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Ex-NYPD cop busted for dealing drugs in Nassau County

He couldn’t cut it as an NYPD cop — or as a criminal. A Nassau County man who was canned after less than a year on the force in the 1980s was busted Tuesday for dealing pills, heroin, and cocaine out of his house, police said. Cops were tipped to Kenneth Riggio’s North Merrick operation...
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Port Authority reveals options to overhaul Times Square bus terminal
A plan may finally be in the works to replace the decrepit Port Authority Bus Terminal with a new transit hub — now officials just need to decide what that plan is. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Thursday that it’s beginning an environmental review process of options to replace the...
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Vergecast: The T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Apple tweaks the Macbook keyboards, and Huawei vs. Trump
The Vergecast roundtable rides again. Of course the big news of the week has been revocation of Huawei’s Android license so The Vergecast brings back policy editor Russell Brandom to the show to decipher this ordeal as well as its larger implications. Second half of the show, executive editor Dieter Bohn explains how Apple is tweaking its troubled keyboard design on its current and future Macbooks. Editor-in-chief and host Nilay Patel ends the show with updates on the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. This episode is pretty heavy but Nilay lets the crew be fun for a bit — like Paul Miller’s weekly segment “JSON of emotion” — so listen to it all to stay informed. Stories discussed this week: Playdate is an adorable handheld with games from the creators of Qwop, Katamari, and more Ouya will be shut down for good on June 25th Huawei vs. Trump: all the news about the Chinese phone maker’s … Intel, Qualcomm, and other chipmakers reportedly join Google in Huawei ban Google pulls Huawei’s Android license, forcing it to use open source version Lawmakers applaud Google for revoking Huawei’s Android license Huawei can keep sending software updates to phones for three months, US says Microsoft removes Huawei laptop from store, remains silent on potential Windows ban Apple tweaks its troubled MacBook keyboard design, expands repair … Apple will repair 2016 MacBook Pros with ‘flexgate’ display issues for … Apple updates top-end MacBook Pros with tweaked keyboard and ... Sprint will sell off Boost Mobile if merger with T-Mobile is approved … T-Mobile’s merger promises are meaningless Justice Department recommends blocking T-Mobile-Sprint ... The future of AT&T is an ad-tracking nightmare hellworld
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This tiny flashing kit can break your bad online security habits
The number of cyber attacks is estimated to have risen by 67% over the last five years, with the majority of these data breaches being traced back to human error. The potential risks of such attacks are vast and can have a serious impact on both organizations and individuals. But protecting ourselves against cyber security threats can be extremely complicated. Not only is the technology we use on a daily basis getting more complex, but attackers are constantly finding new ways to bypass security measures. Yet staying up to date with safety measures and new devices is not always practical.… This story continues at The Next Web
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Wendy’s employee takes bath in kitchen sink, restaurant still passes inspection
This doesn’t count as washing your hands before returning to work. An employee at a Wendy’s in Florida brought his home hygienic routine to the fast food restaurant, washing up in an industrial sink, a revolting viral video shows. The 93-second footage, posted Tuesday on Facebook, shows a Snapchat video of a shirtless young man...
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Disgraced Former Missouri Governor Returns to Navy, but Not as a SEAL
Greitens resigned as governor in June 2018 amid allegations of sexual misconduct
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Pope names women to key Vatican department for first time
Pope Francis appointed women on Friday to a key Vatican department for the first time since it was founded more than 50 years ago, a move welcomed by Catholic women's groups as a significant advance.
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Princess Charlotte to attend the same school as brother Prince George
Charlotte is set to attend Thomas's Battersea School in London in September.
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Mark Zuckerberg allegedly created a fake, racist social media profile in former colleague’s name
Author Ben Mezrich alleges that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hacked into one of Cameron Winklevoss’ social media accounts and created a false account, filling it with xenophobic and racist materials. Read more...More about Facebook, Mashable Video, Mark Zuckerberg, Cameron Winklevoss, and Tech
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Terminator bookends and tankard
The bookends ($79) are the clear winner here, but the robot hand tankard ($58) is pretty sweet too; they're made of painted resin (with a stainless steel insert in the tankard), pre-order now for July shipping. (via Geekologie) Read the rest
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Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in June 2019
With summer around the corner and your days a little more freed up, Netflix has an incredible lineup this June for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Check out these TV shows and movies coming to your computer screen next month. Read more...More about Netflix, Mashable Video, Entertainment, Movies Tv Shows, and Streaming Services
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Missouri governor signs bill banning abortions at 8 weeks
Legal challenge expected for bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy without exceptions for cases of rape or incest
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Where to Shop This Memorial Day Weekend
Don’t just buy another tech thing this Memorial Day weekend. Go get yourself a replica of Aladdin’s Magic Carpet for $29.99.Read more...
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Lego releases braille bricks to help teach blind, visually-impaired children
A program, headed by Lego and pitched by two non-profit visually-impaired advocacy groups, seeks to create a fun, interactive way to teach the braille writing system. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Lego, Social Good, Disability, and Blind
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Missouri Governor Signs Bill Banning Abortion After 8 Weeks
Doctors who violate the eight-week cutoff could face five to 15 years in prison
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The U.S. Just Upped the Ante on Julian Assange’s Extradition With Espionage Charges
Julian Assange was indicted by the U.S. under the Espionage Act on Thursday, setting the stage for a dramatic confrontation between U.S. and Swedish prosecutors, who each want to extradite Assange before the other. Sweden had, a week earlier, re-opened a rape investigation into the Wikileaks founder and began steps to request his extradition. By…
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Teenage Engineering started a record label for songs made with its synths
Teenage Engineering is well-known for doing things its own way. The Stockholm-based synth company's latest project isn't another compact instrument, it's a record label. Teenage Engineering Records will release songs that adhere to only two rules: "I...
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Flaming birthday cake surprise ruined by clumsy kid
This birthday cake surprise was a real “smash.” When a sleeping boy in Mexicali, Mexico, was awakened with a birthday song and a cake on his bed, the kid rolled over and landed face-first in the frosting. Thankfully, the sparkling birthday candle didn’t cause a fire. Subscribe to our YouTube!
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Brisket for Beginners
Hugely popular in restaurants, this labor-intensive cut has long intimidated home cooks. But follow these nine steps and you’re on your way to smoky nirvana.
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Latest Arena for China’s Growing Global Ambitions: The Arctic
In a warming Arctic, China is drilling for gas, testing new shipping lanes and partnering with the region's military powerhouse, Russia.
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Kylie Jenner says Jordyn Woods ‘f–ked up’ with Tristan Thompson
It's bound to be a dramatic season.
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Trump administration to scrap rule protecting transgender patients from discrimination
The Trump administration is revising Obamacare rules to remove gender identity from the class of people protected from discrimination in health care.        
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12 iPhone and Android apps to get just in time for Memorial Day
From podcasts and recipes to global scavenger hunts and quirky roadside attractions, these iPhone and Android apps can help you kickstart summer.        
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The Pirate Bay still lives
Despite 15 years of legal action, jailed founders, and countless takedown demands, The Pirate Bay still remains live on the 'net. This is the story of a plain-looking website that sprung from the most fertile period of the early internet, blatantly raised its middle fingers at intellectual property laws and copyright owners and lived for what is an eternity in the timeline of digital evolution. It’s thrived, growing from 25 million users to reportedly more than double that figure over the last 10 years, and shows little sign of slowing down. “It’s a testament to what an anonymous crew can do if they really believe in the cause of giving us access to these products that are so corporatized and endlessly monetized,” John says. Google is happy to list it: Read the rest
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He got the 15K Facebook likes, but breaks vow to surrender
Jose Simms agreed to turn himself in if the police Facebook post containing his wanted poster received 15,000 likes.
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Sonic movie delayed to February 2020 so they can fix Sonic
The live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film is being delayed nearly three months to give the creative team more time to fix the CGI character after the widespread backlash to the original live-action design. It’ll now hit theaters on February 14th, 2020. Director Jeff Fowler announced the new date on Twitter, a few weeks after he confirmed that the team would be redesigning Sonic following the initial debut of the design in the first trailer. Fowler’s tweet also included the hashtag “#novfxartistswereharmedinthemakingofthismovie,” hopefully to assuage fears that the visual effects teams would not be put through the wringer trying to fix the character in time for the original November release. Taking a little more time to make Sonic just... Continue reading…
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Snapchat employees reportedly spied on users' data
A report says Snapchat employees use internal tools to access user data including locations, email addresses and saved photos.        
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You can now pay your AT&T bills using cryptocurrency
You can now pay your AT&T bill using cryptocurrency thanks to a partnership between the mobile operator and the BitPay payment service. You’ll be able to pay using cryptocurrency either on AT&T’s website or through its myAT&T app. AT&T’s announcement doesn’t specify which cryptocurrencies it will accept, but the list of supported currencies on BitPay’s website suggests that Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Gemini USD, Paxos, and Circle’s US Dollar Coin should all be supported. Although AT&T proudly advertises that it’s the first mobile operator in the US to accept cryptocurrency, it’s far from the first major business overall. Earlier this month a group of retailers that included Whole Foods, Nordstrom and GameStop all announced that they would... Continue reading…
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Chef Mario Batali pleads not guilty to groping charges
The celebrity chef is accused of forcibly kissing and groping a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017
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Adopting agriculture means less leisure time for women
Why does farming catch on when it dings health and quality of life?
Ars Technica
Wall Street gains on trade reprieve ahead of long weekend
U.S. stocks gained on Friday, ahead of a long Memorial day weekend, as investors breathed a sigh of relief after President Donald Trump indicated that the protracted trade war with China could end soon.
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CBSN Originals explores "period poverty"
Millions of women in the U.S. lack reliable access to feminine hygiene products. A new CBSN Originals documentary, "Period," explores how some women are trying to change that. CBSN Originals producer Christina Capatides joined CBSN to discuss how this impacts women.
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Knicks’ NBA draft dream: RJ Barrett ‘a lot like’ James Harden
Here’s a juicy comparison to chew on over Memorial Day Weekend – courtesy of ESPN’s college basketball savant Jay Bilas. Bilas sees a lot of 2018 MVP James Harden in Duke’s lefty 6-7 shooting-guard sniper, RJ Barrett, who should be available at No. 3 when the Knicks are on the clock at the June 20...
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Bank of England warns over risky lending in mortgage market
Regulation chief says stricter rules could be imposed as price war threatens stability The Bank of England has raised a red flag over the state of the mortgage market, warning lenders that stricter rules could be imposed if they take on too much risk.The head of the Bank’s Prudential Regulation Authority, which is responsible for stability in the financial sector, said it was “entirely unsurprising” that competition across the mortgage market had forced lenders to take on riskier clients. Continue reading...
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Barr’s Newfound Power Could Prompt Clash Between Justice Dept. and C.I.A.
The attorney general’s ability to declassify intelligence could put at risk a C.I.A. informant close to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
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What Kawhi Leonard has that Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t
The Toronto Raptors are the verge of reaching the NBA Finals because Kawhi Leonard has been there before. We have learned so much about Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, and the Milwaukee Bucks as they have completely lost control of their series against the Toronto Raptors. What we have learned is really what they have not learned: how to finish off wounded prey. Toronto was down 0-2 a week ago and running out of options. Kawhi Leonard was limping. Pascal Siakam wasn’t quite himself. Kyle Lowry, Marc Gasol, and Toronto’s bench weren’t reliable every night. Milwaukee had a chance to win Game 3, which went to overtime. But Giannis couldn’t get his offense going with Kawhi and all of the Raptors watching his every move. And Kawhi did get going to the tune of 36 points in the slugfest win. Two more hard-fought wins later, the Raptors are on the brink of making the NBA Finals for the first time ever. It won’t be the first time for Kawhi, though, and as cliché as it sounds, the fact that he has been there before is a big reason he’s on the verge of going back. This is what Kawhi took from the Spurs: resilience, chill, patience. Kawhi won Finals MVP in 2014 as the Spurs smoked the Heat. But that was Kawhi’s third long playoff run: the Spurs had gone to the Finals the prior year and made the Western Conference finals in Kawhi’s rookie season. His experience built up naturally, and he didn’t have to lead the way until he was ready in that third year. He learned at the feet of Gregg Popovich, who’d already had four championships by the time Leonard showed up. He had experienced champions in Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker around him. Everyone knew what to do in the critical moments under bright lights in front of crowds boisterous or hushed. They had been there before, and that had to ease the way for Kawhi (and his partner then and now Danny Green, as well). Now, it didn’t always work. The Spurs’ poise didn’t translate to victory late in Game 7 of the 2013 Finals, for instance, or in that epic first-round series against the Clippers in 2015. Sometimes the other team is just better or luckier. But even in defeat the experience of being there matters. It impacts you. You learn from it. Kawhi has been able to learn from lots of high-pressure situations in his career. Giannis and the other Bucks’ stars have not. This is Milwaukee’s first deep playoff run of the Giannis era. That they got this far is incredible. This is an amazing learning experience for Antetokounmpo, Middleton, Bledsoe, and Malcolm Brogdon, even if they lose on Saturday or in a Game 7. They will be stronger next time because of what they learned about themselves and high-pressure NBA basketball from this moment. Consider the arc of the pre-KD Warriors. We imagine them as a fully formed superpower that stormed into the spotlight and never looked back. But their 2015 title run was preceded by two other playoff experiences: a first-round loss to the Clippers amid the infamous Donald Sterling saga and a second-round loss to the Spurs in 2014. Being in those crucibles tested Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, and taught them something ephemeral. They applied those lessons in 2015 and beyond. (Also, the coach was upgraded, Draymond Green was freed, and the front office added veteran pieces around them.) We saw something similar with the Denver Nuggets this postseason: for all but Paul Millsap, being in high-pressure NBA games with real stakes was a new experience. Sometimes, the young Nuggets overcame that to beat the Spurs and then Blazers. But in the end, they couldn’t finish the job against Portland (which had some more experience). Next year and beyond, Denver will be better off for the experience it had this year. The same goes for the Philadelphia 76ers. Kawhi has been there. Danny Green has been there. Kyle Lowry has been there. Marc Gasol has been there. Serge Ibaka has been there. Experience isn’t everything, but it’s something, and it looks to be making a difference in the magic moments with the ultra-close series on the line. You can see the difference watching Kawhi calmly execute on the critical possessions (whether it goes in or not) while Giannis and the Bucks get a little flighty, a little disorganized, a little panicky. That’s the experience differential. And sometimes, that’s the only separation one superstar needs over another.
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College student dies from 100-foot fall while taking pictures at scenic Oregon overlook
An Oregon State University student died from injuries sustained in a 100-foot fall while taking pictures at a scenic overlook.         
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Abbie McManus leaves Manchester City for WSL newcomers Manchester United
• Defender won WSL, two FA Cups, two Continental Cups at City• Third player to make switch from blue to red in ManchesterThe England defender Abbie McManus has swapped Manchester City for Manchester United, becoming the second player to join the promoted side, following the recruitment of the Netherlands international Jackie Groenen.McManus signed for City in 2009 and was the last remaining player from the club’s pre-professional era (2014). She is the third player to have made the switch from blue to red in Manchester. Continue reading...
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Boris Johnson says next British PM must deliver 'proper' Brexit
Britain's new prime minister must move quickly to "properly" leave the European Union, Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson said on Friday after Theresa May said she would step down.
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I'm just a bowl cut and a sit and spin away from happiness
I spun til I was dizzy as fuck on that exact same Sit and Spin! Rockin' out. Read the rest
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Palace banquet, meeting with May on Trump's UK trip
U.S. President Donald Trump will attend a banquet at Buckingham Palace with Queen Elizabeth and have a meeting with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May during his state visit to Britain next month, the palace said on Friday.
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Amazing Rudy Giuliani Tweet About Nancy Pelosi Starts With the Non-Word “ivesssapology” and Only Gets Better From There
"Which is allegedly is [sic] a caricature of an otherwise halting speech pattern, she should first stop, and apologize," continued America's Mayor.
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Suspected subway saboteur has history of transit crimes: cops
The transit troublemaker with a penchant for pulling emergency brakes has terrorized the rails before — as a serial subway surfer with a laundry list of arrests. Isaiah Thompson, 23, was busted last July for hanging onto the outside of a C train in Brooklyn as it zipped between stations — a daredevil stunt that...
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102-year-old woman being evicted from Southern California home
A 102-year-old woman has been told she must leave her Southern California home. Thelma Smith said she has been living in her home for 30 years. Her landlord wants her to clear out by the end of June. Amy Johnson of CBS station KCBS-TV reports from Ladera Heights, California.
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Ford is testing a two-legged delivery robot that brings parcels to your doorstep
If we want to fully automate deliveries, we'd have to come up with a way to get packages from the self-driving vehicle to the doorstepFord and Agility Robotics teamed up to do exactly that – finally solve the last mile delivery problem. Digit is a two-legged, headless robot that unfolds itself from the back of a self-driving van and brings your parcel to your doorstep. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Ford, Humanoid Robot, Delivery Robot, and Agility
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House fails to pass $19 billion disaster relief bill after GOP lawmaker objects
The Senate passed the measure, which President Trump has backed, Thursday evening in a 85-8 vote after a bipartisan deal was struck.
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Bella Hadid goes topless in a thong and $620 towel
The model posted a string of since-deleted videos to her Instagram Stories.
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What to buy at Topshop’s sale before its US stores close
Fresh-off-the-runway fast fashion is dead. Well, that’s the mood among Topshop and Topman fans stateside. On Thursday, the BBC reported that the British high street retailer will close all of its 11 United States stores, as well as 23 stores throughout the UK, after profits continue to plummet. (Allegations of sexual and racial misconduct against founder...
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A Tale of Murder, Voodoo, and One of America’s Most Enigmatic Writers
Casey Cep’s Furious Hours chronicles Harper Lee’s lost true crime book.
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