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Grimm to plead guilty to felony count of tax evasion

nydailynews.com — Rep. Michael Grimm will plead guilty on Tuesday to a felony charge of cheating on his taxes at a Manhattan restuarant he co-owned before entering Congress, the Daily News has learned. The Staten Island Republican will enter the plea in Brooklyn federal court. A 1 p.m.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @POLITICO_Steve: I find it difficult to imagine Boehner will let Grimm stay after his expected guilty plea. nydn.us/1vhnKg5

Dec 22, 2014

RT @errollouis: BREAKING: Rep. Michael Grimm to plead guilty to felony count of tax evasion, sources say   nydn.us/1vhnKg5 pic.twitter.com/nLxE7VWEZ5

Dec 22, 2014

RT @errollouis: BREAKING: Rep. Michael Grimm to plead guilty to felony count of tax evasion, sources say   nydn.us/1vhnKg5 pic.twitter.com/nLxE7VWEZ5

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Yankees will pay for education of children of NYPD cop Ramos

nydailynews.com — Yankee owner George Steinbrenner died in 2010, but his appreciation for the men in blue who protect New York City lives on.
Dec 22, 2014

A little good news, in case you need it: Yankees will pay for education of cops' kids m.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-c…

Dec 21, 2014

RT @benpershing: This is the exceedingly rare moment where I praise the Yankees (and George Steinbrenner) m.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-c…

Dec 21, 2014

This is the exceedingly rare moment where I praise the Yankees (and George Steinbrenner) m.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-c…

Dec 21, 2014

NY Yankees will pay for the educations of kids of murdered NYPD officer! m.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-c… per @NYDailyNews

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Joe Cocker dead at 70 of lung cancer

nydailynews.com — Legendary "With A Little Help from My Friends" singer Joe Cocker has died at age 70 after a long battle with lung cancer, Sony Music said in a statement Monday. The British-born crooner died at his home in Colorado, the Yorkshire Post reported. Other Joe Cocker hits include "Feelin' Alright" and "You Are So Beautiful."

Mother of NYPD cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley ‘deeply sorry'

nydailynews.com — The grieving mother of the gunman who killed two NYPD police officers extended her condolences to their families Monday, saying she understood their pain. "I am still deeply sorry about what happened at the hands of my son," said Shakwura Dabre, 54, of Brooklyn. "And please accept my deepest condolences, sincerely.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @joekemp: Mother of NYPD cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley 'deeply sorry' about murders: nydn.us/1wBXscZ pic.twitter.com/wWZIy8cH7M

Dec 22, 2014

RT @joekemp: Mother of NYPD cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley 'deeply sorry' about murders: nydn.us/1wBXscZ pic.twitter.com/wWZIy8cH7M

Dec 22, 2014

Mother of NYPD cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley ‘deeply sorry about what happened’ nydn.us/1wBXscZ

Dec 22, 2014

RT @NYDailyNews: Mother of NYPD cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley: “I am still deeply sorry about what happened at the hands of my son.” nydn.us/1wf3bAe

Dec 22, 2014

Mother of NYPD cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley 'deeply sorry' about murders: nydn.us/1wBXscZ pic.twitter.com/wWZIy8cH7M

Yankees will pay for education of children of NYPD cop Ramos

nydailynews.com — Yankee owner George Steinbrenner died in 2010, but his appreciation for the men and women in blue who protect New York City lives on.
Dec 22, 2014

Yankees will pay for education of children of NYPD cop Rafael Ramos who was killed while on duty Saturday  nydn.us/1sXkTxG

Dec 22, 2014

(Even a Mets fan like me can appreciate how much of a class act Steinbrenner was for Silver Shield Foundation) nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-c…

Dec 22, 2014

Yankees will pay for education of children of NYPD cop Rafael Ramos who was killed while on duty Saturday  nydn.us/1sXkTxG

Dec 22, 2014

Yankees will pay for education of children of NYPD cop Ramos nydn.us/1HlfhhL

Dec 22, 2014

NY Yankees will pay for education of children of #NYPD cop Rafael Ramos who was killed while on duty Saturday nydn.us/1sXkTxG

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NYPD top cop Bill Bratton vows to 'move it forward'

nydailynews.com — Two days after a pair of New York City cops were "assassinated" while sitting in their police car, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton solemnly vowed to "move it forward." Speaking on the "Today" show on Monday morning, Bratton said his heart went out to the families of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were gunned down by Ismaaiyl Brinsley in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon.
Dec 22, 2014

De Blasio makes call to 'put aside political debates, put aside protests' until slain NYPD officers are laid to rest nydn.us/1rcDwMZ

Dec 22, 2014

RT @NYDailyNews: One of the many signs of support seen by the Brooklyn corner where 2 NYPD officers were killed nydn.us/1vhm0U2 pic.twitter.com/ZihPhqaqAN

Dec 22, 2014

De Blasio makes call to 'put aside political debates, put aside protests' until slain NYPD officers are laid to rest nydn.us/1rcDwMZ

Dec 22, 2014

De Blasio visits families of slain NYPD officers as cops ordered to double-up on assignments nydn.us/1rcDwMZ

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Phil Hughes gets three-year extension from Twins

nydailynews.com — Phil Hughes' career was revitalized last season after his move to Minnesota. Now he's planning on staying there for a long time. According to a source, Hughes agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract extension with the Twins, a deal which will keep the 28-year-old in Minnesota through the 2019 season.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @PhilMackey: Wow. RT @FeinsandNYDN: Source: Phil Hughes has agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension with the Twins. nydn.us/1zoxFaj

Dec 22, 2014

RT @AaronGleeman: Twins and Phil Hughes agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension that keeps him under team control through 2019. nydn.us/1wVRFPb

Dec 22, 2014

RT @FeinsandNYDN: Source: Phil Hughes has agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension with the Twins. nydn.us/1zoxFaj

Dec 22, 2014

Wow, nice. RT @FeinsandNYDN: Source: Phil Hughes has agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension with the Twins. nydn.us/1zoxFaj

Dec 22, 2014

Source: Phil Hughes has agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension with the Twins. nydn.us/1zoxFaj

Jumaane Williams: Protests should pause after murder of cops

nydailynews.com — Protests calling for police reform should halt briefly out of respect for the two officers slain this weekend, Councilman Jumaane Williams said Monday. "I personally believe there should be a day or two or three moratorium out of respect for the officers that were executed," Williams (D-Brooklyn), who has participated in prominent protests since a grand jury declined to indict a cop in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, said on MSNBC.
Dec 22, 2014

@JumaaneWilliams does right thing calling for short protest hiatus. I wish he and I agreed on EVERYTHING nydn.us/1vhghh2 #equality

Dec 22, 2014

RT @erinmdurkin: Jumaane Williams: Protests should pause after murder of officers nydn.us/1vhghh2

Dec 22, 2014

Jumaane Williams: Protests should pause after murder of officers nydn.us/1vhghh2

Live: Mayor de Blasio on police/community bonds

nydailynews.com — Watch live as Mayor de Blasio addresses a Manhattan audience on "Strengthening the Bond between Police and the Community" in the wake of the murder of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. De Blasio is scheduled to speak at 1:15 p.m. at the sold-out Police Athletic League December luncheon on Park Avenue.
Dec 22, 2014

WATCH LIVE: De Blasio speaks on 'strengthening the bond between police and the community' after NYPD deaths nydn.us/1wBS3m3

Dec 22, 2014

RT @DNDailyPolitics: Watch live: Mayor de Blasio speaks on 'strengthening the bond between police and the community' after NYPD deaths nydn.us/1wBS3m3

Dec 22, 2014

RT @DNDailyPolitics: Watch live: Mayor de Blasio speaks on 'strengthening the bond between police and the community' after NYPD deaths nydn.us/1wBS3m3

Bill Cosby accused of raping ex-girlfriend of Sammy Davis Jr

nydailynews.com — Bill Cosby was a rat who stalked prey in his own pack, a former girlfriend of Sammy Davis Jr. says. Katherine McKee alleges Cosby raped her in a Michigan hotel room in the early 1970s when she was on tour with Davis.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @summeranne: jfc the number of accusers is so staggering that these new accusations barely even made it to my timeline nydailynews.com/news/national/…

Dec 22, 2014

jfc the number of accusers is so staggering that these new accusations barely even made it to my timeline nydailynews.com/news/national/…

Dec 22, 2014

RT @emilynussbaum: Ugh. Sammy Davis, Jr.'s old girlfriend Katherine McKee says Bill Cosby raped her, too: nydailynews.com/news/national/…

Dec 22, 2014

Ugh. Sammy Davis, Jr.'s old girlfriend Katherine McKee says Bill Cosby raped her, too: nydailynews.com/news/national/…

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Gov. Cuomo, Al Sharpton speakabout tamping down the tensions

nydailynews.com — Two days after two NYPD cops were viciously murdered, Gov. Cuomo Monday morning spoke with the Rev. Al Sharpton to talk about ways of tamping down the boiling tensions that have plauged the city since the Eric Garner case.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @NYDNHammond: Gov. Cuomo spoke with Al Sharpton about tamping down the tensions: source nydn.us/13VcO1a

Dec 22, 2014

Gov. Cuomo spoke with Al Sharpton about tamping down the tensions: source nydn.us/13VcO1a

Dec 22, 2014

Gov. Cuomo spoke with Al Sharpton this morning about reducing tensions, @klnynews reports nydn.us/13VcO1a

Mayor de Blasio has not spoken to Rev. Al Sharpton since Sat

nydailynews.com — Mayor de Blasio has not spoken to the Rev. Al Sharpton since Saturday, when two NYPD cops were shot in the head, execution-style, in Brooklyn. In contrast, Gov. Cuomo on Monday morning spoke with Sharpton to discuss ways to cool tensions in the city, our Ken Lovett reported.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @DNDailyPolitics: Mayor de Blasio has not spoken to Rev. Al Sharpton since two cops were murdered on Saturday nydn.us/1wBYpBX

Dec 22, 2014

RT @DNDailyPolitics: Mayor de Blasio has not spoken to Rev. Al Sharpton since two cops were murdered on Saturday nydn.us/1wBYpBX

Woody poised to hire Casserly for expected Jets shakeup

nydailynews.com — Woody Johnson is lining up former Houston and Washington general manager Charley Casserly as a consultant if he decides to make organizational changes, according to a source. The Jets owner will decide Rex Ryan and John Idzik's fates, but he'll lean on at least Casserly for any general manager and/or head coaching searches, according to a source.
Dec 22, 2014

Smartest football move he's made in a while? >> Woody Johnson poised to hire Charley Casserly as a consultant nydn.us/1wBW3mL

Dec 22, 2014

RT @NYDNSports: Woody Johnson poised to hire Charlie Casserly for expected @nyjets shakeup. nydn.us/16JWOjQ -@MMehtaNYDN

NYS inspector general probing Thruway Authority

nydailynews.com — Here is an expanded version of the second item of my "Albany Insider" column in Monday's editions: The state Inspector General's Office is finalizing a bombshell investigation into the state Thruway Authority that is said to reach the highest levels of the organization, sources say.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @NYDNHammond: NYS IG "is finalizing a bombshell investigation into the state Thruway Authority" nydn.us/1wTQPlX

Dec 22, 2014

NYS IG "is finalizing a bombshell investigation into the state Thruway Authority" nydn.us/1wTQPlX

Dec 22, 2014

RT @klnynews: NYS inspector general probing Thruway Authority - NY Daily News m.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypol…

Family and friends throw wedding for woman with cancer

nydailynews.com — A rare form of cancer didn't stop one bride from celebrating her dream day. On Thanksgiving, Liza Haynie Heaton of Louisiana rushed to the hospital with stomach pains. She got devastating news: The cancer she thought she had beaten three years earlier, synovial sarcoma, was back - with a vengeance.
Dec 22, 2014

RT @vic_taylor: Family and friends throw surprise wedding for Louisiana bride with terminal cancer nydn.us/1wBT0ed -@meredithengel #LoveforLiza

Dec 22, 2014

Family and friends throw surprise wedding for Louisiana bride with terminal cancer nydn.us/1wBT0ed -@meredithengel #LoveforLiza

Bernie Goetz shares bizarre beliefs on wide range of issues

nydailynews.com — It's the world according to Bernie Goetz. The infamous "Subway Vigilante" - who was back in court Thursday for his misdemeanor pot sale case - expressed his bizarre beliefs on issues ranging from the Central Park horse carriage battle to overpopulation. Goetz said he planned to deliver a pamphlet titled "The Central Park Carriage Situation" to Mayor de Blasio.

Two cops shot in Brooklyn: sources

nydailynews.com — Two NYPD cops were shot in Brooklyn Saturday, police sources said. The shooting took place near Myrtle Ave. and Tompkins Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, sources said. Both officers were rushed to Woodhull Hospital. Witness Sarah Khan, 22, said the suspect, after shooting the two cops, ran about a block to the Myrtle/Willoughby G train subway station, with officers in pursuit.
Dec 21, 2014

"A second slay attempt on NYPD officers was narrowly avoided early Sunday when a gunman’s weapon jammed." m.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-c…

Dec 21, 2014

RT @stevenburg: A second slay attempt on @NYPDNews officers was narrowly avoided early Sunday when a gunman’s weapon jammed. nydn.us/1xARs5I

Dec 21, 2014

RT @NYDailyNews: A second slay attempt on @NYPDNews officers was narrowly avoided early Sunday when a gunman’s weapon jammed. nydn.us/1xARs5I

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New York among worst U.S. cities for singles: study

nydailynews.com — Cash-strapped singles looking to mingle really do have it rough in pricey NYC. New York is the seventh worst U.S. city for singles thanks in part to the high cost of traditional dating activities like eating out and going to the movies, according to a WalletHub analysis.

James Woods calls Sharpton 'disgusting pig' on Twitter

nydailynews.com — Actor James Woods called the Rev. Al Sharpton a "disgusting pig" who is "responsible" for the murder of two NYPD cops in a Twitter rampage on Sunday. Woods targeted Sharpton as well as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio one day after Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were killed in the line of duty in Brooklyn.
Dec 22, 2014

Actor James Woods calls Al Sharpton a 'disgusting pig' who is 'responsible' for the murder of two NYPD cops in rant nydn.us/1Cv80em

Dec 22, 2014

Thanks, @nydailynews. we were all waiting with bated breath to know what @RealJamesWoods had to say about @TheRevAl nydn.us/1wBNMz4