The face-eating man who was shot dead by police on the side of a Miami freeway had only marijuana in his system, the Miami-Dade medical examiner announced Wednesday afternoon. After security cameras caught Rudy Eugene literally chewing a homeless man's face off, widespread speculation circulated that he may have been high on "bath salts."
At the same time, President Barack Obama... » more
The MTA is considering a plan to restore some of the "doomsday cuts" made in 2010.
After months of prodding by board members, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota is expected to propose a list of recommended service additions to the board next month, when the agency unveils its preliminary budget for 2013, which includes a 7.5% fare increase.
"We are evaluating all of our options... » more
R. Kelly was forced to skip three appearances in NYC Wednesday because of a "health emergency that has sidelined Mr. Kelly in Chicago," a rep for the singer said.
"Initial indications are that he is suffering from complications from surgery he had last year to treat an abscess on his vocal cords," the rep said.
No further details were available.
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So, did he or didn't he?
Charlie Sheen Wednesday spoke out against a report Wednesday that claimed he trashed his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton during an alleged drug-fueled, hooker-filled bash in his room there this week.
"It's granulized fiction, complete malarkey," the "Anger Management" star told "Extra!" "Should I keep going?"
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A Bronx woman gave birth to a baby boy on a subway early Wednesday. "He said, 'This is your job,' and sent me back there by myself."
"When I walked in there, I couldn't believe it," said Stevens, who was riding the first train of her shift when they got the emergency call. "There was this young lady sitting there with a brand-new baby in her arms."
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A cargo ship believed to be carrying stowaways was seized at a Newark port on Wednesday after it arrived following stops in India and Egypt to pick up freight, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Agents said they heard what sounded like people in a container in the ship's hold when it was stopped under the Verrazano Bridge around 3 a.m., Coast Guard spokesman Charles Rowe said.
Crews spent all... » more
Famed writer and director Nora Ephron died Tuesday night at a New York hospital at the age of 71, according to published reports.
Ephron died from complications relating the blood disorder myelodysplasia, which she was diagnosed with six years ago, according to the Washington Post.
Ephron was best known for writing the screenplays for "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless... » more
He may be in a tough race for re-election but there is one thing that President Barack Obama will not do to court voters - fake allegiance to a sports team for political gain.
Obama was gently booed by some supporters at a campaign rally in Boston on Monday night after he dared to mention the that the Red Sox' Kevin Youkilis had been traded earlier in the day to the president's beloved Chicago... » more
Rain halted several matches at Wimbledon Tuesday after the favorites cruised to victory.
Defending ladies' champion Petra Kvitova overcame a 0-3 first-set start and a second-set rain delay to record a 6-4, 6-4 victory over unseeded challenger Akgul Amanmuradova.
"It was unbelievable to come back here as the defending champion," Kvitova told reporters. "In the beginning... » more
Students at Stuyvesant High School said they were baffled as to why their peers needed to cheat on final exams a day after the education department confirmed a report that they were investigating a cheating scandal at the elite school.
A report in the Daily News said that a junior at the school was busted taking photos of test questions of a Spanish final last week and then passing them off... » more