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slashing suspect with cross tattooed on face busted

an unhinged man sporting a tattoo of a cross between his eyes is behind bars for slashing a 21-year-old woman’s face in an unprovoked attack in downtown brooklyn, police said saturday. mishael alston, 40, inexplicably grabbed 21-year-old naeisha louis when she passed him in the crosswalk near the corner of dekalb ave. and flatbush ave. at 4:20 p.m. jan. 27. he whirled her around and slashed her face without saying a word, cops said. “i was bleeding ... i was crying and panicking,” louis said saturday. “he ran after he did it."man charged with slashing two women in the face in manhattan louis was on her way to her job at a nearby mcdonald’s when she was attacked. she recognized him as a regular customer who ordered a large coffee with nine equals. lou...





woman who shot photo of subway perv lauds vic for fighting back

tiffany jackson thinks two stab wounds are a good start when it comes to serial subway sex fiend reggie frank. the brooklyn woman, who shot photos of frank masturbating on a no. 3 train in september 2015, praised his latest victim for fighting back — and actually jabbing the pervert twice with his own switchblade. “she’s so much braver and stronger than me,” jackson told the daily news after the friday fracas aboard the r train. “i’m in awe, i’m so grateful she wasn’t hurt. to be frank, i kind of wish she had done more damage. “i’m really happy for her, that she fought back and she’s ok.”subway rider stabs creep after he masturbated in front of her frank was stabbed in the chest and arm after first exposing himself to the 42-year-old female stra...





parkland shooting survivor urges students to boycott spring break

a teenage survivor of the parkland, fla., high school shooting wants to put the brakes on spring break. college students should boycott spring break in ft. lauderdale, or anywhere else in florida, until state legislators make progress on gun control, marjory stoneman douglas student david hogg said saturday. “let’s make a deal,” hogg, who has been a major player in the #neveragain movement, tweeted. “do not come to florida for spring break unless gun legislation is passed.”memorials for florida high school massacre hogg (below) has been pushed into the spotlight, making the rounds on the morning tv and the sunday politics shows, after 17 students and staffers of his high school were gunned down on feb. 14.parkland shooting survivors talk gun control on 'the elle...





de blasio’s staff told donor to fake receipt covering campaign

mayor de blasio’s staff told a crooked restaurateur to fake a receipt saying his campaign paid for a fund-raiser, according to a new claim in an ongoing long island corruption case. de blasio’s campaign didn’t initially pay for the event held at a place called water’s edge — owned by the now-disgraced campaign donor harendra singh. but the mayor’s office told singh to make out a receipt stating it was covered by campaign cash — after he learned authorities were eyeing his fund-raising activities, singh allegedly told investigators. this latest claim about de blasio surfaced in a thursday filing in the case of indicted long island pol edward mangano.de blasio aide planned 'knowingly false' testimony at hearing the ex-nassau county executive, headed into ...





nra bank accounts loaded thanks to 2016 presidential election

albany — the 2016 presidential election made the national rifle association’s finances great again. contributions and grants to the powerful pro-gun group jumped by more than 25% in 2016 over the prior year, according to the organization’s latest financial disclosure form filed with the irs. the nra in its filing reported having received $124.4 million in 2016, when donald trump was running for president against democrat hillary clinton. that was up from just under $99 million in 2015. and that doesn’t include the $12.39 million the nra political victory fund, the group’s political action committee, received in contributions in 2016, according to the filing.calls to divest from nra fall on deaf ears at fedex an nra spokesman did not return requests for commen...





dad of slain teen rips cop's act of cowardice amid fla. shooting

the anguished father of a murdered marjory stoneman douglas high school student discovered a new stage of grief: complete outrage. andrew pollack, whose 18-year-old daughter, meadow, died in the feb. 14 school shooting, ripped into the school resource officer who stayed outside during the slaughter of 17 victims. “unbelievable,” the father wrote saturday in his pointed facebook post. “without question ... scot peterson had ample enough to time to make it to the third floor and prevent 6 deaths including the death of my daughter meadow.”scot peterson, 54, resigned his position with the broward county sheriff’s office after he opted to wait outside during the parkland high school shooting.(broward county schools/tns) peterson, 54, resigned his position with the bro...





mom blames kid’s death on misdiagnosis by woodhull doc: suit

a’mari murriel-johnson took her first and last breaths just seven years apart inside brooklyn’s woodhull hospital. the 7-year-old’s heartbroken mother blames her daughter’s shocking death last month on a misdiagnosis by a callous doctor who she says ignored a’mari’s recent medical history. “that doctor should not be operating on children,” said mother kareema murriel. “he should have taken the proper precautions . . . i don’t want this to happen to anyone else or any other families.” lawyers representing murriel sent a friday letter to the state department of health, formally requesting an investigation into the hospital’s handling of the case.mother sentenced for failing to take dying son to doctors the girl’s mother expanded on the complain...





australian tourist with measles went to met museum, nyc hotels

a measles-infected australian tourist visited the metropolitan museum of art and hotels across the tristate area, state health officials warned. the sightseer was in town between feb. 16 and feb. 21, according to the state department of health. on the 16th, the visitor checked into the la quinta inn, at 31 w. 71st st., where they stayed until the 19th, doh officials said. during that time, on the 16th and the 17th, the sick person was part of an oasis bible tour group that went to the met. after checkout on the 19th, the australian stayed overnight at the best western hotel on atlantic ave. in brooklyn, authorities said. the trip ended with a jaunt to the watchtower educational center in putnam county, the doh said.state health officials warned that the tourist was...





mexican president delays trip to u.s. after testy chat with trump

mexican president enrique peña nieto postponed a trip to the u.s. after a phone call with president trump turned testy over his planned border wall. the 50-minute call on tuesday ended after trump refused to agree to say publicly that mexico would not pay for his long-promised southern border wall, the washington post reported. trump “lost his temper” as peña nieto pressed him, a mexican official told the paper. but u.s. officials said the president was merely frustrated and exasperated over being pressured to walk back his signature campaign promise, the post reported. a white house readout put a rosy spin on the call.trump, mexican president opt for phone call instead of visitpeña nieto tried to push trump to say mexico will not pay for the border wall.(jorge duen...





trump ridicules rep. adam schiff as 'bad guy,' misquotes him

president trump is omitting and distorting some key facts of his own. the president, during a saturday night cable news binge, bungled a quote from a fox news host about rep. adam schiff's rebuttal to the contentious republican intelligence memo by cutting out several words in his original statement. "congressman schiff omitted and distorted key facts," trump said, attributing the statement to fox news. his tweet suggested that the intelligence panel’s top democrat skewed the memo he released hours earlier. "so, what else is new. he is a total phony," trump quipped shortly after a segment with anchor molly line and jeff mason, reuters' white house correspondent, aired. what he actually heard was line saying, "congressman adam schiff, he argues the republican m...





remembering the famous figures we lost in 2018

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see it: mom and daughter fight off armed robber at liquor store

when an armed robber walked into their oklahoma liquor store, the owner and her daughter refused to be victims. heart-stopping surveillance footage from forest acres liquor store thursday evening sees tina ring and her daughter, ashley lee, seemingly cooperating with the intruder and his demands for cash, according to tulsa world. as soon as he turns his back though, the pair each grab a pistol — both stashed beneath the register — before the robber rushes at them, prompting ring to fire off a shot. “all i was thinking was ‘just give him the money and go,’ and the next thing i know, i see him back in my face,” the mother told tulsa world.armed robber held up 3 pharmacies for pain pillstina ring, 53, and ashley lee, 30, used their guns to fend off armed robber t...





stasi: six ways america’s children have been failed

everybody let the kids down. how? here are half a dozen ways in which adults, law enforcement, gun groups and politicians have failed america’s children. 1. the fbi failed to act on a tip that future school rampage killer nikolas cruz was going to shoot up a school. 2. at least three — maybe more — broward sheriff's deputies waited outside, along with school resource officer scot peterson, while kids were being slaughtered inside. 3. the sheriff’s office, which received 18 or so warnings about cruz’s weapons and his fury — which were reviewed by peterson himself — failed to stop him. 4. disgusting trolls took to the internet to claim that school survivors were really hired “crisis actors,” and other heinous conspiracy theories including one which...





david sweat reveals details of his 'wild escape' from n.y. prison

on june 6, 2015, inmates richard matt and david sweat escaped from clinton correctional facility, new york state's largest maximum security prison. aided by prison seamstress joyce mitchell, the two men sliced their way through steel cell walls, meandered through a maze of tunnels, climbed out of a manhole and walked off into the night. after nearly three weeks on the run, a border patrol agent shot and killed matt. two days later, a state trooper shot and captured sweat. since then, new york daily news staff reporter chelsia rose marcius has spent more than one hundred hours interviewing sweat behind bars about every facet of the escape, the manhunt and the aftermath of one of history's most thrilling prison breaks.the following is an excerpt from her book, to be released tuesday, “wi...





union workers rally before organized labor supreme court hearing

hundreds of union workers gathered in lower manhattan saturday to chant, cheer and wave signs in a show of unity ahead of a supreme court hearing that could have a profound effect on organized labor. on monday, the supreme court will consider janus vs. afscme — a controversial legal challenge to a longstanding precedent that protects the ability of public employee unions to represent their members and even nonmembers, and to speak out on matters of public interest. workers from both the public and private sector flooded foley square early saturday. they were joined by a long list of elected officials, including gov. cuomo and mayor de blasio as well as state comptroller thomas dinapoli. one attendee came all the way from memphis, tenn., to speak at the rally.gov. cuo...





democrats' memo says fbi, doj did not spy on trump campaign

a declassified memo released saturday by democrats spent nine pages countering gop accusations of bias against president trump in the ongoing russian investigation. the much anticipated document accused the republicans of “a transparent effort to undermine” the fbi and the department of justice as well as a congressional probe with their own memo earlier this month. the fbi and the doj “did not abuse the foreign intelligence surveillance act (fisa) process ... to spy on the trump campaign,” according to the democratic memo. in fact, the heavily redacted memo continued, there was “contemporaneous evidence of russia’s election interference (and) russian links and outreach to trump campaign officials.” a later passage declares “fisa was not used to spy on ...





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craic fest celebrates irish ancestry through music and film

shortly before the turn of the century, terence mulligan imagined an event for the ages: one with music, film and a nod to his ancestral irish home. when the craic fest returns this coming saturday, the new york celebration of the old sod will mark its 20th anniversary — much to mulligan’s delight. “we had a vision from day one,” said mulligan as he prepares for the pre-st. patrick’s day shindig. “i went, ‘alright, let’s do something big in scope. a grand vision to do something with irish art.’” the event is now spread across two weekends. it begins with a music festival set for march 3 at the mercury lounge on e. houston st. in the lower east side headlined by a performance from irish singer-songwriter colin devlin. he will be joined by special...





emotional support dog bites girl on southwest airlines flight

an emotional support dog bit a young girl on a southwest airlines flight wednesday. the girl reportedly approached the animal after its owner asked her to keep away, southwest spokeswoman melissa ford said. the dog’s teeth “scraped” the girl’s forehead in the encounter. the airline is reviewing its policy on emotional support and service animals following the incident.co-op city to implement policy for service animals delta and united have said they will limit the use of service animals after they’ve been involved in numerous incidents. the girl was boarding southwest flight 1904 en route from phoenix to portland, oregon when the emotional support animal pounced. emergency medical workers examined the girl and interviewed both the dog owner and the gi...