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Lawsuit: Male stripper did show at NY nursing home

Attorney Howard Fensterman, representing the East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, points to a newspaper article about the nursing home during a news conference, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. in West Babylon, N.Y. The nursing home hired a male exotic dancer to perform for its patients, according to a lawsuit filed by facility resident Bernice Youngblood in State Supreme Court in Suffolk County. Fensterman acknowledged the home hired the dancer, but said that Youngblood's attendance was voluntary. AP

A lawsuit claims an 85-year-old woman was subjected to an unwanted performance by a male stripper when she was living at a New York nursing home.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

World Trade Center stunts trigger security concerns

In this April 17, 2012 file photo, One World Trade Center rises above the lower Manhattan skyline and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, in New York. Eleven years after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, the new World Trade Center now dominates the lower Manhattan skyline. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

A team of daredevil parachutists and a lone teenager have triggered fears about lax security at New York’s rebuilt World Trade Center, an emblem of the city’s resilience and renewal after the horrors of 9/11.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suspect in NY slayings arrested in Nicaragua

This undated photo released by the FBI on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, shows Juan Elias Garcia. AP

Nicaraguan police have arrested an alleged MS-13 gang member who recently was added to the Federal Bureau of Inevestigation’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list as a suspect in the 2010 killings of his 19-year-old girlfriend and her toddler son in New York state.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NYC inmate ‘baked to death’ in cell

In this March 12, 2014 photo, a picture of Jerome Murdough is held by his mother Alma Murdough left, and sister Cheryl Warner at Alma Murdough's home in the Queens borough of New York. Jerome Murdough, a mentally ill, homeless former Marine arrested for sleeping in the roof landing of a New York City public housing project during one of the coldest recorded winters in city history, died last month in a Rikers Island jail cell that multiple city officials say was at least 100 degrees when his body was discovered. Murdough, 56, was found dead in his cell in a mental observation unit in the early hours of Feb. 15, after excessive heat, believed to be caused by an equipment malfunction, redirected it’s flow to his upper-level cell, the officials said. AP

A mentally ill homeless veteran who died behind bars last month “basically baked to death” in a jail cell that overheated to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 Celsius), a New York City official tells The Associated Press.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

All 8 missing in NYC blast recovered – officials

A firefighter applies water to rubble a day after a gas leak-triggered explosion, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in East Harlem, New York. Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled additional bodies Thursday from the rubble of two apartment buildings that collapsed Wednesday. AP

All eight people reported missing have been found and their bodies identified at the site of a deadly gas explosion that leveled two New York City buildings, although the rescue operation will continue in case there are unknown survivors still in the rubble, the city fire commissioner said.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New York gas blast death toll rises to eight

Responders work at the site of a gas leak-triggered explosion in East Harlem, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in New York. Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled additional bodies Thursday from the rubble of two apartment buildings that collapsed Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Marcus Santos, Pool)

Rescuers scouring the rubble of two Manhattan apartment buildings leveled in a gas explosion found the body of an eighth victim on Thursday, nearly 36 hours after the disaster.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

New York blast death toll rises to 7

Emergency workers respond to the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.   AP

The death toll from a thunderous gas explosion rose to seven on Thursday as rescue workers combed through the rubble of two flattened Manhattan apartment buildings.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Crews scour rubble after NY gas explosion kills 6

Firefighters continue to spray water on the smoldering debris from an explosion in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in New York. A gas leak triggered an explosion that shattered windows a block away, rained debris onto elevated commuter railroad tracks close by, cast a plume of smoke over the skyline and sent people running into the streets. AP/Bebeto Matthews

Rescuers working amid gusty winds, cold temperatures and billowing smoke pulled three additional bodies overnight from the rubble of two New York City apartment buildings, as the death toll rose Thursday to at least six from a gas leak-triggered explosion that reduced the area to a pile of smashed bricks, splinters and mangled metal.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Gas blast destroys 2 NY buildings; 5 people dead

Alecia Thomas, left, is comforted by her friend Shivon Dollar, center, after she lost her home following an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The blast happened after a neighbor reported smelling natural gas. The woman on the right is unidentified. AP

A fifth person has been confirmed killed by an explosion that flattened two New York City apartment buildings.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

3 dead, 63 hurt as NY buildings collapse

Emergency workers respond to the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.   AP

A major explosion caused by a gas leak flattened two Manhattan apartment buildings in a fireball Wednesday, killing three people and injuring 63 others.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Gas leak caused New York buildings collapse— mayor

Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, arrives to visit the site of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  AP PHOTO/BEBETO MATTHEWS

A gas leak was responsible for a major explosion that destroyed two buildings in Manhattan on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring 18 others, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Woman gives birth on Manhattan sidewalk

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When a New York woman went into labor, she left home to hail a cab for the hospital. But seconds later, she gave birth on a wintry Manhattan sidewalk.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Prosecutor: NY maid killed, tried to discard baby

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A housekeeper on New York’s Long Island gave birth in her employer’s bathroom, killed the newborn, then went to a hospital with the body in a bag and asked her unknowing husband to throw it away, prosecutors said Friday.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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