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Majestic Bald Eagle And Red-Tailed Hawk Are In A Stand-Off In NYC Right Now Things are eerily quiet, as the two are perched in stillness, not acknowledging one another. David Barrett, who runs the Manhattan Bird Alert account, is updating me from the ground.

People are freaking out that coronavirus outbreak is like ‘Contagion’ The deadly coronavirus crisis is unfolding just like the plot of "Contagion," according to freaked-out germophobes on social media.

Coronavirus spreading more easily than previously thought, experts say The mystery virus that has killed 17 people in China and infected hundreds more is spreading from person to person more easily than previously understood, a health official said Thursday.

Limited Edition 'Star Trek: Picard' MetroCards Available At Six Subway Stations There are actually two limited edition cards being released: one with Picard's face on the front and his family's vineyard on the back; and one featuring Picard's dog, named Number One, on the front with several planets on the back.

Cuomo Pledges To Push Legislature To Legalize E-Bikes And E-Scooters 'Next Week' Nor have they responded to repeated requests for data on e-bike fines and confiscations. The governor's bill is very similar to one he vetoed late last year that was sponsored by Queens State Senator Jessica Ramos and Assemblymember Nily Rozic.

Police bust ring accused of smuggling 10,000 migrants to UK The network was suspected of earning 70 million euros in profits by organizing illegal passages for migrants from Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Iran, Europol said Thursday. The migrants traveled to Britain from around the western French cities of Le Mans and Poitiers.

Icy silence between Dems, GOP amid Trump impeachment trial A chilly silence has enveloped the Capitol - with senators on either side of the political aisle telling The Post there has been very little communication between Democrats and Republicans behind closed doors during President Trump's impeachment trial.

Worlds Within Worlds Mix It Up at the Winter Show 2 at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, Manhattan;

Zimbabwe billionaire donates money to end doctors' strike Doctors in Zimbabwe have agreed to return to work amid a prolonged strike that had paralyzed the country's health care system after accepting a billionaire's offer to break the impasse.

NYCT chief Andy Byford resigns: How he improved NYC transit In just two years, the New York City Transit chief made important strides in improving New Yorkers’ commutes.

Guatemalan Mom To Be Reunited With Her Son In NY After Being Separated At US Border A Guatemalan woman who's been apart from her teenage son since the end of 2017 is heading to New York so she can finally rejoin him.

Brexit officially becomes law after Queen signs off Brexit was finally passed into law Thursday with royal assent from Queen Elizabeth II - leaving the UK set to finally leave the Europen Union next week after almost four years of bitter debate. Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans sparked cheers of "Hear!

Rohingya hail UN ruling ordering Myanmar to prevent genocide Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, president of the court, said in his order that the Rohingya in Myanmar "remain extremely vulnerable." In a unanimous decision, the 17-judge panel added that its order for so-called provisional measures intended to protect the Rohingya is binding "and creates international legal obligations" on Myanmar.

You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Renew, Reuse And Rewear Eileen Fischer Women's Clothing Giveway At Carter Burden RI Senior Center Saturday January The Roosevelt Island Zero Waste movement continues. The Carter Burden Roosevelt Island Senior Center is hosting a Rene…

176 affordable units available at new Brownsville rental, from $367/month Qualifying New Yorkers earning 30, 40, 50, and 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, which range from $367/month studios to $1,472/month three-bedrooms.

No new developments in Kristin Smart case after expected announcement The family of Kristin Smart said there's no imminent news expected in the case of the missing California college student, who vanished in 1996. The clarification on Wednesday came hours after Smart's mother, Denise, said a retired FBI agent told her to brace for a bombshell announcement in her daughter's cold case.

Revolting video shows woman devouring bat amid coronavirus outbreak Revolting video shows woman devouring bat amid coronavirus outbreak in China. Bats are known to carry the deadly virus, scientists say.

Where Can I Take My Mom for Her First Tasting Menu for a 60th Birthday Treat? A reader wants a non-sushi splurge meal — with a view of the kitchen in action.

Graham says Dems want to destroy Trump, ‘institution of the presidency’ "What the House managers were proposing yesterday is basically to destroy the institution of the presidency as we know it. Make it naked when it comes to partisan impeachment.

Hawaii considers even stricter gun laws after fatal cop shooting HONOLULU - Hawaii already has some of the nation's strictest gun laws, but the fatal shooting of two Honolulu police officers by a man his lawyer and neighbors believe had psychiatric problems has added new urgency to efforts to close gun control loopholes and bolster mental health care treatment.

Chinese market at center of coronavirus outbreak sold wolves, rats to eat The Chinese market at the center of the deadly coronavirus outbreak sold live animals - including wolf pups, foxes, rats and peacocks - to eat, according to a new report. The wild animals were among 112 items that were peddled at the Huanan Seafood Market in the central city of Wuhan, Agence France-Press reported.

The Best Soups & Stews You Can Make At Home The Stew of 2019 set off a stewaissance, and we're sharing our favorite recipes.

Massachusetts serial pooper busted for defecating in parking lot eight times A Massachusetts woman was busted for allegedly turning a store parking lot into her own personal potty - pooping there a staggering eight times in roughly a month.

20 Sizzling Korean Barbecue Restaurants to Try in NYC Tabletop grilled meats and banchan galore.

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