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More than 500,000 Massachusetts residents voted early in midterm election

Election Day is Tuesday, but thanks to early voting in Massachusetts, 584,000 residents have already cast their ballots according to Secretary of State William Galvin, providing clues to the expected total voter turnout this year.  That early voter turnout is less than the 2016 election,...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 1:23pm

Hacked Washington Examiner Twitter account says Trump 'is going to hell'

Early Monday morning, the Washington Examiner tweeted out an anti-Trump message to its 140,000 followers. "Trump is going to hell. Anyone who ever read the bible can tell you where it stands on rich adulterers," the news outlet posted online at approximately 5:13 a.m. ET, according to...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:24am

Rotten shark made you queasy? A vomit bag for every guest at the Disgusting Food Museum

MALMO, Sweden (Reuters) - The dead mouse in the Chinese wine sure looks nasty, and the maggots in the cheese tend to put people off. But nothing is more horrible to an unaccustomed palate than the Icelandic fermented shark. It's the...

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 6:45am

The foreman forecast: Waving goodbye?

Only a few short months ago, Democratic leaders were practically scaling the spires of D.C., scanning the horizon, and shouting about the coming Blue Wave. As they and a good many political pundits saw it, President Donald Trump had spurred such fury in the populace, anti-Trumpers would flood the...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 4:11pm

NYPD searching for man who wrote anti-Semitic graffiti at Brooklyn temple ahead of Ilana Glazer event

Police are searching for a man who wrote anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls of Union Temple of Brooklyn Thursday night, ahead of an event hosted by Broad City star, Ilana Glazer. Glazer was scheduled to host a Generator Collective event at the Brooklyn synagogue, located at 17 Eastern Parkway, on...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 3:51pm

Saudi sisters likely entered Hudson River alive: NYPD

The Saudi sisters whose bodies were recently found on the bank of the Hudson River likely entered the water alive, according to police. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea shared more details from the investigation into the deaths of Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, at a press...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 3:25pm

Massachusetts Election Day 2018 guide: Everything to know about voting in the midterms

Are you ready for Election Day 2018 in Massachusetts? If you didn’t vote early and aren’t sending in an absentee ballot, you’ll have to head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to cast your vote in the midterms.  Eyes are on the 2018 midterm elections all across the country, and...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 12:43pm

Obamas acquire rights to book about Trump administration

As part of their long-term deal with Netflix, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have bought the rights to a book detailing the chaos within the Trump administration, Slate reports. Published in October, "The Fifth Risk" was written by Michael Lewis,...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 12:20am

President Trump: 'When I can, I tell the truth'

Six weeks after the Washington Post's fact-checkers reported he has lied more than 5,000 times in office, President Trump said, "I always try to tell the truth." He was talking to ABC News, responding to video of the 2016 campaign in which he said, "In this journey, I will never...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 11:05pm

Trump is repeating the conspiracy theories of the Pittsburgh shooter

During last-minute campaigning for the midterms, President Trump is repeating the same xenophobic conspiracy theories held by the man suspected of shooting 11 people to death in a Pittsburgh synagogue last week. On Wednesday, Trump released a campaign ad that has been condemned as unabashedly...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 10:31pm

New York City Marathon app's new feature will change how you cheer on runners

Running is a pretty low-tech sport — all you need are some shoes and a path — but the New York City Marathon is changing that. It wants to be the most technologically advanced race in the world, officials say, to benefit both participators in the grueling sport and those who just want...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 5:11pm

Which political tribe do you belong to?

The U.S. midterm elections are coming up and it could easily be assumed that most Americans will vote strictly down party lines: Democratic or Repubican. According to a new study, it’s not that simple. Hidden Tribes, a recent study by More in Common, studies the underlying beliefs that drive...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 4:47pm

Honoring the memory of Parkland shooting victim, Joaquin Oliver, his parents unveil billboard in Boston

Parents of Parkland shooting victim Joaquin Oliver along with gun control activists and local politicians unveiled a billboard in Boston comparing Massachusetts’s strong gun laws to those in Florida, calling for gun reform across the country. “If I had attended high school in...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 12:43pm

Minister who blessed Gov. Baker, 9 others arrested in prostitution sting

A minister who blessed Gov. Charlie Baker shortly after his election was one of 10 people arraigned Wednesday on charges related to an online prostitution ring. Ten men in total were arrested Tuesday and charged with paying for sex during an operation conducted by the Boston Police Human...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 9:22am

These are the first things Democrats will do if they win the House

In the first 30 days of the new Congressional session, Democrats plan to address campaign-finance reform, prescription drug prices and infrastructure if they take back the House in next week's midterm elections, party leaders say. In an interview with the New York Times, House minority...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 9:30pm

Mueller may have subpoenaed Trump in Russia probe, expert says

Special counsel Robert Mueller may have secretly subpoenaed President Trump to appear before a grand jury in the Russia investigation, a former White House attorney says, pointing to a mysterious sealed filing that has been winding its way through the courts. In Politico today, Nelson W....

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 8:12pm

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2018 Red Sox World Series parade

Were you at the Red Sox World Series parade on Wednesday? Whether you stood among the thousands in the crowd or watched what you could online, it’s worth reliving the experience. Tens of thousands of fans flooded Boston streets on Wednesday to celebrate the Red Sox 9th World Series win with...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 5:29pm

Lyft to offer 50 percent off rides to polls on Election Day

In 2016, Lyft gave discounted rides to select markets on Election Day. The goal? Get more people to vote. This year's midterm elections (Election Day 2018) are coming up fast, and another Lyft discount will be at voters' disposal. Earlier this year, if you recall, Lyft gave free rides to...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 5:26pm

Black students at NYC schools get longer suspensions for same behaviors: Report

Dozens of New York City Council members are demanding NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio take action against racial inequalities in school disciplines after a report found that black student receive longer suspensions than other students for the same behaviors....

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 5:08pm

Midterm elections: What drives voters to the polls?

With less than one week to go before the U.S. midterm elections, voter enthusiasm is at its highest level during any midterm in nearly five decades. According to a recent study by Michael McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida who studies voter turnout, 45- 50 percent of eligible...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 5:02pm