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Trump says he misspoke in Helsinki, now accepts U.S. intelligence on Russian meddling

Just one day after saying he doesn't believe Russia interfered with the 2016 U.S. elections, U.S. President Donald Trump back-peddled on his support of Vladimir Putin, now saying that he misspoke and accepts the American intelligence community's conclusions on Russian meddling. ...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 3:17pm

How fast can a dog die in a hot car? Way faster than you think

How fast can a dog die in a hot car? It’s unfortunately a question we have to know the answer to during the scorching summer months — and the reality is that it doesn’t take long. It’s certainly much less than seven hours. An Alabama woman was charged with animal cruelty in...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:19pm

Walking Dead cast criticized for seeking money for injured crew member's medical bills

After April’s battle-filled season 8 finale, everyone’s predicting that AMC’s The Walking Dead season 9 will hit TV screens this coming October. And most of The Walking Dead cast will reportedly return for this post-All Out War season, including Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Andrew...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:02pm

Was Putin in the KGB?

After President Trump's meeting in Helsinki with Russian president Vladimir Putin, many analysts pointed to Putin's background in Russian intelligence as a reason why he was able to gain the upper hand on Trump. Was Putin, in fact, once a spy for Russia? Was Putin in the KGB? Was Putin in...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:01pm

DMV launches REAL ID awareness campaign across New York state

Do you have your New York REAL ID yet? New Yorkers and others across the country have been hearing about REAL ID for a while, but many may still not be clear on what exactly it is or what they need to do to get one. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles earlier this month launched a...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:37pm

Queen Elizabeth owns how many swans? Annual count gets underway

CHERTSEY, England (Reuters) - An 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:15pm

Gamergate forum 'infested with racism and sexism' back up after shutdown

Reddit's primary hangout for Gamergaters was briefly shut down Friday by its creator, who called it a "cancerous growth" and said it had become "infested with racism and sexism." (Don't know what Gamergate is? We'll get to that.) The subreddit /r/kotakuinaction went...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:47am

IKEA alternatives with affordable furniture for small spaces

Furnishing a small apartment is a double challenge: First, finding stuff that'll fit; second, finding pieces that are affordable but don't look like they're fated to end up in a dorm dumpster. For decades, the default solution was IKEA. And although the Swedish superchain remains...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:42am

Today is World Emoji Day. But who created emoji?

Today, July 17, marks World Emoji Day around the globe — i.e. an unofficial (yet totally legitimate) time of emoticon celebration. But, who exactly created emoji? Who created emoji? There’s an emoji for everything nowadays. Sad? Confused? Overjoyed? Annoyed? Ready to party? Just happy...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:01am

MAP: Timeline of mass shootings in the US since 2000

UPDATED May 18, 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 rifles....

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:15am

Here are the Whole Foods deals for Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day isn’t just for great deals on electronics and apparel. Prime members can take advantage of Whole Foods discounts during of Amazon Prime Day  Since Amazon bought Whole Foods Markt for $13.7 billion, the company has been rolling out special benefits for Prime members...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:21pm

Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Here's what Bruce Willis thinks

Holidays are notoriously terrible, at least the ones that require you to be around extended family. You already know to avoid politics. But this year there might be a new debate raging around the holiday table — or at least a new version of a very old debate. Is Die Hard a Christmas...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:13pm

The Foreman Forecast: The New, New World Order

Forget the Cold War, the decades of spying, and the Kremlin’s demonizing of America. Put aside Russia’s long history of invading neighboring countries, backing totalitarian regimes, and murdering political foes or shipping them off to starve and freeze in Siberia. Just shove all that to...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 4:34pm

Double down on the carbs with IHOP's 60 cent pancakes

Despite the IHOb fiasco, we still love this chain for their enormous slacks of fluffy pancakes. The name has been rightfully changed back just in time for the IHOP anniversary 2018. Though we’ll admit the burgers they launched look appealing, this unofficial holiday is all about those fluffy...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 4:17pm

Don't spend all your money on Amazon, Target is having its own massive sale

Everyone’s buzzing about Amazon Prime Day and the deals Prime members will score on everything from electronics to those organic snacks you love at Whole Foods, but this year Target’s looking to compete with the online retailer. Not content to rollover and let you spend all your money...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 3:53pm

Early voting in Boston announced for Massachusetts November 2018 election

Are you eager to vote in the Massachusetts election this November? You're in luck — Boston will offer early voting this year, Mayor Marty Walsh announced on Monday. The Massachusetts ballot questions have been finalized, so residents just need to know when and where to vote. Early...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 3:40pm

Massachusetts police officer, bystander shot dead with officer's pistol

Officials on Monday prepared to charge a hospitalized Massachusetts man accused of killing a Boston-area police officer and a bystander on Sunday with the officer’s pistol before being shot by police. The 20-year-old man was arrested early Sunday after police in Weymouth, Massachusetts,...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:40pm

Mass. leads nation in reducing number of opioid prescriptions: Report

The opioid epidemic in Massachusetts has been one of the worst in the country. In 2016, the rate of opioid overdose deaths here was 29.7 per 100,000 residents, compared to the national rate of 13.3. Hopefully, though, there is relief on the way. Doctors in Massachusetts are leading the country in...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:31pm

Depression during pregnancy may affect more millennial women than previous generation

Every pregnant woman hopes nine months will go swimmingly — with as little stress and complications as possible. However, around 14 to 23 percent of pregnant women experience depression during pregnancy, or prenatal depression, according to the American College of Obstetricians and...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:02pm

Where are NYC cooling centers?

July came in with a bang of heat, and after a few days of reasonably mild weather New York City is once again facing a heat advisory thanks to soaring temperatures and poor air quality. City officials on Monday warned New Yorkers to stay safe and avoid the heat by taking shelter in one of many NYC...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 1:47pm