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Pat Shurmur has one option left in Giants’ unsettling reality
For a once-proud franchise, Pat Shurmur checked all the boxes when: He was an adult at a time when ownership wanted and needed one following Ben McAdoo. He had previous head coaching experience. He was regarded as an elite play-caller who brought out the best in journeyman Case Keenum. He was philosophically aligned with GM...
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MTA asks City Hall to kick in another $159M for Access-A-Ride
City Hall needs to chip in more money for the paratransit Access-A-Ride service as the program’s costs balloon, MTA chairman Pat Foye demanded in a letter obtained by The Post on Monday. The bill for Access-A-Ride will hit $616 million this year, according to agency financial documents. That’s a 60-fold increase from the $10 million...
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Mulvaney to File His Own Impeachment Lawsuit, Lawyers Say
His lawyers want a court to rule on whether Mulvaney must follow a subpoena from Congress directing him to testify
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Man arrested after 15-year-old girl escapes kidnapping, authorities say
Trevion Shields, 20, was arrested after a 15-year-old girl escaped kidnapping, Texas authorities said Monday. The girl, who has not been named, was allegedly kidnapped, drugged and raped over the course of several months. Shields has been charged with aggravted kidnapping. KHOU reporter Larry Seward spoke with authorities about the case.
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Rosie O’Donnell recalls brush with alleged cult
Odyssey Study Group — the accused cult that The Post reported has been operating under the radar in New York for decades — had 15 minutes of fame in 2002 thanks to an unexpected collaboration with comedian Rosie O’Donnell.
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Dem 2020 candidate skipped Iowa. See how Iowans reacted
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has entered his name in the race for the Democratic primary in more than one state, but Iowa isn't one. CNN's Jessica Dean reports on how Iowans are reacting to Bloomberg skipping the first major contest of the Democratic primary.
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Thrill seeker arrested after climbing facade of Manhattan high-rise
A thrill seeker from Staten Island was arrested for allegedly climbing the facade of a glitzy residential high-rise in Manhattan on Monday night, police said. James Lotito, 31, was spotted by witnesses scaling an apartment building at the corner of West 19th Street and 11th Avenue in Chelsea at about 5:15 p.m., cops said. He...
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Inside the alleged ‘cult’ that has been quietly operating in NY for decades
In December 1978, a bizarre theater company headed by an actress from the “Slaughterhouse-Five” film was run out of San Francisco. Members of Sharon Gans’ so-called Theater of All Possibilities had come forward to claim they were pressured into arranged marriages, beaten if they didn’t sell tickets and had gone broke paying for classes —...
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Nick Cannon likes it when people call him ‘corny’
"The people you consider corny are the most successful, the most nonproblematic ..."
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Grace Millane trial: significant bruising on body typical of restraint – pathologist
Jury in murder trial told UK backpacker died from manual pressure to neck that was forceful enough to cause bruisingGrace Millane died from prolonged pressure to the neck, which took place during sex, a forensic pathologist has told a jury in Auckland, saying it was the first case of its kind he had seen in New Zealand.Dr Simon Stables told Auckland high court that injuries like the ones sustained by Millane were extremely uncommon worldwide. “From my point of view it is incredibly rare, I have never heard of another case … in New Zealand.” Continue reading...
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'Anonymous' book excerpts describe Trump's score-settling and toxic West Wing
President Donald Trump oversees a toxic West Wing and attempts to use his office to settle scores -- including with the state of California and former Vice President Joe Biden -- according to a new book by an anonymous author identified only as a senior administration official.
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CBS executive to receive $100 million package
Joe Ianniello’s sweet deal just keeps getting sweeter. Acting CBS Chief Executive Ianniello, who will become chairman and CEO of CBS once Viacom merges with CBS, will bank a hefty payout of $100 million when the deal closes, sources said. That’s up from the $70 million he was already set to pocket in severance for...
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Virginia Doctor Performed Hysterectomies Without Consent, Prosecutors Say
Javaid Perwaiz, an obstetrician and gynecologist, was arrested and charged with health care fraud. In one instance, he was accused of tying one patient’s fallopian tubes without her knowledge, according to court documents.
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Mickey Rourke cast in nightlife guru’s Edgar Allen Poe adaptation
“He’s playing a character called Willy T,” Noel Ashman explained.
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To Exonerate Trump, Republicans Embrace Russian Disinformation
In this week’s impeachment hearings, expect a lot of G.O.P. conspiracy theorizing.
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Rep. Gaetz defends Trump against latest impeachment testimony
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., defended President Trump against the latest batch of transcripts from House Democrat's impeachment inquiry, saying it's not surprising the Washington establishment has a problem with the president shaking things up.
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Sweden's 100 explosions this year: What's going on?
Swedish police are dealing with unprecedented levels of attacks, in city centres and suburbs.
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The Apple Card is being investigated for sexism. Here’s Goldman Sachs’ response
After numerous complaints, the Apple Card is being investigated for the algorithm behind it being sexist by giving men higher credit limits than women.
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Disney heiress says people who are offended by the phrase 'OK Boomer' should 'sit the f--- down and let the kids drive'
Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Refinery29 Abigail Disney, the millionaire heiress of the Disney fortune, told fellow Boomers to "sit the f--k down and let the kids drive."  Disney, the 59-year-old granddaughter of Roy O. Disney who co-founded the Walt Disney Company, offered scathing rebuke of her generation on Twitter and criticized their attitudes towards younger generations.  "What the hell is wrong with you/us boomers?? When did you get so easily triggered?" she wrote.  "Get over the idea that all things pass, you are old and you need to let history do what history does: move on." Disney has recently come into the spotlight as a vocal supporter of imposing a wealth tax on the super-rich, a measure that 2020 Democrats like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren also support.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Abigail Disney, the millionaire heiress of the Disney fortune, offered a scathing rebuke of fellow Boomers on Twitter, criticizing their attitudes towards younger generations and telling them to "sit the f--k down and let the kids drive."  Disney, the 59-year-old granddaughter of Roy O. Disney who helped co-found The Walt Disney Company with Walt Disney, took aim at those in her generation offended by the phrase "OK Boomer." See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch the 20 details you may have missed in the new trailer for 'Birds of Prey'See Also:Disney rides high on its theme parks and 'The Lion King' box office, on the eve of the launch of Disney PlusDisney is adamant that audiences don't want more standalone 'Star Wars' movies, but experts disagree'Frozen 2' is already on pace to smash box-office recordsSEE ALSO: The Disney heiress who has demanded a wealth tax on the ultrarich and thinks private jets should be outlawed finally sets the record straight on her personal net worth
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CNN analyst: Testimony describes opposite of DoD process
CNN national security analysts Susan Hennessey and Samantha Vinograd reacts to Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper's testimony to House impeachment investigators.
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Writer begs for Mets fans’ forgiveness after Pete Alonso unanimous snub
Another year, another Met coming up just one vote shy of winning an MLB award unanimously. The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly quickly defended his decision not to vote Pete Alonso for NL Rookie of the Year, instead opting for Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Soroka, who finished second ahead of Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. Houston Astros...
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The best classic Simpsons episodes on Disney+
Here is a list of the best classic Simpsons episodes to watch on the Disney+ streaming service, according to former writer and showrunner Bill Oakley.
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
Will Development Eventually Make Itself Obsolete?
Nearly a decade has passed since renowned venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared that “software is eating the world.” The subsequent years have proven his observation was a prescient one, and the software developers driving this phenomenon have risen to the top of the proverbial food chain. Now, however, it’s becoming increasingly clear that they, too, are […] The post Will Development Eventually Make Itself Obsolete? appeared first on ReadWrite.
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Navy officer eyed in disappearance of her 5-year-old daughter
A Florida Navy officer is a person of interest in the disappearance of her 5-year-old daughter, who was last seen on Nov. 6, police said Monday. Brianna Williams, who was the last person to see her daughter Taylor Rose Williams, stopped cooperating with police soon after the tot was reported missing Wednesday, Sheriff Mike Williams...
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Alibaba's Singles' Day sales hit record $38 billion; growth slows
Chinese retailer Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's sales for its 24-hour Singles' Day shopping blitz hit a record $38.4 billion, more than U.S. rival Amazon.com Inc's haul last quarter from online store sales.
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New York boat crash kills woman; man is charged with boating while intoxicated: police
 One woman was killed and three others were seriously injured following a boat crash in New York, police said, adding that the driver is accused of operating the boat while he was intoxicated.
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This 65-inch LG 4K TV is currently on sale for less than $500 for limited time
Why wait for Black Friday when right now, Walmart has a killer deal on the 65-inch LG UM6900PUA 4K TV, which sees it on sale for only $80, representing a savings of $170.
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Kaia Gerber attends ‘Let’s Make a Poop’ podcast event with Pete Davidson
Davidson took part in the “insult-packed game show, with celebrity panelists playing for charity and humiliation!,”
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Hong Kong on edge as police fire tear gas at university campus
Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at a university campus on Tuesday, a day after a protester was shot and a man set on fire in some of worst violence to rock the Chinese-ruled city in more than five months of anti-government demonstrations.
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Best Samsung Black Friday TV Deals: 4K TVs, 8K TVs, and QLED TVs
Black Friday may be right around the corner, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from discounting a number of QLED 4K TVs, 8K TVs, and even the occasional LED 4K TV ahead of time.
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
Man cuffed for eating sandwich on train platform gets an apology
Bay Area Rapid Transit was slammed for its handling of a man who was handcuffed and cited for eating a sandwich
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Happiness through chutzpah: the Norman Podhoretz story
Norman Podhoretz has made it. On Sunday, the pugnacious, proudly boastful and unquestionably brilliant writer and editor received an award named ­after one of a very few men, living or dead, whom he truly admires: the Theodor Herzl Prize, bestowed by the conservative Jewish Leadership Conference and named after the founder of Zionism. His life...
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After Schumer Praised the Retiring Rep. King, Some Democrats Jeered
Another Democrat, Representative Ilhan Omar, had a different response to the news: “Good riddance.”
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The difference between bad weeks and fantasy football busts
Nobody is perfect. Everyone has a bad day. Even studs have duds. But there are levels of badness. Identifying which of the bad is fleeting and which might linger is how you win fantasy leagues. Let’s start with an easy one. Like, gaining just 43 rushing yards on 20 carries. That is really, really bad....
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NFL draft analysis: New No. 1 pick, what Jets and Giants should do
It’s safe to buy a Sam Darnold or Daniel Jones jersey without reasonable fear of wasted money. Maybe the biggest takeaway from the Game of the Weak is Jets and Giants fans don’t have to worry about becoming like the Cardinals fans who bought a Josh Rosen jersey after the 2018 NFL Draft, only to...
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Dad of ‘jeweler to the stars’ murder victim sues luxury apartment building
The dad of slain Hofstra graduate Joey Comunale is suing luxury apartment building The Grand Sutton for letting his son’s killer rent a unit there. Pat Comunale claims in his new Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit that the building owner, unit owner and two real estate companies were negligent in subleasing a unit to James Rackover...
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Yes, a fair impeachment inquiry would question Hunter Biden
After weeks of conducting hearings in private, the House impeachment ­inquiry is going public this week. But if the Democrats stage-managing this affair have their way, there will be one ­element of their presidential-misconduct allegations that won’t be part of the show: Hunter Biden. Democrats believe that the vice-presidential son’s Ukraine shenanigans are irrelevant to...
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Cambell Scott anchors ‘juiced up’ ‘Christmas Carol’ at the Lyceum
"Like Scrooge, I’m a misanthrope. I’ve lived upstate 30 years.”
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Virginia doctor jailed for 'unnecessary surgeries on unsuspecting patients,' charged with health care fraud
Javaid Perwaiz, a Virginia OB-GYN, was arrested and charged with health care fraud and making false statements relating to health care matters.      
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Navy SEAL rejected from FDNY gets OK to apply after law change
Gov. Andrew Cuomo OK’d legislation allowing Navy SEAL Shaun Donovan to join the city’s Fire Department as part of a package of bills he signed Monday commemorating the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day. Donovan was originally rejected from the FDNY because he missed the application deadline by nearly seven months due to his deployment. The...
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Bloomberg for President? ‘No Way,’ His Successor Says
Mayor Bill de Blasio portrayed Michael Bloomberg as out of touch with Democratic values: “a billionaire who epitomizes the status quo.”
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Deval Patrick weighs potential late 2020 presidential bid: Sources
Deval Patrick, the politician who made history as Massachusetts' first black governor, is eyeing a potential late entry bid for the Democratic nomination.
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Google to Store and Analyze Millions of Health Records
The tech company’s deal with Ascension is part of a push to use artificial intelligence to aid health services.
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NYC’s would-be mayors give the NYPD the churro
You can learn a lot by paying attention to little things — like churros in subway stations. Selling them there seems harmless enough, yet it’s illegal, unsanitary and contributes to the sense of disorder that places millions of straphangers on edge every day. So you would think cops would get mild attaboys for addressing the...
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PGA HOPE helps change veterans' lives with golf therapy
PGA HOPE [Helping Our Patriots Everywhere] introduces golf to veterans with disabilities as a type of therapy.
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How to work out like a badass ballerina in the gym
That babe next to you at the gym pumping hundred-pound barbells? She’s a ballerina, not a bodybuilder. These days, top dancers can’t get by on grace and agility alone — which is why more of them are hitting the gym after they leave the barre. As New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns and...
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Bolivia armed forces commander orders troops onto streets against 'vandals'
Bolivia's Armed Forces Commander Williams Kaliman said on Monday he had ordered troops to conduct joint operations with police against "groups of vandals."
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Saudi stabbings: three theatre performers attacked during show
Riyadh police arrest ‘Arab’ suspect, with three members of foreign musical troupe reportedly in a stable conditionThree performers were stabbed during a live play in the Saudi capital, state television said, in the first such attack since the ultra-conservative kingdom began easing decades-old restrictions on entertainment.The suspect was arrested after he was seen stomping on to the stage in Riyadh’s King Abdullah park on Monday during a musical performance by what appeared to be a foreign theatre troupe, television footage showed. Continue reading...
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