Takuma Sato holds off Scott Dixon to win a strange Indy 500

Takuma Sato holds off Scott Dixon to win a strange Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS — Takuma Sato snatched a second Indianapolis 500 victory at empty Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday as the Japanese racer held off Scott Dixon and ultimately won under caution. IndyCar officials declined to throw a red flag after a violent crash by Spencer Pigot with just a handful of laps remaining. Pigot needed medical … Read more

Brooklyn’s City Point complex adding private school

Brooklyn's City Point complex adding private school

The City Point complex in Downtown Brooklyn has apartments, stores, offices, a film-production studio, the DeKalb Market food hall — and next year, it will have reading, writing and arithmetic, as well. Adding to City Point’s multifaceted prestige, the private school BASIS Independent Brooklyn has signed a lease for a second campus at the site, … Read more

Houston police chief recruits from defunded police departments

Houston police chief recruits from defunded police departments

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is inviting officers laid off by defunded police departments throughout the country to join his force telling “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday, “We’re hiring.” “We’re fortunate we have a mayor and a council … that understands that our community doesn’t want less policing, they don’t want to defund the police, they want better policing and they … Read more

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Jordan Jenkins throws punches, fights break out at Jets practice

Jordan Jenkins throws punches, fights break out at Jets practice

The Jets had a fight-filled practice Sunday. Tempers flared during the second half of practice with several fights breaking out between the offense and defense. Linebacker Jordan Jenkins was in the middle of it, throwing punches and trading words with guards Alex Lewis and Greg Van Roten. Linebacker Neville Hewitt was also involved. “It’s just … Read more

Georgia college frat house under quarantine after COVID-19 outbreak

Georgia college frat house under quarantine after COVID-19 outbreak

A Georgia Institute of Technology frat house was placed under quarantine due to a COVID-19 outbreak. The university announced Saturday there had been 33 new cases on campus, 17 of which were linked to the same Greek Life organization, news station WSB-TV reported. The school didn’t name the organization affected, but the Sigma Epsilon chapter … Read more

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Dozens protest trouble-magnet Queens hotel near borough hall

Dozens protest trouble-magnet Queens hotel near borough hall

Dozens of locals and lawmakers took to Queens Borough Hall on Sunday to protest the transformation of a nearby hotel into a violence-magnet “flophouse.” “This is a community crisis,” said Andrea Crawford, a Kew Gardens resident and member of Community Board 9, of the decline at the Umbrella Hotel. “This is a health crisis. This … Read more

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Tesla thwarts performance hacks for its electric cars

Tesla thwarts performance hacks for its electric cars

Ingenext is planning to counter the update in a week or two with a solution that allows its mod to run unimpeded. It said that only three customers are known to have updated their cars with Tesla code before trying the update. Even so, this suggests would-be performance hackers could be in for a challenge … Read more