Miley talks her need 'to leave'

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

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Miley Cyrus wanted to be a single gal months before she actually became one.

Speaking to Canada’s Fashion magazine, the twerking songstress spoke about writing her new breakup tune “Drive” back in February, which centers on “needing to leave someone.”

That “someone,” we assume, is 23-year-old ex-fiance Liam Hemsworth. The couple recently split up.

“I wrote it while I was working...

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City arrests three in Health Dept. report card schemes

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The city's Department of Investigation made two busts this week in cases involving health department letter grades.

On Wednesday, the department arrested Anastasios Kountis, 32, the owner of Rapid Consulting Inc., which represented restaurants during Health Department appeals. The Staten Island man, who was arraigned on several charges including forgery, allegedly sold fake restaurant grade...

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Bill Clinton does Bono

Bill Clinton

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How about them apples?

During an appearance on CNN's "Piers Morgan" taped on Wednesday, Bill Clinton broke out his best Bono impersonation, shades and all, a day after the U2 frontman won raves for mimicking the former president during a Clinton Global Initiative conference in Manhattan.

In the seemingly prepared bit, Clinton joked about Bono's affinity for forming charities with just...

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Big crowds expected for Tunnel to Towers 5k Run on Sunday

Stephen Siller

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As many as 30,000 people are expected to walk, jog and race in the 12th Annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk that kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Gowanus approach to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.

It's too late to register online, but last-minute athletes can register by showing up at the Brooklyn Ikea store early on Sunday morning before the race with a minimum $75...

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Testy Bloomberg blasts reporters for questions on election

Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Getty)

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He may be close to three months from leaving from City Hall, but that doesn't mean Mayor Michael Bloomberg has begun to relax.

The mayor got snippy with reporters Thursday while handling off-topic questions at a news conference at Chelsea. Bloomberg refused to talk about his opinion on the candidates vying to replace him despite repeated questions.

"I'm not. There are more important...

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Column: YouTube comments will be tied to Google plus

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Google is about to require a Google Plus account to comment on YouTube videos, which could give both properties a boost.

Google is the undisputed king of Internet search. Last month, its share of the search market was 67%.

It even makes the most popular browser, Chrome, with 52% of the market.

Gmail is also the world's largest email provider, having beat out Microsoft's Hotmail...

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Would be ex-con indicted for 2009 rape and murder

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A DNA match led to the grand jury indictment of a convicted felon Thursday for allegedly raping and murdering a 23-year-old Astoria woman in 2009, according to the Queens County District Attorney.

Jose Martinez, 30, faces up to 25 years to life if convicted in the rape and murder of Carmen Saldana.

According to the indictment, Saldana, an FIT student, was walking home alone when Martinz...

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Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic get engaged

Jelena Ristic, left, and Novak Djokovic (Getty)

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Match point!

Tennis star Novak Djokovic and gorgeous girlfriend Jelena Ristic are getting hitched.

"We're ENGAGED!!!" Djokovic, 26, announced via Instagram, captioning a cozy-looking photo of the longtime pair.

"Getting used to introducing Jelena as my fiance and future wife. Couldn't be happier," he added....

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Celeb sightings: Derek Jeter at midtown's 24-Hour Fitness, more

Derek Jeter

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Derek Jeter chatting with gym management at midtown’s 24-Hour Fitness, which he co-owns

Russell Simmons busting a move with pals at Mister H

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich dining on vegetable biryani and other dishes at Brick Lane Curry House in the East Village

Spotted a celeb around town? Email the details to Julie.Gordon@am-ny.com.  ...

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Applewhite: Food stamp cuts starve our most precious resource

People walk past an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)

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Last week, the House Republicans took measures to dramatically cut billions of dollars from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the food stamp program for Americans. They argued that the program, which costs approximately $80 billion a year, needs to be slashed because it has expanded even though the unemployment rate has declined over the past few months. The bill is expected...

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