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Monday, Nov 27


Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce engagement

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry, fifth in line for the British throne, will marry American actress Meghan Markle in the spring, palace officials announced Monday, confirming months of rumors. Markle, a humanitarian campaigner and lifestyle…

Friday, Nov 10


Study suggests extending breast cancer treatment might reduce recurrence

Extending hormone therapy treatment for breast cancer patients past the typical five years could reduce the likelihood of recurrence, according to a New England Journal of Medicine report published Thursday. Scientists analyzed nearly 63…

Wednesday, Oct 18


George Saunders wins the Man Booker Prize


George Saunders’ surreal, experimental first novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” won the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday, marking the second year in a row that the prize has gone to an American author. The novel unfolds in a cemetery in 1862, where…

Wednesday, Oct 11


Ben Affleck apologizes after former MTV host says he groped her


Already on the defensive over a claim that he knew Harvey Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed women but didn’t do anything to stop it, Ben Affleck is now being accused of groping the former host of MTV’s “Total Request Live,” leading…

Friday, Oct 6


Big Baby to Cam Newton: Maybe try high heels

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff/file. Glen “Big Baby” Davis at Celtics practice in 2011. Former Celtics forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis has a novel idea for Cam Newton. If the Panthers quarterback really wants to make it right with women after…

Tuesday, Sep 26


Jonathan Rhys Meyers and wife are all smiles at Boston Film Festival

Stephen Ryerson/BFF 2017. Mara Lane and Jonathan Rhys Meyers at the Boston Film Festival. Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers made a rare appearance on a red carpet over the weekend, attending the Boston Film Festival to promote his latest,…

Friday, Aug 25


Former 'Shark Tank' judge offers advice to Chicopee lottery winner

Before we knew that Mavis Wanczyk, the 53-year-old woman from right down the road in Chicopee, was the lucky winner of the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot, we spoke to Kevin Harrington, one of the original judges on the TV show “Shark…

Sunday, Aug 20

For Taylor Swift, a blank space on social media

What, pray tell, is pop star-sometime Rhode Island resident Taylor Swift up to? The “Blank Space” singer has left a literal blank space across social media platforms, wiping her Internet presence clean for reasons unknown. Her Instagram,…

Tuesday, Aug 15


Obama's tweet becomes second-most liked

Why didn't I think of that? That's what President Trump may be wondering after his predecessor's post-Charlottesville tweet became the second-most “liked” tweet in the history of Twitter. Advertisement. To refresh, while Trump remained…

Tuesday, Aug 8


Why there was no real winner on last night's finale of 'The Bachelorette'

Warning: Spoilers ahead. We always knew Miami chiropractor Bryan Abasolo was going to win Rachel Lindsay's season of “The Bachelorette.” We just didn't know it was going to feel this unsatisfying for everyone involved. At the final three…

Friday, Aug 4


Fomer Patriots QB Jim Plunkett: 'My life sucks'

Tom Brady celebrated his 40th birthday the other day, and a lot of people said the Patriots quarterback still moves like a much younger man. Not so with former Pats QB Jim Plunkett, who suffers from chronic and debilitating pain these days…

Thursday, Aug 3


Alfred Angelo finally tells its customers their dresses aren't coming

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Nearly three weeks after filing for bankruptcy, the Alfred Angelo bridal company has told its customers the news they knew was likely coming: The brides won't be getting their dresses after all. In a message posted to the company's website…

Monday, Jul 31


'13 Reasons' might have triggered suicide searches online

CHICAGO — A popular TV series about a teen's suicide may have prompted a surge in online searches for suicide, including how to do it. That's according to a new study about the show ''13 Reasons Why.'' Advertisement. Netflix released all…

Friday, Jul 28


Car enthusiasts: Tesla's much-anticipated Model 3 is finally here

After months of anticipation and quite a bit of fanfare, deliveries of Tesla's much-anticipated new Model 3 electric car are set to begin Friday night. The company will be holding a special launch event at its Fremont, CA, factory, where…


5 unsettling facts about scabies in light of the recent Winchester Hospital alert

Scabies found its way into the local news cycle this week after Winchester Hospital confirmed it was treating more than 20 employees for possible contraction of the unpleasant skin condition. But what, exactly, is scabies? Advertisement.…

Tuesday, Jul 25


Chrissy Teigen joins the ranks of those blocked by Donald Trump on Twitter

Chrissy Teigen — model, mom, and personality known for her witty social media presence — has been tweeting snarky comments and flat-out insults about Donald Trump for just over seven years now, she told USA Today Sports in February. But…


Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies

ORLANDO, Fla. — The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld's former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company's San Antonio park, SeaWorld said. Veterinarians were treating 3-month-old Kyara for an infection last weekend…

Saturday, Jul 15


A bridal chain closes, and scrambling ensues


These Bridezillas have a legitimate excuse. The reason: Alfred Angelo abruptly closed its more than 60 wedding-dress stores Wednesday, leaving brides racing to figure out if they would get the gowns they had ordered. On Friday, the company…

Friday, Jul 14


Bloody good cocktail ideas for the 'Game of Thrones' premiere

“Game of Thrones” returns to HBO for its seventh season on July 16. Who will join forces? Who will turn against friends? Will the dragons win the day? Is winter here to stay? As you settle in to find out, a thematically appropriate…

Thursday, Jul 13


Michelle Obama honors the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver at ESPYS

LOS ANGELES — Michelle Obama returned to the spotlight as a presenter at The ESPYS, drawing the loudest ovation at the awards show honoring the past year's best athletes and moments in sports. The former first lady made a rare public…

Tuesday, Jul 11


Blac Chyna ‘devastated’ after Rob Kardashian posted explicit photos, gets restraining order

The drama between reality TV personalities Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna has made its way to the court system. A week after the reality TV family member’s stunning social media meltdown - Kardashian posted nude photos of his ex-fiancee,…

Friday, Jul 7


Kesha releases first new music in four years

Kesha has released her first new music in four years and announced a forthcoming album, her first since a high-profile legal battle with Dr. Luke over a lawsuit accusing the music producer of sexual assault and harassment. Kesha has…

Monday, Jul 3


Donal Logue pleads for return of missing daughter: 'It's okay. Just drop her off.'

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Actor Donal Logue posted a heartfelt plea on social media Sunday in a bid for information on the whereabouts of his missing 16-year-old daughter, Jade. “There's never been a more loving, innocent, cuddly child than Jade,” the 51-year-old…

Friday, Jun 30


Decoding the lyrics - about cheating, backstabbing, and Kanye - on Jay Z's new album

Jay Z's most noted accomplishment might be marrying Beyonce, but late Thursday night, the rap icon sought to remind the public that there are two — not one — musical geniuses in the Knowles-Carter union. With his new album titled “4:44,”…

Tuesday, Jun 27


Serena Williams, pregnant and nude on Vanity Fair, takes high road with McEnroe

She's not even playing and people still only want to talk about Serena Williams. That's because Williams, whose 23 Grand Slam singles titles make her one of the best tennis players of all time, appears nude on the cover of the new issue of…

Monday, Jun 26


Erin Andrews, ex-NHL player Jarret Stoll marry in Montana

Sportscaster Erin Andrews and former NHL player Jarret Stoll have tied the knot. Publicists for Andrews confirm that the 39-year-old Fox Sports sideline reporter and ''Dancing with the Stars'' co-host married Stoll on Saturday, his 35th…


Former 'Hogwarts' class instructors (from Tufts) talk about Harry Potter's 20th anniversary

Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling's first Harry Potter book. “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone” was released in the UK on June 26, 1997. A year later it debuted in the US as “Harry Potter and the…

Thursday, Jun 22


Whipped cream dispenser explodes, killing French Instagram fitness model

A popular fitness blogger and Instagram model in France died after a pressurized canister used for dispensing whipped cream exploded, hitting her in the chest. Rebecca Burger's death from the June 17 incident was announced on social media…

Friday, Jun 16


LA offers Bat-signal tribute to 'Batman' star Adam West

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Holy sky-high tribute, Batman! City officials in Los Angeles decided to pay touching homage to “Batman” actor Adam West by projecting the Bat-signal onto the tower of city hall Thursday night. Advertisement. The tribute to West, who became…

Wednesday, Jun 7


Trubama? Obama, Trudeau meet for a casual dinner date.

It might not be “Nighthawks,” Edward Hopper's iconic painting of a late-night diner scene. But the photo that emerged from a Tuesday-night dinner between former president Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau inside a…