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A Rising Hollywood Star Is Arrested in NYC

Jonathan Majors of 'Creed III' denies wrongdoing after domestic violence charges

(Newser) - Jonathan Majors, described by the Hollywood Reporter as "one of the more in-demand actors working today," has been arrested in New York City after what the police describe as a "domestic dispute." The 33-year-old Creed III co-star was charged Saturday with strangulation, assault, and harassment, per...

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day? See the 'Most Irish' Cities
America's 'Most Irish' Cities

America's 'Most Irish' Cities

New York takes the top spot in LawnStarter's rankings

(Newser) - They say everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, but you'll see more green bagels and beer in some US cities than in others. LawnStarter looked at 200 of the largest cities in America, using publicly available data to rank which ones are the "most Irish."...

Protesters 'Kettled' by NYPD Will Be Paid $21.5K

Black Lives Matter demonstrators were penned in, violently arrested on Bronx street

(Newser) - Hundreds of peaceful protesters who were violently arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest in New York City could be getting some of the biggest-ever payouts in a class-action mass arrest case. The city has agreed to pay $21,500 to each of around 300 protesters who were penned in...

Thieves on Mopeds Yank Headphones Off Victims

Team of four pulls up from behind, New York City police say

(Newser) - At least 21 people in New York City have had their fancy Apple headphones stolen right off their heads by a roving team of moped-riding bandits, police say. The thefts started on Jan. 28 and typically have involved four people on two mopeds riding up to victims from behind, snatching...

New Yorkers May Want to Take Shoes Off Before Going Inside

Researchers say there's a whole lot of fecal bacteria on the Upper East Side's sidewalks

(Newser) - If you're a resident of New York City and already annoyed by the dog poop you spot on the sidewalks, you're not going to happy about the poop you're not seeing. It's definitely there, though, especially on the Upper East Side, according to Marymount Manhattan College...

Rescued NYC Alligator Too Weak to Eat on Its Own

Bronx Zoo says alligator found in lake had swallowed bathtub stopper

(Newser) - An alligator rescued from a lake in Brooklyn on Sunday is "extremely emaciated" and too weak to eat on its own, the Bronx Zoo says. In an update on Wednesday, the zoo said the alligator, a female almost 5 feet long, weighed 15 pounds when she was brought to...

'Lethargic' Alligator Rescued From NYC Lake

Officials believe 4-foot animal is abandoned pet

(Newser) - A 4-foot-long alligator spotted in a lake in a New York City park Sunday was in "poor condition," officials say, which is not surprising—American alligators aren't generally found in the wild north of North Carolina and the water in Prospect Park Lake would have been far...

1 Dead, 8 Hurt in U-Haul Driver's 'Violent Rampage' in NYC

No sign of 'terrorism involvement,' police say

(Newser) - One of the victims injured in Monday's U-Haul truck "rampage" through Brooklyn has died. Eight others were injured when, according to police, suspect Weng Sor, 62, drove through the New York City borough's Bay Ridge neighborhood for 48 minutes before police managed to stop him more than...

Son: Driver in NYC Rampage Has History of Violence

He says Weng Sor has served time in prison for stabbings in Nevada

(Newser) - The man accused of injuring eight people in what police say was a " violent rampage " with a U-Haul truck in New York City Monday has a history of mental illness and was living in Las Vegas until recently, according to his son. Weng Sor's son, Stephen Sor,...

Ready for Movie Night? These US Cities Are Best

New York takes No. 1 spot for movie lovers on Lawn Love list

(Newser) - If you love movies as much as Nicole Kidman loves movies , there are certain cities where you'll be in Hollywood heaven. Lawn Love wanted to find where movie lovers could have the most "memorable cinematic experience," so the outdoor-services website looked at the 200 largest US cities,...

Woman Guilty of Poisoning Look-Alike With Cheesecake

Viktoria Nasyrova planned to kill victim, steal identity, prosecutors said

(Newser) - A New York City woman accused of feeding poisoned cheesecake to her lookalike in a bid to steal the other woman's identity has been convicted of attempted murder. Viktoria Nasyrova, 47, was found guilty by a jury on Wednesday of trying to kill 35-year-old Olga Tsvyk with cheesecake laced...

NYC Pigeon May Have Been Dyed Pink for Gender Reveal
Pigeon That Was
Dyed Pink Doesn't Make It

Pigeon That Was Dyed Pink Doesn't Make It

Animal rehab group believes toxins in pink dye killed 'Flamingo'

(Newser) - A pink pigeon found in Manhattan last week has died, apparently from the toxins in the dye that was used on it. "We don't know why this bird was dyed pink, although many of our followers have speculated that it was for a gender reveal party," Catherine...

Migrants Bused From NYC Are Crossing Canadian Border

Quebec official calls development 'surprising'

(Newser) - Migrants from Latin America and beyond have been arriving at the border of a land of opportunity to the north—and New York City has been sending them there. The New York Post reports that National Guard soldiers have been helping to distribute free tickets at New York's Port...

Armed Robbers Tap Accounts of Unconscious Victims

NYPD says facial recognition was used on bar patrons

(Newser) - Robbers took thousands of dollars from three men last fall by using the facial recognition software on their phones against them, New York police reported. The victims had gone to the Eagle NYC, a gay leather bar in the Chelsea neighborhood, on different nights, per NBC News . Each lost $1,...

New York Fans Slam Landmark's 'Traitorous' Green Lights

Empire State Building was lit for Philly Eagles' NFC championship win; Giants, Jets fans were miffed

(Newser) - The Empire State Building is known to take on different colors to celebrate or commemorate special occasions, and on Sunday night, New York City's most famous landmark was "aglow in Eagles' green," per CBS Philly . That's because the Philadelphia Eagles creamed the San Francisco 49ers 31-7...

Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Bike Path Killings

Same Manhattan jurors will decide whether to sentence Sayfullo Saipov to death

(Newser) - A federal jury in Manhattan on Thursday found a 34-year-old man guilty of murder in the deaths of eight people who were run down on a bike path along the Hudson River by a pickup in 2017, making Sayfullo Saipov eligible for the death penalty. Whether he receives the death...

Fox Meteorologist Says Teens Beat Him Up on NYC Subway

'Where's the city?' asks Adam Klotz

(Newser) - Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz says he is doing OK after being beaten up by teenagers on the New York City subway over the weekend. But he has some questions, including, "Why is the weather guy on the train trying to stop crime in the middle of the night?"...

Rare, Welcome Sight in Bronx River: Dolphins

At least 2 are spotted in the New York City waterway for the first time since 2017

(Newser) - Parks officials in New York City sound pretty happy about two new visitors. "It's true—dolphins were spotted in the Bronx River this week!" tweeted NYC Parks, with an accompanying video. "This is great news—it shows that the decades-long effort to restore the river as...

New Year, New You? Best US Cities for Fitness
This Is America's
Most Active City

This Is America's Most Active City

WalletHub ranks Honolulu as being most conducive to an active lifestyle; see where other cities stand

(Newser) - If you've decided that 2023 is the year when you're going to get your fitness act together, that motivation is the first step to a better you. Of course, things beyond our control often derail even the best-laid plans, including whether where we live is conducive to living...

Claim on Joe Rogan Podcast Sparks a 'Bone Rush' in NYC

Gold miner John Reeves says mammoth bones were dumped in East River in the 1940s

(Newser) - Ask people what you might find buried in the muck at the bottom of New York City's East River and they'd likely say "mob boss" before thinking of mammoth bones. But several groups of treasure hunters have taken to the waterway in recent weeks after hearing a...

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