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7 Dec 2019 at 12:58pm

Mega Millions Winning Number for 12/06/2019 Friday
7 Dec 2019 at 12:23am

Draw ID: 2353
Winning Number: 20-31-40-46-61     Mega Ball: 20     Megaplier: 5
Current Jackpot: $285 Million
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 12/10/2019 Tuesday
Estimated Jackpot: $314 Million
Estimated Cash Option: $212.3 Million

Powerball Winning Number for 12/04/2019 Wednesday
5 Dec 2019 at 12:17am

Draw ID: 1027
Winning Number: 08-27-44-51-61     Powerball: 14     Powerplay: 3
Current Jackpot: $120 Million
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 12/07/2019 Saturday
Estimated Jackpot: $130 Million
Estimated Cash Option: $89.6 Million

Lucky for Life Winning Number for 12/05/2019 Thursday
5 Dec 2019 at 11:37pm

Draw ID: 807
Winning Number: 03-11-16-19-32     Lucky Ball: 03
Current Jackpot: $1,000
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 12/09/2019 Monday
Estimated Jackpot: $1,000

Megabucks Doubler Winning Number for 12/04/2019 Wednesday
4 Dec 2019 at 11:03pm

Draw ID: 3779
Winning Number: 05-11-12-29-34-45     ST Doubler: 8
Current Jackpot: $7,314,282
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 12/07/2019 Saturday
Estimated Jackpot: $7,400,000
Estimated Cash Option: $6,170,000

Mass Cash Winning Number for 12/06/2019 Friday
6 Dec 2019 at 10:02pm

Draw ID: 5314
Winning Number: 16-17-26-27-33
Current Jackpot: $100,000
Jackpot Winners: 2
Location: Lawrence,Quincy
Next Draw Date: 12/07/2019 Saturday
Estimated Jackpot: $100,000

Numbers Game Winning Number for 12/06/2019 Friday Evening
6 Dec 2019 at 7:59pm

Draw ID: 19432
Winning Number: 2-6-6-7
Next Draw Date: 12/07/2019 Saturday
Exact 4: $5,493   Exact 3: $769   Exact 2: $66   Exact 1: $7
Any 4: $458   Any First 3: $256   Any Last 3: $256

Numbers Game Winning Number for 12/07/2019 Saturday Mid-Day
7 Dec 2019 at 12:58pm

Draw ID: 19433
Winning Number: 8-7-6-3
Next Draw Date: 12/08/2019 Sunday
Exact 4: $4,946   Exact 3: $692   Exact 2: $59   Exact 1: $6
Any 4: $206   Any First 3: $115   Any Last 3: $115
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Three people were shot dead and eight others hurt on Friday by a member of th...
7 Dec 2019 at 3:51pm
The Defense Department will review measures for screening foreign students after a deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida on Friday.

A victim of the Pensacola shooting hoped to become a Navy jet pilot
7 Dec 2019 at 3:22pm
One of the three people killed in Friday's shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola was a sailor and former US Naval Academy sportsman who said he was looking forward to becoming a military jet pilot.

Hear Florida governor's message to Saudi Arabia
6 Dec 2019 at 2:34pm
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and officials speak to the press after a shooter opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. At least three people were killed by the gunman, who was a member of the Saudi military training at the station.

What we know about the man who killed three at NAS Pensacola
6 Dec 2019 at 10:04pm
A gunman on a Navy air station in Florida shot and killed three people Friday and sources say the shooter was from Saudi Arabia.

Pensacola shooter had been training in the US for 2 years

Pensacola resident: What gives me hope
7 Dec 2019 at 12:42pm
On Friday, a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force who was training at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, killed three people on the base and wounded at least eight others, according to the US Department of Defense. The suspect was killed in the gunfire exchanged with two Escambia County sheriff's deputies, who were both injured as a result.

'We've gone this far': These farmers stick with Trump
7 Dec 2019 at 8:18am
From the very start, President Donald Trump's trade war was painful for American soybean farmers.

Trump claims Americans need to flush the toilet '10 times, 15 times, as oppos...
7 Dec 2019 at 12:06pm
President Donald Trump on Friday had a lot to say about toilets, sinks and showers.

Analysis: Trump is hanging over every aspect of the Democratic presidential c...
7 Dec 2019 at 3:37pm
He may not be on the Democratic ballot, but the 2020 presidential candidate wielding the most influence over the party's remarkably unsettled primary fight is President Donald Trump.

Analyst: The WH didn't mention this detail
7 Dec 2019 at 11:31am
An American graduate student, who had been held for three years in Iran on suspicion of being a spy, has been freed and is undergoing a medical evaluation at an American Army hospital in Germany before eventually traveling back to the US. CNN Political and National Security Analyst David Sanger points out that the White House neglected to mention that the Iranian Foreign Minister says this is part of a prisoner swap between the US and Iran.

House Judiciary Committee report outlines historical arguments for impeachment
7 Dec 2019 at 2:55pm
? READ: House Judiciary Committee report

Booker sees a surge in campaign donations
7 Dec 2019 at 1:38pm
Since Sen. Cory Booker issued a call this week for maintaining a diverse field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, grassroots donors have answered in a big way.

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Mother, daughter rescued from White Mountains during whiteout conditions
by The Boston Globe
7 Dec 2019 at 10:39am
The hikers said they would not have survived the night in the freezing and snowy weather.

Nearly one-third of teens use one or more tobacco products
by New York Times Service
7 Dec 2019 at 10:26am
Survey shows nicotine addiction among teenagers is not limited to electronic cigarettes.

Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist
by Associated Press
7 Dec 2019 at 10:22am
The deal marks a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions.

Grid operator predicts there will be adequate electricity this winter
by Associated Press
7 Dec 2019 at 9:56am
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant's retirement coincided with solar and wind projects, and dual-power plants coming online.

The Peloton ad angered America. That?s why Ryan Reynolds? Aviation American G...
by The Boston Globe
7 Dec 2019 at 9:28am
Research shows marketers who can harness anger to their advantage stand to make strong connections with consumers.

Search continues for missing 1-year-old in Connecticut
by Associated Press
7 Dec 2019 at 9:13am
Vanessa Morales of Ansonia has been missing since Monday.

Man who offered $500 for killing an ICE agent is acquitted
by Associated Press
7 Dec 2019 at 8:33am
'The government turned a tweet that was made in jest into a federal case.'

A former pop-up stands out in Lynn with inventive Vietnamese-influenced fare
by Erin Kuschner
7 Dec 2019 at 8:00am
Nightshade Noodle Bar sets the new neighborhood standard.

Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown help Celtics beat Nuggets 108-95
by Associated Press
6 Dec 2019 at 10:49pm
Tatum and Brown combined for 47 points in Friday's win.

Former Patriots Adam Vinatieri, Mike Haynes named to the NFL's All-Time Team
by Conor Roche
6 Dec 2019 at 10:48pm
They join Bill Belichick and Junior Seau as other Patriots members to be named to the team.

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Pearl Harbor attack remembered in somber 78th anniversary ceremony
by Robert Gearty
7 Dec 2019 at 4:29pm
A somber ceremony was held Saturday at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center to mark the 78th anniversary of the surprise Japanese attack on the Hawaii naval base.

More than 283,000 sign petition to remove Michael Vick as honorary Pro Bowl c...
by David Aaro
7 Dec 2019 at 4:24pm
A petition calling for the NFL to remove former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick as one of four Legends captains at the 2020 Pro Bowl has gained momentum -- generating hundreds of thousands of signatures due to his past history of animal abuse that was uncovered nearly 12 years ago.

Dan Gainor: Media criticize Democrats ? A rare break from their attacks on Tr...
by Dan Gainor
7 Dec 2019 at 4:10pm
Journalists grew concerned about a political party?s supposed racism this week. Only this time the media were complaining about the Democratic Party.

Internet personality Brother Nature attacked at Miami sandwich shop
by Gerren Keith Gaynor
7 Dec 2019 at 4:01pm
Internet personality Brother Nature was viciously attacked at a sandwich shop in Miami on Saturday, and it was all caught on video.

House Judiciary Committee releases report outlining grounds for impeachment a...
by Adam Shaw
7 Dec 2019 at 3:57pm
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Saturday released a report outlining the constitutional grounds for impeachment, the latest sign of the committee gearing up for impeaching President Trump ahead of a key hearing on Monday.

California waitress gets $1,000 tip after restaurant was closed for a week
by Gerren Keith Gaynor
7 Dec 2019 at 3:05pm
A California waitress received the ultimate gift of kindness when a customer tipped her $1,000 after the restaurant she worked at had to close down for a week.

Nashville cops arrest third teen after several juveniles break out of detenti...
by Paulina Dedaj
7 Dec 2019 at 2:56pm
Police in Nashville have captured a teen accused of murder after he and four others escaped a juvenile detention center last month. 

Andy Puzder: Big jobs numbers ? What will it take for liberals to admit an ec...
by Andy Puzder
7 Dec 2019 at 2:45pm
The American economy added 266,000 new jobs in November, sending the unemployment rate to a 50-year low of 3.5 percent.

Ex-Obama adviser explains why he's supporting Pete Buttigieg instead of Joe B...
by Sam Dorman
7 Dec 2019 at 2:45pm
Economist Austan Goolsbee explained on Saturday why he was endorsing Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg for the 2020 Democratic nomination, saying that he didn't mean to slight former Vice President Joe Biden.

Rep. McClintock: Pelosi short-circuited impeachment process, wants sentence b...
by Sam Dorman
7 Dec 2019 at 2:29pm
Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., argued on Saturday that President Trump was right not to participate in impeachment inquiry hearings since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., threw a wrench in the process by telling her caucus to proceed with articles of impeachment.

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Pete Buttigieg Campaigns in New Hampshire After Indiana Event Disrupted
5 Dec 2019 at 10:42pm

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg met with New Hampshire voters on Thursday, a day after his campaign event in Indiana was interrupted by a protester to dispute the notion that the white...

Police Interview Reveals Defendant Claimed Self Defense in Murder of South Bo...
5 Dec 2019 at 11:52pm

The man accused of murdering two South Boston doctors told police he killed one of the victims in act of self defense, according to an interview played aloud at his double murder trial Thursday.Bampumim...

Man Shot in Mattapan Found Outside Dorchester Restaurant, Police Say
5 Dec 2019 at 11:38pm

A man who was found outside of a Dorchester restaurant after being shot in nearby Mattapan has life-threatening injuries, Boston police say.Authorities responded around 4:15 p.m.

Protest to Stop Construction of Compressor Station Leads to Arrests
5 Dec 2019 at 6:34pm

Dozens of residents of the South Shore of Massachusetts protested as construction began on a natural gas compressor station near the Fore River Bridge Thursday morning.Four of the protesters, who blocked...

Hired Driver Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing Woman She Picked Up
5 Dec 2019 at 11:49pm

A hired driver stabbed a woman in a driveway in Rockland, Massachusetts, after giving her a ride home, Rockland police said Thursday.Lisa Roberto, 46, of Boston's Mattapan neighborhood, gave the victim,...

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Family of Missing 1-Year-Old From Conn. Begs for Information
5 Dec 2019 at 11:33pm

The family of a 1-year-old girl reporting missing after her mother was found dead in their Ansonia home Monday night is begging the public for any information that could help find the baby.Police have...

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Vt. Woman Welcomes Announcement of Impeachment Articles
5 Dec 2019 at 5:47pm

A Vermont woman welcomed Thursday's news that the U.S. House will move forward with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, because she has a unique connection to the topic.In March of...

Worker Allegedly Blew Snow on Man's Truck, Threatened Him With Knife
5 Dec 2019 at 4:48pm

A Maine man has been arrested after pulling a knife in a disagreement over snow removal.The parking lot at the Shaw's grocery store location in Wiscasset was being cleared of snow Tuesday.

Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle in East Boston
5 Dec 2019 at 8:30pm

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Thursday in East Boston, police have confirmed.A female victim was hit on the 1100 block of Saratoga Street. Authorities did not know her age.

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Light Snow to Fall Friday
5 Dec 2019 at 11:50pm

We enjoyed some sunshine Thursday, as well as milder temperatures that helped to melt some of the snow away. A stray flurry may be carried on a northwest wind across New England, but otherwise, we're dry...

Vermont State Police Troopers ID'd in Bristol Shooting
5 Dec 2019 at 2:27pm

The names of the two Vermont State Police troopers involved in a Bristol shooting have been released

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How to Protect Your Children From Online Sexual Predators
by Michael H. Keller
7 Dec 2019 at 3:34pm
Don?t count on tech companies to keep online games and chat apps safe for children, experts warn. It?s all about ?parental empowerment? and imposing limits.

Florida Shooting Updates: Gunman Showed Videos of Mass Shootings at Party
by Eric Schmitt, Frances Robles and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
7 Dec 2019 at 4:33pm
A Saudi national at Naval Air Station Pensacola fatally shot three people before he was killed on Friday.

On Military Bases, the Dangers Increasingly Come From the Inside
by Manny Fernandez
6 Dec 2019 at 6:34pm
Shootings in Pensacola and Pearl Harbor reflect the rising tide of gun violence at military bases.

Behind the Scenes of Impeachment: Crammed Offices, Late Nights, Cold Pizza
by Mark Leibovich and Nicholas Fandos
7 Dec 2019 at 4:04pm
An army of Democratic lawyers and aides are preparing to formally present the case for impeachment to lawmakers ? and the country.

Amid Rancor in House, It?s Quiet in the Halls of the Senate. Too Quiet.
by Carl Hulse
7 Dec 2019 at 9:39am
Senators, temporarily relegated to the sidelines as the House begins impeachment proceedings against President Trump, lament inaction as legislation languishes.

Judiciary Committee Report Offers Legal Rationale for Impeachment Case
by Michael D. Shear and Nicholas Fandos
7 Dec 2019 at 3:53pm
The report, which echoes one released in 1974 as the House debated impeaching President Richard M. Nixon, comes two days before the committee will formally receive the evidence against President Trump.

Buttigieg Struggles to Square Transparency With Nondisclosure Agreement
by Sydney Ember, Reid J. Epstein and Trip Gabriel
7 Dec 2019 at 4:24pm
Mr. Buttigieg says he has no choice but to honor the agreement he signed while working for McKinsey & Company. Critics say it undermines his image of transparency.

As Candidates Jostle for Position, a Long Race May Become a Marathon
by Jonathan Martin
7 Dec 2019 at 11:25am
In a volatile primary with no true front-runner, Democrats face the prospect of a monthslong delegate battle that would also feature a lengthy public airing of the party?s ideological fissures.

Can Biology Class Reduce Racism?
by Amy Harmon
7 Dec 2019 at 11:43am
When it comes to race, ?It?s always like ?O.K., but now we?re going to start the lesson on peas,??? a biology teacher said. A study will test a new approach.

After 10 Years of Hopes and Setbacks, What Happened to the Common Core?
by Dana Goldstein
6 Dec 2019 at 6:15pm
It was one of the most ambitious education efforts in United States history. Did it fail? Or does it just need more time to succeed?

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
by Lauren Hard
7 Dec 2019 at 6:13am
How two nonprofits took on Amazon and won, hand-clapping games from around the world and wedding websites that promise to stop romanticizing weddings at former slave plantations.

Modern Love Podcast: Ruth Wilson Reads ?Never Tell Our Business to Strangers?
4 Dec 2019 at 4:49pm
The star of ?The Affair? reads an essay about familial loyalty, love and identity. - RSS Channel - Entertainment delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.

'The Rise of Skywalker' wraps up the 'Star Wars' journey of a lifetime
6 Dec 2019 at 3:01pm
Not long after "Star Wars" rocked the pop-culture world, it was reported that writer-director George Lucas had nine movies in mind, to be told over three separate trilogies.

The stars of 'A Christmas Prince' franchise understand its ridiculousness
6 Dec 2019 at 3:30pm
"A Christmas Prince" and its fantasy royal family are back just in time for the holidays.

Tony Shalhoub once drove Bill Murray around in a cab
6 Dec 2019 at 12:47pm
He's known to most for starring in "Monk" or as his role as "Abe Weissman" on "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

Camila Cabello puts a spin on Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy"
6 Dec 2019 at 3:19pm
Camila Cabello is always down for a little karaoke.

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' could use some new material in its third season
5 Dec 2019 at 9:18am
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" has received plenty of ovations since its premiere, including the best comedy Emmy for its first season. The Amazon series returns with its breezier charms intact, but, in this third go-round, feeling like it could use some new material.

The Rock calls himself Baby Yoda's father and says he'll introduce him to his...
3 Dec 2019 at 10:10am
The Rock loves Baby Yoda like a son.

'Marriage Story' explores the pain and confusion of divorce
6 Dec 2019 at 12:41pm
"Marriage Story" is an ironic title for writer-director Noah Baumbach's latest foray into family dysfunction, since "Divorce Story" would be more accurate. There's method to that, however, in this look at how a couple reaches the point of divided harmony, with Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson portraying the conflicted spouses.

Taylor Swift releases Christmas song, complete with cute home movie compilation
6 Dec 2019 at 9:50am
Taylor Swift has released a Christmas song -- but it's not just the music people are talking about.

Kanye West and Joel Osteen set to team up again for a night at Yankee Stadium
5 Dec 2019 at 3:52pm
Kanye West will join Joel Osteen again, this time for a stadium sermon in New York.

Kylie Rae Harris was speeding and drunk at the time of her fatal crash on a N...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:07am
Kylie Rae Harris, a rising country star who died in a car wreck in September, was drunk and speeding at the time of the crash that killed her and a teenage driver in New Mexico, police said.

Emma Stone and 'SNL' writer Dave McCary are engaged
5 Dec 2019 at 1:28pm
Emma Stone has a rock on her finger.

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino celebrates 4 years of sobriety
6 Dec 2019 at 1:15pm
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is a changed man. - RSS Channel delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.

Racist incident mars Manchester derby as United stuns City rivals
7 Dec 2019 at 4:29pm
An incident of racist abuse by a supporter towards Manchester United players is thought to have occurred at the match with cross-town rivals Manchester City, according to a statement released by City.

Adults with their own adoption stories react to the heartwarming adoption of ...
7 Dec 2019 at 4:25pm
On his formal adoption day, a gregarious 5-year-old boy helped unlock the most cherished stories of a nation.

Trump names Secret Service official as new chief of staff for operations
7 Dec 2019 at 4:17pm
President Donald Trump on Saturday named Anthony Ornato, an official with the Secret Service, as his new White House chief of operations.

New satellite image shows activity at previously dismantled North Korean test...
7 Dec 2019 at 4:05pm
A new satellite image obtained by CNN indicates North Korea may be preparing to resume testing engines used to power satellite launchers and intercontinental ballistic missiles at a site President Donald Trump previously claimed was dismantled after his Singapore summit with dictator Kim Jong Un, according to experts who analyzed the photo.

Report paints picture of Pensacola shooter having anti-American views
7 Dec 2019 at 3:51pm
The Saudi Arabian military member who fatally shot three people at US Navy base in Florida appeared to have extreme anti-American views, according to a report on the website of a noted intelligence group.

Trump is hanging over every aspect of the Democratic presidential contest
7 Dec 2019 at 3:37pm
He may not be on the Democratic ballot, but the 2020 presidential candidate wielding the most influence over the party's remarkably unsettled primary fight is President Donald Trump.

France shuts down as Macron touches the third rail of French politics
7 Dec 2019 at 3:35pm
David Andelman says France is paralyzed by strikes protesting the effort to reform its generous pension system, but President Emmanuel Macron shouldn't back down

Several wedding planning sites will stop promoting plantation weddings. What ...
7 Dec 2019 at 3:27pm

A victim of the Pensacola naval base shooting hoped to become a Navy jet pilot
7 Dec 2019 at 3:22pm
Joshua Kaleb Watson, one of the three people killed in Friday's shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, was a sailor and former US Naval Academy sportsman who said was looking forward to becoming a military jet pilot.

One of the last survivors of the USS Arizona will be interred on the sunken w...
7 Dec 2019 at 3:13pm
A World War II veteran who was the second-to-last man to escape the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor will be interred on the ship's wreckage on Saturday.

Analysis: Here's the argument that Trump is winning
7 Dec 2019 at 3:06pm
White House (still) won't cooperate -- Shocking exactly zero people, White House counsel Pat Cipollone fired off a strongly worded letter declining to participate in future House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings. "House Democrats have wasted enough of America's time with this charade," Cipollone wrote. He signed the letter Trump-style, with a Sharpie and a ginormous John Hancock. On Monday, the Judiciary Committee will hear presentations from its lawyers and those of the House Intelligence Committee. It won't hear anything, clearly, from the White House.

Florida shooting is the last thing Saudis want
7 Dec 2019 at 3:03pm
That it was Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and not his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who called President Trump speaks to how seriously the kingdom is treating Friday's shooting at a US military base that involved a Saudi national. - RSS Channel - US delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.

George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's parents and others for $100 million
5 Dec 2019 at 9:29am
? Lawsuit reminds us of how significant the Trayvon Martin case was for a divided country

His entire kindergarten class showed up for his adoption hearing
6 Dec 2019 at 12:34am
A boy in Michigan showed up at the courthouse in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Thursday for an adoption hearing with his foster parents, and he had a crowd of unusual supporters.

Man pleads guilty in $400,000 GoFundMe scam
6 Dec 2019 at 5:05pm
A man who was the instigator behind a false feel-good story that raised more than $400,000 as part of a GoFundMe scam plead guilty Friday in New Jersey court, according to prosecutors.

Nashville police capture third escaped teen inmate, leaving one at large
6 Dec 2019 at 11:30pm
Three of the four teenagers who escaped from a Nashville juvenile detention center have now been caught, police said in a tweet.

'We've gone this far': Farmers stick with Trump over trade
7 Dec 2019 at 8:18am
From the very start, President Donald Trump's trade war was painful for American soybean farmers.

Analysis: What Biden's 'damn liar' exchange shows when it comes to his candidacy
6 Dec 2019 at 8:50am
Joe Biden's feisty exchange with a retired Iowa farmer on Thursday perfectly captured the perils and the potential of his candidacy.

Supreme Court blocks Justice Department from restarting federal executions ne...
6 Dec 2019 at 8:41pm
A series of federal executions that were set to begin on Monday will remain on hold, the Supreme Court said on Friday.

Analysis: America still doesn't know how to talk about Kamala Harris
4 Dec 2019 at 8:38pm
Kamala Harris' campaign wasn't perfect -- but the context of her candidacy shouldn't be ignored, either.

Exclusive: Inside the innovative Disney ride that's key to its Star Wars stra...
3 Dec 2019 at 10:11am
"Spaceships and aliens and stormtroopers and lightsabers and droids and all in one attraction."

A Facebook rumor about white vans is spreading fear across America
4 Dec 2019 at 8:43pm
Terrifying rumors initially propelled by Facebook's algorithms have sparked fears that men driving white vans are kidnapping women all across the United States for sex trafficking and to sell their body parts. While there is no evidence to suggest this is happening, much less on a national, coordinated scale, a series of viral Facebook posts created a domino effect that led to the mayor of a major American city issuing a warning based on the unsubstantiated claims.

Peloton says you 'misinterpreted' its much-maligned holiday ad
4 Dec 2019 at 2:56pm
Peloton hears the criticism lobbed at that holiday ad. But the company says critics just misread its inspiring message.

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12 protesters killed in Baghdad as cleric warns against 'foreign interference'
7 Dec 2019 at 6:19am
At least 12 demonstrators were killed and 22 others wounded Friday when gunmen in several vehicles opened fire on a protest site in central Baghdad, medical sources and activists told CNN, marking one of the most violent days in the Iraqi capital for weeks.

The vote that could destroy the United Kingdom

Iran releases American student in prisoner swap, foreign minister says
7 Dec 2019 at 7:39am
American graduate student Xiyue Wang, who had been held for three years in Iran on suspicion of being a spy, has been freed. Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that Wang's release comes as a prisoner swap between the two countries.

'Princess Anne' is trending after NATO reception
5 Dec 2019 at 6:40am
? London mayor: Trump cares about white America ? Macron corrects Trump: Let's be serious

How to live longer from what you eat
3 Dec 2019 at 6:33am
Want to live a long, healthy life? So do I. That's why for the past 15 years I've explored places around the world where people have done exactly that ? places I dubbed "blue zones." And I'm convinced that the foods the people in these areas eat are a big part of their secret.

Global emissions will hit another record high
4 Dec 2019 at 5:11am
Carbon dioxide emissions are expected to reach another record high this year, a new report found Wednesday, with scientists warning the world is losing time to make the drastic reductions needed to avert a climate catastrophe.

What it's like to work in India's 'Silicon Valley'
5 Dec 2019 at 9:14pm
Like thousands of others, Megha Mathur moved to the Indian city of Gurgaon for a coveted job in tech. She soon realized she wouldn't be able to live there very long. The pollution was so bad she had to check an air quality app on her phone several times a day to see whether it was safe to go outside without a mask.

Asian stocks tick up after Trump's upbeat signals on a trade deal
5 Dec 2019 at 11:09pm
Asian markets were cautiously optimistic on Thursday, as President Donald Trump's latest remarks on US-China trade talks sent a flicker of hope through the region.

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.

Saudi Aramco just pulled off the world's biggest IPO
5 Dec 2019 at 3:24pm
Saudi Arabia has just pulled off the biggest initial public offering in history, raising $25.6 billion by selling shares in its giant state-owned oil monopoly.

How Fortnite changed Nintendo and GameStop forever
5 Dec 2019 at 9:12am
In the age of "Fortnite," video game companies have to make changes to the way they market and sell games.

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. - RSS Channel - Politics delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.

House Judiciary Committee releases report outlining historical arguments for ...
7 Dec 2019 at 2:55pm
The House Judiciary Committee on Saturday released a report ahead of Monday's impeachment hearing laying out historical arguments for impeachment.

READ: House Judiciary Committee report outlining constitutional grounds for i...
7 Dec 2019 at 1:23pm
The House Judiciary Committee on Saturday released a report ahead of Monday's impeachment hearing laying out historical arguments for impeachment. The report is an update to the Judiciary Committee reports that were issued in 1974 and 1998 during the impeachment proceedings of Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Read the full report, below:

Vulnerable House Democrats anxiously eye impeachment vote
7 Dec 2019 at 8:53am
As the House Judiciary Committee held its first impeachment hearing into President Donald Trump this week, some of the House's most vulnerable Democrats privately huddled to discuss how to protect their majority.

Former Republican lawmakers tell current GOP: Consider full evidence on impea...
7 Dec 2019 at 6:40am
Two former Republican lawmakers urged their current successors to consider the evidence produced during the inquiry into President Donald Trump's Ukraine dealings in determining whether to support impeachment.

Why the next 100 days are critical for Trump
7 Dec 2019 at 1:55pm
The next 100 days will be critical to understanding whether President Donald Trump will win a second term in office. His approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success.

The Point: Donald Trump now has an obvious path to a second term
6 Dec 2019 at 3:09pm
The latest economic numbers -- 266,000 jobs created in November, unemployment at a 50-year low -- make one thing very clear: President Donald Trump has a path to win a second term next year.

More than 500 legal scholars sign letter saying Trump committed 'impeachable ...
6 Dec 2019 at 4:58pm
More than 500 legal scholars signed on to a letter published Friday accusing President Donald Trump of having "engaged in impeachable conduct" in his dealings in Ukraine.

Trump still uses his personal cell phone despite warnings and increased call ...
6 Dec 2019 at 10:46pm
President Donald Trump has continued to use his personal cell phone to make calls, despite repeated warnings from his staff that the practice could leave him vulnerable to foreign surveillance, multiple officials told CNN.

Trump claims Americans have to flush the toilet '10 times, 15 times, as oppos...
7 Dec 2019 at 12:06pm
President Donald Trump on Friday had a lot to say about toilets, sinks and showers.

Supreme Court puts temporary hold on House subpoenas to banks for Trump's fin...
6 Dec 2019 at 6:57pm
President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Friday to put on hold House subpoenas requesting his financial documents from two banks in the latest case concerning Trump's personal records to reach the high court.

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Cory Booker sees surge in campaign donations after calling out lack of divers...
7 Dec 2019 at 1:38pm
Since Sen. Cory Booker issued a call this week for maintaining a diverse field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, grassroots donors have answered in a big way.

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Closing critical gap in weather forecasting
7 Dec 2019 at 7:35am
Scientists working on the next frontier of weather forecasting are hoping that weather conditions 3-to-4 weeks out will soon be as readily available as seven-day forecasts. Having this type of weather information--called subseasonal forecasts--in the hands of the public and emergency managers can provide the critical lead time necessary to prepare for natural hazards like heat waves or the next polar vortex.

Dramatic health benefits following air pollution reduction
6 Dec 2019 at 5:36pm
Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to new findings.

Electronic map reveals 'rules of the road' in superconductor
6 Dec 2019 at 3:29pm
Using a clever technique that causes unruly crystals of iron selenide to snap into alignment, physicists have drawn a road map that reveals the quantum ''rules of the road'' that electrons must follow in the enigmatic superconductor.

Study debunks notion that C-section would increase risk of obesity in the child
6 Dec 2019 at 3:29pm
Women who have C-sections are no more likely to have children who develop obesity than women who give birth naturally, according to a large study. The findings contradict several smaller studies that did find an association between C-section deliveries and offspring obesity but did not consider the numerous maternal and prenatal factors that the researchers did in this study.

New ultra-miniaturized scope less invasive, produces higher quality images
6 Dec 2019 at 3:29pm
Johns Hopkins engineers have created a new lens-free ultra-miniaturized endoscope, the size of a few human hairs in width, that is less bulky and can produce higher quality images.

Nanocontainer ships titan-size gene therapies and drugs into cells
6 Dec 2019 at 3:29pm
Scientists report they have created a tiny, nanosize container that can slip inside cells and deliver protein-based medicines and gene therapies of any size -- even hefty ones attached to the gene-editing tool called CRISPR.

New kind of soft elastic material has medical and technological applications
6 Dec 2019 at 3:29pm
Gel-like materials have a wide range of applications, especially in chemistry and medicine. However, their usefulness is sometimes limited by their inherent random and disordered nature. Researchers have found a way to produce a new kind of gel which overcomes this limitation. It is still malleable and adaptable like existing gels, but it has a more ordered structure, which can open up a new range of possible uses in various fields.

Gamma-ray laser moves a step closer to reality
6 Dec 2019 at 3:29pm
A physicist has performed calculations showing hollow spherical bubbles filled with a gas of positronium atoms are stable in liquid helium. The calculations take scientists a step closer to realizing a gamma-ray laser.

Reduced soil tilling helps both soils and yields
6 Dec 2019 at 1:22pm
By monitoring crops through machine learning and satellite data, scientists have found farms that till the soil less can increase yields of corn and soybeans and improve the health of the soil -- a win-win for meeting growing food needs worldwide.

Simple experiment explains magnetic resonance
6 Dec 2019 at 1:22pm
Physicists have designed an experiment to explain the concept of magnetic resonance. A versatile technique employed in chemistry, physics, and materials research, magnetic resonance describes a resonant excitation of electron or atomic nuclei spins residing in a magnetic field by means of electromagnetic waves.

Novel way to ID disease-resistance genes in chocolate-producing trees found
6 Dec 2019 at 1:22pm
Chocolate-producing cacao trees that are resistant to a major pathogen were identified by an international team of plant geneticists. The findings point the way for plant breeders to develop trees that are tolerant of the disease.

Current treatment for fungal meningitis is fueling drug resistance
6 Dec 2019 at 11:46am
A common first-line treatment approach for cryptococcal meningitis in low-income countries is being compromised by the emergence of drug resistance, new research warns. The findings highlight the need to develop new drugs and treatment regimens for the lethal brain infection, which kills around 180,000 people each year.

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Patriots re-sign K Nick Folk, release DT Albert Huggins
by Andrew Callahan
7 Dec 2019 at 4:30pm
Folk has rejoined the team after undergoing an emergency appendectomy last week.

Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist
by Associated Press
7 Dec 2019 at 4:27pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Princeton scholar held for three years in Iran on widely criticized espionage charges was freed Saturday as part of a prisoner exchange that saw America release a detained Iranian scientist, a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions.

Ticker: Settlement in Calif. wildfires; Reddit bans UK accounts
by Associated Press
7 Dec 2019 at 4:24pm
Pacific Gas and Electric has reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to the deadly, devastating Northern California wildfires of 2017-2018 that were blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence. The utility says the deal, which still requires court approval, represents a key step in leading it out of Chapter 11 […]

Tokyo man calls to complain about phone ? 24,000 times
by Mike Pingree
7 Dec 2019 at 4:24pm
A 71-year-old man in Tokyo found that his mobile phone was unable to pick up radio broadcasts as was guaranteed as part of his contract, so he called the company to complain — 24,000 times over a period of two-and-a-half years. He made thousands of calls in just eight days, before he was arrested for […]

Division 6 Super Bowl: Ashland wins it for ?Five?
by Tom Mulherin
7 Dec 2019 at 4:05pm
FOXBORO ? As the cameras broke out moments after the Ashland football team secured the MIAA Division 6 Super Bowl title with a 28-22 comeback win over Bishop Fenwick on Saturday, the players knew exactly what to do, and they did so in unison, without even looking at each other: Bunch together, smile, throw up […]

New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal
by Associated Press
7 Dec 2019 at 4:02pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens after politicians and activists objected to nearly $3 billion in incentives.

Netflix executive touts ?golden era? of streaming service
by Associated Press
7 Dec 2019 at 4:01pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its production hub in New Mexico, where state officials have been busy trying to woo more big partners in the industry.

Feds fed up with go-easy judges
by Howie Carr
7 Dec 2019 at 4:00pm
Another sign of the utter dysfunction of Massachusetts’ state government: The feds are now calling out the crackpot state judiciary?s ?repeated leniency? toward a bloodthirsty gang known as the Latin Kings for creating ?a palpable climate of fear on the north side of New Bedford.? In other words, an ongoing reign of terror by drug […]

Uber weighs next steps after jarring sex assault report
by Associated Press
7 Dec 2019 at 4:00pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Uber revealed that more than 3,000 riders and drivers were sexually assaulted last year while using its service, attention is turning to what's next for the ride-hailing giant and whether its plans to improve safety go far enough.

The NBA weighs apples and oranges in its in-season tournament debate
by Mark Murphy
7 Dec 2019 at 4:00pm
The adoption of an in-season tournament may be a foregone conclusion, but making that concept work in the NBA will be a challenge.

Huge advantage 401(k) savers enjoy over those using an IRA
by Ap Mcclatchy
7 Dec 2019 at 3:51pm
In 2020, anyone with a workplace retirement plan they contribute to can pony up even more money. The IRS adjusts the annual contribution limit to keep pace with inflation. For 2020, if you’re younger than 50 you can pile as much as $19,500 into a 401(k), 403(b) or similar defined-contribution plan. That’s up from $19,000. If you’re 50 or older, the 2020 limit is $26,000.

Will the Patriots be peaking at their usual time?
by Karen Guregian
7 Dec 2019 at 3:30pm
Bill Belichick?s mantra is always having his team peaking by the playoffs. Will this year be different? - RSS Channel - App Health Section delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.

Bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products recalled in four states
30 Nov 2019 at 2:11pm
A Kentucky company is recalling bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products over misbranding and undeclared allergens.

Researchers work to improve effectiveness of flu shots
29 Nov 2019 at 7:51am
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen speaks with researchers who are working to modernize the current process of making flu shots and develop a universal flu vaccine.

Building a better flu vaccine -- one you don't have to get every year
29 Nov 2019 at 9:40am
On June 24 at 11:34 AM, Michael Sonn became a part of medical history.

The only Thanksgiving leftovers guide you need
29 Nov 2019 at 5:16am
Like an inbox filled with emails about Black Friday sales, the one thing you can count on the day after Thanksgiving is a fridge packed with leftovers.

Why being thankful is so good for your health
28 Nov 2019 at 10:46am
As a physician, I have helped to care for many patients and families whose lives have been turned upside down by serious illnesses and injuries.

Convictions of pharmaceutical executives in synthetic opioid case partially o...
28 Nov 2019 at 8:49pm
The convictions of four former top executives of Insys Therapeutics, an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company which made the powerful opioid Subsys, have been partially overturned by a federal judge in Boston.

Americans weigh more this decade, but fewer adults want to lose weight
28 Nov 2019 at 1:17pm
Americans weigh more this decade than they did last decade, but fewer adults say they want to lose weight.

Jimmy Carter is home from the hospital. What will his recovery look like?
28 Nov 2019 at 9:56am
Anyone who's ever had a fragile grandparent knows that falls are especially dangerous for the elderly -- and Jimmy Carter has had three falls in the past six months.

FDA issues warning for products marketed to treat opioid withdrawal
28 Nov 2019 at 8:29am
The FDA sent a warning letter to EPH Technologies, accusing it of marketing and selling unapproved drugs.

Massachusetts puts tough restrictions on flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping
28 Nov 2019 at 8:21am
Massachusetts placed heavy restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products Wednesday, with GOP Gov. Charlie Baker signing into law a set of sweeping tobacco controls.

Climate crisis pushing Earth to a 'global tipping point,' researchers say
28 Nov 2019 at 4:10am
The Earth is heading toward a "global tipping point" if the climate crisis continues on its current path, scientists have warned, as they called for urgent action to avoid "an existential threat to civilization."

More reasons air pollution will send you to the hospital
27 Nov 2019 at 6:31pm
Even at levels below international air quality guidelines, short-term exposure to pollution can send you to the hospital for more reasons than scientists originally thought, a new study finds.

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Santa Claus dives into hot climate issue in Paris aquarium
4 Dec 2019 at 11:26pm
In a change of scene, Santa Claus is donning flippers and a diving mask along with his traditional red-and-white outfit to scuba dive in a Paris aquarium as he teaches kids about global warming and climate issues during the festive season.

'The ducks have won': French court says they may keep on quacking
20 Nov 2019 at 1:41pm
The ducks on a small French smallholding may carry on quacking, a French court ruled on Tuesday, rejecting a neighbor's complaint that the birds' racket was making their life a misery.

Philippine students turn littered dog poo into bricks
20 Nov 2019 at 10:35am
A group of secondary school students in the Philippines has found a way to convert poo from stray dogs into a mixture for bricks, aiming to rid city streets of excrement and potentially even lower construction costs.

Poppy-stealing pigeon offers poignant reminder of war anniversary
8 Nov 2019 at 5:27am
A pigeon has been pinching poppies from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Australia's national war memorial in Canberra and using them to build a colorful nest in the lead-up to Remembrance Day commemorations.

Bolivia's Morales a dictator? Apple's Siri says so (in Spanish)
6 Nov 2019 at 1:18pm
With political tension mounting in Bolivia over contested elections, Apple Inc's Siri appeared on Wednesday to briefly take the side of anti-government protesters often terming long-standing President Evo Morales a "dictator."

Dying for a better life: South Koreans fake their funerals for life lessons
6 Nov 2019 at 9:03am
A South Korean service is offering free funerals - but only to the living.

The race to eat Bangkok's 'biggest burger', a 10,000-calorie challenge
31 Oct 2019 at 8:55am
A Bangkok burger joint has become an internet sensation after YouTubers started challenging each other to eat its biggest meal - a near 6kg (13 pound) patty covered in fried onion rings, bacon and mayonnaise.

'Something novel': Chinese cafe dyes pups to look like pandas
30 Oct 2019 at 8:22am
Would you like your dog transformed into a panda?

Australia's Chris the sheep, the world's woolliest, dies
22 Oct 2019 at 3:20am
An Australian sheep who made headlines in 2015 for the record-breaking weight of his fleece has died, according to the carers of the Merino named Chris.

Sheep take over streets of Madrid for annual migration
20 Oct 2019 at 9:43am
Sheep replaced traffic on the streets of Madrid on Sunday as shepherds steered their flocks through the heart of the Spanish capital, following ancient migration routes.

Bosnia's lady in red plans for the afterlife
18 Oct 2019 at 6:47am
Zorica Rebernik has spent her life in red and plans to stay that way -- even after she dies.

Australia bars entry to Vietnamese woman for failing to declare raw pork
15 Oct 2019 at 2:35am
Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10 kg (22 lb) of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion under a more strict biosecurity law, authorities said on Tuesday.