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CLEANING UP: Two men were arrested Friday in Dorchester after police found drugs, firearms and cash after executing a search warrant. Hub cops executing a search warrant in connection with a drug investigation in Dorchester arrested two men after finding a loaded gun and drugs, police said.

 

If you thought that President Donald Trump's "Muslim ban" was designed to make us safer, it's time to reconsider. On Wednesday, Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move opposed by his secretary of state, secretary of defense and all of our allies except Israel.

 

As national security adviser to the president-elect, Flynn had called the ambassador. Message: Tell President Putin not to overreact to President Obama's expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats.

 

Hawaii County prosecutors have charged a 17-year-old boy as an adult in the reported rape of a woman at Old Kona Airport Park in September 2016, a huge step forward after a lengthy investigation. Tyron Sigrah was officially charged on Nov. 24 and has since pleaded not guilty in 3rd Circuit Court to multiple felony counts.

 

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., resigned on Thursday. He was following U.S. Rep. John Conyers' lead.

 

Washington a The first use of nuclear weapons occurred Aug. 6, 1945. The second occurred three days later.

 

Canberra's chief magistrate, Lorraine Walker, has fuelled the fire of an old debate on the age of criminal responsibility for children. Children as young as 10 can be prosecuted for crimes in all jurisdictions in Australia, but being incarcerated at such a young age would change anyone's life forever.

 

The opioid epidemic should command focused attention even from our policy-averse president. It's America's worst drug crisis, especially severe in the working-class and rural communities that supported President Donald Trump.

 

Tim Cook, Apple CEO, mixes with the crowds as the new iPhone X goes on sale at the Apple store in Palo Alto, California, on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

 

"I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party," Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said as he announced his resignation Thursday. Franken, who has been accused by eight women of sexual misconduct, said that he was leaving not because the allegations against him were true, but because It's become clear that I can't both pursue the ethics committee process and at the same time remain an effective senator."

 

With how frequent their text messages have become during these politically divisive times, it did not exactly surprise Warriors coach Steve Kerr what Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy thought about athletes that protest. Kerr still called it "awesome," though, that Van Gundy wrote in a Time op-ed that Kerr considered "brilliant."

 

The phones of House and Senate leaders are ringing off the hook right now, as CEOs and wealthy donors lobby them furiously to lower the top income tax rate and insert costly carve-outs into the GOP tax bill to protect their business tax preferences. Too bad regular taxpayers don't have a direct line to the conferees hammering out the final bill to plead their cases.

 

California Republicans have harbored thoughts-or fantasies-about eroding the Democrats' two-thirds legislative "supermajorities" in next year's elections. Raul Bocanegra, a Pacoima Democrat, was forced to resign from the Assembly due to revelations about harassment that occurred eight years ago, when he was a legislative staffer.

 

State police have identified Jamie Ruth Daley as the woman who was found dead Thursday in front of a Greene Township home. Tosha Mae Daley, 26, and Nicholas Vonallen Shinn, 21, are both charged with murder in the first degree, conspiracy to commit murder, burglary, robbery, theft and conspiracy to commit burglary, robbery and theft, according to court documents.

 

"I wonder if the halt of her breath ever made you wonder if you should halt as well. I wonder if the strength that you used to hold down her arms made you feel strong.

 

Donald Trump spent much of 2016 questioning his opponent's stamina to be president of the United States. But it is now Trump's own fitness that is being scrutinized by friends and foes alike.

 

WHEN people talk about long distance relationships or in millennial parlance, LDR, almost always, many people say it will never work out. This conclusion is based on experience which is either their own, their friend's, their friend's friend, their neighbor, their neighbor's cousin and the web of information goes on and on.

 


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