The Daily Talker
With another storm headed toward New England later this week, students will be waiting to find out if they will get yet another snow day. During recent snowstorms in Illinois, several schools sent students electronic assignments for them to complete on school-issued iPads. In Ohio, a new state law allows districts to make up as many as three snow days per year by requiring students to complete assignments that are posted online.
A 14-year-old boy from Mattapan charged in the deadly shooting of his 9-year-old brother will be in court on Monday. Police say the teenager, whose name is not being released because of his age, was playing with a gun Friday morning when it accidentally fired.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games officially open Friday in Sochi, Russia, overshadowed by some Olympic-sized problems.
The Homeland Security Department is banning all liquids from carry-on bags on non-stop flights from the U.S. to Russia, while terrorism remains a concern at the games. Host nation Russia has been condemned by LGBT activists for its “gay propaganda” law. Journalists arriving to cover the Olympics arrived to find unfinished hotel rooms without doorknobs, missing manhole covers, and signs asking that toilet paper be put in a trash bin instead of being flushed.
An online petition has now been launched asking Wellesley College to remove a lifelike outdoor sculpture of a man in nothing but his underpants.
It’s the latest attempt by the Food and Drug Administration to cut teen tobacco use.
Today the agency launches a $115 million campaign targeting roughly 10 million teenagers who are either open to smoking or are already experimenting with cigarettes.
The game is over, the number one defense shut down the number one offense, and the trophies have been awarded. Now it’s time to look back at the most important part of the Super Bowl: the commercials. Advertisers spent $4 million for a 30 second spot. They seemed to play it safe this year, with no crude jokes and a lot less sexual innuendo.
A man from Milton is filing a discrimination lawsuit against a Catholic school, after it found out he was married to a man.
Matthew Barrett says Fontbonne Academy hired him as a food services director at the all-girls school, but rescinded the offer when he put his husband’s name down as an emergency contact.
Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce by Friday whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Tsarnaev is accused of planting two bombs with his brother near the finish line. Three people were killed and 260 were injured in last April’s bombing. Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction.
A petition on the White House website asking that troubled Canadian pop star Justin Bieber be deported is nearing the 100,000 needed to require an official response from the Obama administration.
Since it was created on January 23rd by someone in Michigan, the petition has received more than 97,000 online signatures.
A growing number of Americans say personal privacy is more important than being kept safe from terrorists.
A new Associated Press-GfK poll found more than 60 percent of those asked said they value privacy over anti-terror protections.