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Mass. authorities seize 30 pounds of fentanyl from drug traffickers

State and local authorities have seized 77 pounds of narcotics — including heroin, cocaine and more than 30 pounds of the deadly opiate fentanyl — as the result of a six-month long investigation, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office. The...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 9:59am

How do you like your eggs, Norway? By the thousand..

By Ilze Filks PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Egg sandwiches. Bacon and eggs. Egg salad. Eggs on toast. Scrambled eggs, or fried. After taking receipt of 15,000 eggs instead of...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 5:55am

VIDEO: Trump has hair disaster while boarding Air Force One

A gust of wind is responsible for a Donald Trump hair video that has everyone talking. Last week, as President Trump boarded Air Force One, a blast of wind whipped his hair back and forth, revealing his scalp. And as soon as the Donald Trump hair clip hit social media, it quickly became an image...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 5:45pm

Donald Trump Jr. might have the worst ideas for Valentine's Day gifts

Donald Trump Jr. has some Valentine’s Day gift ideas for anyone trying to get their sweetie something on February 14. The president’s eldest son took it upon himself to offer gift ideas for Valentine’s Day by sharing a link to the Trump Store. Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a photo of...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:56pm

When is Chinese New Year 2018?

Firecrackers, lion dances, lanterns — even if you faithfully celebrate the new year between December 31 and January 1 each year, there are plenty of reasons to add Chinese New Year to your calendar. So when is Chinese New Year 2018? You’re in plenty of time to usher in the year of the...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:42pm

Why is Black History Month celebrated?

It's one of the best-known observances in the United States, but you might have wondered, why is Black History Month celebrated? How and when did it begin? The predecessor to Black History Month was begun in 1926 as "Negro History Week" by the historian Carter G. Woodson, co-founder...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 4:14pm

The least sexy moments of 'Fifty Shades Freed'

Our long national nightmare has finally come to an end: this Friday, the final film in the Fifty Shades trilogy, Fifty Shades Freed will be released. Somehow, it manages to be boring, bland and essentially a two-hour-long Audi commercial about one-percenters with a fleeting interest in butt...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 3:11pm

The Walking Dead season 8 midseason premiere: Everything we know so far

If you thought the hit AMC post-apocalyptic series was full of drama, just wait until you hear all the rumors buzzing around The Walking Dead season 8 episode 9. They have just hit their fiercest frenzy among fans yet. In case you’ve been sitting quietly, patiently waiting for The Walking...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 3:00pm

NYC launches web portal to provide resources to domestic violence survivors

Each year, New York City’s domestic violence hotline receives more than 80,000 phone calls. To help those experiencing domestic violence, and to equip others with information on how to safely step in, New York City first lady Chirlane McCray announced on Thursday the launch of a web portal...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 1:56pm

When is Lent 2018, and what should you give up?

Attention world: Lent is coming sooner than you think. Yes, really. When is Lent 2018? It actually starts next week and falls on a little holiday we like to enjoy with boxes of chocolates and champagne (or is that just me?). Here's everything you need to know in preparation for Lent 2018....

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 12:33pm

Lower infant mortality, teen smoking among findings in Health of Boston report

Boston is known as a health hub thanks to its grade-A hospitals and health-related innovations, but how healthy are the city’s residents? A new report from the Boston Public Health Commission out Thursday helps shed light on just that. The 2016 - 2017 Health of Boston report looked at data...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:16am

The 'Altered Carbon' finale was a hot mess

Altered Carbon is beautiful in its neo-noir cyberpunk glory, but overwhelmingly trying to do far too much. That could all be forgiven, of course, thanks to pretty enjoyable performances from Joel Kinnaman (as Takeshi Kovacs), Martha Higareda (as Kristin Ortega) and c’mon, I loved me some...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:06am

Getaway company expands in Boston-area to provide phone-free retreats

Americans are bad at vacationing: We don’t take all of our time off, and when we do actually manage to get away, we don’t actually relax. We’re constantly on our phones, consuming some sort of media more than eight hours a day — which has been linked to increased...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:10am

'A' is for Armani: public grade school in Tokyo adopts designer uniforms

TOKYO (Reuters) - A public elementary school in Tokyo's upscale shopping district of Ginza has raised parents' eyebrows with a plan to adopt uniforms designed by Italian fashion brand Giorgio Armani for its students, media said on Thursday. Taimei Elementary...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 8:35am

Where to celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics in NYC

The 2018 Winter Olympics kick off on Friday night and go through the end of the month, giving us some second-hand excitement to rouse us from the sloth of February. Here’s where you can get inspired by the best athletes in the world, either by getting a chance to play some of the Olympic...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:50pm

Did Melania snub Trump's hand holding attempt again? Twitter sure thinks so

A new video appearing to show Melania Trump avoiding President Trump’s hand again is creating buzz on social media and adding to the running list of awkward moments the couple have shared together.  On Monday, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump left the White...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:14pm

People aren't buying Trump's beliefs about immigrants: Survey

President Trump's views and proposed policies on immigration are well out of step with American voters, says a new poll, which found that an overwhelming majority of Americans want Dreamers to stay in the U.S., and a solid majority oppose Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. The...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:07pm

Is Pyeongchang in North Korea?

Pyeongchang — didn't that used to be called Pyongyang? If you've asked yourself that question, you're not alone. To get it out of the way: the answer to the question is PyeongChang in North Korea is hell no. Although they're only three letters apart, Pyeongchang and Pyongyang...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:28pm

Fraternity at one New York univ. put on probation for 'pig roast' sex contest

Cornell's Kappa Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT), the world's first "inclusive Jewish organization," was put on two years probation for partaking in a "pig roast." No, not for cooking a boar on a spit — for participating in a sex contest that rewarded new members for...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:19pm

Majority of voters say Trump has tried to 'derail or obstruct' Russia probe: Poll

A new poll shows that 53 percent of American voters believe that President Trump has tried to "derail or obstruct" special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential links between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government. In the Quinnipiac poll...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:19pm