Thanksgiving travel 2018: Best and worst times to leave New York City
Nov20

Thanksgiving travel 2018: Best and worst times to leave New York City

New York City traffic is always something residents here have to contend with, but with millions of people expected to embark on some Thanksgiving travel around the holiday, delays may be worse than usual. Nationwide, more than 54.3 million Americans are expected to hit the roads, rails or air for 2018 Thanksgiving travel, according to AAA, all journeying 50 miles or more from home for the holiday. That’s a 4.8 increase in travelers...

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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, 22, faces 32 years on charges of racketeering and firearms
Nov20

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, 22, faces 32 years on charges of racketeering and firearms

Brooklyn-born rapper and INstagram star Tekashi 6ix9ine, 22, thrives on controversy ranging from his rainbow-colored hair, facial tattoos, bragging about gang violence, and brushes with the law. He also is loved by fans and the music industry having dominated Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop and Top Rap Albums chart as well as making generous donations to charities and school.  The rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandaz, is...

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Local NYC politicians not impressed by perks offered to Amazon
Nov15

Local NYC politicians not impressed by perks offered to Amazon

With more than 230 cities wooing Amazon to build it’s next headquarters in their town, you’d think that the residents and local NYC politicians would be thrilled that the the world’s largest retailer is coming to Long Island City, NY. Think again.     On Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio touted Amazon’s arrival as the “biggest private investment in the city and state of New...

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Brother of Sinaloa Cartel leader testifies against ‘El Chapo’
Nov15

Brother of Sinaloa Cartel leader testifies against ‘El Chapo’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was a top leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel along with drug lord Ismael Zambada for years and personally invested in massive cocaine shipments to the United States, Zambada’s brother told jurors on Wednesday. The testimony from Jesus Reynaldo Zambada, 57, came on the second day of Guzman’s drug trafficking trial in Brooklyn federal court. Jesus Zambada,...

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Anxious juror delays opening statements in ‘El Chapo’ trial
Nov14

Anxious juror delays opening statements in ‘El Chapo’ trial

Opening statements in Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s trial began Tuesday afternoon, following a delay brought on by a juror who was “too anxious and too upset” to serve on the jury, New York Post reports. She showed up with a doctor’s note to back up her claims, it’s also the same woman who sobbed last week after she was chosen to serve on the jury. The juror said she feared for her safety...

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