The Big Stories

What is pirate radio and why is it illegal?

Alex Jones can no longer use Facebook, Spotify or Twitter to speak (or rather, yell) about his conspiracy theories — and now he doesn’t have his radio station, either. A Texas-based radio station known as Liberty Radio was shut down by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and slapped with...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 2:48pm

Aretha Franklin, queen of soul, dead at 76

Aretha Franklin, whose epic voice had her lauded as the Queen of Soul, died Thursday at her Detroit home at age 76. "In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family,...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:51am

Reebok debuts first cotton and corn shoe in new sustainability effort

Looking to lead a more environmentally-friendly life? You can take a step toward sustainability with a new cotton and corn shoe from Reebok. Reebok, which is headquartered in Boston, has officially launched the first product in its new Cotton and Corn program, the sneaker company’s...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 2:34pm

Hydrox cookies claims Oreos parent company is sabotaging their sales

If you haven’t seen Hydrox cookies in stores lately, there may be a diabolical reason why, and the company is blaming those behind its chocolate-and-cream cookie competition: Oreos. Hydrox have often been referred to as knock-off Oreos, even though they came first. Hydrox cookies debuted in...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:12am

Fantasy sports made reality: DraftKings mobile app opens for biz in NJ

Whether you’re an avid player of Daily Fantasy Sports games of skill, or you’re just a curious driver passing back-and-forth between Jersey and Philly along the Atlantic City Expressway, you’ve seen the massive black billboards dotting the bright, cloud-filled skyline:  ...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 4:10pm

Hop Quiz: A new digital platform launches a nationwide fitness search for the ‘best pound for pound athlete’

In its quest to uncover the next Cristiano Ronaldo or Mark Messier, a new digital platform may have forever changed the sports debate landscape as well as a local school’s athletic and fitness future. Athlete Training Club has developed an algorithm that regardless of age, size, gender and...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 5:06am

What happened to Duane Deaver, the blood spatter analyst, after the Michael Peterson case?

If anyone played the role of villain in the documentary series The Staircase now streaming on Netflix, it wasn’t Michael Peterson, the man accused of murdering his wife, Kathleen. It was Duane Deaver, the blood spatter analyst who played an integral role in sending Peterson to jail for 8...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 2:36pm

Boxers vs briefs? Harvard study says yes, underwear affects your sperm count

Science finally has an answer to the boxers vs briefs debate, thanks to a study out of Harvard University school of public health — and Elaine Benes was right all along. In Seinfeld Episode 90, which debuted in 1994, Elaine tells Kramer that if he ever wants to have kids he shouldn’t...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 1:24pm

What The Staircase didn't tell you about Michael Peterson's son Clayton

Since the release of the final few episodes, we’re all hungry for news about The Staircase and Michael Peterson now that he’s a free man. As riveting as the documentary series currently streaming on Netflix is, what was left out of the episodes is just as interesting — and there...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:45am

The controversial figure left out of The Staircase

Although The Staircase feels exhaustive in its coverage of the Michael Peterson case, following the convicted murder for a span of 15 years, there were things and people the documentary left out. Not all of these things were trivial, and there’s a controversial figure that they didn’t...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:31am

White supremacist propaganda up since Charlottesville Rally: ADL

It’s been one year since the 2017 Charlottesville Rally in which a group of torch-wielding white supremacists marched through the Virginia city. In the year since, white supremacist propaganda efforts have increased across the country, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The Anti-...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:18pm

What we know about this weekend's white power rally in Washington

The organizer behind last year’s violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, today had a permit approved for a white power rally in Washington, D.C. this weekend. The National Park Service approved a permit for Jason Kessler to hold Unite the Right 2 demonstration Sunday in Lafayette Park...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:14pm

How to create the fiercest NYC Fashion Week venue

Fashion Week 2018 is less than a month away, and while the new looks from designers such as Kate Spade, Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors will take center stage, equally as important will be the locations where guests will be getting exclusive glances at this year’s collections. Last year...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 1:58pm

Your Keto diet and Labor Day BBQ can coexist, here’s how

Those following a Keto diet are well aware of some of the restrictions that come with the low-carb, high-fat diet, especially around the summer months when grilling is rampant, with burgers being tossed, snacks being opened and beer being popped on a regular basis. By now, the keto dieter has...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 1:39pm

Invasive longhorned tick found in NYC, spreading along east coast

Ticks have been a growing menace across the United States, and now a new tick species called the longhorned tick has been found in New York City for the first time, concerning some health experts.  The New York City Health Department on Wednesday announced that the longhorned tick, although...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 9:40am

Pot for pets: Why are vets are afraid to talk about marijuana?

A wave of medical research is providing fresh evidence that marijuana may help dogs and cats cope with arthritis, epilepsy, anxiety and other maladies without the side effects of traditional drugs, but veterinarians are afraid to prescribe pot for pets for fear of running afoul of federal laws. At...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:50am

What is red tide? Native Floridian says he's never seen it 'this bad'

When most of us think of Florida’s coastline, we think of white sand beaches and crystal blue waters. Not this summer: Florida beaches are red — as in red tide — and it’s making people sick and killing marine life. "Many people will tell you that this is the worst they...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 3:03pm

These are the crayons with asbestos and other school supplies to avoid

If you’re a parent or a teacher, you know that it’s practically already time to do all that back to school shopping — where did the summer go? — but before you finalize your school supplies list, a public interest research group is warning against some potentially harmful...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 2:26pm

How did the Mendocino Complex Fire start?

The Mendocino Complex Fire now has the distinction of being the biggest wildfire in California history — a big distinction for a state that battles multiple fires per year, often at the same time. The blaze — comprised of two separate, but close, wildfires — has burned more than...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 2:33pm

Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS Approval and Reproductive Rights

With the confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s conservative Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh expected to begin next month, the future of Roe v. Wade and other rights hang in the balance. Brett Kavanaugh is Trump’s second Supreme Court nomination, one that, if approved...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 2:15pm