2 arrested in Hoffman drug probe released on bail

A file picture dated 19 November 2013 shows

(Credit: Philip Seymour Hoffman in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2013. (Nina Prommer/EPA))

Two of the three people arrested on drug charges in the aftermath of the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman were released on bail Thursday, with their attorneys denying that either one knew Hoffman.

Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Edward McLaughlin released on her own recognizance Julianna Luchkiw, 22, an art student of 302 Mott St., who faces misdemeanor charges of possessing cocaine,...

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NYPD probes link between drug suspects and Philip Seymour Hoffman

302 Mott St. is seen in New York,

(Credit: The building at 302 Mott St. on Feb. 5, 2014. (Bryan Smith))

Police investigating the apparent drug overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman executed search warrants at a Chinatown apartment building Tuesday evening, seizing heroin and marijuana and arresting three men and one woman.

An NYPD spokesman said Wednesday police have not uncovered any direct links between the drugs recovered during the raid at 302 Mott St. and the death of Hoffman,...

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Expert home cocktailing tips for New Year's Eve and beyond

Punch bowl

(Credit: Make a punch for any party, it frees you up to be the host!)

'Tis the season for New Year's Eve parties! But playing bartender can be one of the most difficult parts of throwing a party, particularly without any guidance. To help you learn the ropes, we've asked the experts to chime in on how to keep the party (and the libations) going strong.

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