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Love Driving? You'll Feel Right at Home in These US Cities

Folks in Raleigh, North Carolina, drive nearly 40 miles daily per capita

(Newser) - Whether you walk, take public transit, or take a seat behind the wheel to get to school, work, or other activities may depend on where you live—but among the 50 most populated metropolitan areas in the US, people are driving the most every day in Raleigh, North Carolina, with...

Next on NYPD's Radar: Trump's Gun License

Felons in New York, Florida can't possess firearms; NYPD reportedly seeking to revoke Trump's license

(Newser) - As a convicted felon, Donald Trump is no longer legally allowed to own a firearm, under both federal law and state law in New York and Florida. Now, the NYPD is reportedly looking to lock that down. A senior police official tells CNN that the police department is getting ready...

Governor Makes U-Turn on NYC Congestion Toll Plan

Hochul calls for 'indefinite pause'

(Newser) - New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has abruptly halted what would have been the nation's first congestion pricing plan. The New York City plan had been due to take effect June 30, but Hochul said Wednesday that she had asked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to "indefinitely pause the program,...

Nurse Wins Award, Gets Fired for Gaza Remark in Speech

NYC nurse Hesen Jabr, who was being honored for compassion, called war a genocide

(Newser) - A nurse was fired by a New York City hospital after she referred to Israel's war in Gaza as a "genocide" during a speech accepting an award. Labor and delivery nurse Hesen Jabr, who is Palestinian American, was being honored by NYU Langone Health for her compassion in...

It's Time for Manhattanhenge
It's Time for Manhattanhenge

It's Time for Manhattanhenge

You can see it tonight, or in July

(Newser) - Twice per year, New Yorkers and visitors are treated to a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge , when the setting sun aligns with the Manhattan street grid and sinks below the horizon framed in a canyon of skyscrapers. The event is a favorite of photographers and often brings people out onto sidewalks...

Exonerated in 2013 Murder, He's Charged in New Case

Shamel Capers, 26, faces attempted murder charge following 2023 shootout in NYC

(Newser) - A man who was exonerated after spending eight years in prison for a murder he said he did not commit has been charged again—in a different fatal shooting. As the AP reports, Shamel Capers, 26, was indicted Tuesday on charges including attempted murder in connection with a July 23,...

As She Lay Dying, Woman Told Her Dad, 'Ty Did This'

Manhattan woman was fatally stabbed as she left for work Monday morning

(Newser) - Shirley Rodriguez had just been attacked outside the Manhattan apartment building where she lived with her dad. In her final moments, she pressed the building's intercom button to call for her dad, and when he came down, she managed to say, "Ty did this." The 29-year-old was...

Big Apple Is Going to Lengths to Recycle Those Pizza Boxes

The containers of the city's most iconic food is getting its own personal recycling bin

(Newser) - New York City might as well be called the Big Pizza instead of the Big Apple, and Central Park is taking a rather unprecedented step toward recycling the boxes that hold that favorite pie: a recycling bin specifically designed to accept pizza boxes. "People want to do the right...

That Naughty NYC-Dublin Portal Is Back Up

We'll see if we can have well-intentioned nice things again

(Newser) - A video link between New York City and Dublin that was shut down due to inappropriate behavior on both sides of the Atlantic has reopened with new security measures, reports the AP . The open-air video link between the two cities, which opened May 8 and was taken offline last week,...

911 Calls in NYC Will Soon Draw a New 'First Responder'

NYPD says it plans on deploying drones in response to 'certain' emergency calls

(Newser) - If you call 911 in New York City in the coming months, drones may show up to assist as the NYPD's newest first responders. Per the New York Daily News , station houses in five precincts—including the one that covers Central Park, as well as three in Brooklyn and...

Dublin-NY Portal Antics Show Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Livestream connecting the 2 cities temporarily halted after 'inappropriate behavior'

(Newser) - An art installation that claims it's trying to create a "bridge to a united planet" via livestreams connecting cities on Earth has had to temporarily shutter one of them after the AP says it became "a magnet for boorish behavior." "The Portal" in New York...

Guy Randomly Punches Steve Buscemi on NYC Street

Actor is OK, but attacker has not been caught

(Newser) - Steve Buscemi was punched in the face in New York City last week in what the actor's publicist says was a random attack. Buscemi, 66, was on a street in Manhattan on Wednesday morning when it happened, the New York Post reports. "I saw he was with a...

Guess Which US City Loves Its Dogs the Most

Dallas is No. 1, per Zillow and BARK

(Newser) - Want to know where America's dogs are "living their best lives"? Zillow and BARK have looked at the data and found that Dallas ranks No. 1 among the US' most "dog-obsessed" cities. To figure out where people and their pups are thriving, the two companies looked...

Man Who Injured NYPD Officers in Terror Attack Gets 27 Years

Judge cites 20-year-old Travis Bickford's age, mental illness as reasons for leniency

(Newser) - A Maine man who admitted trying to kill three police officers with a machete in a terrorist attack near New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve 16 months ago was sentenced to 27 years in prison on Thursday. After the attack, which left one officer with a...

Gay Couple Sues Over Denial of IVF Coverage in a First

Class action seeks reimbursement for thousands rejected for benefit by New York City

(Newser) - Corey Briskin and Nicholas Maggipinto had planned to have children for a decade, since before they were engaged. They decided to employ in vitro fertilization, in which an egg and sperm are combined in a lab. Next, they'd turn to an agency to find a surrogate who would have...

Around 1 in 24 New Yorkers Is a Millionaire

City has more wealthy residents than any other, according to investment consultancy

(Newser) - New York City has more millionaires than any other city in the world, even before the price of their homes is taken into account, according to investment migration consultancy Henley and Partners. In its latest ranking , Henley says New York City has 349,500 millionaires, with a millionaire defined as...

Riot Charge Against Influencer Dropped

Kai Cenat apologizes for 'huge giveaway' that caused thousands to descend on park

(Newser) - Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's office has agreed to drop charges against a social media influencer who may have underestimated his influence. Kai Cenat was arrested last year after he announced a "huge giveaway" of computers, PlayStations, and other items at New York City's Union Square. A crowd...

That's No Dog Spotted in NYC
That's No Dog
Spotted in NYC

That's No Dog Spotted in NYC

Runner's run-in with coyote puts spotlight on city wildlife

(Newser) - A man on an early morning run in New York City couldn't believe his eyes when he ended up in an expected staring competition with a "giant" city-dwelling coyote. Brett Cohn was running in Central Park, along the 72nd Street Traverse toward the Ramble, after 7am Saturday when...

NYPD: 14 Arrests Made in Random Attacks on Women

Chief of detectives says 50 women attacked in lower Manhattan so far this year

(Newser) - New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said Monday that while it is not a new trend for women to be randomly attacked, he welcomes the new attention the issue is getting. Kenny said 50 women have been attacked by strangers in lower Manhattan so far this year,...

These Are the Most Diverse Cities in America

The top 3 all hail from Maryland, with Gaithersburg at No. 1

(Newser) - America is going through an "extreme makeover"—at least in terms of diversity, according to WalletHub , which took a peek at which major metropolitan areas rank highest in this regard. The site looked at more than 500 of the nation's biggest cities, scanning more than a dozen...

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