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US ambassadors are latest casualty of Senate gridlock, dozens awaiting votes for months

bostonglobe.com — WASHINGTON ­­- As fighters affiliated with the Islamic State roll across the lax Turkish border into Syria, the United States has a problem: it has no ambassador to Turkey. As the Ebola virus rages in Sierra Leone, the United States has no ambassador there.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: Amid Senate infighting, the number of ambassador nominees awaiting confirmation now stands at 55 out of 226 positions bit.ly/1B8NShJ

Sep 01, 2014

Senate infighting stalls nominations for ambassadors ow.ly/AVTyN

Sep 01, 2014

A quarter of US ambassadors have yet to be confirmed because of Senate gridlock @Noahbierman bostonglobe.com/news/world/201…

Vacationing with a severely allergic child

bostonglobe.com — If vacations revolve around creating memorable moments, we succeeded last July when a previously anonymous Vermont parking lot became a place we'll never forget. We were driving up Smugglers' Notch to our vacation rental in Jeffersonville after a night of pizza and Ben & Jerry's. The screaming in the back seat required a detour.

DA candidate Sullivan regrets taking outside job

bostonglobe.com — Michael A. Sullivan, whose campaign for Middlesex district attorney has been bedeviled by ethical questions, says that he now wishes he had not taken a secretive, $6,000 a month consulting contract with a Cambridge real estate developer after he took office as the elected Clerk of Middlesex Superior Court in 2007.

A baby for Frateses

bostonglobe.com — Former Boston College athlete and Ice Bucket Challenge inspiration Pete Frates and his wife, Julie, welcomed their baby girl, Lucy Fitzgerald Frates, into the world Sunday morning, according to CBS Boston. The healthy baby weighed in at 7.8 pounds and is 19.5 inches.

Technology tracks players’ speed on football field

bostonglobe.com — Has Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski lost a step since his knee injury? Does Darrelle Revis really cover opposing wide receivers tighter than any other defensive back? Soon topics like these may no longer be fodder for barroom debates.
Sep 01, 2014

cool MT @BenVolin: Today's @BostonGlobe report one the on-field data tracking taking place in the #NFL this season bostonglobe.com/business/2014/…

Construction makes Massachusetts Turnpike a road to misery

bostonglobe.com — Any daily traveler on the Massachusetts Turnpike has noticed: Starting in July, construction on a stretch of Interstate 90 in Boston began causing disruption, with the left lane blocked in both directions by concrete barriers. The project has had ripple effects, adding costly minutes to commuters' daily drive.
Sep 01, 2014

@martinepowers you musta asked this biker from Newton about just biking to work. Not possible from there? bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/08/…

Tornado hits Worcester late Sunday

bostonglobe.com — You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢. Log In The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Worcester around 8:10 p.m. Sunday, snapping and uprooting trees, causing some to land on cars and homes.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: There were no fatalities or injuries reported from the Worcester tornado, which lasted around 4 minutes. bit.ly/1qiD8cY

Rusney Castillo gets first game action for Red Sox minor league team

bostonglobe.com — FORT MYERS, Fla. - One And you can see the athleticism of new Red Sox signee Rusney Castillo. As we watched him in live action for the first time on in Field 1 at Jet Blue Park Sunday in humid conditions, he had it was only two at-bats as the leadoff hitter against the Gulf Coast Yankees in the second game of best-of-three championship playoff series.
Sep 01, 2014

Red Sox’ Rusney Castillo showed his stuff in a Gulf Coast League playoff game yesterday. bit.ly/1qiIh4U

Russell Henley grabs 1-shot DBC lead

bostonglobe.com — NORTON - Surrounded by major champions Sunday and paired with a former FedEx Cup champion, Russell Henley is smart enough to understand that of all the names that could be atop the Deutsche Bank Championship leaderboard after three rounds, his isn't the one anyone expected.
Sep 01, 2014

Russell Henley has the lead entering today’s final round of @DBChampionship at TPC Boston. bit.ly/1qiGM6W

Drone developers consider obstacles that can’t be flown around

bostonglobe.com — SAN FRANCISCO - The tech industry's enthusiasm for building small delivery drones may be getting ahead of figuring out what to do with them. On Thursday, with much fanfare, Google Inc. revealed Project Wing, an experimental program out of the company's long-term projects division, called Google X.

Abolish Vatican statehood

bostonglobe.com — A moral contradiction casts a shadow on Roman Catholicism, and lately the shadow has lengthened. The church straddles two poles at once, and at times they pull in radically opposite directions. First, it is a community of believers seeking to embody the values of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Sep 01, 2014

I glanced at this and thought for a second they were running an old Christopher Hitchens column. (Not a bad thing.) bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/0…

Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in New York

bostonglobe.com — SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said. Police in Southampton said English was arrested Sunday morning on a county road on Long Island.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: PHOTO: Celebrity chef Todd English's mug shot after being charged with DWI in New York. bit.ly/1qUjjFn pic.twitter.com/19iPQPagvy

Sep 01, 2014

RT @BostonGlobe: PHOTO: Celebrity chef Todd English's mug shot after being charged with DWI in New York. bit.ly/1qUjjFn pic.twitter.com/19iPQPagvy

Aug 31, 2014

@BostonGlobe: Circumstances of Todd English's arrest, DWI charges in N.Y. were unavailable ow.ly/AV8rD pic.twitter.com/FoqWLRJ22W

A Market Basket store, returning to life

bostonglobe.com — The Market Basket store in Burlington came back to life over the last few days, resuscitated by a cadre of workers eager to get to work after the six-week employee protest that forced the return of Arthur T. Demoulas as head of the family food empire.
Aug 31, 2014

With her trademark eye for detail and more than few A+ turns of phrase, @ktkjohnston watches #MarketBasket resurrect: bostonglobe.com/business/2014/…