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  • Mario Batali’s company to cut all ties with him after allegations lead to police investigation

    Mario Batali’s own restaurant group has decided to end its partnership with him, after allegations of sexual misconduct against the celebrity chef led to a police investigation. Women who worked at restaurants associated with Batali told CNN that inappropriate behavior was commonplace. Anderson Cooper, reporting for CBS’s “60 Minutes,” first sat down with several of the women in a segment that aired on Sunday. The NYPD confirmed to CNN that it “is investigating allegations raised in the ’60 Minutes’ report.” […]

  • Hawaii lava finally reaches the Pacific — only to create another deadly danger

    First it was catastrophic lava. Then it was sulfur dioxide. Now Big Island residents have yet another danger to worry about. Laze — a mashup of “lava” and “haze” — is a nasty product formed when hot lava hits the ocean, sending hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles into the air. And now it’s a real threat after lava crossed Highway 137 late Saturday night and entered the Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said. Laze can cause lung, eye and skin […]

  • One man killed in cougar attack in Cascade Mountains near Seattle

    SEATTLE — The cougar appeared to be stalking two men as they rode their bikes over the weekend in the Cascade Mountains near Seattle. Then suddenly the animal charged, the survivor of the fatal cougar attack told authorities. The survivor said he hit the cougar in the head with his mountain bike, and the animal ran into the woods. But as the men were catching their breath and getting back on the bicycles, the animal returned and fastened its mouth on […]

  • FDA approves preventive migraine treatment

    Migraine sufferers across the United States have their eyes on a newly approved drug that’s offering hope for reducing the frequency of monthly migraine attacks. On Thursday, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Aimovig for the preventive treatment of migraines in adults with episodic or chronic migraines. Episodic migraine is when symptoms occur zero to 14 days each month; symptoms of chronic migraine occur 15 days or more a month. Aimovig is the first FDA-approved preventive migraine treatment in a new […]

  • The first holographic smartphone will be released later this year

    Sure, you have a fancy iPhone X or Pixel 2 that can take amazing photographs and handle even the most graphics-heavy games. But does it have holograms? AT&T and Verizon announced this week they will start selling a holographic smartphone later this year. The Red Hydrogen One smartphone is the first phone from video equipment company Red. The Android phone’s killer feature is a “holographic display” that projects 3D images that can be viewed without special glasses. You will be […]

  • These are the only two owners of color in the NFL

    The three biggest US sports leagues have just six people of color as principal owners. Team ownership is still largely the territory of white men. It’s a trend that doesn’t look like it’ll change anytime soon. “Historically the wealth in this country belongs to white males,” said sports attorney Richard Roth. “It’s the same reason most Fortune 500 companies, most law firms, etc. are owned by white males.” Owning a pro sports team can be very lucrative but they’re also […]

  • Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro will play POTUS and FLOTUS in Netflix film

    Jennifer Aniston is headed to the White House in an upcoming Netflix comedy film, and she’s bringing her wife with her. The streaming network on Friday announced Aniston and comedian Tig Notaro will team up for a comedy called “First Ladies.” Aniston will play the first female President of the United States and Notaro will play the First Lady. The description provided by Netflix says their characters, named Beverly and Kasey Nicholson, will “prove that behind every great woman… is […]

  • Royal family website notes Meghan’s ‘proud feminist’ credentials

    For Harry and Meghan, it was the morning after the night before. For the rest of Britain, it was a day to reflect on an electrifying wedding that’s being hailed as a transformative moment for the British monarchy. After a ceremony that shook up royal tradition, a biography of the new Duchess of Sussex has appeared on the website of the British royal family, and it firmly emphasizes her activist credentials. High on the page, in a bold font, is a quote from […]

  • K-pop group BTS debuts single at Billboard Music Awards

    K-pop boy band BTS became the first Korean artists ever to appear on stage at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, as they performed their new single “Fake Love.” After Kelly Clarkson introduced them as the “biggest boy band in the world,” the seven BTS members swept across the purple-lit stage in a choreographed routine. BTS fans, who call themselves the A.R.M.Y (Adorable Representative M.C for Youth), went wild, singing along and sometimes breaking into tears. BTS also won the […]