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Clinton, Trump to Dine Together Thursday Night

No one's really sure how the Alfred E. Smith dinner/roast is going to go

(Newser) - Fact-checkers held both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump over the fire for their remarks during Wednesday night's presidential debate, but on Thursday night, the candidates will get to roast each other free of the facts, CBS New York reports. It should prove to be an interesting evening at the... More »

10 Best Big Cities in US

New York is No. 1, says 'Conde Nast Traveler'

(Newser) - Conde Nast Traveler has released its annual Readers' Choice Awards, and more than 100,000 votes came in for the best cities in the nation. The magazine broke candidates down into larger and smaller cities (larger meaning those with 150,000 or more people), and ascending to the No.... More »

NYPD Fatally Shoots Schizophrenic Woman With Bat

Police say Black Lives Matter supporter was screaming at neighbors, lunged at officer

(Newser) - A supporter of Black Lives Matter with schizophrenia was shot dead by police in the Bronx on Tuesday after authorities say she swung a baseball bat at an officer. In the NYPD's telling, officers were responding to a complaint about a woman acting irrationally when they entered 66-year-old Deborah... More »

How a NYC College Kid Died Fighting for ISIS

Court docs show Samy Mohammed el-Goarany, 24, reportedly died in November

(Newser) - It's a long way from SoHo to Syria, but somehow a New York City college student ended up dying there last fall fighting for ISIS, prosecutors say. Per court records, 24-year-old Samy Mohammed el-Goarany showed "an increased interest in militant forms of Islam" and headed to Syria in... More »

Baby Dead, Mom Hurt in Fall Down NYC Elevator Shaft

They plunged down shaft after doors opened

(Newser) - A 6-week-old baby died in a horrific accident Thursday in a New York City building where there had been dozens of complaints about faulty elevators. Police say baby Areej Ali's mother was waiting for the elevator in the Brooklyn building Thursday morning when the doors opened, only for her... More »

Flood Study Finds 'Things Are Going to Get Worse'

Scientists say floods will be far more frequent in 80 years

(Newser) - More grim news from researchers using computer model projections and historical data to predict future weather changes. Scientists at Rutgers University, Princeton University, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that, based on the accelerated rate of climate change in... More »

Donald Trump Refuses to Admit the Central Park 5 Are Innocent

Trump "was the fire starter, he lit the match," says one of the falsely accused group

(Newser) - Donald Trump has revived the controversy over his opinion on the 1989 "Central Park Jogger" case. New York City was rocked by the sensational crime, in which a young woman jogging alone in Central Park at night was bludgeoned, raped, tied up and left for dead. Five teenage boys—... More »

Cops Look for Whoever Hung Putin Banner From NYC Bridge

The 600-square-foot banner labeled Putin a 'peacemaker'

(Newser) - New Yorkers were surprised to see a huge banner of Vladimir Putin hanging from the Manhattan Bridge Thursday afternoon, the New York Post reports. The approximately 600-square-foot banner featured a picture of Putin in front of the Russian and Syrian flags with the word "peacemaker." Police removed it... More »

Explosion at Suspected Drug Lab Kills NYC Firefighter

'We lost a hero today'

(Newser) - The FDNY suffered its first in-the-line-of-duty death in more than two years Tuesday when a suspected drug lab exploded in the Bronx, killing a battalion chief, the New York Daily News reports. According to WPIX , Michael Fahy was directing traffic away from a two-story house where someone had reported a... More »

NPR Editor's Scary Find: 'Hey, There's a Pressure Cooker'

Petra Mayer saw unexploded device in Chelsea

(Newser) - NPR editor Petra Mayer was visiting a friend in New York City on Saturday night and found herself in an unusual place: as part of a news story. As she explains in an essay , they were heading back to her friend's place when the radio reports began talking about... More »

Man Sought in NYC Bombing Taken Into Custody

Ahmad Kahn Rahami captured after shootout in Linden, NJ

(Newser) - The 28-year-old sought for questioning in this weekend's bombings and near-bombings in New York City and New Jersey is in custody, reports CNN . The network says Ahmad Khan Rahami—a naturalized US citizen born in Afghanistan—was captured after a shootout with police, and AP reports the same. Images... More »

FBI Looking for 28-Year-Old in Connection to NYC Bombing

Afghan native Ahmad Khan Rahami is wanted for questioning

(Newser) - Authorities have released their first "wanted" name in connection to Saturday night's Manhattan bombing. The FBI is looking for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, who is described as a naturalized US citizen born in Afghanistan. His last known address was in Elizabeth, NJ, where five more devices were found... More »

NJ Men Made Off With Backpack, Then Found Bomb Inside

Devices could have 'killed and maimed many, many people'

(Newser) - A bomb squad robot was destroyed and another had its arm blown off when one of five bombs found in a backpack near a New Jersey train station blew up early Monday . The FBI says the other four devices found will be encased in blastproof material and taken to the... More »

5 Questioned After NYC 'Vehicle of Interest' Stopped

FBI suspects there is link to Manhattan blast

(Newser) - There may have been a breakthrough in the Manhattan bombing case: The FBI says it is questioning five people brought in late Sunday after authorities stopped a vehicle that had crossed the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from Staten Island to Brooklyn. Law enforcement sources tell the New York Times that all or... More »

Cops Investigate Tumblr Post Claiming Credit for NYC Blast

Governor says there's no evidence of international terror links

(Newser) - The one piece of good news in the wake of Saturday night's explosion in Manhattan is that all 29 people who suffered injuries in the blast are out of the hospital. Beyond that, authorities are still struggling to figure out who planted the device that NYPD chief James O'... More »

NYC Blast 'Obviously an Act of Terrorism': Cuomo

But not linked to 'international terrorism,' says NY gov; 1K National Guard troops called in

(Newser) - "It depends on your definition of terrorism. A bomb exploding in New York is obviously an act of terrorism, but it's not linked to international terrorism," says Andrew Cuomo, via CNN . The New York governor says there's no evidence that an explosion that rocked a crowded... More »

After 'Intentional' NYC Blast, 2nd Device Recovered

Pressure cooker with wiring removed just blocks away

(Newser) - An explosion rocked a crowded Manhattan neighborhood and injured 29 people, and a suspicious device discovered blocks away was safely removed early Sunday. Mayor Bill de Blasio ruled out any terror connections but called the blast an "intentional act." De Blasio tried to calm any fears among nervous... More »

Explosion Rattles Manhattan, With 25 Injuries

It appeared to originate in a trash bin in the Chelsea neighborhood

(Newser) - An explosion rocked the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City Saturday night, with reports of multiple minor injuries. The New York Post reports that the explosion took place about 8:30pm in a dumpster outside a Manhattan building that provides services for the blind. (A witness told CNN that it... More »

Museumgoers Can Poop in This 18-Karat Gold Toilet

It's named 'America'

(Newser) - Consider it the No. 1 way to take a No. 2. New York's Guggenheim Museum on Friday swapped out a plain old porcelain toilet for a solid gold one in a private unisex washroom on its fourth floor and is allowing any paying visitor to use it, reports PIX... More »

Urban Rats Have a Deadly New Enemy

3 major US cities are using dry ice to combat their rodent problems

(Newser) - Rats have a deadly new enemy, and and isn't cats with tiny knives strapped to their paws. USA Today reports three major US cities are combating their rodent problem with dry ice. It works like this: Pieces of dry ice are dropped into rat burrows in city parks, then... More »

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