7:31 AM EDT, Tue May 21, 2019
31 mins ago

Don’t cut budget support for New York culture: Our institutions make the city what it is

In a storytelling class at the Open Door Senior Center in Chinatown, participants are asked to talk about a time in their lives they felt loved. A student, Ng Shi Chun, responds, “I’ve been working in factories since I was 14. Taking these art classes at the senior center is the happiest time in...
3 hours ago

Unpardonable judgment: Is Trump prepping pardons for alleged and convicted war criminals?

Something wicked this way comes: President Trump is reportedly considering pardons for a handful of U.S. military personnel accused or convicted of war crimes. Worse, he appears to be rushing the process to make an arbitrary Memorial Day deadline. One of the potential pardonees set to face trial...
6 hours ago

Don’t tread on me: sneaker makers and retailers tell Trump a shoe tariff would be catastrophic

Adding sports shoes to the recently announced tariffs against goods imported from China would cost footwear consumers $7 billion annually, 173 manufacturers and retailers told President Trump Monday. “The proposed additional tariff of 25% on footwear would be catastrophic for our consumers, our...
7 hours ago

Shark found on S.C. beach missing its entrails and its jaws

A juvenile, 200-300 pound tiger shark has been found mutilated on a remote beach of Hilton Head, S.C., thrusting local biologists into a marine whodunit. The gutted animal was found without stomach or jaws, washed up on the southern end of a 347-acre undeveloped island known as Bay Point, reported...
7 hours ago

Supreme Court won’t hear NYPD’s appeal in sound cannon case, letting protesters’ lawsuit proceed

A half-dozen people blasted by an NYPD sound cannon at a Black Lives Matter protest in Manhattan can proceed with their excessive force lawsuit after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday. The city hoped to dismiss the case by six people who attended a December 2014 protest over a Staten Island grand...
8 hours ago

Late inning rallies are no problem for Yankees’ B-Bombers

BALTIMORE — Injuries? No problem. A power outage? Pshaw, the Yankees will come out and provide more power. Rain delays? The Bombers are waterproof. A broken plane and a three-hour bus trip? These B-Bombers use it as a bonding experience. A six-run hole? Not a problem. J.A. Happ dug the hole deep...
9 hours ago

Formula 1 racing great Niki Lauda dies age 70

Famed Formula 1 racing champ Niki Lauda has died months after receiving a double lung transplant, his family confirmed Monday. He was 70. “With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday,” the family said in a statement to the Austrian press...
9 hours ago

Michael Cohen said Trump lawyer Sekulow advised him to lie about Trump Moscow project talks, new transcript reveals

President Trump’s former personal lawyer told Congress that a member of Trump’s legal team advised him to lie under oath about the end date of negotiations to build a Trump-branded tower in Moscow, it was revealed Monday. In a transcript unsealed Monday of ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s interviews...
11 hours ago

Yankees’ B-Bombers thrive despite limited time in majors, injuries, rain delays and now charter plane snafus

BALTIMORE — Gio Urshela was back in the lineup and after a charter plane snafu that required the Yankees to bus down here for their series against the Orioles, this resilient group was looking to just keep things going. In what has become the theme for this 2019 season, the Yankees have taken whatever...
11 hours ago

Man steals chemotherapy medicine from brain cancer patient’s porch

Surveillance video captured a porch thief swiping a package of chemotherapy medicine over the weekend, just days before an Oklahoma City man was set to start treatment for brain cancer. James Mills, 43, was supposed to start a round of chemo Monday. However a man, who kept his head down and was...
11 hours ago

MTA making speedy progress on L train tunnel demolition

The MTA is already about one-third of the way done with the biggest part of its demolition in the L train tunnel. Crews have removed 2,200 out of 6,800 feet of crumbling duct bank that houses long-abandoned Con Ed power lines on each side of the tunnel’s tubes, said Janno Lieber, the MTA’s head...
11 hours ago

Great white shark spotted off Long Island Sound for first time

You’re gonna need a bigger holiday. Just in time for Memorial Day, oceanic researchers said they have tracked a great white shark off Connecticut’s coast, the first time ever that the prodigious predator of summer movie fame has been pinpointed in Long Island Sound. According to the shark-tracking...
11 hours ago

Retired Indy 500 champ Al Unser Jr. charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated

Retired two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was charged early Monday with operating a vehicle while intoxicated in central Indiana, police said. Unser, 57, was booked into Hendricks County Jail around 3:20 a.m. after an Avon police officer observed him going 59 mph in a 45 mph zone and...
11 hours ago

Startled by a spider, a motorist fled her vehicle and let the van roll into a river

An Atlanta-area woman surrendered her Kia van to the bottom of the murky bottom of the Etowah River to escape the grips of a scary spider that had crawled onto her lap. The unidentified woman told Georgia State Troopers that she was so spooked by an arthropod that jumped onto her lap that she abandoned...
11 hours ago

Gangbangers convicted of murdering two innocent moms in random bullet Brooklyn shooting

Two gang members who cut down two young mothers as they tried to shoot a rival in a Brooklyn housing complex were convicted of murder Monday. Nazir (Stinky) Saunders, 22, and Anthony Alexander, 19, were found guilty in Brooklyn Supreme Court of murder and weapon possession in the July 12, 2017...