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New jobless claims plummet again to 184,000, lowest level in 52 years
Initial filings for unemployment benefits, seen as a proxy for layoffs, dropped by 43,000 from the prior week’s revised level of 227,000, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department.
High School Guide: Best choices for helping a career
New York City’s public high schools boast a huge array of specialty tracks for students looking to explore a career path or cultivate a talent.
Eric Adams names David Banks as new DOE chancellor
Adams made the announcement on Thursday morning at PS 161 in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood.
High School Guide: The top 12 non-specialized schools
With more than 400 public high schools to choose from, the options for New York City families can be overwhelming. Here are some of the city’s best.
Why Isn’t Samantha in ‘And Just Like That’ on HBO Max?
Samantha Jones is not dead. Not yet.
High School Guide: The specialized Elite 8
New York City’s eight specialized high schools consistently rank among the best-performing secondary schools in the nation.
5 rivalries that could define the Knicks’ present as much as it did their past
Every team looks at the Knicks as a rival, but what teams make for New York's biggest rivals?
High School Guide: The numbers game of getting in
With the likely elimination of all geographic admissions priorities this year, eighth graders have a world of possibilities, but no guarantees that they’ll make it into the schools they want next fall.
Rapper Slim 400 dead at 33: Gunned down in Los Angeles
Slim 400, a rising star on the West Coast hip-hop scene, has died of a fatal gunshot wound in California. He was 33. The Compton-raised rapper was gunned down Wednesday night in the Inglewood neighborhood of Los Angeles, law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ. No details about what ignited the deadly encounter — or how many...
Tristan Thompson paternity lawsuit sealed after gag order request
It appears the Sacramento Kings player was granted his gag order because his paternity lawsuit is no longer searchable, per the now-confidential filing.
The Rangers are making history, but can they keep the good times going?
Behind Igor Shesterkin and coach Gerard Gallant's new approach, the Rangers are off to a start few expected.
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New Zealand to ban all young people from ever buying cigarettes
New Zealand on Thursday announced plans to ban anyone born after 2008 from ever being able to buy cigarettes or other tobacco products in the country.
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Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell pictured lounging in Queen Elizabeth’s estate
While undated, the photo appears to have been taken in 1999, when Prince Andrew was known to have hosted the pair and their entourage -- which allegedly included a model in her 20s.
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Can you ‘dig’ it? Army of snowmen built with excavator
While Canadians can’t stop making sexual snowmen, the staff at a hotel in China found a more family-friendly approach. Watch as more than 100 snowmen were constructed using an excavator, also called a digger, in this time-saving holiday hack.
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Pelé hospitalized due to colon tumor, to be released in days
Brazilian soccer great Pelé was hospitalized in Sao Paulo to continue his colon tumor treatment.
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Former Bills special teams standout Mark Pike dies at 57
Mark Pike, a Bills special teams standout during Buffalo’s AFC championship-winning runs in the 1990s, died Wednesday following a battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He was 57.
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Shocking footage shows fatal shooting of BMW driver in the Bronx
Shocking footage released by police on Wednesday shows a Bronx shooting that left a 21-year-old BMW driver dead and his teen passenger wounded.
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Packers’ Aaron Rodgers: Rest during off week helped injured toe
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says the off week has assisted him in his recovery from a toe injury, though it’s still painful enough to keep the reigning MVP from practicing.
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Fox Christmas tree arson suspect released without bail
The arsonist who allegedly torched the Fox News Christmas tree was freed after his arraignment Wednesday night because his charges were not eligible for bail under new liberal reform laws.
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James Harden could be next Net to get rest day Friday vs. Hawks
James Harden could be the next Net to get a rest day. That would be Friday night against the Hawks.
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Stephen Curry closing in on big record as Warriors rip Trail Blazers
Stephen Curry scored 22 points and moved within nine 3-pointers of tying Ray Allen's career record, and the Golden State Warriors held off the injury-depleted Portland Trail Blazers 104-94 Wednesday night.
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Father, son arrested on suspicion of starting Caldor wildfire
David Scott Smith and his son, Travis Shane Smith are accused of reckless arson in a warrant issued before formal charges are filed, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s office said.
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A potential Pacers fire sale would be of interest to Knicks
The Pacers reportedly are considering a drastic rebuild, meaning some of their top players could become available as the NBA trade market develops this winter.
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WWE star Naomi talks career moves with Jalen Rose
The one-named Naomi is a trailblazer in the professional wrestling world. She is the first African-American woman to win a SmackDown title. She has danced for the Orlando Magic and been a backup moneymaker-shaker for Flo Rida. The WWE superstar has done some big things in her life. But she might be sleeping on the...
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NYC transit advocates call on city to scrap ‘gridlock alert days’
Transit advocates want the city to scrap its "gridlock alert days," which they claim do nothing to stem the crush of cars that cripple NYC streets during the holiday season.
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Obi Toppin’s impressive dunk couldn’t even inspire woeful Knicks
The breakaway slam should have sparked a raging fire inside the Knicks, but it didn't.
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Texas gunman who mistook cop for home intruder acquitted of murder
David Wilson faced life in prison if convicted of the 2019 killing of Midland Police Department Officer Nathan Heidelberg.
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Teen accused of sexually assaulting 87-year-old woman outside Waukesha library
A 14-year-old boy was arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting an 87-year-old woman before stealing her car at knifepoint outside a Wisconsin library last month, a report said.
Adam Huska didn’t get much help from Rangers’ defense in NHL debut
Goalie Adam Huska’s NHL debut Wednesday night in a 7-3 loss to the Avalanche likely didn’t go how he imagined it would.
BLM backs Jussie Smollett: ‘We can never believe the police’
Black Lives Matter is backing Jussie Smollett because “we can never believe the police,” a founder of the movement said in a statement.