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Morgan Rousseau

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Check out a giant Hanukkah menorah at the State House

A Boston rabbi will join Massachusetts state officials on Tuesday at the annual lighting of a large menorah at the State House. The menorah is 18-feet, according to organizers, and will mark the beginning of Hanukkah the eight-day Jewish Holiday. It's so large that Governor Charlie Baker,...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 11:45 AM

Photos of Port Authority terror attack aftermath

A man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body detonated a homemade pipe bomb at a bustling New York City transit hub on Monday morning, injuring himself and three bystanders in what Mayor Bill DeBlasio called a terror attack. The explosion went off at 7:20 a.m. in a subway tunnel at the Port...

Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:29 PM

NYC terror attack video shows explosion in Manhattan's Port Authority

Video of a terror attack in New York City's Port Authority shows commuters walking through a subway tunnel before an explosion throws them to the ground.  Akayed Ullah strapped a bomb-like device to his body to set off the explosion at one of New York’s busiest commuter hubs at rush...

Monday, December 11, 2017, 11:54 AM

NYC snow expected Friday, Saturday

New York City snow may be on the horizon this weekend. The National Weather Service forecast a mix of rain and snow along the New York coast that is expected to change to all snow Friday night and continue into Saturday with some accumulation possible in New York City. "The best chance for...

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:59 PM

New Mexico school shooting leaves 3 dead: AP

A New Mexico high school shooting killed at least three people and wounded more than a dozen others on Thursday, the AP reported.  Authorities told local media that the shooter was dead, but it was unclear whether the suspect was among the three killed. The shooting happened around 9:30...

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:31 PM

Sen. Al Franken resigns over harassment allegations, calls out Trump and Moore for alleged misconduct

U.S. Senator Al Franken resigned on Thursday in the midst of new sexual harassment allegations, though he denied any wrongdoing and called himself a "champion of women" in his resignation remarks. "Some of the allegations against me simply are not true, others I remember very...

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 11:58 AM

House passes concealed carry gun bill

The House on Wednesday approved a concealed carry gun bill making it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the AP reported. The Republican bill is the first gun legislation in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people. The...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 4:57 PM

Penn Station fire reported Wednesday morning

A fire at New York City's Pennsylvania Station broke out on Wednesday morning, just an hour after a fire was reported across town at Grand Central Terminal.  The Penn Station fire began under an Amtrak platform, according to FDNY, who said they responded to the fire call around 10:30 a.m...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 11:47 AM

Grand Central fire reported, heavy smoke inside the terminal

A fire broke out on the mezzanine level of Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday morning. Three people were reportedly hurt in the two-alarm fire, which prompted evacuations, according to NBC New York. There is a two-alarm fire on the mezzanine level of the Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan....

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 10:41 AM

Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI, will cooperate in Russia investigation

Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn admitted in court Friday that Trump transition officials directed his contacts with the Russians. As part of a plea agreement, Flynn agreed to cooperate with the federal investigation into the Trump administration's alleged ties to Russia. The Office of the...

Friday, December 1, 2017, 11:54 AM

Jenny Lumet details Russell Simmons' sexual assault on her

Hip-hop icon Russell Simmons is stepping down from his companies after screenwriter Jenny Lumet accused him of forcing her to have sex with him in 1991. Simmons, the founder of hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings and CEO of Rush Communications, released a statement Thursday hours after Lumet...

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 11:03 AM

Crude details revealed in Matt Lauer sexual harassment scandal

Sex toys, exposed genitals, lewd texts, and crude comments were part of former “Today” co-host Matt Lauer's harassment repertoire, according to a Variety exposé. NBC fired Lauer Wednesday after a female colleague claimed he sexually harassed her for years, making him yet another...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 4:31 PM

Drinksgiving: The booze holiday you didn’t know you observed

Some call it Drinksgiving, others call it Blackout Wednesday, but anti-binge drinking advocates seem to agree: It’s bad for our safety. Considered one of the biggest drinking holidays, Drinksgiving happens on the night before Thanksgiving, when revelers return to their hometowns to kick off...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 5:19 PM

Boston Common Christmas Tree arrives in style from Nova Scotia

The 2017 Boston Common Christmas Tree is the biggest one yet, at nearly five-stories tall. The giant spruce arrived from Nova Scotia on Tuesday, just in time for the holiday season.  The Boston Common Holiday Tree Lighting celebration is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m....

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 3:19 PM

Navy aircraft draws sky penis, sparks outrage and laughter

The U.S. Navy admitted Friday that one of its aircrafts was used to draw a giant penis in the sky over Washington state.  “The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable,...

Friday, November 17, 2017, 2:28 PM

Boston Common Frog Pond ice rink opens early for winter 2017-2018 skating

It has been cold; some would argue too cold for November. But, the recent freezing temperatures have a silver lining — ice skating. Thanks to the remarkably cold weather, the Boston Common Frog Pond ice rink was able to have its earliest opening of the season on Tuesday. To...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 3:25 PM

Mitch McConnell calls on Roy Moore to 'step aside'

Senate leader Mitch McConnell says he believes women who have accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct and called on the Alabama Republican nominee for U.S. Senate to "step aside," the Associated Press reported Monday. Moore is accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl...

Monday, November 13, 2017, 11:39 AM

Fox 25 Boston receives bomb threat, halts newscast

Update: Fox 25 News staff have returned to the building. Original story: Fox 25 News in Boston said Friday evening they received a threat and had to stop their newscast. The Dedham Fire Department confirmed that a bomb threat was called into the Dedham building and all employees had been...

Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:36 PM

Netflix cancels Louis C.K.'s stand-up comedy special

Netflix said Friday it will not move forward with Louis CK's second planned stand-up comedy special after allegations of sexual misconduct. Netflix had made a two-special deal with Louis CK in February 2017, with the first comedy special airing last in April. “The allegations made by...

Friday, November 10, 2017, 12:30 PM

NYC freezing cold could break temperature record

Time to break out the down jackets, gloves and hats. An arctic cold front in New York City could bring record-breaking temperatures that fall into the 20s on Friday. The National Weather Service issued a freeze warning and predicted a high temperature of just 37 degrees Friday and a low dipping...

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:59 PM