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Amazon accused of ‘absurd and unacceptable’ censorship after book questioning transgender movement vanishes

Author Ryan T. Anderson said his book, "When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment," has been removed from Amazon – and critics pointed out that the online retailer has a history of censoring book that don’t coincide with the company’s liberal political views.
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Jets may look to help Robert Saleh with 49ers free agents
When the Jets hired Rex Ryan as head coach in 2009, he inherited a roster that had won nine games the year before. The roster did not lack talent, but Ryan had a priority in free agency — his guys. The Jets added linebacker Bart Scott, safety Jim Leonhard and defensive end Marques Douglas in...
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Arrogant Andrew Cuomo faces a fall: Goodwin
During his sorry/not sorry press conference last week, Gov. Cuomo made a sudden detour to throw mud at Mayor de Blasio. Answering a question about his ability to do his job, the governor veered off course to say the city is “teetering” because of rising crime and homelessness.  “We have to get New York City...
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Lurid PTA ‘lies’ part of power struggle in Astoria’s Greek community: lawsuit
A Greek blogger is being being paid to post lurid lies as part of a mysterious “power struggle” in Queens’ Greek community, according to a lawsuit. The web writer, Nikos Stamatakis, and his Helleniscope blog have been on a “malicious and relentless campaign” against prominent Greek leaders in Astoria, one man alleges in Manhattan Supreme...
US Chamber of Commerce won't pull support for lawmakers who objected to election results on January 6
The US Chamber of Commerce will not suspend financial contributions to members of Congress who voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election, according to a memo released Friday.
Secret behind Jacob deGrom’s velocity-defying success
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The college pitching coach, looking to help his charges, tapped an old connection for some wisdom. “I wanted to see if I could take a nugget to pass along to these kids,” Mike Pelfrey, working at his alma mater, Wichita State, said in a recent telephone interview. “Jake’s at the...
Austin mayor blasts Abbott's lift of mask mandate, but says 'Neanderthal' is 'not a word I would have used'
Austin’s Democratic Mayor Steve Adler blasted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to lift the statewide mask mandate, but said that President Biden’s “Neanderthal” comment was “not a word that I would have used.”
Iditarod dog sledding race resumes in Alaska amid COVID challenges
ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — Traveling across the rugged, unforgiving and roadless Alaska terrain is already hard enough, but whatever comforts mushers previously had in the world’s most famous sled dog race will be cast aside this year due to the pandemic. In years past, mushers would stop in any number of 24 villages that serve as...
20-Year-Old Bowling Green Sophomore on Life Support After ‘Deathly’ Hazing Incident
via YouTube/WTOL 11 A 20-year-old sophomore at Bowling Green State University is fighting for his life after being found in “dire” condition following a fraternity hazing incident. Stone Foltz was rushed to a hospital early Friday after he was found by his roommates following what one fellow student described as a “deathly” and “crazy” alcohol-related hazing event.Just over 24 hours later, Foltz’s family has found itself facing the unthinkable: beginning the process to donate his organs.“Please have respect, be considerate and passionate. Please don’t post comments on details of what you heard. Stone is still with us for the time as we go thru the process to donate his organs. Hug your children and tell them everyday how much you love them,” read a statement from Foltz’s mother, shared with local media by an attorney for the family.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Cuomo’s behavior created ‘hostile, toxic’ workplace culture for decades, former aides say
One woman who worked with Andrew M. Cuomo when he was housing secretary said he gave her a physical embrace in a hotel room in 2000 that was “too tight, too intimate.” Cuomo denies her account.
Leader Lee Westwood trying to win one for the 'old guys'
Westwood, who turns 48 next month, poured in eight birdies and an eagle en route to shooting 7-under 65.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defends All-Star Game, responds to LeBron criticism
SportsPulse: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addressed the media on the eve of the All-Star Game and explained that economic interests were a factor when deciding whether or not to press forward.
FDNY paramedic bitten on face by patient says she’ll keep working
A brave FDNY paramedic, savagely attacked by a crazed teenager who took a bite out of her face, said the bizarre encounter will not derail her career. “I have a very deep passion for what I do,” Jenna Piscitello told The Post. “This incident isn’t going to ever stop from me continuing to be as...
Safe water -- it's what women want
Writing for International Women's Day, the former leaders of New Zealand and Costa Rica Helen Clark and Laura Chinchilla say the pandemic has exacerbated many gender inequalities, especially the lack of access to safe water and sanitation, suffered by billions around the world and disproportionately affecting women and girls.
Opinion: Big Ten promises bruising, exciting tournament that could yield national champion
The Big Ten's championship contenders - including two probable No. 1 seeds - make the conference tournament a warm-up for a national title run.
Black mother pepper-sprayed in front of her toddler, police say
The Police Accountability Board in Rochester, New York, is calling for fundamental changes in the city's police department after police said a Black mother was pepper-sprayed during an arrest, which body camera footage showed took place in front of her 3-year-old child.
$1,400 Stimulus Check Is 'Down Payment,' Recurring Checks Need to Follow, Says Senator Ed Markey
"We need recurring payments," Markey said. "We will not stop until we pass at least a $15 federal minimum wage, and that includes abolishing the filibuster to ensure we give our workers a raise."
Bob Baffert's Life Is Good gallops to win in San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita
Trainer Bob Baffert has another Kentucky Derby favorite in Life is Good, who cruised to a victory in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday.
Mom allegedly abandoned, then killed, 6-year-old son; dumped body in river
An Ohio mother was indicted on 16 counts, including murder, in the death of her 6-year-old son, who police say was dumped in the Ohio River and has yet to be found.
Dodgers' Trevor Bauer, in one-eyed-jack mode, throws three scoreless innings
Trevor Bauer, who threw some of his pitches with an eye shut, tossed three scoreless innings in the Dodgers' 2-1 spring training loss to San Diego.
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Georgia district attorney investigating Trump hires lawyer with expertise in racketeering cases
A lawyer with deep expertise in racketeering cases has been retained by the Atlanta-area district attorney's office investigating former President Donald Trump.
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FDA warns against using head lice drug ivermectin to treat coronavirus
The Food and Drug Administration is warning Americans against using ivermectin, a drug that kills parasites, to treat COVID-19. 
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Yankees ‘shocked’ by Aaron Boone’s quick return after heart scare
TAMPA — Aaron Boone went back to work Saturday, just three days after having a pacemaker inserted to address a low heart rate. The manager was at the Yankees’ Player Development Complex on Saturday morning, while Gerrit Cole and Justin Wilson pitched live batting practice. The team then headed to Bradenton, Fla., to face the...
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Arnold Palmer would have loved this incredible day of golf
ORLANDO, Fla. — Sometimes, you get days like this in golf. Days when there are so many fireworks going off in the same tournament it becomes dizzying, your head constantly on a swivel. If you were fortunate enough to be on the grounds at Bay Hill on Saturday for the third round of the Arnold...
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Rangers face another goalie decision as Igor Shesterkin’s return draws near
Igor Shesterkin, who suffered a groin injury late in the Rangers’ victory Thursday at Prudential Center and who is listed as “day-to-day,” will accompany the Blueshirts to Pittsburgh for the two-game set that commences on Sunday. The goaltender will not play in at least the first contest, however. To that end, coach David Quinn will...
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Kennedy Nzechukwu ends insane UFC 259 fight with violent KO of Carlos Ulberg
At UFC 259, Kennedy Nzechukwu and Carlos Ulberg went back and forth until the fight came to an end in violent fashion.       Related StoriesKennedy Nzechukwu ends insane UFC 259 fight with violent KO of Carlos Ulberg - EnclosureJoe Rogan, Daniel Cormier criticize referee in Uros Medic's drawn-out TKO at UFC 259Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier criticize referee in Uros Medic's drawn-out TKO at UFC 259 - Enclosure 
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Cuomo's inner circle: What to know about embattled NY governor's senior administration
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NYC mom enraged by teacher playing rap videos during Zoom economics class
A Queens mom working at home was outraged to discover that her son’s Zoom economics class at a Brooklyn high school consisted of rap videos featuring drug deals, prostitutes and vulgar language, including the N-word.
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Bubble watch: Wichita State quietly thriving; Louisville tumbles out of NCAA Tournament consideration
The Shockers roll over South Florida and continue to build their case for inclusion in the NCAA Tournament a week from Selection Sunday.       
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Foster kid abused 6-year-old daughter, mom claims in lawsuit
A Brooklyn mom claims her 6-year-old was sexually abused by a foster child the city’s Administration for Children’s Services practically dumped on her doorstep. The disturbing situation began with a bizarre night in January 2020, when a pregnant lady the mother had met just once before on the playground rang her doorbell with a child...
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UFC 259 video: Sean Brady dominates Jake Matthews, sinks in third-round choke submission
Watch Sean Brady pick up his 14th pro win at UFC 259.       Related StoriesUFC 259 video: Sean Brady dominates Jake Matthews, sinks in third-round choke submission - EnclosureJoe Rogan, Daniel Cormier criticize referee in Uros Medic's drawn-out TKO at UFC 259Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier criticize referee in Uros Medic's drawn-out TKO at UFC 259 - Enclosure 
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Lawmaker fires back at Tucker Carlson's QAnon spin
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) weighs in on Fox News host Tucker Carlson calling QAnon supporters "gentle people." Quigley was at the Capitol on January 6 when a pro-Trump mob stormed the building, leaving five dead and dozens injured.
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Biden administration fires Trump-appointed lawyer who refused to resign
The White House fired the Trump-appointed General Counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Friday evening, following her refusal to step down.
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Port Authority shoe shiners sue over alleged falsified wages
They were practically shoe shine slaves. Two men who claim they earned just $20 a day shining shoes at Port Authority are suing their former boss for their alleged dismal earnings. Reynaldo Almonte of the Bronx and Benigno Pacheco, of Brooklyn, worked without breaks, were paid in cash and were never paid overtime, they alleged...
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New body camera video of man who died in police custody released
Newly released body camera footage from a May 2017 incident provides new details about the death of Joseph Perez, a man who died after being restrained by law enforcement in Fresno, California.
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‘Arses’ on the line? Brits fear for Scrabble crackdown on ‘offensive’ words
Toy giant Mattel plans to scrub the U.K. versions of Scrabble of hundreds of “offensive” words — leaving game-loving Brits clutching their “boobies” for fear of losing their “arses.” Other prized words, such as “goolies,” “wrinklies,” “boffing,” “farting” and “fatso,” may also wind up on the wrong side of the official Scrabble lexicon, British aficionados...
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Trump wants top Republican fundraising organizations to stop using his likeness
Lawyers for former President Donald Trump sent out cease-and-desist letters Friday to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee for using his name and likeness on fundraising emails and merchandise, a Trump adviser tells CNN.
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Johnson & Johnson vaccines come with messages of hope
The first shipments of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine came with messages of hope. Workers handling the first batches to go out signed the boxes and wrote notes for the people receiving the doses. Adriana Diaz reports.
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Despite palace fears, Meghan Markle has only ‘kind words’ for Kate Middleton in Oprah interview
Buckingham Palace is terrified that Meghan Markle will say nasty things about Kate Middleton on Sunday’s interview with Oprah Winfrey — but sources assure The Post that the duchess offers only “kind words” for her sister-in-law in the otherwise bombshell sit-down. Markle dissing Middleton — and exposing the dirty details of their notorious rift —...
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Black-owned businesses hit hard during pandemic, but some are thriving
The pandemic has hit Black-owned businesses especially hard, but some enterprising women are bucking the trend. Jessi Mitchell reports.
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Where Lisa Murkowski Is in Polls As Trump Vows to Campaign Against 'Disloyal' GOP Senator
Murkowski is the 86th most popular Republican in Congress, with 13 percent sharing a positive opinion and 23 percent sharing a negative opinion of her, according to YouGov.
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Johnson & Johnson vaccines come with uplifting messages
The first shipment of the vaccine read, "1st J&J pack out — get healthy."
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Edie Falco playing Hillary Clinton in TV show about Bill Clinton's impeachment: report
Actress Edie Falco will play Hillary Clinton in the third installment of FX's American Crime Story series, which will explore the sex scandal that scarred Bill Clinton's presidency and led to his impeachment, according to Hollywood Reporter. 
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Biden administration expected to form task force to deal with Microsoft hack linked to China
The Biden administration is expected to put together a task force to deal with major cyber intrusions that Microsoft said this week were linked to China, according to a US official.
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A New Yorker braves the cold to paddleboard on the Hudson River
Stefani Jackenthal drops her paddleboard in the river, steps on and chills. The air temp is near freezing. The water, 36 degrees. But despite the cold, standup paddleboarding is a comfort to Jackenthal, the way she copes with all the COVID-19 craziness of the past year — the social distancing, the masks, the changes in...
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Royal family pushing back ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah
The British royal family and the U.K. press are already pushing back in anticipation of an interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The two-hour interview with Oprah airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS. Imtiaz Tyab reports from London.
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NYPD reports surge in home invasion robberies amid COVID-19
Thieves committed 204 home-invasion robberies in 2020, a 7 percent increase from the 190 reported in 2019, according to NYPD data that points to the pandemic as a factor in the uptick in the often-terrifying and violent crimes. A Dec. 22 home invasion in the East Village left two people shot and a third person...
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Pope Francis meets with Iraq's top Shiite cleric
Saturday marks the second day of Pope Francis' historic four-day historic pilgrimage to Iraq. The Pope met with Iraq's Grand Ayatollah, calling for interfaith unity. Chris Livesay reports from Iraq.
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NYT: Cellphone Data Tie Proud Boys Member With Trump White House Before Capitol Riot
The contact was in addition to a leader of the far-right group calling Trump associate Roger Stone shortly before the riot.
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