A doctor was indicted on manslaughter and other charges Thursday for “recklessly” performing liposuction on a heart transplant patient which killed her, according to prosecutors.
Dr. Oleg Davie, 51, is also charged with forgery for allegedly altering the intake forms of Isel Pineda, 51, in which the Manhattan resident revealed she received a heart transplant and was taking anti-rejection drugs.
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New York City legislators, labor advocates and business leaders have struck a deal on the hotly contested issue of paid sick leave.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has long declined to bring the matter to a vote, announced the agreement Thursday night.
"Throughout these negotiations I have always said that I was willing to listen and engage all sides," said Quinn... » more
Tech is one of the fastest growing and most lucrative industries in the city, but Gotham needs to get better at bringing top talent here, according to a new study.
The Big Apple is behind other cities when it comes to attracting the best engineers, computer experts and other tech whiz kids, said the report by Aon, a human resources consulting firm, and The Partnership for New York City, a... » more
After being in the financial media business for nine years, there’s one thing I’ve learned: Folks love them some Apple iFiction, whether in the form of garden-variety speculation or outright rumors. And 99% can be counted on to be 100% false.
Case in point: Last week consumers turned their attention to Apple’s rumored iWatch, which would be Apple’s twist on the wristwatch.
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Kim Kardashian seems out to prove she’s just a regular old mama-to-be. After garnering some harsh criticism over her recent string of skintight “maternity” outfits, the reality starlet Thursday tweeted about a very down-to-earth part of her pregnancy: food cravings.
Kardashian, who previously said she hadn’t experienced any cravings, shared a pic of a massive In-N-Out Burger and an order of... » more
“New Girl” is about to get a pretty famous face in its mix: Taylor Swift.
The singer will guest star on the FOX show’s Season 2 finale on May 14, a rep for FOX confirmed to us Thursday.
Swift, 23, is joining Zooey Deschanel and the gang as Elaine, an “important guest” at Cece and Shivrang’s wedding, according to Entertainment Weekly.”... » more
The mayor is getting a healthy dose of support in his legal fight to revive the big-soda ban.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that more than 30 health groups and hospitals signed an amicus brief in support of the city's appeal of a judge's ruling that nixed the ban.
An amicus brief is a show of support for a position in a lawsuit without joining the case.
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Anna Chlumsky is the newest member of the celebrity moms-to-be club! Joining the likes of Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson, the “Veep” star and hubby Sean So are getting ready to welcome their first child — a girl.
The former “My Girl” actress, 32, confirmed the news to Bravo’s Andy Cohen on his show “Watch What Happens Live” on Wednesday night, giving a not-so-subtle nod... » more
A secret agent follows students on a rafting trip and logs their conversations and prayer habits. A pole-mounted camera zeroes in on the entrance of a house of worship, reminding congregants that they'll be watched even in the most intimate settings. Patrons of local shops don't chat about the daily news, keeping to themselves to avoid drawing attention.
Could be from George Orwell's "1984,"... » more
With the city in a lethal prescription painkiller epidemic, federal regulators would be derelict beyond belief to approve new versions of narcotics for sale that are not abuse-resistant.
Between 2002-03 and 2008-09 -- the latest figures available -- self-reported nonprescription opioid use rose 40 percent here. About 263,000 New Yorkers older than 12 reported misuse. Prescription painkillers... » more