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Secret Service Agent Kills Dog on Walk With Owner

Agency says dog was 'unrestrained and aggressive'

(Newser) - A New York City neighborhood was rocked Monday when an off-duty Secret Service agent fatally shot a dog wearing a leash. A couple was walking the female Belgian shepherd in Brooklyn's Windsor Terrace residential area when they encountered the unidentified agent around 9:45pm, per the New York Daily ... More »

Bloomberg Just Dropped About $10M to Send One Message

The Democratic presidential hopeful bought a 60-second, national Super Bowl ad

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg might just get your attention on Super Bowl Sunday—if, that is, you like watching the ads. The Democratic presidential hopeful has dished out big bucks for a 60-second commercial his campaign says will focus on criticizing President Trump, the New York Times reports. "The biggest point... More »

Man Grabs Subway Rider, Runs Off With Her

Vigilantes got to Sonny Alloway, 48, before police did

(Newser) - Bronx subways are known to be edgy, but this? A rider was caught on cellphone video picking up a young woman and carrying her off the train as she screamed to be set free, NBC News reports. Police say the incident occurred Sunday at Morrison Avenue-Soundview Station in New York... More »

After NYPD's Unusual Step in Murder Case, an Arrest

Cops nab 14-year-old suspect in Tessa Majors case

(Newser) - New York City police say they've located a 14-year-old boy suspected of fatally stabbing a Barnard College freshman as she walked through a park near the school. Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison tweeted Thursday that the boy had been found but gave no other details, the AP reports. He'... More »

NYPD Takes 'Unusual' Step in Tessa Majors Case

Releases photos of teen suspect

(Newser) - The NYPD has released three photos of a teenage suspect in the Dec. 11 murder of a Barnard College student. Tessa Majors, 18, was fatally stabbed in Morningside Park during what police say was a robbery gone wrong; a 13-year-old allegedly linked to the attack is in custody but surveillance... More »

Epstein's First Suicide Attempt Failed. Now, 'Troubling' News

Prosecutors say surveillance footage from that July 23 incident has gone missing

(Newser) - Almost three weeks before he killed himself in his jail cell in New York City's Metropolitan Correctional Center, Jeffrey Epstein attempted suicide in a different cell—and now the feds say surveillance footage of the cell's exterior during that first incident has vanished. Per TMZ , prosecutors in White... 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 »

NYC Architect Killed by Falling Chunk of Building

Building's owner failed to fix unsafe facade

(Newser) - A prominent New York City architect was killed Tuesday morning by a falling chunk of somebody else's building. Officials say Erica Tishman, 60, was hit in the head by debris from a 17-story building near Times Square that was fined in April for having an unsafe facade, the New ... More »

Falling Debris Kills Woman Near One of NYC's Busiest Corners

The 60-year-old suffered head trauma

(Newser) - A second harrowing story involving a New York City sidewalk is making headlines today: A 60-year-old woman was killed by a falling piece of building debris around 10:45am Tuesday as she walked in Manhattan. An NYPD rep says she suffered head trauma. Time reports the incident occurred on West... More »

Suspect in Murder of NYC Student Flees on Way to Questioning

14-year-old was being driven to police precinct

(Newser) - Police in New York City are searching for a 14-year-old suspect in the murder of Barnard College student Tessa Majors who was supposed to come in for questioning Monday. Sources tell the New York Daily News that the teenager was being driven to a police precinct Monday afternoon by either... More »

NYC Mayor Slams 'Infuriating' Claim on Murdered Student

Bill de Blasio says NYPD union chief shouldn't be 'shaming' Tessa Majors with marijuana claim

(Newser) - A 13-year-old suspect is in custody related to the murder of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors , with police still seeking other suspects, but her killing has become what the New York Daily News calls a "political football," drawing in New York City's mayor, the head of the... More »

Cops Ripped Her Baby Away. Now, City Will Pay

Jazmine Headley will see $625K settlement from New York City

(Newser) - A year ago, New York City cops wrestled Jazmine Headley to the floor of a social services office, and forcibly wrested her 1-year-old son from her arms in a videotaped struggle that eventually culminated in an apology from Mayor Bill de Blasio. Now the city will fork over $625,000... More »

13-Year-Old Suspect in Student Killing: I Didn't Do It

Police say the boy watched it happen

(Newser) - A suspect in the killing of Barnard College student Tessa Majors looked nervous when asked his age. "I'm 13," he said. So began a surreal Friday court hearing in which the suspect's side of the story was conveyed by a police detective, the New York Times... 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 »

Driver Hits Woman and Son in Crosswalk, Killing 3-Year-Old

Police take unlicensed driver into custody

(Newser) - An unlicensed driver struck a woman pushing her child in a stroller in an East Harlem crosswalk Monday, injuring the mother and killing the 3-year-old boy, the New York Post reports. They had just made their regular morning stop at a Dunkin' Donuts. The mother said goodbye, an employee said,... More »

Amazon to New York: We're Coming After All

Amazon plans to house 1,500 employees there by 2021

(Newser) - Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens after politicians and activists objected to nearly $3 billion in incentives,... More »

Report: Rikers Guards Watched Suicide Attempt, Failed to Act

3 officers and a captain have been suspended

(Newser) - Guards at one of America's most notorious jails watched for several minutes without intervening as a young inmate tried to hang himself, sources say. Insiders tell the New York Times that at least four corrections officers at the Rikers Island complex failed to act as 18-year-old Nicholas Feliciano, who... More »

Here Are the 'Darkest Corners of America'

Trying to be good? Don't go to these 'sinful' cities IDed by WalletHub

(Newser) - A little bit of hedonism never hurt anybody—but in what WalletHub calls "the darkest corners of America," some of our worst vices are in overdrive. The site examined more than three dozens indicators of "evil deeds" in upward of 180 US cities, broken out into seven... More »

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