[Video: Silas Maniatis, GIF: @faketv]
The mayor known far and wide for his public health initiatives will preside over the annual weigh-in ceremony for hot dog-eating champions. READ MORE
A Muslim convert from New York was sentenced on Friday to 11-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to threatening the writers of the satirical “South Park” television show for their depiction of the Prophet Mohammad and to other criminal charges.
Jesse Curtis Morton, 33, who is also known as Younus Abdullah Muhammed, was put on three years of probation after he completes his prison term. The sentence was handed down in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Morton, who ran a website that encouraged Muslims to engage in violence against enemies of Islam, pleaded guilty in February to making threatening communications, using the Internet to put others in fear and using his position as leader of the Revolution Muslim organization’s Internet sites to conspire to commit murder.
The New York Republican Party hired an ultra-religious Jewish consultant to boost its image in a state that contains the single biggest Jewish enclave outside of Israel. Unfortunately, that same person may not believe in Israel’s existence.
Occupy Wall Street filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against New York City, claiming authorities destroyed $47,000 worth of books, computers and other equipment confiscated from the protesters’ encampment in lower Manhattan last fall.
Police conducted a surprise overnight raid at Zuccotti Park in November, clearing scores of protesters who had set up tents at the plaza near Wall Street and dealing a significant blow to the movement’s potency.
As part of the sweep, Occupy claims, police officers seized more than 3,000 books from the “People’s Library.” While some of the books were eventually returned, many were in unusable condition, while the rest were apparently destroyed, according to Occupy’s lawyer, Norman Siegel.
The lawsuit also questions whether the raid itself was constitutional, Siegel said.
Every time I see this at Quays, I ponder how many drunken sacrificial lambs had to plunge down these stairs with their lives flashing before their eyes (or not) before someone thought to throw these up on the wall of the landing.
I wonder how many people used it to fake like they were catching a baseball.
Brandon Proust pounds on Zac Rinaldo during last night’s Rangers-Flyers game. New York won 5-3 to clinch the No. 1 playoff seed in the East. (Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
Hockey fights are the best.
Rep.-elect Bob Turnerhas a colorful resume: as a television syndication executive, he helped advance the careers of talk show hosts Jerry Springer and Sally Jesse Raphael. Less known was the fact that he helped launch conservative talker Rush Limbaugh’s television career, as well.
Limbaugh, who had kept uncharacteristically silent about the New York special election on his show until after the election, acknowledged his friendship with Turner on the show Wednesday- and his deep rooting interest in the race.
“It was Bob Turner who took the flier. And it was then that Roger Ailes and I teamed up and then partnered with Bob Turner,” said Limbaugh. “I kept waiting for Democrat opposition research to discover this and start plastering it all over the place and I didn’t see that.” [read more]