In Other News

Roxbury native and Army reservist pursues Olympic dream to compete in 2018

By Ben Lambert|

GOD SQUAD: There’s no use waiting on Superman

There have been lots of very kind notes from many dear readers who appreciated my words to T a couple of weeks ago. T is dying from ALS and T is very angry with God. What struck me deeply is how many of you were willing to write to T or call T or to o...



  • Wildlife health

    2 seals rescued in New England waters return to the ocean

    NARRAGANSETT, R.I. >> Two seals rescued in New England waters have been returned to the ocean after being rehabilitated at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.

    Associated Press|

  • Health

    6 Connecticut nursing homes fined by state for violations

    Six Connecticut nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health for violations that resulted in injuries to residents.

    By Cara Rosner Conn. Health I-Team Writer|

  • News

    McCain’s brain tumor is particularly aggressive type

    WASHINGTON >> Sen. John McCain’s tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his family and doctors are deliberating next treatment options.

    By Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer|

  • Access to health care

    Health care bill collapse leaves divided GOP at crossroads

    WASHINGTON >> The implosion of the Senate Republican health care bill leaves a divided GOP with its flagship legislative priority in tatters. Now, a wounded President Donald Trump and congressional leaders face dicey decisions about addressing their perhaps unattainable seven-year-old promise of repealing President Barack Obama’s law.

    By Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press|

  • Columns

    Dr. David Katz: Preventive Medicine: Medicine for Another Day

    A “new era” in medicine does not come along very often. We had one, perhaps, in 1854 when John Snow effectively invented the practical applications of epidemiology by removing the handle from London’s Broad Street water pump. We had one about 50 years prior when Edward Jenner discovered the


  • Nation

    McConnell delays vote on health care after McCain’s surgery

    WASHINGTON >> Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday he will delay consideration of health care legislation in the Senate, after Sen. John McCain’s announced absence following surgery left Republicans short of votes on their marquee legislation.

    By Erica Werner, AP Congressional Correspondent|

  • Features/People

    Torrington’s Forbes Flyers compete in Florida

    TORRINGTON >> Nineteen jumpers on the Forbes Flyers jump rope team competed at the USA Jump Rope National Tournament held in Disneyworld in Orlando Florida in June. The jumpers worked hard to prepare for this event, and competed in power speed, freestyle events and team show. Seven of the 19 team members qualified to jump on the final day against the best for a chance at a Grand National title. This was the most jumpers we have had make it to the Grand National Stage.


  • Pets

    Can your pet suffer from PTSD?

    In the early hours of the last day of May, one of the hugest explosions ever to shake Afghanistan resounded across the capital city of Kabul. The impact of the tanker truck bombing, an insurgent attack that claimed more than 150 lives and injured at least 700 others, was felt several miles away.

    By Ruchi Kumar, The Washington Post|

  • Seniors

    Longer lives + rising costs = Americans working past 70

    More and more Americans are spending their golden years on the job.

    By Ben Steverman, Bloomberg|

  • Travel

    FBI: Flight attendant broke wine bottle over man’s head

    SEATTLE >> A flight attendant broke a wine bottle over the head of a man who lunged for an exit door and fought with other passengers during a Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Beijing, but it didn’t faze him, an FBI agent wrote in charging papers filed Friday.

    By Gene Johnson, Associated Press|

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