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Accuser: Weinstein Offered Me Film Roles for Threesome

Dawn Dunning said movie mogul touched her genitals in earlier meeting

(Newser) - A former aspiring actress testified Wednesday that Harvey Weinstein offered her contracts for three films while dressed in a bathrobe in his hotel room—on the condition that she engage in a threesome. "I thought he was kidding," said Dawn Dunning, who met with the movie mogul several... More »

Thousands of Women Target World's 'Biggest Bully'

Women's March rallies are happening nationwide

(Newser) - Thousands gathered in cities across the country Saturday as part of the nationwide Women's March rallies focused on issues such as climate change, pay equity, reproductive rights and immigration, the AP reports. Hundreds showed up in New York City and thousands in Washington, DC, for the rallies, which aim... More »

Manafort Case Gets Tossed

So a hedge against a possible Trump pardon is lost

(Newser) - A New York judge threw out state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort, ruling Wednesday that the criminal case was too similar to one that has already landed President Trump's former campaign chairman in federal prison, the AP reports. The ruling was a blow to what had widely been... More »

Suspect, 13, Kept His Distance in NYC Stabbing Video

Boy, 13, still considered a 'threat to public safety'

(Newser) - Dark and grainy surveillance video shows Barnard College student Tessa Majors struggling with two youths before she collapsed with stab wounds , according to court testimony. Detective Wilfredo Acevedo noted at Tuesday's hearing in Manhattan Family Court, however, that the 13-year-old suspect now in custody was not involved in the... More »

Toddler Runs Ahead of Mom, Is Fatally Hit by Subway Train

NYC crew members left 'totally traumatized' by rush hour accident

(Newser) - A 2-year-old boy got separated from his mother during rush hour at a New York City subway station and was struck by a train, police say. The boy ran ahead of his mother, whose hands were full with shopping bags, before slipping off a platform at the Fulton Street station... More »

Teen Stabbing Victim Made It to Security Booth. It Was Empty

Teens questioned in fatal attack in Manhattan's Morningside Park

(Newser) - Manhattan police are questioning several teens in the stabbing death of an 18-year-old Barnard College freshman. A school security guard found Tessa Majors of Charlottesville, Va., stabbed multiple times in Morningside Park around 5:30pm Wednesday, per the New York Post . She was pronounced dead at a hospital. The New ... More »

Trump's Name Scrubbed From NYC Ice Rinks

Wollman Rink, Lasker Rink have been run by his organization since 1980s

(Newser) - For years, skaters at a pair of ice rinks in Manhattan's Central Park have been surrounded by the Trump name. Now, no longer. The official names of the New York rinks are Wollman Rink and Lasker Rink, but Donald Trump started running them in the 1980s, at which point... More »

Man Charged in NYC Homeless Murders

Randy Santos, 24, is up on murder and attempted murder

(Newser) - Four homeless men are dead, and prosecutors have their perp. Randy Santos, 24, was charged Sunday with four counts of murder and one of attempted murder as well as unlawful possession of marijuana, an NYPD detective tells CNN . The four men were beaten to death and one seriously injured in... More »

Video Captures Brazen Jewel Heist in Broad Daylight

3 suspects made off with an estimated $4M in jewelry in Manhattan

(Newser) - A brazen daylight heist was caught on surveillance video in Manhattan Sunday, where three men entered "celebrity jeweler" Avianne & Co. around noon and walked out with an estimated $4 million in jewelry in what CBS New York calls a "Hollywood-style robbery." The men posed as customers... More »

Ex-Epstein Cellmate: Guards Are Warning Me Not to Talk

Nick Tartaglione says he wants to be relocated

(Newser) - Jeffrey Epstein's old cellmate says he's living under threatening conditions in a Manhattan jail and wants to be relocated, LoHud reports. Nicholas Tartaglione—an ex-cop awaiting trial on a quadruple homicide —said via his lawyer Tuesday that Metropolitan Correctional Center guards are issuing dire warnings if either... More »

Could Trump Tower End Up on 'Barack Obama Avenue'?

That's what 130K petition signers want

(Newser) - Trump Tower's current address is 725 5th Avenue in New York City. But if thousands of petitioners have their way, it will be 725 President Barack H. Obama Avenue, the Huffington Post reports. More than 130,000 people have so far signed a MoveOn.org petition to rename the... More »

After Loud Sound, a 'Sea of People Running' in NYC

People started screaming, thinking it was another shooting

(Newser) - The mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton have everyone on edge, and that anxiety played out Tuesday night in New York City after a loud sound sent people running. ABC News reports that thousands of locals and tourists in Times Square started screaming and fleeing in... More »

DA Who Inspired a Law & Order Character Dies

Longtime Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau dies at age 99

(Newser) - He drew a guilty plea from "Preppy Killer" Robert Chambers, helped put John Lennon's killer behind bars, and even inspired Law & Order character Adam Schiff. Now, Robert Morgenthau, the Manhattan district attorney feared by white-collar criminals in New York City for 35 years, has died at the... More »

Lights Back on in Manhattan

Transformer fire affects over 73K customers, officials say

(Newser) - Authorities restored electricity to Manhattan late Saturday following a power outage that knocked out Times Square's towering electronic screens and darkened marquees on Broadway and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck, and subway cars stalled, the AP reports. The New York City Fire Department said a transformer fire Saturday... More »

The 'Rainbow Experiment' Went Wrong. Now, a $60M Payout

Ex-high school student Alonzo Yanes suffered 3rd-degree burns over 30% of his body

(Newser) - Anna Poole was simply trying to show her high school chemistry class the "Rainbow Experiment," which illustrates how mineral salts change color when an accelerant, usually methanol, is poured on. But the 2014 experiment went wrong, one of her students was severely burned by the resulting fireball, and... More »

Man Allegedly Killed Dad Who Cut Weekly Allowance to $300

Lawyers for Thomas Gilbert Jr. say he's mentally ill

(Newser) - Thomas Gilbert Jr. has lived a privileged life. The son of a millionaire hedge-fund founder, he grew up among the rich and well-connected in Manhattan before graduating from Princeton with an economics degree. But rather than follow in dad's footsteps, he lived on a $1,000 weekly allowance from... More »

Fatal Helicopter Crash on NYC Roof Alarms the City

Pilot was killed, no one else injured

(Newser) - A helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a midtown Manhattan skyscraper Monday, killing the pilot and briefly unnerving the city, the AP reports. The crash happened at around 2pm in a steady rain and clouds that obscured the roof of the 750-foot AXA Equitable building. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who spoke... More »

Jeff Bezos Is Spending $80M on Fifth Avenue Condo Spread

He's buying penthouse, two condos directly beneath it: sources

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos is living the high life, according to source who spoke to the Wall Street Journal : The billionaire Amazon founder is about to finalize a deal to purchase three condos at 212 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, they say. Specifically, he's buying the penthouse and the two units directly... More »

There's Something Nefarious Afoot in the NYC Subway System

Suspect believed to have caused delays, cancellations of nearly 750 trains since March

(Newser) - Someone has it out for the New York City subway system, having delayed or cancelled at least 747 trains since March. Jalopnik , which viewed 20 incident reports obtained from sources within the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, calls him a "supervillain." While he's been known to hit single trains,... More »

Kids Stand by Dad Convicted of Killing Their Millionaire Mom

Roderick Covlin's daughter calls him 'one of the most caring and loving people I know'

(Newser) - In killing his millionaire wife for her fortune, Roderick Covlin used a chokehold so tight he broke a bone in her neck. He then left the body in the bathtub of the couple's Upper West Side, Manhattan, home for his 9-year-old daughter to find. Later, he'd pose as... More »

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