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  • U.S., allies launch airstrikes on Syria in response to chemical weapon attack

    WASHINGTON — The United States, along with France and Britain, launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump said Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump spoke from the White House. Syrian television reported that Syria’s air defenses, which are substantial, have responded to the attack. After the attack ceased and the […]

  • Man charged with incest kills 3, including daughter and their baby, before turning gun on himself: officials

    NEW MILFORD, Conn. — A man accused of impregnating his biological daughter allegedly killed her, their infant son, and her adoptive father before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide spanning three states, including New York, according to his defense attorney. Steven Walter Pladl, 42, and Katie Rose Pladl, 20, were charged with incest after Katie gave birth to their son in September 2017. On Thursday, officers found the first body at 106 Earlston Court in North Carolina, […]

  • Man found guilty in Brooklyn elevator stabbing death of 6-year-old boy

    NEW YORK — A man who stabbed two children, one fatally, inside an elevator of a public housing complex nearly four years ago has been found guilty. Daniel St. Hubert was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder of 6-year-old Joshua “PJ” Avitto and attempted murder of his friend, Mikayla Capers. Avitto and Capers were on their way to get ice cream on June 1, 2014 when recently paroled Daniel St. Hubert stabbed them in the elevator of the Boulevard Houses on Schenck […]

  • ‘Marie Colvin was a dog and now she’s dead’: New documents claim Syrian regime targeted war reporter

    WASHINGTON — Syrian forces targeted veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin, killed in Syria 2012, and then celebrated after they learned their rockets had killed her, chilling new court documents claim. In the court documents unsealed Monday, a former Syrian intelligence agent alleges an informant told the Damascus government about Colvin’s location the night before she was killed. Colvin, a native of New York City and a reporter for Britain’s Sunday Times, died in a rocket attack during the siege of Homs, […]

  • Dismembered body found near bike path in Canarsie Park

    CANARSIE, Brooklyn — The body of a dismembered woman was found along a bike path inside of Canarsie Park Monday evening, police say. Police responded to the wooded area at East 86 Street and Seaview Avenue around 6:10 p.m. to find the remains. Police on Tuesday said a torso was found. Earlier, police said the body belonged to a woman and was missing several parts. The city’s medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

  • Dreams transform into reality at Williamsburg’s immersive Instagram experience ‘Dream Machine’

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — New York City may be the city that never sleeps — but you’ll want to live out your dreams with this new, immersive experience in Williamsburg. Ever wonder what it’s like to float on a cloud? Eat cotton candy in a galactic infinity? Sink into a ball pit that feels like a calming pool? All of this can become a reality at Dream Machine, an interactive pop-up art exhibit opening April 5. It’s described as being a […]

  • Two NYC men tried to illegally smuggle finches into U.S. using hair curlers: officials

    QUEENS — Two men were arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport after federal authorities say they tried to illegally smuggle 26 finches into the United States by hiding them in hair curlers. Victor Benjamin, 72, of Brooklyn, and Insaf Ali, 57, of the Bronx, were caught Wednesday with the songbirds after being chosen for customs inspection, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. The men had traveled with the birds from Georgetown, Guyana. […]

  • ‘Feed him to the wolves!’ Family of slain 3-year-old screams at suspect in courtroom

    ROCKAWAY PARK, Queens — As a man faced a judge Wednesday on charges he allegedly killed his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter, family members of the child screamed at him, “Feed him to the wolves!” Marc Jenkins, 32, is charged with second-degree depraved murder and first-degree depraved assault after Bella Edwards was found unconscious and unresponsive in their Queens home. In court on Wednesday, prosecutors described the way Edwards was murdered as “unbelievably violent.” They say at some point, Jenkins allegedly struck […]

  • Stepfather charged with murder in death of 3-year-old girl in Queens

    ROCKAWAY PARK, Queens — The stepfather of a 3-year-old girl found dead in a Queens apartment on Monday has been charged with her murder, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Police were called about 6 p.m. to an apartment on Beach 105th Street near Shore Front Parkway and found Bella Edwards unconscious and unresponsive. Her stepfather, 32-year-old Marc Jenkins, was performing CPR on her. Jenkins was the only adult in the apartment with Edwards and her 3-month-old brother for about […]

  • Judge found with ‘soiled female’ underwear after allegedly burglarizing neighbor’s home

    EAST ISLIP, N.Y. — A Suffolk County District Court judge has been arrested for burglarizing his neighbor’s East Islip home and allegedly stealing her underwear, police say. Robert Cicale, 49, entered a home on Donna Place at approximately 9 a.m. Thursday went upstairs into the victim’s bedroom and after realizing there was a resident inside the home, he fled. The 23-year-old resident called police after she saw a man inside their home, said police. Authorities found him a short time later […]