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Lhota: MTA must take underground leaks seriously or risk delays

Water, water, everywhere — and it can ruin your commute. Keeping water from entering the 420 miles of underground subway tracks is among MTA Chairman Joe Lhota’s key proposals in his emergency transit turnaround plan. Water, along with fire-sparking garbage in the tunnels, is a root cause of a fifth of track incidents that hold […]

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Peter Max’s daughter: dad’s agent refused to leave vacation home

The daughter of ailing pop-art painter Peter Max charged Tuesday that her father’s agent refused to leave the artist’s vacation home in the Virgin Islands amid a fight over his lucrative business. Max’s daughter, Libra Max, alleges in a petition filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court that her brother, Adam, let insurance agent Lawrence Moskowitz […]

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Wash. state anti-pot billboard aimed at Latinos sparks outrage

A Washington State Department of Health anti-marijuana billboard aimed at the Latino community has sparked outrage after some deemed its message offensive. The billboard, which reads “We don’t need pot to have fun, we’re Hispanics, we’re cool by default,” was put up in Yakima in June, and was supposed to be taken down on Friday, […]

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Russian hooligans trick Rick Perry into talking about manure

Oops. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry thought he was part of an official international conversation, but ended up in a discussion about manure with a pair of Russian pranksters. Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov somehow got on the line with the former Texas governor for more than 20 minutes by pretending to be from Ukrainian […]

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Slain NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu's wife gives birth to baby girl

Nearly three years after an NYPD officer got his wings — the slain cop has an angel of his own. The widow of Officer Wenjian Liu gave birth Tuesday to a baby girl after she became pregnant using sperm preserved from her husband. Pei Xia Chen welcomed her 6-pound, 13-ounce bundle of joy into the […]

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Conservative 'View' host Jedediah Bila slams Trump's Scout speech

Add the ladies of “The View” to the list of people unhappy with President Trump’s politically charged speech at Monday’s National Scout Jamboree. The talk show’s conservative co-host Jedediah Bila, a former Fox News contributor, on Tuesday blasted the President’s rambling digs at everyone from the “fake media” to Barack Obama, and criticized the Republican […]

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Ex-Fox News exec sues network for slander amid harassment claims

A Fox News Latino executive fired after he allegedly tried to force an on-air contributor into performing oral sex sued 21st Century Fox Tuesday, alleging he’d been made a “scapegoat” for the network’s sexual harassment scandals. Francisco Cortes, the 40-year-old former vice president of Fox News Latino, was fired in October after contributor Tamara Holder, […]

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Missing 88-year-old Brooklyn woman’s body found on roof near home

She never came home. The body of a missing 88-year-old woman was found Tuesday on the roof of a building across the street from her Brooklyn house, police said. Mary Joyce-Bonsignore was found about 11:45 a.m. by a resident of a building on Cropsey Ave. near Bay 19th St. in Bath Beach. She had disappeared […]

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Susan Collins worried over 'crazy' Trump, calls Texas pol 'huge'

Though she was there to discuss Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, the senior senator from Maine brought down the roof. Sen. Susan Collins capped off a subcommittee hearing Tuesday by taking shot after shot at Rep. Blake Farenthold in the wake of him challenging her to a duel, as well as expressing anxiety over the […]

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Undercover probe: Shop didn't disclose illnesses to buyers

A Chelsea pet store regularly sold sick puppies for up to $ 4,000 to unsuspecting customers, according to an undercover investigation by the Humane Society. Video captured by the animal welfare group shows a store staffer inside the Chelsea Kennel Club, on Seventh Ave. near W. 22nd St., cracking a towel at young dogs and […]

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