10:31 PM EDT, Sun July 21, 2019
53 mins ago

Protests continue over proposed telescope on Hawaii’s highest peak

Close to 2,000 demonstrators have gathered near an access road in Hawaii to protest the construction of a telescope on sacred ground. Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope was set to begin last week on Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano, and at 13,803 feet, Hawaii’s highest peak. However, the peak...
57 mins ago

Prankster and satirist Paul Krassner, of 1960s Yippees fame, dies at 87

Inveterate prankster, satirist and ’60s counterculture figure Paul Krassner, perhaps best known as a co-founder of the Yippies, died Sunday in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. He was 87. His daughter, Holly Krassner Dawson, confirmed his death to the Associated Press. She said he had recently transitioned...
1 hour ago

Mets start hot, but finish ice cold in another extra-innings loss to San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – For the second straight day, the Mets used homers to plate their only two runs of the game. But the long ball came back to bite them in extra innings when Mike Yastrzemski hit a walk-off home run off Robert Gsellman in the 12th inning. The Mets again dropped nine games under .500...
1 hour ago

Power outages sparked by blistering heat wave; Brooklyn takes worst hit

Extreme heat strained the city’s power grid Sunday evening, leaving more than 44,000 Con Ed customers without power, mostly in Brooklyn, the utility reported at 8:40 p.m. Southeast Brooklyn was hardest hit, with 33,000 customers without power at 8:30 p.m., Con Ed said. Most of those customers were...
1 hour ago

Mariano Rivera takes his place among the greats with closing speech at Hall of Fame induction ceremony

COOPERSTOWN – The afternoon began with Mike Mussina making the 537th and final start of his career, reminding everyone of how it started for all of his fellow 2019 Hall-of-Fame inductees —on the sandlots of their home towns — or in his case a whiffleball field in Montoursville, Pa. Frrom there...
1 hour ago

SEE IT: Police officer rides mechanical bull at house party

This isn’t his first rodeo. A noise complaint for a house party in east Texas led to a police officer riding a mechanical bull, delighting the partygoers. In the video, onlookers cheer and shoot their own videos as the officer holds on for about 30 seconds before falling off of the bull. “Tonight,...
2 hours ago

MTA plans to shuffle service on 23 bus routes this fall to ‘meet customer demand’

The MTA plans to fiddle around with its bus schedules this fall, a move that will quicken commutes for some riders while leaving other waiting even longer at their stops. Twenty-three bus routes will have new schedules in September that should save the MTA around $7 million, agency documents show....
2 hours ago

Florida woman gropes woman and tells her husband to ’go back to the country you came from’

A Florida woman was arrested Friday after allegedly groping a woman and telling the victim’s husband “you should go back to the country you came from” after he confronted her during a river cruise, according to reports. Lisa Anne Matteson, 58, allegedly grabbed the victim’s buttocks twice and said...
3 hours ago

Schumer demands FAA make airlines carry EpiPens for severe allergic reactions on planes

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on Sunday that all airlines should carry life-saving EpiPens on planes and he urged regulators to require that the device for serious allergic reactions is included in on-board emergency kits. The Federal Aviation Administration has allowed airlines to leave EpiPens...
4 hours ago

Director Oliver Stone asked dictator Vladimir Putin to be his adult daughter’s godfather

It’s Vlad and the family Stone. Filmmaker Oliver Stone suggested Vladimir Putin should be the godfather to his 22-year-old daughter — and the Russian leader was game. The odd invitation reportedly came during a meeting at the Kremlin between the Vietnam veteran-turn-Hollywood director and the former...
4 hours ago

President Trump makes surprise appearance at wedding in New Jersey

Donald Trump loves a good wedding. The president crashed a wedding celebration at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey, and the Staten Island couple being married were thrilled to see him. The bride gave Trump a big hug. “We love you so much,” the bride and groom repeatedly gushed...
6 hours ago

Shannen Doherty to guest star on ‘Riverdale’ for Luke Perry tribute episode

Shannen Doherty is coming to Riverdale. Luke Perry’s longtime friend and “Beverly Hills 90210” co-star will guest star in the season 4 premiere of the CW show, which will be dedicated to the actor after his death. “I am deeply honored to pay tribute to Luke on ‘Riverdale,’” Doherty wrote on Instagram...
6 hours ago

Person struck by lightning at Florida beach, multiple injured

At least eight people were injured Sunday afternoon when lightning struck a popular Florida beach. One person was struck directly by lightning on Clearwater Beach around 12:45 p.m. Clearwater Fire Department Deputy Chief Marvin Pettingill told WTSP. The unidentified victim faces possibly life-threatening...
8 hours ago

Two Southwest airplanes collide at Nashville airport

Two Southwest Airlines jets made contact on the runway at Nashville International late Saturday night. Spokeswoman Michelle Agnew told the Daily News that the winglet of two flights — one between Nashville and St. Louis and the other between Nashville and Atlanta — “came into contact” with each...
10 hours ago

COOPERSTOWN CONFIDENTIAL: Mariano Rivera helps MLB lobby President Trump on deal with Cuban Baseball Federation

COOPERSTOWN — We’re betting Mariano Rivera didn’t know that one of the perks of being a Hall-of-Famer would be getting called upon to serve as a U.S. diplomat. At the Yankees’ induction gala for Rivera and Mike Mussina at the Brewery Ommegang Saturday night, Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred praised...