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August 24, 2017


The Celestial Event of the Year by Holiday Mathis

If you’re in North America, put on your eclipse glasses and get ready for the show. Though the contiguous United States is the place to view the celestial event of the year, its astrological resonance will be felt globally. The Leo sun’s disappearance at the shadow of the new moon tells us to keep our

10 sailors missing in collision between US warship, tanker

SINGAPORE — Ten U.S. sailors are missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and a tanker early Monday east of Singapore, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy’s 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months. The Navy said five sailors were hurt in the collision between the guided-missile destroyer

The Latest: Las Ramblas barriers idea considered inefficient

BARCELONA, Spain — The Latest on the two vehicle attacks in Barcelona and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils (all times local): 7:45 a.m. A Catalan official says regional and local authorities discarded the Spanish government’s suggestion to place traffic barriers to protect the Las Ramblas promenade because they deemed them “inefficient.” Source: Boston Herald

Health officials urge age hike to 21 to buy tobacco

Public health officials yesterday urged state lawmakers to raise the legal age for buying tobacco products to 21, despite opponents’ claims that such a measure would be both unnecessary and ineffective. Source: Boston Herald

Bone up on making homemade beef stock

The easiest thing in the world to make is beef stock. Just save whatever meat bones you have and freeze them. When you have about five or six, place them on a lightly oiled rimmed baking­ sheet and add a couple of cut-up carrots, a couple of stalks of celery, a large onion unpeeled and

Cashman: Taking pledge of death

Ben Kesslen has seen enough fraternity insanity. This Tufts University student — who lashed out at hazing on the Medford campus — is calling for sweeping changes across the nation after the tragedy of a Penn State student who was allegedly forced to drink himself to death during a pledge ritual. “How many young people

Fox releases first ‘The Gifted’ trailer

Fox has released the first full-length trailer for it’s not X-Men — but totally X-Men — drama The Gifted. The Gifted follows a suburban couple, Reed and Caitlin Strucker (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker), whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run

Miss District of Columbia crowned as Miss USA

LAS VEGAS — The District of Columbia has won back-to-back Miss USA titles. Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old scientist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip. She will go on to compete on the Miss Universe contest. “I’m extremely thankful for this

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