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26 Feb 2020 at 1:02pm

Mega Millions Winning Number for 02/25/2020 Tuesday
26 Feb 2020 at 12:51am

Draw ID: 2376
Winning Number: 02-09-43-49-63     Mega Ball: 15     Megaplier: 2
Current Jackpot: $55 Million
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 02/28/2020 Friday
Estimated Jackpot: $60 Million
Estimated Cash Option: $42.9 Million
Video: https://youtu.be/xOQt6j6-jMc


Powerball Winning Number for 02/22/2020 Saturday
23 Feb 2020 at 12:21am

Draw ID: 1050
Winning Number: 25-37-39-61-62     Powerball: 11     Powerplay: 3
Current Jackpot: $60 Million
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 02/26/2020 Wednesday
Estimated Jackpot: $70 Million
Estimated Cash Option: $50.7 Million
Video: https://youtu.be/rK3cU0n42iE


Lucky for Life Winning Number for 02/24/2020 Monday
24 Feb 2020 at 11:30pm

Draw ID: 830
Winning Number: 23-27-33-44-48     Lucky Ball: 11
Current Jackpot: $1,000
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 02/27/2020 Thursday
Estimated Top Prize: $1,000
Video: https://youtu.be/PJBkjH-k_I4


Megabucks Doubler Winning Number for 02/22/2020 Saturday
22 Feb 2020 at 11:03pm

Draw ID: 3802
Winning Number: 02-07-12-19-23-28     ST Doubler: 4
Current Jackpot: $9,580,000
Jackpot Winners: 1
Location: Shrewsbury
Next Draw Date: 02/26/2020 Wednesday
Estimated Jackpot: $500,000
Estimated Cash Option: $360,000
Video: https://youtu.be/Gido0znSJf4


Mass Cash Winning Number for 02/25/2020 Tuesday
25 Feb 2020 at 9:57pm

Draw ID: 5395
Winning Number: 03-16-18-25-28
Current Jackpot: $100,000
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 02/26/2020 Wednesday
Estimated Top Prize: $100,000
Video: https://youtu.be/P1HXNtEK42U


Numbers Game Winning Number for 02/25/2020 Tuesday Evening
25 Feb 2020 at 7:57pm

Draw ID: 19594
Winning Number: 2-2-4-5
Next Draw Date: 02/26/2020 Wednesday
Payouts:
Exact 4: $3,462   Exact 3: $485   Exact 2: $42   Exact 1: $4
Any 4: $288   Any First 3: $162   Any Last 3: $81
Video: https://youtu.be/EiTMaVinjQw


Numbers Game Winning Number for 02/26/2020 Wednesday Mid-Day
26 Feb 2020 at 1:02pm

Draw ID: 19595
Winning Number: 6-3-5-6
Next Draw Date: 02/27/2020 Thursday
Payouts:
Exact 4: $4,739   Exact 3: $663   Exact 2: $57   Exact 1: $6
Any 4: $395   Any First 3: $110   Any Last 3: $110
Video: https://youtu.be/BmFkevtBQS0


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CNN's Sanjay Gupta answers top questions on coronavirus
26 Feb 2020 at 9:52am
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers questions on the novel coronavirus, including how the virus spreads and precautions to take to avoid getting sick.

How you and your workplace can protect yourselves
26 Feb 2020 at 11:59am
The novel coronavirus is now a "public health emergency of international concern," killing more than 2,700 people and infecting more than 80,000 worldwide.

Coronavirus lockdown turns Disney parks into ghost towns
25 Feb 2020 at 1:00pm
Restrictions from the novel coronavirus mean that two major Disney theme parks have had to temporarily shut down. The pain isn't limited to Disney, it also extends to the surrounding businesses in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China. CNN's David Culver reports from Shanghai.

Opinion: The best defense against coronavirus
26 Feb 2020 at 4:47pm
As an infectious disease physician and medical microbiologist who has successfully treated patients with Ebola virus disease in the US, I am being asked a lot of questions about the new coronavirus, Covid-19.

Court says Trump administration can withhold money from NYC and 7 states
26 Feb 2020 at 1:07pm
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26 Feb 2020 at 12:40pm
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ATF tweets that it is responding to an active shooter scene in Milwaukee
26 Feb 2020 at 4:48pm
Milwaukee police said Wednesday afternoon they are investigating a "critical incident" in the area near the 4000 block of W. State Street and are asking the public to stay away from the area.

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Here's what to expect from Thursday's weather forecast
by Jack Pickell
26 Feb 2020 at 4:55pm
A wet start to the day.

Erica Marino is running in memory of a family friend's son diagnosed with sev...
by Madelaine Millar
26 Feb 2020 at 4:30pm
"Sure it will be tough, but it's nothing like what Gary or anyone dealing with cancer has to go through."

Boston city councilors want to talk over late-night T service again
by Christopher Gavin
26 Feb 2020 at 4:30pm
"People need stability, and they need whatever we are putting before them to be reliable, affordable, and accessible."

Lab rescued after falling through ice in Ashland State Park
by Ainslie Cromar
26 Feb 2020 at 4:12pm
"We are happy to report that Blue and his owner are both safe and recovering from this ordeal."

Massachusetts House proposes 5-cent per gallon gas tax hike, increased ride-h...
by Associated Press
26 Feb 2020 at 3:17pm
The package is expected to generate between $522 and $612 million annually.

Boston Pops 2020 season will feature Sting, Guster, and more
by Kevin Slane
26 Feb 2020 at 3:00pm
The conductor will celebrate a quarter-century with the orchestra in style.

Read the family-submitted obituaries for the 4 relatives killed in Florida crash
by Dialynn Dwyer
26 Feb 2020 at 2:30pm
Funeral services have been set for Julie Smith, 41, of Whitman; her mother, 76-year-old Josephine Fay; and two of her children, 5-year-old Scarlett and 11-year-old Jaxon. 

Chad Finn: Why you shouldn?t give up on this Red Sox season
by Chad Finn
26 Feb 2020 at 2:25pm
What needs to happen for the Red Sox to compete in the American League East?

Bill Belichick ditched the NFL Combine to scout a prospect in the rain in Ten...
by Deyscha Smith
26 Feb 2020 at 2:22pm
The Patriots head coach was "in the lab" with Middle Tennessee defensive end Tyshun Render.

Sullivan's Castle Island reopens Saturday
by Erin Kuschner
26 Feb 2020 at 2:05pm
Line up for lobster rolls, soft serve, and half-priced hot dogs.

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Bernie Sanders' campaign walks back vow of total deportation freeze
by Adam Shaw
26 Feb 2020 at 4:58pm
Sen. Bernie Sanders? campaign appears to be walking back a key plank of its radical immigration policy -- a total moratorium on all deportations -- by promising that ?violent criminals? could still be removed from the country.

Ben Shapiro jokes Elizabeth Warren was ?openly campaigning? to join Sanders t...
by Yael Halon
26 Feb 2020 at 4:56pm
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., spent much of Tuesday's Democratic debate attacking former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an effort to win over current front-runner Bernie Sanders, Ben Shapiro said.

Who is in the presidential line of succession?
by Ronn Blitzer
26 Feb 2020 at 4:43pm
In the aftermath of President Trump's impeachment, and an upcoming election where a Democratic candidate will eventually name a running mate, one question that remains in the back of many voters' minds is who is next in line should the president leave office for one reason or another. While most people are aware that the Vice President is next in line, the full line of succession includes 18 positions.

Ben Cooper, Western film icon, dead at 86
by Julius Young
26 Feb 2020 at 4:33pm
Ben Cooper, a Western film actor most famous for his role as the bandit Turkey Ralston in ?Johnny Guitar? and numerous other Western projects for the big and silver screens, has died. He was 86.

Congressional Dems echo concerns about down-ballot consequences of Bernie nom...
by Marisa Schultz
26 Feb 2020 at 4:29pm
A day after rivals argued that a Bernie Sanders nomination would hurt moderate Democrats win re-election across the country, congressional Democrats began to echo similar concerns.

Maria Bartiromo: Coronavirus causing stocks to fall due to US companies' depe...
by Charles Creitz
26 Feb 2020 at 4:29pm
Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Wednesday that the coronavirus outbreak is causing the U.S. stock market to plummet due to American companies' dependence on China to preserve their supply chains.

Dr. Manny Alvarez: Coronavirus ? How to prepare and protect yourself as US ge...
by Manny Alvarez
26 Feb 2020 at 4:29pm
I understand that the latest news on coronavirus could make anyone scared.

California congressman brings taxidermied swamp creature into Capitol
by Andrew O'Reilly
26 Feb 2020 at 4:15pm
Rep. Josh Harder, D-Calif., brought an interesting guest to the House floor on Wednesday in an effort to sway Congress to vote in favor of a piece of legislation he introduced.

Trump sues New York Times for libel over Russia 'conspiracy' op-ed
by Gregg Re
26 Feb 2020 at 3:52pm
The Trump campaign has filed a libel lawsuit against what it called the "extremely biased" New York Times, saying the paper's March 27, 2019 op-ed titled ?The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo" amounted to a knowingly false smear intended to "improperly influence the presidential election in November 2020."

Congress makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till
26 Feb 2020 at 3:51pm
Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, Congress has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law.

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231 People Self-Quarantined, Being Monitored for Coronavirus in Mass.
by Gaia De Simoni
26 Feb 2020 at 10:02pm
As coronavirus cases continue to rise globally, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said Wednesday that it has been working closely on the virus response with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ?The risk of COVID-19 remains low in Massachusetts,? Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel said in a conference call. ?Our healthcare workers, institutions and public health partners across...

Two Rare Blue Whales Spotted 130 Miles Off Cape Cod
by Gaia De Simoni
26 Feb 2020 at 9:10pm
Two rare, endangered blue whales were spotted by researchers in New England waters, about 130 miles southeast of Cape Cod earlier this month. Researchers Orla O?Brien and Amy Warren from the New England Aquarium surveyed the vast Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument to document the region?s biodiversity and count the number of animals living and feeding in the...

Police Seek Whereabouts of Missing Wayland Teenager
26 Feb 2020 at 8:32pm
Police need the public?s help locating a missing Massachusetts teenager last seen in Wayland more than two weeks ago. Rachaell Redgate, 15, was last seen on Feb. 10. Police believe the teenager fled from Wayland to Fall River. Redgate is described at 5?1? and 110 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. Anyone with information on Redgate?s whereabouts is urged...

2 People Shot Near Westgate Mall in Brockton
by Marc Fortier
26 Feb 2020 at 7:38pm
Emergency crews responded to a reported shooting near the Westgate Mall in Brockton, Massachusetts, on Wednesday afternoon. Brockton police said the shooting occurred inside a Holiday Inn shortly after 1:30 p.m. Two men were injured in the shooting, police said. One male victim made his way to the Westgate Mall area nearby and called 911. Emergency medical technicians arrived and...

Red Sox Prospect From Taiwan Quarantined Over Coronavirus Concerns: Report
by Marc Fortier
26 Feb 2020 at 7:21pm
A Boston Red Sox prospect from Taiwan has been quarantined by the team as a precaution over concerns about the coronavirus. According to the Boston Globe, Chih-Jung Liu, a 20-year-old pitcher, arrived in Florida from Taiwan last week to take part in spring training. But he has been quarantined in a hotel room ever since. Liu wrote on Facebook that...

Spring-Like Storm to Bring Rain, Snow and Wind to Parts of New England
by Michael Page
26 Feb 2020 at 7:13pm
A spring-like storm arrives in New England tonight, bringing heavy rain, pasty snow and powerful winds to different parts of New England. Things will still be quiet this evening, with lots of clouds and pockets of mist and drizzle. Expect a few flurries in northern New England where it?s a little chillier. Temperatures will hold in the 30s and 40s....

Massachusetts House Leaders Propose 5-Cent Gas Tax Increase
by Steve LeBlanc
26 Feb 2020 at 6:57pm
Massachusetts House leaders proposed a 5-cent per gallon gas tax hike on Wednesday as part of a larger bill aimed at increasing funding for transportation. The proposal would also increase fees on ride-hailing services and end the state?s sales tax exemption for the purchase of vehicles by rental car companies. It would also increase the state?s corporate minimum tax. The...

Holy Cross Rowing Coach Cited in Crash That Killed Rower
26 Feb 2020 at 6:51pm
Police in Florida have cited a College of Holy Cross rowing coach for failing to yield the right of way in a Jan. 15 crash that killed a rower and injured 13 other people. Patrick Diggins was issued a noncriminal traffic violation for failing to yield to oncoming traffic as he drove a rented van carrying team members to practice,...

New Technology at Logan Airport Will Improve REAL ID Screening
by Caroline Connolly and Melissa Buja
26 Feb 2020 at 6:45pm
The Transportation Security Administration at Boston?s Logan Airport has installed new technology in preparation for REAL IDs which will be required of all passengers starting in October. The 25 Credential Authentication Technology scanners, which were installed last fall and debuted to the public on Wednesday, will improve checkpoint screening capabilities at the busy airport, TSA officials said. Logan was one...

NH Flags to Be Lowered for Air Force Pilot
26 Feb 2020 at 6:41pm
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is ordering flags to be flown at half-staff on Saturday in memory of an Air Force pilot from Hudson who recently was killed in Afghanistan. Capt. Ryan Phaneuf and another airman died January 27 in a plane crash. Phaneuf, who was 30, was a 2007 graduate of Alvirne High School and a member of the...

Connecticut Singer Who Drew Fire at Mar-A-Lago Competent to Face Trial
26 Feb 2020 at 6:13pm
An opera singer from Middletown is now mentally competent to stand trial on charges that she sped through a checkpoint outside President Donald Trump?s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, drawing gunfire from law enforcement officers, her attorney says. Hannah Roemhild has responded well to medication she has received while being held at the Palm Beach County Jail and can assist in...

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Frustrated Trump Considers Naming Coronavirus ?Czar?
by Noah Weiland, Maggie Haberman and Emily Cochrane
26 Feb 2020 at 2:50pm
President Trump is holding an evening news conference to address the government?s response.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Cases Rise in Italy and Iran, and Spread to Other C...
26 Feb 2020 at 4:37pm
People with potential exposure are in quarantine around the world ? including 83 in Nassau County, N.Y. The number of new infections outside China has outpaced those inside the country for the first time.

At Spanish Hotel Under Coronavirus Lockdown, Meals With Masks
by Elian Peltier and Raphael Minder
26 Feb 2020 at 12:08pm
The authorities announced on Wednesday that three more people had tested positive in the country.

Coronavirus Weakens China?s Powerful Propaganda Machine
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26 Feb 2020 at 5:00am
Beijing is pushing tales of perseverance, but many young people are openly questioning the Communist Party?s message.

How to Prepare for Coronavirus
by Gina Kolata
26 Feb 2020 at 2:31pm
Wash your hands. Keep a supply of medicines. Get a flu shot. Experts offer practical tips on how to get ready for an outbreak.

Coronavirus Shows the Problem With Trump?s Stock Market Boasting
by Neil Irwin
26 Feb 2020 at 10:18am
Most presidents avoid talking about a rising market because they know how fragile it is.

?He Hasn?t Been Here?: Why Joe Biden Lags in Super Tuesday States
by Thomas Kaplan and Katie Glueck
26 Feb 2020 at 4:41pm
Joseph R. Biden Jr. is counting on a victory in South Carolina to revive his candidacy. But a daunting challenge awaits next week in states where he has limited resources.

Klobuchar Ramped Up Prosecutions, Except in Cases Against Police
by Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Richard Fausset
26 Feb 2020 at 11:50am
The candidate has faced tough questions about a disputed murder conviction and her record of seeking stiff sentences while declining to prosecute police shootings.

Children Freeze to Death as Attack Prompts Largest Exodus of Syrian War
by Vivian Yee and Hwaida Saad
26 Feb 2020 at 1:03pm
The Syrian government?s assault on a rebel-held province has created one of the worst humanitarian emergencies of a brutal nine-year war.

The Roots of the Delhi Riots: A Fiery Speech and an Ultimatum
by Jeffrey Gettleman, Suhasini Raj and Sameer Yasir
26 Feb 2020 at 3:32pm
A local Hindu politician told the police to evict a group of Muslim protesters or he and his men would. Now, 25 have died in some of the worst violence in years.

Should Robots Have a Face?
by Michael Corkery
26 Feb 2020 at 2:20pm
As automation comes to retail industries, companies are giving machines more humanlike features in order to make them liked, not feared.

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Kevin Bacon is so in on the six-degree of Kevin Bacon joke
26 Feb 2020 at 12:13pm
Kevin Bacon is letting one crazy fan get one degree too close.

Gwyneth Paltrow, star of 'Contagion,' is taking her coronavirus worries serio...
26 Feb 2020 at 3:24pm
Gwyneth Paltrow isn't taking any risks.

George Clooney saddened by allegations of Nespresso child labor
26 Feb 2020 at 1:06pm
Oscar-winning actor George Clooney says Nespresso still has "work to do" after an investigation claimed to uncover child labor at six of its suppliers in Guatemala.

Harry Styles announces a 2-night 'Harryween' concert at Madison Square Garden
26 Feb 2020 at 10:53am
Harry Styles has added two Halloween-themed shows to his "Love On Tour" concert dates.

'Love Is Blind' spoiler: Did Barnett and Amber give something away?
26 Feb 2020 at 10:37am
Netflix has a hit with their new dating series "Love Is Blind," but did two of the contestants spoil one of the storylines?

Kim Kardashian West appears to throw a punch at her sister, Kourtney Kardashian
26 Feb 2020 at 8:20am
Kim Kardashian West and Kourtney Kardashian have been known to verbally spar on their family's hit reality show, but did things turn physical?

Duffy opens up about why she retreated from the spotlight
26 Feb 2020 at 9:35am
Duffy opened up to her fans Tuesday in an Instagram post that explained why she stepped away from the spotlight nearly a decade ago.

'The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez' examines how the system failed a murdered boy
26 Feb 2020 at 9:39am
Documenting a horrifying story from every conceivable angle, "The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez" examines the abuse and murder of an eight-year-old boy by his mother and her boyfriend, and the ways that the system failed to protect him. Difficult to watch, the documentary is inevitably compelling but structurally messy -- a byproduct, perhaps, of stretching the material over six parts.

'Mission: Impossible VII' stops production due to Coronavirus outbreak
25 Feb 2020 at 6:23pm
Production for the upcoming "Mission: Impossible" movie has been put on hold due to the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak.

Eminem calls on fans to match his flow with the '#GodzillaChallenge'
26 Feb 2020 at 6:02am
Hip-hop star Eminem wants fans to match his impeccable flow with their own rapping skills.

A 'Bachelor' for seniors is headed to ABC
25 Feb 2020 at 2:19pm
Ok, boomers. "The Bachelor" franchise is about to get bigger. ABC is casting a new version of the show with "seniors looking for love."

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'They brought batons inside the mosque': Victims recount Delhi's worst sectar...
26 Feb 2020 at 5:05pm
Abdul Samar was praying at a mosque in the northeast of India's capital on Tuesday evening when protesters stormed in brandishing weapons, attacking worshipers and setting the building ablaze.

Clive Cussler, prolific author and sea explorer, dead at 88
26 Feb 2020 at 5:02pm
Clive Cussler, an author known for his books about underwater shipwreck discoveries both real and imagined, died on Monday, his family announced.

Louisiana Republican Ralph Abraham announces retirement from Congress
26 Feb 2020 at 4:59pm
Rep. Ralph Abraham, a Louisiana Republican, announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection this year.

Lyon stuns Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo
26 Feb 2020 at 4:57pm
It's only one goal and there's still the return leg to come in Turin, but Lyon's surprise 1-0 win against Juventus on Wednesday leaves this last-16 tie delicately poised as the Italian team seeks its first Champions League title since 1996.

Milwaukee police investigating 'critical incident' near Molson Coors complex
26 Feb 2020 at 4:48pm
Milwaukee police said Wednesday afternoon they are investigating a "critical incident" in the area near the 4000 block of W. State Street and are asking the public to stay away from the area.

Trump campaign files libel lawsuit against The New York Times over 2019 opini...
26 Feb 2020 at 4:47pm
President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign on Wednesday escalated its feud with the news media to new heights, filing a libel lawsuit against The New York Times in which it alleged the newspaper "knowingly published false and defamatory statements" in a March 2019 opinion piece.

The best defense against coronavirus
26 Feb 2020 at 4:47pm
Dr. Colleen Kraft of Emory University writes that washing hands and protecting medical workers are our best chance to keep the coronavirus epidemic from spreading further.

Here are the lawmakers who are not seeking reelection to Congress in 2020
26 Feb 2020 at 4:45pm
The battle for control of Congress is less than a year away and some House lawmakers are already deciding not to run for reelection, setting up a few potentially interesting campaigns in the 2020 election.

Photographer Daniel Arnold visits the center and sidelines of the world's lar...
26 Feb 2020 at 4:40pm
Photographer Daniel Arnold visits theTucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase, which is the world's largest gem show. See what he discovered in Arizona.

Analysis: Trump's war on truth takes a dangerous turn as he attacks the media...
26 Feb 2020 at 4:37pm
Since the dawn of the Trump presidency, countless experts have warned that the president's lack of credibility would imperil the country in the event of an emergency.

Bob Iger's not leaving just yet: His new role at Disney is vital to the company
26 Feb 2020 at 4:37pm
Bob Iger may no longer be the CEO, but his work at Disney is not over.

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Another University of Oklahoma professor uses the N-word
24 Feb 2020 at 11:04pm
For the second time in as many weeks, a professor at the University of Oklahoma has been accused of using the N-word.

United Airlines gives $90,000 in travel vouchers for downgrading passengers
24 Feb 2020 at 4:57pm
? Most Americans will need a new ID to fly, starting in October

Katherine Johnson, famed NASA mathematician and inspiration for the film 'Hid...
24 Feb 2020 at 12:45pm
Without the precision of "human computer" Katherine Johnson, NASA's storied history might've looked a lot different. Her calculations were responsible for safely rocketing men into space and securing the American lead in the space race against the Soviet Union.

State settles with wrongfully convicted man who spent 23 years in prison
25 Feb 2020 at 9:04am
Lamonte McIntyre spent 23 years behind bars for a double murder he didn't commit. On Monday, he was awarded $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit for his wrongful conviction, the Kansas State Attorney General's office announced.

Klobuchar releases medical records; doctor says she is in 'very good health'
25 Feb 2020 at 12:51am
Sen. Amy Klobuchar's presidential campaign released the Minnesota Democrat's most recent medical report and lab documentation late Monday and a letter from her obstetrician-gynecologist describing her as in "very good health."

Richard Grenell once touted his foreign clients. Now he's the top US intellig...
25 Feb 2020 at 6:37am
Years before becoming the nation's top intelligence official, Richard Grenell touted his consulting work for clients in Iran, China and other countries, which included projects that could violate foreign lobbying laws or jeopardize his security clearance.

White House submits $1.25B emergency request as part of $2.5B coronavirus effort
24 Feb 2020 at 11:44pm
The White House has requested $1.25 billion in emergency funding to address the novel coronavirus, part of an effort to direct as much as $2.5 billion in total funds to bolster its response to the growing global crisis, according to a letter obtained by CNN.

Company says its coronavirus vaccine is ready for first tests
26 Feb 2020 at 5:43am
US biotech firm Moderna has shipped an experimental coronavirus vaccine to US government researchers just six weeks after it started working on the immunization.

Online shopping can be worse for the environment than driving to a store
26 Feb 2020 at 12:30pm
If you think shopping online is more eco-friendly than driving to a store, think again.

Jif settles the great GIF debate
25 Feb 2020 at 10:13am
Jif is releasing a limited-edition jar of GIF peanut butter in a collaboration meant to be as smooth as the product itself.

The US would be better off with fewer billionaires
24 Feb 2020 at 8:27am
When folks say that billionaires shouldn't exist, it's nothing personal. Some billionaires are nice enough. Some spend generously on philanthropy.

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Coronavirus is bringing two old enemies closer together
25 Feb 2020 at 9:48pm
"Even though we live in different places, we live under the same sky," read the stanza on the sides of boxes filled with face masks and thermometers sent to China from the Japan Youth Development Association (JYDA).

Boris Johnson's family 'stunned' after neighbor found murdered
26 Feb 2020 at 8:59am
Boris Johnson's family are "stunned and saddened" after a neighbor of the British Prime Minister's father was found shot to death near his country home in southwest England.

Hong Kong is giving 7 million people $1,200 in cash
26 Feb 2020 at 4:17am
Hong Kong is handing most of its residents a pile of cash to spend as it tries to save its slumping economy from the aftermath of protests and the coronavirus outbreak.

Images show massive Antarctic change in just 9 days
26 Feb 2020 at 1:56pm
CNN's Tom Sater speaks to scientists about an unprecedented heat wave that has resulted in rapidly melting ice caps in Antarctica. Experts warn this may lead to irreversible damage.

Is it safe for travelers to visit Italy?
26 Feb 2020 at 12:45pm
The novel coronavirus may have originated in Wuhan, China, but it's since spread to more than 30 countries across the world.

Disney became a giant under Bob Iger. Can he be replaced?
25 Feb 2020 at 8:12pm
Bob Iger gradually built the Walt Disney Co. into the juggernaut that it is today -? one acquisition and expansion at a time ? fueling the question of whether the CEO is irreplaceable. In one stunning, unexpected stroke, the company and media industry is about to find out.

Coronavirus fears are weighing on Asian markets again
26 Feb 2020 at 12:40pm
The novel coronavirus-related shock to US markets is once again carrying over to Asia Pacific.

The coronavirus outbreak is a test for China's tech industry
24 Feb 2020 at 2:35pm
China has spent decades nurturing its tech sector. Now, faced with a massive public health crisis, Beijing is pushing its tech companies to join the fight against the novel coronavirus.

These startups raised billions and then laid off thousands
25 Feb 2020 at 12:30pm
Just a few months ago, discount hotel chain OYO seemed unstoppable. The India-based startup touted plans for global expansion and saw its valuation double to $10 billion in October. But in mid-January, the company began sweeping layoffs that have seen thousands lose their jobs.

Meet South Africa's first black billionaire
5 Dec 2019 at 11:20am
When it comes to business success, few have a story quite like Patrice Motsepe, South Africa's first black billionaire. The founder of African Rainbow Minerals sits down with Eleni Giokos for a candid conversation about the value of hard work and taking risks.

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters
18 Sep 2019 at 12:44pm
If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.

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Court says Trump administration can withhold money from NYC, 7 states in 'san...
26 Feb 2020 at 1:07pm
The Trump administration can withhold federal money from seven states, as well as New York City, over their cooperation on immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

8 takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina
26 Feb 2020 at 10:43am
Tuesday night's debate was a frenetic free-for-all, with six candidates all trying to knock Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders off the course of claiming the party's nomination.

The government had a model for handling Ebola. Trump has ditched it
26 Feb 2020 at 2:27pm
Never interested in government details, President Donald Trump now wants to purge officials of dubious loyalty. Wall Street is reminding Americans a weakened executive branch carries risks.

Trump to hold news conference as White House is on defensive over coronavirus...
26 Feb 2020 at 3:54pm
A plunging stock market has exacerbated President Donald Trump's rising concerns over how to stem the outbreak of the coronavirus even though he has publicly declared the virus to be "very much under control in the USA," multiple people tell CNN.

Schumer announces $8.5 billion request for emergency coronavirus funding
26 Feb 2020 at 1:40pm
Senate Democrats are preparing to request $8.5 billion to combat the coronavirus, a senior Senate Democratic aide told CNN Wednesday, setting up a spending showdown in Congress where lawmakers are grappling with how to help contain the disease.

Analysis: Jarring contradictions cast doubt on Trump's ability to handle coro...
26 Feb 2020 at 9:36am
Jarring contradictions in the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus are casting doubt on its capacity to tackle an outbreak that officials say is now certain to reach US soil.

Unlikely everyone will have a REAL ID by October deadline, acting Homeland Se...
26 Feb 2020 at 4:26pm
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Wednesday raised concerns that not all states will meet the October 1 deadline to issue REAL ID driver's licenses to residents, telling lawmakers that he may request a legislative fix to assist the process.

Justice Department creates section dedicated to denaturalization cases
26 Feb 2020 at 4:01pm
The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it's dedicating a section of its workforce to review denaturalization cases -- a move that's likely to worry immigrant advocates who've expressed concern about the administration stripping citizenship from Americans.

Bloomberg once said Social Security was the biggest Ponzi scheme and argued f...
26 Feb 2020 at 3:39pm
Mike Bloomberg has vowed as a Democratic candidate for president to "strengthen entitlement programs." But when he was mayor of New York City, Bloomberg twice compared Social Security to a "Ponzi scheme" and repeatedly said cuts to that program as well as Medicare and Medicaid had to be part of any serious solution to reducing the federal deficit.

Supreme Court dismisses DC sniper's case
26 Feb 2020 at 3:07pm
The Supreme Court dismissed on Wednesday the pending case of Lee Boyd Malvo, who was convicted for his role in the serial sniper shooting spree that rocked Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia 17 years ago.

A record number of immigrants are eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential e...
26 Feb 2020 at 4:02pm
A record number of immigrants are eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new report.

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Gene catalog comprising community of microbes in vaginal microbiome
26 Feb 2020 at 4:06pm
Researchers have created the first catalogue of genes that comprise the community of microbes, which inhabit the human vagina. The catalogue, called human vaginal non-redundant gene catalog (VIRGO), was recently released as a public resource that can be used by researchers to facilitate a more in-depth understanding of the role of vaginal microorganisms in women's health and to potentially develop future treatments.

Helpful interactions can keep societies stable
26 Feb 2020 at 4:06pm
Biologists have challenged old notions that communities with mutualistic interactions -- where the presence of one species benefits another -- are unstable. Their model, instead, shows that such interactions can make communities even more stable in some scenarios.

Silicon's exact conductivity for future solar cell, semiconductor applications
26 Feb 2020 at 3:20pm
Researchers have made the most sensitive measurements to date of how quickly electric charge moves in silicon, a gauge of its performance as a semiconductor.

Job insecurity negatively affects your personality
26 Feb 2020 at 3:19pm
Drawing on Cybernetic Big Five Theory, this study proposes that chronic job insecurity is associated with an increase in neuroticism and decreases in agreeableness and conscientiousness.

CT provides best diagnosis for COVID-19
26 Feb 2020 at 3:19pm
In a study of more than 1,000 patients published in the journal Radiology, chest CT outperformed lab testing in the diagnosis of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The researchers concluded that CT should be used as the primary screening tool for COVID-19.

Freshwater flowing into the North Pacific plays key role in North America's c...
26 Feb 2020 at 2:54pm
Massive freshwater river flows stemming from glacier-fed flooding at the end of the last ice age surged across eastern Washington to the Columbia River and out to the North Pacific Ocean, where they triggered climate changes throughout the northern hemisphere.

Complex local conditions keep fields of dunes from going active all at once
26 Feb 2020 at 2:21pm
New research on sand dunes in China describes how even neighboring dunes can long remain in different and seemingly conflicting states -- confounding the assessment of stabilization efforts and masking the effects of climate change.

Billions lost as illicit fisheries trade hurting nations who can afford it least
26 Feb 2020 at 2:21pm
More than eight million to 14 million tons of unreported fish catches are traded illicitly every year, costing the legitimate market between $9 billion and $17 billion in trade each year, according to new research.

Ancient meteorite site on Earth could reveal new clues about Mars' past
26 Feb 2020 at 2:21pm
Scientists have devised new analytical tools to break down the enigmatic history of Mars' atmosphere -- and whether life was once possible there. It could help astrobiologists understand the alkalinity, pH and nitrogen content of ancient waters on Mars, and by extension, the carbon dioxide composition of the planet's ancient atmosphere.

Sweat sensor detects stress levels; May find use in space exploration
26 Feb 2020 at 1:41pm
A researcher has developed a sweat sensor capable of monitoring levels of cortisol in the body.

Biodiversity increases the efficiency of energy use in grasslands
26 Feb 2020 at 1:13pm
Plants obtain their energy from the sun. Other beings rely on eating to survive. Yet how does the energy flow inside ecosystems function and are there differences between ecosystems with many species in comparison to those with few species? Researchers have now examined these questions using a holistic approach by evaluating data gathered through a large-scale biodiversity experiment.

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Jayson Tatum has a big fan in Carmelo Anthony
by Mark Murphy
26 Feb 2020 at 5:06pm
Befitting Tatum?s blossoming status, he?s become the toast of many of the NBA?s older guard, including Carmelo Anthony. The two got to know each other at a sneaker event last summer.

Police: `Critical incident? at Molson Coors in Milwaukee
by Associated Press
26 Feb 2020 at 5:05pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police are responding to what they are calling a “critical incident” on the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus amid reports of a possible shooting.

David Ortiz estate sale poll: What?s the weirdest item up for grabs?
by Boston Herald staff
26 Feb 2020 at 5:01pm
If you're looking for an asparagus rug, Louis Vuitton luggage lock or pig dishes -- you're in luck! David Ortiz is holding an estate sale Saturday at his Weston home -- and those quirky items are just a few of the strange things for sale. What do you think is the weirdest item up for grabs? Take our poll to weigh in.

David Ortiz estate sale has some bizarre finds, including Red Sox memorabilia
by Bill Speros
26 Feb 2020 at 5:00pm
Exhausted by the Tom Brady Watch? Out of patience waiting for Major League Baseball to dispense justice upon the Boston Red Sox? Completely forgotten that the NFL has yet to lay down its punishment for SpyGate II? Well, if you want action, we got you covered. 

California wildfire victims fear coming last in PG&E payout
by Associated Press
26 Feb 2020 at 4:47pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $13.5 billion settlement between victims of California's catastrophic wildfires and the utility blamed for causing them was supposed to bring some peace and hope to people still reeling from the devastation.

House makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till
by Associated Press
26 Feb 2020 at 4:36pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law.

U.S. must ramp up procedures to deal with coronavirus
by Betsy McCaughey
26 Feb 2020 at 4:36pm
With outbreaks raging in Italy, Iran, South Korea and other countries, U.S. authorities now predict coronavirus will strike Americans here, causing “significant disruptions to our lives.” The warning came from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official Nancy Messonnier at a Tuesday briefing. If the virus — now dubbed COVID-19 — starts to infect large […]

State health official: Hundreds under coronavirus quarantine in Massachusetts
by Rick Sobey
26 Feb 2020 at 4:19pm
State health officials said Wednesday that hundreds of Bay State residents are quarantined in Massachusetts to guard against coronavirus but that the ?risk remains low? for the highly contagious...

No Bernie, Castro is not a good role model
by Rich Lowry
26 Feb 2020 at 4:17pm
Bernie Sanders may be on the verge of gaining an insurmountable lead in the Democratic nomination fight, but he’s not letting that get in the way of his socialist principles. Asked in a “60 Minutes” interview about old statements praising Fidel Castro’s supposed achievements in health care and education, Sanders stayed true to himself. “You […]

Gallery: Red Sox Vs Pirates
by Matt Stone
26 Feb 2020 at 4:14pm

Tatum and Brown take a big step together
by Mark Murphy
26 Feb 2020 at 4:05pm
After three quarters Tuesday night in Portland, each had 22 points. Tatum is hitting 3-pointers over Anthony Davis and Hassan Whiteside, and Brown is attacking with more confidence than ever. Both are two-way players. Danny Ainge, in hindsight, couldn?t have drafted better in those two spots.

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CDC official warns Americans it's not a question of if coronavirus will sprea...
26 Feb 2020 at 4:47am
One of the top officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans on Tuesday that health experts foresee the novel coronavirus that has killed thousands spreading in the United States.

Life in Hong Kong during the time of novel coronavirus
22 Feb 2020 at 7:15am
CNN Senior International Correspondent Ivan Watson talks to Hong Kong residents about what it is like to live in a city in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Marijuana use is rising sharply among seniors over 65, study says, and there ...
24 Feb 2020 at 2:26pm
The sweet scent of baking cookies wafting from grandma's house may be mixed with a more pungent aroma these days. The smell of marijuana.

A record-breaking 105 US children have died from flu so far this season
21 Feb 2020 at 1:34pm
So far this season,105 children have died from the flu, according to data released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the highest number of child flu deaths at this point in the season since the CDC started keeping records in 2004, except for the 2009 flu pandemic.

Want to lose more weight? Intensive therapy from dietitians can help older ad...
21 Feb 2020 at 9:29am
Older adults may have better success at losing weight if they do it with the help of intensive behavioral therapy from dietitians, a new study suggests.

Global food waste twice as high as previously estimated, study says
20 Feb 2020 at 4:16pm
Twice as much food as previously estimated -- or a third of all food available for human consumption -- is wasted, with people in wealthier countries wasting more, according to a recent study published in the journal PLOS One.

CDC has confirmed 35 cases of novel coronavirus in the US
21 Feb 2020 at 10:22pm
US officials have now confirmed 35 cases of novel coronavirus in the country, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

What you can do right now to evade America's No. 1 killer
22 Feb 2020 at 9:05am
Growing up, I watched my father, a highly respected cardiologist, read medical journals every evening, answer emergency phone calls in the middle of many nights, and rush to the hospital after-hours several times a week. I didn't know it then, but these years were the peak of an epidemic of heart disease in the United States.

Common antibiotics linked to increased risk of birth defects, study says
19 Feb 2020 at 7:08pm
Taking some common antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy was linked with higher risk of birth defects, according to a new study.

Pediatrician: Several vaccines at once might be too much for parents, but kid...
21 Feb 2020 at 7:23am
"Your child is due for shots today," is frequently followed in my practice by a grimace and a visible tightening of parents' hold on their baby. Then comes my rehearsed recital of the diseases against which we are protecting the baby through vaccination and lastly, I lay out the total number of shots due. That is when the bargaining starts -- "Does she really need that many Dr. Bracho? Couldn't we do two today and the rest next time?"

Poor quality Western diet kills sperm count and lowers male testosterone, stu...
25 Feb 2020 at 11:35am
If sperm was an animal, science might worry that it's heading toward extinction in Western nations.

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Daredevil 'Mad Mike' Hughes dies in crash of his homemade rocket in California
23 Feb 2020 at 6:14pm
"Mad Mike" Hughes, a self-styled explorer and daredevil bent on proving that the earth is flat was killed over the weekend when his homemade rocket crashed in the California desert over the weekend.

Cape Town restaurant wins Guinness world milkshake record
11 Feb 2020 at 1:45pm
Guinness World Records has named a South African restaurant as the official titleholder for 'Most Varieties of Milkshakes Commercially Available'.

Osaka airport introduces canine comfort room, complete with pole
10 Feb 2020 at 7:12am
Osaka's Itami airport is setting up a toilet area for travelling dogs, complete with a pole for them to cock a leg on.

Come to Rio, get robbed: Brazil tourism body shares awkward Instagram post
5 Feb 2020 at 3:52pm
When marketing Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's national tourism agency typically focuses on the city's world-class beaches, samba-filled music scene and caipirinha-fueled parties. Violent crime is rarely listed among the attractions.

Japanese billionaire Maezawa pulls out of dating show that promised the moon
29 Jan 2020 at 11:31pm
Japanese fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has pulled out of a documentary search for a girlfriend to take on his voyage around the moon with Elon Musk's SpaceX, citing his "mixed feelings" about participating.

Lengthy pizza delivers funds for embattled Australian firefighters
22 Jan 2020 at 6:43am
An Italian restaurant in Australia has made a 103 meter (338 foot) Margherita pizza to raise funds for firefighters battling bushfires.

Ultra trail runner Jornet beats base jumper in odd contest
21 Jan 2020 at 1:57pm
Ultra trail runner Kilian Jornet beat base jumper Tom Erik Heimen in an unusual contest -- one ran up and down a mountain while the other climbed up and flew down in a race last year, footage of which was released on Tuesday.

Doctor TikTok-ed off with injured All Blacks loose forward Savea
21 Jan 2020 at 4:38am
Injured All Blacks loose forward Ardie Savea has been ordered to curb his use of the social media platform TikTok as he recovers from knee surgery.

Drink like a Mexican kingpin: 'El Chapo' beer launched by daughter
17 Jan 2020 at 3:58pm
Have a cold one, have an "El Chapo" beer. That's the message of Alejandrina Guzman, whose company has developed a craft beer dedicated to her infamous, incarcerated kingpin father Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Moonstruck: Japanese billionaire's girlfriend entrants top 20,000
16 Jan 2020 at 12:35pm
Applications to become Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's girlfriend have topped 20,000, streaming service AbemaTV said on Thursday, ahead of its documentary on his search for a "life partner" to take on his moon voyage.

Brain freeze: Russian firm offers path to immortality for a fee
15 Jan 2020 at 8:40am
When Alexei Voronenkov's 70-year-old mother passed away, he paid to have her brain frozen and stored in the hope breakthroughs in science will one day be able to bring her back to life.