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Wall Street's 'Charging Bull' artist says 'Fearless Girl' violates his rights

The sculptor of Wall Street's "Charging Bull" statue is seeing red over New York City's decision to keep in place the "Fearless Girl" statue that now stares it down, saying his legal rights were violated. The city's ruling to let the bronze depiction of a defiant...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:48pm

Mark-Viverito says legal marijuana could pay for NYC subway repairs

New York City subway delays got you stressed? Chill out and take a toke: legal marijuana may be the answer to fixing the city’s transit crisis, says Melissa Mark-Viverito. Mark-Viverito, former speaker of the New York City Council and current candidate for public advocate, unveiled on...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:25am

Operation Santa goes digital in select U.S. cities

The U.S. Postal Service's Operation Santa program has been around for over a century. This is, to be exact, the 106th year USPS is letting us fulfill the wish lists of kids and families in need. In 2017, the Postal Service launched a digital Operation Santa pilot program in New York City. Out...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:20am

Did FEMA try to cover up the slow pace of Puerto Rico's recovery?

Vital statistics on Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria are back up after FEMA removed the information from its website on how many people on the island are still without electricity and clean drinking water. President Donald Trump and his administration have been criticized for...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:19am

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

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 '...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:13am

Kristine Guillaume is first black woman president of 145-year-old Harvard Crimson newspaper

The Harvard Crimson announced this week that Harvard junoir Kristine Guillaume will be the next president of the newspaper, making her the first black woman to helm the student paper in its 145 year history. Guillaume will lead the 146th guard, the term for the paper’s board of executives....

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:09am

L train shutdown officially off, MTA says

After Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the full L train shutdown wasn’t necessary to rehabilitate the Canarsie Tunnel, the MTA has officially weighed in, and agreed. There’s no currently timeline yet for when the new L train construction plan will begin, but the transit authority said...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:48am

Trump administration took thousands more migrant children than originally reported

The Trump administration forcibly separated thousands more migrant children from their parents than was originally made public, an investigator's report has found. Because of lax federal recordkeeping, it's unclear exactly how many more children were separated and, in many cases, to whom...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:12pm

MIT study suggests beaming high-powered laser into space could attract alienlife

Are aliens real? Harvard astronomers suggested a a recent unidentified object may have been an alien spacecraft investigating Earth, and now, an MIT study proposes using a high-powered laser as a “beacon” to attract alien life, if it does exist in our galaxy. The MIT research, recently...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 4:54pm

NYC Weather: Snow and bitter cold starting Thursday night

Snow is in the New York City weather forecast once again, and though it won’t be a foot of the white stuff, officials are warning New Yorkers to take precautions. The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert for Thursday night, beginning at 7 p.m., and the city’s...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 4:42pm

California could be split into three separate states

The fate of some pretty powerful women slated to make history is in the hands of the midterm elections. But, the November 6 vote could also decide the fate of one state's entire structure as we know it. A proposal to divide California into three separate states qualified for the ballot...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 4:24pm

NYPD organized 'large scale' Black Lives Matter surveillance and kept activist photos years later

Nearly 700 NYPD emails show a large-scale effort to monitor Black Lives Matter protesters by undercover cops trained to take down organized crime, according to documents obtained by attorney M.J. Williams. The emails also reveal that the department has held on their findings, including photographs...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 4:18pm

Pets, owners flock to Madrid church for blessing of animals

MADRID (Reuters) - Dogs, cats and birds were blessed at a church in Madrid on Thursday on the feast day of St. Anthony, the patron saint of animals, with many of the owners making an annual pilgrimage for their pets. St Anthony the Abbot's church priest Angel Garcia expected up to...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:01pm

773 million email accounts exposed in massive 'Collection #1' breach

In what might be the biggest data breach of all time, 773 million email addresses and 27 million passwords have been posted to a hacking forum, Wired reported Wednesday night. The hacked material was briefly available on the cloud service Mega, then showed up in a folder labeled "Collection #...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 1:36pm

You're not imagining it: There are more food recalls than ever

It seems like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announces at least one food recall a week, ranging from contaminated dog food and romaine lettuce to chocolate and sausages. While we aren't actually seeing a new recall every week, they are on the rise. A new report from the non-...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:50pm

John Wick Chapter 3: Everything we know right now

When was the last time that such an obscure B-list action movie character spawned such an enjoyable franchise as the “John Wick” series? The first film seemingly came out of nowhere to not only win over fans and critics alike but also resurrect Keanu Reeves as one of our greatest living...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:36pm

Karen Pence teaching at anti-LGBT school that bans gay students, parents

Second lady Karen Pence is teaching art at a school that bans gay employees, students and parents, HuffPost reported Tuesday. Pence just started the twice-a-week job at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia, which says it refuses admission to LGBT students or those who condone...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 5:30pm

Rally at Sony Music HQ calls on RCA Records to drop R. Kelly

Advocates gathered at Sony Music headquarters Wednesday morning calling on RCA Records to drop R. Kelly after the Lifetime docu-series Surviving R. Kelly brought more national attention to decades of his alleged abuse. Chanting “Sony Music has no shame, they only care about profits and fame...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:18pm

Everything you need to know about NYC's two Women's March events

Following President Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017, hundreds of thousands of protestors took to the streets around the country for the Women’s March. Now, two years since, activists are ready to take action again at the 2019 Women’s March on New York City this weekend. This...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 3:18pm

As shutdown lingers, Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of Union address

(Reuters) - With the U.S. government shutdown dragging into its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address - a move that could deny the president the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 2:30pm