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National Anthem Protests in NHL? Wayne Simmonds, Joel Ward may protest opener

Flyers' winger Wayne Simmonds isn't an American — he was born in Ontatio, Canada. But as one of just 27 active black players in the NHL, he couldn't help but watch with grave concern during last week's eventful weekend filled with demonstrations on the football field (and even...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 3:10pm

Boston preliminary election results: Walsh, Jackson move on to Nov. election

Boston’s preliminary municipal elections were Tuesday, meaning the mayoral and city council races have been narrowed down ahead of November. Four candidates were in the running for mayor, but now, only two names will appear on the November ballot: incumbent Marty Walsh, who received more...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 8:14am

Q&A with Pat Payaso, the clown candidate running for Boston City Council

You may have seen someone clowning around outside of polling stations on Tuesday as Boston residents voted in the preliminary municipal elections. Roxbury resident Pat Payaso is running for an at-large city council seat in Boston with an interesting approach to garnering attention: "Payaso...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:22pm

Pat Tillman's widow Marie Tillman reacts to recent Trump retweet

Marie Tillman, the widow of former NFL player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman does not want her husband’s military service to be used in ways that could divide the country. On Monday, Marie Tillman released a statement to CNN after President Trump retweeted a picture of her husband using the...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 1:15pm

97-year-old World War II veteran takes a knee to show support for NFL players

A photo of a 97-year old World War II veteran from Springfield, Missouri taking a knee in solidarity with NFL players has gone viral. On Sunday, Brennan Gilmore posted a photo of his 97-year-old grandfather, John Middlemas kneeling while wearing his World War II veteran’s cap.  “...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:11pm

Boston's 2017 preliminary election: What you need to know

You’ve probably seen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh or challenger City Councilor Tito Jackson stumping on city streets lately, and that’s because Boston’s preliminary municipal election is Sept. 26. Preliminary elections have been losing voters’ attention, experts say. Secretary...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:00pm

Steelers Ben Roethlisberger says he regrets skipping National Anthem

Sometimes sleeping on something helps bring clarity. Other times it brings with it regret. Sunday's Week 3 slate of NFL games contained 28 teams staging some kind of protest, demonstration or show of unity. Some players took a knee during the National Anthem. Others raised their fist in...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:42pm

Comedian Jimmy Tingle to run for Mass lieutenant governor

Comedian Jimmy Tingle has a new American dream, and it’s no joke: He’s running for Massachusetts lieutenant governor. The comedian and actor, who has appeared in “Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream,” “Boondock Saints” and more, recently wrote on his Facebook...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:29pm

Eagles Malcolm Jenkins: Arguments about National Anthem are 'trivial'

Anything Donald Trump touches turns to controversy. So before the Eagles and Giants even took the field for what would turn into an epic 27-24 win for Philly on a ridiculious 61-yard field goal, National Anthem protest arguments had been brewing since Friday. And after the game, in the locker room...

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 5:56pm

Eagles, Giants lock arms, some kneel during National Anthem

Anyone who things politics and sports don't belong together had a painful Sunday watching NFL games across the country. Even across the pond in England, players on the Ravens and Jaguars locked arms in protest against not only the racial injustice that arguably cost Colin Kaepernick a job, but...

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 1:12pm

Hollywood Hills to Capitol Hill: Celebrities who became politicians

Celebrity politicians. They aren’t new. Before Kid Rock scared us… we mean, excited us by posting a website suggesting he plans to rock the political arena. Before philandering real estate mogul Donald Trump decided to get revenge on No. 44 Barack Obama… we mean, decided to run...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

TMZ founder Harvey Levin Teases Mark Cuban 2020

Mark Cuban 2020? Mark Cuban, the billionaire with his toes in TV and sports, opened up about his presidential ambitions and teased what party he’d join if he were to challenge President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, TMZ founder Harvey Levin said. "I definitely think there's a...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 4:48pm

Russian hooker accused of blackmailing 'Luv Gov' Spitzer considering plea

The $5,000-a-night Russian prostitute accused of extorting former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is considering a plea deal, prosecutors said Wednesday in Manhattan court. Svetlana Travis Zakharova, 26, faces charges for allegedly blackmailing the "Luv Gov." Prosecutors say she shook down Spitzer...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:50pm

Fox and Friends host equates victims of 9/11 to defenders of slavery

Confederate statues and 9/11 memorials are all the same and could be treated equally, a Fox News commentator said on the 16th anniversary of 9/11. In an interview with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday, Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade suggested that the 9/11 memorial for the passengers...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 4:36pm

Everything you need to know about Melania Trump

Melania Trump: first lady, supermodel, mom. We all know the basics about our newest first lady, but there's more to this Slovenian-born FLOTUS than meets the eye. The first lady has been splitting her time since the inauguration between Washington D.C. and New York City, where she and her son...

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 5:59pm

Ivanka Trump just casually stops by meeting; GOP leaders 'visibly annoyed'

Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser and first daughter, not-so-subtly dropped by President Trump’s meeting with Congressional leaders and some Republican leaders were visibly upset. Frank Thorp, a reporter covering Congress for NBC, tweeted: “Aide briefed on WH mtg says @...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 6:33pm

Lobbyists pay millions for Trump golf club memberships; get bonus access to POTUS

Dozens of lobbyists and government contractors are paying for memberships at President Trump's private golf clubs, providing them with close access to the president and the Trump Organization with millions of dollars in revenue.   In an investigation, USA Today found that 50 executives...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 5:17pm

Catalan parliament approves law to call referendum on independence

Catalonia's parliament on Wednesday passed a law to make formal its plans for an Oct. 1 referendum on whether to declare independence from Spain, a vote that the central government says is illegal and that it will stop. A majority of the regional parliament, which is controlled by pro-...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:55pm

Albanese, de Blasio meet in second, final Democratic debate

With less than a week to go before New York’s primary election, Sal Albanese will face incumbent Bill de Blasio in the second and final Democratic mayoral debate on Wednesday. The debate will be held at CUNY’s Graduate Center Studio (365 5th Ave.) and gets underway at 7 p.m. It will be...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:41pm

Sandra Bullock donates $1M to Harvey relief effort

Sandra Bullock, actress and America’s sweetheart, is doing her part to help victims of Hurricane Harvey by donating $1 million to the Red Cross relief effort. “This is an incredible gift. We’re so thankful. It’s times like this when we do receive such an incredible amount...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:35pm