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31 Days of Halloween: Everything you need to know about Syfy's fear fest

The start of October has come to mean Halloween, and for Syfy that means an entire month of some seriously scary movies. Unlike the 31 Nights of Christmas on Freeform that features mostly family-friendly fall favorites, Syfy has packed their lineup with things that go bump in the night. Think you...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:47pm

Paddle your own pumpkin: German racers swap boats for vegetables

LOHMAR, Germany (Reuters) - With a look of apprehension, a blond woman clad in a wetsuit wobbles her way onto a lake in western Germany in a huge, hollowed-out vegetable. Paddle held aloft, she's a contestant in the Krewelshofer lake's annual...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:45pm

We can still be Toys "R" Us kids: The Iconic store might be making a comeback

Bummed about the closure of all Toys "R" Us stores earlier this year? We’ve got some good news for you: The iconic toy store might be coming back. On Tuesday, the trade publication The Toy Book reported that Richard Barry, chief merchandising officer for the now-defunct company, is...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:19pm

All the ways to watch the premiere of Will & Grace season 10

You might have noticed that it feels like everything is getting a reboot right now. Will and Grace landed theirs early, and we’re about to head into the second season of the reunited cast. You know more of less what to expect at this point from the beloved sitcom based in NYC, but do you know...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 11:52am

Pets now allowed on all New York public transportation during emergencies: Cuomo

Good news for New Yorkers and their furry best friends: pets are now allowed on any New York public transportation when evacuating during a state of emergency. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the change into law this week. He noted how many pet owners refused to evacuate during Superstorm Sandy flooding...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:30am

The 10 best NYC neighborhoods for bookworms: StreetEasy

New York is a literary hub, that’s for sure, but are some NYC neighborhoods better for bookworms than others? That’s the question StreetEasy aimed to answer with its latest report. October is National Book Month and in celebration, real estate site StreetEasy took a look at the best...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 5:02am

Sources claiming they can corroborate Kavanaugh accusations can't reach FBI

People trying to reach the FBI with information about the sexual-assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are finding that the bureau isn't returning their calls or emails. The White House reopened the Supreme Court nominee's background check on Friday for an investigation that's...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 7:52pm

Who is Kerry Berchem, the woman releasing text messages from Kavanaugh?

Kerry Berchem, a mutual friend of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, has been trying to send text messages from Kavanaugh to the FBI, NBC News reported Monday. Berchem says the texts show Kavanaugh reaching out to people who could vouch for him, before...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 5:34pm

Trump insults reporter, White House edits it out of official transcript

At a press conference Monday, President Trump insulted an ABC News reporter. But that's not what the official White House transcript shows. During the Q&A, Trump called on ABC's Cecilia Vega. While she waited for a microphone to be passed, Trump said, "She's shocked that I...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 4:55pm

Here’s why Massachusetts is so politically active

There seems to be a protest nearly every day lately. Whether opposing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, showing support for immigrants or saying they are against gun violence, people are stepping out into the streets in droves for causes they believe in. And Massachusetts...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 4:54pm

Trix cereal is reverting back to the fruity shapes you grew up with

General Mills is bringing back the version of Trix cereal that turned eating breakfast — the most important meal of the day — into something we wanted to do. Fruity shapes are making their highly anticipated return thanks to the thousands of Trix eaters who wrote in.  Trix cereal...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 2:55pm

Brett Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law School

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law School this winter. Harvard Law School students previously wrote an op-ed calling on the administration to take the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh seriously and investigate him before allowing him back on...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 2:47pm

Here's why social media depresses you, according to Kanye West and actual experts

Would you be happier using social media if you no longer had to worry about getting any new followers or tons of likes and comments? Rapper Kanye West recently spoke out about the detrimental effect of social media on its users, and research backs up his concern with teens taking the brunt of the...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 2:39pm

Putting on the dog: Thai ad agency employees bring pets to work

By Jiraporn Kuhakan and Panu Wongcha-um BANGKOK (Reuters) - Nimo bounds out of a car in a rush to get to work at a Bangkok advertising agency, but Nimo is no ordinary employee. He's a...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 12:46pm

Trump coming to Philly, SEPTA warns of delays

Fresh off announcing his new trade-deal with Mexico and Canada, President Trump will be visiting Philadelphia on Tuesday for a speech, which is expected to draw numerous protesters. Trump will be in Philly to speak at the convention of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), to be...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 12:16pm

MassDOT issues travel advisories ahead of Columbus Day weekend

Columbus Day is coming up quick, and for many in Massachusetts and beyond, that means a three-day weekend. Are you planning any Columbus Day weekend travel? If so, take note. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is already warning residents of some travel advisories According to the DOT...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 11:50am

Woman's eye 'explodes' on impact when hit by Brooks Koepka shot at Ryder Cup

A female spectator at the 2018 Ryder Cup was hit with a sixth hole tee shot played by golf pro Brooks Koepka Friday. The woman, 49-year-old Corine Remande, says that her eyeball "exploded" upon impact, and doctors have told her she’s lost the use of her right eye. Remande...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 11:11am

All the ways to watch the premiere of Fresh Off the Boat season 5

You can’t help but fall for the charm of Fresh Off the Boat if you give it a chance. The TV adaptation of chef Eddie Huang’s book by the same name features not only some of the cutest child actors on the small screen but also the lovable stunts of Louis Huang, played by Randall Park....

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 10:38am

Takata air bags can explode when deployed: What you need to know

Updated October 1, 2018: In response to the recalls of Takata air bags affecting tens of millions of U.S. vehicles, Honda is recalling 1.4 million more of its cars, including Acura models.  This Honda recall is reportedly the fourth part of a five-phase plan to replace Takata air bags...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 8:32am

5 Things to know about Sarah Palin's son Track

Track Palin, the eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, was arrested Friday night on domestic violence charges — the third time in three years. Alaska State Troopers responded to a disturbance at his Wasilla home at 10:37 p.m., according to CNN. The incident...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 8:10pm