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Trump again blames 'both sides' for Virginia violence

U.S. President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that not all of the facts were known yet about the aftermath of a white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent at the weekend and that both left- and right-wing groups used force. Trump, taking questions from reporters in the lobby of...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 5:12pm

Researchers pinpoint genes believed to cause the cancer John McCain is fighting

Your days are numbered, glioblastoma. At least that’s what a team of researchers from Yale hope happens as a results of their latest research. The team said they’ve identified specific genes and mutations that contribute to the growth and development of the aggressive — and...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 3:41pm

Robert Pattinson finally responds to Trump’s relationship advice, and now we're even more confused

The one thing that we all know about Donald Trump is that he was firmly Team Pattinson in the aftermath of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s very public break-up back in 2012. That, and he is currently the President of the United States. But before he became arguably the most divisive...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 3:30pm

Boston Holocaust Memorial vandalized for second time this summer

A teenage boy has been charged with willful and malicious destruction of property after allegedly vandalizing Boston’s New England Holocaust Memorial in the second such incident this summer. Boston police responded to a call concerning vandalism at the memorial around 6:30 p.m. Monday. The...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 2:15pm

Former GE exec named as head of MBTA

A former General Electric executive has been named the new general manager of the MBTA. Luis Ramirez, 50, has been tapped to lead the transit authority after a three-decade career in the business world, the MBTA announced Tuesday. Ramirez will officially replace Steve Poftak, who has been serving...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:57pm

Helen Mirren has no chill when talking Ivanka and Melania Trump

Helen Mirren has launched a scathing attack on both Ivanka Trump and Melania Trump, calling Donald Trump’s daughter a hollow and empty feminist while insisting that his wife should use her powerful position to keep the current President in check. Mirren, who turned 72 just last month,...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:45pm

Vigil planned at Holocaust Memorial Tuesday night following vandalism

After news that the New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized for the second time this summer, a group of young Jews and allies have planned a vigil at the downtown Boston site. IfNotNow Boston bills itself as a movement to end the American Jewish community’s support for the occupation...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:44pm

Four Teamsters in Boston acquitted of 'Top Chef' extortion plot

Four Teamsters union members in Boston were acquitted on Tuesday of charges they tried to extort jobs from a production company filming "Top Chef" in 2014 through thuggish tactics that included threatening host Padma Lakshmi. A federal jury in Boston found Daniel Redmond, John Fidler,...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:41pm

Justice Department demands information on anti-Trump protesters from DreamHost

A web-hosting platform is fighting a Justice Department search warrant that would turn over information on over a million activists who helped organize protests against President Donald Trump on Inauguration Day. It would mean giving the government 1.3 million IP addresses of visitors to the...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:39pm

Kim Kardashian has some backlash going for KKW Beauty, again

If Kim Kardashian thought that people weirdly accusing her of blackface in her KKW ads was bad, she probably wasn’t expecting this latest round of tomfoolery. The reality star has received flack from fans — and some beauty blogger named Jeffree Star— while showing off her new...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:18pm

Should you take vitamins and supplements at all? All signs point to no

The industry producing vitamins and supplements is a $37 billion dollar business powered, in part, by celebrities like Jennifer Aniston who gulp down vitamins by the handful. 'I've got a healthy bag of vitamins I take three times a day, like Viviscal and your basic omegas and vitamin C,...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 1:04pm

Oprah on why she never married Stedman: "We would not have stayed together"

Oprah Winfrey and her partner, Stedman Graham have been together for 31 years. That is approximately an infinite loop in celebrity years! But Winfrey admits that they have no plans on ever getting married, because they’re perfectly happy like, not being married. In the upcoming issue of...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 12:28pm

Here's Mindy Kaling saying words about her baby friend

Mindy Kaling is finally saying words about the baby inside of her! “The Mindy Project” actress finally confirms, out of her own lips, that she is indeed pregnant and that she’s “really excited” about it. “It’s so unknown to me,” she says. “I...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:09am

Amandla Stenberg learned about Trump’s election from a dude in a Nazi uniform

Amandla Stenberg — one of those teens I know I should be into, but I always forget — is saying some pretty sensible stuff in a new issue of Teen Vogue. The 18-year-old sat down with singer Janelle Monae to talk about racism, Trump and black girl magic, and y’all know I’m...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:30am

WATCH: Man attempts to burn police vehicles

The Philadelphia Police are seeking help from the public after a man allegedly attempted to burn law enforcement vehicles in a Streets Department garage in the city’s Kingsessing neighborhood. Police have shared the video in the hopes of finding out the identity of the man seen in the...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:02am

You are less likely to be bumped from your flight

Good news for travelers who fear missing a connecting flight or being the next David Dao, the United Airlines passenger that suffered a concussion and broken nose while being forcibly removed from an overbooked flight in April. Bumping passengers off flights has hit a 22-year low. According to an...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 7:07pm

Everything you need to know about Kenneth Frazier

Kenneth Frazier, the chairman and chief executive of U.S. drug maker Merck, resigned from President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council on Monday morning. Frazier, who is African-American, is the only CEO so far to leave one of Trump's advisory councils because of his reaction...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 6:36pm

Game Of Thrones fan insists Ned Stark is still alive — are they right?

Now that the end of Game Of Thrones is in sight, fans are angling more than ever for their favorite characters to somehow make a return — even if they’ve been dead for several seasons. Some viewers have gone to great lengths to create increasingly complicated theories for how...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 6:06pm

Trump protest NYC: Here's how to get involved

As Donald Trump returns to Trump Tower Monday for his first time since Inauguration Day, he’ll be greeted by thousands of protesters, angered by his refusal to denounce white supremacy and neo-Nazi movements in the wake of deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. As...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 5:50pm

6 GOP politicians trying to shield drivers who hit protesters

Last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, a 32-year-old woman was killed and 19 wounded when James Field, an avowed neo-Nazi, plowed his car into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally. Just as President Trump shielded white nationalists from specific criticism in his initial remarks about...

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 5:33pm