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Soccer: Referee banned by FA after rock, paper, scissors blunder

LONDON (Reuters) - Referee David McNamara has been handed a three-week ban by the English FA for asking two captains to play rock, paper, scissors to decide the kick-off before a Women's Super League (WSL) match after forgetting his coin, British media reported on Tuesday...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 9:45pm

Amazon's moving to Long Island City: here's what we know so far

Following Amazon’s official announcement on Tuesday that they plan to build one of two headquarters in Long Island City, New York, politicians and residents are wondering what that look like and how it will affect the area. Here is what we know so far: Amazon plans to establish a...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:48pm

CNN sues White House for banning reporter Jim Acosta

CNN has filed a lawsuit against the White House for banning its correspondent Jim Acosta from the premises. Acosta had his press pass — or "hard pass," in Secret Service terminology — revoked hours after a contentious White House press conference with President Trump last...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:03pm

Amazon officially announces two new headquarters in New York and Virginia

Amazon has officially announced the two new locations they have selected for their split headquarters; Long Island City, New York and Crystal City, Virginia. The two locations chosen were among 18 cities on the finalist list that included locations such as Los Angeles and Chicago. That list was...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 5:47pm

Leonard Library becomes lit landmark for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 75th anniversary

Seventy five years ago when A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was first published, the world was introduced to Francie Nolan, who visited Williamsburg’s Leonard Library and found that “from that time on, the world was hers for the reading.” Now, Leonard Library will be designated a...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 3:50pm

New Mueller indictments in Russia investigation are imminent: Report

New indictments in Robert Mueller's Russia investigation are expected imminently, perhaps as soon as this afternoon, CBS News reported this morning. “I’ve spoken with many sources with knowledge of the Special Counsel investigation, and we do expect new indictments to be coming as...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 3:13pm

It's Tony's Metro Magic time! Please donate to our 9th annual toy drive

As we enter the season of giving, Metro asks that you donate to Tony's Metro Magic annual holiday toy drive during the 2018 season to help underprivileged children in your community. To Donate In New York City CLICK HERE to be directed to a secure Target Wish List To Donate in Boston CLICK...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 1:49pm

It's OK that Amazon HQ2 won't be in Boston, experts say

The search for an Amazon HQ2 location is finally over, and though Boston was on the list of finalists, it didn’t win big. To some, though, that’s a good thing. “I feel just fine that we didn't get it,” said James Stockard, a Harvard lecturer on urban planning and an...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 1:21pm

New York City weather: wintry mix expected to make its debut this week

New York City weather could get wintry this week as cold weather and a late-week storm collide. Two storms are hitting the tri-state area this week as they move up the coast. The first storm causing a rainy Tuesday morning, with rainfall totals expected to range from 1 to 1.5 inches across the...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:49am

It’s Tony's Metro Magic time! Please donate to our 9th annual toy drive

As we enter the season of giving, Metro asks that you donate to Tony's Metro Magic annual holiday toy drive during the 2018 season to help underprivileged children in your community. To Donate In New York City CLICK HERE to be directed to a secure Target Wish List To Donate In Boston CLICK...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 9:32pm

Allentown Diocese sued over decades-old sex abuse

A 29-year-old man filed a lawsuit saying that he was sexually abused by former priest Bruno Tucci over several months, at ages 10 to 12, while serving as an altar boy at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Allentown – years after Tucci had previously been outed as a predator to church leadership. The...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 5:27pm

Not all Merrimack Valley residents impressed by holiday meal offered by Columbia Gas

Columbia Gas is offering 20,000 Thanksgiving meals to those affected by the Merrimack Valley gas explosions, but some residents who haven’t yet been able to return to their homes are disappointed by what they say is a “too little, too late” gesture. Residents of Andover, North...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 5:08pm

Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and other Marvel superheroes, dead at 95

Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, his daughter said on Monday. As a writer and editor, Lee was key to the...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 2:50pm

Celebrity deaths 2018: All the stars we lost too soon

The year is still young but the list of celebrity deaths 2018 just gets longer. Losing beloved celebrities is something we have to endure every year, and 2018 is no exception. The best we can hope for is that those that we lose too soon are able to pass away at a rich, old age, surrounded by...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 2:46pm

Two nor'easters to bring wet Boston weather this week

Boston weather will remain unpleasant this week as two nor’easters make their way to the New England area. Two coastal storms are expected to bring “potentially damaging winds” and heavy rain to the Boston area, and potentially some mixed precipitation or snow in the Berkshires...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 1:12pm

Vets, active military can now get discounted Citi Bike membership

New York troops can now get a discounted Citi Bike membership, allowing them to use the bike share service for a lower cost beginning this Veterans Day. Citi Bike teamed up with the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services for the offer, which provides a $35 discount on a Citi Bike...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 12:27pm

President Trump denies knowing Acting AG Matt Whitaker despite meeting him a dozen times

Today President Trump said he didn't know his increasingly controversial Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, even though they've met more than a dozen times. On Wednesday, Trump forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with Whitaker, who was formerly Sessions'...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 8:12pm

Accused U.S. mail bomber could face life in prison with new charges

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York federal prosecutors on Friday brought new charges against Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man accused of mailing bombs to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald Trump. In an indictment filed in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

After 2018 midterms, House has high number of veterans in freshman class

Max Rose’s midterm election win flipped New York’s 11th Congressional district, a previously-Republican held House seat, to Democrat, but that’s not the only reason his run was notable. Rose is a veteran, specifically of the war in Afghanistan, making him the first post-9/11...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 4:50pm

Christine Blasey Ford has had to move four times, can't go back to work

Six weeks after making sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford has had to move her family four times because of death threats and hasn't been able to return to work, new reports say. "Justice Kavanaugh ascended to the Supreme Court,...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 3:17pm