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These US Cities Are a Runner's Paradise

Relative to the other cities in Lawn Love's latest fitness ranking; San Francisco tops the list

(Newser) - Next Wednesday is Global Running Day, and some cities are more amenable than others if you're in training to be the next Jackie Joyner-Kersee or Usain Bolt—or even if you just like hitting the pavement to burn off some stress and stay fit. Lawn Love scouted the 200...

College Prof Fired After Confrontation With Journalists

Hunter College's Shellyne Rodriguez chased after 'New York Post' reporter, photog with machete

(Newser) - Hunter College adjunct professor Shellyne Rodriguez was initially embroiled in controversy over a viral video showing her cursing at anti-abortion students. But all that was overshadowed Tuesday when the 45-year-old was captured in another video chasing journalists with a machete. A reporter and photographer from the New York Post had...

Cops: Man Slammed Woman's Head Against Moving Train

Homeless man Kamal Semrade charged with attempted murder in NYC subway attack

(Newser) - A homeless man in New York City is facing a charge of attempted murder after allegedly shoving a woman's head against a moving subway train in a seemingly random, unprovoked attack. Kamal Semrade, 39, was arrested at a homeless shelter in Queens late Monday. He was charged Tuesday and...

2nd Missing NYC Boy Found in Hudson River

Both boys, ages 11 and 13, were found in the waters off Manhattan

(Newser) - Two young friends went missing in New York City earlier this month, and the bodies of both have now been recovered from rivers off Manhattan. Police found the body of 11-year-old Alfa Barrie of the Bronx Saturday in the Hudson, reports FOX 5 . On Thursday morning, they found the body...

Salman Rushdie Speaks of 'Terror' in Return to Public Life

Author accepts courage award at PEN America's annual gala

(Newser) - Salman Rushdie made an emotional and unexpected return to public life Thursday night, attending the annual gala of PEN America and giving the event's final speech as he accepted a special prize, the PEN Centenary Courage Award, just nine months being after being stabbed repeatedly and hospitalized. "It'...

NYC Hospital 'Karen' Put on Leave After Weird Bike Incident

White woman appears to try to push Black man off Citi Bike he says he rented

(Newser) - A Bellevue Hospital employee is on leave after an odd bike incident was captured on video. The woman, wearing NYC Health + Hospitals scrubs, is shown trying to grab a Citi Bike from a Black man while crying out for help, the New York Post reports. The man tells her...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst US Cities to Start a Career

Atlanta takes the top spot on WalletHub's list, while the Big Apple comes in last

(Newser) - Not sure where to kick off that career you've dreamed about for years? Whether you're a new grad or kick-starting a second job path for yourself, some cities have better resources than others for making such moves. WalletHub looked at more than 180 of the nation's largest...

New York City Was Monitoring Jordan Neely, but Not That Day

Death of someone on a watch list shows flaws in the support system, advocates say

(Newser) - Jordan Neely, who died after being placed in a chokehold by another New York City subway passenger, was on a city task force's list of people most at risk of harm. Homeless outreach workers who encounter people on the list are supposed to notify city officials and place them...

'She Was the Female Bob Dylan'
'She Was the Female
Bob Dylan,' Then Vanished

'She Was the Female Bob Dylan,' Then Vanished

Connie Converse was a folk pioneer before she disappeared, as the 'New York Times' explains

(Newser) - If she had recorded her songs just a few years later, Connie Converse might very likely be a household name to this day, writes Howard Fishman in the New York Times . Instead, she's an enigmatic footnote in modern music history, though interest appears to be growing in her legacy....

NYC Mayor, AOC at Odds Over Subway Killing
DA Announces Charge
in Subway Killing

DA Announces Charge in Subway Killing

Marine veteran to face count of second-degree manslaughter

(Newser) - Daniel Penny, the Marine veteran who placed a New York City subway passenger in a chokehold, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, the Manhattan district attorney's office announced Thursday. A spokesperson for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said officials expect arraignment to take place Friday, ABC News reports. The...

'Devil Bird' in New York Shows a Shift in Migration Patterns

Climate change is opening new areas to Southern bird species

(Newser) - A bird known as the anhinga, or "devil bird," rarely seen in New York, has taken up residence around Brooklyn's Prospect Park Lake for the past two weeks, reports the New York Times . This marks the first ever anhinga sighting in Kings County, and only the second...

Man Dies After Subway Rider Puts Him in Chokehold
NYC Subway Chokehold
Death Ruled a Homicide

NYC Subway Chokehold Death Ruled a Homicide

Subway rider placed 30-year-old Jordan Heely in deadly hold

(Newser) - The death of a man restrained by another passenger on the New York City subway was ruled a homicide Wednesday amid rising outrage. The medical examiner's office said 30-year-old Jordan Neely died from "compression of neck (chokehold)" and the manner of death was homicide, CBS reports. Witnesses said...

This Is the Most Sustainable City in America

San Francisco tops LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - Saturday is Earth Day, so LawnStarter compared the 200 biggest cities in America to find the most (and least) sustainable ones. The site looked at more than two dozen metrics in five main categories: policy, including incentives and policies that center on energy efficiency and renewables; sustainable development (think the...

Rescued NYC Alligator Too Weak to Eat on Its Own
Rescued NYC Alligator
'Godzilla' Dies

Rescued NYC Alligator 'Godzilla' Dies

'This was a tragic case of animal abuse,' Bronx Zoo says

(Newser) - The Bronx Zoo says it was unable to save an alligator rescued from a cold lake in Brooklyn two months ago. The zoo said in a statement Friday that the 5-year-old alligator, nicknamed Godzilla, received "extensive ongoing medical treatment" and a rubber bathtub stopper she had swallowed while being...

Cheesecake Murder Plotter Curses at Judge

Viktoria Nasyrova reportedly yelled 'F--- you' as she was sentenced

(Newser) - A Russian-born woman in New York has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for trying to kill her doppelganger friend with poisoned cheesecake. Viktoria Nasyrova laced the cheesecake with a powerful sedative before offering it to her eyelash stylist, 35-year-old Olga Tsvyk, who resembled her, in August 2016. When...

Collapsed NYC Parking Garage Was Old, Overloaded, Due for Inspection

1 killed, 5 injured in collapse

(Newser) - The parking garage that collapsed Tuesday in Manhattan, killing one and injuring at least five more, was old, overloaded, and due for an inspection, officials say. The age of the building and the number of vehicles parked on the roof deck (possibly as many as 50) were named as contributing...

2 Arrested Over China's 'Secret Police Station' in NYC

Prosecutors say men tracked, harassed dissidents

(Newser) - Two New York City residents have been arrested on suspicion of operating what the Department of Justice describes as "an illegal overseas police station" on behalf of Chinese authorities. The outpost in Manhattan's Chinatown, which was searched by FBI agents last fall, was one of around 100 such...

NYC Will Pay Up to $170K for 'Somewhat Bloodthirsty' Rat Czar
NYC Mayor: 'The Rats
Are Going to Hate Kathy'

NYC Mayor: 'The Rats Are Going to Hate Kathy'

Kathleen Corradi promises 'no more dirty curbs'

(Newser) - New York City officially has a rat czar. Kathleen Corradi was named Wednesday as the city's first-ever director of rodent mitigation—a well-paying gig. Corradi, who previously served as the Queens director of space planning in the city's education department, will earn $155,000 per year, Mayor Eric...

2 JFK Construction Workers Buried Under Rubble, Killed

Airport is undergoing $18B overhaul

(Newser) - As part of an $18 billion overhaul of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, workers were moving utility lines near a power plant at the airport Monday when two of them were buried under construction rubble and killed. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which...

New York City Braces for Trump's Arrival

Former POTUS will spend night at Trump Tower before Tuesday arraignment

(Newser) - With former President Trump expected to arrive at his New York City abode in Trump Tower sometime Monday, the day before he is scheduled to be arraigned in a Manhattan courtroom, the city is preparing for potential mayhem. There are expected to be both protests and celebrations, a massive media...

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