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She Said Black Teen Took Her Phone. Now She's Arrested

Miya Ponsetto allegedly assaulted Black teen she wrongly accused of theft

(Newser) - A woman accused of attacking a Black teenager whom she falsely accused of theft in New York has been arrested across the country in California. Miya Ponsetto, 22—whom some are calling the new Amy Cooper or the "SoHo Karen"—was seized in her home state days after...

As Carolers Sing in NYC, Gunman Opens Fire

He was shot and killed by police at Manhattan cathedral

(Newser) - As carolers sang on the steps of a New York City cathedral Sunday afternoon, a gunman allegedly opened fire near the doors of the church. Police who were already on the scene shot and killed the man, ABC News reports. None of the singers or other bystanders were injured; the...

Ever Wanted a KGB-Era Lipstick Gun? Now's Your Chance

NYC museum dedicated to Cold War espionage shuts down for good

(Newser) - What's been billed as the world's largest collection of KGB memorabilia has been on display in Manhattan for nearly two years, the labor of love of a Lithuanian collector who wanted to share with the world these 3,500 or so remnants of the Cold War. Now, per...

Fistfights Break Out at Bloody Trump Rally

Counter-protesters clash with 'Jews for Trump' convoy in Manhattan

(Newser) - Brawls broke out in the streets of New York City on Sunday as a pro-Trump convoy clashed with counter-protesters and cops scrambled to make arrests, TMZ reports. It began when a long parade of cars and trucks calling itself "Jews for Trump" moved through the city and was hit...

Ghostbusters Actor Attacked in New York

Surveillance video shows Rick Moranis fall to the ground

(Newser) - Rick Moranis was out walking in Manhattan on Thursday morning when an apparent stranger sucker-punched him in the head—and it was all caught on video, the New York Daily News reports. The Ghostbusters actor, 67, was near his Upper West Side apartment when the stranger knocked him to the...

Lev Parnas Faces Ironic New Charges

The former Rudy Giuliani associate is accused of defrauding investors in fraud protection company

(Newser) - Lev Parnas is back in the media eye and facing new federal charges—this time, for allegedly defrauding investors with a company he started called Fraud Guarantee, NBC News reports. "We couldn't say it better ourselves—the behavior alleged today is indeed fraudulent—guaranteed," said FBI Assistant...

Asked to Wear Masks, Guys Instead Start Trader Joe's Brawl

Numerous charges stem from July 14 assault at Manhattan store

(Newser) - Eight employees of a Trader Joe's in New York City were reportedly injured in a confrontation with two men who refused to wear masks. Employees had asked the men to leave the Manhattan store on East 32nd Street around 8:50pm on July 14 as they weren't following...

CBS NY Colleagues Mourn 'True Angel on Earth'

Reporter Nina Kapur, 26, dies after moped accident Saturday in New York City

(Newser) - Fellow journalists are mourning a young reporter for CBS New York who died over the weekend after a moped accident in New York City. "We are heartbroken here at CBS2 tonight as a member of our news family ... has passed away," a reporter announced in a Sunday evening...

Guy Accused of Beheading His Boss Had 'Mystery' Date

Tyrese Haspil's attorneys ask the public to 'keep an open mind'

(Newser) - The executive assistant who allegedly dismembered his boss this week has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, CNN reports. Tyrese Haspil, 21, who apparently has no criminal record, is accused of decapitating and cutting up tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh at the CEO's Manhattan condo. "We are in the...

After Grisly CEO Murder, Cops Think They Have Their Man

Police believe Tyrese Devon Haspil, 21, may have killed Fahim Saleh over discovery of embezzlement

(Newser) - An arrest has been made in the gruesome Manhattan murder of 33-year-old tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh. Two officials tell the New York Times that 21-year-old Tyrese Devon Haspil, Saleh's personal assistant, was taken into custody Friday morning and is expected to be charged with second-degree murder, as well as...

Tech CEO Brutally Killed in Apparent Hit Job

Elevator video captured start of attack on Fahim Saleh in Manhattan condo

(Newser) - The body parts of a 33-year-old venture capitalist and tech entrepreneur were found in garbage bags in his Manhattan apartment on Tuesday, kicking off an investigation into what authorities believe was a professional hit job. Surveillance video shows a person dressed head to toe in black and wearing a black...

NYPD Cops Hospitalized After Drinking Tainted Shakes

Shake Shack employees, initially blamed by police unions, in the clear after investigation

(Newser) - The NYPD has determined there was no criminality by Shake Shack employees after three officers on protest detail drank milkshakes and were hospitalized. The uniformed officers had consumed some of the beverages purchased in lower Manhattan around 8:30pm Monday before noticing a substance in the cups, per NBC News...

AOC on Judge's Detention Ruling: 'Unconstitutional'

Ocasio-Cortez: NYPD detaining arrestees for more than 24 hours without charges

(Newser) - On Thursday, a Manhattan judge issued a ruling affecting the NYPD and protests in New York City, and AOC is pushing back. Per Law & Crime , Criminal Court Judge James Burke granted the police department's request to allow for the detention of arrestees in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn...

He Opened Freezer in Dead Mom's Home. Then, 'Screaming'

NYC police are investigating why a decomposed body was found in duct-taped freezer

(Newser) - Police say a man found a decomposed body in his dead mother's freezer as he was clearing out her Manhattan apartment, the AP reports. He found the body this week in a chest freezer that had been sealed with duct tape, the New York Daily News reported. Investigators say...

World's Largest Gothic Cathedral Becoming a Field Hospital

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine can hold at least 200

(Newser) - The so-called largest Gothic cathedral in the world is about to become a coronavirus field hospital. The dean of Manhattan's Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine said Monday that its 600-foot-long nave would be fitted with nine climate-controlled medical tents holding at least 200 beds combined (400 have...

Grim Numbers Emerge From Italy

The latest coronavirus numbers show no respite for Italians

(Newser) - Italy’s tally of coronavirus cases and deaths continues to soar, with officials on Saturday announcing new day-to-day highs: 793 dead and 6,557 cases, the AP reports. The country, at the heart of western Europe’s rampaging outbreak, now counts 53,578 known cases. Across the Atlantic, New York...

Original 'Rosie the Riveter' Was a 'Society Doll'

Philanthropist Rosalind Walter dead at 95

(Newser) - As the US entered World War II, Rosalind Walter (nee Palmer) was enjoying a comfortable life as "a dark-tressed society doll," the Washington Post quotes a decades-old article on her as saying. The Long Island resident signed up to build Corsair fighter planes nonetheless, becoming the subject of...

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...

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...

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...

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