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Trump bombed Syria to validate tweets, officials confirm

Reports indicate that the trilateral airstrikes on Syria may not achieve their stated goal: To hobble Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's ability to manufacture chemical weapons. But it may still be mission accomplished as far as the Trump administration is concerned. This week, officials said...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 5:07pm

The best lobster roll in Boston that you can get delivered

People are funny. They say they want one thing and do another, kind of like how if people see a salad offered as a side option on a menu, they’re more likely to order fries because they feel sort of virtuous for even considering the salad. (Yeah, it’s science, guys. They have you...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 4:55pm

Who is following me on Facebook?

Facebook has many ways you can connect with friends and family and keep up with the latest news from media companies and brands. If you're the kind of person who's active on Facebook and receive a lot of notifications, you may have missed that one that let you know that someone is following...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 4:49pm

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...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:22pm

What time does the Westworld season 2 premiere start?

If you thought the only chaos going on in this hit HBO show the unclear line between who’s host and who’s human, just wait for what’s to come. That’s because the newest installment will make the first look like "a genteel kitchen drama,” according to co-creators...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:17pm

Boston may be top Amazon HQ2 contender, but do residents want it here?

Boston may be a top choice for HQ2, but do residents really want Boston to be the tech giant’s new second home? Boston and the Washington, D.C. metro area are the “most likely candidates” for the second headquarters, according to a new report by The Conference Board, a business...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:16pm

The fifth season of 'Jane the Virgin' will be its last

In March, series star and co-executive producer Gina Rodriguez hinted that Jane the Virgin season 5 would be the last. At the Women to Watch day of panels from Create & Cultivate and Fossil in Austin, Texas, Rodriguez talked directing a pivotal season 4 episode, saying “When it came to...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:20pm

Where is pot legal?

There has been a recent push to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use around the country, as we're sure you know. Several states already have laws in place that allow the use of marijuana, while others may have laws in place where it can only be used for medical purposes. But,...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:07pm

Shopping at Target? You don't even need to get out of your car

Target (aka "TarJay") announced on Tuesday they are expanding their Target Drive Up service launched in the Minneapolis-area last fall to 270 stores throughout the South and Southeast. Our Drive Up service is the fastest way to get your Target Run done—and it's now available...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:48pm

Parents of Saheed Vassell demand action on day of his funeral

The parents of Saheed Vassell, the Brooklyn man shot and killed by police in early April, spoke out on Friday about the death of their son and their demand for action from officials. Vassell, 34, who was mentally ill, was fatally shot on April 4 in Crown Heights by NYPD officers who believed he...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:38pm

Real-time train predictions will be more accurate, MBTA says

The MBTA said it has improved its subway arrival prediction times, so you can plan your trips with MBTA.com and some smartphone apps with more confidence. This improvement to the MBTA’s real-time information follows an announcement in March the transit authority made concerning its...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:04pm

Is Fear the Walking Dead on Netflix?

The newest season kicked off it all its action-filled glory this past weekend, but wait — you’ve forgot some plot points of the last three seasons. Before you get too deep into Fear the Walking Dead season 4, you want to make sure you understand everything that’s going on and...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:33am

Central Park to be car free starting this summer: Mayor

Cars will be banned from Central Park beginning this June, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. The park will become completely car-free 24/7, 365 days a year starting on June 27, the city said in a statement, which is the day after public school classes end and the first day that outdoor...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:27am

You think you know until you don't: What color are tennis balls?

There are some things we’re just certain of. The sky is blue, the grass is green, tennis balls are yellow. But then again, what if what we thought we knew was in question? Think about it: what color are tennis balls, really? Some, like myself, consider them to be yellow. Others say they...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:38am

What time does the National School Walkout start today?

It’s April 20, 1999. Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, shoot up Columbine High School, killing 12 students and a teacher within about 40 minutes. They then kill themselves. Today, students across the nation will stage a walkout in honor of the 13 lives lost that day. And exactly what...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:14am

All the ways to watch Altered Carbon

Looking to watch Altered Carbon? Based on the cyberpunk noir novel of the same name, penned by Richard K. Morgan, the first season of the Netflix series covered murder, love, sex and betrayal — 300 years into the future. In the series, society has been transformed by a new technology where...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 9:26am

Horses throw toads to win quirky British pub championship

LONDON (Reuters) - With the final brass "toad" nestled at the bottom of the hole, team members from the Black Horse club jumped in the air to chest bump after becoming world champions at one of Britain's more obscure pub games. Toad, which is said to have...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 5:10am

Can you give pot to your pups? All about the CBD supplements for your dogs

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana. In simple terms, it’s the part of the plant that doesn’t get you high — and it's proven to have medicinal effects on consumers, treating pain and anxiety, reducing inflammation and even controlling...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:09pm

Does Puerto Rico have power?

Does Puerto Rico have power? We don't blame you if you can't keep track of the answer. On Thursday, power was restored to approximately 1 million homes and businesses in Puerto Rico after the island experienced an outage Wednesday morning. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 5:48pm

Greg Pence, Mike Pence's brother, is running for Congress. Here's what you need to know

Vice President Mike Pence's big brother Greg Pence wants to follow his little bro to Washington. The Indiana businessman and former Marine is running for the U.S. House seat from Indiana's District 6, the one held by Mike Pence for 12 years before he became governor. Here's what you...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 5:42pm