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Kimberly M. Aquilina

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Babysitter convicted on 98 counts for raping children at church and home

A babysitter was convicted of repeatedly raping two children, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said on Tuesday. The convicted sex offender recorded some of the sexual assaults and made montages of the scenes set to music. Milton Narvaez, also known as Milton Gomez, 35, was convicted...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 9:13 PM

Smart condom measures you up after you get it up

Because nothing makes your sex life more exciting than knowing how you compare to others, a British company released photos of the first “smart condom” that records the ins and outs of your romps. Oh, and this sex spy can detect STIs. The i.Con isn’t actually a condom, though. It...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 8:36 PM

Channeling his inner Kevin Bacon, perhaps, de Blasio repeals NYC Cabaret Law

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation repealing the city’s 91-year-old Cabaret Law. What is a Cabaret Law, you might ask? Have you ever seen the movie Footloose? No one in the town was allowed to dance until Kevin Bacon shook things up. So, I guess de Blasio is sort of the Kevin Bacon here...

Monday, November 27, 2017, 9:10 PM

Man sentenced for 1993 killing of girlfriend in front of 2-year-old son

A man who murdered his girlfriend in front of their baby son and left the 2-year-old alone with the body for 10 hours has been sentenced, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced on Monday. Michael Stewart, who also goes by Kenneth Hall, from Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced 20 years...

Monday, November 27, 2017, 8:51 PM

MTA buses, slowest in the nation, lost 100M passenger trips since 2008:Stringer

In the last eight years, the MTA bus system lost 100 million passenger trips, according to a new report released on Monday by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. The buses traveled at the slowest speeds in the country compared to other major cities —in some cases, one could walk...

Monday, November 27, 2017, 8:27 PM

Zara customers finding notes in their clothes from workers who made garments

Spanish fashion retailer Zara is under scrutiny again. This time, not for a children’s “Holocaust shirt,” an alt-right mascot Pepe the Frog denim skirt or creating a “Love Your Curves” campaign around not-so-curvy models. You have got to be shitting me, Zara. pic....

Monday, November 27, 2017, 7:20 PM

Trump called Warren 'Pocahontas' (again) in front of Native American Code Talkers

The “joke” about Pocahontas must’ve been such a big hit at the Trump Thanksgiving table, the president decided to whip it out again this time at an event honoring Native American Code Talkers who served in World War II. Here's the video: Trump calls Elizabeth Warren '...

Monday, November 27, 2017, 6:20 PM

Fate of dueling acting directors of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau still undecided

Update, Nov. 27, 7:15 p.m.: Prosecutors at the Department of Justice were expected to file an order on Monday evening to respond to Leandra English’s lawsuit. Trump-appointed Judge Timothy Kelly said he would review the DOJ’s order and decide how to move forward. CNN’s Erin...

Monday, November 27, 2017, 4:36 PM

Uma Thurman to Harvey Weinstein: 'I'm glad it's going slowly… you don't deserve a bullet'

Uma Thurman shared a “Happy Thanksgiving” message on social media Kill Bill-style. The actress wrote that she is glad “it’s going slowly” for disgraced Hollywood heavy hitter Harvey Weinstein because he doesn’t “deserve a bullet.” In addition,...

Sunday, November 26, 2017, 11:32 PM

Ride into the past with the MTA Holiday Nostalgia Train

The holiday train. The vintage cars. The MTA holiday train. The shopper’s special. Whatever you call it, it’s back, but this year, with a celebratory twist. Ride back in time as you travel along the F subway line on the Holiday Nostalgia Train. Typically, the train runs from Queens to...

Friday, November 24, 2017, 1:00 PM

Have a happy 'holidayoncé' with Beyoncé's latest merch

Last year, my co-worker wore the most killer Christmas sweater. It was a knit spoof of Kim Kardashian’s #breaktheinternet photo, except Santa's posterior was poised to catch milk (and cookies) instead of champagne. Beyoncé must have heard the buzzing in the Beyhive, because this holiday...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 10:11 PM

'Stranger Things' have happened: Finn Wolfhard scores a record deal

Stranger Things might replace House of Cards as the most talked about show on Netflix, but there is more to talk about that the strange goings-on in the dusty town of Hawkins. The show is badass and (bonus) no one in the cast has been accused of sexual misconduct. (Yet.) But Stranger Things actor...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 8:53 PM

Flat Earther rocket launch plans squashed by the government

Update Nov. 26: “Mad” Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limo driver and flat Earther, might not have expected all the public attention to be a bad thing. A few obstacles got in the way of Hughes’ planned homemade rocket launch, including the U.S. government, disappointing many flat...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 7:06 PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio updates the financial plan for fiscal year 2018

Mayor Bill de Blasio released New York City’s November Financial Plan Update for fiscal year 2018 and an updated four-year financial plan on Tuesday. City spending, which increased by $47 million in fiscal year 2018 and $59 million in fiscal year 2019, is entirely offset by $234 million in...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 9:00 PM

Game of Thrones hacker indicted after trying to extort HBO

An Iranian hacker has been indicted for stealing information from HBO, including Game of Thrones Season 8 scripts, and trying to extort the network into paying $6 million in Bitcoin, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday. Accused hacker Behzad Mesri allegedly stole...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 8:43 PM

Forget Aunt Martha's grudge against Uncle Bo. This Thanksgiving war is about an emoji

Let’s talk turkey. Specifically, the emoji war between Butterball and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). A major representation of Thanksgiving includes turkey, but what kind of turkey do you think of? The living turkey that the White House pardons every year or the roasted...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 7:19 PM

People with ADHD can actually focus hard AF

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, is typically perceived as a disorder that causes the sufferer to easily lose focus, thus the word “deficit.” However, people with ADHD are able to hyperfocus, more commonly known as focusing so hardcore, it’s...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 4:59 PM

Mother sentenced 18 years for smothering 20-month-old son

A New York mother has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison for smothering her infant son, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced on Monday. Latisha Fisher, 38, will spend 18 years in state prison for smothering her 20-month-old son in the bathroom of a Midtown Manhattan...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 9:09 PM

Donations feeding 32,000 New Yorkers this Thanksgiving: Cuomo

New York State is partnering with Walmart, Wegmans, FreshDirect and The Coca-Cola Company this Thanksgiving to help deliver meals to feed more than 32,000 people statewide, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s office announced on Monday. "New Yorkers have a long and proud history of helping...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 8:51 PM

Anna Nicole Smith: Sloppy drug fiend or stunning actress? Her doctor speaks out

The day that would forever change Dr. Sandy Kapoor, one of the late Anna Nicole Smith’s doctors, started off like any other day. “I was in my bedroom, going through an infuriating ritual that makes me late to my clinic every single morning — I have a doctorate from the Boston...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:23 PM