10:49 PM EST, Mon November 18, 2019
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'We’re On It.’ South Dakota launches confusing anti-meth campaign

South Dakota governor Kristi Noem launched an ambitious anti-meth campaign on Monday. Taglined “Meth. We’re On It.” the initiative will feature a TV ad, billboards, posters featuring South Dakotans of different ages who are addicted to meth and a website with more information and resources. The...
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Manhattan judge rejects Trump request for stay in former ‘Apprentice’ contestant’s defamation suit

A Manhattan judge Monday rejected a request by lawyers for President Trump to delay trial proceedings in a defamation lawsuit brought by an “Apprentice” contestant who has alleged he sexually assaulted her in a Beverly Hills bungalow in 2007. The denial by the New York Supreme Court Justice Jennifer...
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Nets will rely on their young guns while Kyrie Irving rehabs his injured shoulder

Kyrie Irving missed his second consecutive game with what the team called a right shoulder impingement when the Nets returned from a five-game road trip to face the Indiana Pacers on Monday. He also missed the team’s final road game in Chicago, a 117-111 win over the Bulls that doubled as the Nets’...
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Why Pompeo’s settlement announcement is bad news

During a recent visit to Israel and the West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli interlocutors told me that not only is the search for peace at a standstill, but also that the United States effectively has taken itself out of the equation as a possible mediator in the conflict. Secretary of State Mike...
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Narcs nab speed-demon drug dealer as he leaves Bronx nightclub

A speed-demon drug dealer with a reputation for high-speed getaways ran out of road Monday when cops and federal agents tracked him to a Bronx nightclub, authorities said. Arfhy Santos, who goes by the street name “Coyote,” nearly ran over a cop in Times Square last year, and in August came within...
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Thousands of Disney+ users claim they were hacked after signing up for new streaming service

Thousands of Disney+ subscribers say they’ve been hacked since signing up for the new streaming service. Hackers have allegedly already stolen thousands of customer accounts, according to the BBC. Ten million people signed up for the service since its launch on Nov. 12. Hours after the service...
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Kanye West-created opera, ‘Nebuchadnezzar,’ to premiere at Hollywood Bowl later this month

He’s already taken the gospel and Christian music industry by storm with his chart-topping new opus “Jesus Is King” and now, Kanye West is setting his sights on opera. After declaring to megachurch mogul Joel Osteen that he is “the greatest artist God ever created,” the 21-time Grammy Award winner...
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Husband found guilty in slaying of school teacher Vanessa MacCormack

A jury has found Andrew MacCormack guilty of murdering his wife Vanessa MacCormack, a beloved Boston-area school teacher, in 2017, after a week of deliberations. Vanessa MacCormack was found dead inside her home in Revere, Mass., and Andrew MacCormack was arrested several days later. The jury found...
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NYC Transportation Committee chair calls for more licenses for livery cab drivers

Declaring the livery cab business as “dying,” a Manhattan lawmaker and business leaders called for the city to make more licenses available for drivers on Monday. “We have left the livery bases [and] the corporate black cars behind, and they have been affected,” said Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez...
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Heroin dealer called in fake bomb threat to Manhattan federal courthouse to avoid urine drug test: prosecutors

His bomb threat didn’t pass the pee test. A heroin dealer hoped to avoid a urinalysis by calling in a fake bomb threat to the Manhattan Federal Courthouse, prosecutors charged Monday. Gregory Herman faced the drug test on June 5 after completing a nearly 5 1/2-year sentence for intent to distribute...
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Jennifer Lopez claims she worked ‘for free’ on stripper movie ‘Hustlers’

Jennifer Lopez may have been paid proverbial pennies for her role in this year’s “Hustlers” but with its huge payoff, they may as well have been pennies from heaven. Taking a gamble on herself turned out to be a great choice for the Bronx-born bombshell who revealed that she took a major pay cut...
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Accused Hudson River bike attacker rants in court about ‘bombs of American government’

Accused Hudson River bike path attacker Sayfullo Saipov ranted again in court Monday as prosecutors revealed they would ask for an anonymous jury that could decide if gets the death penalty for killing eight people. Speaking through an Uzbek interpreter, Saipov, 31, asked Judge Vernon Broderick...
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Livery driver accused of stabbing Bronx man over a skipped fare surrenders to NYPD

A livery driver turned himself in to a Bronx police precinct Monday on charges he stabbed a man he claims stiffed him on a fare, police said. Sandy De Jesus Rodriguez, 42, followed the 21-year-old victim as he headed into an apartment building on Webster Ave. near 184th St. in Fordham Heights around...
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New York City Council staffers begin push to unionize amid furor over disgraced Bronx pol’s misconduct

A growing number of City Council staffers is telling the body to put its money where its progressive mouth is and welcome their new efforts to form a union. Staffers on Monday launched an effort to create a union they hope will empower them to negotiate salaries and workplace protections. “The...
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Kids playing hide-and-seek find dead body outside Texas apartment building, cops say

A group of children playing a game of hide-and-seek near an apartment building in Fort Worth, Texas, found a dead body Saturday afternoon, according to police. The man’s body was found outside The Park at Bellevue apartment complex around 1 p.m., the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The deceased...