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$2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death

7 hours 29 min ago
The city has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said Friday.

After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

7 hours 31 min ago
U.S. marshals who captured ambush suspect Eric Frein (freen) say he had a "defeated" look on his face when they took him into custody.

Don't forget to set your clocks back

8 hours 35 min ago
Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

How pranks, assaults and social media led a French town to ban clowns for Halloween

8 hours 47 min ago
Clowns are a perennial Halloween costume: Not particularly zeitgeisty or inspired, but timelessly creepy and easy to recognize.

The 10 most notably delayed major label rap albums

9 hours 6 min ago
- Dr. Dre: "Detox"Rap's Atlantis: This has been postponed so many times that its "release" has been an April Fool's Day prank since the early days of music blogs. Most recently, news broke that it won't even be called "Detox. man I just wanna know if Dr. Dre's Detox is gona [...]

Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

10 hours 3 min ago
A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday after taking off on a test flight, killing one person aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said.

TRAVEL TIPS: Route 3 closing in Hingham Sunday morning

10 hours 52 min ago
Some things you need to know about getting where you want to go.

Hello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool

12 hours 30 min ago
When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.

App Finder: Best coffee apps

14 hours 2 min ago
Where would we be without coffee? It helps us power though late-night assignments and helps us wake up in the morning when we’re feeling a bit sleep-deprived. If you’re a caffeine aficionado, you’ll appreciate this round-up of java-centric apps, featuring everything from cafe finders to DIY latte art instructions.BARISTA ME: Feeling like your coffee-making skills could use an upgrade? Learn how to make the perfect cup of coffee — and an assortment of speciality [...]

College freshman Lauren Hill's first basketball game will be her last

15 hours 3 min ago
Elena Delle Donne had chills when she first heard about Lauren Hill. The WNBA star was brought to tears the more she read about the Mount St. Joseph freshman, who has inoperable brain cancer.

Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino has died at age 71

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:27
Boston's longest-serving mayor, Thomas M. Menino, 71, died Thursday, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Over a billion people inhabit Facebookistan

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:28
If Facebook were a country, its population would rival the single most populous country on Earth.

Ferrari's Sergio: exclusively for the exclusive

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 07:50
By invitation only will you be able to purchase Ferrari's latest production line of ultra-luxury sports cars: the Sergio - with only six being produced.

Morning Jolt: Nervous 'Chevy Guy' is one of best World Series highlights

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:27
Social media was abuzz with news that the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series last night, but another moment exploded on social media as well - “Chevy Guy.” Chevrolet rep Rikk Wilde presented the World Series MVP award and a Chevy Colorado to Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, and he had a bit of stage fright, stammering through his lines. Watch the video here.

Marketta Gregory: Stretch yourself for God

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:01
Colt is at the age where he can reach new things every day. The door handle that was too far of a stretch yesterday is turning in his little palm today, and that cup we left on the counter, well, now it’s on the floor.This time, thankfully, it was only a damp washcloth that he grabbed. I carried it out to give the table its final cleaning for the day and just turned my back for an instant to hush the little dog.Colt had it that quickly. He had to stand on his toes, but [...]

Gosule counting on voter dissatisfaction in Senate bid against Keenan

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:21
QUINCY – Anti-crime activist Les Gosule is hoping that discontent with state government will help him unseat state Sen. John F. Keenan.Gosule, who campaigned for a tough "three strikes" repeat-offender law after his daughter Melissa was murdered in 1999, believes undocumented immigrants should not be given driver’s licenses and that tax burdens are causing business owners and retirees to flee the state."I’m striking a chord with voters for [...]

VIDEO: Women dealing with a gauntlet of entitled men

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:20
Hollaback!, a non-profit organization aimed to "put an end to street harassment," according to their website, published this video to show what a woman walking on the street deals with on a daily basis.

Morning Jolt: Missing Broncos fan found safe

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:12
A Denver Broncos fan who went missing from the game Sunday has been found, the Denver Police Department reported. The man, Paul Kitterman, 53, had been standing in line for the bathroom when he disappeared. He was at the game with his stepson and two friends. Police found him Tuesday night about 110 miles away from the stadium. No further details were released, but a friend said Kitterman had not been drinking and doesn’t have mental health issues.

A GOOD AGE: cleaning out those family 'treasures'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:15
What to do with my mother's large, framed 1940 wedding portrait? It was round two of trying to clean out and winnow down 70 years of family possessions left by my parents – as well as my own and my brother's childhood “mementoes.”

VIDEO: Marvel unveils slate of films through 2019

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:14
"Doctor Strange," ''Black Panther," ''Captain Marvel" and the "Inhumans" are joining the Marvel cinematic universe.