Rina Torchinsky

Updated January 28, 2022 at 11:37 PM ET

Snow was starting to pile up along the East Coast on Friday night as a major winter will bring feet of snow and blizzard conditions to part of New England this weekend.

The National Weather Service warned the winter storm is expected to "intensify rapidly" over the next 24 hours, bringing up to two feet of snow to some parts of the Northeast.

A Denver children's museum has temporarily closed after patrons directed anger at staff over its mask policy.

"We know the stress of the last two years has taken a toll on everyone in our community, but regrettably, some guests who object to the Museum's mask policy have been inappropriately directing their anger toward our staff," the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus said in a message on its website.

The museum remains closed through Feb. 4.

After a storied run, Amy Schneider's 40-game win streak on Jeopardy! has come to an end.

Schneider, who holds the second-longest consecutive win streak in show history, took over the No. 2 spot previously held by Matt Amodio earlier this week. She had hoped to continue her historic run with another victory on Wednesday, but stumbled in Final Jeopardy!

Updated January 26, 2022 at 2:10 PM ET

After recovering one body, rescue crews are continuing to search for 38 people who were aboard a boat that capsized after departing from the Bahamas on Saturday, the Coast Guard says.

Crews hope to locate more people after debris fields were spotted from an aircraft, U.S. Coast Capt. Jo-Ann Burdian, the Sector Miami commander, told reporters Wednesday.

A Michigan woman struck gold in her spam folder.

Laura Spears, 55, found out she won the lottery earlier this month while digging for a missing email in her junk folder. Spears says she purchased the winning ticket seeing an ad on Facebook for the Mega Millions jackpot. Just a few days later, she stumbled on the victorious message.

Krispy Kreme says it will provide a dozen free glazed doughnuts to anyone who can prove they donated blood from Monday through the end of January.

The promotion follows an announcement from the Red Cross earlier this month that it is facing its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Over the course of the pandemic, blood donations and blood drives have dropped off significantly — a problem that's been compounded in recent weeks by severe winter weather.

The Brooklyn Nets are being fined $25,000 after assistant coach David Vanterpool interfered with a pass in a matchup against the Washington Wizards, the NBA announced. Vanterpool was fined $10,000.

McDonald's has announced big Valentine's Day plans.

The fast-food giant is bringing its McPlant burger to 600 locations in the San Francisco Bay and Dallas-Fort Worth areas starting Feb. 14, according to a statement from the company on Thursday.

And what says love quite like a patty derived from peas, rice and potatoes?

Updated January 20, 2022 at 3:09 PM ET

First it was toilet paper. Then cars, then juice boxes, then cream cheese.

Now, you can add Girl Scout cookies to the list of items that have been hit by supply chain woes.

In the aftermath of a 13-mile-wide volcanic eruption in Tonga, it could take weeks to repair an undersea communications cable that connected the South Pacific archipelago to the rest of the world.

The bald eagle population has slowly recovered from the impact of a pesticide that nearly drove them to extinction decades ago. But now researchers at Cornell University have found that lead ammunition continues to hamper the resilience of these American icons.

After more than 70 years, the federal government has decided that French dressing no longer needs to be regulated.

"When the standard of identity was established in 1950, French dressing was one of three types of dressings we identified," the Food and Drug Administration said in the final rule posted in the Federal Register on Thursday. The other two were mayonnaise and just "salad dressing."

More rainy days could mean a blow to the economy, according to a new study from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany.

The research, published Wednesday in Nature, found that concentrated bursts of daily rainfall decreases economic growth, especially in wealthier and industrialized countries

The study analyzes 40 years of data from more than 1,500 regions in 77 countries and zeroes in on the economic impact of intense, daily rainfall.

With years of work in professional baseball under her belt, Rachel Balkovec has already broken multiple barriers. Now, she's about to do it again, this time as the first female manager in the history of the minor leagues.

According to a report in The Athletic, the New York Yankees plan to name Balkovec, 34, as manager of their Low-A squad, the Tampa Tarpons.