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Donna Karan Begs Forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein Remarks

Donna Karan Begs Forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein Remarks

NEWS | Oct 18
Fashion designer Donna Karan is "apologetic from the bottom of my heart" and embarrassed about "stupid" remarks she made last week that suggested sexual harassment victims were "asking for it" by the way they dressed.

US Rep: Trump Says Fallen Soldier Knew What He Signed Up for

US Rep: Trump Says Fallen Soldier Knew What He Signed Up for

NEWS | Oct 18
President Donald Trump told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for," according to a Florida congresswoman who says she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone.

Weinstein's Film Academy Ouster Raises Concerns About Others

Weinstein's Film Academy Ouster Raises Concerns About Others

NEWS | By Lindsey Bahr | Oct 18
Harvey Weinstein has been kicked out of the group that awards the Oscars and his producers guild expulsion is a formality at this point, but now questions are being raised about what to do with others accused of wrongdoing who remain members.

Diana Ross to Perform, be Honored at American Music Awards

Diana Ross to Perform, be Honored at American Music Awards

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 18
Diana Ross will receive a lifetime achievement honor at next month's American Music Awards and will celebrate with a performance on the broadcast next month.

'Project Runway' Fashion Designer Mychael Knight Dies at 39

'Project Runway' Fashion Designer Mychael Knight Dies at 39

NEWS | By Chevel Johnson | Oct 18
Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a finalist on the popular TV competition show "Project Runway," died Tuesday at age 39.

Head of Amazon Studios Resigns After Harassment Charge

Head of Amazon Studios Resigns After Harassment Charge

NEWS | By David Bauder | Oct 18
Amazon Studios says it has accepted the resignation of its top executive, Roy Price, following sexual harassment allegations made by a producer on the Amazon series "Man in the High Castle."

Showrunner Alleges Sexual Harassment by Bob Weinstein

Showrunner Alleges Sexual Harassment by Bob Weinstein

NEWS | By Frazier Moore | Oct 18
Spike network is investigating reports of sexual harassment by the brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein against the female showrunner of a series produced by The Weinstein Co. and aired on Spike.

Twitter Vows New Crackdown on Hateful, Abusive Tweets

Twitter Vows New Crackdown on Hateful, Abusive Tweets

NEWS | Oct 18
Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users.

Trump and the New Politics of Honoring War Dead

Trump and the New Politics of Honoring War Dead

NEWS | By Calvin Woodward and Russ Bynum | Oct 18
Like presidents before him, Trump has made personal contact with some families of the fallen, not all. What's different is that Trump, alone among them, has picked a political fight over who's done better to honor the war dead and their families.

What Haunted Houses Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Past

What Haunted Houses Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Past

NEWS | By Beth J. Harpaz | Oct 18
Haunted houses tell us a lot of stories. But those stories are not just about ghosts.


News

Democratic Senators to Press Sessions on Talks with Trump

Democratic Senators to Press Sessions on Talks with Trump

NATIONAL | By Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker | Oct 18
Democratic senators plan to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his private communications with the president when he appears before a Senate committee Wednesday to discuss his leadership of the Justice Department.


Entertainment

 Review :: Review: Rod Ferguson/'Some Others I've Seen: Stumbling Toward Love'
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Review :: Review: Rod Ferguson/'Some Others I've Seen: Stumbling Toward Love'

MUSIC | By John Amodeo | Oct 17
If you are looking for an evening of shear joyful entertainment that will have you laughing out loud for almost seventy solid minutes, take yourself to see cabaret performer Rod Ferguson.

 Review :: The Paris Opera

Review :: The Paris Opera

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Oct 18
This fly-on-wall behind the scenes documentary of the legendary Paris Opera will delight opera and ballet aficionados, and fascinate others too.


Business

Questions and Answers About Colin Kaepernick's Grievance

Questions and Answers About Colin Kaepernick's Grievance

CORPORATE | By Jimmy Golen | Oct 18
To prove collusion, Kaepernick will need hard evidence that owners worked together - rather than decided individually - to keep him out of the league.


Technology

Twitter CEO Vows to Police Sexual Harassment, Hate, Violence

Twitter CEO Vows to Police Sexual Harassment, Hate, Violence

PERSONAL TECH | Oct 18
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is promising the company will do a better job weeding out sexual harassment, hateful symbols and violent groups from its short messaging service.


Finance

An Insider's Look at a Timeshare Pitch

An Insider's Look at a Timeshare Pitch

REAL ESTATE | By Marjorie Miller | Oct 6
I had filled out a form to win a Whole Foods gift certificate. Instead I got a phone call from "Hannah" at FantaSea Resorts congratulating me on winning a travel package.AP Photo/Julio Cortez


Cars

Self-Driving Cars Could Ease Traffic, but Increase Sprawl

Self-Driving Cars Could Ease Traffic, but Increase Sprawl

AUTO NEWS | By Matt O'Brien | Oct 17
A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl.


Style

Cocktail Culture: Spiced Orchard Pear

Cocktail Culture: Spiced Orchard Pear

FOOD/DRINK | Oct 18
Cold-weather cocktails aren't limited to eggnogs and mulled ciders. And there's an ingredient you may not have considered that is definitely worth adding to your repertoire - scotch.


Health/Fitness

Senators Reach Deal on Resuming Payments to Health Insurers

Senators Reach Deal on Resuming Payments to Health Insurers

NATIONAL | By Alan Fram | Oct 17
Key senators reached a breakthrough deal Tuesday on resuming federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. Insurers had warned that unless the money is quickly restored, premiums will go up.


Travel

Terror Aboard Indonesia AirAsia Flight

Terror Aboard Indonesia AirAsia Flight

By Rod McGuirk | Oct 17
Passengers on an Indonesia AirAsia flight from Australia to the holiday island of Bali described a panicked flight crew announcing an emergency and oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling after their airliner lost cabin air pressure and rapidly descended.


Nightlife

Dyke Night Hosts Second Saturday Queer Idol Contest
Boston, MA

Dyke Night Hosts Second Saturday Queer Idol Contest

On Saturday, October 14, Dyke Night hosts their Second Saturday party, featuring a Queer Idol Contest. The event will be held at Machine Nightclub on Boylston.

Kendra Erika Strikes a Pose at 'Night of 1000 Madonnas'

Kendra Erika Strikes a Pose at 'Night of 1000 Madonnas'

One of today's rising divas of the dance floor will help to pay tribute to the mama diva of them all on Saturday, October 28, when Kendra Erika performs "Vogue" at the "Night of 1000 Madonnas" Halloween gala taking place at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.