BOSTON (Reuters) – The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.
Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion.
Maker of iconic American toy Lincoln Logs moves production to Maine from China in continuance of U.S. onshoring trend.
BOSTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The Massachusetts Gaming
Commission on Tuesday awarded a license to build a $1.6 billion
casino just outside Boston to Las Vegas developer Wynn Resorts
Wynn, which aims to build a 27-story casino on the Mystic
River in Everett, won a three to one commission vote over rival
Mohegan Sun. It won the second of three resort-casino licenses
allowed under a 2011 law legalizing casino gambling in the
By Scott Malone
CAMBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) – Two members of Russia’s Pussy Riot protest group found supporters of their opposition to President Vladimir Putin during their almost two years in prison, even fielding autograph requests from guards, the activists said on Monday.
The pair, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were jailed after performing a profanity-laced protest against Putin at a Moscow cathedral in 2012. They were released from prison in December, three months before the scheduled end of their sentences and two months before the Sochi Olympics. Many in the West had criticized the harshness of their sentences, charging that Russian authorities were cracking down on political dissent.