Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination.
Woman kidnapped, held for 18 years cannot sue U.S. over parole failures: court
A woman who was kidnapped near her California home at the age of 11 and held captive for 18 years by a convicted sex offender cannot sue the U.S. government for failing to properly supervise him on parole, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.
Rikers Island C.O. indicted for rape
A New York City Department of Corrections Officer has been indicted on first-degree rape and other charges relating to sex acts with a female inmate in Rikers Island, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday. Brooklyn resident Jose Cosme, 36, allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with a female inmate in November 2015 and is being charged with rape by forcible compulsion, which means using physical force or the threat of physical force. Inmates are unable to grant consent under...
Woman charged with 26-year-old murder of teenage boyfriend
A former Harlem resident was arrested at JFK Airport for the 1990 murder of her boyfriend. Zunilda Rosario, 48, was arrested on Thursday after landing in JFK from the Dominican Republic and is being held without bail for the 26-year-old murder of the father of her children, the New York Post reported. According to police reports, Rosario shot and killed Juan Deleon on Feb. 11, 1990 in the lobby of 510 West 150 Street, Sugar Hill, West Harlem. The 19-year-old was shot in the head and torso a...
Waltham man pleads guilty to 2014 murder of wife
A Waltham man received life in prison Thursday for the murder of his wife in 2014. Julio Resto, 52, appeared in Middlesex Superior Court on Thursday where he pled guilty to second degree murder in connection with the December 31, 2014 death of his wife, 42-year-old Gloria Resto of Waltham, according to the district attorney's office. Resto was sentenced to life in prison along with 25 years probation on seven counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. On December 31, 2014, Waltham police...
Homeless man found dead after shooting
A homeless man was reportedly discovered dead in Coatesville Friday morning after police received a call of shots fired in the area. Officers found the man just after 6 a.m. near the 600 block of Diamond Street, where the victim was found in the backyard of a residence, Coatesville Police told Philly.com. The victim, whose name was not immediately released pending the notification of his family, was reportedly a homeless man from Pottstown. Anyone with information about the circumstances of the...
Pizza by drone: Unmanned air delivery set to take off in New Zealand
A New Zealand pizza chain aims to become the world's first company to offer a commercial drone delivery service, a milestone in the once-unthinkable quest to save time and money with an air-borne supply chain dispensing with people. Some of the world's biggest companies including Amazon.com Inc and Google, or Alphabet Inc as it is known, have plans to make deliveries by drone and aviation authorities in the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand have been relaxing rules to allow air deliveries.
Cousin of NBA star Wade killed in Chicago shooting: media
(Reuters) - The cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade was killed in a shooting while she pushed her child in a stroller on the South Side of Chicago on Friday, local media reported. Nykea Aldridge, 32, a mother of four, was shot in the head and arm by crossfire at about 3:30 p.m. local time on Friday in Chicago's Parkway Gardens neighborhood near a school where she had gone to register her children, the Chicago Tribune reported on Saturday. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead,...
FDA recommends Zika testing for all blood donated in U.S.
By Julie Steenhuysen and Letitia Stein CHICAGO/TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency said its decision to expand blood screening in the United States was based on concerns about more cases of local transmission in Florida, the growing number of travel-related infections and...
Justice Department to decide charges against Arizona lawman in racial profiling case
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will decide whether criminal contempt charges will be brought against Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio for violating court orders in a racial profiling case, court documents released late on Friday showed. The department's criminal division has been assigned the case against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and three others after the U.S. Attorney's Office for Arizona asked to be recused, according to documents filed in U.S....
Partial win in fight over North Carolina transgender bathroom law
By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - North Carolina's university system must allow two transgender students and a transgender employee to use bathrooms matching their gender identity, a U.S. judge ruled on Friday, in a partial victory for those fighting the state's restrictive restroom law. Most transgender people in North Carolina, however, will still be bound by the law adopted in March that requires them to use bathrooms in government buildings and public schools that...
Carmelo Anthony wears bathrobe to corner store, gets called out by wife
In New York City it isn’t strange to see someone going for a late night jaunt to their local corner store for a few snacks while wearing their house clothes. But if you’re a 6-foot, 8-inch-tall NBA player who casually walks into your local store in a bathrobe, then you may get singled out.
Patriots - Panthers: 3 things to watch for on Friday night in Carolina
We’ve heard it a million times. The third preseason game is the most important for every NFL team. This is one cliché that rings true. We’ll get a pretty good look at what the real Patriots will look like on Friday (7:30 p.m., WBZ) in Carolina as there will be plenty of starters on display. A look at the three most intriguing storylines for Friday. Brady watch It has been speculated that there might be a rift between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick as Brady clearly wanted to play in preseason...
Barkevious Mingo, new Patriots LB, is a ridiculous athlete (video)
The Patriots are loading up at linebacker as they landed Barkevious Mingo from the Cleveland Browns in a trade on Thursday. Mingo had 29 total tackles in his rookie year of 2013 with the Browns but had just 26 in 2014 and only 15 last season. Mingo did record his only NFL interception last year against the eventual Super Bowl champion Broncos and Peyton Manning (see video above). Mingo was an absolute beat during his time at LSU (as seen in the above video).
South African prosecutors challenge 'Blade Runner' Pistorius' six-year sentence
South African state prosecutors sought permission on Friday to appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence saying it was too lenient, but his defense argued the state was prejudiced and had dragged the case on for too long. The Paralympic gold medalist was sentenced in July for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in 2013. Women's rights groups say Pistorius has received preferential treatment compared to non-whites and those without his wealth or international celebrity status. His...
‘Scarface’ producer puts film-making Manhattan home on market
Prolific Hollywood producer Martin Bregman — known for classic films such as “Scarface,” “Dog Day Afternoon” and “Carlito’s Way” — has just listed his Park Avenue home. The four-bedroom, four-and-half-bath pre-war apartment is currently on the market for $9,999,000, according to real estate brokerage Charles Rutenberg. “This is an exceptional opportunity to own a piece of Hollywood history — right here in New York,” said Rutenberg President Stefani Markowitz. “From an aesthetic point of view,...
Here's what we know about Kanye West's Saint Pablo tour
Kanye West’s 39-date Saint Pablo tour kicked off in Indianapolis on Thursday night with a twist — there’s no main stage. Instead, an illuminated platform hovers over the crowd while West, tethered to the center, addresses his disciples from midair. Early reviews are reporting a 31-song setlist, heavy on “Pablo” with callbacks to 2004’s breakout "The College Dropout” and his and Jay Z’s 2011 “Watch the Throne.” The show is set to open in Ohio this evening, with dates in Toronto before arriving...
Lifetime is making a Britney Spears biopic because life is truly beautiful
Britney Spears releases her first new album in nearly half a decade on Friday — but she’s got even bigger news. The “Glory” songstress will be subjected to the Lifetime treatment, with a biopic of her earlier career in the works. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the two-hour TV flick, aptly named “Britney,” will follow Spears through her “rise to fame, fall from grace and triumphant resurrection” — just like Jesus!
'The Intervention' is a very funny movie about serious issues
‘The Intervention’ Director: Clea DuVall Stars: Clea DuVall, Melanie Lynskey Rating: R 3 (out of 5) Globes It shouldn’t be funny: A group of longtime friends stage what looks like a fun 30-something “Big Chill”-style getaway — but which, in truth, is actually an intervention about one couple’s deeply unhappy marriage. It shouldn’t be funny because this is serious business. (The pair have kids, for one thing.) And it shouldn’t be funny because indies, especially ones about old friends reuniting,...