Police say two teenagers are dead and a third is hospitalized with serious injuries after a crash that sent a Porsche plunging from an overpass onto train tracks, where it burst into flames.Authorities in Rockland County told news outlets the Porsche fell from an overpass on Route 304 in Pearl River Sunday afternoon and burned on New Jersey Transit tracks below.Orangeburg police said in a release that 15-year-old Saniha Cekic of Brooklyn and 17-year-old Altin Nezaj of Pearl River were pronounced dead at area hospitals. The driver, 17-year-old Aisha Radoncic of Orangeburg, was seriously injured.Police identified Jason T. Castro of Nanuet as the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta. He wasn’t injured. New Jersey Transit service was suspended in both directions along a section of the Pascack Valley Line. … [Read more...] about 2 teens die in fiery crash when Porsche falls from overpass
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Struggling home goods chain Bed Bath & Beyond has named Target’s former chief merchandising officer to be its new CEO and president.The Union, New Jersey-based chain says that Mark J. Tritton, a 30-year-retail industry veteran, will assume the top role on Nov. 4. Tritton succeeds interim CEO Mary A. Winston.Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond soared more than 21% in after-market trading Wednesday following the announcement.During his three-year tenure at Target, Tritton revived private-label brands and launched more than 30 brands in 2 1/2 years. Bed Bath & Beyond, which also operates buybuy Baby, Christmas Tree Shops and Cost Plus World Market, has wrestled with weak sales amid increasing competition from the likes of HomeGoods and Amazon. … [Read more...] about Bed Bath & Beyond taps former Target exec to be new CEO
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law banning most animals from circuses.The law exempts rodeos and does not apply to domesticated dogs, cats and horses. California is now the third state to enact such a ban, joining New Jersey and Hawaii.Circuses have been declining in popularity. The most well-known act, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, closed in 2017 after 146 years of performances.At least 18 circuses don’t use animals at all, including Cirque du Soleil. Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso, who authored the bill, said animals in circuses endure cruel training and near constant environment. The southwest California Legislative Council opposed the bill, saying it would prevent people from experiencing “the thrill of a circus performance featuring beautiful, well cared for animals.” … [Read more...] about New California law bans most animals from circuses
Kurdish forces previously allied with the U.S. said they had reached a deal with President Bashar Assad’s government to help them fend off Turkey’s invasion. In Washington, Trump said in a statement that he was halting trade negotiations with Turkey and raising steel tariffs. He said he would soon sign an order permitting sanctions to be imposed on current and former Turkish officials. American troops consolidated their positions in northern Syria on Monday and prepared to evacuate equipment in advance of a full withdrawal , a U.S. defense official said. The hurried preparations, triggered by Trump’s decision Saturday to expand a limited troop pullout into a complete withdrawal, came as Trump’s national security team considered imposing what he called ‘‘big sanctions’’ on NATO ally Turkey. The U.S. pullout raised many questions, including how and whether the Trump administration would continue putting military pressure on the … [Read more...] about Trump says he plans to issue new sanctions against Turkey
Each year, visitors travel to New England from around the world for an up-close view of our iconic fall foliage. When it comes to leaf peeping, there are plenty of places in Boston, as well as across Massachusetts and around New England, where folks can check out the brilliant colors of the season. Where do you like to view fall foliage in New England? Share your favorite place with us, and your response may be featured in an upcoming story on Boston.com. If you’d like to participate, please post your reply in the comments below, tell us on Facebook, or send me an e-mail at [email protected] Happy leaf peeping! Close Find out how to Boston when you sign up for Boston.com's culture and lifestyle newsletter. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about Where’s your favorite place to see fall foliage in New England?