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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suffers fall, fractures three ribs

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent liberal who at age 85 is the oldest U.S. Supreme Court justice, was hospitalized on Thursday after fracturing three ribs in a fall the night before at her office at the court, a court spokeswoman said. Ginsburg, appointed in 1993 by former President Bill Clinton as...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:26pm

Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for fractured ribs: Twitter offers support

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized Thursday morning for injuries sustained after falling in her office the night before. The 85-year-old Supreme Court justice fractured three ribs on her left side and was admitted to George Washington University Hospital for observation and treatment,...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:48pm

El Chapo goes from drugs to hugs

No love for El Chapo as a federal court judge in New York denied Joaquin Guzman's request to hug his wife before opening arguments in his drug trafficking trial next week. Since his extradiion to a US jail in January 2017, the Mexican drug lord has been in solitary confinement and unable to...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 2:50pm

MAP: Timeline of mass shootings in the US since 2000

UPDATED November 8, 2018 Horrific mass shootings like the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting put a renewed spotlight on gun violence, but dozens of American lives have been claimed in mass shootings since 2000, many of which involved the use of high-powered handguns and semiautomatic...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 11:07am

'Frog ladders' help critters escape death-trap drains

By Matthew Stock WARWICK, England (Reuters) - A small group of British conservationists are installing mesh- covered ladders in roadside drains to save...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 8:00am

What does a Democratic win in 2018 midterms mean for New York City?

New York City politics have long clashed with Albany, but the 2018 midterm election results may change that since Democrats have won control of the state senate for the first time in a decade. The city spends more in resources to Albany than it gets back, said Patrick Egan, a politics professor at...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:40pm

MIT study suggests beaming high-powered laser into space could attract alien life

Are aliens real? Harvard astronomers suggested a a recent unidentified object may have been an alien spacecraft investigating Earth, and now, an MIT study proposes using a high-powered laser as a “beacon” to attract alien life, if it does exist in our galaxy. The MIT research, recently...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 1:57pm

8 Female politicians who made history on midterm election night

One woman tells us that yesterday, for the 2018 midterm election, she voted because she wants to live in a world where her rights are taken seriously. That they're not just "heard, but represented" too. This year marked a record wave of females running for office, and after last...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 1:30pm

Woman charged in Park Slope crash found dead: NYPD

Dorothy Bruns, the driver charged in the March Park Slope crash in which two children were killed, has been found dead, according to NYPD. Police confirmed that Bruns, 44, was found unconscious in her Staten Island home on Monday. There were no obvious signs of trauma and EMS on scene pronounced...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 11:38am

PHOTOS: See Yes on 3 supporters react to historic transgender rights Question 3 win

Massachusetts has once again shown itself to be a leader in LGBTQ rights after residents voters overwhelmingly on Tuesday to uphold a transgender public accommodations law, barring discrimination on the basis of gender identity in places like bathrooms, restaurants and parks. Sixty eight percent...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:46am

Mass election results 2018: Voters strike down nurse ratios, uphold trans protections

Polls are closed in Massachusetts on Election Day 2018 and the election results are starting to trickle in. Here's what Massachusetts races have been called.  Question 1, concerning patient-to-nurse ratios, has been the most contested ballot question of the election, and Massachusetts...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 9:45am

Women put 'I Voted' stickers on Susan B. Anthony's grave in honor of Election Day

Merriam-Webster's 2017 word of the year was "feminism," and 2018 is being called the "year of the woman." Or, better yet, year of the women, since a record number of female candidates registered to run for office leading up to the midterm elections. But, until 1920, women...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:59pm

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt going to trial in custody case

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt return to court next month to resolve the custody issues surrounding their six children. A trial date in the estranged couple’s custody battle has been set for December 4, according to documents obtained by NBC News. The documents, which were filed in Los...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 6:12pm

Port Authority bus terminal bomber Akayed Ullah found guilty on all counts

Port Authority bomber Akayed Ullah was found guilty Tuesday on all counts of trying to blow himself up in a failed terror attack at one of New York City's busiest commuter hubs. Akayed Ullah, a 28-year-old Bangladeshi Brooklynite, now faces up to life in prison for the December 2017...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 4:26pm

Ballot scanners breaking at NYC polling locations, but don't leave without voting, officials say

Some New Yorkers heading to the polls this Election Day have had to deal with extra wait times due to broken ballot scanners, but city officials urge residents to stay in line to still cast their ballot in the midterms. New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said online that he’s...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 3:46pm

What time do the polls close? A guide by state

Today's midterm elections are expected to reach the highest voter participation in almost 50 years. And, if you didn't vote early this year, it's even easier to get to the polls with discounted rides from services like Uber and Lyft (AKA, there's no excuse to stay home). For...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 2:26pm

Bob Woodward on why Trump fans the flames of rage

If you haven’t noticed, voters on both sides of the aisle are pretty angry ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. Of course, those on the left are hoping to translate their anger with the current administration into a “blue wave,” but the right appears to be just as mad...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:08am

March For Our Lives members help, urge young adults to vote in midterms

Vikiana Petit-Homme really wishes she could vote. The high school senior is just 17 years old, so she’s not eligible to cast a ballot in the midterm elections — but she’s been working to make sure other young adults who can vote, do. Youth voter turnout has historically been low...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 5:05pm

Measles outbreaks on the rise in the U.S.

Right now, there’s an ongoing measles outbreak in Brooklyn, with seven cases cropping up last week, all of them in unvaccinated children (one too young to have been vaccinated). Last year saw Minnesota’s worst measles outbreak in decades, and earlier this year, there was an...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 4:50pm

Report: Mac Miller's official cause of death revealed

How did Mac Miller die? Since Miller's apparent overdose on September 7 (and autopsy one day later) the exact cause of death pended further investigation. After almost two months of this investigation, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner finally released the full...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 1:40pm