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MIT study suggests beaming high-powered laser into space could attract alien life

Are aliens real? Harvard astronomers suggested a a recent unidentified object may have been an alien spacecraft investigating Earth, and now, an MIT study proposes using a high-powered laser as a “beacon” to attract alien life, if it does exist in our galaxy. The MIT research, recently...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 1:57pm

8 Female politicians who made history on midterm election night

One woman tells us that yesterday, for the 2018 midterm election, she voted because she wants to live in a world where her rights are taken seriously. That they're not just "heard, but represented" too. This year marked a record wave of females running for office, and after last...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 1:30pm

Woman charged in Park Slope crash found dead: NYPD

Dorothy Bruns, the driver charged in the March Park Slope crash in which two children were killed, has been found dead, according to NYPD. Police confirmed that Bruns, 44, was found unconscious in her Staten Island home on Monday. There were no obvious signs of trauma and EMS on scene pronounced...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 11:38am

PHOTOS: See Yes on 3 supporters react to historic transgender rights Question 3 win

Massachusetts has once again shown itself to be a leader in LGBTQ rights after residents voters overwhelmingly on Tuesday to uphold a transgender public accommodations law, barring discrimination on the basis of gender identity in places like bathrooms, restaurants and parks. Sixty eight percent...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:46am

Mass election results 2018: Voters strike down nurse ratios, uphold trans protections

Polls are closed in Massachusetts on Election Day 2018 and the election results are starting to trickle in. Here's what Massachusetts races have been called.  Question 1, concerning patient-to-nurse ratios, has been the most contested ballot question of the election, and Massachusetts...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 9:45am

Women put 'I Voted' stickers on Susan B. Anthony's grave in honor of Election Day

Merriam-Webster's 2017 word of the year was "feminism," and 2018 is being called the "year of the woman." Or, better yet, year of the women, since a record number of female candidates registered to run for office leading up to the midterm elections. But, until 1920, women...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:59pm

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt going to trial in custody case

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt return to court next month to resolve the custody issues surrounding their six children. A trial date in the estranged couple’s custody battle has been set for December 4, according to documents obtained by NBC News. The documents, which were filed in Los...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 6:12pm

Port Authority bus terminal bomber Akayed Ullah found guilty on all counts

Port Authority bomber Akayed Ullah was found guilty Tuesday on all counts of trying to blow himself up in a failed terror attack at one of New York City's busiest commuter hubs. Akayed Ullah, a 28-year-old Bangladeshi Brooklynite, now faces up to life in prison for the December 2017...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 4:26pm

Ballot scanners breaking at NYC polling locations, but don't leave without voting, officials say

Some New Yorkers heading to the polls this Election Day have had to deal with extra wait times due to broken ballot scanners, but city officials urge residents to stay in line to still cast their ballot in the midterms. New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said online that he’s...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 3:46pm

What time do the polls close? A guide by state

Today's midterm elections are expected to reach the highest voter participation in almost 50 years. And, if you didn't vote early this year, it's even easier to get to the polls with discounted rides from services like Uber and Lyft (AKA, there's no excuse to stay home). For...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 2:26pm

Bob Woodward on why Trump fans the flames of rage

If you haven’t noticed, voters on both sides of the aisle are pretty angry ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. Of course, those on the left are hoping to translate their anger with the current administration into a “blue wave,” but the right appears to be just as mad...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:08am

March For Our Lives members help, urge young adults to vote in midterms

Vikiana Petit-Homme really wishes she could vote. The high school senior is just 17 years old, so she’s not eligible to cast a ballot in the midterm elections — but she’s been working to make sure other young adults who can vote, do. Youth voter turnout has historically been low...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 5:05pm

Measles outbreaks on the rise in the U.S.

Right now, there’s an ongoing measles outbreak in Brooklyn, with seven cases cropping up last week, all of them in unvaccinated children (one too young to have been vaccinated). Last year saw Minnesota’s worst measles outbreak in decades, and earlier this year, there was an...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 4:50pm

Report: Mac Miller's official cause of death revealed

How did Mac Miller die? Since Miller's apparent overdose on September 7 (and autopsy one day later) the exact cause of death pended further investigation. After almost two months of this investigation, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner finally released the full...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 1:40pm

More than 500,000 Massachusetts residents voted early in midterm election

Election Day is Tuesday, but thanks to early voting in Massachusetts, 584,000 residents have already cast their ballots according to Secretary of State William Galvin, providing clues to the expected total voter turnout this year.  That early voter turnout is less than the 2016 election,...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 1:23pm

Hacked Washington Examiner Twitter account says Trump 'is going to hell'

Early Monday morning, the Washington Examiner tweeted out an anti-Trump message to its 140,000 followers. "Trump is going to hell. Anyone who ever read the bible can tell you where it stands on rich adulterers," the news outlet posted online at approximately 5:13 a.m. ET, according to...

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:24am

Rotten shark made you queasy? A vomit bag for every guest at the Disgusting Food Museum

MALMO, Sweden (Reuters) - The dead mouse in the Chinese wine sure looks nasty, and the maggots in the cheese tend to put people off. But nothing is more horrible to an unaccustomed palate than the Icelandic fermented shark. It's the...

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 6:45am

The foreman forecast: Waving goodbye?

Only a few short months ago, Democratic leaders were practically scaling the spires of D.C., scanning the horizon, and shouting about the coming Blue Wave. As they and a good many political pundits saw it, President Donald Trump had spurred such fury in the populace, anti-Trumpers would flood the...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 4:11pm

NYPD searching for man who wrote anti-Semitic graffiti at Brooklyn temple ahead of Ilana Glazer event

Police are searching for a man who wrote anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls of Union Temple of Brooklyn Thursday night, ahead of an event hosted by Broad City star, Ilana Glazer. Glazer was scheduled to host a Generator Collective event at the Brooklyn synagogue, located at 17 Eastern Parkway, on...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 3:51pm

Saudi sisters likely entered Hudson River alive: NYPD

The Saudi sisters whose bodies were recently found on the bank of the Hudson River likely entered the water alive, according to police. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea shared more details from the investigation into the deaths of Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, at a press...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 3:25pm