New York, Apr 28 : A UFO soaring over the Bronx in New York City recently led to multiple 911 calls from panicked and freaked-out residents, it has been reported.
One terrified woman told a 911 operator that a " flying spaceship " was moving swiftly over East 149th Street and the Bruckner Expressway, the New York Post reported.
Self-described UFO journalist Ryan Sprague said that East 149th Street was close to La?Guardia Airport, which could lead to "misidentifications, however, witnesses should not be discounted. (ANI)
New York, April 23 : A Brooklyn finance worker was reportedly asked to pay 12,000 dollars by Uber for a 35-minute ride from Williamsburg to Midtown.
Jaime Hessel, 32, said that she used the app to hire a taxi on March 28 expecting a routine trip from Leonard and Scholes streets in East Williamsburg to East 50th Street in Midtown , where she had to attend a cancer fundraising event, reported dnainfo.com.
However, the taxi driver suddenly started taking phone calls and checking his voicemails as soon as they got to Meeker Avenue. After missing several turns and taking the longer route, when Hessel finally reached her destination, she was given a 56.40 dollar bill.
New York, Apr 16 : Islamic State (IS) militants are committing heinous crimes against Yazidi women and girls in Iraq, including organized rape and sexual assault, according to a Human Rights Watch.
The group said that the harrowing crimes being committed by the group may be crimes against humanity, reported the New York Post.
The rights group conducted research in the town of Dohuk early this year and interviewed 20 women and girls who escaped the clutches of IS.
The fanatics captured several thousand Yazidis in northern Iraq's Nineveh province in 2014.
According to witnesses, the young women and girls were separated from their families and other captives, and then moved from place to place in Iraq and Syria. (ANI)
New York : Three artists on Tuesday demanded that New York police return a bust of fugitive US whistle blower Edward Snowden to public display or threatened legal action.
Civil rights lawyer Ronald Kuby said the artists would remain anonymous because they feared arrest and prosecution after authorities removed the sculpture from a Brooklyn park last week.
"We hope New York City will release the statue so it may continue to spark healthy conversations about issues central to our freedoms," the artists said in a written statement.
They erected the 100 pound (45 kilo) bust at an American Revolution war memorial in Fort Greene park shortly before dawn on April 6 but within hours it was confiscated by police.
New York, Apr. 12 - Islamic State (IS) militants have threatened to launch another 9/11 style terror attack on US homeland in a message on Twitter using the hashtag, "We Will Burn America".
According to the New York Post, the IS extremists posted a propaganda video on Twitter that was filled with ominous threats and a bloodthirsty highlight reel of their "greatest hits".
The video is 11-minute long and a compilation of IS' most atrocious acts of terrorism and savagery can be seen.
As images of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center repeatedly flash across the screen, it read that the "blessed incursion was a fatal blow".
IS militants can be seen throughout the footage steering tanks and blasting mortar shells at unknown targets. (ANI)
New York, Apr 11 : A married Long Island -limo-company manager and his employer have been mandated to pay out over 700 000 dollars to former female dispatcher he fired for rejecting his sexual advances.
The 32-year-old Geralyn Ganci sued manager Raymond Townsend after she was fired for repeatedly refusing his barrage of sleazy requests, which eventually landed her in the hospital with extreme emotional distress, the New York Post reported.
Ganci said in her suit that the sex-crazed Townsend said in one text that he had to pull over to the side of the road and masturbate thinking about her.
Ganci added that she was shocked and sickened by his behavior that occurred despite the fact that Townsend's wife worked at the same New Hyde Park company and sat near her.
New York, April 10 - The mother of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has said that the US "will pay" for convicting her "innocent" son and killing his older brother after her 21-year-old was found guilty of all 30 counts in the Boston Marathon bombing trial on Wednesday.
According to New York Post, she claimed in an online post that her sons were "innocent".
Her comments came on a website Vocativ that managed to obtain Zubeidat Tsarnaeva's phone number by locating pictures of her holding signs with the digits.
Zubeidat also said that she believed that Americans were the real "terrorists" and claimed that her son is truly "the best of the best". (ANI)
New York, April 6 : After serving as a mayor for three consecutive terms in the New York City, Michael Rubens Bloomberg, an American business magnate and politician, may now don the same hat again, but in London.
The former mayor is being sought by Conservatives across the pond to run in the London mayoral election next year, reported New York Post.
Friends of Bloomeberg said that he was considering running as the Tory candidate as the city of 8.5 million prepares to elect Boris Johnson 's successor in May 2016.
Reports said that Steve Hilton, a trusted adviser to British Prime Minister David Cameron, was urging Bloomberg to contest the elections in London.
New York, Apr 6 - A doorman of a luxury Long Island City apartment building in New York, US, was recently fired from his job for being "too nice" to the tenants.
Ralph Body told the New York Post that gave his life to the glimmering Queens tower called 27 on 27th and he did everything when somebody asked him to do, or there was a need for it.
The management said to Body that they were aware that the 41-year-old doorman did it for the right reasons, but unfortunately he was too nice to the tenants.
Body didn't just hold the door, he did anything and everything residents asked him to do i.e. to check on pets, clean litter boxes, water plants, hold packages, even show 4,200 dollars apartments to new tenants if need be.
New York, Apr 6 - A new book by political journalist has revealed that Hillary Clinton hit Bill Clinton in the head with a book after she found out about his affair with Monica Lewinsky .
Kate Anderson Brower, who interviewed more than 100 former members of the notoriously secretive White House residence staff, said that there were at least 20 books on the bedside table for Bill's betrayed wife to choose from including the Bible.
Brower said that the couple sometimes got into pitched battles, shocking the staff with their vicious cursing, and sometimes the duo went through periods of stoney silence.
New York : Two American women, influenced by the dreaded terror group ISIS, were arrested here on Thursday for plotting terror strikes on US soil using "weapons of mass destruction", with authorities saying the duo conspired to construct car and pressure cooker bombs.
Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, both US citizens and former roommates in a Queens apartment here were charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against persons or property in the United States.
The two are scheduled to appear later today before US Magistrate Judge Viktor Pohorelsky of the Eastern District of New York. The two face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment if convicted.
New York : An Indian-origin former Rutgers student, convicted for spying on his gay roommate who then committed suicide, could see his conviction for bias intimidation reversed after the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the state's law in this regard was unconstitutional.
The apex court last week struck down a portion of the state's bias crime statute that could win Dharun Ravi a new trial in the Tyler Clementi webcam case, his attorney said.
According to the earlier state statute on bias intimidation, defendants can be convicted of bias intimidation if their victims "reasonably believed" they were harassed or intimidated because of their race, colour, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.
New York, March 26 - As officials strived to unravel the mystery surrounding the crash of a Germanwings plane in a remote area of the French Alps, an investigator has said that evidence retrieved from a cockpit voice recorder showed that one pilot left the cockpit prior to the crash and was unable to get back in.
A senior military official involved in the investigation said that the recordings indicated that the early part of the flight from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany was "very smooth, very cool" as the pilots are heard having a relaxed conversation in the cockpit. However, the audio indicated that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not re-enter, reported The New York Times.
New York, Mar.23 - Author Larry Holcombe claims that aliens played an important in the assassination of John F. Kennedy, in his new book 'The Presidents and UFOs-A Secret History from FDR to Obama.'
The late comedian Jackie Gleason was good friends with President Richard Nixon and both men were obsessed with UFOs, the New York Post reported.
Holcombe, a clear believer, breaks down every rumor about UFO visitation and the government's "involvement" in it. There are many stories of sightings by high-level people, and it's no secret that the government has looked into many of these reports over the years.
New York, March 18 : Google X's moonshots captain, Astro Teller, has gone on record to say that he believed that Google Glass failed because the firm "allowed and sometimes even encouraged too much attention for the program."
According to Teller, the problem was that people thought Google Glass, a Google X Project, was the tech giant's final product when it was just a "prototype" that was being tested, reported AdWeek.
Terming the debacle a "failure," Teller remarked at SXSW that the company could have done a better job at communicating the idea and preventing the conversation from getting "as loud as it got."
He also noted that negative publicity suffered by the device in recent years also contributed to its failure.
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