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    ‘Refugees Welcome’ banner unfurled across Statue of Liberty

    NEW YORK — A giant banner that reads “Refugees Welcome” was unfurled across the pedestal of Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor on Tuesday. National Parks spokesman Jerry Willis says the 3 by 20-foot banner was hung from the public observation deck at the top of the pedestal just after noon. It was taken down more than an hour later. Willis says regulations prohibit anything fixed to the statue. The stunt happened the same day the Homeland Security Department announced expanded […]

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    Brooklyn man admits to police he killed wife, chopped up body with saw

    FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn man is being held without bail after he admitted to police Friday that he killed his wife and chopped her up. According to a criminal complaint, 42-year-old Phillip Martin told police that he killed his wife, Diana Rodriguez-Martin, and chopped up her body with a wooden saw. He then disposed of her body in a dumpster. Her remains have not yet been recovered. Rodriguez-Martin, 43, was last seen a month ago at her home on Linden Boulevard in […]

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    Woman, 75, rescued after found ‘molded’ to chair for nearly a year

    SPRINGFIELD TWP, Ohio — An elderly woman was hospitalized Thursday after she was found molded to her living room chair for nearly a year, WTOL reported. Barbara Foster, 75, was found by a church volunteer who delivers meals. The volunteer called 911 when he realized Foster wasn’t acting like herself, according to WTOL. He has delivered food to Foster for the past decade, but said he hasn’t seen her move from her living room chair since July 2016. Officials responded to […]

  • Diana Rodriguez-Martin

    Brooklyn man charged with killing, dismembering wife

    FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn man has been charged with killing and dismembering his wife who was reported missing from her home Monday, officials said. Phillip Martin, 42, admitted to police that he killed his wife, Diana Rodriguez-Martin, then dismembered and disposed of her body in trash bags. Her remains have not yet been recovered. Rodriguez-Martin, 43, was last seen around 1 p.m. Monday at her home on Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn. Martin is charged with murder and concealment of a body. Neighbors say […]

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    Boy, 5, critically injured after being mauled by pit bulls in East New York apartment

    EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A child was seriously injured after he was attacked by the family’s pit bulls in East New York Friday evening, FDNY officials confirm. The boy, 5, was mauled by two pit bulls in his home on Riverdale Avenue about 6:45 p.m., police said. He was home with his dad at the time of the attack. “The father was yelling and screaming, acting hysterical once he heard the dog biting on the baby,” a neighbor told PIX11 News. “We […]

  • President Donald Trump calls on a reporter during a news conference announcing Alexander Acosta as the new Labor Secretary nominee in the East Room at the White House on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. The announcement comes a day after Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    President Trump calls media ‘enemy of the American people’ in latest tweet

    NEW YORK — President Donald Trump continues to blast the press with another tweet Friday, stating the media are the “enemy of the American people” — calling out specific news outlets. In the tweet, he accused The New York Times, NBC News, ABC, CBS and CNN of reporting and spreading fake news. “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” Trump said on Twitter. The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, […]

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    Details released on 41 people arrested during NYC immigration raids

    NEW YORK — Details have been released on the 41 foreign nationals who were arrested in New York last week during the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids that were held nationwide. ICE officials arrested 41 people in the New York raids, 38 of those people had criminal convictions. More than 680 people were arrested in the raids across the country, officials say. Of those arrested, 75 percent were criminal aliens, convicted of crimes including homicide, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual assault of […]

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    NYPD warns of ‘friend needs bail money’ scam in Clinton Hill

    CLINTON HILL, Brooklyn — The NYPD is warning the public of a scam after a woman was robbed of several thousand dollars in Brooklyn last October. The 66-year-old told police she received a phone call from who she thought was her friend around 3:20 p.m. on her home phone in the area of Clinton Avenue and Lafayette Avenue. The individual told her that he was under arrest and asked her for $9,500 in cash for bail. After the woman agreed, a man arrived in a green […]

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    Bronx residents terrified after 1 killed, 2 sickened by rare infection caused by rat urine

    CONCOURSE, The Bronx — An emergency meeting was called Wednesday after terrified Bronx residents of 750 Concourse discovered several people were sickened and one even killed after catching a rare infection — Leptospirosis — a disease transmitted from rat urine. Three people on one block in just the past couple of months are sick from the disease. One person even died in December. The most recent patient diagnosed with leptospirosis lived at 750 grand concourse, where the New York City Department […]

  • BOSTON - AUGUST 10:  A lone box of Juicy Juice is abandoned by it's owner at Logan International Airport August 10, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Department of Homeland Security raised the terrorism alert to Red, the highest level, for commercial flights from Britain to the United States after an alleged terrorist plot to blow up planes was disrupted by British authorities. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

    Horse meat, genitals hidden in juice boxes seized by agents at airport

    CHANTILLY, Va. — Forty-two pounds of horse meat, including 13 pounds of horse genitals, were seized from two women arriving from Mongolia at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia last month. The horse meat was hidden in juice boxes, according to a release by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. One of the women said the horse genitals were for medicinal purposes. Then two women arrived from Mongolia on January 29. Neither woman was criminally charged. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture […]