Stolen FBI car and assault rifle recovered in Forest Hills

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Cops found the car owned by an FBI agent that had an assault rifle in its trunk in Queens late Wednesday.

The gray Toyota Camry, which was stolen near the off-duty agent's home in South Ozone Park on Tuesday, was located at a corner in Forest Hills, police said.

The registered M4 rifle and other items were still inside, an FBI spokeswoman said. No arrests were made as of press time and...

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Cops searching for 2 women who punched and stabbed a cab driver

Two women sought in assault of a livery

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Police are looking for two women who assaulted a livery cab driver during a fight over the fare, officials said Thursday.

Around 4:30 a.m. Monday, the driver picked up the women at 301 E. 193rd St. and they asked to be taken to East 118th Street, police said.

Near the Major Deegan Expressway and Fordham Road, the driver and the women got into an argument about the fare.


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Coors removes Puerto Rican Day parade themed beer cans

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The MillerCoors brewing company will remove the Puerto Rican flag from novelty cans of its beer following outrage from the city's Latino community.

The Coors Lite cans were meant to celebrate the June 9 Puerto Rican Day parade. However, some Latinos, such as Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, said the promotion commercialized their culture.

"Today's announcement that Coors will cease...

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Man arrested for attempting to steal Citi Bike


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Cops arrested a Bronx man early Thursday morning after he allegedly tried to steal a Citi Bike in midtown.

Anthony Jones was awaiting arraignment on several charges in Manhattan Criminal Court for the 1 a.m. incident that took place near 40th Street and 9th Avenue, a source close the investigation said.

Police say he tried to ride away with one of the bikes that wasn't properly locked...

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Mariah Carey not returning next season to 'American Idol'

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There won't be any more drama between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on "American Idol."

Carey isn't returning to the judges table next season, according to a tweet by her PR firm Thursday.

"W/ global success of (her new single) '#Beautiful' (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol," the tweet said.

Randy Jackson,...

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Donors save Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

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The freaks of Coney Island will get a chance to fly their flags again this summer after organizers of the Mermaid Parade raised $100,000 to keep the revelry alive.

"Close to 2,500 people dug into their pockets to make sure the people's parade, the artist's holiday, is happening," said Dick Zigun, founder of the Mermaid Parade and the nonprofit Coney Island USA.

The Mermaid Parade was...

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Amanda Bynes to Perez Hilton: Kill yourself!

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Another day, another Amanda Bynes Twitter tantrum.

On Thursday, the tale- spinning former Nickelodeon star called out gossip blogger Perez Hilton, telling him to "kill yourself."

"Stop living! Kill yourself! I look sooooo much better than the girl you hired to look like an awful cheeky version of me!" Bynes tweeted, along with a string of profane insults not fit for a family newspaper.


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The CFDA: Where nonprofit meets fashion

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New Jersey-raised Steven Kolb is not your typical fashion arbiter. In fact, Kolb’s background is in philanthropy, but his present position is chief executive officer of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Kolb oversees all operations and activities for the American fashion industry’s designer trade association and its affiliated charity. The CFDA consists of more than 400 leading...

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Cortes: Immigrants like me need a NY Dream Act

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My mother, with nothing but a suitcase in her hand and hope in her heart, brought me to this country when I was 5. She wanted me to get a better life than she had in her country. Even though she attended law school in Mexico, she was unable to find a job and needed to find a way to put food on the table. So she did what many parents have done before her, and brought me to the great United States....

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Editorial: Unretire lever machines for mayoral primary

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New Yorkers can't say they haven't been warned.

State Sen. Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn) has argued for months that the city shouldn't use its new electronic voting system in the Sept. 10 mayoral primary, but instead dust off its old pull-lever behemoths. Now his words are being echoed by Frederic Umane, president of the city's Board of Elections, who is starting to sound like a man teetering...

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