3:43 PM EST, Wed November 14, 2018
13 mins ago

Jason Pierre-Paul says he didn't get a call from Giants owners after trade and vows to bring the 'house down' on Sunday at MetLife

Jason Pierre-Paul said Wednesday it was “shocking” that he “never heard from” and “didn’t speak to (any) owners” after the Giants traded him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 22. According to a source, however, Giants co-owner John Mara did reach out to Pierre-Paul via text on behalf of ownership...
1 hour ago

ESPN has to scramble its traveling circus as Monday Night Football moves from Mexico City to L.A.

ESPN's equipment trucks already were headed for Mexico when the network found out next Monday night's mega-matchup between the Chiefs and Rams was being switched to Los Angeles. And the scramble was on. Those trucks had been dispatched from Santa Clara, California, and were making their way through...
1 hour ago

Tears flow in Queens courtroom as jury, mom of murdered jogger see grim autopsy photos from 2016 attack

Cathie Vetrano wept silently, a crucifix clutched in one shaking hand, as a Queens jury saw more than a dozen autopsy photos from her daughter’s gruesome death. An alternate juror cried as well Wednesday as the prosecution in the murder of jogger Karina Vetrano, 30, headed toward the end of their...
2 hours ago

What Matt Whitaker owes the nation: Trump's new acting AG must reassure the country that the rule of law remains in effect

The President’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions brings the nation to nothing less than a constitutional crisis. The new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, has been an outspoken critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s attack on our democracy and the...
3 hours ago

Victoria's Secret CEO Jan Singer to resign

CEO Jan Singer is out at Victoria’s Secret. L Brands, the parent company of the lingerie empire, will announce her resignation Monday, according to the Financial Times. Singer has been with the company since July 2016, and before that, served for two years as the CEO of Spanx. Her resignation comes...
3 hours ago

Motorist drives car into hole in Brooklyn

A car drove into a hole at a Brooklyn construction site and flipped upside down Wednesday morning, injuring one person, officials said. The wild incident happened at Bedford Ave. and Avenue V in Sheepshead Bay just after 11 a.m. Firefighters were checking if people were trapped in the car and additional...
3 hours ago

No, NRA, doctors won't stay in 'their lane': We have an obligation to stand up for patients' best interests

Mass shootings in America have become ritualized. News channels show aerial views of ambulances and police vehicles stationed outside a hastily drawn perimeter. Fresh footage airs loops for an hour, quickly becoming stale. Those images are replaced by interviews with victims and television pundits...
4 hours ago

Famed jazz saxophonist counter-sued by former protégé who says he sexually harassed her

Jazz saxophone star Steve Coleman has been counter-sued by a former teen protégé who claims he sexually harassed her during an “abusive” five-year relationship. Brooklyn musician Maria Grand filed her paperwork in federal court on Tuesday, claiming Coleman defamed her, hurt her career and caused...
5 hours ago

California residents who lost homes in wildfire file lawsuit against PG&E, accuse utility of negligence

SAN FRANCISCO - People who lost homes in California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire sued Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Tuesday, accusing the utility of negligence and blaming it for the fire. PG&E did not maintain its infrastructure and failed to properly inspect and manage its power transmission...
5 hours ago

Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz attacks deputy in jail

The Parkland school shooter is facing new charges after attacking a detention deputy at the Broward County Jail. Nikolas Cruz, accused of gunning down 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in February, has been charged with aggravated assault on an officer, battery on an officer and use of...
9 hours ago

Feds bust suspect in robbery of rapper Tekashi 69

Federal authorities have locked up a suspect in this summer’s gunpoint robbery of rapper Tekashi 69, according to court documents. Members of an NYPD-Homeland Security Investigations violent gang unit scooped up reputed Bloods member Anthony (Harv) Ellison, 31, on Nov. 6, charging him in the July...
9 hours ago

Going for a checkup? You may be screened for alcohol use

Here’s to your health. Screening and counseling for unhealthy alcohol use could become part of a standard doctor’s visit, according to the United States Preventive Services Task Force. The organization, funded and staffed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, published its recommendation...
10 hours ago

Big questions about the deal: The Amazon agreement forces us to think about how to craft incentives that deliver sure benefits to New Yorkers

What questions should New Yorkers be asking about Amazon’s just-announced decision to locate up to 40,000 jobs in Long Island City? What policy choices might increase the benefits of this decision for New Yorkers? First, we should be wary of claims that the $1.7 billion-plus in incentives will...
10 hours ago

Amazon's decision was all about talent

When Amazon made its long-awaited decision on a second headquarters and announced Long Island City was one of two winners, explanations ranged from geography to home values. But the truth is something else moved the needle, and what it says about New York should give us pause to recognize our city’s...
10 hours ago

This giveaway is a kick in the gut: Multi-billion dollar incentives for a rich corporation that undercuts brick-and-mortar shops? What about my bookstore?

As the owner of an independent bookstore in Queens, the Astoria Bookshop, I’m more than a little troubled by the deal New York has made with Amazon to help them open their new offices in Long Island City. Amazon is a behemoth corporation that undercuts both competitors and suppliers by using products...