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16 Aug 2018 at 11:23pm

Mega Millions Winning Number for 08/14/2018 Tuesday
15 Aug 2018 at 1:02am

Draw ID: 2216
Winning Number: 11-26-44-45-46     Mega Ball: 11     Megaplier: 2
Current Jackpot: $75 Million
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 08/17/2018 Friday
Estimated Jackpot: $88 Million
Estimated Cash Option: $52.6 Million
Video: https://youtu.be/Y-KFuzcNdts


Powerball Winning Number for 08/15/2018 Wednesday
16 Aug 2018 at 12:35am

Draw ID: 891
Winning Number: 12-15-28-47-48     Powerball: 16     Powerplay: 2
Current Jackpot: $40 Million
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 08/18/2018 Saturday
Estimated Jackpot: $50 Million
Estimated Cash Option: $30.1 Million
Video: https://youtu.be/PQnpSG_RtV8


Lucky for Life Winning Number for 08/16/2018 Thursday
16 Aug 2018 at 11:23pm

Draw ID: 671
Winning Number: 08-39-42-43-48     Lucky Ball: 11
Current Jackpot: $1,000
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 08/20/2018 Monday
Estimated Jackpot: $1,000
Video: https://youtu.be/JcWB4IjxieE


Megabucks Doubler Winning Number for 08/15/2018 Wednesday
15 Aug 2018 at 11:00pm

Draw ID: 3643
Winning Number: 01-03-12-20-36-48     ST Doubler: 2
Current Jackpot: $1,825,236
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 08/18/2018 Saturday
Estimated Jackpot: $1,900,000
Estimated Cash Option: $1,450,000
Video: https://youtu.be/AUUDA2mE8Ok


Mass Cash Winning Number for 08/16/2018 Thursday
16 Aug 2018 at 10:06pm

Draw ID: 4837
Winning Number: 02-03-22-26-29
Current Jackpot: $100,000
Jackpot Winners: 2
Location: Quincy
Next Draw Date: 08/17/2018 Friday
Estimated Jackpot: $100,000
Video: https://youtu.be/SKQWF5qMA_w


Numbers Game Winning Number for 08/16/2018 Thursday Evening
16 Aug 2018 at 7:54pm

Draw ID: 18478
Winning Number: 2-1-2-8
Next Draw Date: 08/17/2018 Friday
Payouts:
Exact 4: $4,334   Exact 3: $607   Exact 2: $52   Exact 1: $5
Any 4: $361   Any First 3: $202   Any Last 3: $101
Video: https://youtu.be/CwzpShzffJc


Numbers Game Winning Number for 08/16/2018 Thursday Mid-Day
16 Aug 2018 at 1:00pm

Draw ID: 18477
Winning Number: 9-1-4-3
Next Draw Date: 08/17/2018 Friday
Payouts:
Exact 4: $4,467   Exact 3: $625   Exact 2: $54   Exact 1: $5
Any 4: $186   Any First 3: $104   Any Last 3: $104
Video: https://youtu.be/m7ws12Ph-vA


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Colorado authorities discovered three bodies they believe to be a missing wom...
17 Aug 2018 at 10:08am
Police arrested a Colorado man after his pregnant wife and two young daughters disappeared this week, authorities said.

Video shows Shanann Watts tell husband about pregnancy
17 Aug 2018 at 8:21am
Video shows the Colorado woman Shanann Watts telling her husband Chris Watts about her pregnancy. Chris Watts has been charged with murdering Shanann and their two daughters.

Hours before arrest, man pleaded for family's safe return
17 Aug 2018 at 10:17am
Nearly 24 hours before Chris Watts was arrested in the disappearance of his pregnant wife and young daughters in Colorado, he stood outside his porch and pleaded for their safe return.

Watch husband appear in court
17 Aug 2018 at 5:19am
A Colorado man faces three counts of murder after his pregnant wife and two young daughters disappeared. Officials said they discovered three bodies they believe to be Shanann Watts and her two children, but are working to confirm their identities. CNN's Paul Vercammen reports.

NYT: Musk 'alternated between laughter and tears'

Mom rescues kids just before toy car fire
17 Aug 2018 at 10:19am
A mother pulled her two young children to safety just before their toy electric car burst into flames.

Anti-Semitism is so bad in Britain that some Jews are planning to leave
17 Aug 2018 at 9:44am
Mark Lewis, a famed libel and privacy lawyer, is leaving Britain. Worn down by years of anti-Semitic abuse and death threats, he has decided enough is enough.

Vatican breaks silence on abuse report
17 Aug 2018 at 9:35am
The Vatican broke its silence on Thursday about a Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and cover-ups by bishops, calling the accusations "criminal and morally reprehensible."

Police use Taser on 87-year-old woman cutting dandelions with a knife
17 Aug 2018 at 12:00am
An 87-year-old grandmother using a knife to cut dandelions in the woods near her rural Georgia home last week was taken down by a police Taser and arrested, according a police report.

Remains of 3 women identified 12 years after they went missing
17 Aug 2018 at 7:38am
Police in Washington, D.C., are working to solve the killings of three women whose bodies were discovered earlier this year -- more than a decade after they were reported missing.

It's Day 2 for Manafort jury deliberations
17 Aug 2018 at 10:01am
The jury in the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will return to court Friday morning for its second day of deliberations.

Bird's eye view shows deadly fire tornado
17 Aug 2018 at 9:19am
Videos released with an official report on the California wildfires show a massive funnel of smoke and flames in a populated area.

Democrats are weighing House leadership options
17 Aug 2018 at 6:31am
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is facing mounting pressure over her future, with calls from members of her own party to step aside as discussions about potential successors gain more traction -- both in the national spotlight and among members of Congress.

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AP Interview: Top Republican opens up about Russia probe
by Associated Press
17 Aug 2018 at 10:27am
For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill

N.H. police investigating report of 7-year-old with gunshot wound
by Associated Press
17 Aug 2018 at 10:26am
Police said the child's injury is not life-threatening.

APNewsBreak: AP Sources: US ends Syria stabilization funding
by Associated Press
17 Aug 2018 at 10:15am
APNewsBreak: Citing increased contributions from anti-IS coalition partners, the Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate itself from the conflict

Former Mass. high school custodian sentenced for spying on people in bathroom
by Associated Press
17 Aug 2018 at 10:12am
Michael Kremensky, 22, pleaded guilty to four counts of photographing an unsuspecting person in the nude.

What Jason McCourty had to say after giving up a touchdown in his Patriots debut
by Mark Dunphy
17 Aug 2018 at 10:03am
"I?ve just got to make that play, got to do better."

Watch: State troopers spot shark off Provincetown beach, urge swimmers out of...
by Dialynn Dwyer
17 Aug 2018 at 9:58am
The officers caught sight of the ocean predator from the air above Race Point Beach.

3 things to know about the Patriots pass rush
by Hayden Bird
17 Aug 2018 at 9:50am
"There are so many people that can do a lot of different things."

Here's David Epstein's weekend weather forecast
by David Epstein
17 Aug 2018 at 9:50am
Here's your weekend weather forecast.

This New England couple won a $100,000 dream wedding
by Kristi Palma
17 Aug 2018 at 9:35am
Phillip Carter and Jackie Maude are high school sweethearts and lucky fiances.

Map: Here's where the strongest thunderstorms could hit Mass. today
by Dialynn Dwyer
17 Aug 2018 at 8:57am
?Damaging wind gusts are the primary threat, but localized flash flooding is also possible along with a low risk of an isolated tornado,? forecasters advised.

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Rescue missions underway after monsoons kill 164 in India
17 Aug 2018 at 10:20am
Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that left more than 160 dead.

'Home Improvement' star Zachery Ty Bryan urges Hollywood 'elitists' to try an...
by Sasha Savitsky
17 Aug 2018 at 10:15am
"Home Improvement" star Zachery Ty Bryan is sick of his fellow Hollywood stars pushing their political views on their fans.

Norwegian Air passenger jailed for making fake bomb threat to avoid missing f...
by Janine Puhak
17 Aug 2018 at 10:15am
He was also fined.

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as prime minister
by MUNIR AHMED
17 Aug 2018 at 10:10am
Pakistani lawmakers on Friday elected former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country's next prime minister, in a step toward the country's third civilian transfer of power.

Far-left students praise Palestinian terrorist group leader at 'liberation' e...
by Caleb Parke
17 Aug 2018 at 10:10am
Temple University?s Students for Justice in Palestine recently held an anti-Israel event that featured readings from Ahmad Sa?adat, the secretary-general of the Popular Front of the Liberation of Palestine, a U.S.-designated terrorist group.

Reddit sleuth helps police identify car part, leads to hit-and-run arrest
by James Rogers
17 Aug 2018 at 10:09am
A Reddit sleuth has helped police identify a car part, leading to an arrest following a fatal hit-and-run incident in Washington State.

Colorado couple had deep financial troubles years before alleged murders
by Kaitlyn Schallhorn
17 Aug 2018 at 10:00am
Shanann Watts called her husband ?my ROCK!? and the ?best dad us girls could ask for? in what appeared to be an idyllic life on social media.

'Dynasty' star Catherine Oxenberg details how she saved daughter India from a...
by Mariah Haas
17 Aug 2018 at 10:00am
Catherine Oxenberg fought tirelessly to save her daughter India after introducing her to the alleged sex cult NXIVM, and now the former ?Dynasty? actress is sharing her story.

'Sharknado' star Tara Reid slurs, squints at camera during bizarre interview
by Morgan Evans
17 Aug 2018 at 9:44am
Tara Reid sparked concern after the star was seen slurring her speech and squinting during a live TV interview that aired in Australia.

The Latest: Germany seeks refugee who may have been with IS
17 Aug 2018 at 9:42am
The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 3:40 p.m. German authorities say they're looking into a Yazidi woman's claim that she ran into a man who bought her as a slave in an Islamic State-ruled area of Iraq after arriving in Germany.

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100 Can't-Miss New England Summer 2018 Events
18 Jun 2018 at 9:33am


Check out some of these fun activities to help keep you busy this summer. Have an event you?d like to see listed in our calendar? Email the information, including the date, a description, and website, to...

Former UConn Instructor Arrested on Child Porn Charge
17 Aug 2018 at 6:51am


A former University of Connecticut instructor and researcher has been arrested on child pornography charges.

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Criminals Set Up Robberies Using Online Marketplaces: PD
17 Aug 2018 at 6:50am


Criminals are using popular online marketplaces to set up robberies and Hartford police have issued a warning to keep users safe.

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2-Year-Old Drowns in Bridgeport, Conn. Pool
17 Aug 2018 at 7:30am


A 2-year-old drowned at a residential pool in Bridgeport Thursday, city officials said.

Car Fleeing Police Involved in Deadly Crash: Conn. State Police
17 Aug 2018 at 8:05am


One person is dead and another has life-threatening injuries after the vehicle they were in crashed near the intersection of Foxon Hill Road and Quinnipiac Avenue in New Haven.

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Elderly Couple, Cats Rescued From 2-Alarm Fire in Brockton
by MIKE MANZONI and KARLA RENDON-ALVAREZ
17 Aug 2018 at 9:42am


Occupants of a structure on fire were rescued Friday by firefighters via a ladder through a third-floor porch in Brockton, Massachusetts.

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Alleged OUI Driver in Fatal Motorcycle Collision Faces Court
by MIKE MANZONI and KARLA RENDON-ALVAREZ
17 Aug 2018 at 6:13am


The man accused of killing a motorcyclist in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Thursday while driving under the influence of drugs with a child in the vehicle will be arraigned Friday.

Look Out for Localized Lightning, Isolated Wind Damage
by MICHAEL PAGE
17 Aug 2018 at 8:49am


Our weather becomes more active as a front moves towards the area Friday.
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7-Year-Old Shot in Manchester, NH
by MIKE PESCARO
16 Aug 2018 at 11:25pm


A 7-year-old was shot Thursday night in Manchester, New Hampshire, according to police.Officers responded to a hospital in the Manchester area for a report that a child had been shot.

What We Learned From the Pats' Preseason Win Over the Eagles
by JAKE LEVIN
17 Aug 2018 at 8:52am


When the starters were on the field, execution was near flawless for the Patriots in a 37-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night at Gillette Stardium.If only Super Bowl LII had gone...

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Shark Experts: Stay Away From Seals
by ALYSHA PALUMBO
16 Aug 2018 at 8:07pm


Experts along the Cape Cod National Seashore are giving a warning to swimmers and surfers after Wednesday's shark attack off the coast of Truro, Massachusetts."Stay away from the seals, stay at least 150 feet...

Several Cars Broken Into and Stolen in Walpole
by CAROLINE CONNOLLY
16 Aug 2018 at 7:54pm


Police in Walpole, Massachusetts, are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspects behind a series of car break-ins and thefts.Thursday morning, the police received several phone calls from...

Defeated Opponent Claims Sanders 'Games' Vt. Primaries
by JACK THURSTON
16 Aug 2018 at 7:20pm


A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate to be nominated for governor, and she'll face the Republican incumbent, who survived a bitter backlash from his base over gun...

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Elon Musk, Aretha Franklin, ?Disenchantment?: Your Friday Briefing
by CHRIS STANFORD
17 Aug 2018 at 6:09am
Here?s what you need to know to start your day.

New York Today: New York Today: Aretha Franklin?s New York
by JONATHAN WOLFE
17 Aug 2018 at 8:32am
Friday: Aretha Franklin?s performances in the city and readers? memories of the ?Queen of Soul.?

California Today: California Today: Unease in Sacramento After a Suspected IS...
by THOMAS FULLER and INYOUNG KANG
17 Aug 2018 at 8:52am
Friday: An F.B.I. raid sows suspicion, Elon Musk opens up to The Times about his ?painful? year, and ?Crazy Rich Asians? gets its Hollywood moment.

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Elon Musk Details ?Excruciating? Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil
by DAVID GELLES, JAMES B. STEWART, JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and KATE KELLY
17 Aug 2018 at 10:28am
After setting off a furor that unsettled the markets and his own board, the Tesla chief talks about the pressure he is under and his struggle to cope.

Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China
by KATE CONGER and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI
16 Aug 2018 at 10:36pm
About 1,400 of the internet company?s employees have signed a letter demanding transparency, saying censored search results raise ?urgent moral and ethical issues.?

An Appraisal: Aretha Franklin Had Power. Did We Truly Respect It?
by WESLEY MORRIS
16 Aug 2018 at 4:10pm
The Queen of Soul sang the most empowering popular song ever. But even though she was brimming with it, we don?t think of her as an artist with swagger.

Aretha Franklin, Indomitable ?Queen of Soul,? Dies at 76
by JON PARELES
16 Aug 2018 at 9:32pm
With hits like ?Respect? and ?Chain of Fools,? she defined a female archetype: sensual and strong, long-suffering but ultimately indomitable.

When Aretha Franklin Brought Down the House at the Kennedy Center
by GAVIN EDWARDS
16 Aug 2018 at 4:17pm
Her rendition of ?Natural Woman? in December 2015 was unforgettable. Performers, guests and others who were there talk about the soaring performance.

Trump Cancels Military Parade, Blaming Washington Officials for Inflating Costs
by EILEEN SULLIVAN
17 Aug 2018 at 10:31am
The president said local politicians ?wanted a number so ridiculously high? that he canceled a planned parade that the Pentagon had already postponed.

Meet the Special Counsel Team: So Careful They Won?t Even Disclose Their Shak...
by NOAH WEILAND
16 Aug 2018 at 8:08pm
The trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump?s former campaign chairman, has provided the public with its first extended glimpse of Robert S. Mueller III?s investigators.

Revoking Clearance, Trump Aims Presidential Power at Russia Inquiry
by MICHAEL D. SHEAR and JULIAN E. BARNES
16 Aug 2018 at 10:48pm
The move to revoke John Brennan?s security clearance may be the latest sign that the president is determined to punish anyone connected to the Russia investigation.

Melania Trump, a Mysterious First Lady, Weathers a Chaotic White House
by KATIE ROGERS, JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
17 Aug 2018 at 9:06am
On many matters, Mrs. Trump has directed her East Wing to operate independently of the West Wing, and she is still keeping Washington at a distance.

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The final days of Aretha Franklin
17 Aug 2018 at 10:33am
Aretha Franklin's life ended with the legendary singer comforted by loved ones, her family and friends say.

Ariana Grande's emotional tribute to Aretha Franklin
17 Aug 2018 at 9:03am
Ariana Grande shed a few tears Thursday as she honored Aretha Franklin.

How Aretha Franklin energized two social movements with one hit song
16 Aug 2018 at 12:26pm
Nobody would call Aretha Franklin a central figure of the civil rights movement. And she was not an overt feminist.

Respect. Aretha Franklin's life in photos
16 Aug 2018 at 4:27pm
Aretha Franklin's musical career spans six decades. Her more than 100 chart hits, including "Respect" and "Think," have made her the undisputed "Queen of Soul." Franklin died on August 16 at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of the family from the singer's longtime publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 76.

'Last Sharknado' proves even bad things must come to an end
17 Aug 2018 at 9:37am
Proving even bad things must come to an end, the "Sharknado" franchise breathes its last -- at least for now -- with its sixth installment, "The Last Sharknado: It's About Time." Ridiculous even by the title's standards, this loud, obnoxious time-travel parody perhaps appropriately underscores the limits of gluttony -- embodied in this case by NBC Universal's hunger for synergistic profits.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus 'grateful' to be back on 'Veep' set
16 Aug 2018 at 5:08pm
The cast and crew of "Veep" are back in action.

Korean American singer buys out 'Crazy Rich Asians' screening to secure a #Go...
17 Aug 2018 at 6:28am
Singer Eric Nam and his brothers Eddie Nam and Brian Nam wanted to help ensure the box office success of "Crazy Rich Asians" in its opening week -- so they to bought out an entire screening at a theater.

'Mile 22' loads up brutal action vehicle that misses the mark
16 Aug 2018 at 1:04pm
The basic plot for "Mile 22" is about as challenging as the average CBS drama pilot, which is less of a problem because it's also almost wholly irrelevant. The fourth collaboration between Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg is devoted to visceral, brutally violent action, which this 90-some-odd-minute movie delivers in droves, even if the title is at least 21 miles more than it's worth driving to see it.

Aerosmith is headed to Las Vegas
15 Aug 2018 at 12:59pm
Aerosmith is setting up shop in Sin City.

Madonna joins sexy-celebs-in-their-60s club
16 Aug 2018 at 9:48am
If anyone could put the "sex" in "sexagenarian" it would be Madonna.

Matt Groening's 'Disenchantment' can't cast much of a spell
16 Aug 2018 at 12:10pm
After all these years cashing residual checks from "The Simpsons," Matt Groening doesn't need to produce another TV show unless he really wants to. So it's something of a surprise that his new creation for Netflix, "Disenchantment," doesn't cast much of a spell. Instead, it's a by-the-numbers affair -- the equivalent of a joke that begins "A princess, an elf and a demon walk into a bar...."

Priyanka Chopra debuts her ring
15 Aug 2018 at 12:18pm
It looks like Nick Jonas did good.

Madonna turns 60

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Elon Musk: This has been the most painful year of my career
17 Aug 2018 at 10:18am
An emotional Elon Musk has opened up to The New York Times about his difficult year, calling it "excruciating."

Hours before his arrest, a Colorado man pleaded for his family's return
17 Aug 2018 at 10:17am
Nearly 24 hours before Chris Watts was arrested in the disappearance of his wife and two young daughters, he publicly pleaded for their safe return. Authorities now believe he killed them.

A record number of women are running. How many can win? Part 3
17 Aug 2018 at 10:15am
As we pointed out last month and back in May, more women are running this year in congressional races than ever before, and while it is already a record-breaking election in that regard, their chances of making gains in Congress are less sure.

Authorities find bodies believed to be Colorado man's missing wife and daughters
17 Aug 2018 at 10:08am
Shanann Watts was 15 weeks pregnant when she was reported missing Monday, along with her two daughters, Bella and Celeste.

The final days of Aretha Franklin
17 Aug 2018 at 10:08am
Aretha Franklin's life ended with the legendary singer comforted by loved ones, her family and friends say.

President Trump asks SEC to study abolishing quarterly earnings reports
17 Aug 2018 at 10:08am
President says requiring companies to report results twice a year rather than four times would save money and allow greater flexibility.

Manafort jury returns for day two of deliberations
17 Aug 2018 at 10:01am
The jury in the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort returned to court Friday morning for its second day of deliberations.

DC mayor taunts Trump after cancellation of military parade
17 Aug 2018 at 10:01am
President Donald Trump sought to cast blame Friday for the cancellation of his planned military parade on Washington city council officials, saying they had inflated the cost.

Of course Philadelphia beats New York, says this chef
17 Aug 2018 at 9:55am
Chef Michael Solomonov is a lot like Philadelphia: scrappy but flourishing despite some hard times. And he's sharing his favorite spots you should see on a visit.

Nigerian girls win Silicon Valley contest for app that spots fake drugs
17 Aug 2018 at 9:51am
Five months ago Jessica Osita had never used a computer, sent an email or even browsed the internet, yet she is part of a team of five teenagers who have just won a major tech award in California.

Rand Paul wants Trump to lift US travel sanctions on some Russian lawmakers
17 Aug 2018 at 9:48am
Republican Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that he plans to ask President Donald Trump to lift sanctions on members of the Russian legislature so that they are able to travel to the United States.

Anti-Semitism is so bad in Britain that some Jews are planning to leave
17 Aug 2018 at 9:44am
For months, accusations of anti-Semitism have dogged Britain's Labour Party and its leader, even as incidents of anti-Semitism are near record levels.

'The Last Sharknado' serves up stale buffet of warmed-over gags
17 Aug 2018 at 9:37am
'The Last Sharknado: It's About Time' review: 'Sharknado 6' serves up stale buffet of warmed-over gags, as franchise comes to merciful end

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Vatican breaks its silence on Pennsylvania abuse
17 Aug 2018 at 9:35am
The Vatican responded on Thursday to a Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and cover-ups by bishops, calling the accusations described in the report "criminal and morally reprehensible."

Report details sexual abuse by more than 300 priests
15 Aug 2018 at 8:40pm
A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims.

Whenever she hears the word God, she says flashbacks of abuse keep coming back
16 Aug 2018 at 12:03pm
It's been 70 years since Robert says he was sexually abused by a priest. And in the decades since, his wife and family suffered every day.

Cuomo: We give justice to dead, but not living
16 Aug 2018 at 6:54pm
CNN's Chris Cuomo says Americans need to care more about the victims of child abuse and bringing their abusers to justice or we will never put a stop to it.

Read the letter Pennsylvania's attorney general sent the Pope about child sex...
15 Aug 2018 at 4:18pm
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro sent the Pope a letter last month asking him to call on church leaders to "abandon their destructive efforts to silence the survivors" and stick to his plan of holding "clergy and bishops accountable when they abuse or fail to protect the children."

Opinion: Scandal saps trust in the church but not in Catholic teaching
16 Aug 2018 at 5:45am
After the release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report on the decadeslong sexual abuse of more than 1,000 child victims by priests in six dioceses, there is horror and there are questions about what comes next. One question I'm hearing and thinking about as a scholar of the Catholic family is whether the report will lead Catholic families or individuals to turn their backs on thousands of years of Catholic teaching about human sexuality.

The Point: Just how many secret tapes does Omarosa actually have?
16 Aug 2018 at 7:54pm
On Thursday afternoon, with the furor over Omarosa Manigault Newman's tell-all memoir of her year in the White House slightly fading, reality TV's favorite villain struck again.

Aretha Franklin and U.S. Presidents
16 Aug 2018 at 3:58pm
"The Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin met with many U.S. Presidents throughout her career. The legendary singer passed away on Thursday, August 16, at age 76.

Rep. John Lewis: Franklin a 'great spirit'
16 Aug 2018 at 4:08pm
Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) tells CNN's John King about memories he has of Aretha Franklin during the Civil Rights movement. He says that the world has lost a "beautiful soul" and "great spirit."

Democrats threaten to sue for Kavanaugh documents
16 Aug 2018 at 3:38pm
Senate Democrats are threatening to sue for documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's record, the latest escalation in a partisan battle over the court.

Could Elon Musk lose control of Tesla?

4 things you can do to be recession-ready

Learn to shoot archery for the cost of a cup of coffee

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Pentagon: China likely training pilots to target US
16 Aug 2018 at 11:39pm
China is actively developing its fleet of long-range bombers and "likely" training its pilots for missions targeting the US, according to a new Pentagon report.

'Leave immediately': US Navy plane warned over South China Sea
10 Aug 2018 at 8:01pm
High above one of the most hotly contested regions in the world, CNN was given a rare look Friday at the Chinese government's rapidly expanding militarization of the South China Sea

CNN's rare view of contested South China Sea
17 Aug 2018 at 3:06am
High above one of the most hotly contested regions in the world, CNN's Ivan Watson was given a rare look at the Chinese government's rapidly expanding militarization of the South China Sea from a US reconnaissance plane.

Duterte says Beijing should 'temper' its behavior in the South China Sea
15 Aug 2018 at 1:18am
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the Chinese government to tone down its behavior in the South China Sea, warning ongoing tensions could spark an accidental conflict.

China says hypersonic aircraft test a success
17 Aug 2018 at 3:08am
China claims to have successfully tested its first hypersonic aircraft, a big step forward in aerospace technology that could intensify pressure on the US military.

Opinion: Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose
17 Aug 2018 at 5:56am
Look out Donald Trump, while you're not watching, China is quietly stealing a continent from you. And India may not be far behind.

Google CEO to employees: We're 'not close' to launching search in China
17 Aug 2018 at 7:54am

Elon Musk: This has been the most painful year of my career

Why Chinese tech stocks are getting hammered
17 Aug 2018 at 3:11am

President Trump asks SEC to study abolishing quarterly earnings reports
17 Aug 2018 at 10:08am

Locked up and learning to write
16 Aug 2018 at 6:01pm
Ellen Stackable has been an English teacher for more than 20 years.

This state imprisons women at the highest rate
16 Aug 2018 at 3:02pm
An incarcerated young woman in Oklahoma shares how she's found healing and discovered hope through CNN Hero Ellen Stackable's writing program.

At-risk teens serve meals instead of time
16 Apr 2018 at 4:47pm
In 2007, Chad Houser bought into a popular bistro in Dallas, and his dream of being a top chef and restaurant owner was fulfilled.

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Democrats weigh their options as Pelosi -- and others -- eye speakership
17 Aug 2018 at 6:31am
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is facing mounting pressure over her future, with calls from members of her own party to step aside as discussions about potential successors gain more traction -- both in the national spotlight and among members of Congress.

Manafort jury returns for day two of deliberations
17 Aug 2018 at 10:01am
The jury in the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will return to court Friday morning for its second day of deliberations.

Manfort jury deliberations continue

DC mayor taunts Trump after cancellation of military parade
17 Aug 2018 at 10:01am
President Donald Trump said Friday that he canceled a US military parade planned for Veterans Day weekend, blaming Washington city officials for inflating costs amid reports that indicated the event's price tag had soared over initial estimates.

Exclusive: Omarosa's publisher tells Trump campaign: We 'will not be intimida...
16 Aug 2018 at 5:32pm
Omarosa Manigault Newman's publisher has responded to President Donald Trump's campaign's "legal threats" over her tell-all book, saying Trump is fully able to use his "bully pulpit" to refute anything they take issue with -- but that the book will be published.

Read the letter Omarosa's publisher sent to the Trump campaign
16 Aug 2018 at 5:36pm

Architect of bin Laden raid issues stunning rebuke of Trump
16 Aug 2018 at 5:36pm
Retired Adm. William McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, issued a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday, defending the former spy chief as "one of the finest public servants I have ever known."

Rand Paul wants Trump to lift US travel sanctions on some Russian lawmakers
17 Aug 2018 at 9:48am
Republican Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that he plans to ask President Donald Trump to lift sanctions on members of the Russian legislature so that they are able to travel to the United States.

A record number of women are running. How many can win? Part 3
17 Aug 2018 at 10:15am
As we pointed out last month and back in May, more women are running this year in congressional races than ever before, and while it is already a record-breaking election in that regard, their chances of making gains in Congress are less sure.

Trump asks SEC to study abolishing quarterly earnings reports

Former intelligence leaders: Trump attempting to 'stifle free speech' with re...
17 Aug 2018 at 8:16am
A dozen former senior intelligence officials are denouncing President Donald Trump's decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance as "ill-considered" and "unprecedented."

El Salavadoran immigrant mom sues US to be reunited with baby who needs to br...
16 Aug 2018 at 9:10pm
Weeks after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to bring families separated at the border back together, an El Salvadoran woman has filed a federal lawsuit in Washington asking to be reunited with her infant daughter who needs to be breastfed.

Speaker's super PAC drops huge dollars in attack ads to save endangered GOP m...
16 Aug 2018 at 10:18pm
A super PAC aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan is opening a new front to lash a range of Democratic candidates in the final sleepy days of summer, part of a newly aggressive strategy to save the Republican Party's House majority -- at serious risk of flipping this fall.

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New CRISPR technique skips over portions of genes that can cause disease
16 Aug 2018 at 3:31pm
In a new study in cells, researchers have adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to cause the cell's internal machinery to skip over a small portion of a gene when transcribing it into a template for protein building. Such targeted editing could one day be useful for treating genetic diseases caused by mutations in the genome, such as Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, Huntington's disease or some cancers.

How a 'jellyfish'-shaped structure relieves pressure in your cells
16 Aug 2018 at 3:31pm
Scientists have solved the structure of a key protein that senses when our cells swell.

Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles
16 Aug 2018 at 3:31pm
A fabric coating with thin, lightweight and flexible pressure sensors that can be embedded into shoes and other functional garments, sensors that can measure everything from the light touch of a finger to being driven over by a forklift. And it's comfortable to boot!

Human wastewater valuable to global agriculture, economics
16 Aug 2018 at 3:31pm
It may seem off-putting to some, but human waste is full of nutrients that can be recycled into valuable products that could promote agricultural sustainability and better economic independence for some developing countries, says a new study.

Researchers are developing vaccines for human parasites
16 Aug 2018 at 3:31pm
Researchers outline their lessons learned while creating vaccine candidates for hookworm and schistosomiasis.

Genetic differences in trees untouched by mountain pine beetles
16 Aug 2018 at 3:31pm
A researcher has discovered that mountain pine beetles may avoid certain trees within a population they normally would kill due to genetics in the trees.

Protecting the power grid: Advanced plasma switch for more efficient transmis...
16 Aug 2018 at 3:31pm
Article describes research to design an advanced and cost-effective power switch to protect the US electric grid.

Twisted electronics open the door to tunable 2-D materials
16 Aug 2018 at 2:32pm
Researchers report an advance that may revolutionize the field of 2-D materials such as graphene: a 'twistronic' device whose characteristics can be varied by simply varying the angle between two different 2-D layers placed on top of one another. The device provides unprecedented control over the angular orientation in twisted-layer devices, and enables researchers to study the effects of twist angle on electronic, optical, and mechanical properties in a single device.

Tibetan sheep highly susceptible to human plague, originates from marmots
16 Aug 2018 at 2:32pm
In the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, one of the region's highest risk areas for human plague, Himalayan marmots are the primary carriers of the infectious bacterium Y. pestis. Y. pestis infection can be transmitted to humans and other animals by the marmots' parasitic fleas. Researchers determine that Tibetan sheep, who make up about one-third of China's total sheep population, also carry this disease and can transmit it to humans.

Whole blood test for toxoplasmosis is sensitive, specific
16 Aug 2018 at 2:32pm
Transmission of toxoplasmosis from mother to fetus can lead to severe congenital problems and fetal death, and tests for the parasitic infection during pregnancy are critical. Now, researchers have showed the efficacy of a low-cost whole blood test for toxoplasmosis.

99-million-year-old beetle trapped in amber served as pollinator to evergreen...
16 Aug 2018 at 2:32pm
Flowering plants are well known for their special relationship to the insects and other animals that serve as their pollinators. But, before the rise of angiosperms, another group of unusual evergreen gymnosperms, known as cycads, may have been the first insect-pollinated plants. Now, researchers have uncovered the earliest definitive fossil evidence of that intimate relationship between cycads and insects.

Men and women show surprising differences in seeing motion
16 Aug 2018 at 2:32pm
Researchers have found an unexpected difference between men and women. On average, their studies show, men pick up on visual motion significantly faster than women do.

More workers working might not get more work done, ants (and robots) show
16 Aug 2018 at 2:32pm
For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting more work done. Just as too many cooks in a kitchen get in each other's way, having too many robots in tunnels creates clogs that can bring the work to a grinding halt.

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Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames DC for high cost
by By Associated Press
17 Aug 2018 at 12:00am

WASHINGTON ? President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag ? a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by the White House.


APNewsBreak: AP Sources: US ends Syria stabilization funding
by By Associated Press
17 Aug 2018 at 12:00am

WASHINGTON ? The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.


Michigan-Notre Dame leads off games to watch in 2018
by By Associated Press
17 Aug 2018 at 12:00am

Remember last year, when everyone was eyeing the season-opening Alabama-Florida State game as one of the most anticipated matchups?

The third-ranked Seminoles lost that game and several more, barely finishing with a winning record.

Even late in the season, a huge showdown between two top teams might not mean as much in hindsight. Consider the Iron Bowl between No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Auburn. The Crimson Tide lost but still went on to win the national title.


University honors students who found love in elevator in '72
by By Associated Press
17 Aug 2018 at 12:00am

PHILADELPHIA ? Philadelphia's Temple University is honoring a 45-year relationship sparked in a campus elevator.

Sharyn Rubin and Eric Schlesinger briefly met on move-in day on Sept. 6, 1972, while she was moving in and he was operating a dorm building elevator. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Rubin formally introduced herself a few days later at a college mixer, walking up to Schlesinger and saying, "Hi, Mr. Elevator Man."

The quote is now affixed to the elevator, which will be named for Shari Rubin Schlesinger on Friday.


Barnstable police warn of great white shark in the harbor
by By Joe Dwinell
17 Aug 2018 at 12:00am

The sharks are active this week on Cape Cod, with Barnstable police today warning of a great white in the harbor.

This morning police put out a warning on Twitter and Facebook saying: "There has been a Great White Shark sighting off Barnstable Harbor. All North side Beaches including Sandy Neck and Millway beach goers use caution."


Ayer sex offender charged in 2009 campground assault on child
by By Associated Press
17 Aug 2018 at 12:00am

HANCOCK, N.H. ? A man listed as a registered sex offender in Massachusetts has been accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old child at a New Hampshire campground nearly a decade ago.

Police in Hancock say 65-year-old Dale Earl Cole, of Ayer, Massachusetts, faces three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault.

Police Chief Andrew Wood tells WMUR-TV Cole groomed the child with pornographic movies and offered to provide cigarettes in exchange for sexual acts in 2009. Police don't believe it's an isolated event.


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Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death, study finds
17 Aug 2018 at 5:07am
A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health.

'What did we do?' Families struggle with anxiety over chemicals in tap water
16 Aug 2018 at 9:27am
When Parchment, Michigan, learned that its tap water had the contaminant PFAS at up to 200 times federally recommended levels, the city and state immediately took action. But for residents, it's created a sense of anxiety over their health and the health of their families.

When insurance wouldn't pay, parents funded cancer patient's lifesaving treat...
16 Aug 2018 at 5:15pm
Kate Weissman's parents paid $95,000 for her cervical cancer treatment after her insurer denied coverage. She's now cancer-free. One medical director who denied coverage isn't board-certified in "gynecologic oncology" and was once disciplined for her tattoo removal business.

Violent crime is like infectious disease -- we can stop it spreading
15 Aug 2018 at 4:31am
In the 1980s and early 1990s, American epidemiologist Gary Slutkin was in Somalia, one of six doctors working across 40 refugee camps containing a million people. His focus was on containing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) and cholera.

How to design a school in the era of mass shootings
15 Aug 2018 at 11:53am
For school designers and architects, the current debate about how to make schools safer focuses too much on add-on measures.

Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a 'second chance'
15 Aug 2018 at 4:47am
As Katie Stubblefield brushed her fingers across her face, she could feel the wound.

Can 'detox teas' like Teami help you lose weight?
14 Aug 2018 at 6:11am
They call her "Cardi Bardi, banging body / Spicy mami, hot tamale" -- and she's got an image to maintain.

What happened on Easter Island? New theory proposed
13 Aug 2018 at 4:11pm
For decades, mystery has swirled around what happened to the founding population of the remote Easter Island, known for its towering stone statues depicting large carved heads. A long-held theory suggests that after the islanders set up camp and carved the giant statues, they destroyed their own society through infighting and a depletion of natural resources.

The man bringing rap music to the deaf community
17 Aug 2018 at 4:47am
As A$AP Rocky's "Praise the Lord" begins blaring through the speaker, Matt Maxey smiles. "Turn it up," he says, pointing his finger to the sky. Maxey is animated, kinetic. But he isn't just dancing; he's bringing the song to life. Every move has meaning.

How a vegan diet can change your body
16 Aug 2018 at 10:43am
Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the environment and religious reasons.

Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly
16 Aug 2018 at 2:03pm
Pancreatic cancer is the third-leading cause of death from cancer in the United States, after lung and colorectal cancers

Life expectancy drops in the US and the UK, rises in Australia, a new study f...
17 Aug 2018 at 5:08am
Life expectancy fell across the majority of high-income countries, signaling a collective and simultaneous decline among affluent nations for the first time in decades, a new study finds.

How to build a better butt
15 Aug 2018 at 6:36am
As a 48-year-old, fairly fit, working mother of two young boys (I had both kids in my 40s), I try to avoid mirrors as much as possible when I'm in a bathing suit. Recently, however, I happened to catch a glance of my backside, and let's just say I wasn't too thrilled with the sagging specimen reflecting back at me.

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Karachi's rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground
17 Aug 2018 at 6:08am
Residents of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha.

Swiss brothers get ready to refloat the bubble car
16 Aug 2018 at 1:30pm
With its quirky egg shape and minimalist interior, the bubble car was a symbol of cheap and cheerful mobility on European roads in the 1950s and 60s.

Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain
15 Aug 2018 at 1:23pm
Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday.

Muja the alligator still alive and snapping in his 80s at Belgrade Zoo
15 Aug 2018 at 7:04am
American alligator Muja arrived at Belgrade Zoo on the eve of the Second World War and is believed to be the oldest of his kind in captivity, and still in good health with a hearty appetite for his age, his handlers said on Tuesday.

Trump 'live figure' thumps Merkel at Berlin's Madame Tussauds
14 Aug 2018 at 1:08pm
Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled its latest attraction on Tuesday - a posturing Donald Trump figure striking a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a punchball.

Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals
14 Aug 2018 at 9:52am
A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals.

Face value: Australians seek free portraits of Queen Elizabeth
10 Aug 2018 at 6:03am
Australians by the dozen are demanding portraits of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, after a news item drew attention to an obscure rule entitling them to such articles from local politicians.

Who let the goats out? Runaway herd invades Idaho neighborhood
3 Aug 2018 at 3:54pm
More than 100 goats burst into a neighborhood in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, startling residents and captivating spectators on social media as they feasted on lawns, flower bushes and tree leaves.

Christmas comes early for London department store
2 Aug 2018 at 1:06pm
On a hot summery Thursday in London, Santa Claus turned up 144 days early wearing a studded leather jacket to open the new Christmas shop at department store Selfridges.

Fields Medal stolen from Kurdish mathematician in Rio
1 Aug 2018 at 7:56pm
A winner of the Fields Medal, often called the 'Nobel Prize of mathematics,' had his prize stolen shortly after receiving it during a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

Six-year-old YouTube star brings his own toy line to Walmart
31 Jul 2018 at 11:54am
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.

Split concerns force Durex to recall some condoms in UK and Ireland
31 Jul 2018 at 11:53am
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.

And the world record for swimming along in a sack with hands & feet tied up g...
25 Jul 2018 at 9:46am
Swimming instructor, lifeguard and adventurer Yane Petkov - Bulgaria's answer to Houdini and Michael Phelps combined - reclaimed on Tuesday the Guinness world record for swimming along with his hands and feet tied while fully wrapped inside a sack.