Tag: New York

Dems Say Trump Has a ‘Meltdown’ After House Rebuke of His Syria Policy; Pelosi Says He Needs Prayer

Maybe it was seeing House Republicans give him the thumbs-down on his pullout game in Syria that pushed him over the edge, but Donald Trump reportedly had a “meltdown” while meeting Wednesday with Democratic congressional leadership after the vote. As CNN reports: “He was insulting, particularly to [House Speaker Nancy Pelosi]. She kept her cool […]

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St. Vincent Announces A ‘Masseduction’ Remix Album Curated By Russian Producer Nina Kraviz

St. Vincent’s most recent record Masseduction led to a much-discussed Grammy performance with Dua Lipa, and we placed the album on our list of the best pop records of the last decade. After staying relatively quiet after releasing the record, St. Vincent announced Friday that the entire album will be remixed, with the collection curated […]

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Restaurant-Themed Escape Room Opens in New York City, Still Less Terrifying Than Gordon Ramsay

Real. Frightening. Confusing. Those are words that you could use to describe any of Rudy Guiliani’s recent television appearances, but they’re also the words that test-players used to summarize the hour that they spent in a newly opened escape room in Queens, New York. The Real Kitchen Nightmare welcomed its first guests on Friday the […]

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It’s the Refund to Ignition: Woman Who Paid $100,000 for R. Kelly’s Bond Wants Her Money Back

R. Kelly (R) leaves the Leighton Criminal Courts Building following a hearing on June 26, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Imagine treating a donation to an alleged pedophile/ephebophile like an incorrect Postmates order. Well, imagine not, as one woman is actually hoping to get a refund for her charity in connection […]

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Uber restricts drivers’ app access in NYC to comply with regulation

(Reuters) — Uber on Tuesday will begin limiting drivers’ access to its app in New York City to comply with regulation aimed at boosting drivers’ pay and easing congestion in Manhattan, laws that Uber says will have unintended consequences. Uber’s move to lock out drivers at times and in areas of low demand comes just […]

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R. Kelly Learns the Date He’s to Face the Music on Federal Sex Abuse Charges in Chicago

In this courtroom sketch, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, listens in federal court in New York with his attorneys Doug Anton, left, and Steve Greenberg during his arraignment, Aug. 2, 2019 on numerous federal sex abuse charges. Kelly faces federal charges in Chicago as well, where a judge Sept. 4, 2019, set an April 2020 […]

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Starting This Week, 26,000 Unvaccinated Kids Have to Get Shots to Attend School in New York

As children head to school this fall, the number of measles cases in New York has slowed to a trickle, and some officials are cautiously optimistic that they have seen the worst of the outbreak, which largely affected Orthodox Jewish families who avoided immunizations. But even though the New York outbreak—which has sickened nearly 900 […]

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The Frightening Spread of Toxic Algae

Humans and animals who stumble across a brightly colored blue-green or red pool don’t always recognize the threat. Toxic algal blooms aren’t high on many people’s radar. Vacation-goers obliviously wade into ocean and lake waters that can cause gastrointestinal or respiratory problems. They eat contaminated fish and shellfish with potentially lethal consequences. Dog owners unknowingly […]

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It’s Finally Happening: Serena Williams to Face Off Against Maria Sharapova at the US Open for the 1st Time

Serena Williams celebrating at the net after beating Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon July 9, 2015 Photo: Clive Brunskill (Getty) Serena Williams has met, and defeated, rival Maria Sharapova at many a tennis tournament—Wimbledon, the Australian and French opens—but she’s never gotten the chance to face off against Sharapova at the U.S. Open in New York. That’s […]

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It’s Finally Happening: Serena Williams to Face Off Against Maria Sharapova at US Open for 1st Time

Serena Williams celebrating at the net after beating Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon July 9, 2015 Photo: Clive Brunskill (Getty) Serena Williams has met, and defeated, rival Maria Sharapova at many a tennis tournament—Wimbledon, the Australian and French Opens—but she’s never gotten the chance to face off against Sharapova at the U.S. Open in New York. […]

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The New American Homeless

Last August, Cokethia Goodman returned home from work to discover a typed letter from her landlord in the mailbox. She felt a familiar panic as she began to read it. For nearly a year, Goodman and her six children—two of them adopted after being abandoned at birth—had been living in a derelict but functional three-bedroom […]

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New Accuser Says Epstein Raped Her After She Told Him She Was a Virgin

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Three new accusers have sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein alleging that he abused them with sex toys and forced them to engage in other sex acts, according to court documents reviewed by multiple outlets. One woman said she was forced to […]

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Nine NYPD Officers Have Died by Suicide This Year. The Department Thinks It Has a Plan.

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Just days after the eight and ninth New York City police officers killed themselves this year, the head of the city’s police union had some advice for members of the department struggling with depression and mental illness: “Don’t fucking do it.” “Officers, […]

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Just Pitiful: An ‘Emotional’ R. Kelly Faces New Civil Suit as He Sits in Solitary Awaiting Trial on Fed Sex Charges

In this courtroom sketch R. Kelly, center, listens in federal court with his attorneys Doug Anton, left, and Steve Greenberg during his arraignment, Aug. 2, 2019, in New York. Kelly pleaded not guilty to federal charges he sexually abused women and girls. Illustration: Aggie Kenny (via Associated Press) Tsk tsk tsk. It’s a sorry state […]

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NYPD Union Chief Is Very Sorry for Sharing a Racist Video That Calls Black People ‘Monsters’

An NYPD union leader is claiming that a racist video he told thousands of his fellow cops to “pay close attention to” on Saturday was actually shared in error. Ed Mullins, president of New York City’s second-largest cop union the Sergeants Benevolent Association, shared a 15-minute video made by right-wing author Colin Flaherty that refers […]

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NYC Food Cart Vendors Protest After Being Pushed Out of Spots by Business Group

In the mid-1980s, a group of New York City businesspeople—including one Donald J. Trump—complained to then-mayor Ed Koch about street vendors, claiming that they were an unwanted nuisance who didn’t pay taxes, stole business from brick-and-mortar retailers, and sullied the atmosphere of otherwise pristine city blocks. “The Mayor is not doing his job with the […]

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NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Reportedly Used NYPD Security Detail to Move Daughter Out of Apartment

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (R), Chirlane McCray (2L), Chiara de Blasio (2R) and Dante de Blasio (L) visit the house his grandmother was born in during a visit to Mayor de Blasio’s grandmother’s town on July 24, 2014, in Grassano, Italy.Photo: Giovanni Marino (Getty Images) New York Mayor and Democratic presidential long […]

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