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378 Starbucks customers buy coffee for next in line

nypost.com — ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida. She ordered an iced coffee around 7 a.m. Wednesday in St. Petersburg and asked to pay for the caramel macchiato for the stranger in the car behind her.

Woman discovers 50,000 bees in her NYC apartment

nypost.com — A Queens woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees! WABC-TV reports beekeepers removed the super swarm from Frieda Turkmenilli's ceiling this week after her neighbors...
Aug 22, 2014

#BEES RT @nypmetro: Beekeepers removed a super swarm of 50,000 bees from this poor woman's Queens apartment nyp.st/1llIX9K

Firefighter critical after electric shock during ice bucket challenge

nypost.com — CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - Four firefighters were injured - two seriously - when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday.
Aug 22, 2014

Firefighter critical after electric shock during ice bucket challenge nyp.st/1pjoYs2 via @nypost // Good grief.

Aug 22, 2014

A firefighter is in critical condition after electric shock during an ice bucket challenge nyp.st/1q4xzOd

Riot cops ready for Sharpton rally on Saturday

nypost.com — Hundreds of cops have been ordered to bring their "hats and bats" - helmets and old-school wooden nightsticks - to the Rev. Al Sharpton's march against police brutality, sources said Thursday. About 350 officers, some on their days off, were told to report to the Staten Island rally at 6 a.m.
Aug 22, 2014

Sharpton friday: Obama's go-between politi.co/1tyApvl How cops prep for tomo: bit.ly/1tyAvD3 His op-ed: nydn.us/1q4kpAP

Aug 22, 2014

hmm: "Riot cops ready for Sharpton rally on Saturday" nyp.st/1q3FZoO

Hagel: Islamic State ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’

nypost.com — The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday. "They are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it's in Iraq or anywhere else," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @nypost: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Islamic State militants are "beyond anything we've seen" nyp.st/1q0NJJ7

Obama’s wise steps

nypost.com — President Obama has made some good moves in confronting ISIS. He deserves credit for that. For starters, we've learned the president secretly sent special-ops forces into Syria in a risky mission to rescue US journalist James Foley and other ISIS hostages. It's horrible those hostages weren't found and Foley was beheaded.
Aug 22, 2014

An editorial headlined "Obama's wise steps" in Iraq. The New York Times? No, the New York Post nypost.com/2014/08/22/oba…

Shuberts intend to build a brand-new theater

nypost.com — The Shubert Organization, Broadway's biggest and most powerful landlord, is expanding its Times Square empire. The company recently made a bid for New World Stages, the complex of underground off-Broadway theaters on West 50th Street.
Aug 22, 2014

A new theater for Broadway? Apparently the Shubert Organization has plans in the works bit.ly/1whlsTE

Peter Capaldi is an older, wiser ‘Doctor’

nypost.com — Taking on the lead role in "Doctor Who" is a life-changing gig for any actor. After five decades, the Doctor has become one of the most iconic characters in British television - and, increasingly, all over the world. But few come to the part with as much unabashed fandom as Peter Capaldi, the 56-year-old actor making his debut in Saturday's season premiere.
Aug 22, 2014

New 'Doctor Who' star Peter Capaldi on his own Whovian past, Italian Daleks and scene-stealing eyebrows. nypost.com/2014/08/21/pet…

Why this may be the beginning of the Yankees’ offensive downfall

nypost.com — The Yankees won 3-0 Thursday. Brandon McCarthy was the matinee hero. Maybe because the righty - liberated to throw his cutter and four-seamer away from Arizona - has morphed into a version of prime Josh Johnson. Maybe because this is how limp day games after night games look like in an age of sterner testing for amphetamines and steroids.
Aug 22, 2014

Column 2 nyp.st/YGOP2O Is this sad #Yankees offense a preview -- not just of the last quarter of this season, but the future, too?

Neanderthals, modern humans interacted for thousands of years

nypost.com — A groundbreaking new study about the relationship between modern humans and Neanderthals has revealed that the two co-existed in Europe for as long as 5,000 years - 10 times longer than scientists previously believed. An international team of researchers at Oxford University used highly advanced dating methods to analyze new evidence that has provided an in-depth understanding of how the two species interacted, the BBC reports.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @nypost: Turns out modern humans and Neanderthals co-existed for FAR longer than previously believed nyp.st/1lkdqEZ pic.twitter.com/1KeNOoEuXW

Brooklyn Bridge flags returned to US embassy

nypost.com — The American flags that were stolen from the top of the Brooklyn Bridge by German artists have been returned to US custody in Germany, sources said. The two flags have been transferred to the US embassy in Berlin, where artists Mischa Leinkauf and Matthias Wermke flew after they performed the daring feat, according to law enforcement sources.

New Argentina advance illegal, rules Griesa

nypost.com — The move by leaders of a "lawless" Argentina to avoid paying a group of US hedge funds $1.65 billion on defaulted debt was dealt a blow on Thursday when the judge overseeing the case said the proposed action was illegal.
Aug 22, 2014

Argentina plan to avoid paying Singer illegal, but no contempt citation, rules Griesa nyp.st/VKqzLa via @nypost #nyp

Aug 22, 2014

New Argentina advance illegal, but no contempt citation, rules Griesa nyp.st/VKqzLa via @nypost #nyp

Ackman gets needed Allergan votes

nypost.com — Activist Bill Ackman has the votes to call a special shareholders meeting of Allergan shareholders, and a federal trial isn't going to stop him, a California federal judge said Thursday. Judge David Carter mentioned the votes in a order denying the botox maker's motion to expedite its case against Ackman, his Pershing Square hedge fund and Valeant, a Canadian drug company.