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  • NYC heat emergency: Events fall as temperatures rise

    With temperatures predicted to be in the high 90s for Saturday and Sunday, with a heat index well over 100, city officials have continued calling off big events that could put New Yorkers at risk during an expected heat wave. The heat will be so intense this weekend that it could be deadly — Saturday could feel like a boiling 115 degrees. That’s the word from both the city health commissioner and Mayor Bill de Blasio, who urge New Yorkers […]

  • Man confesses to raping, killing American scientist in Greece: police

    A Greek man has been detained for questioning in the slaying of an American scientist on the island of Crete, police said Monday. Authorities said the 27-year-old man detained Monday was one of 10 people interviewed over the weekend for the investigation of Suzanne Eaton’s slaying. He was not named in accordance with Greek law. Eaton, a 59-year-old molecular biologist, was attending a conference on Crete when she went missing on July 2. Her body was found six days later […]

  • Women embracing natural hair texture as NY bans discrimination based on hairstyles

    New York has banned discrimination based on hairstyles; it’s now the second state in the nation to do so. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on July 12 and California’s governor signed a similar bill into law earlier in July. “For much of our nation’s history, people of color – particularly women – have been marginalized and discriminated against simply because of their hair style or texture,” Gov. Cuomo said. “By signing this bill into law, we are taking an important […]

  • De Blasio confirms blackout not tied to terrorism; Con Ed rules out high demand as culprit

    NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio, joined by top city officials Sunday, assured New Yorkers that Saturday’s massive blackout was in no way cyber or physical terrorism. Con Ed said they’re still investigating the root of the outage, but are confident that high electricity demand was not the culprit. De Blasio stared by confirming that there were thankfully no injuries or hospitalizations due to the blackout, despite a spike in emergency calls FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro noted later on. […]

  • Mayor: ICE crackdown on immigrants already underway in NYC

    NEW YORK  — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s getting reports that a nationwide crackdown on immigrants facing deportation is already underway in his city. The sweeps were expected to start Sunday, but de Blasio tweeted on Saturday that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency had already taken action in New York. The mayor says ICE agents did not succeed in rounding up any residents of Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood and Harlem. Immigrants who’ve been given orders […]

  • A$AP Rocky’s mother speaks publicly in Harlem on rapper’s detention in Swedish jail

    HARLEM — Renee Black, the mother of Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky, spoke publicly Saturday morning, alongside Rev. Al Sharpton, for the first time since her son’s “inhumane detention” in a Swedish jail earlier this month. Black was joined by Sharpton at his National Action Network’s House of Justice on 145th Street in Harlem Saturday morning. Last week a Swedish court ordered the rapper to spend two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate the June 30 fight in Stockholm. After […]

  • 12-year-old boy arrested for shooting his mother in the head: police

    New Orleans, LA (WGNO ) — A 32-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was shot in the head by her 12-year-old son Wednesday. The shooting occurred in the 1400 block of South Roman Street around 7:30 a.m. on July 3, according to the NOPD. Responding officers found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound at the residence. She was rushed to a hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. Officers recovered a semi-automatic handgun and a spent […]

  • Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to sign with Brooklyn Nets: source

    Kevin Durant, and likely Kyrie Irving, are heading to New York City – Brooklyn, to be exact. While NBA star Durant announced on Instagram Sunday night he would sign a contract with the Brooklyn Nets, sources told The Associated Press that Irving will also be joining the Nets with a big deal of his own. Durant’s announcement was shared on the Instagram account for The Boardroom, Durant’s new series for ESPN’s streaming service, ESPN+. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Durant’s […]

  • NYC Pride March 2019: Route, start time, celeb guests, road closures and more

    New York City’s massive LGBTQ Pride March goes down Sunday as other cities, including San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle, host parades commemorating the 50th anniversary of the clash between police and gay bar patrons at Stonewall that sparked the modern gay rights movement. NYC’s Pride March kicks off at noon Sunday with over 100 floats and 677 contingents including community groups, major corporations and cast members from FX’s hit series “Pose.” Organizers say they expect 150,000 people to march, with […]

  • 9/11 first responder Luis Alvarez dies weeks after testifying to Congress over victims fund

    Luis Alvarez, a 9/11 first responder who recently testified before Congress about his 9/11-related medical issues, has died, his family confirmed Saturday morning. He was 53. “It is with peace and comfort, that the Alvarez family announce that Luis (Lou) Alvarez, our warrior, has gone home to our Good Lord in heaven today,” family member Matt McCauley wrote in a Facebook post Saturday around 6:30 a.m. Alvarez was one of the first responders who testified in a House Judiciary Committee […]

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