Rachael Rollins won the Democratic primary Tuesday in the race to be the next Suffolk County district attorney, promising to bring progressive reform to the Boston-based office. On Wednesday night, Rollins took her message to a perhaps tougher audience: Fox News. “I want to be respectful of you, and I’m going to try to be,” Tucker Carlson, the conservative columnist-turned-combative Fox News host, said, introducing Rollins above the chyron, “EXTREME LEFT TURN IN MASSACHUSETTS.” Rollins, a former federal prosecutor and lawyer for the MBTA and Massport, ran on a platform that centered around prioritizing the prosecution of violent crimes, restorative justice, reducing racial disparities in the system, and the “decriminalization of poverty, addiction, and mental illness.” Some of the reforms she supported included the elimination of cash bail and mandatory minimum sentences. On her campaign website, Rollins also said she would effectively … [Read more...] about This progressive Democrat won the primary to be the next Boston-area district attorney. Then she went on Fox News.
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Mike Schneider, Associated Press Updated 1:08 pm PDT, Thursday, September 6, 2018 Republican candidate for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters as his lieutenant governor candidate state Rep. Jeanette Nunez, left, listens during a rally Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. Republican candidate for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters as his lieutenant governor candidate state Rep. Jeanette Nunez, left, listens during a rally Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. Photo: John Raoux, AP Republican nominee for the U.S Senate, Florida governor Rick Scott, right, welcomes an emotional Florida CFO, Jimmy Patronis, to the dais as Republican nominees for the 2018 election gathered for a unity rally at the Ace Cafe in downtown Orlando, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Patronis is running for reelection after being appointed by Scott when the previous CFO, Jeff Atwater, resigned. (Joe … [Read more...] about Scott, DeSantis headline kickoff rally for Florida GOP
David Bauder and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press Writers Updated 4:03 pm PDT, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 In this Jan. 31, 2014 photo, David Pecker, Chairman and CEO of American Media, addresses those attending the Shape & Men's Fitness Super Bowl Party in New York. The Aug. 21, 2018 plea deal reached by Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen has laid bare a relationship between the president and Pecker, whose company publishes the National Enquirer. Besides detailing tabloid's involvement in payoffs to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal to keep quiet about alleged affairs with Trump, court papers showed how David Pecker, a longtime friend of the president, offered to help Trump stave off negative stories during the 2016 campaign. (Marion Curtis via AP) less In this Jan. 31, 2014 photo, David Pecker, Chairman and CEO of American Media, addresses those attending the Shape & Men's Fitness Super Bowl Party in New York. The Aug. 21, 2018 … [Read more...] about Relationship between Trump, Enquirer goes beyond headlines
SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — One moment, Matt Tomaszewski was enjoying a sunny day at the beach with his family. The next, he was running to the ocean with his paddleboard to try to save the lives of six swimmers caught in a rip current. He was among numerous good Samaritans and others who sprang into action Sunday at New Hampshire’s Seabrook Beach. Police and fire rescuers were called. One officer shed his uniform, jumped in and helped swimmers to shore; he returned later with a surfboard to search for another. Lifeguards at a nearby beach swarmed in on Jet Skis and with a rescue boat. Four swimmers and a good Samaritan who also got caught in the current were pulled to safety, but a married couple died. Tomaszewski, a 29-year-old former basketball player for Syracuse University, managed to help two people grab his board. He also tried to rescue a third person who appeared to be unconscious. He ‘‘helped to get his head out of the water and tried to put as much of his … [Read more...] about Married couple dies after getting caught in rip current at N.H. beach
Bri Eggers is leaving Boston, and Idaho is in the forecast for the 7 News (WHDH-TV) meteorologist. Eggers announced in a Facebook video Friday that she and her family are moving “Idahome,” as she calls it. “This is difficult, as you can tell, to say goodbye,” an emotional Eggers said in the video. “I will not be returning to 7 News after maternity leave.” Eggers is the daughter of a third-generation peppermint farmer in Idaho. She gave birth last month to a baby girl, Charli JoAnn. “I really want our Charli to grow up with her grandma and grandpa close … and to learn to drive a tractor and learn how to irrigate, and she’ll get those opportunities there,” Eggers said in the video. “But she’ll never forget that she was born in Boston because we will remind her every day.” Eggers has been on 7 News’s weather team since 2014. “The last four years in Boston with the crazy weather … [Read more...] about Meteorologist Bri Eggers is leaving 7 News, heading ‘Idahome’