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Kimberly M. Aquilina

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Mark Cuban is 'honestly considering' running for president

This might be the closest the Dallas Mavericks team owner has gotten to announcing a Mark Cuban 2020 presidential run. The Shark Tank investor told a The New York Times columnist that he is “honestly considering” opposing President Donald Trump in the next election. At the DealBook...

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:49 PM

'You find yourself putting the bad memories out of your mind': Biden on loss of son

Joe Biden talked to Ellen DeGeneres in an emotional interview about writing the book Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose about facing the loss of his son Beau Biden. Joe Biden on Beau Biden Apologizing for sounding like a “typical dad,” the former vice...

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:00 PM

Is Joe Biden running for president in 2020? Here’s what he says

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday and we have a sneak peek at what the two talked about. The question on everyone’s mind as the Scranton, Pennsylvania-born politician promotes his new book Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope,...

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3:49 PM

Woody Harrelson had to get high to survive a dinner with Trump

Despite announcing earlier this year that he has given up cannabis, the name Woody Harrelson will always go with marijuana like peanut butter and jelly… and all the other munchie delights. After “30 solid years of just partying too f—king hard,” it’s been a year since...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:02 PM

Facebook wants your nude photos to fight revenge porn

Wait! Before you send that nude photo to your new flame, Facebook wants to see it. The social network is testing a new strategy to fight revenge porn by asking users to upload their nudes and explicit photos of themselves to Facebook before pressing send on that sext. Facebook has teamed up with...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 3:29 PM

'That's how people like you get shot,' teacher tells black student

A high school teacher in Georgia has been placed on administrative leave after a Facebook video was released in which the teacher threatens a student with gun violence. “Don’t smile at me, man. That’s how people like you get shot,” said Paul Hagan, a physics and electronics...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:44 PM

Ward off winter's nasty bugs with these easy steps

You see the date on the calendar. You feel the temperature drop and watch the sun set ridiculously early. You hear fellow commuters sniffling on the train. Your immune system quivers at the very notion of cold and flu season, but getting sick doesn’t have to be inevitable. Boost your immunity...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7:31 PM

Could the iPhone X bring a world without selfies?

The iPhone X dropped and selfie fans were ready to angle, pout and click… then they realized the camera is a bit too good. “Shoot selfies with a depth-of-field effect that puts your face in sharp focus against an artfully blurred background,” Apple’s website boasts about...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 5:06 PM

Former Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick tweets denial of 'vile and horrific' rape allegations

Update Nov. 9, 5 p.m.: Ed Westwick of Gossip Girl fame tweeted a denial in the face of two rape allegations, calling the alleged assaults "provably untrue." Westwick called the accusations "disheartening and sad" adding he looks forward to clearing his name. pic....

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 4:20 PM

Updated: People who accused Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct (so far)

Kevin Spacey is another powerful man in a long list of men who are facing sexual assault, sexual harassment or rape allegations. As the list grows for men like Harvey Weinstein, this is who has come forward to say #MeToo with experiences of (alleged) sexual assault or misconduct involving the House...

Monday, November 6, 2017, 9:49 PM

Everyone is talking about 'bye week.' What the hell is it?

Tom Brady and Gisele (the supermodel who needs no last name) spent the weekend on the beach because it was bye week for the Patriots. That’s an actual term on NFL schedules, our sports department explained to me. Bye week in NFL might have a few who don’t really follow sports (like...

Monday, November 6, 2017, 6:56 PM

Will there be more House of Cards? Not with Spacey

Perhaps you’re one of the people who completely lost their chill when House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey sort of announced he is a pedophile/sex predator and a gay man, as if the two are somehow related and tried to blame it on the alcohol, as the song goes. (Still trying to wrap my brain...

Monday, November 6, 2017, 4:37 PM

Who is George Papadopoulos?

Before George Papadopoulos became the first to plead guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, he was either an important part of Donald Trump’s campaign or a “low-level volunteer.” This is what you need to know… George Papadopoulos lied to...

Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:10 PM

Impeachment mere months away: Prof. who predicted Trump election win

He predicted Donald Trump would win the presidency before anyone even took the idea seriously; now, the university professor says a Trump impeachment is coming within the next year. Trump impeachment and midterm elections. American University Professor Allan Lichtman said on Tuesday that a Trump...

Friday, November 3, 2017, 5:03 PM

Lara Trump's White House duties 'unprecedented,' 'inappropriate': Watchdogs

Move over, Princess Royal. Another Trump is holding high-level meetings: Lara Trump. President Trump’s daughter-in-law, an advisor to his campaign, is crossing the line between campaigning and serving the public, watchdog groups said. Lara Trump, campaign adviser President Trump’s...

Friday, November 3, 2017, 2:52 PM

Diversity Visa winner thwarted subway attack; Saved hundreds of New Yorkers

After Tuesday’s carnage in lower Manhattan allegedly at the hands of a Diversity Visa Lottery program winner, the program is under intense scrutiny. President Trump said he’d like to do away with the program. But 20 years ago, another Diversity Visa winner likely saved hundreds of lives...

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:28 PM

Despite Trump denials, White House approves climate report

Update, Oct. 3: The exhaustive report on climate change that contradicts the Trump administration's stance on global warming has been accepted by the White House, The New York Times reported. The report calls the findings that humans are to blame for climate change "unambiguous" and...

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:48 PM

Uzbek Muslims face new fears after deadly truck attack in NYC

Fears of Muslim New Yorkers have been reignited by Tuesday’s deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. Parents in the city might already feel anxious when sending their children off to school or their loved ones to work, without worrying about a mass attack, but Uzbek Muslims are now on...

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5:47 PM

Sessions tells NYPD he's confident US will prosecute terrorists

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told members of law enforcement just a few blocks from the site of Tuesday’s deadly terror attack in lower Manhattan that the U.S. justice system can and will prosecute suspected terrorists like the man charged with the truck attack. "Terrorists...

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 4:43 PM

Alt-right using NATO psychological warfare to spread white supremacy

The alt-right is using psychological warfare techniques learned from leaked NATO and British intelligence documents to further the spread of white supremacy, a new report says. Study authors from the Institute of Strategic Dialogue, Julia Ebner and Jacob Davey, described the movement as “the...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 9:01 PM