There's one single rule in the brutal knockout game: An attacker aims to render a victim unconscious with a single sucker punch.
With attacks from Milwaukee to Paterson to New York City -- where at least 10 people have been victimized -- the so-called knockout game has become the latest fear-inducing news story in our city. Several deaths also have been linked to it nationwide, according to... » more
Most New Yorkers have a grueling daily commute. Our travel times are among the nation's worst, averaging from 52 to 69 minutes on public transit. And riders in the outer boroughs face an especially harrowing ordeal.
Jammed trains, long rides and buses that can only inch their way through congealed traffic are all part of the deal.
But there's a plausible answer to the problem.
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Police have ID’d the man who allegedly attacked Paris Hilton’s little brother Barron this weekend, TMZ.com reported.
Barron Hilton claims that Lindsay Lohan masterminded the beating that forced him to seek treatment at a Miami hospital, according to TMZ. The website said that police tried contacting both the alleged attacker and Lohan to get their sides of the story, but neither was home.
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Why would ABC shorten the third season of its hit show “Scandal?” Hmm. Perhaps due to the star’s due date? At least that’s the reason floating around the rumor mill.
According to several celebrity news outlets, Season 3 of “Scandal” will air only 18 episodes, a reduction from the 22 originally planned, because star Kerry Washington is set to give birth this spring. Us Weekly broke the news... » more
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio celebrated Nelson Mandela’s life with song, dance and prayer Sunday at Brooklyn’s Christian Cultural Center, and said he would apply the South African leader’s values to his administration.
“I think it’s about reconciliation and I think it is about mutual respect. It’s definitionally what Mandela was about,” de Blasio said after speaking to about 3,000 at the service.... » more
Airport advocates have asked the Transportation Safety Administration to reverse course on a plan to remove agents from airport “exit lanes” to save money.
According to the Global Gateway Alliance, the TSA wants to focus more on outgoing planes while saving $88 million annually by cutting the positions, which will require airports to cover the costs to guard airport exits. The group blasted... » more
In the season of giving and lending a hand, some New Yorkers are going above and beyond to help the city’s less fortunate at a time when it’s needed most.
Soup kitchens and food pantries citywide are facing funding cutbacks while demand increases, as there was a 10% uptick for their services this year, according to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. On top of that, one-in-five city... » more
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer called on the federal government Sunday to step up its safety precautions on trains in light of last week's Metro-North derailment.
Schumer said the National Tranportation Safety Board made several recommendations following a similar crash in 2008, including installing cameras inside the engineer and conducting rooms to monitor the train's crew. As of today, the Federal... » more
This weekend's "Saturday Night Live" had a bevy of guest stars and returning alums, but one former "SNL" actor was peeved about being left out.
Tim Meadows, a cast member on the show from 1991 to 2000, posted a series of rants on Facebook after Saturday's episode saying he was mad for not being invited back to play a character in sketch he used to be a regular in.
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You might not want Santa to bring these toys this year.
More than a dozen "treacherous toys" -- including three that tested positive for toxic substances -- were found on store shelves throughout the city, according to a report released yesterday by Sen. Kristen Gillibrand and the New York Public Interest Research Group.
Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called for new federal rules to ban... » more