Now Playing in Theaters: September 28-October 4 | Now Playing | Seven Days

Click to enlarge Courtesy of LFC Midnight Barbaric new in theaters BROS: Finally, a big Hollywood bromance that’s also a romance? A museum curator finds love writing a gay romantic comedy in this comedy by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors), starring Luke Marfarlane and Billy Eichner. (115 mins, R. Capitol, Essex, Marquess, Palace, Roxy, Sunset, Welden) THE … Read more

Apple won’t boost production of iPhone 14 due to slower demand: report

Apple Inc. is scrapping plans to ramp up production of its latest iPhones this year after weaker-than-expected demand, according to a new report. Bloomberg News reported Tuesday evening that an expected surge in demand had not materialized. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg said suppliers have been asked to back out of efforts to … Read more

Senate takes key vote to advance government funding after Manchin drops plan amid GOP backlash

CNN — The Senate voted on Tuesday to pass an interim bill that would maintain government funding until Dec. 16 as lawmakers scramble to avoid a shutdown by the end of the week. The vote had previously been on the verge of failing due to the inclusion of a controversial permissions reform proposal, but West … Read more

Canada to scrap mask mandate on planes, joining Japan, Hong Kong and U.A.E. in lifting COVID restrictions

The Canadian government announced on Monday that it will no longer require people to wear masks on planes to guard against COVID-19, the Associated Press reported. The rules will be lifted on October 1. Government officials have also confirmed that Canada is dropping the vaccine requirement for people entering the country at the end of … Read more

Historic trial for Oath Keepers leader and his top lieutenants over January 6 set to begin

CNN — The Justice Department this week will argue at trial for the first time in more than a decade that a group of Americans conspired to violently oppose the US government. The historic trial of Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes and four of his top lieutenants will provide a deep dive into a far-right … Read more

Whittier Tech student attends leadership program in Washington, D.C. | Haverhill

HAVERHILL — Following his election as president of SkillsUSA Massachusetts for the 2022-23 academic year, Whittier Tech senior Jaidyn Craig was invited to attend the SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute. Craig, a senior from Haverhill who is studying medical assisting at the Tech, attended the Institute in Washington, DC, Sept. 17-21. Whittier Superintendent Maureen Lynch … Read more

Edward Snowden: Putin grants former NSA contractor Russian citizenship

CNN — Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted former NSA contractor Edward Snowden Russian citizenship, according to an official decree published on the Russian government portal on Monday. Snowden is charged with espionage and theft of government property in the United States for leaking to the media reams of information about US intelligence and mass … Read more

Biden to announce new rules for airlines and travel sites to be more transparent about additional fees

CNN — President Joe Biden on Monday announced new rules requiring airlines and travel sites to be more transparent about additional fees customers might be charged, tackling what he called “unnecessary hidden fees” that ” strained family budgets. Under the proposed rule, airlines and travel sites “should disclose in advance – the first time an … Read more

CBO says Biden’s student loan cancellation plan could cost $400 billion

Washington CNN — President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for low- and middle-income borrowers could cost $400 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Monday. Biden announced the forgiveness plan in August, after facing growing pressure from progressives to write off some student loan debt … Read more

20 Minutes With: Celebrity Cruises CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, CEO of Celebrity Cruises. Courtesy of Lisa Lutoff-Perlo Text size When Lisa Lutoff-Perlo took over as president and CEO of Miami-based Celebrity Cruises in 2014, no forecast could have predicted how devastating the Covid-19 pandemic would be for cruise lines. . But two and a half years later, the industry – which some … Read more