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Aurora gunman had prior arrests, used illegal firearm in rampage: cops
The gunman who killed five people inside an Illinois factory Friday began shooting in the meeting in which he was fired, authorities said Saturday. Gary Martin, 45, had at least six prior arrests and used an illegal firearm, police said. Martin was a 15-year employee of the Henry Pratt Co. warehouse in Aurora. It’s not...
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Jussie Smollett hires Michael Cohen’s criminal defense lawyer
Michael Monico did not say how long he's been representing Smollett, or in what capacity.
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This NYC bookstore can a print a title for you in minutes
In a time of vacant storefronts, depressing studies about declining rates of reading, and bookstore closings, the return of a bookstore is happy news indeed. The iconic Shakespeare & Co. shuttered its doors at its first location at 81st and Broadway in 1996 — and opened back up on the Upper West Side this fall....
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Nigerian brothers confirmed to be in surveillance video of Jussie Smollet attack
"The reason why they were there is now central to the investigation and we can't get into that at this time," local police said.
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How Kanye West got Kenny G to serenade Kim Kardashian on Valentine’s Day
Kanye pulled off the surprise in under 12 hours.
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Anthony Davis praises Knicks while putting rival back in play
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Yes, Anthony Davis confirmed the Knicks are on his list of preferred destinations with the Lakers, Clippers and Bucks, but he also denied Saturday during the All-Star Weekend festivities any notion the Celtics are not on that list, too. That is not the best news for the Knicks in the trade sweepstakes...
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Mom on trial for murdering kids searched online for overdose, suicide: expert
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A computer forensics expert says the cellphone of a Connecticut mother charged with murdering her children included searches for overdoses, suicide and the effects of natural gas. The New Haven Register reports that Mark Newth, who works for the state Forensic Science Laboratory, testified Friday in the murder trial of LaRoya...
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Woman fatally stabs elderly man after bodega argument turns violent
A crazed woman stabbed an elderly man to death when a scuffle turned violent at a Bronx bodega Friday, cops said. Madelyn Tamarez, 31, knifed the 70-year-old victim in the torso around 12:20 p.m. at the Sam Aden Deli on Westchester Avenue near Commonwealth Avenue, police said. The two — who knew each other —...
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Body of naked man identified 23 years after being found on island
A man whose naked body was found on an island off Connecticut nearly 23 years ago was finally identified this week through a new search of an updated national fingerprint database. But the man, Landberto Quintero, remains a mystery to authorities. Norwalk police on Friday released Quintero’s name and hoped the move would prompt relatives...
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Rodions Kurucs on how his play style differs from Kristaps Porzingis
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nets rookie forward Rodions Kurucs was to have dinner with Kristaps Porzingis later this season. Then his fellow Latvian got traded. Then the Knicks canceled their “Latvian Heritage Night’’ later this month. Kurucs, who scored 10 points on 4 of 9 shooting in the Rising Stars Challenge Friday at Spectrum Center, believes...
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Mexico’s killer meth is sweeping through America — and ruining lives
ASHTABULA, OHIO — Bart Strickler drank his first beer at 9, smoked his first joint at 10. By the time he was in middle school he’d already done acid, cocaine, LSD, Quaaludes and anything else he could get his hands on. “I shouldn’t be here,” he says numbly. He takes a deep breath as the...
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Lee Radziwill, socialite and sister of Jackie Kennedy, dead at 85
The younger sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, had suffered from age-related disease in recent years, but was still in good health.
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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin spend time in New Jersey
They started their weekend with a workout in Hoboken.
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‘Downfall’ star Bruno Ganz dead at 77
He played Adolf Hitler cooped up in his Berlin bunker in “Downfall” and an angel in “Wings of Desire.”
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HBO Sets ‘Barry’ Season 2 Premiere Date
Bill Hader stars as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest.
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Islamic State’s ‘caliphate’ is on the brink of defeat in Syria
NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria — U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat. Jiya Furat said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had cornered the remaining militants in a neighborhood of Baghouz village...
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Video captures insane 47-car pile-up on icy Missouri highway
Dramatic video of a deadly 47-car pile-up showed pure chaos on a snow-covered Missouri highway Friday. One person was killed and at least seven others injured in the mayhem, according to police. Images posted to Twitter showed multiple vehicles speeding into one another on I-70 outside Kansas City. A person in the video can be...
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How a fat computer geek became the Jeff Bezos of the dark web
In September of 2009, crime boss Paul Le Roux summoned an operative for a face-to-face meeting, forcing him to make an 18-hour trip through four airports before landing in Hong Kong, arriving exhausted and dehydrated. The operative — codenamed “Jack” — met LeRoux at a hotel restaurant, where a huge breakfast buffet was waiting. Even...
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Why fraternities can be a good thing for young men
A few years ago, a college sophomore in upstate New York learned that his father was in the ICU after suffering a heart attack. During a “gavel session,” a fraternity ritual during which members took turns sharing personal matters, he told his chapter the news. “Things weren’t looking good. At 19 and especially around a...
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Pence rebukes European powers over positions on Iran, Venezuela
MUNICH – Vice President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack on Washington’s traditional allies, rejecting a call by Germany’s chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts. Describing the results of Donald Trump’s presidency as “remarkable” and “extraordinary”, Pence told senior European and Asian officials the...
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India’s semi high-speed train breaks down a day after launch
NEW DELHI – India’s first locally built semi high-speed train broke down early on Saturday on its way back to New Delhi from Varanasi in northern Uttar Pradesh, a day after its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Vande Bharat Express can run up to a maximum speed of 160 km/hour. “There seems to...
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Vatican defrocks former US Cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse
ROME — The Vatican says Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession. The punishment announced on Saturday for the once-powerful prelate and Archbishop of Washington comes a few days before Pope Francis is to lead an extraordinary gathering of bishops...
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Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman hopeful but wary about left knee
TAMPA — The Yankees spent freely this winter to bring in Adam Ottavino and bring back Zack Britton to reinforce their bullpen, but Aroldis Chapman’s left knee will play a major role in just how well their relief corps performs. The left-hander spent time on the disabled list last August and his velocity dipped as...
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8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; others remained trapped
KADOMA, Zimbabwe — Eight artisanal miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though some of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead. Rescuers on Saturday pulled the exhausted, muddied survivors from the ground and took them to a tent for medical treatment. Relatives waiting at...
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Knicks likely will be trying to land two of these six Special K’s
With cap space for two max contracts, the Knicks will try to land two of the six Special K’s on the free-agency market: Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson and Khris Middleton. They’re all in Charlotte for All-Star Weekend, and likely to face those kinds of questions during Saturday’s media availability....
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‘Big set of cojones’: Edwin Diaz bringing fearless mindset to Mets
PORT ST. LUCIE — Edwin Diaz has a big set of cojones, The Post has confirmed. Back in December, when the Mets acquired the All-Star closer as part of a blockbuster trade with the Mariners, I tracked down Noel Sevilla, the scout for Seattle who signed Diaz as an amateur. Sevilla proclaimed of his great...
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Police employee charged with selling department-owned guns
HALLENDALE BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida police employee sold department-owned guns and other equipment to a pawn shop. Broward County jail records show that 33-year-old Yan Kleyman was arrested Friday and charged with dealing in stolen property. Hallendale Beach Police Chief Sonia Quinones said in a video posted to Facebook that the theft...
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Yankees pitcher Danny Farquhar throws first bullpen session since brain hemorrhage
TAMPA — Danny Farquhar threw a bullpen session Friday, his first since suffering a life-threatening brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm during a game with the White Sox on April 20 of last year. The session was another step in the right-hander’s comeback attempt in Yankees spring training. “Honestly, it’s kind of like riding...
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What Chris Mullin and St. John’s must do to keep top NYC talent
It happened this week for Georgia. It happened in November for Memphis. It happened last year for Indiana and Vanderbilt. It’s the big star staying home for college, eschewing the established national powerhouses for the local school — but it’s something that has eluded St. John’s for nearly two decades. The decision by five-star forward...
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New father Dellin Betances will report to Yankees early next week
TAMPA — Dellin Betances will get his initial taste of spring training Monday, according to Aaron Boone. “We are expecting him to fly down Sunday night,’’ the Yankees manager said of the right-handed reliever, whose wife, Janisa, delivered their son, Dellin, Jr., on Wednesday. “He will probably take his physical with the position players on...
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