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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...

Mom's Suit: Peloton Bike Instantly Killed My Son

Death of NYC's Ryan Furtado, 32, may be first to be blamed on the brand's exercise bike

(Newser) - A woman has filed a lawsuit against Peloton over the death of her son, who was killed when his exercise bike fell on his neck during a workout in his New York City apartment. Ryan Furtado, 32, was doing a workout in his Brooklyn apartment that involved getting off his...

Bust in Massachusetts Museum May Be a Stolen Antiquity

2nd statue allegedly stolen from Turkey is seized by NY authorities

(Newser) - A bronze bust believed to depict the daughter of an ancient Roman emperor has been seized from an art museum in Massachusetts by New York authorities investigating antiquities stolen from Turkey, per the AP . The seizure is the latest in an ongoing investigation into a smuggling network involving objects looted...

On NYC's Labor Day Weekend, a 'Sci-Fi Inspired Scenario'

NYPD says it will deploy surveillance drones to check on too-large holiday gatherings

(Newser) - Americans across the nation are gearing up for their final summer weekend, but for residents of New York City, there may be what the AP calls "an uninvited guest looming over their festivities." The NYPD announced Thursday it will deploy surveillance drones throughout Labor Day weekend to check...

Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing Singing Coach in 'Senseless' Attack

Under plea deal, Lauren Pazienza will be sentenced to 8 years for NYC attack

(Newser) - The woman who killed an 87-year-old Broadway singing coach in an unprovoked attack last year had pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and will be sentenced to eight years in prison—a fraction of the 25 years Lauren Pazienza could have received if the case had gone to trial, the AP...

Disgraced Ex-Police Chief Solicited Sex in Park: Cops

James Burke, formerly of the Suffolk County Police, asked ranger, 'Do you know who I am?'

(Newser) - A former New York police chief who led the investigation into the Long Island serial killings before he was sent to prison for beating a suspect was arrested again Tuesday, this time for allegedly soliciting sex in a public park. James Burke, who led the Suffolk County Police Department from...

New York City Councilwoman Gets 'Very Creepy' On-Camera Kiss

Inna Vernikov was mid-interview when man kissed her without consent

(Newser) - New York City Councilwoman Inna Vernikov had what she later referred to as a "very creepy" moment in the middle of a TV interview Thursday. A CBS New York reporter was talking to Vernikov on Brighton Beach in Brooklyn when a man walking by suddenly kissed the Republican councilwoman...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst States to Live In

Massachusetts tops WalletHub's list; New Mexico comes in last

(Newser) - Whether you're looking to relocate or just nosy about how your state ranks, WalletHub has a new analysis out on America's ideal places to live. The site looked at all 50 states across more than four dozen metrics, in five main categories: affordability; economy, including a state's...

Trump's Ex-Fixer Is Fixing for a Seat in Congress

Michael Cohen is considering run in New York as a Dem, with possible primary against Jerry Nadler

(Newser) - Former Trump fixer , ex-attorney , and convicted felon Michael Cohen may soon be adding a new descriptor before his name: congressional candidate. "I am interested and there's a multitude of folks encouraging me to run," the 56-year-old told Semafor on Thursday, noting that he lives on Manhattan's...

Teen Drowns After Jumping From Waterfall in the Catskills

He and a friend got caught in current at the base

(Newser) - A teenager from New York City died after jumping from the ledge of a waterfall in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains on Tuesday afternoon. The Brooklyn 16-year-old and a friend both jumped from the Fawn's Leap waterfall, which is about 24 feet above the surface of the water,...

Scary NYC Morning: 'This Could Have Been Much Worse'

Only minor injuries reported after crane's arm plummets to the street in Manhattan

(Newser) - A towering construction crane caught fire high above the west side of Manhattan on Wednesday morning, then lost its long arm , which smashed against a nearby building, dangled, and then plummeted to the street as people ran for their lives on the sidewalk below, the AP reports. Four people suffered...

After Heuermann Arrest, Cold Cases in 3 States Get New Look

Long Island architect owns property in Nevada, South Carolina; Atlantic City looking its cases over

(Newser) - Unsolved murders "around the nation" are getting a fresh look this week in light of the arrest of suspected serial killer Rex Heuermann, Suffolk County, New York, Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison tells WABC . Heuermann is charged with killing three sex workers on Long Island, and is considered the prime...

Heuermann's 'Blindsided' Wife Files for Divorce

Cops seize second Chevy Avalanche, a vehicle that proved key to finding suspect

(Newser) - The wife of Rex Heuermann, the man charged with killing three sex workers found dead on Long Island and the prime suspect in the murder of a fourth, has filed for divorce, NBC News reports. A lawyer confirms a summons and complaint were filed in Suffolk County Supreme Court on...

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Suspected Long Island Serial Killer Arrested

Architect Rex Heuermann linked to bodies found along Ocean Parkway in 2010: reports

(Newser) - The Long Island serial killer has allegedly been found. Police in New York's Suffolk County have arrested a man allegedly tied to the Gilgo Beach murders on Long Island, which have stumped law enforcement for more than a decade. Authorities have found 11 sets of remains along Ocean Parkway...

'The Amount of Water Is Extraordinary'

Heavy rainfall leads to flash floods across New York state, killing woman and stranding drivers

(Newser) - Bridges collapsed, streets filled with water, and dozens of drivers were stranded Sunday evening due to flash flooding caused by heavy rainfall across a portion of New York state. The New York Times reports that the Hudson Valley, which includes the West Point Military Academy in Orange County, was hardest...

Unwanted Guests Show Their Teeth at New York's Beaches

Multiple shark bites reported off Long Island, Fire Island over the last few days

(Newser) - It's beach season in New York—and apparently for the sharks hanging around in the waters off the Empire State's popular beaches, as well. As NBC News reports, several people were bitten by sharks on Monday and Tuesday, though none were fatal. The details:
  • A 15-year-old boy was

2 Boys, 14, Die While 'Subway Surfing' in NYC

Authorities are begging people not to try the dangerous stunt

(Newser) - In separate tragedies a week apart, two 14-year-olds died while "subway surfing" in New York City last month. On Thursday night, police were called to a Queens subway station and found Jevon Fraser unresponsive on a train platform with wounds "indicative of falling from an elevated height,"...

Dog Walk in Central Park Ends With Dog Fatally Stabbed

2 sets of dog walkers got into an argument

(Newser) - A New York couple's dog walk through Central Park ended with one of their dogs fatally stabbed after an altercation with another dog walker who then fled. The couple was walking a pit bull and a miniature pinscher, both leashed, when three unleashed dogs started attacking their pups, biting...

'Impossibly Rare' Books Are Now on the Auction Block

First editions from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, and more currently on offer at Christie's New York

(Newser) - Calling all book lovers: Christie's New York is teasing the sale of "the best collection of early American literature to come to market in a generation," per the Wall Street Journal . On offer is the nation's first spy novel, as well as its first bestseller written...

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