8:01 PM EDT, Wed March 20, 2019
7 mins ago

Progressive group disputes right-wing report that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was quietly booted from its board

A prominent progressive PAC pushed back Wednesday against a right-wing outlet’s report that it recently removed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from its board under dubious circumstances. The Justice Democrats, a left-wing advocacy group that helped engineer Ocasio-Cortez’s midterm primary victory,...
22 mins ago

Two American Mormon missionaries released from Russia after three-week detention

Two Latter-day Saint volunteers were released from Russia after almost three weeks after they were detained for teaching English without a license. Elder Kole Brodowski, 20, and Elder David Gaag, 19, were arrested on March 1 in Novorossiyk, 760 miles south of Moscow, when they were taken in by...
24 mins ago

Mother, 2 children, die in murder-suicide on White Earth Reservation

A mother and two children who were found dead on the White Earth Reservation in north-central Minnesota were victims of a murder-suicide, police ruled. Police said Emma LaRoque, 28, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and her sons, Shane Woods, 9, and Frederick York, 4. died of “homicidal violence,”...
28 mins ago

Pipe-wielding wacko blames skull fracture victim while taking guilty plea

Talk about salt in the wound. A panhandler who fractured a man’s skull in a vicious beating with a metal pipe on the subway last year, tried to blame it on the victim, even as he pleaded guilty on Wednesday. Geovannie Nieves, 36, who was seen on video attacking 59-year-old Michael Van Sluytman...
38 mins ago

Video contradicts police account of violent Brooklyn arrest: lawyers

Lawyers who released surveillance video of Brooklyn arrest said cops lied about their confrontation last year with a delivery man buying groceries for his boss at a Williamsburg bodega. Cops had said they did not use force when they took Christopher Parham, 20, into custody on Sept. 15, 2018 at...
41 mins ago

Dare to go bare: California man displays naked mannequins on front lawn

One California homeowner has exposed his neighbors to the naked truth — and it isn’t pretty! After Santa Rosa resident Jason Windus was ordered to lower the six-foot fence surrounding his home to three feet, he surprised his neighbors by revealing about a half-dozen naked mannequins decked out...
56 mins ago

300 cockatiels have been looking for a home since their owner died

This is for the birds. Alaska Bird Club volunteer Chelsea Farner is looking to house 300 cockatiels whose owner recently died. The process began Monday when she and a colleague visited the home where the birds currently reside. Farner was shocked when a family member of the deceased ornithophile...
1 hour ago

Trump falsely claims he ‘had to approve’ John McCain’s funeral, complains he didn’t get a ‘thank you’

President Trump claimed credit for John McCain’s funeral on Wednesday and complained about not receiving a “thank you" for the somber event — even though he had nothing to do with it. For a second day in a row, Trump went after the late Arizona senator for various familiar grievances, including...
1 hour ago

Brigitte Bardot accused of racism in lawsuit for calling aboriginals a ‘degenerate population’

French star Brigitte Bardot has been accused of racism by the top official on the French island of Réunion in a new lawsuit filed Wednesday. The suit was filed after authorities determined that a letter sent by Bardot was racist. The note sent Tuesday to Réunion prefect Amaury de Saint-Quentin...
1 hour ago

Chick-fil-Oh-No! Despite vows to change, fast-food giant still donates to anti-LGBTQ organizations

The multi-billion-dollar chicken is at it again. After years of pro-family-values advocacy, and millions of dollars spent in initiatives that denounced LGBTQ equality, the massive chain fast-food restaurants signaled a change of heart. A 2018 statement sent to the Daily News Chick-fil-A claimed...
1 hour ago

Woman charged for distributing marijuana cookies at Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Day parade

Call it the (pot) luck of the Irish. A woman with a heart full of good intentions ended up in legal trouble at a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Wisconsin. Cathleen Krause, 57, was allegedly handing out a special type of treat to participants of last Sunday’s all-green celebration in the town of Westcott,...
1 hour ago

Buck-ing for a new home! NYPD chief adopts pit bull thrown down a Bronx garbage chute

Buck has a new friend -- and this one has a gun, shield and a few stars on his collar. A big-hearted NYPD chief has adopted the young pit bull who was tossed down a garbage chute in the Bronx last year and left to die, officials said. Buck -- whose full name is Buckbeak, after the mystical “hippogriff”...
1 hour ago

Man strikes woman in the head during unprovoked attack in Brooklyn - police

An unhinged man punched a 27-year-old woman in the head during an apparently unprovoked attack, officials said Wednesday. The woman was nearing the corner of Nostrand Ave. and Crown St. in Crown Heights at about 12:10 p.m. on March 9 when the suspect ran up to her, and without saying a word punched...
2 hours ago

Preschool-aimed show ‘Peppa Pig’ accused of being sexist by London firefighters

The phrase “sexist pig” now takes on a whole new meaning. British animated show “Peppa Pig," aimed at preschoolers, has been accused of being sexist and outdated regarding a choice of words in a voice-over. The line in question, “Mummy Pig is dressed as a fireman,” is uttered by a narrator. “Come...
2 hours ago

Georgia woman attacks boyfriend with sword after allegedly catching him molesting 5-year-old daughter

A Georgia man is behind bars after he was allegedly caught molesting his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter. John Lawarren Williams, 25, was arrested last week after police were called to a Twiggs County residence. An unidentified woman told police that she had walked in on Williams molesting her...