New York Headlines

  • Woman in coma after being struck by cyclist in Midtown

    (by Stephanie Pagones for The New York Post 55 minutes ago)
    An elderly woman suffered a fractured skull and is now in a coma thanks to a red-light-running cyclist who slammed into her in Midtown, police and sources said Thursday. The 67-year-old was using the crosswalk to traverse West 57th Street near 6th Avenue around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday when the bicyclist crashed into her as he...
  • Joe Biden Announces 2020 Run for President

    (by ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN for The New York Times an hour ago)
    A logo for Mr. Biden’s 2020 presidential run, left, and a campaign button from 2008.
  • Sweetgreen Scraps Its Cashless Policy as Criticism Grows

    (by KAREN ZRAICK for The New York Times an hour ago)
    A Sweetgreen location in Manhattan in 2014. The company has been at the forefront of cashless transactions.
  • Sri Lanka Attack Signals an ISIS Shift Beyond Middle East

    (by RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and ERIC SCHMITT for The New York Times an hour ago)
    A funeral in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday for victims of the Easter Sunday bombings, an attack that the Islamic State claimed responsibility for.
  • Subway perv busted a decade after sexually abusing 11-year-old girl

    (by Tina Moore, Amanda Woods for The New York Post an hour ago)
    A girl who was sexually abused by a subway straphanger at the age of 11 is finally getting justice more than a decade later — now that her abuser was nabbed on a DNA hit this week following an arrest for perving out on another female commuter, police sources said. Back in December 2008, Javier...
  • Sri Lanka Warns of More Suicide Bombers as Police Scour Capital

    (by JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, DHARISHA BASTIANS and MUJIB MASHAL for The New York Times 2 hours ago)
    Fearing retaliatory violence after ISIS claimed responsibility for bombings on Sunday, Muslims from Negombo, Sri Lanka, left on Wednesday for a safer location.
  • Life Alert may have helped bust 88-year-old’s rapist

    (by Allison Griffin, Stephanie Pagones for The New York Post 4 hours ago)
    Police busted a Brooklyn ex-con, accused of raping his elderly neighbor, with the help of two unlikely sources — the victim’s Life Alert necklace and the suspect’s own father. Selwyn Worrell, 24, was arrested Wednesday afternoon for tying up his 88-year-old neighbor and raping her in the basement of her East New York home, cops...
  • Detective’s Lies Sent Three People to Prison, Prosecutors Charge

    (by SEAN PICCOLI for The New York Times 4 hours ago)
    On Wednesday, Detective Joseph E. Franco, who works in southern Manhattan, was charged with 16 criminal counts, including perjury and official misconduct.
  • Putting Locks and Keys Between Guns and Children

    (by VIVIAN WANG for The New York Times 10 hours ago)
    “It was always about protecting from the accidents, the suicides, preventing kids from getting guns,” said Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, who has sponsored a bill that would require gun owners with a child in the house to lock up weapons.
  • The Uncanny Power of Greta Thunberg’s Climate-Change Rhetoric

    (by Sam Knight for The New Yorker 1 day, 2 hours ago)
    Sam Knight writes about the teen-age climate activist Greta Thunberg, her visit to Parliament, and her response to the fire at Notre-Dame.
  • ISIS Still Has Global Reach, Despite the Caliphate’s Collapse

    (by Robin Wright for The New Yorker 1 day, 19 hours ago)
    Robin Wright on the Easter terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka and the ongoing danger from extremist movements like ISIS, Al Qaeda, and their offshoots.
  • The Dread of Waiting for the Supreme Court to Rule on L.G.B.T. Rights

    (by Masha Gessen for The New Yorker 2 days, 2 hours ago)
    Masha Gessen writes about the dread among the L.G.B.T. community as its members await Supreme Court decisions that would protect from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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