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Women involved in any way with Brett Kavanaugh scandal receiving threats

A range of women connected to the Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault scandal are receiving threats against their safety. Two of the most prominent are Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME). "Since the allegations about sexual assault became public, we’ve been getting a...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:04pm

The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale

By Michaela Cabrera PARIS (Reuters) - Robots can do many of the jobs previously performed by humans, but could they ever replace artists? A team of French entrepreneurs who believe so have written a computer algorithm that can...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:45pm

Psychiatrist Bandy Lee, editor of 'Dangerous Case,' says Trump mental health getting worse

A Yale psychiatry professor who has been tracking President Trump's mental health says it is getting worse. Bandy Lee, editor of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump," a collection of writing by 27 mental-health professionals concerned about Trump's mental state, says she wasn...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:09pm

Everything you need to know about Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford

Christine Blasey Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when both were high-school students in the '80s. Here are the key facts about a reluctant figure in the most controversial Supreme Court nomination in decades. 1. She is a California-based...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:03pm

The MSPCA is stepping up for pets displaced by Merrimack Valley gas explosions

When a Columbia Gas pipeline ruptured on Sept. 13, triggering dozens of gas explosions and fires that rocked the Merrimack Valley, thousands of homes and businesses lost power. For one Lawrence family, that meant their German shepherd, Kolya, was alone for more than 24 hours in a dark house. Laura...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:38pm

Satanic Temple headquarters in Salem set to reopen to the public

Have you ever wanted to see inside a Satanic Temple? If you live near Salem, Massachusetts, you’re in luck. On Sept. 24, the Satanic Temple is set to reopen its international headquarters in Salem to the public. The Satanic Temple says its mission is to “encourage benevolence and...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 3:41pm

Dog the Bounty Hunter is tracking Pennsylvania man who threatened Trump

Dog the Bounty Hunter might not have a hit television show anymore, but he’s still hunting down the bad guys. His focus right now? A Pennsylvania man who threatened to shoot President Donald Trump. Shawn Richard Christy, 26, is on the run after he posted Facebook threats focused on John M....

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 2:50pm

Recovery plan eyes gas service restoration before Thanksgiving

National Guardsmen delivering hotplates, teams of electricians, assessors, translators and plumbers, and 24,000 space heaters will arrive in the Merrimack Valley in coming days to support residents during a pipeline repair and gas restoration effort that officials said will be complete by Nov. 19...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 1:28pm

UPDATE: This Is Us season 3: Everything we know right now

While you’re counting down the days to your summer vacation and being out in the sun sipping cocktails, the stars of this hit ABC drama want you to remember that show that would make you cathartic cry every week. That’s right, we’re starting to get hints about This Is Us season 3...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 1:08pm

2018 Muslim Day Parade start time, street closures

The American Muslim Day Parade 2018, and an ensuing festival, is set for Midtown, Manhattan this weekend. This year marks the 33rd Muslim Day Parade, an event that started in 1985 with the goal of providing American Muslims “a platform to be united and be part of the political process of...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:19pm

Report: In every state, at least 1 in 5 adults is obese

In 2012, no state had American obesity rates of 35 percent or more. Now, seven states do. These findings — based on data collected from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — were analyzed in a report published earlier this month by nonprofit health policy...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 11:34am

Westworld season 3: Everything we know right now

Did you follow the second season OK? The creators got some backlash for confusing many viewers throughout the season, though they stand by their episodes. “We know that our show requires people to lean forward a little bit and pay attention and maybe hold off on going to make that sandwich...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:39am

Brooklyn Heights Promenade could close for 6 years under BQE construction plan

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade could be closed for six years under a construction plan to repair the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, known as the BQE. New York City Department of Transportation officials unveiled on Thursday two construction options for replacing a run-down 1.5 mile stretch of the BQE...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:01am

Check your freezer: Cargill Meat recalls over 130,000 lbs of ground beef

Cargill Meat Solutions, based in Fort Morgan, Colorado, has recalled over 130,000 pounds of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination. The beef recall affects a dozen Cargill Meat products. According to Wednesday's release by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:43am

What happens if Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation is blocked?

Early Friday, as negotiations continued for a potential Senate hearing on accusations that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman when they were in high school, Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination looked increasingly uncertain. Not necessarily imperiled, but far from the slam-dunk it...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 1:32am

You won't believe who Willie Nelson wants to smoke weed with

Country legend Willie Nelson smokes weed — that we know. The 85-year-old Texas native sat down with Stephen Colbert on a segment for The Late Show that aired Wednesday. Nelson talks about his September 29 gig in Austin where he’s headlining a free concert in support of Texas Democrat...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:42pm

Was Christine Blasey Ford caught with a sign that read 'Not My President'?

On Tuesday, allegations began circulating over social media that Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school, was once photographed at a protest, holding an anti-Trump sign that read "Not My...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:37pm

Man leading Ford investigation tweets he's 'determined' to 'confirm Judge Kavanaugh' before investigating

On Wednesday, the lawyer who advises the Senate Judiciary Committee on nominations tweeted, then deleted, that he is "determined" to get Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court. That came after lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford — the professor who has accused Kavanaugh of...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 4:35pm

Health experts detail 'concerning' outbreak of Candida auris fungus in NYC

New York City health care facilities are seeing a “concerning” amount of Candida auris outbreaks, according to a new report published in the Center for Disease Control’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal. The report, published in the October 2018 issue of the journal, is...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 4:11pm

Scaly, scary lodgers: Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles

COUERON, France (Reuters) - In an unassuming house on France's River Loire, a cobra lives on the coffee table, a...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:46pm