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16 Oct 2017 at 11:33pm

Mega Millions Winning Number for 10/13/2017 Friday
14 Oct 2017 at 6:56am

Draw ID: 2129
Winning Number: 02-07-18-26-31     Mega Ball: 12     Megaplier: 2
Current Jackpot: $43 Million
Jackpot Winners: 2
Location: Michigan, Rhode Island
Next Draw Date: 10/17/2017 Tuesday
Estimated Jackpot: $15 Million
Estimated Cash Option: $9.3 Million
Video: https://youtu.be/XB7buVXhIeY


Powerball Winning Number for 10/14/2017 Saturday
15 Oct 2017 at 12:23am

Draw ID: 804
Winning Number: 32-37-56-66-69     Powerball: 11     Powerplay: 3
Current Jackpot: $141.1 Million
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 10/18/2017 Wednesday
Estimated Jackpot: $156 Million
Estimated Cash Option: $98.3 Million
Video: https://youtu.be/am0YMcE_l0U


Lucky for Life Winning Number for 10/16/2017 Monday
16 Oct 2017 at 11:33pm

Draw ID: 584
Winning Number: 01-02-12-17-27     Lucky Ball: 07
Current Jackpot: $1,000
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 10/19/2017 Thursday
Estimated Jackpot: $1,000
Video: https://youtu.be/vaOgeUfeU2k


Megabucks Doubler Winning Number for 10/14/2017 Saturday
14 Oct 2017 at 11:03pm

Draw ID: 3556
Winning Number: 04-07-12-13-15-22     ST Doubler: 5
Current Jackpot: $5,538,821
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 10/18/2017 Wednesday
Estimated Jackpot: $5,700,000
Estimated Cash Option: $4,550,000
Video: https://youtu.be/93un6gM7OlQ


Mass Cash Winning Number for 10/16/2017 Monday
16 Oct 2017 at 9:58pm

Draw ID: 4533
Winning Number: 03-08-17-23-27
Current Jackpot: $100,000
Jackpot Winners: 1
Location: Boston
Next Draw Date: 10/17/2017 Tuesday
Estimated Jackpot: $100,000
Video: https://youtu.be/PshL-F24NgQ


Numbers Game Winning Number for 10/16/2017 Monday Evening
16 Oct 2017 at 7:53pm

Draw ID: 17870
Winning Number: 4-3-0-4
Next Draw Date: 10/17/2017 Tuesday
Payouts:
Exact 4: $4,594   Exact 3: $643   Exact 2: $55   Exact 1: $6
Any 4: $383   Any First 3: $107   Any Last 3: $107
Video: https://youtu.be/kOV-hUBa1oA


Numbers Game Winning Number for 10/16/2017 Monday Mid-Day
16 Oct 2017 at 1:00pm

Draw ID: 17869
Winning Number: 9-4-1-2
Next Draw Date: 10/17/2017 Tuesday
Payouts:
Exact 4: $5,718   Exact 3: $801   Exact 2: $69   Exact 1: $7
Any 4: $238   Any First 3: $133   Any Last 3: $133
Video: https://youtu.be/jldzl4nUemk


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NightSide ? Coffee Shop Dust Up
by CBS Boston
17 Oct 2017 at 1:19am
BOSTON (CBS) – A coffee shop owner in Lynn has found herself in a tough spot after her daughter, who formerly worked for the coffeehouse, posted on Facebook that she would never allow her family […]

NightSide ? Why is Fentanyl so Dangerous?
by CBS Boston
17 Oct 2017 at 1:18am
BOSTON (CBS) – Fentanyl has been called ?manufactured death?, and New England has been hit especially hard by this new drug epidemic. Fentanyl, a substance that is forty times more powerful than heroin, presents unique […]

NightSide ? Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty
by CBS Boston
17 Oct 2017 at 1:18am
BOSTON (CBS) – Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. He could face life in prison when he’s sentenced later this month. How much time to you think he should serve?

?Totally Irreplaceable?: Waltham Police Say Goodbye To Dear Friend
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 11:39pm
Police officers in Waltham said a final farewell to their dear friend Dave Sandison on Monday.

Newton Police Buried With Leaf Blower Complaints
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 11:18pm
Since new leaf blower restrictions took effect this year, Newton police have received hundreds of complaints from residents.

Police Crack Down On Dangerous New ?Swerving? Trend
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 11:13pm
Police in Worcester say they are prepared to arrest teenagers who have been riding bicycles recklessly on city streets.

Black Lives Matter Signs Defaced At Boston College
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 8:00pm
Boston College is looking into an incident where two Black Lives Matter signs were defaced in a residence hall.

Cyclists Ride Cross-Country To Raise Money For ALS Research
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 6:42pm
The adventure, the challenge and raising money to fight ALS kept the three cyclists moving.

Framingham State Addresses Racial Slurs Found In Dorm
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 6:05pm
A forum for students at Framingham State University was held Monday afternoon as the school addresses the racial slurs found multiple times in a residence hall over the last few days.

Video App Brings Students? College Applications To Life
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 5:55pm
ZeeMee prompts students to answer a series of questions on video and share them directly with college admissions offices.

Keller @ Large: 60 Minutes Investigation Into US Opioid Crisis
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 5:55pm
A Congressman who was a key supporter of a law that potentially weakened the government's ability to fight the opioid crisis has been nominated for head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Dog Dies In Hot Car In Salem Parking Garage; 2 Charged With Animal Cruelty
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 5:20pm
Two people from New York were arrested after their French Bulldog was found dead in their car Sunday evening.

Celtics Co-Owner Wyc Grousbeck Says Isaiah Thomas Hasn?t Returned Texts
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 5:14pm
Wyc Grousbeck talked Isaiah Thomas, Kyrie Irving, 2018 expectations, national anthem protests and much more on Felger and Massarotti.

Hernandez Lawyers Refile CTE Suit Against NFL In State Court
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 5:05pm
Lawyers for late New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have refiled a lawsuit against the NFL.

HealthWatch: More Children Having Trouble Seeing; Factors That Affect Lifespan
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 5:03pm
A growing number of young children are having trouble seeing, and researchers identified several lifestyle factors that can have an impact on the length of your life.

Man Found Dead After Barricading Himself In Burning Leominster Home
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 4:50pm
A man was found dead inside a Leominster home Monday afternoon, hours after State Police said he lit the home on fire and barricaded himself inside.

Report Slams Agency For Holding Back OUI Data From Defense Attorneys
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 4:12pm
A Massachusetts investigation finds the agency that certifies the reliability of breath tests administered to suspected drunken drivers routinely failed to provide information that could be helpful to defense attorneys.

Deep Looks: Controversial Call Doesn?t Happen Without Great Play By Butler, H...
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 4:09pm
Austin Seferian-Jenkins' controversial fumble doesn't happen without Malcolm Butler and Duron Harmon.

Huge Cosmic Star Crash Reveals Secrets Of Universe, Gold?s Origin
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 3:54pm
It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.

2017-18 NBA Season Preview ? Eastern Conference
by CBS Boston
16 Oct 2017 at 3:34pm
The Celtics hope their big offseason moves are enough to knock the Cavaliers from atop the Eastern Conference. Here's a look at every team.

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Biracial boy allegedly hanged by group of teens gets big birthday surprise
11 Oct 2017 at 8:52pm

Last month, Quincy's family said a group of teenagers nearly hanged him in what they're calling a racially motivated crime.


#MeToo: Social media flooded with personal stories of assault
17 Oct 2017 at 3:26am

Two simple words have become a rallying cry on Twitter to stand against sexual harassment and assault.


Fifth-grader asks police to take him to school in place of father
17 Oct 2017 at 2:33am

"Knowing that he went through what I dread my son having to go through, I wanted to make sure I could do whatever I could for him."


WATCH: 1,500-pound pumpkin dropped into giant inflatable pool
17 Oct 2017 at 2:15am

One of the signature events at the annual Goffstown Pumpkin Regatta in New Hampshire is the giant pumpkin drop. This year featured a pumpkin weighing nearly 1,500 pounds.


Surveillance video captures road rage shooting that injured one man
17 Oct 2017 at 1:23am

"Our victim's saying, 'Yeah he flipped me off, I flipped him off, there were some words exchanged.' And within a matter of seconds, he almost gets run over by a car and a couple of seconds after that, he could've been shot and killed."


Comb in rape kit leads to charges in cold cases
17 Oct 2017 at 1:21am

"Here's a message for any rapist who is out there who has committed rapes in the past. You are not safe."


Netflix Plans To Create 80 Original Films In 2018
17 Oct 2017 at 12:49am

Netflix announced recently that it was raising its subscription price, making it obvious that the streaming company has plans to spend a lot more money in the future.


Can't visit New England? See this year's beautiful fall foliage
17 Oct 2017 at 12:01am

Peak foliage is something to be savored, like the intensity of a fine wine, with the color and the timing of the peak varying every season.


Sen. John ?McCain bestowed National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal?
16 Oct 2017 at 11:46pm

The six-term Republican senator from received the award Monday at the Philadelphia museum for his ?lifetime of sacrifice and service? to the country.


Officer cooks dinner for elderly vet low on food
16 Oct 2017 at 11:20pm

"I had to do a welfare check on someone and based on that welfare check, I was able to find some things that needed to be known. This person needed some help."


Hernandez lawyers refile CTE suit against NFL, drop Patriots from case
16 Oct 2017 at 10:53pm

Hernandez's lawyers accuse the NFL of hiding the true dangers of football.


Police warn of aggressive wild turkeys in Massachusetts
16 Oct 2017 at 10:47pm

A warning from police about some predators... but not the human kind.


Video: Frosty start for many, sunshine follows
16 Oct 2017 at 10:46pm

After a very big chill, milder temperatures return.


Missing Boston dog spotted on Mass Pike
16 Oct 2017 at 10:46pm

A Boston dog went missing Monday and was spotted on the Mass Pike.


Aggresive turkeys causing problems in Bridgewater
16 Oct 2017 at 10:46pm

Turkeys are causing trouble for some problems for people in a Massachusetts town.


Missing Boston dog spotted running on Mass Pike
16 Oct 2017 at 10:46pm

The dog hasn't been found, but it was spotted running on the Pike!


Women share stories of harrassment with 'Me Too'
16 Oct 2017 at 10:45pm

A social media trend is highlighting the harassment women endure.


Tiger Woods cleared by doctors to resume golf activities, reports ESPN
16 Oct 2017 at 9:48pm

"He got a nice report and is allowed to proceed," Steinberg said. "He can do as much as he needs to do. Tiger is going to take this very, very slowly. This is good, but he plans to do it the right way."


Carrie Fisher once sent a cow tongue to a producer accused of sexually assaul...
16 Oct 2017 at 9:42pm

?That?s just how she was,? she said. ?I miss her dearly. She stood up for people.?


Man accused of assisting in girlfriend's suicide; says she 'wanted to die in ...
16 Oct 2017 at 8:49pm

Matthew Stubbendieck, 41, is charged in the death of Alicia Wilemon-Sullivan, 38.


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Watch: Tall ship crashes in Newport Harbor
by John Waller
16 Oct 2017 at 4:36pm
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) ? The owner of a tall ship that crashed into four other boats after a seafood festival is blaming the incident on a dock line that became entangled on its two propellers. The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry crashed Sunday in Newport Harbor. No one was injured. (Video contains explicit language.) On Monday, […]

Report slams agency for holding back OUI data
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 4:10pm
Massachusetts investigators say the agency that certifies the reliability of breath tests administered to suspected drunken drivers routinely failed to provide information that could be helpful to defense attorneys

Official: Stink bugs may sneak into homes to avoid cold
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 4:02pm
Maine officials say the invasive brown marmorated stink bug appears to be a permanent fixture in the state now, and residents could see the pests making their way inside homes to avoid the cold weather

Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests
by Associated Press
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem and take a stand against domestic violence instead

Owners charged after French bulldog dies inside locked car
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 3:50pm
Transit police in Massachusetts say a dog left for about five hours inside a car at a commuter rail station has died and its owners face animal cruelty charges

15 attorneys general oppose Trump's transgender military ban
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 3:40pm
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading a group of 15 Democratic attorneys general in opposing President Donald Trump's administration's plan to bar transgender individuals from openly serving in the military

Louisville officially fires Rick Pitino amid federal investigation
by Associated Press
Louisville has fires Rick Pitino as its men's basketball coach nearly three weeks after acknowledging the program's involvement in a federal bribery investigation.

Remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit Ireland
by David Epstein
16 Oct 2017 at 3:19pm
The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit Ireland with wind gusts as high as 119 miles per hour, causing at least three deaths as of Monday evening. This is the worst storm since Hurricane Debbie hit back in 1961, in what’s been an incredible hurricane season for the entire Atlantic Basin. We don’t often hear about […]

Pedro Martinez is hosting a baseball gala for hurricane relief
by Nicole Yang
16 Oct 2017 at 3:00pm
As old clips of Pedro Martinez on the mound resurfaced for Red Sox nation this postseason, fans were hit with a wave of nostalgia watching the team’s retired ace strike out batter after batter after batter. In one of his most unforgettable playoff outings, Game 5 of the 1999 ALDS, Martinez entered the game with […]

LeBron's status for season opener vs. Celtics still unclear
by Associated Press
Slowed by ankle injury, LeBron still not a certainty to play in season opener

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Key moments from Trump's wide-ranging press conference with McConnell
16 Oct 2017 at 9:00pm
The appearance was not previously listed on the president's schedule.

Trump draws ire after claiming past presidents didn't call fallen soldiers' f...
16 Oct 2017 at 9:00pm
Trump later walked back the comments.

Passenger says Delta crew stopped her from singing anthem
17 Oct 2017 at 1:55am
Passenger says Delta crew stopped her plan to honor a fallen soldier by singing anthem aboard flight

McCain slams 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' sweeping US
16 Oct 2017 at 10:53pm
McCain was presented with the Liberty Medal.

At least 3 killed in Ireland as storm Ophelia prompts warning of 'danger to l...
16 Oct 2017 at 5:52pm
The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia include "violent and destructive" winds.

What to know about hepatitis A, as California outbreak triggers state of emer...
16 Oct 2017 at 11:17pm
The state's hepatitis A outbreak has infected at least 578 people, killed 18.

Search suspended for missing worker after oil rig explosion in Louisiana
16 Oct 2017 at 10:25pm
Witnesses reported a large explosion, smoke and fire from Lake Pontchartrain.

North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'
17 Oct 2017 at 2:07am
North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador says the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment."

A day in the Northern California fire zone
16 Oct 2017 at 11:21pm
Remains are found, survivors return to decimated homes, meals are passed out as another day passes for firefighters continue to wage battle on raging Northern California wildfires.

Trump says 'total termination' of Iran deal possible
17 Oct 2017 at 1:07am
Trump has renewed his threat to fully withdraw the U.S. from Iran nuclear deal.

California wildfire death toll continues to rise
16 Oct 2017 at 4:40pm
The private driver of a water truck was helping to fight wildfires.

Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter
17 Oct 2017 at 2:12am
President Donald Trump wades back into Southern politics with a campaign appearance on behalf of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster

Trump in Asia will call for increased pressure on N. Korea
16 Oct 2017 at 10:49am
President Donald Trump will ask allies to put pressure on North Korea during an upcoming five-nation trip to the Asia Pacific region

Death toll in 'barbaric' bombing in Somalia rises to 300
16 Oct 2017 at 12:56pm
At least 300 more are injured, authorities said.

The Note: Trump moves to break governing deadlock but can't just go it alone
16 Oct 2017 at 11:34am
The Trump presidency is no longer defined by paralysis.

Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta's ties to tax havens
17 Oct 2017 at 1:55am
A Maltese journalist who exposed the island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed when a bomb exploded in her car

Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl doubts he could get a fair trial after Trump comm...
17 Oct 2017 at 3:16am
Former Taliban prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy in a military hearing that begins today.

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Europe Edition: Iraq, Catalonia, #MeToo: Your Tuesday Briefing
by PATRICK BOEHLER
17 Oct 2017 at 12:43am
Here?s what you need to know to start your day.

Trump and McConnell Strive for Comity Amid Rising Tensions
by MICHAEL D. SHEAR and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
16 Oct 2017 at 7:22pm
President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, put on a public display of bonhomie, waving aside reports of a disintegrating relationship.

Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn?t Contact Families of Fallen Troops
by MARK LANDLER
16 Oct 2017 at 11:24pm
President Trump?s assertion belied a long record of meetings his predecessor, Barack Obama, held with the families of killed service members, as well as calls and letters.

Hillary Clinton, the N.F.L., Roy Moore and Other Asides From the President
by EMILY COCHRANE and NOAH WEILAND
16 Oct 2017 at 7:50pm
President Trump, during a news conference, touched on topics as wide-ranging as disaster relief, the special counsel and assault allegations.

Trump Says He?ll Consider Pulling Drug Czar Nomination
by PETER BAKER
16 Oct 2017 at 7:08pm
As a congressman, Tom Marino, the president?s choice to lead the drug policy office, championed legislation to undercut enforcement efforts against the drug industry.

Right and Left React to Bannon?s Harsh Words for McConnell
by ANNA DUBENKO
16 Oct 2017 at 7:41pm
Writers from across the political spectrum on the continuing rifts inside the Republican Party.

Iraqi Forces Sweep Into Kirkuk, Checking Kurdish Independence Drive
by DAVID ZUCCHINO
16 Oct 2017 at 8:28pm
Government troops seize a crucial city and oil fields from separatists who have been pressing for an independent state in northern Iraq.

Iraq Ousts Kurdish Forces From Kirkuk
16 Oct 2017 at 4:01pm
Three weeks after the Kurds voted for independence, Iraqi forces overtook the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk and its valuable oil fields on Monday.

Are the Days of Low Oil Prices Receding?
by STANLEY REED
16 Oct 2017 at 4:16pm
The Kurdish vote for independence in Iraq is the latest geopolitical crisis to affect a market already weighing the impact of possible new sanctions on Iran.

As U.S. Confronts Internet?s Disruptions, China Feels Vindicated
by STEVEN LEE MYERS and SUI-LEE WEE
17 Oct 2017 at 3:53am
It censors online expression, but it has also taken a hard line against fake news, hacking and deception.

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.
by DAVID E. SANGER, DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and NICOLE PERLROTH
16 Oct 2017 at 7:04am
While the world is fixated on its nuclear missiles, North Korea has also developed a cyberattack program that is stealing millions and unleashing havoc.

Stranded by Maria, Puerto Ricans Get Creative to Survive
by CAITLIN DICKERSON
16 Oct 2017 at 6:11pm
Three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, people across the island, especially those in remote areas, are improvising ways to stay alive.

Sending Relief by Air and Sea to Puerto Rico From the Bronx
by RICK ROJAS
16 Oct 2017 at 5:16pm
As she leads a nonprofit?s aid effort, Lymaris Albors channels the anguish stirred by Hurricane Maria into delivering help to her homeland.

Editorial: Under Mr. Trump, America Surrenders
by THE EDITORIAL BOARD
16 Oct 2017 at 8:12pm
By backing out of international commitments, he is ceding the future to the powers he claims to be protecting Americans from.

Op-Ed Contributor: Tech?s Troubling New Trend: Diversity Is in Your Head
by BÄRÍ A. WILLIAMS
16 Oct 2017 at 7:10pm
If the goal can be achieved by hiring a group of 12 white male employees, you can guess who will remain left out.

Op-Ed Columnist: Save the Phony Weinstein Outrage, Republicans
by MICHELLE GOLDBERG
16 Oct 2017 at 7:16pm
The movie business is corrupt and depraved. The Republican Party under Trump is worse.

Op-Ed Columnist: Upswingers and Downswingers
by DAVID BROOKS
16 Oct 2017 at 6:58pm
Politics can devolve into a fight between people who believe society is moving upward and those who think all is broken.

Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P. Is No Party for Honest Men
by PAUL KRUGMAN
16 Oct 2017 at 7:23pm
Republicans on taxes: the most dishonest selling job in U.S. political history.

Israel Moves Ahead on West Bank Settlements, but Guardedly
by ISABEL KERSHNER and DAVID M. HALBFINGER
16 Oct 2017 at 7:41pm
The Netanyahu government is trying to balance domestic demands with international opposition to new construction in the occupied territories.

Somalia Blasts Expose Security Failings and Possible Shabab Infiltration
by HUSSEIN MOHAMED and KIMIKO de FREYTAS-TAMURA
16 Oct 2017 at 10:48pm
Even in a country accustomed to pervasive violence, the double truck bombings that killed hundreds in Mogadishu on Saturday were a shock.

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Mayim Bialik discusses her Harvey Weinstein op-ed in Facebook interview
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 5:28pm
Actress Mayim Bialik has clarified her comments on the sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein after an opinion piece she wrote drew accusations of victim blaming

Joe Jonas engaged to 'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner
by Associated Press
"Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner is engaged to singer Joe Jonas

John Oliver slams Hollywood's hypocrisy over Harvey Weinstein scandal
by Kevin Slane
16 Oct 2017 at 10:33am
John Oliver devoted most of Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight to discussing the Equifax data breach, but he still found time to weigh in on the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Oliver questioned why Hollywood has taken so long to stand up to Weinstein, and played a clip featuring actress Angie Everhart to make his point. Everhart told […]

Jimmy Kimmel on health care, national tragedies, and Twitter feuds
by New York Times Service
16 Oct 2017 at 8:34am
NEW YORK — In the up-and-down landscape of late-night television, Jimmy Kimmel has lately found himself at the top of a crowded field. In his 15th season at ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” he has gained new visibility as a result of monologues in which he has addressed sweeping news events in intimately personal terms.

James Corden catches flak for joking about Harvey Weinstein
by Associated Press
Television talk show host James Corden is facing a backlash over jokes he made about Harvey Weinstein at a Hollywood charity event

Here's the Motion Picture Academy's statement on expelling Harvey Weinstein
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Motion Picture Academy statement expelling Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
by Associated Press
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been revoked by its 54-member board

Report: Harvey Weinstein's brother is in a 'waking nightmare'
by Associated Press
The brother of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and co-founder of the company now struggling to survive says he had no idea "the type of predator" his brother is accused of being

What to know about the Weinstein scandal, the Affleck allegations, and how Da...
by Kevin Slane
12 Oct 2017 at 5:43pm
In the week since The New York Times published its blistering Oct. 5 story about Harvey Weinstein, alleging that the former Miramax and the Weinstein Company film executive engaged in a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct, the story has mushroomed. Dozens of celebrities who have worked directly with Weinstein have weighed in with either their own accusations […]

Twitter says it has unlocked Rose McGowan's account
by Dialynn Dwyer
12 Oct 2017 at 12:54pm
Twitter says that Rose McGowan?s account was suspended because of a tweet that included a phone number and has announced that the actress?s account is now unlocked. In a statement, Twitter said Thursday it was a tweet by McGowan with a personal phone number that violated its service terms. The company said it will ??be […]

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Police shoot man in Everett who reportedly wanted to kill an officer
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 8:08pm
Authorities say police have shot a man witnesses reported was walking on a Massachusetts street saying he wanted to kill a police officer

Man charged with sexually assaulting nursing home resident
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 7:54pm
Police say a man who lives at a Rhode Island nursing home has been charged with sexually assaulting an 80-year-old female resident

Police: Man barricaded inside burning Leominster home found dead
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 7:52pm
Authorities say a man who barricaded himself inside a house that he apparently set ablaze has been found dead

Mass. business owner faces backlash for attending Trump signing
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 7:30pm
A Massachusetts businessman photographed with President Donald Trump is facing heavy criticism

Helmet maker vows fight against Aaron Hernandez concussion lawsuit
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 7:18pm
Lawyers for late New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have refiled a lawsuit against the NFL in Massachusetts' state court

Ex-workers: Home of dog breeder with 84 Great Danes was filthy
by John Waller
16 Oct 2017 at 7:12pm
OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) ? Former employees of a dog breeder testified Monday that her home?s floors were covered in dog urine and feces, and a police K9 officer said the property was such a mess it looked as though it had been burglarized before 84 Great Danes were seized in June. Christina Fay went on […]

18 arrested for trespassing during immigration protest in Springfield
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 6:58pm
Police in Springfield have arrested 18 protesters at a peaceful demonstration in front of the local Department of Homeland Security office

Marty Walsh's former chief of staff has a lot of high-profile donors from the...
by Nik DeCosta-Klipa
16 Oct 2017 at 5:59pm
Dan Koh turned more than a few heads earlier this month when he announced he raised $755,000 in just the first month of his congressional campaign. Following Sunday’s federal filing deadline, we have a bit of an idea where that money came from. And you might recognize a couple names. Koh left his job as […]

Watch: Tall ship crashes in Newport Harbor
by John Waller
16 Oct 2017 at 4:36pm
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) ? The owner of a tall ship that crashed into four other boats after a seafood festival is blaming the crash on a dock line that became entangled on its two propellers. The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry crashed Sunday in Newport Harbor. No one was injured. (Video contains explicit language.) On Monday, […]

Report slams agency for holding back OUI data
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 4:10pm
Massachusetts investigators say the agency that certifies the reliability of breath tests administered to suspected drunken drivers routinely failed to provide information that could be helpful to defense attorneys

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'Very unusual' mistrial in trial in Mississippi woman's burning death
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 10:00pm
The tense murder trial of a Mississippi man charged with setting a 19-year-old friend on fire and leaving her to die has ended in a hung jury and a mistrial

Activist kicked off American Airlines flight charges discrimination
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 9:36pm
Activist accuses pilot of racial bias after he kicked her off an American Airlines flight

?To Kill a Mockingbird? removed from 8th-grade course in Mississippi
by John Waller
16 Oct 2017 at 8:49pm
Eighth graders in Biloxi, Mississippi, will no longer be required to read ?To Kill a Mockingbird,? Harper Lee?s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about racial inequality and the civil rights movement that has been taught in countless classrooms and influenced generations of readers. Kenny Holloway, the vice president of the Biloxi School Board, told The Sun Herald […]

Passenger says Delta crew stopped her from singing anthem
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 8:30pm
Passenger says Delta crew stopped her plan to honor a fallen soldier by singing anthem aboard flight

Helmet maker vows fight against Aaron Hernandez concussion lawsuit
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 7:18pm
Lawyers for late New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have refiled a lawsuit against the NFL in Massachusetts' state court

Mayim Bialik discusses her Harvey Weinstein op-ed in Facebook interview
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 5:28pm
Actress Mayim Bialik has clarified her comments on the sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein after an opinion piece she wrote drew accusations of victim blaming

15 attorneys general oppose Trump's transgender military ban
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 3:40pm
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading a group of 15 Democratic attorneys general in opposing President Donald Trump's administration's plan to bar transgender individuals from openly serving in the military

?Me too?: Elizabeth Warren joins campaign raising awareness of sexual harassm...
by Dialynn Dwyer
16 Oct 2017 at 12:48pm
Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined the flood of women on social media Sunday using the hashtag #MeToo to highlight the widespread problem of sexual harassment and sexual assault by identifying themselves as victims. ?Me too,? Warren wrote on Facebook. Warren did not elaborate on what happened to her. A request for comment to the Massachusetts Democrat?s office […]

John Oliver slams Hollywood's hypocrisy over Harvey Weinstein scandal
by Kevin Slane
16 Oct 2017 at 10:33am
John Oliver devoted most of Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight to discussing the Equifax data breach, but he still found time to weigh in on the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Oliver questioned why Hollywood has taken so long to stand up to Weinstein, and played a clip featuring actress Angie Everhart to make his point. Everhart told […]

1 missing, after oil rig explodes on Louisiana lake
by Associated Press
An oil rig explosion on a lake north of New Orleans injured seven people and left authorities searching for another who was missing

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The world once laughed at North Korean cyber power. No more.
by New York Times Service
16 Oct 2017 at 8:55am
When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them.

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as funerals continue
by Associated Press
Somalia bombing toll over 300; funerals continue and critically injured are airlifted to Turkey

Hurricane Ophelia's remnants to batter UK, Ireland
by Associated Press
Authorities in Ireland have closed schools, courts and government buildings amid concerns about potential damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia

Canadian hostage rescued from Afghanistan says captors killed newborn daughte...
by Associated Press
Former hostage Joshua Boyle says from his parents' home in Canada that full medical exams are being arranged for him and his family after they were rescued from their captors, the Taliban-linked extremist Haqqani network in Afghanistan

Trump's speech sparks a new war of words between US and Iran
by Associated Press
President Trump's refusal to certify Iran nuclear deal sparks new war of words between Islamic Republic, America

Duchess of Cambridge's uncle charged with assault in London
by Associated Press
British police say they have charged the uncle of the Duchess of Cambridge with assault after a late-night altercation in a London street

Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released
by Associated Press
American woman, her Canadian husband and 3 young children released after years in captivity by Taliban-allied network

How Russia harvested American rage to reshape U.S. politics
by New York Times Service
10 Oct 2017 at 8:30am
YouTube videos of police beatings on American streets. A widely circulated internet hoax about Muslim men in Michigan collecting welfare for multiple wives.

Great pumpkins! Rhode Island grower wins trifecta of giant food titles
by Associated Press
A Rhode Island grower is the first in the world to achieve a trifecta in the hobby of growing gargantuan foods, setting world records for heaviest pumpkin, longest long gourd and heaviest squash

10 things to know for today
by Associated Press
Among 10 Things to Know: Deadly California wildfires force thousands to evacuate; Amid cooperation, some Trump allies urge Russia probe fight; 1,000 leads later, authorities still stumped by Las Vegas gunman's motive

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Mass. business owner faces backlash for attending Trump signing
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 7:30pm
A Massachusetts businessman photographed with President Donald Trump is facing heavy criticism

Marty Walsh's former chief of staff has a lot of high-profile donors from the...
by Nik DeCosta-Klipa
16 Oct 2017 at 5:59pm
Dan Koh turned more than a few heads earlier this month when he announced he raised $755,000 in just the first month of his congressional campaign. Following Sunday’s federal filing deadline, we have a bit of an idea where that money came from. And you might recognize a couple names. Koh left his job as […]

15 attorneys general oppose Trump's transgender military ban
by Associated Press
16 Oct 2017 at 3:40pm
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading a group of 15 Democratic attorneys general in opposing President Donald Trump's administration's plan to bar transgender individuals from openly serving in the military

Jimmy Kimmel on health care, national tragedies, and Twitter feuds
by New York Times Service
16 Oct 2017 at 8:34am
NEW YORK — In the up-and-down landscape of late-night television, Jimmy Kimmel has lately found himself at the top of a crowded field. In his 15th season at ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” he has gained new visibility as a result of monologues in which he has addressed sweeping news events in intimately personal terms.

Rex Tillerson 'not playing' when pressed on 'moron' remark
by Associated Press
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is insisting that persistent tensions with President Donald Trump are not hindering his mission as the nation's top diplomat, all while sidestepping the question of whether he truly called the president a "moron."

Susan Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy
by Associated Press
A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments

Elizabeth Warren endorses Marty Walsh in race against Tito Jackson
by Nik DeCosta-Klipa
15 Oct 2017 at 5:40pm
Sen. Elizabeth Warren may live in neighboring Cambridge, but that isn’t stopping her from making an endorsement in Boston’s mayoral race. With less than a month until the November 7 election, Warren formally backed incumbent Mayor Marty Walsh in his bid for a second term against fellow Democrat and city councilor Tito Jackson. Warren joined […]

Rhode Island congressman pledges to donate brain to research
by Associated Press
A Rhode Island congressman is pledging to donate his brain to research into a degenerative brain disease detected in former football players

SNL's Donald Trump makes Mike Pence leave more events in protest
by Nik DeCosta-Klipa
15 Oct 2017 at 10:02am
"Sir, it's October. They wouldn't have Christmas-themed cups yet."

Massachusetts among states most affected by Trump's health care executive order
by Associated Press
President Donald Trump took a major step this week toward fulfilling a campaign promise to gut the Affordable Care Act, but states he won are likely to be affected the most.

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Stars collide, and scientists ? for the first time ? could see and ?hear? it
by The Boston Globe
16 Oct 2017 at 10:58am
The discovery was made possible by the massive, laser-based gravitational wave detectors first envisioned by MIT physicist Rainer Weiss.

A BU professor has been accused of sexually harassing 2 female researchers on...
by Dialynn Dwyer
16 Oct 2017 at 5:00am
Boston University is investigating allegations that one of its professors ? a prominent geologist ? sexually harassed two of his graduate students on field expeditions to Antarctica almost two decades ago. The two women who have filed Title IX complaints with the university allege that during separate research trips in the late 1990s David Marchant, who’s listed […]

5 cutting-edge ideas and attractions from HUBweek
by Megan O'Brien
13 Oct 2017 at 5:48pm
  HUBweek, a six-day innovation festival highlighting the intersection of art, science, and technology (and co-sponsored by The Boston Globe, which shares ownership with Boston.com), kicked off at City Hall Plaza on Tuesday. Since then, the city ? and in particular, the festival?s headquarters on City Hall Plaza ? has buzzed with panels, film screenings, […]

Watch live: John Kerry speaks about the future of diplomacy at HUBweek
by Dialynn Dwyer
12 Oct 2017 at 2:59pm
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Rare photos by early NASA astronauts being auctioned off
by Associated Press
12 Oct 2017 at 8:40am
A Massachusetts auction house is selling vintage photographs taken by American astronauts

Study: Great white sharks are swimming farther and deeper
by Associated Press
6 Oct 2017 at 8:15am
Researchers in Massachusetts say great white sharks in the Atlantic Ocean are venturing offshore farther, with more frequency and at greater depths than previously known

MIT professor among 3 scientists awarded Nobel physics prize
by Associated Press
3 Oct 2017 at 8:37am
The Nobel Physics Prize 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries in gravitational waves

3 Americans win Nobel medicine prize for circadian rhythms
by Associated Press
Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for their discoveries about the body's daily rhythms, opening up whole new fields of possible research and raising awareness about the importance of sleep

NASA astronaut from Maine to bike across Amazon in climate change film
by Associated Press
29 Sep 2017 at 3:30pm
NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy is keeping his exploration impulses down-to-earth, biking 600 miles across the Amazon to raise awareness about climate change and record its effects

Tropical bird likely blown off course by Hurricane Jose
by Associated Press
27 Sep 2017 at 5:46pm
A tropical bird never before seen in Massachusetts has been rescued from a Cape Cod beach

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ABC News: Technology

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold
16 Oct 2017 at 4:49pm
In a coordinated look at one of the universe's most violent acts, astronomers hit the gold mine of science and even figure out the cosmic origins of gold

Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact
17 Oct 2017 at 1:53am
The environmental group Greenpeace has issued a report giving technology titans like Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact

Antarctic penguin chick die-off alarms researchers
16 Oct 2017 at 1:32am
Thousands of chicks in an Adelie penguin colony in eastern Antarctica starved

Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over emails
16 Oct 2017 at 1:14pm
The Supreme Court has agreed to take on a major dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad

Fact-checking fake news on Facebook works - just too slowly
16 Oct 2017 at 6:06pm
Facebook's efforts to reduce the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect _ though that finding comes with a major caveat.

Emergency alerts draw complaints in fast-moving wildfires
12 Oct 2017 at 9:34pm
A county in California wine country opted not to use a widespread message that goes to cellphones when raging wildfires approached homes

Light in the sky over UAE likely Russian rocket breaking up
17 Oct 2017 at 3:23am
Light seen in the night over United Arab Emirates likely Russian rocket breaking up after re-entering Earth's atmosphere

Pope at UN demands response to hunger, climate, migration
16 Oct 2017 at 6:28am
Pope Francis is demanding world governments collectively work to end rising world hunger by working to end the conflicts and climate-change related disasters that force people to leave their homes in search of their daily bread

Women's health docs say Trump ignores birth control science
11 Oct 2017 at 12:47pm
Critics say Trump birth control rule overlooks known benefits while raising doubts on effectiveness

40 years, 3 sisters, 1 DNA test: The story of a cold case
9 Oct 2017 at 2:50pm
40 years later, a family gets some answers - and more questions - in the cold case of a missing young mother

What cosmic crash confirmed: Einstein was as good as gold
16 Oct 2017 at 6:04pm
The best ever view of two neutron stars crashing confirmed several theories that had not yet been proven.

WATCH: T-Mobile and Sprint are reportedly set to announce a merger agreement
16 Oct 2017 at 7:20am
The mobile networks are planning on merging without giving up any assets.

WATCH: Twitter changes coming to curb abuse
15 Oct 2017 at 10:12am
Tech Crunch's Josh Constine says "to make progress they need stricter rules, and for artificial intelligence and human moderators to team up to remove hatred".

WATCH: Google pledges $1B to help Americans train for high-tech jobs
13 Oct 2017 at 6:20am
The company's goal is to allow anyone with an internet connection to become proficient in technology.

WATCH: Disney's 'Movies Anywhere' service is coming
12 Oct 2017 at 7:23am
Four Hollywood studios are joining Disney's new digital service that offers more than 7,300 movies from Disney, Fox, Universal and Warner Bros.

WATCH: Apple to partner with Steven Spielberg on 1980s TV series reboot
11 Oct 2017 at 6:03am
Apple will reportedly team up with Steven Spielberg to revive his "Amazing Stories" anthology series.

WATCH: Hulu lowers monthly subscription plan for new customers
10 Oct 2017 at 6:47am
This change comes after Netflix hiked their subscription prices a week ago.

WATCH: Bike upgrades with Dick DeBartolo
9 Oct 2017 at 5:40am
The Giz Wiz shows off the most unique gadgets from Interbike 2017.

WATCH: First look at Google's new Pixel Buds
7 Oct 2017 at 10:49am
ABC News' Becky Worley has a look at the new ear buds by the tech giant that claim to provide real-time language translation.

WATCH: Netflix hikes subscription price
6 Oct 2017 at 6:12am
Netflix will be raising the price of its standard and premium subscriptions fees.

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McCain condemns isolationist politics, calls it 'unpatriotic'
17 Oct 2017 at 11:45pm
U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., delivered speech Monday night at the National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony that seemed to criticize politicians that are now supporting new isolationist politics.

A new look, and life, for the digital photo frame
by Molly Dodd
17 Oct 2017 at 4:52pm
They say a picture is worth a thousand words which is true if you're looking at great picture.

Atlanta mom charged with murder after allegedly putting 2 young sons in oven
17 Oct 2017 at 1:45pm
An Atlanta woman was charged with murder after she allegedly put her two young sons in an oven and turned it on sometime between Thursday and Friday last week.

Alleged IS female recruiter arrested in Spain with FBI help
17 Oct 2017 at 3:21am
Spain's Interior Ministry says the civil guard has arrested a 21-year-old Spanish woman who allegedly recruited other women to join the Islamic State group in conflict areas.

Californians brace for emotional toll from wildfires
by SUDHIN THANAWALA and TERRY CHEA
17 Oct 2017 at 3:00am
A week after fleeing wildfires, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods.

The Latest: Duterte says Marawi liberated, still skirmishes
17 Oct 2017 at 2:33am
The Latest on the militant siege in the southern Philippine city of Marawi (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the southern city of Marawi liberated though the military continues to battle a dwindling band of Muslim militants.

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 10 policemen
17 Oct 2017 at 2:32am
Afghan officials say Taliban attacks in the country's south, west and east have killed at least 10 policemen.

New mom who lost all her limbs after giving birth sues hospital
17 Oct 2017 at 2:30am
For this new mom, what were supposed to be the happiest days of her life quickly escalated into a terrifying ordeal that left her as a quadruple amputee.

Report: IRS refuses to give back $59G to vet after seizing his business cash
17 Oct 2017 at 2:19am
The Internal Revenue Service is refusing to hand back more than $59,000 to U.S. military veteran after it seized his gas station?s cash during one of the raids despite finding no evidence of criminal activity.

AP News Guide: The rise and fall of the Islamic State group
by ZEINA KARAM
17 Oct 2017 at 2:05am
The Islamic State group, responsible for some of the worst atrocities perpetrated against civilians in recent history, appears on the verge of collapse.

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Swiss flushing away millions in gold and silver every year
12 Oct 2017 at 7:03am
ZURICH (Reuters) - While London's sewers can get clogged with fatbergs made up of grease and diapers, it seems Switzerland's waste system is flecked with silver and gold.

Exorcism excise: U.S. psychic pleads guilty to $3.5 million tax evasion
5 Oct 2017 at 4:07pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A self-proclaimed psychic who was paid $3.5 million by an elderly Massachusetts woman in exchange for claiming to cleanse her of demons pleaded guilty on Thursday to trying to avoid paying taxes.

Having the right name at the right, or sometimes wrong, time
29 Sep 2017 at 10:57am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When reporters descended on upstate New York to ask about a stunning prison break in 2015, state police spokesman Major Charles Guess took their questions.

Hospital allow kids to drive themselves to operating room
19 Sep 2017 at 8:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A San Diego children's hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to 'drive' themselves to the operating room.

Crayfish staff help Czech brewery keep its water as pure as can be
28 Sep 2017 at 8:47pm
PROTIVIN, Czech Republic (Reuters) - Crayfish equipped with high-tech sensors have been drafted in by a Czech brewery in its quest to keep their water supply pure.

Geneva toilets flush with cash
18 Sep 2017 at 1:03pm
GENEVA (Reuters) - Geneva prosecutors are investigating after toilets in a bank and three restaurants were blocked by about $100,000 in high-denomination euro banknotes, they said on Monday.

Staying fit: Japan's elderly hits record in challenge to labor market
18 Sep 2017 at 6:58am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Swinging dumbbells and chewing gum, several elderly Japanese gathered at a shrine in downtown Tokyo on Monday in sweltering temperatures, belying their age and importance in one of the world's most rapidly aging societies.

Pet deaths in Japan: dignified but dog-gone expensive
18 Sep 2017 at 6:48am
At Pet Rainbow Fiesta, a pet funeral expo, held in Tokyo on Monday, visitors were given a host of options on performing rites for dead pets, including cremation, constructing a household altar and making offerings of incense.

Venezuela's new plan to beat hunger: Breed rabbits
15 Sep 2017 at 2:46pm
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government this week urged citizens to see rabbits as more than "cute pets" as it defended a plan to breed and eat them even as the opposition says this would do nothing to end chronic food shortages.

Liquid cats, crocodile bets and didgeridoos win Ig Nobel science prizes
14 Sep 2017 at 11:40pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists taking on the deep questions of whether cats are liquid or solid, how holding a crocodile influences gambling and whether playing the didgeridoo can help cure snoring were honored Thursday at the Ig Nobel Prize spoof awards.