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Newborn found alive in trash compactor

A newborn boy was found alive Sunday in a Brooklyn trash compactor, New York City police said.

The baby was discovered in a garbage bag attached to the end of the compactor in a Clinton Hill housing project around 9:30 a.m., police said. It was not known how far he had fallen in the chute. He was in stable condition at Brooklyn Hospital. Police found the boy's mother, Laquasia Wright, 18, and charged her with attempted murder and endangering the welfare of a child, officials said.

-- Emily Ngo


Fleet Week coming ashore on Wednesday

Hello, sailors!

The 24th annual Fleet Week New York will seemingly turn the whole city -- suddenly teeming with 3,000 sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen -- into a Fred Astaire movie.

You can follow the fleet beginning Wednesday morning when the Parade of Ships plies the Hudson River from 8:30 a.m. to noon. There are also ship tours, musical performances and tactical demonstrations of military maneuvers ranging from search-and-rescue operations to ordnance disposal.

Fleet Week shows New Yorkers "what the military is all about," said Bruce Howard, a retired master chief yeoman who assists in the Navy Public Affairs Office. In addition to educating the public about how the various branches of the service perform, Fleet Week demonstrates "where all the tax dollars go," he added.

The big draw for ship tours this year is expected to be the USS New York, the amphibious transport dock built with 7.5 tons of steel from the destroyed World Trade Center.

On Thursday, the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard will give an Air and Water Demonstration at Pier 86 at West 46th Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are needed.

-- SHEILA ANNE FEENEY, amNewYork


Man in Times Square bomb probe deported

Federal immigration officials say a Pakistani man arrested in Massachusetts during the investigation into last year's failed Times Square car bombing has been deported to Pakistan.

Aftab Ali Khan, 28, who lived in Watertown, was escorted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers on a flight from Boston's Logan International Airport to Islamabad yesterday.

Khan, his uncle, and a man in Maine were arrested on immigration violations nearly two weeks after the bombing attempt on May 1, 2010.

Khan pleaded guilty to immigration and illegal money-transfer charges. He did not face terrorism-related charges.

Federal authorities say Khan unwittingly supplied $4,900 to Faisal Shahzad, of Bridgeport, Conn., who was convicted in the attempted bombing. Ali came to the United States in August 2009 on a 90-day visa to get married.


Diplomat's wife in apparent suicide

The wife of a British diplomat has died in an apparent suicide plunge from the roof of her Manhattan apartment building.

Police say 46-year-old Catherine Hurd jumped from her building on East 84th Street early Saturday. The mother of five was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Hurd's husband, Thomas, is a member of the British Mission to the United Nations. She was set to return home to England next week when her husband's mission ended.

Compiled with wire service reports.

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