Roomful of Teeth mesmerizes at MIT
Friday Roomful of Teeth came to MIT’s Kresge Auditorium to perform two premieres: Elena Ruehr’s a cappella opera “Cassandra in the Temples” and “Borderland: A Cantata for Ukraine,” by Christine Southworth and Evan Ziporyn.
Tech companies see few big gains in Obama’s immigration plan
Boston companies said the president’s plan will not help a shortage of well-educated, technologically sophisticated workers.
Charlie Baker taps Kristen Lepore for budget chief
Lepore, whose world spans both business and Beacon Hill, would be responsible for managing state coffers.
Ahead of Ferguson decision, an education in nonviolence
As the nation awaits word on the fate of Darren Wilson, a Boston minister is teaching activists in Missouri nonviolent tactics.
Many can’t get beyond part-time positions
Even though they want full-time jobs, 7 million Americans are working part-time — 3 million more than in 2007.
Helping students with needs that extend outside the classroom
City Connects is based on the idea that a child distracted by pain, fear, or deprivation can’t possibly do as well in school as a child without those challenges.
Young lawyers seek to shake up legal profession with mobile apps
A growing group of young, tech-savvy lawyers is dedicated to developing technology to deliver legal services more efficiently.
Sen. Warren in Middle East for meetings, visit to Mass. troops
Warren is expected to meet with government officials, as well as military troops from Mass. serving in the region.
Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms
BUFFALO — First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt.
Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuables up from the basement, pack a bag, and prepare for the possibility of evacuation as up to 7 feet of melting snow posed the threat of flooding, Governor Andrew Cuomo warned Sunday.
Renewable energy starting to win on price
For the solar and wind industries in the US, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas.
Chelsea Housing Authority seeks recovery of money
The agency has filed a lawsuit to force its former director and others to help make up for allegedly misappropriating funds.
Israeli Cabinet backs nationality bill that risks wider rift with Arab minority
JERUSALEM — The Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved draft legislation that emphasized Israel’s Jewish character above its democratic nature in a move that critics said could undermine the fragile relationship with the country’s Arab minority at a time of heightened tensions.
The promotion of a nationality law has long stirred fierce debate in Israel.
From Ruby Wax, a rapid-fire take on the need to slow down
In her new show, “Sane New World,” comedienne Ruby Wax is a woman on a mission.
US proposes extending talks with Iran as deadline for nuclear deal nears
VIENNA — The United States on Sunday proposed extending an interim agreement with Iran in a recognition that talks to settle deep differences over Tehran’s nuclear program were unlikely to succeed before a deadline just one day away.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry formally raised the issue of an extension in an evening meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, according to a senior State Department official.
Comic artists in Egypt push limits of expression
A new feminist comic book, the Jewelry Box, has emerged in Egypt, the latest addition in a blossoming scene of alternative comics.
Beach erosion reveals centuries-old artifacts and puts highlight on the problem
In Sandwich, there has long been a theory to explain why the town managed to easily escape harm during the War of 1812. A silly mistake. By the British. Now, as beach erosion is revealing some artifacts from that era, a spotlight is again put on the damage nature is doing to the town’s coast, which may be more of a threat than the British ever were.
Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury
The grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate on whether to charge Ferguson officer Darren Wilson with a crime.
Tunisia polls give ex-regime figure the edge
TUNIS — A veteran politician from the previous regime that ran on a platform of restoring the prestige of the state took the lead in Tunisia’s first free and fair presidential election Sunday, according to exit polls. But there will still likely be a runoff next month.
Beji Caid Essebsi, 87, replicated the success of his Nida Tunis party in last month’s legislative elections by taking 47 percent of the vote.
Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer
CLEVELAND — A 12-year-old boy shot by police after grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a ‘‘probably fake’’ gun at a playground.
Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said one officer fired twice after the boy pulled the fake weapon — which was lacking the orange safety indicator usually found on the muzzle — from his waistband but had not pointed it at police.
David Guetta, ‘Listen’
Celebrated producer David Guetta recasts pop radio in his own image with headline-grabbing guest stars, worthy upstarts, and throbbing beats on “Listen.”