As she addressed the crowd during the walkout at her Idaho high school, Kylee Denny faced heckles and name-calling from a group of students carrying American flags. The counterprotesters included many familiar faces, including her boyfriend’s stepbrother. To avoid making a difficult situation worse, Kylee’s boyfriend stayed in class during the rally at Hillcrest High School in Idaho Falls, which was part of Wednesday’s national school walkout. “I’m dating his
BOSTON — The third powerful nor’easter in two weeks slammed the Northeast on Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions and 2 feet of snow to some communities and knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses. High winds and blowing snow led meteorologists to categorize the storm as a blizzard in parts of New England, including Boston. By afternoon, power outages climbed to more than 250,000 just in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. “We’re not
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The U.S. Navy has begun five weeks of submarine training and testing off Alaska’s north coast that will include breaching the massive underwater vessels through Arctic sea ice. The exercises, which include the collection of scientific data, are dubbed Ice Exercise 2018, or ICEX18, and are scheduled every other year. Rear Adm. James Pitts, commander of the Undersea Warfare Development Center, said in an announcement the Navy builds experience with every ICEX.
Because there are no city-sized theme parks in Southern Connecticut, you must find your thrills there in real life. I had just come from helping to herd a crew of second-graders through the Visitor Center at the PEZ factory in the town of Orange — a fragrant, colorful diversion for the nation’s devoted army of “Pez Heads” and for civilians like us, who just like popping dispenser heads and downing twelve-packs of chewy PEZ bricks. I was now rolling in an
Harley closes plant as shipments fall NEW YORK — Harley-Davidson Inc. will close its Kansas City, Mo., plant as part of a cost-cutting move as it continues to face dwindling shipments. The Milwaukee-based company reported a 7.9 percent drop to 241,498 motorcycle shipments in 2017 and expects the figure to continue dropping. It forecast 231,000 to 236,000 motorcycle shipments in 2018. “The decision to consolidate our final assembly plants was made after very careful consideration