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  • Suit: Taxi drivers should be considered employees

    Suit: Taxi drivers should be considered employees
    A lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court says that Chicago taxi drivers should be considered employees of cab companies, entitling them to overtime pay and a minimum wage. The suit argues that those benefits and others have been unfairly withheld...
  • 'Pre-hypertension' is a new term to identify people at risk for high blood pressure

    Q: I'm 60 years old. My blood pressure is around 130/80. In the past, I've always been told I have normal blood pressure. Now my doctor says I have "pre-hypertension." What does this mean? Do I need treatment? A: I can understand your confusion. Here's...
  • Judge Awards Custody Of Justina Pelletier To Massachusetts

    Judge Awards Custody Of Justina Pelletier To Massachusetts
    A juvenile court judge Tuesday awarded custody of Justina Pelletier, an ailing 15-year-old West Hartford teenager, to the state of Massachusetts. The decision is a major blow for Lou and Linda Pelletier, the girls' parents, who have been fighting for...
  • FBI agent cleared in killing of friend of Boston bombing suspect

    ORLANDO, Fla. — One of the lingering mysteries of the Boston Marathon bombing involves the grisly triple slaying that preceded it. On the night of Sept. 11, 2011, three men had their throats slashed in the quiet suburb of Waltham, Mass. One victim...
  • Spring storm expected in Northeast; blizzard warning in Cape Cod

    Northeasterners still shivering from the tail end of a brutal winter were expected to find early spring no less frigid Tuesday night and into Wednesday. From Connecticut to Maine, 12 to 20 inches of snow and winds up to 60 mph were forecast, the...
  • Hoyt Vaulted From Glastonbury To Harvard To 1896 Olympics

    Hoyt Vaulted From Glastonbury To Harvard To 1896 Olympics
    The president of Harvard was not especially interested, in the spring of 1896, in having his school's athletes compete in the first modern Olympics, which is why Glastonbury native Bill Hoyt had to feign illness and drop out of college to go to Athens....
  • READER SUBMITTED: Workshops Will Focus On Trending Best Practices In Nonprofit Sector

    Nonprofit organizations in Connecticut and Massachusetts will have an opportunity to learn more about best practices in employee benefits and the latest in employment law at a workshop organized by The Alliance for Nonprofit Growth and Opportunity. The...
  • FBI agent cleared in death of Boston bombing suspect's friend

    FBI agent cleared in death of Boston bombing suspect's friend
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The FBI special agent who shot and killed a friend of one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers was cleared Tuesday of any criminal wrongdoing after he told investigators he feared for his life when Ibragim Todashev hit him in the head...
  • 'Captain America's' Chris Evans Says He's Ready to Leave Acting Behind

    There's no escaping Captain America -- especially for the actor behind the blue mask. That's not just a career assessment. It's a physical reality. To gear up as the iconic Marvel superhero, Chris Evans, the star of the upcoming "Captain America: The...
  • Ibragim Todashev: Details about FBI fatal shooting to be released Tuesday

    Ibragim Todashev: Details about FBI fatal shooting to be released Tuesday
    Details about an FBI shooting that left a Chechen man dead in an Orlando condo are expected to emerge Tuesday, as the State Attorney's Office releases findings from its independent review of the incident. The May 22 death of Ibragim Todashev has been...
  • FBI clears agent in fatal shooting of Ibragim Todashev in Orlando

    FBI clears agent in fatal shooting of Ibragim Todashev in Orlando
    The FBI agent who fatally shot a Chechen man in Orlando was cleared of wrongdoing by his agency, but an independent review of the incident by the State Attorney's Office has not yet reached a conclusion, sources said Friday. A law-enforcement official...