Infrequent Grand Juries Can Mean Long Pretrial Waits in Jail in Mississippi, Survey Shows

[ad_1] JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Most people in Mississippi‘s county jails have been locked up at least three months while waiting to go on trial. Some have longer wait times because two-thirds of the counties only convene grand juries two or three times a year, according to a survey released Thursday by a group that … Read more

Pharmaceutical Company AbbVie Buying ImmunoGen in $10.1 Billion Deal

[ad_1] AbbVie is buying ImmunoGen in a deal valued at about $10.1 billion with the goal of speeding the pharmaceutical’s entry into the commercial market for ovarian cancer. ImmunoGen Inc. has the ovarian cancer treatment Elahere. “The acquisition of ImmunoGen demonstrates our commitment to deliver on our long-term growth strategy and enables AbbVie to further … Read more

Calls for Cease-Fire in the Israel-Hamas War Roil City Councils From California to Michigan

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland considered a resolution to call for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war on Monday, potentially joining nearly a dozen other U.S. cities from Michigan to Georgia that have supported the same. The resolution before the Oakland City Council also calls for the unrestricted entry of humanitarian assistance into Gaza … Read more

3 Men of Palestinian Descent Attending Holiday Gathering Shot, Injured Near University of Vermont

[ad_1] Three young men of Palestinian descent who were in Burlington for a Thanksgiving holiday gathering were shot and injured — one seriously — near the University of Vermont, police said Sunday. Authorities said the attack may have been a hate crime. The shootings occurred at about 6:25 p.m. Saturday near the UVM campus, according … Read more

States Recycle and Donate Food Headed to Landfills

[ad_1] ELMSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — When Sean Rafferty got his start in the grocery business, anything that wasn’t sold got tossed out. But on a recent day, Rafferty, the store manager for ShopRite of Elmsford-Greenburgh in New York, was preparing boxes of bread, donuts, fresh produce and dairy products to be picked up by a … Read more

President Joe Biden’s Day Out in Nantucket

[ad_1] NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — It wasn’t all work and no play for President Joe Biden on Friday on this picturesque Massachusetts island. He spent much of the day in multiple briefings with national security aides, who were updating him as the first phase of hostages were released in Gaza earlier Friday. Biden then delivered … Read more

Editorial Roundup: New England

[ad_1] Boston Globe. November 22, 2023. Editorial: Massachusetts has the latest primary date in the country. Here’s why that’s a problem. Massachusetts needs to end its incumbent-protecting tradition by switching to spring, rather than fall, intraparty contests. Political Cartoons No doubt in a manner that would make things more convenient for voters, an ingenuous farm … Read more

Massachusetts Is Creating Overnight Shelter Spots to Help Newly Arriving Migrant Families

[ad_1] BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has begun awarding grants to local agencies to set up temporary housing sites for homeless families as officials grapple with finding newly arriving migrants places to stay after hitting a state-imposed limit of 7,500 families in the state’s emergency homeless shelter system. Catholic Charities Boston is the first organization to … Read more

Biden Shares Pies for Thanksgiving, Expresses Hope About Hostage Release

[ad_1] NANTUCKET, Mass. (Reuters) – President Joe Biden delivered pumpkin pies to firefighters on Thursday to celebrate the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday and expressed hope about a pending hostage release in the war between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas. Biden, who is vacationing with his family on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket, has spent … Read more

Advocates Hope to Put Questions on Ballot to Legalize Psychedelics, Let Uber, Lyft Drivers Unionize

[ad_1] BOSTON (AP) — Supporters of potential Massachusetts ballot questions — from legalizing natural psychedelics to ending the MCAS exam as a high school graduation requirement — scrambled Wednesday to meet a key deadline. Activists were required to submit the signatures of nearly 75,000 voters to local town clerks by the end of the day. … Read more