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Police Call Hatchet Attack Terrorism by a Recent Convert to Islam

Police Call Hatchet Attack Terrorism by a Recent Convert to Islam

New York City law enforcement officials have described the 32-year-old man who struck a group of police officers with a hatchet in Queens as a “self-radicalized” recent convert to Islam. Although he drew inspiration from terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, police believe it is most probable that he came up […]

New York Man Shot by Police in Mount Vernon

New York Man Shot by Police in Mount Vernon

Police responding to a report of a disturbance in Mount Vernon, New York shot a man who allegedly was wielding a knife. The unidentified 32-year-old man was reportedly on the front lawn of the residence when police arrived, fleeing back inside the house upon their arrival. According to the officers, when they pursued the man […]

New York City Doctor Tested Positive for Ebola

New York City Doctor Tested Positive for Ebola

New York City (NYC) physician, Craig Spencer, who recently returned to the U.S. from treating patients in the most affected Ebola ravaged areas tested positive for the lethal virus late Thursday. He has now officially become NYC’s first diagnosed case. The physician was exposed to the virus while working with Doctors Without Borders in the most […]

New York City’s Green Spaces

New York City’s Green Spaces

New York City has one of the most famous green spaces in the world. It is also the first planned public park created in the country. Central Park was created in 1859 and has a span of 843 acres between 59 street and 110 street in Midtown. It is visited by over 25 million people […]

Brooklyn 3 Year Old Beaten to Death in Shelter [Video]

Brooklyn 3 Year Old Beaten to Death in Shelter [Video]

Three-year-old Jeida Torres was beaten to death yesterday afternoon in the Brooklyn shelter where she lived with her mother, brother and mother’s boyfriend. The boyfriend, 20-year-old Kelsey Smith, has been arrested in connection with the death. Jeida’s 5-year-old brother Andrew was also beaten, but his injuries are said to not be life-threatening, although he was hospitalized. A […]

New York: 10 Most Dangerous Cities

New York: 10 Most Dangerous Cities

New York is not only one of the most populated states in the U.S., it also has one of the highest crime rates. There are some cities within “The Empire State,” which is the state’s nickname, that are more dangerous than others. The 50 most densely populated cities in New York were ranked from one […]

Ebola: JFK Pilot Site for U.S. Airport Screenings

Ebola: JFK Pilot Site for U.S. Airport Screenings

Ebola screenings began on Saturday, October 11 at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport for travelers coming from the most-affected West African countries, such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, in an effort to curb the spread of the disease in the U.S. JFK is one of five approved pilot sites for the […]

Teen Imprisoned Three Years Without Trial Suing New York City, Police

Teen Imprisoned Three Years Without Trial Suing New York City, Police

New York teen, Kalief Browder, who was imprisoned for three years without trial, even though he was ultimately found to be innocent, is suing New York City and the New York Police Department. The case highlights a callous disregard for civil liberties on the part of both the District Attorney and the judge in this […]

Chimpanzee Leads Primates Towards Human Rights

Chimpanzee Leads Primates Towards Human Rights

In a bizarre case for human rights, a chimpanzee leads the way for primates to earn the rights, and towards a real life Planet of the Apes. Maybe not the world depicted in the 1960’s Charlton Heston classic film, but Tommy, a 26-year-old chimpanzee is heading into an upstate New York courtroom to fight for human […]

Black Bear Cub Found Dead in Central Park Likely Hit by Car

Black Bear Cub Found Dead in Central Park Likely Hit by Car

New York wildlife officials on Tuesday said the deceased bear cub found under a Central Park bush was not a victim of animal cruelty, as they had first thought. Instead, it appears as though the cub was killed in a collision with a motor vehicle. The cub was found on Monday by two women who […]

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