1:36 PM EDT, Wed September 19, 2018
1 hour ago

Fitness hunk busted in brutal kitchen knife stabbing told cops he filmed the attack with iPhone: court papers

It’s a real-life horror show. A competitive bodybuilder charged with stabbing an older man 16 times in the neck and torso in the victim’s Midtown apartment last month told police that he filmed the bloody ordeal with his iPhone, court papers filed Wednesday reveal. Geoffrey Tracy, 25, made a series...
2 hours ago

Owner of controversial 3D-printed gun company in Texas accused of sexually assaulting a minor he met online

Cody Wilson, the Texas man who sparked a fierce debate with his controversial 3D-printed gun company, has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor, according to court documents. The arrest affidavit, filed in Travis County District Court on Wednesday, does not specify the victim’s age — describing...
2 hours ago

Commuter who filmed homeless man shaving on train in New York City says he 'never intended any harm'

The man who filmed a fellow commuter shaving on a New Jersey Transit train and posted it on social media says he “never intended any harm.” The video that circulated over the last week showed 56-year-old Anthony Torres sitting and shaving his lathered face as the train headed out of New York City....
4 hours ago

President Trump complains that he has 'no Attorney General' in latest attack on Jeff Sessions

President Trump has a new line of attack in his war on his own top law enforcement official, telling The Hill that he feels he doesn’t “have an Attorney General.” Trump has long criticized Sessions over the former Alabama senator recusing himself from the federal probe into Russian election meddling,...
8 hours ago

Yom Kippur, Friends and forgiveness

I graduated from Friends Seminary in 1995. I have been absorbing the coverage around the school’s termination of teacher Ben Frisch over an impromptu, insensitive joke in which he said “Heil Hitler” to his class. While the joke was in poor taste, I am more concerned by Friends’ reaction. Their...
8 hours ago

Integration isn't the answer: We can't improve segregated schools by spreading their kids around

After significant prodding from advocates who decry our balkanized public school system, Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza are newly focused on the goal of integrating more poor black and Latino students into majority-white middle schools. There are problems with this approach....
8 hours ago

The subways' new leadership test: Where will the money for long-overdue transformation come from?

The subway has been in the news a lot recently: disastrous rush-hour commutes, 104-degree temperatures on the platform, even a mysterious blue wall that appeared across the tracks at 59th St. in Brooklyn. But the most ominous news in transit this summer wasn’t out of 59th St.; it was out of Wall...
18 hours ago

Hope fading in the Philippines as dozens of mudslide victims remain missing

Hopes in finding survivors of a monster mudslide in the Philippines are fading. The calamity, caused by Typhoon Mangkhut, sent tons of mud into a small mining town, burying homes, chapels and — more gruesomely — dozens of people in the province of Itogon. One day after police officers pleaded with...
18 hours ago

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston sued by Uber driver who claims he groped her

The female Uber driver who claims Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her filed a lawsuit against the Buccaneers quarterback Tuesday. The woman, identified only as Kate P., claims that she picked up Winston at the International Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, in March 2016, shortly after finishing his...
19 hours ago

Anita Hill: Senate must 'do better' in Kavanaugh hearings than her 1991 testimony against Clarence Thomas

Anita Hill, who knows better than most about accusing a Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct, hopes Christine Blasey Ford gets a fairer result than she did. Hill, now a professor at Brandeis University, worked for Clarence Thomas at the Department of Education and the EEOC, where she claimed...
20 hours ago

Cuomo celebrity chef girlfriend Sandra Lee should have to publicly release her financial info, GOP foe says

ALBANY — GOP gubernatorial candidate and Duchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said Tuesday that Gov. Cuomo's long-time live-in celebrity chef girlfriend Sandra Lee should be required to publicly disclose her finances like political spouses must. Molinaro brought up the issue to reporters while...
20 hours ago

Tesla under investigation by Justice Department over CEO Elon Musk's comments about taking company private

The Department of Justice is looking into whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk broke the law when he tweeted last month that he had secured funding to take his company private. Multiple sources told Bloomberg News that the DOJ had opened an investigation, but it’s unclear exactly what the department is...
21 hours ago

Feds say drug-dealing gang members responsible for fatal opioid overdose

Bloods gang members connected to a fatal opioid overdose in 2017 were arrested Tuesday and charged with running a heroin and fentanyl operation in Staten Island, authorities said. Keith Wyche and Allen O’Neil sold heroin and fentanyl to at least two people who experienced overdoses shortly after...
22 hours ago

Apple CEO Tim Cook stands by hefty prices of new iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook seems a little disconnected. Cook says his company’s costly new line of iPhones, which includes one going for $1,099, are worth the price since they’re capable of much more than simply making phone calls. “If you look at it, the phone has replaced your digital camera,” Cook said...
23 hours ago

EXCLUSIVE: Schools officials bypassed full background checks for more than 100 bus drivers

A retired detective who screens school bus drivers for the city was bypassed by officials who used his signature without his knowledge to approve more than 100 drivers to ferry around children, the Daily News has learned. The alleged fraud put scores of drivers who have not undergone background...