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  • ‘Active shooting situation’ under way in Jersey City, NJ, sheriff’s office says

    Law enforcement agencies are responding to an “active shooting situation” in Jersey City, New Jersey, according to Jean Jadezaia, a spokeswoman for the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office. The ATF office in Newark tweeted Tuesday that agents responded to “reports of an active shooter.” The New York Police Department’s Emergency Service Unit is also responding to the situation in Jersey City, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the incident. No one is in custody in connection with the shooting, […]

  • ‘They’ named Merriam-Webster dictionary’s word of the year

    The nonbinary pronoun “they” has been named Merriam-Webster’s word of the year. The American English dictionary revealed that searches for the term have risen by 313% in the last year. The definition of “they” as a nonbinary pronoun was added to the three other separate definitions of the word in September. Merriam-Webster said in a statement that the word of the year winner was determined by data. Key moments cited by the dictionary publisher where searches spiked were January’s Paris […]

  • Bill Cosby’s appeal of his sexual assault conviction is denied

    A Pennsylvania appeals court upheld Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction and rejected his argument that the case was wrongly decided against him. The comedian’s legal team filed an extensive appeal of Cosby’s conviction in June. The appeal argued the trial court ruled incorrectly in eight decisions, including by allowing five “prior bad acts” witnesses to testify and by reading the jury excerpts from Cosby’s civil deposition in which he says he got Quaaludes to give to women. On Tuesday, the […]

  • New England Patriots admit to inappropriately filming the sideline and field at their next opponent’s game

    The New England Patriots are once again embroiled in controversy. This time, they’ve been accused of recording the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during the team’s game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday. ESPN was first to report on the story. The Bengals are due to play the Patriots Sunday. “We are aware of the incident, and we are aware it is being investigated by NFL Security,” the Bengals said in a statement to CNN Sports. “We will have no further comment.” The […]

  • Democrats introduce two articles of impeachment against Trump

    Democratic leaders announced Tuesday they will bring two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress to set in motion the third impeachment of a US president in history. The announcement marks the culmination of an intense, fast-moving investigation into the President’s dealings with Ukraine and represents a historic choice for lawmakers with less than a year before the next election. The six House Democratic chairs who have led the investigations against […]

  • Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dead at 61

    Singer Marie Fredriksson died Monday after a 17-year battle with cancer, her management company has confirmed. The 61-year-old was a successful solo artist in her native Sweden before joining with Per Gessle to form Roxette, the act that went on to achieve global fame. The duo’s breakout single was “The Look,” reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1989. Another single, “It Must Have Been Love,” became a smash hit after featuring in the soundtrack of the 1990 […]

  • Check into a growing crop of vegan hotels

    At Saorsa 1875 in Pitlochry, Scotland, animals aren’t allowed — but not in the traditional sense. While pets are more than welcome, the boutique hotel otherwise eschews animal products through and through, from its furnishings right down to its staff uniforms. It is, after all, the UK’s first fully vegan hotel. Veganism is taking root all across the world, and the movement shows no signs of slowing down. According to research firm GlobalData, veganism in the US grew by a […]

  • Several products from Trader Joe’s are being recalled over possible listeria contamination

    Trader Joe’s announced a voluntary recall on Monday of a number of its products that may have been contaminated with listeria. So far there are no reports of anyone getting sick, but the company said it is taking the measures as a precaution. Each of the products are packaged in plastic trays with clear lids. The Trader Joe’s brand food items listed in the recall include ready-to-eat meals of California Rolls, Classic California Rolls with Brown Rice & Avocado, Spicy California […]

  • CDC investigating E. coli outbreak likely linked to salad kits

    ST. LOUIS – The Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multi-state E. coli outbreak thought to be caused by a particular brand of premade salad kits. Officials believe the likely source of the outbreak is the Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kit. Eight people in three states have been affected, including Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. They fell ill between November 5 and November 15. No deaths have been reported, but three […]

  • Ted Baker CEO Lindsay Page resigns as profits slump

    Ted Baker’s nightmare year just got much worse. Shares in the fashion retailer plunged as much as 35% on Tuesday after the company slashed its profit outlook, suspended its dividend and announced the resignations of its CEO and executive chairman. “The last 12 months has undoubtedly been the most challenging in our history,” the high-end London label said in a statement, citing difficult business conditions heading into the crucial holiday shopping period. “The board has instigated an immediate action plan […]

  • A new Nike swimwear line includes a swim hijab

    Nike’s Victory Swim Collection will include a full-coverage swimsuit and a swim hijab. The line, announced Tuesday, will be available globally at select retailers and online February 1. “The design of the Nike Victory Swim Collection serves a variety of needs from modesty preferences to sun protection and represents Nike’s commitment to inclusive design, providing more women with game-changing innovation to enjoy sport,” the company said. The fabric is designed to be lightweight, breathable and fast-drying with UPF40+ sun protection, […]

  • Man who ate the $120,000 banana art installation says he isn’t sorry and did it to create art

    When a banana that was duct taped to a wall sold for $120,000, not everyone understood the artistic inspiration behind the piece. But one hungry artist did. David Datuna, an installation and performance artist from Georgia, peeled off the art piece from the wall on Saturday and ate it while hundreds of stunned onlookers watched. And he’s far from apologetic. “It wasn’t vandalism, it was art performance from me and absolutely I am not sorry,” Datuna said during a press conference on […]

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