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After Scathing Ethics Report, Santos Won't Seek Reelection

House ethics panel finds 'substantial evidence' he broke federal laws

(Newser) - George Santos says he won't be running for reelection to Congress in the wake of a devastating House Ethics panel report. Not that he's contrite: In a long post on X , Santos called the report a "disgusting politicized smear," per the Washington Post . Near the end...

This Is the Largest-Ever US Seizure of Counterfeit Goods

New York authorities seize more than $1B in knock-off handbags, shoes, more

(Newser) - Federal authorities in New York announced on Wednesday the largest-ever seizure of counterfeit goods, consisting of handbags, shoes, and other luxury merchandise valued at more than $1 billion, the AP reports. Two people were charged with trafficking the knock-offs from a New York City storage unit and other locations from...

Pilots Send Out an SOS: 'We Have a Horse in Difficulty'

Plane bound for Belgium forced to return to JFK after equine passenger gets loose in cargo hold

(Newser) - A flight from Belgium out of New York City took a wild turn last week after a horse managed to get out of its enclosure in the cargo hold, forcing the plane to turn back to the US. Jalopnik reports that Air Atlanta Icelandic Flight 4592 took off Thursday from...

Locals Shrug, Visitors Fret at Bright-Green Slime in NYC

Freon? Plumbers' dye? 'Ghostbusters' fuel? No one seems to know

(Newser) - What is it? Where did it come from? Is it dangerous? Those are the three questions Insider posed Friday after a strange, neon-green slime oozed into lower Manhattan this week, worrying tourists even as locals walked right past it without much concern. "So there's literal green sludge bubbling...

Cornell Suspect's Parents Say He Had 'Severe Depression'

Patrick Dai, 21, has been arrested, accused of sending messages threatening to kill Jews

(Newser) - A Cornell University student suspected of posting violent threats against Jewish people on an online forum has been arrested, charged, and held without bail. Patrick Dai of New York faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted of posting threats to kill or injure...

These Are the Spookiest Cities in America

New York ascends to the top of WalletHub's rankings for where Halloween is king

(Newser) - Ready to get your ghoul on? Halloween is on Tuesday, and people across the nation are prepping their costumes, breaking out the candy bowls, and cueing up "Monster Mash" for when trick-or-treaters arrive. If you're wondering which places really know how to get into the spooky spirit, WalletHub...

Ivanka Ordered to Testify at Trump's Fraud Trial
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Ivanka Trump Will Have to Testify

Judge sides with NY prosecutors who argued former first daughter has relevant information

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump will have to take the witness stand in the civil fraud case against her father, her brothers, and the family business, a judge ruled Friday, per the AP . The ruling came weeks into the trial of New York Attorney General Letitia James' lawsuit against former President Trump, sons...

Dems Tried, Now GOP Takes a Swing at Booting Santos

New York Republicans make good on threat to make a motion to expel freshman congressman

(Newser) - Earlier this month, a group of House Republicans announced they'd seek to purge a fellow New York congressman from their ranks, with one calling Rep. George Santos "a stain on the institution." Now, they're making good on their plans. The Hill reports that on Thursday, Rep....

Man Gets Trapped Overnight in NYC Bank Vault

He was freed about 9 hours later when vault doors automatically reopened

(Newser) - A man accessing his safe deposit box at a New York City bank Tuesday night ended up trapped in the bank's vault when the doors closed around 8:45pm; someone apparently closed them not realizing he was inside. The 23-year-old called 911 and firefighters tried to free him, but...

Man Shoves Woman Onto NYC Subway Tracks

A suspect is still being sought in the incident, which left the woman in critical condition

(Newser) - Another apparently random attack on a New York City subway platform left a 30-year-old woman in critical condition Wednesday. She was at the 53rd Street/Fifth Avenue station around noon when a man, who witnesses say was talking to himself, suddenly pushed her against a train that was leaving the station....

Lawsuit Contests New York Law on Gas Stoves

State legislation would prohibit using fossil-fuel equipment in new construction

(Newser) - Gas and construction trade groups are suing to block New York's state ban on gas stoves and furnaces in new buildings. The organizations argue that the law violates the federal government's rules around how gas appliances are regulated, and they filed the case against New York on Thursday...

NYC Reassures Residents Fearing Violence on Friday

There are no threats, governor says after protests shut Columbia University campus

(Newser) - Although New York City officials said there are "no new specific threats" to the city, all police officers have been told to be in uniform on Friday in the event of protests over the Israel-Hamas war. Concern began when a former Hamas leader called for protests Friday in the...

'The Trump Show Is Over,' Says NY AG

Former president departs fraud trial Wednesday after attack on Letitia James

(Newser) - Former President Trump said he chose to attend his $250 million civil business fraud trial in New York this week to show "how corrupt it is." He also claimed Wednesday that "I'm stuck here because I have a corrupt attorney general," referring to Letitia James,...

Man Accused of Stalking Woman From His Plane

New Hampshire man has been known to throw tomatoes from the windows, witnesses say

(Newser) - A man has been accused of stalking a woman in New York via his small airplane, flying out of an airport in nearby Vermont, police said. Michael Arnold, 65, was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday in Bennington, Vermont. He was arrested Tuesday as he was driving into the William...

9-Year-Old's Parents Got Ransom Note After She Vanished

Charlotte Sena was found safe after she disappeared at New York campground

(Newser) - Before Charlotte Sena was found safe two days after disappearing while bicycling at a New York campground, the 9-year-old girl's parents received a ransom note at their home, authorities say. Fingerprints found on the note, as well as cellphone pings from the area where Charlotte was last seen and...

Defiant Trump Arrives for Trial: Americans Won't 'Stand for It'

Former president is in New York City over lawsuit alleging business fraud

(Newser) - Updated with new details. Donald Trump on Monday denounced the civil fraud case over his business practices as a politically motivated "scam" as he arrived defiantly in New York City for a trial in the lawsuit. "This is a continuation of the single greatest witch hunt of all...

Amid NYC Flooding, Sea Lion Makes a Break for It

Creature was able to swim out of her enclosure as pool overflowed at Central Park Zoo

(Newser) - The governor of New York and mayor of New York City urged everyone to stay home Friday amid chaotic flooding caused by heavy rains, but one party didn't get the message, or chose to ignore it. ABC News reports that a sea lion at the Central Park Zoo made...

NYC Local: 'Never Seen Anything Like This in My Life'

Gov. Hochul declares state of emergency in New York metropolitan area due to heavy rain, floods

(Newser) - New York's governor has declared a state of emergency for the New York City area, as heavy rains brought flash floods Friday that were "shutting down entire subway lines, turning major roadways into lakes, and sending children to the upper floors of flooding schoolhouses," per the New ...

Taylor Swift's NYC Apartment Is Now Sophie Turner's Home

Singer has lent 'Game of Thrones' actor, 2 kids her Tribeca digs amid latter's split from Joe Jonas

(Newser) - As the ugly Joe Jonas-Sophie Turner breakup wages on, a big name is helping Turner out on the living arrangements front. Page Six reports that Taylor Swift, who's been seen keeping the Game of Thrones actor company in the wake of her split with the Jonas Brothers singer, has...

This Is the Most Diverse State in America

California ranks No. 1 on WalletHub's list; West Virginia is in last place

(Newser) - If you're looking to set down roots in a true melting pot—in a place that WalletHub notes features "a complex tapestry of backgrounds"—there are some places in America that thrive when it comes to diversity. The site wanted to determine "where idea and identity...

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