Daily Feed: Obama's Relative Wanted One Call for the White House

Obama’s Relative Wanted His One Call for the White House. “I think I will call the White House,” said Onyango Obama, the half-brother of President Barack Obama’s late father, as he was being held for drunken driving charges by Framingham police, according to the police report.  [WashingtonPost.com]

After Irene, Assessing the Damage in Massachusetts. “What I saw, from both the ground and the air, was extraordinary flooding. Three rivers have loosed their banks and the waters have flooded farmland and residential communities,” said Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick after he toured some of the areas most wrecked by Irene.  [Forbes.com]

John Krasinski, Alec Baldwin Back at Sox/Yankees Rivalry in New Era Spot. We. love. these. videos.  [YouTube.com]


So Now, Busses are the New First Class. Travelers stranded by cancelled flights hunkered down and geared up for getting to their destinations via bus, which immediately made a jump up on the list of “worst ways to travel” because lengthy bus trips are … well … at least they’re running.  [Boston.com]

Court Rules that Filming Cops is Protected by First Amendment. Or, in theory: Boston Common + bystander + filming a crime scene + nutcase cop – wiretapping laws = First Amendment violation.  [Gizmodo.com]