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Defiant hypocrite de Blasio jacks up the rents on his Park Slope homes Politico Despite calling for rent freezes for the city's roughly 1 million rent-stabilized apartments, Mayor Bill de Blasio c…

Officer and slashing victim struck by hit-and-run driver: cops Officers were responding to a 911 call at Mystique Hookah Lounge on Conklin Street in Farmingdale around 2:45 a.m. when they discovered a man running from the area with a slash wound to his neck, Nassau County cops said.

Vermont may abolish Columbus Day amid colonialism uproar Vermont is on the brink of abolishing Columbus Day in a politically correct blow against colonialism. "You know, it's just a day, and we'll get through it," said Vermont Gov. Phil Scott. He also said he is likely to sign the measure, which passed both houses of the state legislature this week, into law.

Slashing, Hit-And-Run Driver Leave 5 Hurt In Farmingdale, Including Police Officer - A wild night outside of a hookah lounge on Long Island led to a police officer getting struck by a hit-and-run driver while responding to reports of a slashing.

Rep. Duncan Hunter climbs over ‘border’ fence, doesn’t reach Mexico "So here is the grand border wall in Yuma, Arizona," the California Republican says in front of the structure."This is what we expect to stop people, transnational terrorists, families, all illegal aliens from coming across the border. This is it." He then swings his legs over a low beam, saying from the other side of the structure, "There you go.

Where in Tribeca? Well, I am definitely cheating here, but these were so charming and I just needed to see if I can stump Sonia. So this is not exactly where in Tribeca, but it's within striking distance and worth a look. Name. Email.

Woman Killed In Possible Ax Attack In Brooklyn One woman is dead and another critically injured after a possible ax attack around 1:30 a.m. at the Bushwick Houses on Flushing Avenue.

Ukranian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky set to become president A young comedian is set to become president in the country's second round of voting Sunday. The 41-year-old television star Volodymyr Zelensky's bid to lead Ukraine began as a long shot, but all polls show him defeating President Petro Poroshenko.

North Korean official calls John Bolton 'dim-sighted' A top North Korean official attacked US National Security Adviser John Bolton as "dim-sighted." The Saturday salvo from North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui came after Bolton on Wednesday said that a third summit between President Trump and North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un won't happen until the U.S.

MTA Fares Now Cost More For Subway, Bus Riders Straphangers are going to be a little more strapped for cash after this weekend.

Trump says Mueller report proves 'the Russia Hoax is dead!' The report was issued Thursday after a nearly two-year investigation. Trump went on to blast the "Fake News Media" for "doing everything possible to stir up and anger the pols and as many people as possible seldom mentioning the fact that the Mueller Report had as its principle conclusion the fact that there was NO COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA.

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Former Obama White House lawyer to go on trial for alleged Ukraine lobbying A former lawyer for the Obama White House will go on trial this summer for allegedly lying about his lobbying work for Ukraine. A federal judge in Washington, DC, set Greg Craig's trial for Aug. 12.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans to visit Kentucky — despite being uninvited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans to visit Kentucky - despite a local Congressman rescinding her invitation to his state. The New York Democrat is heading to the Bluegrass State anyway, her spokesman said Friday. "Luckily, we still have open borders with Kentucky, we are free to travel there," Corbin Trent told CNN.

Ilhan Omar wishes Jews a 'Happy Passover' After facing weeks of criticism for her remarks on Israel and the World Trade Center attacks, US Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted "Happy Passover." "Happy Passover to all who are celebrating!" the freshman Democrat from Minnesota wrote Friday.

New York Weather: 4/20 Saturday Forecast Light rain and fog in the morning will taper down to showers as we head into the afternoon, with heavy rain in some places and temperatures all day long hovering in the low 60s.

Robert Kraft spa video leaked and for sale say women arrested in sting An evidence video that purportedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft naked at Florida's notorious Orchids of Asia Day Spa is being shopped around to media outlets - and must have been leaked by prosecutors, two women charged in the brothel sting allege in new court papers.

2 arrested in killing of journalist Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland LONDON - Police in Northern Ireland on Saturday arrested two teenagers in connection with the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry. The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation and taken to Belfast for questioning, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said Saturday.

How Luxury Developers Use a Loophole to Build Soaring Towers for the Ultrarich in N.Y. But the proliferation of these buildings is provoking a backlash amid a broader debate about affordable housing, megaprojects for the ultrarich and the city's identity. Now, officials are seeking to rein in developers by proposing rules that would apply unusually large mechanical spaces toward a building's height limit.

4 firefighters injured in explosion at Arizona energy facility - Authorities are investigating an explosion Friday evening that injured four firefighters at an Arizona Public Service Co. facility in a Phoenix suburb. Surprise Police Department Sgt.

Man busted for stealing hundreds of gallons of cooking grease from Burger King - Police say a central Virginia man made off with a whopper of a haul from Burger King: hundreds of gallons of used cooking grease. But he couldn't give police the slip and now faces grand larceny charges. News outlets report Alvaro Mendez Flores of Richmond admitted to the April 4 theft.

Alonso And Cano Deliver, Mets Hold Off Cardinals 5-4 Alonso homered off Ryan Helsley in the sixth. All seven of Alonso's homers have come off relief pitchers - this was his first longball before the seventh inning. Mets starter Jason Vargas allowed one run on three hits in four innings after only recording one out in his previous start April 13 at Atlanta.

Ohio teen missing since weekend found buried in shallow grave CARROLLTON, Ohio - Authorities say the body of a 14-year-old boy reported missing Sunday has been found in a shallow grave on a northeast Ohio farm. The Carroll County sheriff, prosecutor and coroner didn't provide any details at a news conference Friday afternoon about how Jonathon Minard died, or whether there were suspects in his death.

Sabathia Shines Again, Yankees Bounce Back To Beat Royals 6-2 MORE: Bats Go Cold Again, Yankees Lose To Royals 6-1. Sabathia gave up an unearned run and three hits over five innings, improving to 15-1 in the regular season following a Yankees loss since 2017. He threw five shutout innings last Saturday against the White Sox to help New York snap a four-game skid.

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