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'Trainwreck' shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana theater leaves three dead

An amazing story of heroism has emerged out of a deadly shooting inside a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater, where a lone gunman killed two, injured nine and then took his own life, police said. The Amy Schumer comedy "Trainwreck" was just starting Thursday night when the shooter,...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:26pm

A rainbow over One World Trade comforts nation as we remember 9/11

Rainbows everywhere.Social media has been abuzz since Thursday morning when New Yorkers started snapping photos of a rainbow shooting across Manhattan.Many saw it as originating around the One World Trade and, understandably, connected it to Friday's commemoration of the Sept. 11, 2001 Muslim...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 8:17am

Joe Biden gets emotional with Colbert discussing 2016 doubts, his late son

Vice President Biden, who many Democrats are urging to join the presidential race as Hillary Clinton’s fortunes sink, says he’s not convinced his heart is in a 2016 run.
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Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:00am

Cuomo, with Vice Presdent Biden, to call for $15 minimum wage: Report

There's an interesting political pairing today -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden will appear together as the governor proposes that the state minimum wage go to $15 per hour for everyone.Cuomo earlier this year backed the successful drive to boost the minimum wage to $15 for fast...

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:04am

James Blake demands apology as cop in false arrest put on ‘modified’ duty

James Blake, who at one time was the fourth ranked tennis player in world, has this to say about what New York City cops put him through: “It shouldn't have happened.”But it did. On Wednesday morning, as he waited for a car outside the Grand Hyatt to take him to the U,S, Open, he said was set upon...

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 4:11am

VIDEO: Start time and where to watch iPhone 6S streaming announcement

Today's Apple unveil is expected to break the Internet, so be prepared.An updated iPhone 6 -- the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus -- is the main event.Apple will broadcast the event live on a dedicated livestreaming site that can be reaached here. The event begins at 1 p.m. EDT.RELATED:Hidden iPhone...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:24am

Tom Brady calls Donald Trump 'good friend' and has Trump cap in locker

It's official: Tom Brady and Donald Trump have had a 13-year bromance.The two reportedly like to chat on the phone, judge pageants, and play golf — not that there is anything wrong with that.RELATED: Brady speaks out on Deflategate.Their close ties were the subject of rampant social media...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:34am

Plan to restrict Rikers visits hits poor and minorities harder, advocates say

Prisoner-rights groups will take to the steps of City Hall Tuesday to speak out against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for sweeping new restrictions on visits to inmates at the notorious Rikers Island jail.The NYC Jails Action Coalition (JAC) argues that the changes will inordinately target minorities...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 9:10am

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is still in jail and she’s still NOT Rosa Parks

Supporters will rally Tuesday outside the jail where Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refuses to marry gay couples, sat all weekend.Her fellow extremist Christians have compared her to Rosa Parks, the black Civil Rights legend who refused to sit at the back of the bus. And they’ve also been...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 7:05am

Emotional scenes in Budapest as migrants try to get to Germany

Hundreds of migrants left Budapest aboard a packed train bound for a town near the Austrian border on Thursday after two days of chaos symbolic of a European asylum system brought to breaking point.Exhausted and confused, migrants crammed onto a train to the Hungarian border town of Sopron,...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:44pm

Sex columnist Dan Savage takes on anti-gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis

Outspoken sex columnist Dan Savage didn't hold back when it came to the subject of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis Wednesday night on MSNBC.“She is a hypocrite,” Savage said of the woman who cites her religious belief in illegally refusing to give gay couples marriage licenses.Citing her three...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 4:22pm

Are Gina Rodriguez, Tatiana Maslany, Olivia Cooke Star Wars-bound?

There’s new Star Wars gossip to obsess about: There’s a report that director Rian Johnson is looking for a new female lead for “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and among those in the running is “Jane the Virgin” actress Gina Rodriguez.RELATED:Tatiana Maslany: We don't explore feminism in a vacuum on '...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 6:01pm

Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski make wrong kind of movie history

Warner Bros. says it still believes in hunky Zac Efron even after his new flick, “We’re Your Friends” went down in history as one of Hollywood’s biggest bombs.The movie, in case you didn’t see it -- which is likely -- also starred Instagram Emily Ratajkowski, whose fan base seems to like seeing her...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 4:11pm

The Metro6: Wes Craven dies, Kanye West and Serena Williams dream

THE VMA REPORTFrom the Red Carpet to Yeezy’s White House run, Metro has the full skinny on MTV’s 2015 Video Music Awards.The fabulous Red CarpetKanye West new stage invasion: The White HouseMiley Cyrus’ insane outfitsThe list of awardsALL EYES ON SERENA WILLIAMS The U.S. Open kicks off in Queens,...

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 8:54pm

Yeezy 2020: If Donald Trump can run for president, why not Kanye West?

Ah, where to begin with presidential candidate Kanye West after he subjected -- or is it subjugated -- the lot of us to his blunt, booze-swilling teach-your-children-well talk at the Video Music Awards.West, 38, was awarded the MTV Michael Jackson Video Music Award Sunday night and took the same...

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 6:10pm

Donald Trump: It's my real hair ... I do not wear a toupee!

Republican Donald Trump has finally quashed Hairgate.He told the audience that he is being called "El hombre peluquín” on a Los Angeles radio station. "The man of the toupee.” RELATED: The Hillary Hair Watch."I don't wear a toupee. It's my hair, I swear," Trump said Thursday in South Carolina....

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 5:36pm

President Obama gives Joe Biden blessing for White House run: Report

Joe Biden has gotten the boss's "blessing."CNN has reported that President Barack Obama has told the veephe would not stand in his way or counsel him against a run.A senior Democratic source told the network that if the former Delaware senator does run, he would announce by Oct. 1.Related: Bushwick...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 5:43pm

Gay panic! Homeland Security raids Rentboy, has your names, emails

There’s a whole different kind of gay panic going on Wednesday morning in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and around the planet after America’s terror hunters, with the backing of the NYPD, took down Rentboy.com.Homeland Security, the federal government agency set up after after the Sept. 11, 2001...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 3:51pm

Metro6: Zombie recap, Bratton talks Nipplegate, One Direction splits

Good morning @metronewyork. Here's your Metro6 report to help distract you from the bad news on Wall Street.TRACY MORGAN WEDSThe "30 Rock" funnyman gets married for a second time. Congrats.ONE DIRECTION SPLITSThe 1D boys say they will part ways. Just for a year. We don't believe it.BILL BRATTON...

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 7:05pm

Wiz Khalifa: I was handcuffed at LAX for riding a hoverboard -- See VIDEO

Hip-hop stoner king Wiz Khalifa went on a social media warpath after U.S. Customs officers wrestled him to the ground and handcuffed the superstar all because he wouldn't get off of his hoverboard."Haven't been slammed and cuffed in a while. That was fun," he tweeted.Khalifa posted video of the...

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 11:48am