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NYC expands election day interpretation services at 100 polling sites

Election Day 2018 is around the corner, and before New Yorkers head to the polls, officials are enacting efforts to make voting easier for limited English speaking voters. Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council announced on Monday that the administration will provide interpretation...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4:35pm

Giuliani made secret trips to Russia, Ukraine, Armenia: report

Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's lawyer and longtime adviser, has made trips to Russia, Ukraine and Armenia that have increased in frequency since Trump's election and haven't been fully explained, a new report says. According to WNYC, the former New York City mayor has frequently...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4:19pm

Paper clip used to reset device likely caused body camera explosion: NYPD

Officials believe that an NYPD body camera exploded earlier this month because of damage caused by the process of resetting the camera with a paper clip, according to an independent forensic report. NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Information Technology Jessica Tisch released the findings at an...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4:09pm

NYPD investigating death of Saudi sisters found together in the Hudson River

The New York Police Department continues to investigate the deaths of two sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies were found washed up along the Hudson River near the Upper West Side on Oct. 24. The sisters, who have been identified as Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were reported missing...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 3:49pm

Plot to fake sexual harassment claims against Robert Mueller reported

The FBI is investigating an apparent scheme to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller with false sexual harassment claims, a new report says. Two women say they were offered money to make the claims, according to a report in The Atlantic on Tuesday. Both say they were approached by a company...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:40pm

Support for Massachusetts ballot Question 1 dropping as election looms: poll

Election Day is around the corner, and Massachusetts voters are still mulling over ballot Question 1. A new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll shows that voter support for Question 1 has flipped as Election Day looms, with a majority of voters now leaning toward “no” on the ballot...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 4:54pm

What is birthright citizenship?

In a new interview with Axios, President Trump said that he planned to revoke birthright citizenship by executive order. His declaration raised a chorus of objections from both Democrats and Republicans, with many saying the Constitution prevents the president from doing so. But what is birthright...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 4:40pm

What to know about the MBTA, parking restrictions for Red Sox World Series parade

Before you can celebrate at the Red Sox World Series parade on Wednesday, you’ll have to figure out how to get there, and officials are advising that you choose public transit over driving. Keolis, which operates the MBTA commuter rail, will increase train capacity and on-hand personnel on...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 3:05pm

Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger found dead in prison

James "Whitey" Bulger, who lived a double life as one of Boston's most notorious mobsters and as a secret FBI informant, was killed after being transferred to a federal prison in West Virginia, the Boston Globe reported on Tuesday, citing two unnamed officials. Bulger was 89 and...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 1:34pm

Did Hilary Duff have her baby?

Did Hilary Duff have her baby? Hilary Duff and boyfriend Matthew Koma announced they were expecting their first child together, a little girl, back in June. "Guess what guys! @matthewkoma and I made a little princess of our own and we couldn't be more excited!!!!!!" Duff, 31, ...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:00pm

Hillary Clinton says 'I'd like to be president', stoking buzz about 2020

During a talk on Friday, Hillary Clinton said, "I'd like to be president," reviving rumors that she would take a third run at the White House in 2020. At a public taping of the Recode Decode podcast in New York City, Clinton initially said "no" twice when asked if she...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:25pm

What to know about Massachusetts ballot question 2

Massachusetts voters have seen a lot of back and forth around the transgender rights and nurse staffing ballot questions, but they haven’t been inundated with ads supporting or opposing Question 2, which concerns campaign finance reform. Why? Well, there hasn’t been any spending on...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 5:07pm

PHOTOS: Boston takes to streets to celebrate 2018 Red Sox World Series win

The Boston Red Sox became World Series champions on Sunday night after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5 to 1 in Game Five of the best-of-seven series. The Red Sox World Series victory parade is scheduled for Wednesday, but Boston fans still took to the streets right after the win to celebrate....

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 1:21pm

Is Twitter getting rid of the 'like' button?

How do you use Twitter? Do you carefully craft 140 characters about how infuriating the morning traffic is? (Guilty.) Do you retweet like it's your job? Do you send messages to your local representative? Perhaps you use the like button more times than you can count. According to reports,...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 12:29pm

Ninth child dies in deadly viral outbreak in New Jersey

A ninth child died over the weekend in a deadly viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center where a total of 25 young patients with compromised immune systems have been confirmed with adenovirus infections, state health officials said. The death on Sunday at Wanaque Center for Nursing and...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 11:35am

2018 Red Sox World Series parade date, route

Cue the duck boats, because Boston is ready to celebrate with another Red Sox World Series parade. The Boston Red Sox are World Series champions once again after winning Game Five on Sunday night against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Now, the only concern fans have is when they can take to the...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 11:26am

Majority of millennials believe Trump encourages violence against journalists

According to a new poll, a majority of people under 35 believe President Trump encourages violence toward journalists. The NowThis/PredictWise survey was conducted five days after Trump praised Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) for physically assaulting a reporter who asked him a question about health...

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 3:28am

Asbestos imports up 2,000% after Trump deregulates cancer-causing material

As the Trump administration loosens regulations on the commercial use of asbestos, a building material linked to cancer and lung disease, federal data shows that asbestos imports soared 2,000% last summer. According to an analysis of the data conducted by the Asbestos Disease Awareness...

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 5:44pm

Bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc charged with five federal crimes

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Friday that Cesar Sayoc, the suspect in at least 13 suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats and others, is in the custody of the FBI and has been charged with five federal crimes. Sayoc faces up to 58 years in prison if found guilty, Sessions...

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 3:56pm

Two more bombs discovered: Booker, Clapper

Updated, 11:21 a.m.: Federal authorizes on Friday arrested a man in connection to several pipe bombs that were sent to high-profile Democrats who have been vocal critics of President Trump. “We can confirm one person is in custody,” Sarah Isgur Flores of the Department of Justice...

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:34am