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15 Feb 2019 at 10:01pm

Mega Millions Winning Number for 02/12/2019 Tuesday
13 Feb 2019 at 1:06am

Draw ID: 2268
Winning Number: 15-32-39-50-65     Mega Ball: 07     Megaplier: 3
Current Jackpot: $173 Million
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 02/15/2019 Friday
Estimated Jackpot: $190 Million
Estimated Cash Option: $114.8 Million
Video: https://youtu.be/Zphab-BKz2c


Powerball Winning Number for 02/13/2019 Wednesday
14 Feb 2019 at 12:12am

Draw ID: 943
Winning Number: 02-08-14-24-69     Powerball: 26     Powerplay: 2
Current Jackpot: $240.8 Million
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 02/16/2019 Saturday
Estimated Jackpot: $260 Million
Estimated Cash Option: $159.1 Million
Video: https://youtu.be/o9F8dSEI8zU


Lucky for Life Winning Number for 02/14/2019 Thursday
14 Feb 2019 at 11:25pm

Draw ID: 723
Winning Number: 24-26-32-38-42     Lucky Ball: 18
Current Jackpot: $1,000
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 02/18/2019 Monday
Estimated Jackpot: $1,000
Video: https://youtu.be/3xVd-mDRtNQ


Megabucks Doubler Winning Number for 02/13/2019 Wednesday
13 Feb 2019 at 11:00pm

Draw ID: 3695
Winning Number: 11-30-31-32-33-35     ST Doubler: 3
Current Jackpot: $500,000
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 02/16/2019 Saturday
Estimated Jackpot: $500,000
Estimated Cash Option: $360,000
Video: https://youtu.be/cFLJg3Z2fak


Mass Cash Winning Number for 02/15/2019 Friday
15 Feb 2019 at 10:01pm

Draw ID: 5020
Winning Number: 03-05-06-18-19
Current Jackpot: $100,000
Jackpot Winners: 2
Location: Framingham, Waltham
Next Draw Date: 02/16/2019 Saturday
Estimated Jackpot: $100,000
Video: https://youtu.be/uOJ0jHHE2nU


Numbers Game Winning Number for 02/15/2019 Friday Evening
15 Feb 2019 at 7:56pm

Draw ID: 18844
Winning Number: 5-9-6-8
Next Draw Date: 02/16/2019 Saturday
Payouts:
Exact 4: $4,521   Exact 3: $633   Exact 2: $54   Exact 1: $5
Any 4: $188   Any First 3: $105   Any Last 3: $105
Video: https://youtu.be/69zJaoQIM3Q


Numbers Game Winning Number for 02/15/2019 Friday Mid-Day
15 Feb 2019 at 12:57pm

Draw ID: 18843
Winning Number: 5-4-9-8
Next Draw Date: 02/16/2019 Saturday
Payouts:
Exact 4: $6,394   Exact 3: $895   Exact 2: $77   Exact 1: $8
Any 4: $266   Any First 3: $149   Any Last 3: $149
Video: https://youtu.be/g-yOnivM5AI


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The suspect in the Friday shooting at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illino...
15 Feb 2019 at 10:37pm

Police have identified the gunman

Police: Officers fired upon immediately after entering building
15 Feb 2019 at 6:59pm
Police chief Kristen Ziman said that at least five victims are deceased after the shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, where four officers and a "number of civilians" were struck.

Witnesses describe confusion, chaos at Aurora shooting
15 Feb 2019 at 7:38pm
John Probst says he recognized the gunman.

Five police officers were wounded in the shooting

Shooting comes one day after anniversary of Parkland massacre

The cycle of inaction after mass shootings
12 Feb 2019 at 2:04pm
When tragedy strikes in the form of a mass shooting, families grieve, politicians react, and no further action is usually taken.

Special counsel prosecutors say they have communications of Stone with WikiLeaks
15 Feb 2019 at 10:37pm
Prosecutors said for the first time that they have evidence of Roger Stone communicating with WikiLeaks, according to a new court filing from special counsel prosecutors.

Special counsel says Paul Manafort deserves up to 24.5 years in prison for fi...
15 Feb 2019 at 10:36pm
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort deserves 19.5 years to 24.5 years in prison for his conviction for eight financial crimes, special counsel Robert Mueller's office said Friday night.

Analysis: Trump takes the 'emergency' exit
15 Feb 2019 at 8:23pm
We're ending the week on a high note: The government isn't going to shut down tonight! 

Mueller's team interviews Sarah Sanders
15 Feb 2019 at 5:39pm
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has interviewed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, she told CNN on Friday.

Burnett: WH didn't want Sanders interview to happen
15 Feb 2019 at 8:00pm
CNN's Erin Burnett looks at how White House press secretary Sarah Sanders publicly answered questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's probe without disclosing she had been questioned in the investigation.

House chairman: Documents contradict Trump attorneys on hush-money payments
15 Feb 2019 at 6:14pm
House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings says that his panel has obtained information that calls into question previous statements made by attorneys representing President Donald Trump to federal officials about 2016 hush-money payments to keep an alleged Trump extramarital affair under wraps.

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Making Toyota's Supra super
by Jack Pickell
15 Feb 2019 at 10:04pm
Toyota is reviving what many fans consider its most iconic model, one that owed its start to America.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a technological tour de force in designer...
by Jack Pickell
15 Feb 2019 at 9:48pm
We got a chance to drive the all-new GLE-Class at its first global media drive event in San Antonio, Texas.

These local restaurants are the best in North America, according to AAA
by Megan O'Brien
15 Feb 2019 at 9:18pm
Just 67 restaurants on the continent have Five Diamond status, and Mass. is home to three of them.

Gunman kills 5 people, wounds 5 police at Illinois business
by Associated Press
15 Feb 2019 at 9:05pm
Police identified the gunman as 45-year-old Gary Martin and said he was believed to be an employee at the Henry Pratt Co. ? which makes valves for industrial purposes.

Court filing: Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison
by Associated Press
15 Feb 2019 at 7:34pm
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges

Flow and glow-in-the-dark at this City Winery yoga class
by Megan O'Brien
15 Feb 2019 at 6:44pm
The session is set to 90's hip-hop music.

IG report: Ex-housing agency director Watt misused position
by Associated Press
15 Feb 2019 at 6:09pm
Inspector General report finds former director of housing agency Watt misused his position

New Balance unveils first look at Kawhi Leonard's debut game shoe
by Nicole Yang
15 Feb 2019 at 6:07pm
Leonard will rep the Boston-based company during All-Star Weekend.

Here's how Charlie Baker and the Mass. delegation reacted to Trump's national...
by Nik DeCosta-Klipa
15 Feb 2019 at 6:06pm
"The governor believes that President Trump and Congress should put partisan politics aside."

Oversight chair: Trump lawyers gave false info on hush money
by Associated Press
15 Feb 2019 at 6:03pm
The chairman of the House oversight committee says ethics officials believe President Donald Trump's lawyers provided false information about payments to buy the silence of porn actress Stormy Daniels

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Political malpractice forced Amazon out of NYC -- And it wasn?t just Ocasio-C...
by Steve Levy
15 Feb 2019 at 10:25pm
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was not the main player who led Amazon to cancel plans to build a second headquarters in New York City.

Travelers to be provided ?nonbinary? gender option by some airlines: report
by Elizabeth Zwirz
15 Feb 2019 at 9:55pm
Travelers booking with certain U.S. airlines will reportedly soon be offered new gender options.

2020 Dems hit early voting states; Weld explores GOP bid
by The Associated Press
15 Feb 2019 at 9:32pm
Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, while a Republican has announced he's creating an exploratory committee for a possible 2020 run.

Explosive device found, disarmed in Mexican mall
15 Feb 2019 at 9:09pm
Authorities on the outskirts of Mexico's capital are investigating a homemade explosive device found in a shopping mall bathroom.

Plane carrying Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox makes emergency landing: report
by Mariah Haas
15 Feb 2019 at 8:52pm
A private jet carrying Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox was reportedly forced to make an emergency landing on Friday. 

Trump?s emergency declaration is legal and needed to protect America ? Here?s...
by Kayleigh McEnany
15 Feb 2019 at 8:52pm
President Trump took bold and decisive action in the best interests of the American people when he declared a national emergency Friday to enable construction of a badly needed barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border to stymie human trafficking, drug trafficking and criminal crossings.

Oscars to be awarded ?without edits, in our traditional format,? Academy says
by Elizabeth Zwirz
15 Feb 2019 at 8:30pm
The Academy Awards on Friday announced that they would be scrapping their plan to award a handful of Oscars during the show?s commercial breaks.

Border declaration protesters arrested at NYC Trump hotel
15 Feb 2019 at 8:05pm
Some people have been arrested while protesting President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration outside a New York City hotel that bears his name.

Gang leader called top 'trigger puller' gets life sentence
15 Feb 2019 at 7:33pm
A man who prosecutors called Baltimore's "number one trigger puller" has been sentenced to life in prison for a gang conspiracy involving drug trafficking and killings.

Teen given 25 years in custody for friend's fatal stabbing
15 Feb 2019 at 7:13pm
A Texas jury has convicted a 14-year-old girl in the fatal stabbing of her friend.

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Family Pleads for Answers in Death of Man Outside Quincy Bar
by CAROLINE CONNOLLY
15 Feb 2019 at 8:22pm


The family of a Massachusetts man who died after an altercation at a Quincy bar is pleading for witnesses to come forward in the case.Christopher McCallum, 44, was found outside the Robert I.

Cambridge Police Release Surveillance Video of Suspicious Incident
by KAITLIN MCKINLEY BECKER
15 Feb 2019 at 8:17pm


Police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are warning the public after a pair of suspicious incidents.Cambridge Police are urging everyone ? especially women ? to be aware of their surroundings after two separate...

Several Suspects Wanted After Theft at Quincy YMCA
by MIKE MANZONI
15 Feb 2019 at 7:52pm


Quincy police are searching for two suspects who they said broke into lockers at the YMCA last Wednesday, stealing car keys and then using them to break into victims? vehicles to steal credit cards and...

Resort Employee Facing Charges in Alleged Rape at Great Wolf
by MELISSA BUJA
15 Feb 2019 at 9:00pm


A Massachusetts resort employee is facing charges in connection with the rape of a teenager in Fitchburg.Darren Ngabe, 23, of Fitchburg, was arraigned Wednesday in Fitchburg District Court on charges of...

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Suspect Uses Syringe to Threaten Clerk in Attempted Robbery
by JOHN MORONEY
15 Feb 2019 at 6:56pm


A Massachusetts convenience store worker is back on the job after being threatened by a man with a syringe.The incident happened Feb. 13 at the Union Supermarket on Park Street in Lawrence.Surveillance video...

Painting Depicting Slaves Removed From Vermont State House
by JACK THURSTON
15 Feb 2019 at 5:35pm


This Black History Month, a painting inside the Vermont State House has been turning heads and drawing some complaints?until it was removed once necn and NBC10 Boston started asking questions of top decision...

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Man Hospitalized After Bobcat Falls on Top of Him
15 Feb 2019 at 3:48pm


A man was hospitalized Friday afternoon after a bobcat fell on top of him in Salem, Massachusetts.Fire officials said they responded to 94 Washington Square East for the incident.The man, who has not...

Truck Driver ID'd After Flying Ice Chunk Injures Girl
by MARC FORTIER and MALCOLM JOHNSON
15 Feb 2019 at 4:07pm


The truck company and driver responsible for injuring a 6-year-old girl when a large piece of ice flew off a tractor-trailer and hit the windshield of the vehicle she was riding in Thursday afternoon on...

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AG: Couple Charged With Sex Trafficking at Mass. Brothel
by MELISSA BUJA
15 Feb 2019 at 5:44pm


A Massachusetts couple is facing charges for allegedly trafficking women for sex at a Salem brothel that served as a front for human trafficking and money laundering, according to the attorney general's...

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Driver Charged With OUI After Crashing Into School Bus Van
by KAITLIN FLANIGAN and MARC FORTIER
15 Feb 2019 at 5:40pm


The driver of a vehicle that crashed into a school bus van, injuring two students, has been charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, police said.Two high school-aged students were taken to...

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Bicyclist Hit by Cement Truck Dies From Injuries
by MARC FORTIER and KAITLIN MCKINLEY BECKER
15 Feb 2019 at 9:41pm


A female bicyclist was killed when she was struck by a cement truck in Boston on Friday afternoon.The accident was reported on Brookline Avenue at Park Drive around 1:45 p.m., according to Massachusetts State...

Friday Rain and Snow Departs by Saturday for Quiet Weekend
by MICHAEL PAGE
15 Feb 2019 at 10:45pm


After reaching close to 50 this afternoon in southern New England, thanks to gusty southerly wind, we?ll get back closer to normal this weekend.Southern New England rain showers and northern New England...
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1 Injured as Hazmat Response Prompts Building Evacuation
by KARLA RENDON-ALVAREZ
15 Feb 2019 at 12:36pm


One person was taken to a hospital after suffering from chemical burns at a biomed processing facility in Milford, Massachusetts.The incident prompted a Tier 2 hazmat response, which resulted in the Fortune...

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Trump Declares a National Emergency, and Provokes a Constitutional Clash
by PETER BAKER
15 Feb 2019 at 10:07pm
The president?s decision incited instant condemnation from Democrats, who called it an unconstitutional abuse of his authority and vowed to overturn it with Republican support.

White House Memo: Trump Follows Familiar Playbook When Confronted by a Loss: ...
by ANNIE KARNI
15 Feb 2019 at 9:30pm
?So, I?m going to be signing a national emergency,? the president said, almost as an afterthought at the news conference whose purpose was ostensibly to announce that news.

Key Takeaways From Trump?s Decision to Use a National Emergency to Build a Bo...
by MICHAEL TACKETT
15 Feb 2019 at 12:15pm
President Trump has set a course to deliver on a core promise to his supporters, a border wall with Mexico. But the path he chose, declaring a national emergency, is perilous.

News Analysis: Presidents Have Declared Dozens of Emergencies, but None Like ...
by CHARLIE SAVAGE
15 Feb 2019 at 7:29pm
In invoking emergency powers for an end run around Congress in building his border wall, President Trump violated a norm of presidential self-restraint.

Trump Sings Praises of Hannity and Limbaugh in Rose Garden
by EDMUND LEE
15 Feb 2019 at 7:55pm
The president spoke less glowingly of his onetime supporter Ann Coulter and revived his ?fake news? mantra in a reply to Jim Acosta of CNN.

Why the Amazon Deal Collapsed: A Tech Giant Stumbles in N.Y.?s Raucous Politi...
by J. DAVID GOODMAN and KAREN WEISE
15 Feb 2019 at 7:45pm
The company, long accustomed to deferential treatment from localities, badly misjudged how it would be received in the city, according to dozens of interviews.

Amazon Bails and New York Reacts: The City ?Was Never Really On Board?
by COREY KILGANNON
15 Feb 2019 at 7:32pm
After the online retail giant abandoned its controversial plan to open a headquarters in Queens, New Yorkers deconstructed what went wrong.

Colin Kaepernick and the N.F.L. Settle Collusion Case
by KEVIN DRAPER and KEN BELSON
15 Feb 2019 at 10:15pm
The league said it reached a confidentiality agreement that barred it, Mr. Kaepernick and Eric Reid from discussing the terms of the settlement.

Aurora Shooting Updates: 5 Killed and Several Others Wounded
by JULIE BOSMAN and MITCH SMITH
15 Feb 2019 at 10:15pm
A gunman opened fire inside a workplace in Aurora, Ill. Five people were killed, and others, including five police officers, were injured in the shooting. The gunman also died.

Do You Want to Be Pregnant? It?s Not Always a Yes-or-No Answer
by MARGOT SANGER-KATZ and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
15 Feb 2019 at 10:30am
New data on women?s uncertainty over motherhood may reshape how doctors and policymakers think about family planning.

Border Wall, Illinois, Colin Kaepernick: Your Friday Evening Briefing
by REMY TUMIN and MARCUS PAYADUE
15 Feb 2019 at 9:56pm
Here?s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Phony Wall, Phony Emergency
by THE EDITORIAL BOARD
15 Feb 2019 at 9:26pm
The president plans to manage the border crisis from the golf course at Mar-a-Lago this weekend.

No, You Can?t Ignore Email. It?s Rude.
by ADAM GRANT
15 Feb 2019 at 5:13pm
Being overwhelmed is no excuse. It?s hard to be good at your job if you?re bad at responding to people.

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Two suspects arrested in alleged attack of 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett
15 Feb 2019 at 7:58pm
Two suspects have been arrested in the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, Chicago Police Department said Friday.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are engaged
15 Feb 2019 at 5:39pm
It appears Valentine's Day was a good one for Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom.

Regina King aims to give us all the feels
14 Feb 2019 at 11:58pm
In one way, we all owe thanks to Sally Field for the wonder that is Regina King.

'Umbrella Academy' joins battle of messed-up super-teams
14 Feb 2019 at 9:52am
HBO has "Watchmen" coming, but in terms of dysfunction super-teams, it's about to have plenty of company.

'Carlton Dance' refused copyright registration
15 Feb 2019 at 9:26am
It's not unusual for the "Carlton Dance" to be loved by anyone, but the US Copyright Office apparently doesn't think it's all that special.

Spike Lee predicts 'BlacKkKlansman' willl be on the right side of history
13 Feb 2019 at 4:18pm
Spike Lee's late grandmother, Zimmie Reatha Shelton, was an art teacher for 50 years in the state of Georgia.

'Lorena' goes beyond tabloid trappings and to the heart of Bobbitt case
15 Feb 2019 at 2:15pm
The Lorena Bobbitt story launched a thousand jokes, from late-night comedians to Howard Stern. The four-part documentary "Lorena," however, goes beyond the headlines about the woman who cut off her husband's penis, yielding a thoughtful, comprehensive look at domestic abuse and how the media covers high-profile stories.

Bryan Adams is not Ryan Adams
15 Feb 2019 at 1:31pm
Yes, they are musicians who share the same last name and the same birthday, but Bryan Adams is not Ryan Adams.

'Kim Possible' kicks off Disney live-action adaptation parade
15 Feb 2019 at 3:31pm
Disney's upcoming movies include a trio of big-budget adaptations of its animated hits and a steady dose of superheroes. Its TV arm beats the studio to the punch and round-house kick, however, with "Kim Possible," a Disney Channel live-action movie based on the animated series.

Avenatti: New tape handed over in R. Kelly probe
15 Feb 2019 at 9:11am
Prosecutors investigating R. Kelly are looking into a newly surfaced video featuring the R&B superstar, lawyer Michael Avenatti told CNN.

'The Brady Bunch' kids and HGTV want your help renovating iconic TV house
14 Feb 2019 at 4:50am
If your house is a throwback to the 1970s, if you collect antiques or if you are a superfan, then you just might be able to assist the now grown children of "The Brady Bunch" and HGTV.

Kristoff St. John's ex-wife reveals his final words to her
14 Feb 2019 at 9:46am
Kristoff St. John's ex-wife believes she knows what caused his death.

'Isn't It Romantic' playfully sends up rom-com formula
13 Feb 2019 at 12:06pm
"Isn't It Romantic" has charm to burn, in a light-hearted send-up of romantic comedies that playfully turns all the familiar tropes into a lively vehicle for Rebel Wilson. The movie owes a thematic debt to "Groundhog Day," but mostly -- in a film so conscious of conventions that it niftily bleeps its foul language -- it's a heckuva lot of fun.

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Special counsel prosecutors say they have communications of Stone with WikiLeaks
15 Feb 2019 at 10:37pm
Prosecutors said for the first time that they have evidence of Roger Stone communicating with WikiLeaks, according to a new court filing from special counsel prosecutors.

Police kill gunman in workplace shooting that left five others dead
15 Feb 2019 at 10:37pm
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Save big this Presidents Day on online courses and gadgets from the CNN Store
15 Feb 2019 at 10:36pm
The CNN Store is getting in the Presidents Day spirit with sweet discounts across online courses and plenty of tech gadgets and gizmos.

Special counsel says Paul Manafort deserves up to 24.5 years in prison for fi...
15 Feb 2019 at 10:36pm
Paul Manafort defrauded banks, the IRS and other federal authorities out of greed, and thus should spend perhaps all his remaining years alive behind bars, special counsel Robert Mueller's office said Friday night.

Nigerian elections delayed one week
15 Feb 2019 at 9:58pm
Nigeria's presidential and national assembly elections have been delayed by one week and will now take place on Saturday, February 23, authorities said.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom endorses Kamala Harris for president
15 Feb 2019 at 9:56pm
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is endorsing Kamala Harris, who represents the Golden State in the US Senate, for president in 2020.

Payless is closing all its 2,100 US stores
15 Feb 2019 at 9:56pm
Payless is the latest retail chain to close up shop in the United States.

A WWI letter was found in a box of old papers after almost 102 years
15 Feb 2019 at 9:51pm
A Canadian antique dealer stumbled on an unlikely treasure in a bunch of old papers she bought for a dollar -- a letter written by a World War I soldier almost 102 years ago.

In redacted transcript, judge describes why she believes Manafort lied about ...
15 Feb 2019 at 9:47pm
A federal judge revealed more about her reasoning in finding Paul Manafort had lied about his contacts with his Russian associate and that Konstantin Kilimnik was pertinent to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation for multiple reasons, according to a newly released redacted transcript Friday of a sealed court hearing earlier this week.

Maria Ressa's arrest spells more trouble for press freedom in increasingly il...
15 Feb 2019 at 9:25pm
The arrest of Maria Ressa, a Time Person of the Year, award-winning journalist and frequent critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, has renewed fears for the future of press freedom in the southeast Asian nation and around the region.

US commits another diplomatic fumble in Warsaw
15 Feb 2019 at 9:02pm
Instead of unifying its allies under a common cause, the Trump administration only highlighted the growing rift between the US and Europe during a conference in Warsaw, Poland, this week on Middle East security, writes Frida Ghitis.

Trump nominates a top FEMA official to lead the agency
15 Feb 2019 at 8:48pm
President Donald Trump has nominated a senior Federal Emergency Management Agency official to lead the agency, following director Brock Long's resignation earlier this week.

Russia is backing a viral video company aimed at American millennials
15 Feb 2019 at 8:32pm
Three online video channels designed to appeal to millennials have collected tens of millions of views on Facebook since September. But the pages pushing the videos do not disclose that they are backed by the Russian government.

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Witnesses describe confusion, chaos at Aurora shooting
15 Feb 2019 at 7:38pm
John Probst says he recognized the gunman.

Couple finds message in a bottle from NOAA scientists sent in early '60s
15 Feb 2019 at 4:58pm
In 1962, US government scientists at a lab in Galveston, Texas wrote messages in bottles and deployed 7,863 of them into the sea. This week, about 56 years later, a couple combing the beach more than 200 miles away picked one up.

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid resolve pending grievances with NFL
15 Feb 2019 at 3:18pm
Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have resolved their pending grievance cases against the NFL.

He fought in the D-Day invasion. With no family left when he passed away, hun...
15 Feb 2019 at 12:25pm
When 97-year-old veteran James McCue passed away, he had no surviving members in his family. But he had hundreds of guests honor him in his funeral Thursday.

Family files lawsuit in death of fraternity pledge at Ohio University
15 Feb 2019 at 5:53pm
The parents of a dead fraternity pledge have filed a lawsuit against the fraternity, alleging their son died last fall as a result of extensive hazing.

Atmospheric rivers are pulling California out of drought and piling on the snow
15 Feb 2019 at 3:55pm
When 2019 started, California's snowpack was at 67%. Now it's at over 136% and rising, thanks to atmospheric rivers of water vapor dumping snow in the Sierra Nevada.

Schultz's claim he doesn't 'see color' at odds with Starbucks' 2018 anti-bias...
14 Feb 2019 at 7:58pm
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz faced a swift backlash on Tuesday night when he said, in response to a question about race during a CNN town hall, that he doesn't "see color."

Fact-checking Trump's claims about fact-checkers
15 Feb 2019 at 1:50pm
CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with FactCheck.org, looks at President Trump's suggestion that fact checkers didn't cover President Obama's claims about Obamacare.

FCC: Nearly half the calls you receive this year will be spam
15 Feb 2019 at 12:36pm
Nearly half the calls made to US cell phones in 2019 will be spam, according to a study by First Orion referenced in a Federal Communications Commission report Thursday.

Do Americans really want outsider politicians?
14 Feb 2019 at 5:12pm
More than half of Americans said that all things being equal, they would be more likely to support a candidate for Congress who is seen as a political outsider over a political insider, according to a Monmouth University poll from August 2018.

Top general disagrees with Trump on Syria pullout
15 Feb 2019 at 10:08am

JPMorgan is creating its own cryptocurrency
14 Feb 2019 at 2:25pm
JPMorgan Chase, the nation's largest bank, is launching its own cryptocurrency.

Traveling for work? Bring a taste of home with you
15 Feb 2019 at 12:55pm
Narrow plane seats, weird smells, unfamiliar food, and disrupted routines -- frequent business travel can be uncomfortable for very real reasons. But with a little prep, you can bring a piece of home with you wherever you go and make your trips less stressful and more effective.

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India: Pakistan had 'direct hand' in deadly convoy strike
15 Feb 2019 at 11:41am
India said there was "incontrovertible evidence" that Pakistan had a "direct hand" in a bomb attack on a convoy that killed 37 paramilitary soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Haiti President defiant amid deadly protests and calls for his resignation
15 Feb 2019 at 6:32pm
Haitian President Jovenel Moise has rejected calls for his resignation and promised unspecified economic measures after more than a week of deadly anti-government protests.

A WWI letter was found in a box of old papers after almost 102 years
15 Feb 2019 at 9:51pm
A Canadian antique dealer stumbled on an unlikely treasure in a bunch of old papers she bought for a dollar -- a letter written by a World War I soldier almost 102 years ago.

81-year-old is sole resident of remote, disputed island
15 Feb 2019 at 10:31am
In 1991, Kim Sin-yeol and her husband made the unusual decision to move to a lonely outcrop of islands at the heart of a long-standing territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea.

Is AI the future of education?
13 Feb 2019 at 7:39am
One UAE-based tech company, Alef Education, is hoping to answer that question with their educational AI platform. But there's debate over whether the benefits outweigh potential privacy concerns and increased screen time.

Uber turns to boats to beat Mumbai's terrible traffic
4 Feb 2019 at 8:44am
Uber is offering a new way to beat traffic jams in one of the world's most congested cities ? speedboats.

India is building a city from scratch
30 Sep 2018 at 9:55am
India is building a new city to give global investors an easy way into its booming economy.

Robot valets head to London
29 Jan 2019 at 4:02am
Travelers flying out of London's Gatwick Airport may soon have a robot parking their car.

Alibaba's 'City Brain' uses AI to kill traffic
15 Jan 2019 at 6:35am
Traffic used to be a frequent headache for residents in Hangzhou, the eastern Chinese city that's home to Alibaba.

How the tragedy of Appie Nouri changed Ajax for ever
15 Feb 2019 at 4:47am
"You never know [how good he could have been]," says a visibly emotional Danny Blind, Ajax's former manager and the head of its academy, as he remembers the impact Abdelhak Nouri had at the Dutch club.

In a league of his own, Hirscher is the skier that 'can't lose'
14 Feb 2019 at 5:27am
How do you judge greatness in sport? Can you even compare athletes from different eras? Two classic bar room topics with no finite answers.

Bird ready to soar after dream start to season
15 Feb 2019 at 5:19am
Sam Bird says he's still pinching himself ahead of this weekend's Mexico City E-Prix after his stunning start to the Formula E season propelled him to the top of the drivers' standings.

'Horse Barber' creating equine art
12 Feb 2019 at 7:55am
By combining her two passions, Melody Hames produces some of the most unexpected and spectacular designs in the equine world.

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Special counsel says Paul Manafort deserves up to 24.5 years in prison for fi...
15 Feb 2019 at 10:36pm
Prosecutors on special counsel Robert Mueller's team intend to file a sentencing recommendation in the Paul Manafort case Friday.

Read: Paul Manafort's sentencing memo
15 Feb 2019 at 7:34pm
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort deserves 19.5 years to 24.5 years in prison for his conviction for eight financial crimes, special counsel Robert Mueller's office said Friday night.

Special counsel prosecutors say they have communications of Stone with WikiLeaks
15 Feb 2019 at 10:37pm
Prosecutors said for the first time that they have evidence of Roger Stone communicating with WikiLeaks, according to a new court filing from special counsel prosecutors.

Sarah Sanders interviewed by Mueller's office
15 Feb 2019 at 5:39pm
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has interviewed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, she told CNN on Friday.

Judge puts gag order on Roger Stone and attorneys
15 Feb 2019 at 4:39pm
A federal judge has placed a gag order on longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone and attorneys involved in his criminal case.

Trump declares national emergency to unlock billions for wall
15 Feb 2019 at 12:39pm
President Donald Trump is expected to sign a compromise border security bill and swiftly declare a national emergency on Friday to unlock billions more dollars in federal funds that Congress refused to authorize for the construction of a border wall.

Will the Supreme Court stop Trump's national emergency?
15 Feb 2019 at 5:59pm
President Donald Trump is well aware that his national emergency declaration will face legal challenges, but he's moving forward anyway.

Analysis: Republicans pay the price for Trump's wall crusade
15 Feb 2019 at 7:21am
Republicans might be resorting a lot more often to prayer -- the new strategy several senators have adopted for dealing with their capricious President -- because of the forces unleashed by the latest fraught moment of the Trump era.

Hunt for a motive continues as Paul Manafort's case moves toward finish line
15 Feb 2019 at 3:49pm
As special counsel Robert Mueller wraps up his investigation, important questions remain about Paul Manafort's dealings with Russians while he ran the 2016 Trump campaign and his motive, which prosecutors believe is at "the heart" of their inquiry.

Analysis: Amy Klobuchar is not apologizing
15 Feb 2019 at 3:38pm
I'm sorry.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom endorses Kamala Harris for president
15 Feb 2019 at 9:56pm
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is endorsing Kamala Harris, who represents the Golden State in the US Senate, for president in 2020.

Trump nominates a top FEMA official to lead the agency
15 Feb 2019 at 8:48pm
President Donald Trump has nominated a senior Federal Emergency Management Agency official to lead the agency, following director Brock Long's resignation earlier this week.

In redacted transcript, judge describes why she believes Manafort lied about ...
15 Feb 2019 at 9:47pm
A federal judge released a redacted transcript Friday night of a sealed hearing earlier this week with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

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Graphene-based wearables for health monitoring, food inspection and night vision
15 Feb 2019 at 7:25pm
Scientists have developed dozens of new graphene-based prototypes. These technologies aim to turn mobile phones into life saving devices.

Genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use
15 Feb 2019 at 4:20pm
A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. The variant of the MRGPRX4 gene is five to eight times more frequent among smokers who use menthol cigarettes than other smokers. The multi-ethnic study is the first to look across all genes to identify genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarettes.

Drug to rejuvenate muscle cells
15 Feb 2019 at 4:20pm
Researchers have developed a promising drug that has proven to significantly increase muscle size, strength and metabolic state in aged mice, according to a new study.

Open-science model for drug discovery expands to neurodegenerative diseases
15 Feb 2019 at 4:20pm
Parkinson's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis are the newest frontiers for open science drug discovery, a global movement led by academic scientists that puts knowledge sharing and medication affordability ahead of patents and profits.

Hope for fighting disease known as Ebola of frogs
15 Feb 2019 at 4:20pm
Despite widespread infection, some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease that is the equivalent of humankind's Ebola virus. The reason -- genetic diversity.

The prospects of American strawberries
15 Feb 2019 at 4:20pm
Researchers have embarked on an academic journey designed to generate an effective guideline essential for research, policy, and marketing strategies for the strawberry industry across the country, and to enable the development of general and region-specific educational and production tools.

Patients' own cells could be the key to treating Crohn's disease
15 Feb 2019 at 11:03am
A new technique using patients' own modified cells to treat Crohn's disease has been proven to be effective in experiments using human cells, with a clinical trial of the treatment expected to start in the next six months.

Tidal tails: The beginning of the end of an open star cluster
15 Feb 2019 at 11:03am
In the course of their life, open star clusters continuously lose stars to their surroundings. The resulting swath of tidal tails provides a glimpse into the evolution and dissolution of a star cluster. Thus far only tidal tails of massive globular clusters and dwarf galaxies have been discovered in the Milky Way system. In open clusters, this phenomenon existed only in theory. Researchers have now finally verified the existence of such a tidal tail in the star cluster closest to the Sun, the Hyades. An analysis of measurements from the Gaia satellite led to the discovery.

Bioengineers create ultrasmall, light-activated electrode for neural stimulation
15 Feb 2019 at 11:02am
Scientists have detailed a less invasive method of neural stimulation that would use an untethered ultrasmall electrode activated by light, a technique that may mitigate damage done by current methods.

Tide gauges capture tremor episodes in cascadian subduction zone
15 Feb 2019 at 9:29am
Hourly water level records collected from tide gauges can be used to measure land uplift caused by episodic tremor and slip of slow earthquakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, according to a new report.

A nearby river of stars
15 Feb 2019 at 9:29am
Astronomers have found a river of stars, a stellar stream in astronomical parlance, covering most of the southern sky. The stream is relatively nearby and contains at least 4000 stars that have been moving together in space since they formed, about 1 billion years ago.

Laminitis research to help save horses and ponies
15 Feb 2019 at 9:28am
Laminitis -- a complex, common and often devastating disease -- is the second biggest killer of domestic horses. Now a body of important research on it has been compiled.

Exercise might improve health by increasing gut bacterial diversity
15 Feb 2019 at 8:24am
Research has suggested that the efficiency with which we transport oxygen to our tissues (cardiorespiratory fitness) is a far greater predictor of gut microbiota diversity than either body fat percentage or general physical activity.

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U.S. southern border ?invasion? by the numbers
by Lisa Kashinsky
15 Feb 2019 at 10:21pm
President Trump declared a national emergency Friday to circumvent Congress and secure $8 billion for barriers on the southern border. Through presidential addresses and press conferences, Trump has given a host of reasons for his crackdown on the border, often centering on controlling the flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and gang members. ?We have an […]

Slavitt: Trump decision surely destined for Supreme Court
by Evan Slavitt
15 Feb 2019 at 10:17pm
Before the airwaves are completely chock-a-block with partisan pundits, it is useful to understand just how unclear the law is on President Trump?s declaration of a national emergency to build the border wall. The short answer is that no one really knows and the fight will wind up in the Supreme Court. Unlike many other […]

Veterinarians: More pets ingesting potentially lethal marijuana edibles
by Marie Szaniszlo
15 Feb 2019 at 10:13pm
Pets are paying the price for the growing prevalence of pot-laced edibles when they’re carelessly stored, according to veterinarians. Nationally, the number of marijuana-related calls to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 24-hour Poison Control Center soared from 208 in 2008 to 1,800 last year, while the number of calls from […]

BOYS SWIMMING: Acton-Boxboro coaching legend Jeff Johnson passes away
by Danny Ventura
15 Feb 2019 at 10:00pm
The boys swimming world was rocked by the news that longtime Acton-Boxboro coach Jeff Johnson passed away unexpectedly this afternoon at the age of 73. Johnson spent the past 41 years coaching at the school and amassed over 500 wins. In his final last week, Johnson guided the Colonials to a fifth-place finish in the […]

Bulpett: Danny Ainge, Celtics would rather not think about bullet they may ha...
by Steve Bulpett
15 Feb 2019 at 9:59pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Celtics are still trying to cook up a June-worthy dinner out of their high quality ingredients. And it remains possible there could be a whole lot of pots and pans banging off the walls of the kitchen if Kyrie Irving takes his talents to another restaurant this summer. But as the […]

Bruins notebook: Trent Frederic has value to Bruins
by Marisa Ingemi
15 Feb 2019 at 9:56pm
ANAHEIM, Calif — Staying in the NHL is a lot tougher than making the NHL. It’s the adjustment Trent Frederic currently is trying to make. The 21-year-old made a splash in his NHL debut against the Winnipeg Jets. Since then, his ice time has gone down and he hasn’t done a ton to jump off the […]

Sonia Chang-Diaz bumped from state Senate education position
by Mary Markos
15 Feb 2019 at 9:49pm
After eight years at the helm of the Senate’s education committee and amid a push to update the state’s education funding formula, state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz has been reassigned and replaced by Sen. Jason Lewis. Although she won’t chair the education committee anymore, Chang-Diaz took to Twitter yesterday to “set the record straight” regarding her continued […]

Raspberries for Shari?s as problems plague Valentine?s Day orders
by Jonathan Ng
15 Feb 2019 at 9:44pm
A national flower and chocolate arrangement company is not feeling the love from customers after it botched thousands of Valentine’s Day orders. Upset customers flocked to Shari?s Berries and ProFlowers social media pages to complain about the companies? lackluster service after customers did not receive their orders on time for Valentine’s Day or had quality […]

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts replacing president Steve Bryant with Mark Kempic
by Alexi Cohan
15 Feb 2019 at 9:37pm
Current Columbia Gas MA president Steve Bryant will retire in May and will be replaced by Mark Kempic, who most recently served as the chief operating officer of the company.

Battenfeld: Weld?s presidential designs draw GOP fire
by Joe Battenfeld
15 Feb 2019 at 9:28pm
Former Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld is drawing flak from his home state party after launching an exploratory bid for president designed to damage President Trump’s re-election hopes. The new chairman of the state GOP took quick aim at Weld for running as a Republican against Trump, comparing him to traitor Benedict Arnold and calling […]

Roger Stone won?t be silenced, but he must be careful
by Joe Dwinell
15 Feb 2019 at 9:12pm
Roger Stone is OK with the limited gag order slapped on him by a federal judge in his case, saying he’ll continue to defend himself. “I am pleased that the judge’s order leaves my First Amendment right to defend myself in public intact,” Stone said in a text to the Herald. “I will of course […]

Fox 25 sold to private equity firm
by Jonathan Ng
15 Feb 2019 at 9:06pm
The parent company of Fox 25 agreed on Friday to sell a majority stake of its television station to a private equity firm. As the Herald reported earlier this week, Cox Media Group, a division of Cox Enterprises, was in talks with private equity firm Apollo Global Management for a possible acquisition deal. Both companies […]

Judge limits public comments in Trump confidant Stone?s case
by Associated Press
15 Feb 2019 at 8:36pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday placed some limits on what President Donald Trump's longtime confidant Roger Stone and his lawyers can say publicly about his criminal case in the special counsel's Russia probe.

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'Everything is a fight to get medications': How the quest for lower drug pric...
15 Feb 2019 at 4:01am
Debarrin Norman is 15 years old and loves basketball. He plays every day. But over the past two years, his mom, Toya Lacey, has seen him more and more often on the sidelines, wheezing and gasping for air. His current medication is just not doing the trick, she says.

Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses
15 Feb 2019 at 5:20pm
Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.

Trump in 'very good health overall,' according to annual physical results
14 Feb 2019 at 7:29pm
President Donald Trump, 72, is in "very good health overall," according to results from his physical examination, which were released on Thursday.

A nursing home patient 'rotted to death' under nurses' care, Ohio attorney ge...
15 Feb 2019 at 7:47am
Current and former employees of an Ohio nursing facility are accused of mistreating two patients in their care, including one who died as a result of the nurses' actions, Attorney General Dave Yost said Thursday.

The 'Salt Queen' working to transform the health of a nation
15 Feb 2019 at 12:04pm

India wants to make medical tourism a $9 billion industry by 2020
15 Feb 2019 at 11:42am
There are many reasons people go to India: the culture, the food, the weather. But in recent years, another factor drawing visitors is health care.

Crackdown on illegal bootleggers after 80 die from toxic hooch in India
13 Feb 2019 at 9:39pm
Indian police have launched a crackdown on illegal bootleggers after 80 people were killed drinking toxic moonshine in the country's north, police said.

Officials hope to change minds amid 'exquisitely contagious' measles outbreak
13 Feb 2019 at 12:05pm
Officials in Clark County, Washington, publish a list every day of where people infected with measles have been. Among them: busy spots like Concourse D at Oregon's Portland International Airport on January 7 and the sold-out Portland Trail Blazers' home game four days later. There's also a Costco, a Trader Joe's, numerous schools, day-care centers and churches, a swimming pool and even a trampoline park.

Moved by CNN investigation, Georgia lawmaker proposes storing rape kits for a...
13 Feb 2019 at 12:57pm
Inspired by a CNN investigation that revealed law enforcement agencies nationwide improperly destroyed rape kits, a Georgia lawmaker introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at preventing that from happening in his state.

Teen gets vaccinated despite parents' concerns: 'I was doing it for my safety...
12 Feb 2019 at 4:39pm
Ethan Lindenberger grew up thinking that not being vaccinated was normal.

Skyrocketing teen e-cig use erases recent declines in youth tobacco use
11 Feb 2019 at 1:22pm
Public health experts are continuing to sound the alarm on the teen vaping epidemic, tying the nearly 80% spike in youth tobacco use from 2017 to 2018 directly to e-cigarettes. The rise has been so significant that it has wiped out any progress in declining youth tobacco use in recent years, according to a report published Monday.

FDA targets illegally marketed dietary supplements
11 Feb 2019 at 1:16pm
The US Food and Drug Administration is taking new action against dietary supplements, sending warning letters to companies who claim, without proof, that their products can prevent or treat Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, the agency announced Monday.

Pediatrician: How I partnered with parents who didn't want to vaccinate
9 Feb 2019 at 8:32am
Vaccinating, like all parenting decisions, is one that is made from a place of love and caring. A parent who chooses to vaccinate has their child's best interest at heart, as does a parent who chooses not to vaccinate.

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We've got this mountain of trash - why don't we ski down it?
15 Feb 2019 at 11:56am
What to do with the mountain of garbage a major metropolitan area produces is an age-old question. Copenhagen has come up with a brand-new answer: ski down the mountain.

'Tinder for cows' matches livestock in the mood for love
13 Feb 2019 at 2:22pm
A Tinder-inspired app is helping farmers match up potential partners for their cattle.

Toronto police probe hurling of chair from high-rise balcony
11 Feb 2019 at 3:03pm
Toronto police said on Monday they are investigating an incident of a woman hurling a chair from the balcony of a high-rise condominium that was captured on a video that went viral.

Indonesia police apologise for using snake in Papua interrogation
11 Feb 2019 at 5:20am
Indonesian police have apologised and pledged disciplinary action after officers draped a live snake around the neck of a suspect to persuade him to confess during an interrogation session in the easternmost area of Papua.

Greek minister caught taking a puff tells EU official to butt out
6 Feb 2019 at 10:40am
Greece's deputy health minister has told the European Union's top health official to butt out after getting a reprimand for smoking in public.

Memories made of this: USB stick found in frozen seal poo
5 Feb 2019 at 12:24pm
Scientists in New Zealand say they have found a USB memory stick containing holiday photos inside a frozen slab of seal poo.

NFL: Fans in St. Louis can flush away anger at Kroenke
2 Feb 2019 at 6:16am
Three years after leaving St. Louis for the glamor of Tinseltown, the Rams are going to the Super Bowl, adding an extra sucker punch for many fans in the team's old hometown.

Pungent 'J-Queen' durians sell for $1,000 in Indonesia
31 Jan 2019 at 6:01am
An Indonesian variety of the durian - a pungent, spiky fruit considered a delicacy across many parts of Asia -- has been sold in a store on the island of Java for a hefty $1,000 per fruit.

Roman remains unearthed near famous Lisbon restaurant
25 Jan 2019 at 10:32am
Portuguese archaeologists digging near one of Lisbon's most iconic restaurants, the Solar dos Presuntos (Manor of Hams), have discovered a large Roman cemetery holding 2,000-year-old skeletons and various ancient artifacts.

Spate of rabbit killings spooks village in rural France
25 Jan 2019 at 9:26am
Dozens of domestic rabbits have been killed and left outside their hutches in rural Brittany in western France since last summer, but police have found no clues to help them find those responsible.

Robots serve up food and fun in Budapest cafe
25 Jan 2019 at 7:51am
The robots at the Enjoy Budapest Cafe can do it all - they can serve up food and drink, tell jokes, dance with the kids or just hang out for a chat with customers.

Papal Swiss Guard keep cool heads with 3-D helmets
22 Jan 2019 at 9:42am
The Vatican's Swiss Guard, the colorfully dressed mini-army that helps protect the pope, will have cooler heads now they have swapped their ancient metal helmets for ones made by 3-D printers.

Brexit survival kit helps Britons face the worst with freeze-dried fajita
22 Jan 2019 at 8:29am
With just nine weeks to go until Britain is due to leave the European Union, a company is selling worried Britons a survival kit to help them prepare for the worst.