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September 21, 2018

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Asian stock markets follow Wall Street higher

BEIJING — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday as strong corporate profits helped to defuse fears over U.S.-China trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.7 percent to 2,751.60 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 0.7 percent to 22,662.74. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 1.1 percent to 28,133.97 and South Korea’s

Democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez can help Ayanna Pressley shore up base

The socialist congressional candidate from New York who has rocketed to national stardom will likely be traveling to Massachusetts to campaign for congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley, a top aide tells the Herald. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, who shocked Democrats by beating powerful New York incumbent congressman Joe Crowley, is expected to blitz the 7th Congressional District

3 BPL workers on leave amid probe

Three Boston Public Library facilities managers are on unpaid leave as BPL investigates their actions — but the library, only a few years removed from major controversy, is remaining a closed book on what happened. BPL spokeswoman Lisa Pollack confirmed the library system placed the three people on administrative leave as of July 18, and

London’s calling for Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling has touched down in London town, and boy, we’re liking this American’s itinerary. The Cambridge-raised actress has spilled that she’s touring the British capital on the prowl for shooting locations for her upcoming limited series, “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” Source: Boston Herald

Tom Cruise takes ‘Mission’ to new heights in ‘Fallout’

I figured the “fallout” in “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” was follicle-related. But Tom Cruise, 56, miraculously still has the same thick head of hair he had in 1996, when the first in his “Mission: Impossible” films, based on the iconic TV series of the 1960s and ’70s, was released. “Fallout” is the sixth in the

After solid summer, Celts sign Bird

The Celtics signed guard Jabari Bird, the team announced yesterday. Terms were not disclosed. The 6-foot-6, 198-pound Bird spent his rookie season with the Celtics on a two-way contract, averaging 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 13 games, including one start. Bird scored a career-high 15 points and shot 7-of-10 from the field against Chicago

Editorial: Warren’s views on taxes would cost us

Sen. Elizabeth Warren made an amateur mistake on CNBC on Monday when she gave real answers to a reporter’s questions. The appearance should have been an easy media score as the questioner was John Harwood, a journalist who famously fawned over President Obama’s ability to swat a fly in a 2009 interview. It did not

Beloved Boston public school teacher battles dementia

Before her students would take a test or quiz, former Boston public school teacher Elena Rivas would make a hundred cascarones, a tradition in her native Mexico where eggs are emptied and filled with confetti. When the exams were over, the children would celebrate, cracking the eggs over their heads, filling the room with laughter

Community questions safety after fatal crash

Flowers, stuffed animals, sympathy notes and balloons were carefully placed along a South Boston fence where a 3-year-old boy was killed, replacing the tragic sight of a crushed carriage atop a baby doll that remained there the day before. In the crash Wednesday at L and East Sixth Streets, when two vehicles collided, sending a

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