3 plead guilty in 2011 cold-case murder of NYC cafe owner

3 plead guilty in 2011 cold-case murder of NYC cafe owner

Three men charged in the grisly 2011 slaying of a Brooklyn cafe owner during a botched mugging have all pleaded guilty, authorities said. Kevin Taylor, 28, and Gary Robles, 38, copped to one count each of conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery Thursday in Manhattan federal court for fatally shooting, then torching the body of … Read more

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Michigan man John Douglas Allen tried to bomb phone stores to stop porn spread

Michigan man John Douglas Allen tried to bomb phone stores to stop porn spread

A Michigan man is accused of placing pipe bombs outside cellphone stores as part of a crusade to halt telecommunications “containing immoral content,” like porn and cursing, court documents show. John Douglas Allen, 75 was charged with extortion and attempted destruction of interstate commerce buildings, the feds said in a press release Tuesday. Allen was … Read more

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Security guards file suit over state’s COVID vaccine mandate

Security guards file suit over state's COVID vaccine mandate

A group of security guards at state-run health care facilities has filed the latest suit challenging mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 — citing the potential for long-term side effects from getting the shots. The 10 guards — who work at the SUNY Downstate Hospital in Brooklyn, the SUNY Stony Brook hospital on Long Island and the … Read more

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Americans getting COVID vaccinations at slowest rate since mid-July

Americans getting COVID vaccinations at slowest rate since mid-July

Americans are getting vaccinated for COVID-19 at the slowest rate since mid-July, causing concern among health officials as flu season approaches. The seven-day moving average of first shots was 272,000 at the end of last week, according to CDC data released Wednesday. The slowdown can be partially attributed to the fact that 64 percent of … Read more

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Attorney General Letitia James shrugs off Cuomo-ally criticisms

Attorney General Letitia James shrugs off Cuomo-ally criticisms

ALBANY — New York Attorney General Letitia James — whose bombshell sexual harassment report sunk ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s governorship — shrugged off recent criticisms waged by staffers of the disgraced politician, maintaining her work “just speaks for itself.” “I think the report speaks for itself and these are nothing more than attempts to undermine the … Read more

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Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro sues to block GOP 2020 election subpoena

Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro sues to block GOP 2020 election subpoena

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s attorney general sued Thursday to block a Republican-approved subpoena to state election officials in what Republicans call a “forensic investigation” of last year’s presidential election, spurred on by former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims that he was cheated out of victory. The lawsuit from state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, … Read more

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Lamborghini driver busted in fatal NYC Christmas Eve crash

Lamborghini driver busted in fatal NYC Christmas Eve crash

A Lamborghini driver with a lengthy rap sheet was nabbed Thursday for allegedly killing a woman in a Christmas Eve car crash in Queens last year, cops said. Jason Liriano, a reputed gang member from Brooklyn, faces charges of criminally negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death in the … Read more

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House boosts Pentagon budget by $24B over Biden’s ask, OKs women in draft

House boosts Pentagon budget by $24B over Biden's ask, OKs women in draft

​​The House on Thursday passed a sweeping $776 billion defense budget in 316-113, authorizing roughly $24 billion more in spending than the Biden Administration’s request. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2022 includes authorization for  $250 million to conduct counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan, which comes just weeks after President Biden came under … Read more

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Rochester cop faces charges in Daniel Prude death

Rochester cop faces charges in Daniel Prude death

A Rochester cop was served with “departmental charges” in connection with the asphyxiation death of Daniel Prude, as internal investigators found that no additional action was needed against six other suspended officers involved in the March 2020 incident. Officer Mark Vaughn, who was seen on body cam footage pushing Prude’s face against the pavement for … Read more

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Jan. 6 House panel subpoenas Trump allies Bannon, Meadows, 2 more

Jan. 6 House panel subpoenas Trump allies Bannon, Meadows, 2 more

The House select committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol issued subpoenas to four key allies of former President Donald Trump Thursday, with the committee’s chairman instructing them to sit for depositions next month. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced that former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former chief strategist … Read more

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