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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

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Hot Priest’ and other reasons to watch Emmy winner ‘Fleabag’

‘Hot Priest’ and other reasons to watch Emmy winner ‘Fleabag’

Amazon’s dark dramedy “Fleabag” won the Emmy Award for best comedy series on Sunday night. And, if Twitter and series star and creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge are to be believed, this is in part because of her character’s Season 2 love interest. “If it wasn’t for Andrew Scott,” Waller-Bridge joked while accepting the comedy series Emmy…

Michelle Williams calls for gender pay parity in Emmy acceptance speech

Michelle Williams calls for gender pay parity in Emmy acceptance speech

Michelle Williams used her time on the Emmy stage to put out an impassioned call for gender pay parity and equality in the workplace. Below is the speech delivered by Williams, who won the award for best lead actress in a limited series for her role in FX’s “Fosse/Vernon.” “Thank you so much to the…

Billy Porter makes history with Emmy win

Billy Porter makes history with Emmy win

“The category is love, y’all,” actor Billy Porter said while accepting his Emmy award for lead actor in a drama series. Porter, who was honored for his work in FX’s ground-breaking period drama “Pose,” made history Sunday night by becoming the first openly gay black man to win in this category, according to the Television…