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Trump tax cuts will stimulate the economy, but concerns persist

Love him or hate him, President Donald Trump held true to his campaign promise of cutting taxes. Plenty of working Americans will get more money back in their tax returns in 2017, partly thanks to a reduction of the tax withholding rate, and significantly lower tax rates taking effect this year...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 8:19am

How to get your hands on a copy of the James Comey book tomorrow

The much-talked-about James Comey book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," has made major headlines leading up to its release tomorrow, April 17. In The New York Times’ review of the book, critic Michiko Kakutani states that it "underscores just how outside...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:31pm

As affair saga unfolds, Trump calls Melania his 'rock and foundation' in birthday email

As the circus surrounding Donald Trump's alleged affair with Stormy Daniels continues to unfold, Trump called first lady Melania Trump his "rock and foundation" and asked for signatures on her birthday card. On Sunday, the Trump Make America Great Again Committee sent an email to...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:30pm

Cambridge police investigating after officer hit black Harvard student

A video of a Cambridge Police Officer punching a black Harvard student while he was physically restrained has prompted an investigation, the result of which will be made public, Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern assured. Cambridge Police officers responded on Friday night to multiple 911 calls...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:15pm

What does 420 mean, and why do stoners love it?

Why do people assign numbers to certain concepts? The numbers 666 are always used to reference the devil from the Book of Revelations. Or, you know, anything relating to heavy metal. Cranky wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin used to follow his trash talking screeds citing his own scripture of kickass...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 4:48pm

This Republican billionaire using his tax breaks to fund Democrats

Boston billionaire Seth Klarman, who previously supported Republicans, will be using his windfall from the GOP tax-cut plan to fund Democratic candidates. “The Republicans in Congress have failed to hold the president accountable and have abandoned their historic beliefs and values,”...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 4:41pm

How to file taxes for free — even at the last minute

You’re in panic mode. Tax Day 2018 is basically here already and you’re nowhere close to hitting send on those tax forms. In fact, you haven’t even started. Instead of dwelling on how you should have taken care of it a month ago — life happens, give yourself a break —...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 4:29pm

The best signs from the Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon kicked off this morning and, well, the conditions weren’t ideal: heavy rain, winds up to 25 mph and the coldest start in three decades. But that didn’t stop the marathoners from taking on 26.2 miles stride by stride or their supporters, whether indoors or out, from...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 3:04pm

NYC will now house inmates according to gender identity

New York City’s Department of Corrections will now house incarcerated individuals based on the gender they identify as, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. The DOC is also working with the NYC Commission on Human Rights in order to maintain the Transgender Housing Unit as an additional...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

Muslims for Life blood drive commemorates Boston Marathon bombing victims

It’s been five years since the Boston Marathon bombings, and a local group continues to host a blood drive in honor of those affected. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Boston Chapter will host its fifth annual “Muslims for Life” blood drive at Boston City Hall on Wednesday, April...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 2:39pm

More than 200 million eggs have been recalled due to salmonella scare

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an egg recall because of a recent salmonella contamination scare.  More than 200 million eggs are being recalled over recent concerns over a salmonella contamination that has spread across nine states. According to the Food and Drug...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 1:10pm

How long is a tax extension?

April 15 (or April 17 as it so happens this year) is out of the question. Your taxes simply aren’t going to get done. There’s no point in beating yourself up about it; sometimes life just gets in the way, even when it comes to important things like filing your taxes. That’s why...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:56am

The fifth season of 'Jane the Virgin' will be its last

In March, series star and co-executive producer Gina Rodriguez hinted that Jane the Virgin season 5 would be the last. At the Women to Watch day of panels from Create & Cultivate and Fossil in Austin, Texas, Rodriguez talked directing a pivotal season 4 episode, saying “When it came to...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:35am

Sarah Sanders forced to clarify misleading tweet about Syria air strike

On Friday night, less than a week after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected poison gas attack took dozens of lives in Douma, the U.S. — along with British and French allies — launched a missile strike against the country’s chemical weapons facilities. While Trump...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:17am

UPDATE: Does Negan die in The Walking Dead?

It’s not long until you’re going to get launched back into all out war with the midseason premiere of AMC’s hit post-apocalyptic show. And though you’ve ridden out some big baddies with your favorite characters through multiple seasons, Negan takes the cake for being the...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 10:21am

93K small businesses benefited from NYC's Business Improvement Districts: Report

New York City has been making an effort to help small businesses — more than 93,000 of them, according to a new report. The city’s Department of Small Business Services released on Monday a report looking at the success of Business Improvement Districts, or BIDs, in boosting areas in...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:03am

When does Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, season 4 premiere?

When is Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 4's scheduled release date? The Netflix series follows Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper), who continues to adjust to the 21st century and learn more about herself after spending 15 years in an underground bunker as part of a doomsday cult. But it’s...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 5:29pm

Attention Gmail users: your emails might 'self-destruct' soon

Word spread this week that Google is working on a new version of Gmail for the web. This improved design includes the addition of features that are already available in the Gmail Inbox app, such as "snooze" (which lets you temporarily hold off certain emails until you’re ready to...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 5:20pm

All the ways to Watch Big Little Lies online

How can you watch Big Little Lies online? The HBO show started out as a miniseries, and was so critically lauded that HBO commissioned a second season. The rich lady thriller looks at the lives of a handful of women in Monterey — Madeline Martha Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon); Celeste Wright...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 4:54pm

This device can open any locked iPhone and some police departments are using it

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are using a tool called GrayKey to unlock iPhones and assist with criminal investigations. According to a recent Motherboard investigation, several local and regional police forces including the Maryland State Police and Indiana State Police departments...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 4:05pm