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Rod Rosenstein: What you need to know about the official overseeing the Russia probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is never far from the headlines these days, largely because of President Trump's Twitter feed and his role overseeing the special counsel's Russia investigation. He'll likely take center stage again in the next few months, as Robert Mueller's...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 3:42pm

Boeing to lease space in new MIT Kendall Square building

Aerospace company Boeing will soon have a new home in Cambridge Kendall Square. Boeing, the largest aerospace company in the world, has agreed to lease about 100,000 square feet of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology building to be developed at 314 Main St. in Kendall Square, according to MIT...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:53pm

Black advocates make final plea to avoid ‘racial showdown’ over Faneuil Hall name: Update

Update, 8/01/18: The New Democracy Coalition has scheduled a Faneuil Hall boycott and march for Thursday, Aug. 2.  "Neighborhood activists and members of the faith-based community in Boston will march on Faneuil Hall in Boston Thursday, August 2, in the wake of Mayor Marty Walsh’s...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:49pm

What are varicose veins and can they be prevented?

Summer means shorts season, which can cause anxiety if you chronically skip leg day, or if you suffer from varicose veins. Up to 40 percent of Americans have them, and they can be uncomfortable as well as unsightly. But you don't have to resign yourself to living with them if they bother you....

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:33pm

The vaginal rejuvenation process used by some doctors is dangerous, FDA says

There's a procedure to fix every part of your body, including the parts of the body that need no "fixing" at all, like the vagina. However, that hasn't stopped some medical device companies and physicians from offering vaginal rejuvenation processes to do just that — and the...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:13pm

New flyover highway opens at LaGuardia Airport to ease traffic woes

Navigating LaGuardia Airport traffic will hopefully get a bit easier with the opening of a new flyover highway on Wednesday. The new elevated roadway connects Grand Central Parkway Exit 7 to Terminals C and D, providing a streamlined route for drivers looking to get to Delta gates. “...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:20pm

Public Health Alert: Wraps and salads at Trader Joe's, Kroger may contain parasite

There's been another romaine lettuce recall, and its affecting major food stores.  The CDC announced that, as of June 28, the multistate outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce appeared to have ended (though, if you remember, no lettuce was recalled). Now, a romaine lettuce recall...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:20pm

Is Station 19 renewed, and if so, when does it come back?

If it were up to you, every Shondaland creation would get an automatic green light for at least a 10-season run. Sadly, it doesn’t work that way. Each show has to get their own devoted audience, and maintain those numbers, for the network to give it the go-ahead to continue. So, what’s...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:00pm

No easy path to curing opioid crisis, say recovered addicts

Opioid addiction recovery may seem impossible, as the crisis sweeping America has only been worsened by the stigma of addiction. But addicts who have recovered and been able to return to leading productive lives say that a cure is possible and fellow addicts need time and support, not to be labeled...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 7:10pm

Where is Paul Manafort today? On trial in front of Robert Mueller

Where is Paul Manafort today? On trail in front of Robert Mueller. The trial of the former Trump campaign manager began today in Alexandria, Virginia. Manafort, 69, is charged with financial fraud stemming from the money he earned as a consultant to a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine. Prosecutors...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 4:50pm

The Good Place season 3: Everything we know right now

Things are looking good for The Good Place, even if Eleanor Shellstrop and her group of fellow inmates are actually in the bad place. The NBC comedy was renewed for a third season of 13 episodes back in November. So what can you expect from The Good Place season 3? Some even bigger twists? More...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 3:35pm

Frustrated commuters act out 'excruciatingly slow' bus speeds at City Hall

New York City may be fast paced, but some of its buses are not. On Tuesday, transit advocates urged officials to speed up MTA buses by bringing the typical frustrating New Yorker morning commute, experienced by transit riders across all boroughs, to the steps of City Hall. Activists from Riders...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 3:26pm

Split concerns force Durex to recall some condoms in UK and Ireland

LONDON (Reuters) - Durex, owned by Reckitt Benckiser, has recalled some batches of its "Real Feel" and "Latex Free" condoms in the United Kingdom and Ireland due to concerns they may burst. "Our tests have shown that some batches which are currently on the...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 1:45pm

Six-year-old YouTube star brings his own toy line to Walmart

(Reuters) - A 6-year-old boy whose toy reviews have drawn billions of views on YouTube will debut his own line of slime, stuffed animals and other merchandise at Walmart Inc next month, the retailer said on Monday. The star of the YouTube channel Ryan...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 1:45pm

Is collusion a crime?

As the Russia investigation progresses, this week President Trump and his handlers seemed to shift their public message from "No collusion!" to "collusion is not a crime." Rudy Giuliani made the assertion on Fox News on Monday, and Trump himself tweeted about it on Tuesday:...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 1:42pm

MBTA offering special train to Gillette Stadium for Beyonce and Jay Z concert

Are you heading to the Beyonce and Jay Z concert this weekend at Gillette Stadium? Before you can go apes**t in the audience, you have to get there, and the MBTA is here to help. If you don’t want to deal with the crowds getting into or out of the Gillette Stadium parking lot — or the...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:16pm

When does Modern Family return?

Our time with the quirky Dunphy-Pritchett clan is almost over. The show, heading into its tenth season, is preparing for the big curtain drop despite millions of devoted fans wishing the show would stay. Luckily, we do still have at least one more antic-filled season with the three families. So,...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:14pm

Who is Tyler Mitchell? 5 Things to know about Beyoncé's pick for Vogue cover shoot

Beyoncé will take the reins from editor-in-chief Anna Wintour for "unprecedented control" over the upcoming September issue of Vogue. That means she has final say on the photos and captions (which are, according to sources, written in long form). When it comes to who Beyoncé wants behind...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:56am

Dairy Queen wants you to eat a Blizzard for a good cause on Miracle Treat Day

You don’t exactly need a good reason to eat ice cream. If we’re talking about a Dairy Queen Blizzard, forget it, you’re probably digging in already. Nevertheless, DQ is giving its fans a really good reason to stop by and savor one of their signature frozen treats. It’s...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:39am

This New York City art gallery owner has come up with his own 'clean energy' initiative

A love of art, a passion for fitness mixed with a distrust for the supplement industry make up a great formula for Chelsea art gallery owner Alex Cesaria’s latest energy-based masterpiece, The Go Life. Just like carefully selecting each high-end Warhol or Lichtenstein that will hang...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:04pm