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Black mail carrier handcuffed by NYPD while delivering packages, video shows

Glen Grays, a postal worker in Brooklyn, had his delivery route cut short on St. Patrick’s Day when he was handcuffed by four plainclothes police officers and placed in an unmarked car.<p>Cellphone video filmed by a bystander shows Grays in his U.S. Postal Service uniform, holding a package, when the …

Justice

Mississippi House approves firing squad as execution method

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi House wants to allow the state to execute prisoners using a firing squad if officials decide lethal injection is too …

10 Dazzling, Delicious Easter Desserts

Make your Easter feast unforgettable by ending on a sweet note. From Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting to Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, these desserts are all serious show-stoppers.<p><b>1. Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting</b><p>Carrot cakes can be heavy and dense, but this one is …

The 11 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Chrissy Teigen’s Woke-Up-Like-This Glamour, and More

Chrissy Teigen often takes to Twitter to offer her tongue-in-cheek advice on everything from dating in the age of social media to the best Dutch ovens to invest in now. But this week, the expectant model instead chose to let her Instagram feed say it all. Wrapped up in a chic kimono, the jokester …

Michelle Obama

Gov. Snyder's Sweeping Plan For Flint Water Crisis Gets A Reality Check

People in Flint are still lining up for bottled water. Two years ago, the city switched its drinking water source to the Flint River. But the water wasn't properly treated, damaging city pipes, which have been leaching lead into the drinking water ever since.<p>Now Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he …

Robert De Niro steps into autism vaccination row by screening film

A disgraced former British surgeon’s new documentary about the discredited link between autism and childhood vaccination has put Robert De Niro at the centre of a medical row that threatens the reputation of his prestigious film festival in New York.<p>De Niro, the father of an autistic child and …

Public Health

Here’s How Much Time Snapchat Users Spend on the App

Snapchat users spend an average of about 30 minutes every day on the popular app, according to new data.<p>The photo messaging service, which has tried …

One homebuilder executive perfectly summarized America's new housing crisis

As opposed to the last housing crisis, in which supply was too abundant, this one will be defined by rising prices because of there not being enough homes.<p>The CEO of KB Homes, the eighth-largest homebuilder in the US, perfectly sums up nearly all of the problems facing the housing market today.<p>On …