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Cyclist Killed by Bus in New York’s First Citi Bike Fatality Cyclist Killed by Bus in New York’s First Citi Bike Fatality
A 36-year-old investment banker was killed in Manhattan on Monday morning when the Citi Bike he was riding collided with a charter bus, the first fatality involving New York City’s four-year-old bike-share program, the authorities said. The bicyclist, Dan Hanegby of Brooklyn, was riding on 26th Street in the Chelsea neighborhood around 8:15 a.m. when he struck a bus next to him, tumbled off the...
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A Basquiat Sells for ‘Mind-Blowing’ $110.5 Million at Auction A Basquiat Sells for ‘Mind-Blowing’ $110.5 Million at Auction
Joining the rarefied $100 million-plus club in a salesroom punctuated by periodic gasps from the crowd, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s powerful 1982 painting of a skull brought $110.5 million at Sotheby’s, to become the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. Only 10 other works have broken the $100 million mark. “He’s now in the same league as Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso,” said the dealer ...
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Rikers Tumult Rises: Prison Official Accused of Spying on Investigator Rikers Tumult Rises: Prison Official Accused of Spying on Investigator
New York City’s Department of Investigation has picked apart practically every facet of the troubled Rikers Island jail complex in recent years, including abuses committed by guards and inmates and the misuse of official cars by the commissioner and his staff. Now it is taking aim at the very person who is supposed to prevent wrongdoing at the jail from within — the head of the Correction Depar...
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3-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy Dies in Case of Alleged Abuse; Mom's Boyfriend Charged Last Week
A 3-year-old boy has died less than a week after he was found with critical injuries at his home in Brooklyn, police said late Sunday night. Jaden Jordan was pronounced dead at a hospital on Sunday. He had been fighting for his life after suffering a fractured skull and a lacerated spleen and liver. Jordan was on a ventilator and in critical condition at Coney Island Hospital throughout la...
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Trump Adds Cabinet Selections While Conservatives Block Women in the Draft Trump Adds Cabinet Selections While Conservatives Block Women in the Draft
President-elect Donald J. Trump named two new cabinet picks, Representative Tom Price of Georgia for health and human services, and Elaine Chao, a former labor secretary and wife of Senator Mitch McConnell, to head the Transportation Department. Meanwhile, ascendant conservatives have blocked women from military draft registration. Is Trump bolstering his infrastructure push? President-elect...
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F.B.I.’s Email Disclosure Broke a Pattern Followed Even This Summer F.B.I.’s Email Disclosure Broke a Pattern Followed Even This Summer
WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department faced a hard decision in two investigations this past summer that had the potential to rock the presidential election. The first case involved Donald J. Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and secretive business dealings in Ukraine. The second focused on Hillary Clinton’s relationships with donors to her family foundation. At the urging of th...
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Bear Cruises Around New Jersey Car Dealership Bear Cruises Around New Jersey Car Dealership
Bear sightings aren't unusual in New Jersey, but cruising around car dealerships? That's a new one. A business manager at Prestige Volvo in East Hanover was sitting in his office Thursday afternoon when he looked up and "the bear just happened to walk next to him" outside the window, general manager Matthew Haiken told NBC 4 New York. The bear ambled toward a cat running around in the back o...
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FDNY Battalion Chief Killed in Bronx House Explosion Given Hero's Send-Off as Thousands Mourn Devoted Dad FDNY Battalion Chief Killed in Bronx House Explosion Given Hero's Send-Off as Thousands Mourn Devoted Dad
Thousands gathered in Yonkers Saturday to memorialize FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy, the father of three and longtime firefighter who was killed when a suspected drug lab exploded in the Bronx earlier this week. Among the throngs of people who convened at Annunciation Church to pay their respects were Mayor Bill de Blasio and FDNY commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. "[Mike's] life work was to...
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'Disgruntled' Houston lawyer opens fire at strip mall; nine inju 'Disgruntled' Houston lawyer opens fire at strip mall; nine inju
A Houston lawyer — evidently facing issues with his firm — opened fire at a strip mall, wounding nine people before he was shot dead by police, authorities said. Shots rang out before 7 a.m. local time in southwest Houston. The attacker exchanged gunfire with police in a nearby neighborhood before he was killed. The suspect — whose name has not been released — was pronounced dead on arrival ...
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Man Fatally Shot in Head in Brooklyn; Police Man Fatally Shot in Head in Brooklyn; Police
A 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the head Saturday inside a Brooklyn apartment building, police said. The victim, Shameek Miller, managed to stumble outside the building on New Lots Avenue in the East New York neighborhood. Woman Accused of Fatally Stabbing Boyfriend Claims Self-Defense Officers found him at about 3:15 p.m. dead on the sidewalk, authorities said. No arrest has bee...
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