Tag: New York

Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Defeated Crowley in Major Upset [VIDEO]

Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley of New York, , suffered a shocking primary defeat on Tuesday, defeated by a 28-year-old political newcomer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former organizer for Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. Mr. Crowley, the No. 4 Democrat in the House, had drastically outspent his lesser-known rival to no avail, as Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign was lifted…

5 Killed In New York City Helicopter Crash

Five people were killed Sunday evening when a helicopter crashed into New York City’s East River and then flipped on its side, authorities said. There were six people on board the helicopter; one was rescued by a tugboat, and five were “recovered by divers,” officials said. During a news conference, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro…

New York Tightens Security To Keep Thanksgiving Parade Safe

New York City has stepped up security for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade following terrorist attacks on outdoor gathering spots in several cities around the world, including a Manhattan bike path. The Thursday parade is one of the biggest outdoor holiday events in the U.S., and features performances of Broadway hits, marching bands, elaborate floats,…

Louis C.K. Cancels Movie Premiere In Advance Of Reported NYT Story

Louis C.K.’s new polemical film ‘I Love You, Daddy’ Thursday’s New York premiere was abruptly canceled just hours before it was scheduled to start. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the New York city premiere of comedian and accused Not A Good Person Louis C.K.’s upcoming film, “I Love You, Daddy,” has been canceled. The event…

Governor Races In Virginia, New Jersey Top Tuesday’s 2017 Elections

Voters in Virginia and New Jersey are picking new governors on Tuesday, the headline races in an off-year election that also features a race to fill Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s (R) seat in Utah’s 3rd congressional district, New York’s mayor’s office, and a state race that will determine party control of Washington State’s Senate. In New…

Mueller Working With NY Attorney General in Manafort Probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is reportedly working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to look into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s finances. According to Politico, the two sides “have shared evidence and talked frequently in recent weeks about a potential case,” and have allegedly uncovered “evidence on financial crimes, including potential money…

2017 Tony Awards: Great Comet Leads With 12 Nominations

The 2017 Tony Awards will take place on June 11. Hosted by Kevin Spacey, the ceremony will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” shot ahead of the pack during the 71st annual Tony Award nominations, which were announced live on Tuesday morning. See…

New York Judge’s Body Found Along Hudson River

The body of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first Muslim woman in U.S. history to serve on the bench, was discovered Wednesday floating in the Hudson River. Police said they are investigating what happened to the 65-year-old associate judge, the first African American ever to serve on New York’s state Court of Appeals. Her fully clothed body…

Chuck Barris, Of ‘Gong Show,’ Dies At 87

Chuck Barris, the multi-talented impresario and creator of The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, died Tuesday in Palisades, New York, at the age of 87. Barris died of natural causes, according to his publicist. He was a show creator and songwriter, and he wrote hits like “Palisades Park,” which made it to No. 3…

U.S. Limits Devices on Planes From 8 Muslim-Majority Nations

Starting Tuesday morning, electronic devices larger than a smartphone are forbidden from passenger cabins on foreign airlines’ nonstop flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries across the Middle East and Africa. The new Trump administration policy, which took effect at 3 a.m. ET, means passengers traveling from those areas must check…

Flights, School Canceled As Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Airlines canceled thousands of flights on Monday as the Northeast braced for a fast-moving winter storm expected to hit parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut with up to two feet of snow by early Wednesday. The storm, Stella, began hitting the East Coast from Washington, D.C., to New York with ice and…

Bomb Threats On Jewish Schools, Community Centers Reported In 12 States

At least 20 Jewish community centers and day schools across the U.S. reported receiving bomb threats Monday, the latest in a recent uptick of anti-Semitic acts. The threats extended across 12 states, including Maryland, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Michigan, Alabama, and Rhode Island, NBC News reported. The latest…

Bob Costas Steps Down as Olympics TV Host

Next year NBC’s coverage of Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Bob Costas will no longer be the network’s primetime Olympic anchor after 24 years on the job. Costas announced Thursday his departure from the high-profile role, and will be succeeded by Mike Tirico, who joined NBC last spring. “It just felt to me like…

Obama: We Will Make This a ‘Smooth, Peaceful’ Transition [VIDEO]

From the Rose Garden, President Obama spoke of his plans to “do everything I can” to help President-elect Donald Trump “smoothly and peacefully” transition into the White House. Obama has invited Trump to visit the Oval Office on Thursday to discuss those plans. “It is no secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty…

Hillary Clinton Concession Speech Set For 10:30 ET – WATCH LIVE

Hillary Clinton is about to deliver her formal concession speech at 10:30 AM ET … 7:30 AM PT. Her campaign chair, John Podesta, sent the crowd home at around 2 AM ET. She called Trump last night to congratulate him, but today she’ll talk to America. Click HERE To WATCH LIVE Hillary Clinton Concession Speech…

AP: Donald Trump Wins Presidency

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. ET, the Associated Press called the 2016 presidential election for Republican nominee Donald Trump. The electoral call caps off a night of twists and turns, including shocking victories for Trump in states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, and Ohio—all states which Hillary Clinton was favored to win, even if by…

Donald Trump Takes Ohio, Florida, North Carolina

Donald Trump pulled out major victories in the key battleground states of Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina. The Buckeye State previously voted for Barack Obama in both the 2008 and 2012 elections, as did both North Carolina and Florida. All three races were projected as toss-ups by most major polling outlets leading up to Election…

Election Night: Hillary Clinton Wins New York

Hillary Clinton has won New York, CNN and NBC News report. Clinton served as a senator for New York from 2000 until 2009, when she joined President Obama’s Cabinet as secretary of state, and currently lives in the New York suburb of Chappaqua; Donald Trump was born in Queens, New York, and resides in Trump…

AP: ‘Apprentice’ Cast And Crew Says Trump Was Vulgar And Sexist

A new report alleges that Trump’s behind-the-scenes behavior on the NBC show, The Apprentice, was “sexist” and “lewd.” Trump reportedly made repeated demeaning comments about female contestants and crew members on his hit show The Apprentice, according to an investigation by The Associated Press. The AP said on Monday that interviews with more than 20…

Arizona Republic Endorses Hillary Clinton [VIDEO]

For the first time in its history, the Arizona Republic newspaper is supporting a Democrat for president, endorsing Hillary Clinton. In an editorial published Tuesday night, the board wrote that Clinton, not Donald Trump, understands the “challenges the United States faces domestically and internationally demand a steady hand, a cool head, and the ability to…

Trump Gets $18 Million In Online Donations After Debate

Donald Trump’s campaign boasts Trump earned $18 million in online donations within 24 hours of the first presidential debate on Monday, a marked shift from his strategy in the primaries, when he emphasized his independence from donors. Still, Trump has broken Republican records for small-donor fundraising throughout the general election. Many mega-donors, though, remain hesitant…

Trump Says His Debate Mic Was ‘Defective’ [VIDEO]

The Donald complained about his microphone after the debate was over suggesting that the whole presidential debate may have been rigged. “And they also gave me a defective mic. Did you notice that?” Trump told reporters after the debate. “My mic was defective within the room.” “I wonder. Was that on purpose?’ Trump went on.…

Meet Latina Miss Universe Alicia Machado Insulted By Trump [VIDEO]

On last night debate Hillary Clinton mentioned Alicia Machado, a former winner of Trump’s Miss Universe pageant, who told Inside Edition this year that Donald Trump referred to her as “Miss Housekeeping” and “Miss Piggy” after she gained weight following her victory in 1996. “After that episode, I was sick, anorexia and bulimia for five…

CNN Poll: Hillary Clinton Won First Debate – WATCH FULL VIDEO

According to a CNN/ORC snap poll, there was no question about who won the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The poll of debate watchers, released after the event, showed Clinton winning, 62 percent to 27 percent. “The poll suggests the debate audience was a bit more Democratic than the public as…

Watch First Presidential Debate Live Stream 9PM/ET

The first presidential debate of 2016 will be held on September 26 at Hofstra University in New York, moderated by Lester Holt of NBC News. Click Here To Watch The Presidential Debate Live Stream < ---------- On Monday, Holt announced the three topics he has selected for the debate: America’s Direction, Achieving Prosperity, and Securing…

Trump ‘Didn’t Know’ If Lester Holt Was a Democrat [VIDEO]

Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway admitted Monday that Trump didn’t know if the NBC debate moderator Lester Holt was a Democrat or a Republican. Trump claimed he was a Democrat last week in an interview with Bill O’Reilly. Trump said, “It’s a phony system. They are all Democrats. It’s a very unfair system.” On…

NYC Bomb Suspect Charged in Cop Shootout

The New York City bombing suspect has been charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law-enforcement officer. Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was apprehended Monday morning following a shootout with cops in Linden, New Jersey, in which is accused of injuring two officers. Rahami is believed to be responsible for explosive devices planted in…

Ahmad Khan Rahami Sought in NYC Area Bombings

The FBI announced it is searching for Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, of New Jersey in connection with a bombing in Manhattan on Saturday night. The FBI reportedly executed a search warrant in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where Rahami was believed to be living. Rahami was born in Afghanistan in 1988 and is a U.S. citizen. “Should…

Surveillance VIDEO Shows Explosion In Chelsea Manhattan

Police are hunting for answers on what caused an explosion that injured 29 people in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, shortly before a second suspicious device was found nearby. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters early indications are that the explosion at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan at about 8.30 p.m.…

Suspect in NYC Imam’s Murder Arrested [VIDEO]

Police have arrested and identified a man suspected of murdering an imam and his friend after they left a New York mosque on Saturday afternoon. Oscar Morel, 35, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Officials said Morel shot both 55-year-old Imam Alauddin Akonjee…