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Mass. man buries dog alive over new kitten

Any instance of animal cruelty is horrifying, but it's nearly impossible to fathom a dog buried alive. But a Whitinsville man was in court Tuesday on a charge of animal cruelty for allegedly burying his dog alive because the pet didn't get along with a new kitten. Richard Piquard, 24, was...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 2:53pm

Russia likely behind bizarre 'sonic attacks' on U.S. diplomats in Cuba, China

The mysterious "sonic attacks" that caused neurological damage in U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China, puzzling officials for months, were likely carried out by Russia. For 18 months beginning in late 2016, 26 diplomats living in U.N. housing in Havana reported nausea, headaches and hearing...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 2:39pm

UPDATE: Will there be a Designated Survivor season 3, or was it cancelled?

Is Designated Survivor over? Yes, the finale of the second season aired last night on ABC. But wait, you might be wondering, is there going to be a Designated Survivor season 3, or was Designated Survivor cancelled in the latest wave that cut down many people’s favorite shows? UPDATE: Netflix...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 1:03pm

Trump says the Ford Focus Active can be built in the US. But can it really?

In a tweet on Sunday, President Trump declared that the Ford Focus Active — a compact car that has been imported from China — can be made in the United States. Not so fast, Ford said. In the tweet, Trump touted the 25 percent tariff he has slapped on cars from China, claiming it had...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:55pm

Was Zumbo's Just Desserts cancelled, or will there be a season 2?

You probably know Zumbo’s Just Desserts as a fun, colorful baking competition that you streamed one weekend on Netflix. Sure, it’s been radio silence on the subject of Zumbo’s Just Desserts season 2, but that happens sometimes. In Australia it’s another story, however. The...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:50pm

Prepping for Hurricane Flo? Don’t forget a pet evacuation kit

As Accuweather forecasters expect Hurricane Flo is to “unleash catastrophic flooding” along the East Coast this week, tens of thousands of southern residents are facing mandatory evacuation orders. And since many other regions of the coast are bracing for the effects of Hurricane Flo,...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:48pm

Trump honors United 93 at 9/11 ceremony in Shanksville

On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, President Donald Trump visited the United 93 memorial in Shanksville, Penn. and delivered remarks honoring those who lost their lives that day. "On Sept. 11, 2001, a band of brave patriots turned the tide on our nations' enemies and joined the immortal...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:58am

Who is Manuel Miranda, and what does he have to do with the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation?

During confirmation hearings last week, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was asked about his relationship to former GOP Senate aide Manuel Miranda. Today on Slate, a lawyer wrote that because of his answer, Kavanaugh should not be confirmed to the Supreme Court, and in fact should be impeached...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 5:44pm

Are President Trump's tweets and calls for a boycott hurting Nike?

Last week, Nike unveiled an ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the erstwhile NFL player who popularized kneeling during the National Anthem to protest racism, and President Trump publicized a boycott of the company. "Just like the NFL, whose ratings have gone WAY DOWN, Nike is getting...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 4:52pm

We have the ultimate list of low calorie Starbucks drinks thanks to one barista

It’s no secret that we love Starbucks. We can’t get enough of their cash-saving promotion, Starbucks Happy Hour, that’s been going on all summer. We’re also the first in line for new Frappuccino flavors. But there’s no denying that ordering your cuppa can get confusing...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 4:40pm

New Shanksville memorial remembers 9/11 heroes who died fighting back

The nation will never forget the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that claimed some 3,000 lives and injured over 6,000 others, and now, 17 years later, the 9/11 memorial in Shanksville, Penn. has found a new way to pay tribute to those lost — the Tower of Voices. The new 93-...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 4:37pm

5 Things to know about former CBS Corp. head Les Moonves

Les Moonves has resigned from his role as Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of CBS Corporation, "effective immediately." Six different women, four of whom worked with him professionally, accused Moonves of sexual harassment in a New Yorker exposé published this past July. ...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 4:01pm

5 Things to know about Nia Franklin, the new Miss America

Miss America 2019 was crowned last night in Atlantic City. It was the first time in history that the annual competition, hosted this year by Carrie Ann Inaba and Ross Matthews, did not have a swimsuit portion. This 92nd Miss America title went to Nia Franklin, representing New York. Franklin, 25,...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:48pm

Hurricane Florence 2018: Everything you need to know

It looks like peak hurricane season won't bother with a soft launch this year: Hurricane Florence, already a Category 4 storm, is expected to hit the East Coast near the Carolinas late this week, the strongest storm to impact the area in three decades. With winds of over 130mph, Florence was...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 3:26pm

Starbucks Happy Hour this week is worth the wait

Pacing your week is a fine art. Front-load everything and you won’t have anything to pull you through the last few days of almost-weekend funk. It’s easiest to plan big things for Friday, but then you have to wait all week long for the start of the weekend to finally arrive. And, as you...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 2:54pm

What to know about the 2018 Sept. 11 memorial services in Boston

This year will mark the 17th anniversary of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and to honor the 2,996 people killed and more than 6,000 others injured, Boston will hold several Sept. 11 memorial services in and around the city. Early Tuesday morning, at 8:30 a.m., the first of the day'...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 1:59pm

When is the best time to get a flu shot this year?

It’s still technically summer, but the weather will soon change and usher in everyone’s favorite season. No, not fall: Flu season. We’re being a bit sarcastic, but flu season will soon be upon us — and if it’s anything like last year, we’re in for another...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:25pm

Rapper Mac Miller has died of a drug overdose

Some sad news today as TMZ has reported that the 26-year old rapper Mac Miller has died of an apparent drug overdose. Law enforcement officials found Miller in his San Fernando Valley home and pronounced him dead upon their arrival on the scene.  Rapper Mac Miller has died of an apparent drug...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 9:13pm

Boston Diner en Blanc takes over Boston City Hall Plaza on Sunday

For the past five years, sophisticated foodies have celebrated Boston Diner en Blanc with an elegant flash-mob style dinner party, and this year was no different. On Sunday night, nearly 1,400 diners all dressed in white headed to the top secret location, which ended up being Boston City Hall...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 7:24pm

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, September 7, 2018 - 5:00pm