in Lifestyle, National

Four ways to get a jump on tax season


Taxpayers face a cliffhanger again this year as Congress dithers about extending more than 50 expired tax breaks, including popular deductions for college tuition and fees, mortgage insurance and sales taxes.

in Lifestyle

More food fights expected over GMOs


A contentious bill could ban state labeling of genetically modified foods.

in Lifestyle

(Almost) everyone is on social media these days


Social media usage among American adults has ballooned in the past decade with about two-thirds now on social networking sites, Pew Research Center says.

in Lifestyle

‘Like’ it or not, changes are coming to Facebook


The social network is launching a pilot test of "Reactions," which will allow users to express a range of emotions including love, happiness, anger, and sadness.

in Lifestyle

Amazon taking on Etsy

A box from is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

Amazon is launching a site for handcrafted goods called Amazon Handmade, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade items ahead of the holiday season.


in Sports

Steve Sarkisian fired by USC


Steve Sarkisian, USC Head Football Coach, has been fired according to ESPN.

in Sports

California bans ‘Redskins’ for school sports


California will ban public schools from naming their sports teams "Redskins," a name seen as a slur against Native Americans.

in Sports

Buckeyes still No. 1, but barely


Ohio State stays No. 1 in this week's Associated Press college football poll, but its lead continues to dwindle.

in Sports

Utley to appeal two game suspension for illegal slide


Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley has been suspended for two games for taking out New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada with an illegal slide in a playoff game on Saturday, though he will appeal the decision.

in Sports

Haas grabs crucial point as U.S. wins Presidents Cup


Captain's pick Bill Haas claimed the crucial final point at the Presidents Cup on Sunday, as the United States beat the Internationals 15.5 to 14.5 to clinch the team golf event for the ninth time in 11 editions.


in Weird

You can peep some leaves for the low price of just $19.99


People who want to see New England's colorful fall foliage no longer need to travel for the experience.

in Weird

On zomBee watch


While scientists have documented cases of tiny flies infesting honeybees, causing the bees to lurch and stagger around like zombies before they die, researchers don't know the scope of the problem.

in Weird

The man who got ‘too high’


File this under "stupid."

in Weird

‘Mystery’ soda machine delivers a surprise every time


You never know what you're gonna get ...

in Weird

This raccoon thinks its a dog


Little Pumpkin thinks she is just another canine.


in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘SNL’ tackles guns


From first loves to new beginnings - and wherever life takes you - guns are there.


in Local

Fire Damages Portland Apartment Building


PORTLAND, Maine (WGAN) About a dozen people were left homeless in Portland last night when fire struck an apartment building in the city's East Bayside neighborhood.

in Local

Maine Football Player Suffers Spleen Injury During Game


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The Portland Council’s Housing and Community Development Committee plan to discuss potential regulations for short-term rentals…

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City Council to Discuss Regulating Short-Term Rentals


The Portland Council's Housing and Community Development Committee plan to discuss potential regulations for short-term rentals amid Airbnb's growing popularity.

in Viral Videos

What’s the #WorstCollegeParty you ever went to?


Ah those were the days ... or were they?

in National

There’s ‘wiggle room’ on rate hike timing


A top Federal Reserve official who has long wanted the U.S. central bank to wait until next year to raise rates signaled on Monday that he could be persuaded to support a rate hike this year, so long as the increases are gradual.

in Local

Kitchen Built to Honor Girl killed in Hayride Crash


A kitchen at a Maine farm is being built in honor of a 17-year-old girl who was killed on a Halloween-themed hayride last fall.

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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 13


A look back on the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Entertainment

Johnny Depp has no interest in an Oscar


The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star is hotly tipped to be a contender at the next Academy Awards after receiving critical acclaim for his role as notorious gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger in "Black Mass."

in Entertainment

‘Game of Thrones’ star Natalie Dormer is used to being compared to a pig


There's an uncanny similarity between the actress and "The Muppets" star Kermit the Frog's new girlfriend Denise.

in Entertainment

‘Pan’ flops as ‘Martian’ dominates box office for a second week


Hugh Jackman's new movie "Pan" has failed to work its magic over U.S. moviegoers after debuting with a disappointing $15.5 million.

in Entertainment

Paul Reubens to reprise ‘Batman Returns’ role in ‘Gotham’


The "Pee-wee Herman Show" star played Tucker Cobblepot in the 1992 film with Danny DeVito as supervillain The Penguin and Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader.