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Who is Lara Prychodko? Woman found dead in luxury Manhattan building trash compactor

Police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old woman who was found Wednesday afternoon inside of a trash compactor in a Manhattan apartment building. The woman, identified by NYPD as Lara Prychodko, was found at Zeckendorf Towers, located at 1 Irving Place near Union Square. Police responded...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 2:15pm

Trump claims the U.S. pays 90% of NATO costs. Here's what we actually pay

Today at the NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump repeated his frequent complaint that the United States pays an unreasonable percentage of NATO's expenses. At an unscheduled news conference, Trump said the U.S. pays "probably 90 percent of the costs of NATO." Is that true? Does...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 8:49am

Starbucks Happy Hour today is really keeping things cool

Today’s a great day. You’re already over the workweek hump, Friday is fully in sight, you can get Domino’s pizza half off for dinner and it’s Starbucks Happy Hour today. It’s hard to beat that deck. This summer is one for the books when it comes to food deals. Some of...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 8:13am

Is Brett Kavanaugh Catholic?

President Trump's nominee for the next Supreme Court justice, Brett Kavanaugh, will draw scrutiny from Congress and the press as he proceeds through the confirmation process. Currently a judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., Kavanaugh is an established conservative....

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 1:42am

Papa John's founder admits he said the n-word during business meeting

Entrepreneur John Schnatter is more known for his antics instead of his pizza these days — and it doesn’t look like that’ll change any time soon. The Papa John’s founder admitted Wednesday that he used a racial slur during a May conference call, according to Forbes. The...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 5:45pm

Boston City Council urges repeal of archaic Massachusetts abortion laws

After President Donald Trump announced his Supreme Court pick conservative Brett Kavanaugh, many across the country are wondering what this move could mean for Roe v. Wade. Now, Boston City Council is taking up the fight to scrap old Massachusetts abortion laws that criminalize the procedure to...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 5:01pm

PSA: You can now get Domino's pizza half off — but you have to act fast

The summer is utterly packed with food deals, and they just keep coming. Starbucks Happy Hour has been blessing us with half-priced caffeine once a week all summer long, there are Dunkin Donuts donut fries up for grabs for free and now you can get pizza for a delicious deal. We’re talking, of...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 4:50pm

What is the Vertical Diet, and should you give it a try?

Why is it that we treat diets like scarves when they’re really like jeans? There’s no one-size-fits-all diet. In fact, finding the right diet for you can be just as long of a process as finding the perfect pair of jeans because it’s all about what works best with your body. On...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 3:57pm

Attorneys from The Staircase, Making A Murderer coming to Boston

Netflix's hit documentary series The Staircase and Making A Murderer riveted true crime junkies and shed light on the flaws of the U.S. criminal justice system with the help of attorneys David Rudolf and Jerry Buting. Now, the high-profile lawyers are kicking off a national tour together, and...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 3:53pm

Will free speech get Michelle Carter off the hook?

“You can't think about it. You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don't get why you aren't.” That was just one of multiple such texts Michelle Carter, then 17, sent to her boyfriend Conrad Roy III in 2014. What was the action in question Roy had yet...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:12pm

Did Cardi B have her baby yet?

Cardi B fans have all been on baby bump watch for a while now. At this point you might even be compulsively checking your Instagram feed wondering, did Cardi B have her baby? After all, a social media announcement is pretty common now. (And, secretly, you wanted to be the first comment on the first...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 1:49pm

How much did the 2018 Boston Marathon raise for charity?

If you want to run in Boston, you either have to be a pretty great athlete that makes the race’s tough qualifying time, or you can run the Boston Marathon for charity. Each year, hundreds of runners fundraise for organizations like Dana Farber and the American Red Cross, and 2018, or 122nd...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:25pm

Caution, beachcombers! Dangerous clinging jellyfish sighted on Jersey Shore

They may look like harmless invertebrates, but there are some dangerous jellyfish that can hurt you — a lot. That includes the clinging jellyfish, a hydrozoan recently discovered for the first time in high numbers in Barnegat Bay. "Most things, the pain starts to subside after a while,...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:33am

When will The Handmaid's Tale season 2 finale be on Hulu?

This Hulu original grabbed viewers and hasn’t let go. We hope you’ve been keeping up with the series, otherwise you have a lot of streaming to do before The Handmaid's Tale season 2 episode 13, better known as The Handmaid's Tale season 2 finale, drops. The biggest question on...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:55am

Mass. House votes to hold sales tax holiday Aug. 11-12

The Massachusetts House approved an amendment to an economic development bill Tuesday that would establish the weekend of Aug. 11 and 12 as a sales tax-free weekend. "The sales tax holiday is something for one weekend that is good for retailers, it's good for Main Street merchants, it...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:49am

After Trump Supreme Court nom, what next? 'A free-for-all,’ law prof says

Minutes after President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court was announced on Monday night, the political hype machine started winding up. Strong opinions were trumpeted, both for and against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who was unknown to most Americans just days ago. “Judge...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 7:47pm

If Roe v Wade is overturned, here's what options women will still have

Anthony Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court has many worried about the future of Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that women have a constitutional right to abortion, and a return to the dark era that preceded it. Before Roe, women seeking an abortion often had to resort to back-alley...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 5:28pm

Experts say you sleep better in summer for these two reasons

Anyone could use some good sleep tips, especially in the heat of summer. According to data collected between 2016 and 2018 from the tracker and alarm clock app Sleep Cycle, people slumber better in the summer months compared to any other season — but it's not about the heat per say...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 5:25pm

People are super angry at Costco for ditching this food court staple

Grabbing a cheap lunch when you go to Costco is a tradition, but the warehouse chain is discontinuing one of the most popular lunch options. The Costco Polish dog and drink combo is no longer available for $1.50 — and to say people are upset is an understatement. "Costco is getting rid...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 4:18pm

When will Better Things season 2 be added to Hulu?

In case you haven’t seen the reviews, Better Things is one of the better things on TV right now. But you don’t have a cable subscription, so you weren’t able to catch this FX show last fall when it aired. Don’t worry, Hulu is bringing you Better Things season 2 so you can...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 3:45pm