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5h ago

Arctic blast blamed for Massachusetts infant's death as dangerously cold temperatures envelop Northeast

The Arctic air included a record-setting wind chill of minus 108 degrees Fahrenheit on the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire.
Steam rises from Boston Harbor as temperatures reach -7F in Boston
Steam rises from Boston Harbor as temperatures reach -7F in Boston
5h ago

Biden says U.S. is 'gonna take care' of Chinese spy balloon

After the president spoke briefly about the balloon on Saturday, the Federal Aviation Administration said it has paused departures and arrivals at three airports in the Carolinas.
President Joe Biden speaks at the Democratic National Committee Winter meeting
President Joe Biden speaks at the Democratic National Committee Winter meeting

Wife pays tribute to 'selfless' marine veteran who died treating people in Ukraine

“I can’t imagine our lives without him. I loved him so much, and he loved me so well,” Alex Potter said of her husband Pete Reed.
Pete Reed.
Pete Reed.

Connecticut's first LGBTQ-centered school to open later this year

As lawmakers continue to debate LGBTQ representation in U.S. schools, Connecticut’s PROUD Academy plans to open its doors to queer youths and allies this fall.
From left, PROUD Academy board members Patricia Nicolari, John Rose, Devonne Canady, Brandon Lovene, and Henrietta Small.
From left, PROUD Academy board members Patricia Nicolari, John Rose, Devonne Canady, Brandon Lovene, and Henrietta Small.

People are zapping their brains at home to improve focus and clear brain fog. But is it safe?

At-home brain stimulation is flourishing among a group of enthusiasts, who say it gives them a mental edge. The science behind why it may work is still in the early stages.
Illustration of a person pouring a cup of coffee as a sparking plug plugs into the back of their head.
Illustration of a person pouring a cup of coffee as a sparking plug plugs into the back of their head.
15h ago

Man who allegedly left dead fish at 'Goonies' house rescued from rough seas near stolen yacht

The man was taken into custody late Friday at a warming center near Astoria, Oregon, police said.
U.S. Coast Guard rescues a man who needed help when his vessel was caught in rough waters of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest on Friday.
U.S. Coast Guard rescues a man who needed help when his vessel was caught in rough waters of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest on Friday.
16h ago

Evacuation ordered in Ohio town after train derailment and fire

No injuries have been reported after the train derailed in East Palestine in eastern Ohio.
A fire burns in East Palestine, Ohio on Feb. 3, 2023, following a train derailment.
A fire burns in East Palestine, Ohio on Feb. 3, 2023, following a train derailment.
19h ago

2 arrested in the 'targeted' killings of 6 in California, sheriff says

The six people killed in Goshen in central California included a 16-year-old mother and her infant son. The sheriff said the family was targeted, and the suspects are gang members.
Noah Beard, 25, of Visalia is arrested in Calif., early Friday.
Noah Beard, 25, of Visalia is arrested in Calif., early Friday.
19h ago

A death, an escape and a burglary: Even with an arrest, answers hard to come by in Dallas Zoo crimes

“I don’t know of a zoo that has been subjected to this kind of weirdness,” one expert said.
Photo illustration of animals from the Dallas Zoo inside security camera lenses.
Photo illustration of animals from the Dallas Zoo inside security camera lenses.
20h ago

Aquarium staff was on alert for Dallas Zoo suspect when they spotted him visiting

“I immediately called my friend at the Dallas Zoo and said, ‘I don’t think I’m crazy, but I believe I might have seen your person of interest,'" a Dallas World Aquarium employee said.
Dallas World Aquarium Director of Husbandry, Paula Carlson.
Dallas World Aquarium Director of Husbandry, Paula Carlson.
21h ago

Wind chills in New England are so low, they're literally off the charts

At New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Observatory, it feels like minus 101 degrees and Maine is bracing for record-setting cold.
Two women are bundled up in cold weather clothing while walking during a frigid weather snap, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in Portsmouth, N.H. Windchills in New England are expected to be sub-zero on Friday and Saturday across the region.
Two women are bundled up in cold weather clothing while walking during a frigid weather snap, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in Portsmouth, N.H. Windchills in New England are expected to be sub-zero on Friday and Saturday across the region.