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FDNY says 3 injured in fire near New York City’s Times Square

FDNY says 3 injured in fire near New York City’s Times Square

Three people were injured in a blaze in ductwork at a building near New York City’s Times Square, the New York City Fire Department said. The call for the fire at 145 West 45th St. in Manhattan came in at 7:38 a.m., and firefighters were on the scene in four minutes, FDNY said. The fire…MORE

Tropical Storm Karen forms, watch issued for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

Tropical Storm Karen forms, watch issued for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

Tropical Storm Karen formed early Sunday, and a tropical storm warning has been issued for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, along with Grenada and its territories, the National Hurricane Center said. Karen is about 105 miles northwest of Grenada, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, the center said in its latest advisory. A tropical…MORE

Three Catholic churches in El Paso targeted in arson attacks, the FBI says

Three Catholic churches in El Paso targeted in arson attacks, the FBI says

Three Catholic churches in El Paso have been targeted in arson attacks and investigators are offering a reward for information on the culprits. The first arson incident at the churches in Texas occurred on May 7 at St. Matthew Catholic Church followed by another one a week later at St. Patrick Cathedral, the FBI said…MORE

It’s Banned Books Week. Here are the 11 most challenged books last year

It’s Banned Books Week. Here are the 11 most challenged books last year

Books have long been the source of changing perspectives, but not without some controversy. In 2018, at least 347 challenges were filed seeking to remove 483 books from libraries or schools, according to a recent news release from the American Library Association (ALA), a sponsor of Banned Books Week, which runs September 22-28. The annual…MORE

3 things to watch for this NFL Sunday

3 things to watch for this NFL Sunday

For many NFL teams, their hopes of making the playoffs have already been dashed. But for others, the fun has only just begun. Going into the third NFL Sunday of the season, teams will look to capitalize on early momentum, correct miscues that have exposed weaknesses or start started planning for the 2020 Draft. This…MORE

Sure, black people can be racist, too

Sure, black people can be racist, too

Comedian Chris Rock recently got into trouble after posting a meme with a picture of Betty White, the former “Golden Girls” actress. “The first thing people say when a mass shooting is announced,” Rock wrote in the caption. The unspoken punchline: Bet he white. Some white critics called Rock a racist. But the comedian’s defenders…MORE

‘Immaculate Reception’ picked as best play in NFL history

‘Immaculate Reception’ picked as best play in NFL history

There’s always a debate, it seems, around the “Immaculate Reception,” the unbelievable winning play from a 1972 AFC divisional playoff game in which Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris plucked a deflected pass and ran for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Now there’s more debate after the NFL Network named it the top…MORE

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

MAYIM BIALIK and JIM PARSONS from “The Big Bang Theory” are working together again. They’re co-producing a sitcom called “Carla”, which is now in the running to be on Fox’s schedule NEXT fall.  Mayim will star on the show as Carla, a 39-year-old woman who spent the money her parents set aside for her wedding…

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Today: Talk Like a Pirate Day, Butterscotch Pudding Day, Meow Like a Pirate Day   A 4th grader in St. Louis got a genius idea for sneaking cheese into an empty lip balm tube so she could eat during class from watching YouTube videos.  The girl said, “I was just looking on YouTube because I…