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For the month of June, New York is the world's music capital

June is already unofficially music month in New York City, but now the mayor's office has declared it five boroughs under one groove, with tons of ways to hear local artists and get inspired to make your own tunes. Throughout June, the first-ever New York Music Month celebrates the...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 7:06pm

New York City police officer charged with murder in shooting of Deborah Danner

A New York City police sergeant was charged on Wednesday with murdering an emotionally disturbed black woman whom he shot inside her apartment last year, police and prosecutors said. Sergeant Hugh Barry, 31, was arrested on charges of murder in the first degree, manslaughter in the first and...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:24pm

Schools might start later in Massachusetts after experts say teens need more sleep

For high school students balancing academics, homework, athletics and a part-time job, it can be a challenge to clock the 8.5 hours of sleep teens need -- and make it to school in time for the 7:30 a.m. bell. Mary Hamaker, founder of the Massachusetts chapter of Start School Later, is on a mission...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:47am

McDonald’s finally launches McDelivery in NYC, New Jersey

First, there was all-day breakfast. Now, in McDonald’s latest move to free us from the conventional constraints of time and place, the fast food restaurant is expanding its McDelivery service to the tri-state area. Beginning May 31, you can order from about 300 of the approximately 600...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 7:10am

Pot tax money could subsidize jobs for young people under rep's plan

One percent of the excise taxes collected on retail marijuana purchases would be used as subsidies for businesses that hire and train youth employees under a bill pitched to the Labor and Workforce Development Committee on Tuesday. Rep. Michael Day touted his proposal (H 3138) to create a youth...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 5:27pm

Texas 'angel of death' nurse charged again in baby killing spree

A former Texas nurse known as the "angel of death" for allegedly having killed up to 60 babies was served a new murder warrant linking her to the death of an infant boy more than 30 years ago, a district attorney said on Friday. Genene Jones, 66, was sentenced to 99 years in prison after...

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 7:09pm

Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge

Republican Greg Gianforte defeated a political novice to win Montana's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was charged with assaulting a reporter who asked him about the Republican healthcare bill. A race that was expected to be a test of President...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:09pm

Alabama murderer seeks to avoid execution for eighth time

A 75-year-old Alabama murderer set to die on Thursday is asking U.S. courts to block his execution for an eighth time, challenging a drug cocktail that left the last inmate put to death in the state coughing and wheezing for 13 minutes. Tommy Arthur's lethal injection is scheduled for 6 p.m....

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 2:42pm

Massachusetts inmates probably won't be building Trump's border wall after all

Massachusetts lawmakers are trying to foil a local sheriff’s plan to put inmates to work on Trump’s border wall between the United States and Mexico. On Wednesday, House Democrats voted to prevent the use of inmate labor outside state borders — a move the Republican minority...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 1:28pm

Feminist porn is big in Boston

Bostonians may watch slightly less porn than the average American, but when they do, it's all about the ladies, according to a new report. The number crunchers on Pornhub’s Insights team found Bostonians are 20 percent more likely to watch “female friendly” or feminist porn,...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 5:59pm

New York loves footjobs, according to Pornhub

Whether it’s a foot fetish or just a fantasy, footjob videos are searched for more in New York than any other U.S. city, according to data from Pornhub. The world’s largest porn site dove into their database to dish the most popular porn searches, categories and porn stars in New York...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 5:48pm

U.S. judge allows first transgender person to sue under disability law

A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that a transgender woman could move forward with a sex discrimination lawsuit against her employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act, even though it explicitly excludes transgender people from protection. The plaintiff, Kate Lynn Blatt, becomes the first...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 3:14pm

Chelsea Manning shares first picture of herself since release

Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier responsible for a massive leak of classified material, shared a photo of herself for the first time since she was released from prison. The portrait, which Manning shared on her Twitter and Instagram accounts @xychelsea87, shows the 29-year old in...

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 8:59am

Safe streets advocates plan protest following Walsh's 'victim blaming' comments

Boston bicycle and pedestrian safety advocates will take to the steps of City Hall on Friday after Mayor Marty Walsh said pedestrians and cyclists share in the blame for traffic crashes. During a live interview on WGBH’s Boston Public Radio Tuesday, Walsh said bikers and pedestrians “...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:01pm

Army veteran attacked in Bronx, service dog stolen

A former Army Ranger was attacked, beaten and his service dog was stolen outside his Bronx apartment on Monther’s Day. Robert Lebon had taken his 8-month old pup, Mala, on a walk Sunday through a park nearby his home, but when the pair returned home, the assailaints were waiting for them....

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:37pm

Bikers want Massachusetts to relax helmet laws for motorcycles

Clad in leather and star-spangled bandanas, motorcyclists descended on the State House Thursday asking for government to take a more hands-off approach towards helmet usage and step up enforcement of dangerous driving. Rick Gleason, the legislative director of the Massachusetts Motorcycle...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:29pm

Massachusetts lawmakers want to raise the smoking age to 21, but retailers question effectiveness

Public health officials and a retailers group tangled Tuesday over raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21, what impact that would have on retailers and whether it would truly discourage teenage smoking. A Rep. Paul McMurtry bill (H 2864) with 104 co-sponsors that would raise the...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 4:36pm

Sewage is flooding the LIRR at Penn Station

It wasn’t the train service that stunk at Penn Station during Wednesday morning’s commute — a pipe burst, sending a deluge of sewage down on the Long Island Rail Road concourse. As passers-by snapped photos and videos of the scene for social media, workers were busy mopping and...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:40am

Plane crashes on approach to New Jersey airport killing two pilots

A small plane on Monday crashed on approach near Teterboro Airport in New Jersey killing two pilots and sparking fires at two buildings that could be seen from New York, the Federal Aviation Administration and local police said. The FAA said the Learjet 35 departed Philadelphia and went down at...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:37am

Manning leaves U.S. prison seven years after giving secrets to WikiLeaks

Chelsea Manning walked out of a U.S. military prison on Wednesday, seven years after being arrested for passing secrets to WikiLeaks in the largest breach of classified information in U.S. history. Manning, 29, was released from the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, at about...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 9:31am