The art of hyperbole: Trump’s got it down pat

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s never just a deal.President Donald Trump’s penchant for overselling his accomplishments has been on vivid display in recent days as he hailed his Syria cease-fire as a boon for civilization and claimed his trade agreement with China was the biggest ever. The economy is the “greatest” ”in the history of our Country,” the military is the “most powerful” it has ever been, regulations have been cut at record rates, and, in his telling, America is “winning, winning, winning” like never before.

‘You know what is unfair?’: Transportation advocates respond to Charlie Baker’s congestion pricing comments

Gov. Charlie Baker’s assertion that congestion pricing would be “unfair” to certain Boston-area commuters isn’t going over well with some transportation advocates.

Rooney steps out: GOP member ‘thinking’ about impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gave an atta-boy to Republican Rep. Francis Rooney last year on the congressman’s home turf in swing state Florida.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Protester Turns Self In After DNA Found on Cigarette at Construction Site

DNA evidence on a cigarette butt found at the scene of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) riot of 2016 has led a South Dakota man to turn himself into authorities, according to The Bismarck Tribune.

Lunenberg couple planning to marry soon due to groom’s terminal cancer diagnosis exceeds fundraising goal

A Lunenberg couple raising money to hold their wedding within the next few weeks due to the groom’s terminal cancer diagnosis has met and exceeded their fundraising goal.

Minnesota Man Shot in Head at Funeral; Suspect in Custody

A Minneapolis man, 45, was shot in the head at a funeral on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota on Friday. He was subsequently transported to Cloquet Memorial Hospital, then transferred to Essentia Hospital in Duluth, according to the Associated Press, KBJR and KMSP. There is no word at press time about his condition, though authorities said that they did not believe his wounds were life-threatening.

Athletic Clothing Brand Runs Ads With Trump Tied Up, Promises to Donate Proceeds to Nonprofit

The athletic clothing brand Dhavani is running ads, including at Times Square, of women tying down or silencing President Donald Trump with the hashtag #StandForSomething.

North Carolina Cemetery Has Shut Down Its Scary Movie Night, but Elsewhere It’s a Routine Fright

A Fayetteville, North Carolina cemetery has cancelled plans to run a scary movie night, citing the concerns of relatives whose loved ones are buried there, according to the Raleigh News and Observer.

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Video of Alleged Racehorse Abuse Surfaces, Prompting Investigation into Australian Slaughterhouse

An abattoir in Queensland, Australia, will be investigated by animal welfare agencies for alleged animal mistreatment after a video surfaced that appeared to show former racehorses being abused, according to ABC News Australia.

K-pop Group BTS Accused of Catering to ‘Authoritarian Regime’ After Historic Concert in Riyadh

The hugely-famous K-pop group BTS are facing backlash from fans following a now historic performance in Saudi Arabia.

Texas Man Accused of Killing His Wife and Baby Girl Says God Told Him to Do It

A Texas man allegedly confessed to killing his wife and infant daughter to a complete stranger, saying "God told me to do it."

Elizabeth Warren ‘Gaining Ground’ at the Expense of Bernie Sanders ‘Losing Ground’ Ahead Of Debate, Pollster Says

Things look considerably different for senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren as they head into the fourth Democratic debate.

2 arrested in connection with shots fired, manhunt in Plymouth

Two people have been arrested and face gun-related charges in connection with the report of shots fired at the Algonquin Terrace housing complex in Plymouth on Wednesday.

U.S. Says It Made ‘Ceasefire’ Deal in Syria But Turkey and Kurdish Forces Reject Claim

Vice President Mike Pence has announced a "ceasefire" between Turkey and Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria following talks in Ankara, but both sides have already pushed back against the United States' remarks.

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Kik Messenger will live on after Kik sells it to focus on cryptocurrency

Last month, Kik announced that it would be shutting down the once-popular Kik Messenger app to focus on selling its Kin cryptocurrency, and fighting an SEC battle about the Kin cryptocurrency. But today, in a surprise, it was announced on the Kik blog that Kik Messenger will apparently live on, as it has been purchased by MediaLab, a holding company that owns companies like anonymous-messaging app Whisper and mixtape-sharing service DatPiff.

Rugby World Cup 2019 TV USA: Where to Watch England vs. Australia, TV Channel, Live Stream

The knockout stage of the Rugby World Cup gets underway on Saturday when England takes on Australia in Oita.

Minnesota Man Shot in Head at Funeral; Suspect in Custody

A Minneapolis man, 45, was shot in the head at a funeral on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota on Friday. He was subsequently transported to Cloquet Memorial Hospital, then transferred to Essentia Hospital in Duluth, according to the Associated Press, KBJR and KMSP. There is no word at press time about his condition, though authorities said that they did not believe his wounds were life-threatening.

Rugby World Cup 2019 TV USA: Where to Watch New Zealand vs. Ireland, TV Channel, Live Stream and Odds

Ireland had planned to meet New Zealand at the World Cup this year—but not in Tokyo, and not so soon.

Athletic Clothing Brand Runs Ads With Trump Tied Up, Promises to Donate Proceeds to Nonprofit

The athletic clothing brand Dhavani is running ads, including at Times Square, of women tying down or silencing President Donald Trump with the hashtag #StandForSomething.

North Carolina Cemetery Has Shut Down Its Scary Movie Night, but Elsewhere It’s a Routine Fright

A Fayetteville, North Carolina cemetery has cancelled plans to run a scary movie night, citing the concerns of relatives whose loved ones are buried there, according to the Raleigh News and Observer.

Navy Veteran Who Interviewed Gold Star Families in 50 States Ends Journey, Stories Live on in Library of Congress

A retired Navy veteran who traveled all over the country to interview Gold Star families about the loved ones they had lost in active duty finished his 428-day trek on Friday.

32-year-old woman arrested in connection to fatal Worcester stabbing

A 32-year-old woman was arrested Friday morning in Worcester in connection with the fatal stabbing of man in the city’s Greendale neighborhood. 

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U.S., Russia and Europe Hold Back-to-Back Nuclear War Games Across the Globe

United States, Russia and Europe have all planned near-concurrent nuclear war games across the globe, testing their strategic capabilities in the event of a conflict.

Malaysia Calls For Cuts to Children’s Movie ‘Abominable’ Over Map Showing South China Sea

Malaysian officials are calling for changes to the recently released animated feature Abominable, a children's movie about a bigfoot-like monster who befriends a group of children. The film has raised eyebrows internationally for a scene featuring map that places China's borders well into a disputed area in the South China Sea.

Ahead of World Menopause Day, U.K. Media Company Announces Policy for Accommodating Menopausal Employees

Channel 4, a television broadcaster in the United Kingdom, has instituted a workplace policy with accommodations for female employees going through menopause, according to The Guardian. Believed to be the first policy of its type among U.K. media companies, menopausal women will receive flexible work arrangements and paid leave.

Donald Trump Golf Course Hit by Vandalism, Theft and Threatening Message Since President Took Office

Donald Trump's golf course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, has been the site of several reported crimes over the last four years—including instances of vandalism, fire-raising theft and a threatening message.

Syria Tells Russia It Will Force Both Turkey and U.S. Military Out ‘By All Means’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has informed a visiting Russian delegation that his country was prepared to force out any uninvited guests, especially the armed forces of Turkey and the United States, which themselves recently fell on opposing ends of an eight-year civil war.