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Subway stop floods after downpour knocks out wall in Queens

Everybody was surfing — surfing M-T-A. Last night’s downpours took out a temporary wall at the Court Square-23rd Street subway stop in Long Island City, flooding the platform and knocking a man off his feet and nearly onto the track as a train entered the station, according to video posted on the @SubwayCreatures Instagram account....
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Steven Gerrard Praises 'World-Class' Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has said the club have a pair of "world-class" full-backs in Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold...
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Republicans to grill former US ambassador to Ukraine at Trump impeachment hearing
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Yankees’ Brian Cashman: Third base Gio Urshela’s ‘position to lose’
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman — who spent Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, taking part in the Sleep Out to raise money for Covenant House in Manhattan — said third base was Gio Urshela’s “position to lose.” “Just like last year though, with [Miguel] Andujar, it was his position to lose An injury took it...
New York Post
Lawyers and Bankers Join Radicals at the Barricades as Hong Kong’s Protests Rock the City’s Financial District
“After lunch I have to go back and pretend everything is normal," one young lawyer says
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North Korea labels Biden a 'rabid dog' for taking swipe at dignity of Kim regime
Each day in the run-up to the first 2020 U.S. presidential primaries, former Vice President Joe Biden faces rhetorical attacks --- not just from his Democratic rivals for the party’s nomination, but from Republicans looking to weaken his changes of facing President Trump in the general election next November.
Politica
Google News dives deeper into stories with 'Beyond the Headlines'
Google has been tweaking its News site a lot over the last year in an effort to highlight major publishers and be more transparent on how it ranks news. Now, Google News has unveiled a "Beyond the Headlines" tab that lets you take a deeper dive on sp...
Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
Israel-Gaza ceasefire strained by rockets and air strikes
Both sides warn they are prepared to retaliate a day after a fragile truce halts a violent flare-up.
BBC News - Home
Knicks’ Dennis Smith plays the closer against his old team
This was billed as a revenge game. Dennis Smith Jr. may not have been the headliner, but the Knicks point guard turned in his best effort of the season anyway in his first crack at his old team. With Frank Ntilikina battling foul trouble much of the night, Smith took advantage of the minutes and...
New York Post
Floodwaters engulf Venice again 3 days after near-record high tide
Even as Venetians attempt to recover from floods earlier this week, they are already beginning to deal with the next disaster.
NBC News - Breaking News & Top Stories - Latest World, US & Local News
Jet grounding and delays overshadow Dubai Airshow
An eight-month crisis over the grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX jets and widespread industrial delays are setting an unpredictable backdrop to next week's Dubai Airshow, with some airlines reviewing fleet plans even as others look for bargains.
REUTERS
Chile singer exposes breasts in protest at Latin Grammys
Mon Laferte exposed her breasts and the words "In Chile they torture, rape and kill".
BBC News - Home
Decimo, London WC1: ‘Slighty ridiculous, sometimes delicious’ – restaurant review | Grace Dent
Are you hip enough to book a table at this achingly chic new Spanish-Mexican joint?Decimo, a Spanish-Mexican restaurant by Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, has opened at the top of The Standard Hotel in London. Decimo, as in Spanish for 10th, is the floor that it lives on. The capital was, to my mind at least, not pining for any more fancy restaurants at the top of tall buildings, yet still they come. I could write a hospitality MA thesis on how cooking standards plummet the more floors one ascends to the pretty view. No sane person has ever thought that duck with waffle sounded like a delicious idea, but add the chance of vertigo to the recipe, and there’s a lemming stampede towards the lifts.That said, I was curious about Decimo. The rest of The Standard, including two other restaurants, Isla and Double Standard, opened in the summer, but this vast mezcal and aguachile palace took its time to reveal itself. Meanwhile, the hotel itself quickly became my go-to recommendation for travellers in search of fun. It is, in parts, a David Lynch-style dreamscape of fractal carpets and flickering hearth fires, and in others a party palace on a Quentin Tarantino set. The yearningly gorgeous suites have minibars with full bottles of Patrón silver tequila and baths out on the balconies in the open air, so you can be stark naked and clutching a loofah, yet just out of view of the commuters at St Pancras. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Tindersticks: No Treasure But Hope review – more subdued loveliness
(City Slang)The band’s world is a compellingly strange, crepuscular place, into which some warmth is allowed to dripThe oddest thing on Tindersticks’ 12th album is its longest track, See My Girls. Stuart Staples, a mannered singer anyway, sounds as if he has been studying Ron Moody playing Fagin in Oliver! And the lyric he delivers in that sly and insinuating voice is set in an unspecified past, in which cameras and newsstands are still everyday things. On the walls of his kiosk, the narrator has pinned the photos his girls have sent him from their travels – Paris, Rome, the Pyramids – via some very odd phrasing (“The tall buildings of the Americas / Skyscrapers as they are known.” Skyscrapers, you say? Really?). Eventually they end up at the scenes of death: Flanders, Birkenau, Cambodia, Yemen, Israel and Palestine. And then it’s back to turtles and dolphins and trees. It appears to be the blandest of all messages: well, the world’s a rum old place, eh? Musically it is so compelling – a twisting, droning, spidery piece – that it only makes the lyric seem odder. Continue reading...
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Forget a Super Bowl slump. The LA Rams have a Jared Goff problem
The defending NFC champions have wedded themselves to a kind-of-sort-of OK quarterback they’re paying like a superstar and the consequences could be far-reachingThe Rams have a Jared Goff problem. At 5-4, in the toughest division in football, the upstart darlings from a year ago are in danger of missing the playoffs.Sunday’s loss to the Steelers was the most disappointing yet, for Goff and the team. As in last year’s ugly Super Bowl loss, Goff turned into a puddle of panic. He was in a terrible state. His eyes flicked around the field. If he didn’t feel real pressure from an immediate free-rusher, he imagined it. Rarely has fear been so visible in a quarterback’s face. Defenders know; his teammates too. Continue reading...
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Former US Ambassador to Ukraine testifies in impeachment inquiry
Former US Ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will testify publicly on Capitol Hill as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Follow here for the latest.
Politica
A look inside Qantas' London-Sydney test flight
Qantas Airways completed a 19 -hour and 19-minute non-stop test flight from London to Sydney on Friday, as it nears a decision on whether to order planes for what would be the world's longest-ever commercial route. Michelle Hennessy reports.
REUTERS
House to hear from US official who said he overheard Trump, Sondland call
In a closed-door deposition, House investigators will hear from David Holmes, the U.S. embassy official who overheard Trump and Sondland speak about "the investigations."
ABC News: Top Stories
Number of children hospitalised with severe allergic reactions rises 72%
Data taken over past five years obtained by parents of teenager who died after eating a baguetteThe number of children admitted to hospital with severe allergic reactions over the past five years has risen by 72%, figures show.The data – obtained by a foundation set up by the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died after eating a Pret a Manger baguette – shows a rise in cases of anaphylactic shock among those aged 18 and under. Continue reading...
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UK Labour party pledges free broadband funded in part by Silicon Valley tax
Fiber optic cables being installed in Germany. | Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images The UK’s opposition Labour party has promised it will give free full-fiber broadband to every home and business in the country if it wins Britain’s upcoming December elections. The party said it would nationalize part of UK telecoms firm BT to achieve its goal, and introduce new taxes on Silicon Valley tech giants like Apple and Facebook to fund the network’s maintenance. Parts of the UK’s internet infrastructure would be nationalized Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell told BBC News the plan would cost £20 billion ($25.74 billion), but would ensure that fast internet speeds were available in every corner of the UK. “It’s visionary I accept that, but other countries are having these visions and we’re not,” said McDonnell. The... Continue reading…
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What the Nets are looking for from Iman Shumpert
DENVER — The Nets needed an energetic wing defender even before Caris LeVert got hurt. Once LeVert damaged ligaments in his right thumb, they couldn’t afford not to add one. Enter Iman Shumpert, who was signed Wednesday, suited up Thursday against the Nuggets — but didn’t get into the Nets’ 101-93 loss. “He fits a...
New York Post
U.S.-China trade hopes revive stocks, protests leave scars
Hopes of a trade deal between Washington and Beijing turned world stock markets and other risk assets higher on Friday, though an escalating wave of global protests from Hong Kong to Chile left some deep scars.
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Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family
President Donald Trump says the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family
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Prince Andrew to be quizzed on Epstein in Newsnight special
BBC to broadcast ‘no holds barred’ interview with royal on Saturday nightPrince Andrew has agreed to speak publicly about his friendship with the paedophile Jeffrey Epstein for the first time, in a “no holds barred” interview with the BBC’s Newsnight programme to be broadcast on Saturday night.The prince has been the subject of fierce speculation over his relationship with the financier, who was found dead in his New York jail cell three months ago. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Calif. school shooting, ex-ambassador's testimony and 'Jeopardy!': 5 things to know Friday
A California school district cancels classes after a mass shooting, the ex-US envoy to Ukraine will testify and more news you need to know Friday.       
USATODAY - News Top Stories
UK police investigating alleged assault on Hong Kong justice secretary in London
British police said they are investigating the alleged assault on the Hong Kong justice secretary in London, but so far there have been not been any arrests.
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Mitchell Robinson provides the Knicks a big jolt
Knicks center Mitchell Robinson admits he never had a conversation with Kristaps Porzingis during their time together last season. The 7-foot-3 Latvian, though, may be talking about how good Robinson may become after he returned from concussion protocol and racked up 16 points in 22:21 before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter in Thursday’s...
New York Post
Ivan Rakitic Says He Has 'Given Everything' at Barcelona Amid Transfer Rumours
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has said he has "given everything" during his time at Barcelona and wants to continue enjoying his football amid rumours Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan are interested in his services...
bleacherreport.com
Protesters decry Kavanaugh at talk, show Blasey Ford video
Group Demand Justice shows up Kavanaugh's first speech since becoming a Supreme Court justice and beams video from his confirmation hearing outside
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Free broadband essential to make UK competitive, says John McDonnell
Shadow chancellor says Labour policy to nationalise Openreach needed as private sector has not deliveredLatest election news - live updatesLabour’s plan to provide free broadband to everyone in Britain is essential to allow Britain to compete in the global economy, John McDonnell said on Friday, defending the proposals against claims that they were the beginning of a general programme of nationalisation.The shadow chancellor told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the plan to take over BT’s Openreach is “very much following the model of what has happened elsewhere”. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Hong Kong confirms economy fell into recession amid protests, trade war
Hong Kong sank into recession for the first time in a decade in the third quarter, government data confirmed on Friday, weighed down by increasingly violent anti-government protests and the escalating U.S.-China trade war.
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GitHub launches Security Lab to spot vulnerabilities in open-source code
GitHub has officially launched a new Security Lab with an aim to secure open-source software. The objective is to “bring together security researchers, maintainers, and companies across the industry who share our belief that the security of open source is important for everyone,” the Microsoft-owned code repository platform said. To that effect, the company is making CodeQL freely available for anyone to find vulnerabilities in open-source code. It’s also launching GitHub Advisory Database, a public database of security advisories created on GitHub. CodeQL, the sematic code analysis tool used to spot exploits in code, comes from its acquisition of Semmle… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Security,GitHub
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The Next Web | International technology news, business & culture
Black Lives 1900 review – WEB Du Bois at the Paris exposition
A sumptuous book, edited by Julian Rothenstein, on a striking exhibit that showed the progress of African Americans since slaveryAt the start of the 20th century, world fairs, like art biennales today, were among the most glittering spectacles available to the public. Staged in cities such as London, Berlin, Stockholm, Turin and New York, they were multimedia constructions, encyclopedic projects, expressions of confidence about the value of science, progress, civilisation itself. Nations, almost always western, were invited to create exhibitions that best showed off their achievements. These could be artworks, feats of engineering, historical costumes, documentation of their imperial possessions. At once bling and informative, jingoistic yet evoking a confident cosmopolitanism, they were hugely popular.Such fairs reached their acme in Paris, which became so renowned for the pageants and panoramic displays it staged that it was dubbed “Queen City of Expositions” and “Faerie City of the World”. It staged five in the second half of the 19th century; the one in 1900 was the most monumental of them all, encompassing over 100 hectares of land and attracting over 50 million visitors. A contemporary observer claimed it was “the vastest gathering of men and of things, of all kindreds, kingdoms, nations and languages in the entire course of history”. It was a feast for the eye, a synthesis of market day and holiday. “What is better for a man than that he should enjoy the good of all his labour?” enthused the sociologist Patrick Geddes in his review of the closing exhibition. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Arnon Mishkin: Good news for Trump – Patrick and Bloomberg candidacies further divide Democrats
The historically large and competitive field of Democratic presidential candidates grew even larger Thursday with the entry of former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick into the race, further dividing Democrats in their battle to pick a nominee to challenge President Trump in 2020.
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Politica
Last Christmas review – a grisly, sub-Richard Curtis festive pudding
This shameless attempt by screenwriter Emma Thompson to siphon off the eggnog flavour from Love Actually is clunky and weird For years, Richard Curtis has attracted imitators to his brand of upscale London romcom. This squelchingly sub-Curtis effort is a case in point, and what’s so baffling is that it is co-written by Emma Thompson, whose undoubted screenplay skills form part of her unique double-Oscar achievement (one for acting in Howards End, the other for adapting Sense and Sensibility). And it is directed by the equally estimable Paul Feig, who gave us Bridesmaids and the Ghostbusters remake.This grisly Christmassy adventure features unbearable skittery-giggly dialogue of the sort not spoken by actual humans, while it attempts to siphon off the eggnog flavour from Curtis’s Love Actually, with a female lead who is a Frankenstein’s-monster mix of Bridget Jones and the quirky sister from Notting Hill. The film is supposedly inspired by the music of the late George Michael – who gave his permission some years ago – and when the connection between the twist reveal and Michael’s lyrics dawns on you, there is a real danger of you going into anaphylactic shock. Suffice it to say that this reveal is a time-honoured conceit that has featured in a number of films, some by very grand directors. But the weird thing is that Michael’s music and personality do not feature all that much. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Bag it up: the 10 best totes – in pictures
Practical and kinder to the planet if reused again and again, there’s a totes amaze bag here to suit every taste Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Jeremy Corbyn attacks 'pricing out' of football fans in Premier League
Labour leader says German model of fan ownership is more democraticJeremy Corbyn has spoken of his admiration for the German model of football fan club ownership as he went into detail about Labour’s plans to give supporters influence over how their teams are run.Labour had previously committed to ensuring that the Premier League invests 5% of its income from television rights in the grassroots game and enforcing legislation designed to stop ticket tout websites inflating prices. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Rabies breakthrough offers fresh hope in battle against deadly virus
New research raises hopes of oral vaccine for dogs, the chief source of transmission to humansResearchers have discovered a way to stop rabies from shutting down critical responses in the immune system, a breakthrough that could pave the way for new tools to fight the deadly disease.Rabies kills almost 60,000 people each year, mostly affecting poor and rural communities. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Lil Peep: Everybody’s Everything review – posthumous chills and thrills
(Columbia) This variously sad, rocking and indifferent compilation sees the SoundCloud rapper mining a new theme: unrequited love Lil Peep’s death from a drugs overdose in 2017 hasn’t stopped a thriving industry continuing in the emo rapper’s wake. Last year’s Come Over When You’re Sober Pt 2 compiled unreleased material found on his laptop by his mother. And the new documentary Everybody’s Everything traces 21-year-old Gustav Åhr’s progress from SoundCloud rapper to mercurial talent who struggled with mental health, fame and addiction. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Hong Kong minister falls during furious protest in London
Video shows Teresa Cheng falling as demonstrators shout ‘shame on you’Hong Kong’s justice minister, Teresa Cheng, fell to the ground after being surrounded by furious pro-democracy demonstrators outside an event in London.The incident on Thursday night was the first direct altercation between demonstrators and a government minister since the protests, now in their sixth month, erupted in the international finance hub. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Guillermo Barros Schelotto: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Wants to End Career in Italy
Los Angeles Galaxy manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to finish his career in Italy, although he's unsure on what the next step will be for the forward...
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Former NFL coach Hue Jackson to run Colin Kaepernick workout
The Jets and Giants will be among at least 11 teams represented in Atlanta on Saturday, when the NFL is scheduled to hold a private workout session for quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick, who hasn’t played an NFL down since 2016, will be put through drills by former NFL head coach Hue Jackson and assisted by...
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New York Post
Fortnite gets stormtrooper costumes in new Star Wars crossover
Image: Epic Games Fortnite’s latest crossover is here, and this time it’s a Star Wars-themed event timed to coincide with the release of Jedi: Fallen Order. The big inclusion is a new stormtrooper cosmetic skin, which is available in Fortnite’s item store, or you can get it for free by buying EA’s Star Wars game on the Epic Games Store. For everyone else, there’s a Star Destroyer hanging out in the skies above Fortnite’s island to gawp at. From Avengers, to Borderlands 3, and even Weezer’s latest album, Fortnite has become a key promotional venue. Previous crossover events have introduced new cosmetic items, custom maps, and even game modes. Fornite’s last Avengers crossover, for example, introduced a whole new game type including special superhero-inspired weapons. In this context, the new Star Wars costume makes for a more limited crossover, but at least you can get it for free if you were already planning on buying the new game. The big question now is whether Epic has anything in store for the upcoming release of Episode IX in December.
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The Verge
Thierry Henry's Montreal landing tips MLS's rep as managerial incubator
Patrick Vieira and Jesse Marsch are exponents of Major League Soccer’s growing reputation as a proving ground for young managers, a path Henry hopes to follow in MontrealHe was the right man at the right time for the New York Red Bulls. Having just moved into their jewel of a new stadium in Harrison, New Jersey, they needed something to capture new fans and a local media market which had somewhat lost interest. The signing of Thierry Henry fit the bill, with the legendary striker not just going on to become one of the most influential figures in RBNY’s history, but Major League Soccer as a whole. Related: Zlatan Ibrahimovic's legacy hard to define as he bids Hollywood farewell Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Tesla Model 3 and Model S just aced their report cards again
Consumer Reports likes Tesla — again.  After snubbing the Tesla Model 3 earlier this year due to reliability issues perceived by owners, the organization announced on Thursday that both the Model 3 and the Model S have regained "recommended" status.  According to CR, its members reported fewer problems with stuck latches or malfunctioning doors on the Tesla Model 3, and fewer issues with paint and trim quality on the Model S. Generally, members reported fewer issues with body hardware for both Tesla models.  The organization originally gave extremely high scores to the Tesla Model S, awarding it 103 out of a maximum of 100 points in 2015. But as reports about reliability issues mounted, CR backtracked on its glowing recommendations. Early Model 3 vehicles were widely reported as problematic, partly due to Tesla's "production hell" as the company ramped up production numbers.  Read more...More about Tesla, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S, Tech, and Transportation
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Mashable
Quiz: Can you name the Premier League's top scorers from Brazil and Argentina?
As Brazil prepare to face Argentina, can you name the Premier League's top scorers from the South American rivals?
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BBC Sport - Sport
Australian Carrier Qantas Tests a 19 ½ Hour London-Sydney Flight
The flight was used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag
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Jofra Archer underlines England enforcer role against New Zealand A
• New Zealand A 302-6; England 26-1• Bowlers toil on flat pitch in first day of warm-up matchAfter two days of using the unhelpful Kookaburra ball in New Zealand it has already become apparent that Jofra Archer will be Joe Root’s enforcer in the upcoming Test series. England are expecting flat pitches here and, unlike on the road in the recent past, they now have a bowler to potentially transcend them.The opening day of their first-class fixture against New Zealand A side mirrored the practice match earlier in the week. Back at Cobham Oval, where the most movement on show is the rising Te Matau a Pohe bridge in the background, the hosts declared on 302 for six from 84 overs. Rory Burns then fell late on in reply when slapping to point as England closed on 26 for one. Continue reading...
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