9:22 AM EST, Fri January 18, 2019
52 mins ago

New Yorker among three American victims identified in Syria bombing

Three of the Americans who lost their lives in an explosion in Syria on Wednesday have been identified, including a Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician from upstate New York. Shannon M. Kent, 35, was among those identified by the Department of Defense two days after a suicide bomber carried out the...
8 hours ago

Subway sex attacker targets woman on No. 4 train, then jumps onto tracks to escape: cops

A woman suffered a straphanger’s nightmare when a perverted thief sexually abused and robbed her, cops said. The suspect, who’s still on the loose, forced himself on his 27-year-old victim as soon as she stepped on the No. 4 train at Franklin Ave. at 1:15 a.m. Thursday, cops said. First he tried...
8 hours ago

Nick Loeb promoting controversial pro-life 'Roe v. Wade' movie in Washington D.C. amid March for Life

It’s the biggest pro-life event of the year — and Nick Loeb wouldn’t miss it. The filmmaker, whose upcoming pro-life-leaning movie “Roe v. Wade” has generated considerable controversy in recent months, is in Washington D.C. this week to promote the project at the 2019 March for Life. Loeb sees...
8 hours ago

NFL Championship Weekend Bettors Guide: Is it finally time for Tom Brady to pass the playoff torch?

RAMS at SAINTS 3:05 p.m., Saints by 3, 57 HANK’S HONEYS: It’s just too tall an order for the Rams to pull off an upset in the ear-splitting Superdome, where the Saints have never lost a playoff game under Sean Payton. With so much offense on display this one will be decided by defense and the...
9 hours ago

New York's tastiest chocolate chip cookie is made with tahini and olive oil — and it's vegan

Turns out that tahini — that beige paste served as a dip at Middle Eastern restaurants — makes a mean chocolate chip cookie. Who knew? Manhattan-based mini-chain Seven Grams Caffe did, and recently started selling them at its three local coffee shops and on online. You’d never guess the cookies...
9 hours ago

Trump ordered lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about Moscow hotel project: report

Back during campaign 2016, not-yet-President Trump told his attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his Moscow hotel tower project, BuzzFeed news reported Thursday. Trump supported a plan set up by Cohen to meet with Vladimir Putin in Moscow during the campaign to get the tower negotiations...
9 hours ago

SEE IT: Michael Beasley tries to check into Lakers game with wrong shorts

There’s a reason Michael Beasley is your favorite player’s favorite player. The confident Beasley was a legend in New York for his dynamite quotes and willingness to shoot his shot. In L.A., he’ll be remembered for forgetting his shorts. Knicks find another creative way to lose in London » Ja Morant...
9 hours ago

Customer donations expected to save Upper West Side used book store

Don’t close the book just yet on a well-liked Upper West Side used book shop. A GoFundMe page is coming to the rescue of Westsider Rare & Used Books. The store’s owners expect the page will raise the $50,000 they need to cover back rent. As of Thursday night, 449 donors had promised nearly $35,000...
10 hours ago

Ja Morant is leaping over defenders, rattling rims and proving an intriguing option come June

Zion Williamson is getting all the attention as an unstoppable, high-flying talent, and rightfully so. But there is another college player who has been lighting it up of late and, believe it or not, he doesn’t play for Duke. Murray State’s Ja Morant is a 6-3, 170-pound point guard with freakish...
11 hours ago

Brooklyn DA wants special prosecutor in case of two cops accused of rape

The case against two former cops accused of raping a young woman they arrested on drug charges has turned into such an ethical nightmare, the Brooklyn D.A. wants someone else to handle it. Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez’s office on Thursday asked that the case be taken over by a special prosecutor,...
12 hours ago

Tim Tebow gets invited back to Mets spring training camp

If you thought Tim Tebow’s appearance at spring training last year was one big marketing ploy...well, you were right, considering the Mets admitted it. But the former Heisman winner turned toiling minor leaguer is coming back, and the circus surrounding him will likely be right behind. Tebow received...
12 hours ago

Melania Trump reportedly takes government jet to Florida hours after President stops Nancy Pelosi from travelling abroad to visit troops during the shutdown

There’s no shutting down Melania Trump. The First Lady and First Son Barron landed in Florida Thursday, where ABC says the two them are weekending at the President’s private club Mar-A-Lago. Hours earlier, Politico’s Jake Sherman tweeted Melania was departing Andrews Air Force base on a government...
13 hours ago

African-American girl told her skin 'too dark' for dance team sues school district for racial discrimination

Camille Sturdivant was elated to win a spot on the University of Missouri Golden Girls dance team prior to her high school graduation in May 2018 – until she was “sickened” by racist text messages she accidentally intercepted between her high school team’s dance coach and choreographer. “THAT DOESN’T...
13 hours ago

Clint Frazier is cleared for spring training, and he's already talking about winning a job in Yankee outfield

The Yankees may not have Bryce Harper coming to town, but there’s another outfielder who expects to be back in the mix. Clint Frazier is cleared for action, and he’s out to win a starting job. Where that starting job would be in a stacked Yankee outfield is unclear, but Frazier isn’t lacking in...
13 hours ago

Jury selected in husband's 2009 Upper West Side strangling case

The final jurors were selected Thursday in the case of a deadbeat husband accused of strangling his estranged spouse on the Upper West Side in 2009. Roderick Covlin’s trial will open Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court in front of a jury of six men and six women, who will be tasked with determining...