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PGA in Philly: Philadelphia lands men's, women's major championship

What will the Philadelphia sports landscape look like in 10 years? Will the Eagles finally have a Super Bowl title? Will the Sixers' Process be complete?  After an annoucement made Tuesday we know one thing for sure about this city's sports scene in 2027 — it will host a major...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 2:33pm

5 things we know about Roy Halladay's fatal plane crash

On Tuesday the sports world was devestated to learn that one of the best pitchers of the past two decades, Roy Halladay, perished in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday. As heartfelt goodbyes and joyous remeberances continue to stream in, many are still trying to make sense of the sudden,...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:09pm

McKayla Maroney says she was sexually abused by ex-US Gymnastics doctor

Former United States gymnast and two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney revealed in a Twitter post using the #MeToo hashtag that she was sexually assaulted for years by former US gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar: #MeToo pic.twitter.com/lYXaDTuOsS — mckayla (@McKaylaMaroney) October 18...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:38pm

#Neverforget: The most memorable quotes from the 9/11 attacks

As we look back on the fateful September morning when two hijacked planes forever changed the face of Lower Manhattan and the nation, we're haunted not only by vivid images of that day but also by words. Metro.co.uk collected some of the most memorable quotes from the 9/11 terror attack....

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 9:32am

Your Boston move-in guide for what to do with everything you no longer want

There’s a lot that goes into moving house. Now imagine nearly the entire city doing it at once. Most leases in Boston turn over at the beginning of September, thanks in part to the many area colleges starting their fall semesters. That means thousands of students and other residents...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 5:00am

If you want to show solidarity for Barcelona, post this flag -- not theSpanish flag

When a tragedy occurs, it’s common for social media profile pictures to change, as they did during the Paris attacks. A filter was created to superimpose a transparent French flag over the selected image. After the attack in Barcelona on Thursday, the Spanish flag or its colors were used on...

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 7:43pm

Eagles' Chris Long defends right to tweet, criticize Donald Trump

Eagles' defensive end Chris Long went to the University of Virginia before becoming an NFL pass-rusher and eventual Super Bowl champion with the Patriots. Now as he starts a stint in Philadelphia he's joined safety Malcolm Jenkins and wide receiver Torrey Smith as an outspoken political...

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 4:09pm

Trump picks financier Scaramucci to head White House communications: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump picked Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci, a long-time supporter, to be his White House communications director on Friday, a White House official said. Currently at the Export-Import Bank, Scaramucci is expected to start his new job in August,...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:53pm

Sean Spicer resigns as White House Press Secretary

Sean Spicer, who has been serving in a dual role for President Donald Trump as press secretary and communications director, abruptly resigned on Friday after Trump chose Anthony Scaramucci as the new communications director, a White House official said.

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:43pm

Texas man gets stuck inside ATM, writes 'help me' notes to customers

A Texas man found himself trapped in an ATM machine and the only way he was able to let people know was by sending “help me” notes through the receipt slot when someone made a withdraw. A repairman was changing the lock on the ATM machine around 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at a Bank of...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 9:02am

New evidence shows alleged Amelia Earhart photo was taken two years before crash landing

The recently discovered photo which purportedly showed Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan on a dock in the Marshall Islands is now in question, according to a new discovery by a Japanese blogger. The History Channel discovered the photo in the National Archives and they suggested it...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 2:46pm

Newly discovered photo suggests Amelia Earhart survived 1937 crash landing

Did Amelia Earhart survive her crash landing? A newly discovered photo suggests Earhart did not die in a crash landing in 1937. Amelia Earhart, the legendary first female pilot and the feminist icon who disappeared 80 years ago while attempting an around-the-world flight, is said to have survived...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:58pm

Fake news influences what real news covers, study finds

Even if you try your best to avoid “fake news,” you’re probably still being affected by the pseudostories. That’s because fake news influences real news, according to a Boston University study. Two BU College of Communication professors, Michelle Amazeen and Lei Guo,...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 4:21pm

Fidget spinners top most dangerous toys list

Fidget spinners have been lauded for their “therapeutic” effects, but a consumer watchdog group is warning parents that the viral gadget is one of the most dangerous toys of the summer. World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.), a Boston-based nonprofit, released its summer...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 3:51pm

Jury finds Minnesota cop not guilty in shooting of Philando Castile

A jury on Friday found the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot black motorist Philandro Castile during a traffic stop last year not guilty of second-degree manslaughter. St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez was charged after he fatally shot Castile, 32, last July. The...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 5:11pm

Amazon to buy upmarket grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would buy U.S. organic supermarket chain Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion, including debt, marking the internet retailer's largest deal and biggest foray into the brick-and-mortar retail sector. The deal, which puts a 27 percent premium on Whole Foods...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:28pm

25 years after infamous Buttafuoco shooting, ‘Long Island Lolita’ Amy Fisher returns home

“Long Island Lolita” Amy Fisher has resurfaced, 25 years to the day after she became a media sensation for the gunshot heard ’round the world in which she severely injured the wife of her 18-years-older lover, Joey Buttafuoco, the New York Post reported. On May 19, 1992, the then...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 3:41pm

Baker to work with White House on opioid addiction

Update: Gov. Charlie Baker will be among the members of a new commission to combat drug addiction and the opioid crisis, The White House officially announced on May 10.  Baker will be accompanied by another Bay Stater,  Bertha K. Madras, an addiction researcher who previously...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 9:37am

Rate of fentanyl-related opioid deaths continues to rise: Report

Opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts due to fentanyl continue to climb, according to a new report released by the state’s Department of Public Health, but there are also signs of progress in the fight against the overall epidemic. The department on Wednesday released its first quarterly...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 4:46pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: In praise of unplugging

I didn’t turn on my computer this weekend. I mean, I checked my phone here and there, but I didn’t do it that much. I can hear the groans already. Yes, we know: Turn off your tech for a bit. You’ll feel better. The thing is, that’s pretty vague. “You’ll be able...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 8:13pm