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Ending cash bail: Badly needed reform or 'hug-a-thug' campaign?

Larry Krasner, Democratic candidate for Philadelphia district attorney, has recently become a lightning rod for criticism from the law-and-order crowd that says he'll make Philly less safe. Among his proposals: ending cash bail. "Stop lighting money on fire," Krasner said during a...

Friday, May 26, 2017, 5:00 AM

Authorities missed five warnings on Manchester suicide bomber: Report

The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 and injured dozens outside a concert Monday night slipped through the cracks despite being reported to authorities multiple times, the Telegraph reported. The reports compiled by the Telegraph include: -Five years ago, two friends of Abedi separately...

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 12:22 PM

Manchester Evening News raising funds for concert bombing victims

A fundraiser for victims of Monday night's concert bombing in Manchester smashed expectations, passing their goal of a million pounds by raising £1,145,944 in just over a day. The Manchester Evening News' fundraiser has been supported by 37,000 donors so far, according to...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 12:27 PM

Two addiction counselors fatally overdose at rehab clinic

Opioid addiction has been identified as a national crisis as fatal overdose rates soar, but in one of the most shocking examples yet of the drugs power, two addiction counselors at a rehab clinic tasked with helping others recover both died of fatal overdoses this week, authorities announced. The...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 10:55 AM

Manchester bomber identified as Salman Abedi

 The 22-year-old man who detonated a nail bomb among a crowd of concert-goers in Manchester on Monday night has been identified as Libyan national Salman Abedi. Abedi is reported to have died during the suicide bombing. ISIS said it was behind the attack. RELATED: Manchester suicide...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 12:07 PM

Trump after Manchester: Will call terrorists 'losers' from now on

The perpetrators behind the Manchester bombings are "losers," President Donald Trump declared at a press conference in the Middle East. “I won’t call them monsters, because they would like that term,” Trump said. “They would think that’s a great name. I will...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 10:38 AM

Ariana Grande 'broken' after concert bombing, cancels tour

Ariana Grande posted an emotional apology on Twitter after an apparent terrorist attack killed 20 of her fans at a concert on Monday. broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words. — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017 Grande was reportedly in...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 8:59 AM

Think TSA airport pat-downs are getting worse? You may be right.

If you’ve gone through airport security in the U.S. any time recently, you may have found yourself getting up-close-and-uncomfortable with airport security. It may seem like it’s not anything new for post-9/11 America. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents can and will...

Friday, May 19, 2017, 6:50 PM

Times Square crash driver wanted cops to shoot him

Update May 19: Richard Rojas, the driver who mowed down 23 people in Times Square on Thursday, said he was high on marijuana and PCP during his deadly spree. “I smoked marijuana. I laced the marijuana with PCP,” Rojas told police, the New York Post reported. Rojas intended to commit...

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:08 PM

Lawyer targets foster care agency over 10-year-old's death

There are a lot of tragic stories about foster care children who slip through the cracks.  But 10-year-old Ethan Okula isn't one of them. He was surrounded by his supposed caretakers on the day he died, none of whom got him the medical attention that could have saved his life. “...

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 5:00 AM

GRAPHIC: Video captures how NYPD hit biker in Williamsburg

Stomach-churning video capturing the moment a bicyclist was hit by a police car in Williamsburg seems to support the NYPD’s account of the incident. A police car with sirens on driving at a high speed struck the cyclist just before 6 a.m. on Monday on Morgan Avenue near Stagg Street. Police...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 11:57 AM

Teen arrested after fire rips through Manhattan synagogue

Updated, May 17, 9:52 a.m.: A teen has been arrested in connection to a fire that destroyed a historic synagogue on New York’s Lower East Side Sunday night, police said. “The 14-year-old male was charged with arson. The investigation is ongoing,” the NYPD told Metro. According...

Monday, May 15, 2017, 12:41 PM

Amtrak engineer dodges charges, but building collapse contractor got 30 years

Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian sped a train up to 106 mph on May 12, 2015, just before it leapt the tracks at a curve in Frankford, killing eight and injuring 200. But the Philadelphia DA’s office won't file criminal charges against Bostian because, they said, they could not prove...

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 5:00 AM

Help name this baby donkey!

It all began with a pregnant miniature donkey named Sadie. The PSPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement officers rescued Sadie and another minidonkey, Romeo, from a Huntingdon County farm in January. Sadie and Romeo’s owners “seemingly vanished,” a PSPCA spokeswoman said, and they...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 6:45 PM

Cleanup underway for East River mineral oil spill

A cleanup is ongoing in the East River due to a weekend spill of industrial fluids from an electrical substation, causing delays for the new NYC Ferry service. Service Alert: The East River route will be subject to delays for the remainder of the day as a result of an oil spill on the East...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 1:31 PM

MTA power outage causes mass subway delays

If your coworker from Brooklyn was late to work this morning, they may have a decent excuse. A power outage that began at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday at Dekalb Avenue station in Brooklyn caused massive delays and overcrowding, causing New Yorkers to take to social media to vent their rage. The power was...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 9:58 AM

Fidget spinners: Fun fad or dangerous distraction?

They say fidget spinners help people concentrate. But as the toys proliferate among youths, throughout the subways of New York City and into the corridors of schools, some educators say they’re becoming a problem. “I hate these things,” said an area high school teacher who asked...

Monday, May 8, 2017, 6:07 PM

Second driver charged in pregnant woman, unborn baby’s racing crash deaths

Montgomery County prosecutors announced Monday that they have arrested and charged the second driver involved in a fatal crash on Route 422 in February. Evaughn-Sha Walters, 21, of Washington, D.C., was arraigned on Sunday. He is charged with the deaths of Marissa “Mickie” Kelly, 20,...

Monday, May 8, 2017, 12:49 PM

Vet who killed her therapy dog commits suicide

An Army veteran who broadcast herself murdering her dog on Facebook Live is believed to have taken her own life. Marinna Rollins, 23, was found dead in her Fayetteville, North Carolina home on Sunday, just weeks after she went viral for allegedly murdering the dog whose duty was to provide her...

Monday, May 8, 2017, 11:40 AM

Doctor couple bound and murdered in their home: police

Two doctors who were engaged to be married were brutally murdered in their South Boston apartment, reports say. Dr. Richard Field and Dr. Lina Bolanos were both found with their hands bound and throats slashed inside their apartment on the 11th floor at 141 Dorchester Ave., Boston.com ...

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 9:55 AM