are already considering a Texas law banning abortion at roughly… Continue reading Justices’ views on abortion in their own words and votes

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More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world Sunday and many governments rushed to close their borders even as scientists cautioned that it’s not clear if the new variant is more alarming than other versions of the virus. The variant… Continue reading More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more

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Medford man to be arraigned in connection with alleged sexual assault at Middlesex Fells Reservation

A man facing a slew of charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the Middlesex Fells Reservation on the Medford/Winchester line is set to be arraigned Monday. Brady McCue, 28, of Medford, is slated to appear in Somerville District Court on charges of armed assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous… Continue reading Medford man to be arraigned in connection with alleged sexual assault at Middlesex Fells Reservation

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DA: Break-in suspect dead after crashing car, exchanging gunfire with police in Seekonk

A break-in suspect died after crashing a car and exchanging gunfire with police officers in Seekonk on Sunday morning, officials said. Officers responding to a notification from an alarm company indicating a break-in at a business on Route 6 around 6:40 a.m. learned that the business had been broken into and the suspect had fled… Continue reading DA: Break-in suspect dead after crashing car, exchanging gunfire with police in Seekonk

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