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NYC ex-pol Halloran admits he accep...

NYC ex-pol Halloran admits he accepted $10K

Former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran admitted in court Thursday to taking a $10,000 cash payment from a businessman he thought was "shady" and copped to fudging IRS and election documents.
Russian newspaper seemingly blames ...

Russian newspaper seemingly blames Kremlin for downed Malaysia Airlines jet

A Russian newspaper that has long been a critic of the Kremlin appeared to blame Moscow for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine.
'Weaknesses' remain in city?s handl...

'Weaknesses' remain in city?s handling of computer contracts in wake of CityTime scandal: investigators

Following the December 2010 CityTime indictments, DOI reviewed the way the city handles huge technology contracts and found oversight and planning lacking.
A third of Americans support Obama ...

A third of Americans support Obama impeachment

Sarah Palin has a third of Americans in her corner. A new CNN poll shows that 33% of U.S. voters believe President Obama should be impeached while a majority (65%) think he should keep his Oval Office.
Central American leaders coming to ...

Central American leaders coming to White House

President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border.
EXCLUSIVE: Ex-cop accused of harass...

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-cop accused of harassing tenants in rent-stabilized housing

He's a renter's worst nightmare ? an ex-cop authorities say regularly harasses and intimidates rent-stabilized tenants to force them out so their landlord can charge higher rent.

WCBSTV

7 Athletes Who Have Bizarre And Unu...

7 Athletes Who Have Bizarre And Unusual Superstitions

(Photo by: Ezra C. Shaw/Allsport)We all know athletes have a ritual, routine, tradition or whatever you want to call it leading up to games. However, these 7 athletes have the most bizarre and unusual superstitions in the game.
Newly-Signed Jason Babin Reports, P...

Newly-Signed Jason Babin Reports, Practices At Jets Camp

Jason Babin (No. 58) stretches with some Jets defensive linemen. (Credit: Chris Lopresti/WFAN)The 34-year-old Babin is expected to be a pass-rushing specialist. He was wearing No. 58 on Friday and listed as a linebacker, though he has also played defensive end.
Report: Mets Interested In Rockies ...

Report: Mets Interested In Rockies Sluggers Tulowitzki, Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)Are the Mets ready to go all in? The New York franchise with a mid-market payroll could be looking to add one of Colorado's big bats, according to the Post.
Green Lantern: Jets Deserve A Lot O...

Green Lantern: Jets Deserve A Lot Of Credit For Their Handling Of Geno

Jets quarterback Geno Smith stands on the sidelines against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 1, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)For the first time in a very long time, the Jets are showing conviction. They are sticking to a plan. They have inserted contingencies in case it goes awry, but their vision at QB is crystal clear.
Tom Seaver: Derek Jeter Should Be F...

Tom Seaver: Derek Jeter Should Be First Player Unanimously Elected To Hall

Derek Jeter (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)"Jeter should be the one," Seaver said. "What can you say he hasn't done? He has every credential imaginable -- great player, good citizen. He plays the game properly, respects the game and his predecessors."
Schmeelk: Knicks? Options In 2015 C...

Schmeelk: Knicks? Options In 2015 Could Make Or Break Melo Era

Marc Gasol (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)Anthony doesn't have many years left in his prime. It?s the summer of 2015 or bust. Unfortunately for the Knicks, their options next offseason are somewhat limited.

NY Times

City Room: New York City?s Week in ...

City Room: New York City?s Week in Pictures: July 25

A slide show of photographs from the past week in New York City and the region includes images from the funeral of a Staten Island man and white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge.
City Room: New York Today: Finale f...

City Room: New York Today: Finale for a Ferry

What you need to know for Friday and the weekend: life aboard the Rockaway Ferry, nice weather eventually turning cloudy, and G train woes begin.
City Room: Tell Us About Finding Yo...

City Room: Tell Us About Finding Your New York City Neighborhood

For the rest of the summer, City Room will be taking a look at how people live in New York City, and what?s changed in recent years. We want to hear your story.
City Room: Correcting a Tour Guide?...

City Room: Correcting a Tour Guide?s Errors

Metropolitan Diary: A man couldn?t sit by and hear a tour director mangle New York?s geography, so he interrupted with a few words about Jackson Square Park.
Boy, 3, Dies After Being Pulled Fro...

Boy, 3, Dies After Being Pulled From Pool at Staten Island Day Care

The boy was unconscious when paramedics arrived at the day care center where his mother was working.
Brooklyn Woman Is Accused of Dismem...

Brooklyn Woman Is Accused of Dismembering Neighbor

A Brooklyn woman stabbed a neighbor after a dispute over unpaid rent and then dismembered her body, the parts of which were found on Long Island, a prosecutor said.

ABC Local

Chuck Knoblauch accused of assault

Chuck Knoblauch accused of assault

Former Minnesota Twins star Chuck Knoblauch was arrested Wednesday night on charges that he allegedly assaulted his ex-wife, KHOU.com reported.
Chris Paul: Boycott a real possibil...

Chris Paul: Boycott a real possibility

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul told ESPN.com that it's "unacceptable" if Donald Sterling is still the owner of the team when the season begins.
Steelers will do QB deal after seas...

Steelers will do QB deal after season

The Pittsburgh Steelers have informed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger that they will not sign him to a long-term contract until after the 2014 season.
Rockets-Mavs rivalry receives a sho...

Rockets-Mavs rivalry receives a shot

A long-distance exchange of words between Chandler Parson and James Harden is heating up the rivalry between Houston and Dallas.
Some Fire Island beaches get booze ...

Some Fire Island beaches get booze ban

Starting next month, alcohol will be banned on some federally owned Fire Island beaches.
Bronx Food Dynasty supermarket fire...

Bronx Food Dynasty supermarket fire still burning

A five-alarm fire was reported in the early morning hours in the Bronx Friday morning.

Queens Courier

Community calls homeless shelter at...

Community calls homeless shelter at East Elmhurst motel an ?abuse of power?

East Elmhurst residents blasted city officials Wednesday for placing a homeless shelter on Astoria Boulevard without community consultation, calling the move a "covert operation reeking of disrespect."
Breast cancer survivors create drag...

Breast cancer survivors create dragon boat racing team to raise funds

The Paddle for the Cure Dragon Boat Club, a group comprised mostly of breast cancer survivors from Queens, is training in the World?s Fair Marina for competitions this year to support cancer research, while creating bonds with others who bested the disease.
Retired Queens cop wins $1,000 a da...

Retired Queens cop wins $1,000 a day for life

Edna Aguayo, a retired cop, became the first person to claim the jackpot prize of New York Lottery?s new game Cash 4 Life, which has a payout of $1,000 a day for life.
Queens filmmaker co-creates first ?...

Queens filmmaker co-creates first ?TV series? made exclusively for Instagram

?Artistically Challenged,? the first ?TV series? written, directed, shot and formatted specifically for Instagram, launched on July 1, with seven episodes. Rego Park resident Aleks Arcabascio, and co-producers and co-writers Samuel Delmara and Jeremy Boros, are releasing an episode each day until the end of the month, when all 32 videos will be available on the photo sharing app.
BP Katz and Mayor de Blasio cut eig...

BP Katz and Mayor de Blasio cut eight Queens Library board members

Eight trustees of the Queens Library were banished from the board in a sudden email blitz Wednesday. Six members were dismissed by Borough President Melinda Katz and Mayor Bill de Blasio cut loose two board members.
Elmhurst community grows garden nex...

Elmhurst community grows garden next to LIRR tracks for over 20 years, agency unaware

Elmhurst residents living down 47th Avenue between 76th and 82nd streets have been keeping the gardens, growing everything from flowers to vegetables for more than 20 years, according to one of the urban farmers, who declined to give his name.

NY Village Voice

Trolling Hell

Trolling Hell

The most controversial new work of art in the United States is a sculpture that resides in an undisclosed warehouse location in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Hardly anyone knows where it is, and few have actually seen it. The people who commissioned the piece have warned the artist not to publicly identif...

True Blood's Cast Member Deathwatch...

True Blood's Cast Member Deathwatch Makes the Last Season Worth Watching

Below are spoilers up to the most recent episode.

True Blood hasn't been anyone's favorite show in a while. The once-addictive guilty pleasure is now a Hershey's Kiss from last year's Valentine's Day, a stale hunk of confection whose reappearance in your life inspires...

Ever Hear the One About Hamlet's Mo...

Ever Hear the One About Hamlet's Mother?

"People should take Gertrude seriously," declares the queen, speaking of herself in the third person. Howard Barker's 2002 rendering of Hamlet defends the title character (Hamlet's mother), by rethinking her tongue-tied collusion in her husband's murder. In Barker's abstract version...

Piece of His Heart: Bert Berns Is a...

Piece of His Heart: Bert Berns Is a Name You Need to Know

"I want to be known," says the magnetic young actor Zak Resnick, playing the part of songwriter Bert Berns. Bert who? Berns, the subject of this biographical jukebox musical, penned several of the best-known hits of the 1960s, including "Twist and Shout," "Hang On Sloopy," and the eponymou...

War Doc The Kill Team Finds Drama i...

War Doc The Kill Team Finds Drama in Evenhanded Telling of Brutal Events

Early in Dan Krauss's The Kill Team a soldier shares that when he was about to enter a firefight, Kenny Loggins's "Danger Zone" would pop into his head.

The emotional disconnect between a soldier's perception of reality and reality itself is the subject of this documentary, which ...

Beneath Traps Us Underground

Beneath Traps Us Underground

In August 2010, a collapse at the San Jose Mine in the Atacama Desert trapped 33 Chileans nearly 2,500 feet underground, where they languished, awaiting rescue, for 69 days.

"It's a bitter truth of mining," writes Hector Tobar in a recent New Yorker profile of the incident, "that ...

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