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Wednesday's Headlines: April 10, 2019

Wednesday's Headlines: April 10, 2019

Deadly fungal infection Candida auris is resistant to drugs; Jassy Correia's kidnapper pleads not guilty, incredibly; and Red Sox lose their home opener but at least they were wearing pretty rings.

Drug-Resistant Infection Candida Auris Spreads

The infection is caused by the Candida auris  (C. auris) fungus, which can be deadly for people with weakened immune systems and is resistant to antifungal medication. It has been labeled an “urgent threat” by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [CBS News]


Jassy Correia’s Kidnapper Pleads Not Guilty

Louis Coleman III, the Providence man accused of the kidnapping and murder of 23-year-old Jassy Correia, who was last seen alive leaving a Boston nightclub with Coleman. Her body was found in the trunk of Coleman’s car. [MassLive]


U.S. News Ranks Boston the 27th Best City to Live In

Austin, Texas has been ranked the best city for three years in a row. Boston loses points for affordability, and is outpaced by the growth in other places. [Patch]


Red Sox Celebrate World Series Win At Home Opener Ring Ceremony

The Red Sox lost their home opener to the Blue Jays, but it started out fun with a ceremony in which the players received their rings as the 2018 World Series Champions. [Boston.com]


Full House’s ‘Aunt Becky’ Indicted in Boston Federal Court in College Admissions Scandal

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, were indicted in Boston on Tuesday (along with 16 other parents) for fraud and money laundering as part of a college admissions scheme. Federal prosecutors referred to the investigation as “Operation Varsity Blues.” [Boston Globe]


Salem Marijuana Retailer Reopens After Six Weeks

Alternative Therapies Group in Salem, MA reopened on April 5. The marijuana dispensary had to shut down sales six weeks ago due to compliance issues regarding the state’s seed-to-sale tracking requirements. Sales are still by appointment only. [atgcannabis]


Drone Footage Captures Two Endangered Right Whales in Cape Cod Bay

A mother and her calf were spotted off the coast of Cape Cod, a rare sighting given the declining population. Marine researchers believe there are fewer than 450 right whales left in the world. [CBS Boston]


Cambridge Mandates the Creation of Bike Lanes During Future Road Reconstruction Projects

The city of Cambridge has passed a 'Cycling Safety Ordinance' to require the development of separate bike lanes when certain roads are repaired. [Boston Globe]