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NYC granny beaten for telling woman to teach her kid manners

An enraged mother pummeled an elderly woman with her own cane on the Upper East Side, after the septuagenarian suggested the suspect teach her son some manners, authorities said Tuesday. The 71-year-old victim was taking an elevator from the 86th St./Second Ave. Q train station to street level about 2:10 p.m. Monday when a young woman and her 4-year-old boy ...

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NYCHA will break into apartments to do repairs

Public housing tenants of New York beware: if you need a repair, make sure you’re home when the repair crew shows up. A couple of no-shows and NYCHA will break into your apartment to get the job done. In the coming weeks, managers will be allowed to bust open locks to get into apartments if a tenant isn’t home twice ...

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Lawmaker shocked by 'insane' boozing at Rhode Island capitol

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A new state lawmaker said she’s surprised by the “insane amount of drinking” that goes on in the State House. Providence Democratic Rep. Moira Walsh told WPRO-AM on Tuesday that lawmakers have “file cabinets full of booze.” She described how they recently took shots on the floor of the House of Representatives to celebrate Dominican Republic Independence ...

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Hardline conservatives might derail Obamacare replacement plan

A right-wing congressional caucus might block the Obamacare replacement plan that President Trump is rooting for. The conservative House Freedom Caucus didn’t formally take a position on the repeal and replacement bill rolled out by GOP leaders on Tuesday, but one of the caucus’ 40 members hinted that the plan is not gaining a lot of popularity among congressional right-wingers. ...

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N.C. cop won’t face charges for slamming high school student

A North Carolina cop caught on video violently body slamming a 15-year-old girl won’t face criminal charges, according to prosecutors. Outrage erupted over social media in January after officer Ruben de Los Santos was seen in a widely circulated cellphone video picking up the teen and throwing her to the ground while breaking up a fight at the Rolesville High ...

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NYPD officer found dead in apparent suicide

A former NYPD union delegate apparently killed himself in his Brooklyn apartment with his lieutenant girlfriend in the next room Tuesday, as she was packing her bags to break up with him, police sources said. Police Officer Michael Smith, 47, was off-duty when he shot himself in the head, with his girlfriend and her parents just feet away, in an ...

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Statue of Liberty mysteriously goes dark except for crown, torch

O say can you see, the Statue of Liberty? A portion of Lady Liberty mysteriously went dark save for the iconic colossal’s torch and crown on Tuesday night. The statue was cast in darkness for at least an hour around 11 p.m. and even the National Park Service seemed perplexed by the New York harbor’s black void. “Some lights on ...

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Jurors hear recording of alleged Al Qaeda agent's terrorism goals

Jurors in Brooklyn on Tuesday heard recordings of an Al Qaeda operative raving about his sick dreams of terrorism. Prosecutors played a 2011 recording in which Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun told law enforcement about his aspirations for holy war, which started in elementary school. The recording came months after Italian authorities arrested Harun on a refugee ship from Libya. ...

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Conn. man arrested for destroying Kim Kardashian’s selfie books

Kim Kardashian’s selfies made one Connecticut man so angry that he actually went to a bookstore. Carl Puia, 74, was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal mischief Monday when he turned himself in almost five months after his crime. In October, Puia went to a Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Glastonbury and poured a red liquid onto the reality TV ...

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Uber driver charged with raping woman in upscale Va. neighborhood

An Uber driver accused of raping a female passenger at an upscale Virginia neighborhood over the weekend has been arrested, police said. Sewanou Bisile Yoro, of Norfolk, picked up the woman between 9:34 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday in Bay Colony near the Oceanfront neighborhood where he allegedly assaulted her inside the cab, police said, WTKR-TV reported. The 34-year-old has ...

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