Man who says he invented e-mail enters Republican race to take on Warren next year

V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai of Cambridge, who sues Web sites for disputing his claim that he invented e-mail as a 14-year-old, announced at a right-wing gathering in Washington yesterday that he will run against Elizabeth Warren for US Senate in 2018.

Ayyadurai (left in the photo) opened his campaign with an announcement at a party by a group called MAGA3X outside the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.

One of MAGA3X's organizers is Mike Cernovich, who played a key role in the misogynist GamerGate movement, which went after Boston-area game developer Brianna Wu. Wu is now running as a Democrat against incumbent US Rep. Stephen Lynch.

In a tweet, Ayyadurai said his platform will be to "Defend the American Dream!" He adds:

Time to take fight right into the belly of the beast in MA, the epi-center of Fake News, Fake History & Fake Science!

He joins Allen Waters, a retired financial consultant from Mashpee. On his Web site, Waters calls himself "a middle class, Cape Cod family man with blue-collar roots," but in a Globe article last month he stepped that up to "an angry, conservative black man with a chip on his shoulder."

Also looking at running as a Republican against Warren are failed game developer Curt Schilling and online aftermarket auto-parts magnate Rick Green.

Storm ends with rainbows

Erika Holmberg shows us the rainbow over the turnpike in Newton this afternoon.

She wasn't the only one to look up as the rain ended:

Man dead after crashing stolen minivan into T bus in Codman Square

Boston Police report a man driving a minivan reported stolen in Quincy last night crashed head on into an MBTA bus stopped at Talbot Avenue and Lithgow Street around 9:50 a.m.

The driver was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The T driver and four passengers were also taken to local hospitals for care of non-life-threatening injuries.

Photo from the scene.

Say, we don't get many skaters in here. At these temperatures, I can see why

Damaskin shows us the Frog Pond skating rink at 4 p.m. on this, the final weekday afternoon of school-vacation week - with temperatures in the 70s.

The warm weather didn't stop some curling fans in Harvard Square: