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  • New York Dec 14, 2019

    ‘They Are All Corrupt': New York's Lebanese Diaspora Protests, Supports Revolution Back Home

    A sea of red, white and green flags filled the crowds of mostly young students and professionals from the Lebanese diaspora in lower Manhattan Thursday night, as the solidarity movement sweeping Lebanon spilled over into the United States. “We stand with you 5604 miles away,” read one sign at the protest in Washington Square Park. “Noble Lebnan” read another, while...

  • NBC Nov 19, 2019

    Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt Reprise ‘90s Hit `Mad About You'

    Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt thought long and hard about whether to do a reboot of “Mad About You,” the NBC sitcom staple of the ‘90s. After years of dismissing the idea, “Mad About You” is back. The limited series debuts Wednesday on Spectrum Originals for the company’s on-demand subscribers.

  • New York City Nov 16, 2019

    Big Study Casts Doubt on Need for Many Heart Procedures

    People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded study found. The results challenge...

  • NBC Nov 13, 2019

    With Success and Offers, Sterling K. Brown Learns to Say No

    With a hit TV series, awards, plus film and TV opportunities, Sterling K. Brown admits he’s experienced “a lot of pinch me moments” in recent years. But, with all those possibilities and offers, the 43-year-old has also learned a very important lesson— how to say no. “’No’ has become my best friend,” said Brown without hesitation during an interview in...

  • Harvard Oct 13, 2019

    Who Says You Can't Eat Red Meat? Food Advice Questioned Anew

    So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn’t enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent health experts and groups including the American Cancer Society and American Heart...

  • Professor Oct 8, 2019

    Researchers Find E-Cigarettes Cause Lung Cancer in Mice in First Study Tying Vaping to Cancer

    E-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, damaging their DNA and leading researchers at New York University to conclude that vaping is likely “very harmful” to humans as well. “It’s foreseeable that if you smoke e-cigarettes, all kinds of disease comes out” over time, Moon-Shong Tang, the study’s lead researcher, said in an interview. “Long term,...

  • America Aug 9, 2019

    Lawsuit Alleging Bias Against Whites, Men at Harvard University Dismissed

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Harvard Law Review discriminates against whites and men when selecting its student editors and articles. The judge’s Thursday decision says the suit failed to identify anyone who was harmed by Harvard’s policies.

  • King Aug 1, 2019

    Jury Gets a Glimpse Into Costs of Making a Katy Perry Hit

    It’s expensive to promote a Katy Perry hit, a music executive told a jury that will decide how much the pop superstar and other collaborators on her 2013 song “Dark Horse” will pay the creators of a Christian rap song. Just how expensive? More than $13,000 for a wardrobe stylist. Over $3,000 for a hairdo. Nearly $2,000 for flashing cocktail...

  • Cancer Jun 12, 2019

    Is the Keto Diet Safe? Everything You Need to Know About the Latest Low-Carb Trend

    An estimated 45 million Americans go on diets each year to improve their eating habits or lose weight. And while there’s no shortage of diets to choose from, the latest weight-loss trend gaining an increasing number of followers is the ketogenics diet. Halle Berry, Katie Couric and Al Roker are among the growing list of celebrities who stand behind the...

  • Delaware Jun 2, 2019

    Partisan Control Determines How States Act on Voting Rights

    New York voters for years have experienced some of the longest wait times in the nation on Election Day. Attempts to fix the problem routinely became casualties of the divided politics of the state Legislature. That dynamic changed last November, when Democrats won majorities in both legislative chambers, and it didn’t take them long to act. Just weeks into this...

  • California Apr 13, 2019

    ‘Scandalous' LA-Based Fashion Brand Seeks Trademark Help From Supreme Court

    Erik Brunetti’s four-letter fashion brand starts with an “F” and rhymes with “duct.” The federal government calls it “scandalous” and “immoral” and has refused to register the trademark. Brunetti has a different word for his brand and designs: “thought-provoking.”

  • NBC Apr 9, 2019

    'This Is Us' Star Susan Kelechi Watson Honored at NYU Tisch Event

    The exposed brick walls at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, were adorned with warm string lights, “Imagine the Future” signs and multicolor neon square panels reminiscent of a ’70s disco floor. The performing arts venue located below the Brooklyn Bridge was filled with New York University faculty, alumni and student performers who had gathered to honor some of...

  • director Apr 3, 2019

    NYC to Be First US City to Use Congestion Pricing: So How Exactly Will It Work?

    New York City is set to become the first American metropolis that seeks to ease traffic congestion, cut pollution and boost mass transit by charging people a hefty toll for the privilege of driving into its most crammed areas. So can it work?

  • NBC Apr 2, 2019

    ‘Late Night': Susan Kelechi Watson's Family Is Split on ‘This Is Us'

    Susan Kelechi Watson talks about the new season of “This Is Us,” the text messages she exchanges with family over the show and her new movie, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”

  • Officer Mar 10, 2019

    Modern Policing: Algorithm Helps NYPD Spot Crime Patterns

    When a syringe-wielding drill thief tried sticking up a Home Depot near Yankee Stadium, police figured out quickly that it wasn’t a one-off. A man had also used a syringe a few weeks earlier while stealing a drill at another Home Depot 7 miles south in Manhattan. The match, though, wasn’t made by an officer looking through files. It was...

  • Facebook Jan 10, 2019

    Elderly Shared More Facebook Fakery in 2016, Study Finds

    People over 65 and ultra conservatives shared about seven times more fake information masquerading as news on the social media site than younger adults, moderates and super liberals during the 2016 election season, a new study finds.

  • Donald Trump Dec 20, 2018

    Stocks Skid to 15-Month Low After Fed Raises Rates Again

    Stocks gave up a big rally and took a dive in afternoon trading Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates again and signaled it’s likely to keep raising them next year. The market finished at its lowest level since September 2017. The U.S. central bank said it expects to increase interest rates at a slightly slower pace next year,...

  • Donald Trump Dec 18, 2018

    After the Fed's Likely Rate Hike This Week, All Bets Are Off

    Having raised interest rates with steady regularity in recent months, the Federal Reserve may embrace a new message this week: Flexibility. On Wednesday, the Fed is set to announce its fourth rate hike of the year. But after this week, no one is sure what it will do. Neither, most likely, is the Fed itself. A confluence of factors —...

  • America Nov 10, 2018

    Sarah Silverman Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Friday honoring Emmy-winning comedian Sarah Silverman.

  • New York University Oct 8, 2018

    2 American Researchers Win Nobel Economics Prize

    Two American researchers have been awarded the Nobel Prize for economics for studying the interplay of climate change and technological innovation with economics. William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New York University were announced winners of the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize on Monday by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The academy said Romer’s work “explains how...

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