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Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to crunch waste

By Thomas Suen and Ryan Woo JINAN, China (Reuters) - In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as they devour food scraps by the tonne in a novel form of urban waste disposal...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 11:00am

Firefighters to the rescue after German chocolate factory spill

BERLIN (Reuters) - Firefighters in the town of Werl in western Germany tackled an unusual emergency late on Monday when a tank at a local firm making liquid chocolate overflowed and poured out onto a street. "About a ton of chocolate ran out into the...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 9:46pm

Curry signals willingness to meet with NASA over Moon landing doubts

By Rory Carroll (Reuters) - Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry on Tuesday signaled that he is willing to take NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab in Houston after his pronouncement this week that he does not believe humans ever walked on the Moon...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 9:45pm

Personal injury lawyers see potential issues with legal electric scooters

As electric scooters have popped up in cities across the country, so have stories about e-scooter accidents, and that means personal injury lawyers are paying close attention to the new transportation trend. Electric scooters are currently illegal in New York (both city and state), but city...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

Brooklyn judge orders Jazmine Headley released from Rikers

Jazmine Headley, the Brooklyn mom who was seen in the video with NYPD officers who pulled her 1-year-old child out of her hands, will be released from Rikers Island on Tuesday, according to her attorneys. Lisa Schreibersdorf, executive director of Brooklyn Defender Services, appeared in court...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 4:57pm

NYC Council Progressive Caucus planning rally for Jazmine Headley

The Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council is planning a rally Tuesday afternoon at City Hall for Jazmine Headley, the woman seen in a now viral video lying on the floor as NYPD officers rip her 1-year-old child from her arms. Headley, 23, was at a Boerum Hill Human Resources...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:05am

Luis Ramirez out after just over a year as MBTA General Manager

After just more than one year managing the MBTA, Luis Ramirez is leaving the transit agency, and Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said Tuesday she has chosen MBTA control board member Steve Poftak to take over in the new year. Pollack said Poftak will start as MBTA general manager on Jan...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:00am

10 finalists for TIME Person of the Year 2018

TIME Person of the Year 2018 will be named tomorrow, December 11. The magazine has given out a title of this caliber since 1928 when it dubbed American aviator Charles Augustus Lindbergh as 1927 "Man of the Year." Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, became the first "Woman of...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 10:41am

Monkeys run amok in India's corridors of power

By Malini Menon and Sunil Kataria NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's government faces a tough re-election battle next year but first it must deal with an opponent as wily as any political rival, troops of monkeys that have become a big threat around its offices in New Delhi....

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 8:45am

Columbia University student seen on video yelling white supremacist language at students of color

A Columbia University student was seen on video filmed early Sunday morning approaching a group of students of color and yelling, ‘White people are the best thing to ever happen to the world,” and “We invented the modern world.” The student has been identified by the...

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 4:06pm

Amazon protest planned ahead of first City Council hearing on HQ2 in Queens

Activists will take to the streets Wednesday morning for another Amazon protest ahead of the New York City Council’s first of three hearings on Amazon HQ2 in Queens. Called the “Rally to stop the Amazon #HQ2Scam,” the protest is organized by NYC Democratic Socialists of America...

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 2:27pm

Website aims to educate NYers about the right to free admission to the Met

A new website aims to educate New Yorkers about their right to free admission to the Met and other New York City museums. New Yorkers know that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a “pay-what-you-wish” rule for state residents, but is that really a fair wording of their rights? To Pat...

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 11:30am

Trump tariffs push U.S. trade deficit to 10-year high

President Trump's tariffs, which have sparked a trade war he said would reduce the U.S. trade deficit, have expanded it instead — to the highest level in a decade. On Thursday, the Commerce Department reported that the country's trade deficit had hit a 10-year high at $55.5 billion....

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 11:00pm

Pelosi: Funding for 'immoral, ineffective' border wall off the table

Nancy Pelosi, presumptive Speaker of the House in January, says President Trump can forget about funding his long-promised border wall. Trump has threatened to shut down the government on Dec. 21 if Democrats don't assent to $5 billion in funding for the wall. A year-end spending deal that...

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 9:38pm

N.Y. federal prosecutors seek prison for former Trump lawyer Cohen

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Friday asked a judge to sentence Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, to a "substantial term of imprisonment" for paying an adult film star hush money on Trump's behalf and evading taxes. Cohen, who has been...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 4:56pm

Infant ibuprofen sold in Walmart, CVS recalled

Tris Pharma Inc, a New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company, issued a liquid infant ibuprofen recall due to possible increased levels of the drug, which could cause adverse effects. The infant ibuprofen recall applies to three batches of Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 3:13pm

Revolutionary Clinics dispensary debuts cannabis coffee pods

In the budding marijuana industry, people are finding more ways to consume cannabis, from the traditional toke to a THC-infused frozen pizza. Now, Revolutionary Clinics, a dispensary in Cambridge and Somerville, has another option: cannabis coffee, apple cider and more brew-at-home beverages....

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 2:49pm

Brooklyn Historical Society oral history project sheds light on Muslims in BK

If you asked a New Yorker what a Brooklynite looks like, they could give you a million different answers. The same goes for the question of what a Muslim in Brooklyn looks like, and the Brooklyn Historical Society has multiple examples at the ready. A new oral history called Muslims in Brooklyn is...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 2:24pm

Why you should throw away all romaine lettuce right now

Updated on December 7, 2018: Yesterday, the CDC issued another update on the outbreak of E. coli in romaine.  A notice reads as follows: "CDC continues to advise that U.S. consumers not eat and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any romaine lettuce harvested from the Central...

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:37am

Big updates expected Friday in Mueller probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to file updates Friday on two major figures in the Russia investigation, which could provide new information on the direction of the probe. Friday is the deadline for Mueller to detail why he has asked a judge to cancel the plea deal the government struck...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:20pm