Jay Gonzalez: Massachusetts should tax college endowments

Gonzalez said there are nine colleges and universities that meet the criteria.

Exclusive: Russian oil firm seeks dollar alternative amid U.S. sanctions threat — traders

Russian oil producer Surgutneftegaz is pushing buyers to agree to pay for oil in euros instead of dollars if the need arises, apparently as insurance …

Lawmaker Warns That Foreign Governments Are Hacking Senators and Their Aides

Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate’s security office has refused to defend …

Canada PM urges some U.S. flexibility in NAFTA, talks seen slow

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he wanted to see flexibility from the United States if the two sides are to reach a …

Christine Blasey Ford is right. Investigate Kavanaugh first, then hold hearings

On Monday it seemed that the Senate had found a satisfactory way to deal with a California psychologist’s shocking allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett …

U.S. puts together a veteran women’s roster for CONCACAF Championship

Coach Jill Ellis has called up a veteran U.S. team for next month’s CONCACAF Championship, with more than half the 20 women selected having made …

Three firefighters hurt in Boyle Heights warehouse blaze

Three firefighters were injured in a blaze that broke out at a warehouse in Boyle Heights on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Fire …

Clippers poised to continue reshaping roster, and Jimmy Butler could be in the mix

Coach Doc Rivers sat on a balcony at the team’s Playa Vista training center Wednesday morning, less than a week before the start of his …

Sam Farmer’s Thursday night pick: Browns will edge Jets

NFL Thursday N.Y. JETS (1-1) AT CLEVELAND (0-1-1) TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. PDT. Line: Browns by 3. Over/under: 39½. Sam Farmer’s pick: The winless …

Veteran who was deported to Mexico returns home to the U.S.

Eight years after immigration officials detained Fabian Rebolledo in his Baldwin Park home and deported him to Tijuana, the U.S. Army veteran has returned home. …

Warrenville-based Performance Health lands sponsorship deal with Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers have announced a multi-year jersey sponsorship deal with Performance Health, a Warrenville, Ill.,-based company that manufactures products for the rehabilitation and sports …

May to EU: No second vote and no Brexit extension

SALZBURG, Austria — Theresa May told her fellow EU leaders that there will be no extension to the Brexit negotiations and no second referendum, according …

Couple found dead in Elburn died from cardiac incidents, autopsy results show

Preliminary autopsy results show that two people in their 70s found dead in their Elburn home over the weekend by police died of natural causes. …

Alderman calls for ouster of priest who burned rainbow banner that once hung in church

The last, smoldering bits of a rainbow banner that years ago hung at Resurrection Catholic Church in Avondale have been extinguished, but many, incensed by …

‘All I wanted was to maybe bring my family, my friends to a [expletive] baseball game’

Those who brought it back to Fenway Park received nothing in return.

5 National League teams can block Cubs from returning to World Series

You don’t need Windex to see the National League playoff picture has gotten much clearer as we head into the final sprint of the season. …

‘What happens at Georgetown Prep stays at Georgetown Prep’: Kavanaugh 2015 speech gets renewed scrutiny

The speech at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law was supposed to analyze whether judges should behave like umpires in a baseball game, analyzing words …

Sydney woman Cecilia Haddad’s accused killer in Rio court

The man charged with the murder of Sydney businesswoman Cecilia Haddad is appearing in a Brazil court.

Man dies in Hambach Forest after fall from treehouse bridge

Authorities have suspended the eviction of protesters from the threatened woodland following the death of the man, who is believed to be a journalist.

Republican challenger accuses Democratic comptroller Susana Mendoza of ‘hedging’ on Chicago mayor question

Democratic Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza stuck to her script Wednesday that she’s focusing on her re-election and not a run for Chicago mayor as Republican …

5 things we learned about Mitch Trubisky from his and Matt Nagy’s media sessions Wednesday

Here are five things we learned about Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky from his and Matt Nagy’s media sessions Wednesday. 1. The heart of Trubisky and …

Review: What does Lauryn Hill still hear in her ‘Miseducation’?

Lauryn Hill picked the right year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her debut solo album. It’s been precisely two decades since the release in …

Lakers’ Lonzo Ball will not take part in five-on-five drills at start of camp

Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball won’t be ready to participate in five-on-five drills when training camp starts next week, coach Luke Walton said in an …

US wants to restart nuclear talks with Pyongyang after North-South summit

Trump hails ‘tremendous progress’ as analysts warn the two leaders have different ideas of what denuclearization entails The US has said it is ready to …

Nokia lays off 129 Naperville employees as part of ongoing staff cuts

Nokia has laid off at least 129 people from its Naperville office as part of a cost-reduction program the company launched more than two years …

Dueling sides of gas tax repeal dispute the levy’s impact on California’s low-income residents

U.S. judge dismisses GM ignition switch criminal case

A federal judge in New York on Wednesday dismissed a criminal case brought against General Motors Co in 2015 over the largest U.S. automaker’s handling …

Theresa May tells EU27 she won’t delay Brexit despite lack of a deal

Comments at Salzburg summit aimed at pressuring EU to be more flexible in future talks Theresa May has tried to threaten EU leaders over dinner …

Danske Bank CEO quits over $234 billion money laundering scandal

Danske Bank’s chief executive Thomas Borgen resigned on Wednesday after an investigation revealed payments totaling 200 billion euros ($234 billion) through its small Estonian branch, …

Nike’s Kaepernick ad spurs spike in sold-out items

Nike Inc has sold out 61 percent more merchandise since the controversial ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick appeared earlier this month, according …

Nike’s Kaepernick ad spurs spike in sold-out items

Nike Inc has sold out 61 percent more merchandise since the controversial ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick appeared earlier this month, according …

Sessions limits U.S. judges’ ability to dismiss deportation cases

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new limits on the ability of immigration judges to terminate deportation cases on Wednesday, the latest in a series …

This Canadian Pot Company Had An Unbelievably Wild Day on the Stock Market

Tilray investors could probably use a bit of the company’s products right now. The maker of cannabis extracts finished a whipsaw session 40 percent higher. …

A life insurance giant is asking customers to wear health trackers

Insurance giant John Hancock is trying to track its customers’ health more intimately than ever before. The firm will now only sell life insurance plans …

Amazon Plans to Build Thousands of ‘Cashierless’ Stores Across America

Amazon.com Inc. is considering a plan to open as many as 3,000 new AmazonGo cashierless stores in the next few years, according to people familiar …

EU leaders meet in Salzburg to tackle the migration crisis

EU Council President Donald Tusk said progress had been made but the European Union must end the “blame game” on migration and focus on working …

A new poll puts Charlie Baker and Elizabeth Warren ahead by large margins in the November election

The Suffolk University and Boston Globe poll released Wednesday also shows most voters see Baker as «anti-Trump.»

Asia and Australia Edition: Your Thursday News Briefing: North Korea, Pakistan, Taiwan

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Why did the dealer replace my tire with a lesser brand?

John Paul, AAA Northeast’s Car Doctor, answers a question from a reader who wonders why her dealer didn’t use a Michelin tire for a warranty-covered …

TV actor Tom Selleck quits NRA board of directors

Actor Tom Selleck, star of such TV crime dramas as «Magnum, P.I.» and «Blue Bloods» and an ardent gun collector, has resigned from the National …

U.S. praises North Korea’s offer to shutter missile site and extends invitation for more high-level diplomatic talks

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offered Wednesday to shut down a nuclear missile testing and launch site in a development welcomed by President Trump, …

Koreas summit kick-starts stalled nuclear talks with US

A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas has immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang

President Trump Travels to Storm-Ravaged Carolinas to Survey Hurricane Florence Damage

NEW BERN, N.C. — Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in …

GOP pushes Kavanaugh accuser to testify about sexual assault allegation, but risks a #MeToo backlash

Republicans hardened their position and closed ranks Wednesday in the handling of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, ramping up their …

Nearly half of US mobile phone calls will be scams by 2019: report

Nearly half of all mobile phone calls next year in the US will come from scammers, according to a company that provides call blocking technology.

Memorial in downtown Las Vegas honors victims of October shooting rampage

The victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas are being remembered publicly as the first anniversary of the attack approaches. The Las …

Mexico commemorates victims of deadly quakes

Mexico on Wednesday commemorated victims of two deadly Sept. 19 earthquakes, one in 1985 that left at least 9,500 dead and another just last year …

Ronaldo sent off in first Champions League game with Juventus [Video]

Cristiano Ronaldo has been sent off in his first Champions League match for Juventus and walked off the pitch in tears. Ronaldo was dismissed in …

S&P 500, Dow up as rising treasury yields boost banks

The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average rose on Wednesday, with the Dow hitting its highest closing level since late January as rising …

S&P 500, Dow up as rising treasury yields boost banks

The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average rose on Wednesday, with the Dow hitting its highest closing level since late January as rising …

South Bay home tied to accused former Sacramento Kings executive seeks $10.8 million

In Hermosa Beach, a beachfront home owned by a limited liability company linked to Jeff David, the former chief revenue officer for the Sacramento Kings …

Fire breaks out at massive warehouse in Boyle Heights

A fire broke out at a warehouse in Boyle Heights on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The massive commercial fire in …

Mars aims to tackle "broken" cocoa model with new sustainability scheme

Mars Wrigley Confectionery launched a new sustainability strategy on Wednesday with the aim of combating deforestation, child labor and poverty in what it called the …

For artist Richard Turner, there’s a hidden story in every stone

For nearly two millenia, viewing stones have been collected and displayed for their beauty and evocative qualities. In Japan, they are known as “Suiseiki”; in …

David Lynch’s ‘Lost Highway’ gets an otherworldly operatic treatment by Yuval Sharon

FRANKFURT, Germany — Olga Neuwith’s “Lost Highway,” which is based on David Lynch’s magnificently mysterious (even for him) 1997 film, is a magnificently mysterious opera …