Kellen Browning, The Boston Globe

Kellen Browning

The Boston Globe

Davis, CA, United States

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Past articles by Kellen:

Intruder wanted to break Speaker Pelosi’s kneecaps, federal complaint says

Federal prosecutors charged the man accused of breaking into the San Francisco home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with attempting to kidnap Pelosi and with assaulting a relative of a federal official. → Read More

Attack on Speaker Pelosi’s husband increases fears of political violence

In the early hours of Friday morning, the intruder entered through a back door of the stately home in San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood, yelling, “Where is Nancy?” → Read More

At least 6 people wounded in shooting at school in Oakland

Three of the victims were in critical condition Wednesday afternoon; the conditions of the other three were unknown, according to Ray Kelly, a spokesperson with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

GOP House nominee expressed fringe views on QAnon, Jan. 6

When J.R. Majewski emerged as the surprise winner of a Republican House primary election Tuesday in northern Ohio, Democrats supporting the longtime incumbent congresswoman in the district, Marcy Kaptur, celebrated. → Read More

Take-Two will buy Zynga in union of two top game makers

The deal, valued at $12.7 billion, unites the makers of “Grand Theft Auto” and “FarmVille.” → Read More

Group of Activision workers say CEO should resign

A group of workers at the maker of well-known video games like “Call of Duty” called for Bobby Kotick to step down because of accusations that he did not respond to claims of sexual misconduct from employees. → Read More

New York City’s coronavirus vaccine passport plan renews privacy debate

The mainstreaming of vaccine passports could also usher in an era of increased digital surveillance, privacy researchers said. → Read More

After months of avoiding the vaccine issue, companies begin to mandate

Some of the nation’s largest employers, for months reluctant to wade into the fraught issue of whether COVID-19 vaccinations should be mandatory for workers, have in recent days been compelled to act as infections have surged again. → Read More

Delays, more masks and mandatory shots: Virus surge disrupts office-return plans

Individual companies are now being forced to make tough decisions that they had hoped could be avoided, such as whether to reverse reopening plans or institute vaccine mandates for employees. All the while, they continue to grapple with the unpredictable nature of the pandemic. → Read More

The ‘Roaring Kitty’ Rally: How a Massachusetts Reddit user and his friends roiled the markets

Roaring Kitty — who is Keith Gill, 34, a former financial educator for an insurance firm in Massachusetts — has now become a central figure in this week’s stock market frenzy. → Read More

July is the new January: More companies delay return to the office

When the coronavirus pandemic shuttered offices around the United States in March, many companies told their employees that it would be only a short hiatus away from headquarters. Not quite. → Read More

‘It’s hard to see your memories burn’: Loss from wildfires grows in California

Towering over the coast, straining for sun as they’ve done since before there was such a thing as California, the old-growth giants of Big Basin Redwoods State Park stood in flames Friday. → Read More

Shoppers enjoy state’s sales-tax-free weekend

“I was thinking about [this day] since the beginning of this year — I don’t want to pay any tax,” said Jackson Sammah, 63. → Read More

Crowds file into N.H. arena for Trump rally

Crowds filed into SNHU Arena in Manchester, N.H., on Thursday afternoon in anticipation of the rally, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. → Read More

That ‘new car smell’: Here are the new Orange Line trains

The first of 152 new cars launched Wednesday to much fanfare — and great excitement from riders. → Read More

Will higher Uber and Lyft fees get more commuters on the T? Some are skeptical

The fee has to be high enough and public transit has to be reliable enough to make a difference, said one regional planner. → Read More

Boston and Cambridge police investigate three items labeled ‘Open Me’

The item found in Cambridge contained $50 and “a message of positivity and good fortune,” a police spokesman said. Cambridge police believe it could have been a simple act of anonymous kindness or a marketing campaign. → Read More

Business activists push city to offer more contracts to minority firms

In 2018, less than 1 percent of city contract money went to minority- or women-owned businesses. A renewed push from business activists aims to change that. → Read More

Normal Red Line service expected to resume in October, MBTA says

T officials had initially told riders to expect delays through at least Labor Day, but also warned that the repair work could last beyond early September. → Read More

Pan-Mass Challenge aims to raise $61m for cancer research in 40th ride

Nearly 7,000 cyclists from around the world set off Saturday on a journey they hope will end with a record-breaking donation to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. → Read More