May 25, 2021

A miserable night for Celtics star

It went from bad to worse for Jayson Tatum and the Celtics.

US embassies fly BLM flags to mark anniversary of George Floyd death

President Joe Biden has allowed U.S. Embassies around the world to hang 'Black Lives Matter' banners to commemorate the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's death.

Nets will win it all if James Harden keeps this up

James Harden just let it happen.

Trump: 'It was obvious to smart people' COVID came from Wuhan lab

Former President Donald Trump claimed in a Newsmax interview that "it was obvious to smart people" that COVID-19 emerged from a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Former Mets starter shuts down Yankees

Former Met Steven Matz held the Yankees to just one run in the Blue Jays' 6-2 victory Wednesday night in The Bronx.

Device offers spit-free way to blow out birthday candles

A Virginia dad has invented a way for kids to blow out their birthday candles without spraying saliva spit onto the icing.

Hawks expect Knicks to take a different approach with Trae Young

The Hawks know that the Knicks will be more physical with Trae Young in Game 2 Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

Off-duty officer opens fire on woman during traffic confrontation

Texas Rangers are investigating after the officer "was involved in the shooting" that left a woman injured Sunday afternoon in Copperas Cove -- a small town near Fort Hood --...

Senior prank involving forks leads to mass suspensions at high school

They can stick a fork into the end of their senior year. Some students at Comfort High School lost senior privileges after sticking plastic forks into their field, among other...

Firefighting helicopter crashes in Florida — all four aboard feared dead

A helicopter crash during a firefighting training exercise has potentially left four people dead.

America's public enemy No. 1 — crime: Goodwin

On the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, it is beyond dispute that the unchecked riots that followed his death sparked an epidemic of crime that continues to engulf American cities.

Woman shot inside Rochester church

The 47-year-old victim was hit by a bullet after shots were fired at Iglesia Ebenezer around 8 p.m., police told local station WHAM.

Jacob deGrom provides glimmer of Mets hope in pivotal win

Jacob deGrom’s return from the injured list at least provided a sense of normalcy to the Mets rotation Tuesday. A lineup besieged by injuries is another story altogether, but the...

Yankees' win streak ends as Corey Kluber exits with injury

Corey Kluber exited early with shoulder tightness in the Yankees' 6-2 loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday night at the Stadium.

Darnella Frazier, teen who filmed George Floyd video, reflects on his death

Darnella Frazier, the Minneapolis teenager who recorded the viral video of George Floyd’s murder, said Tuesday that she still carries the burden of what she witnessed.

Nets destroy Celtics in Game 2 laugher

The Nets walloped the Celtics 130-108 blowout win in Game 2 Tuesday night at Barclays Center.

Trae Young is the Garden's newest villainous obsession

The Knicks' return to the NBA postseason brought with it a new villain for the Garden faithful.

Meet the chic colorist behind the hair of Bella Hadid, J.Law and more

NYC It Girls Chloe Sevigny, Bella Hadid and more flock to Jenna Perry Hair in the East Village

Suspect in subway shoving of Asian man 'nonchalantly' walked off: sources

Police are still searching the suspect as the city continues to deal with a rash of attacks against Asians.

Biden team shut down State Dept. inquiry probing possible lab link to COVID: report

The investigation into the Wuhan, China lab began at the end of the Trump administration in 2020. President Biden reportedly was shut down because Biden wasn't sold on the quality...

Rangers interview another candidate for head-coach job

Rick Tocchet interviewed for the Rangers vacant head-coaching job Tuesday, according to NHL Network.

Trump blasts reported grand jury, says part of 'greatest Witch Hunt'

The 45th president claimed the grand jury probe is an extension of the Russia investigation that plagued his administration for two years.

Video shows food delivery worker randomly attacked in Hell's Kitchen

A food delivery man was randomly attacked while working in Hell’s Kitchen on May 20, police said.

Mets have a center field quandary now

Johneshwy Fargas’ injury left recently acquired Cameron Maybin as the only healthy outfielder on the Mets roster who had big-league center field experience.

Prison guards forcibly shaved Sikh man's beard, lawsuit claims

Attorneys for Surjit Singh, who was forced to have his beard cut against his will, said he was distraught and depressed from the emotional event. The Sikh Coalition now wants...

NBA punishes ex-Knick for strip club visit after letting LeBron off easy

A trip to a strip club cost Kristaps Porzingis more than just a few singles. The NBA fined the former Knicks star and current Mavericks forward $50,000 for visiting a...

The Yankees' center field plans behind Brett Gardner

Brett Gardner will be seeing the majority of time in center field for the Yankees, but Clint Frazier will get some playing time there, too.

Indictment against Trump ally Bannon dismissed over SDNY objection

President Trump's former White House chief strategist is off the hook, though the judge who presided over the case said his presidential pardon implied "guilt."

McCarthy slams AOC, Squad as he introduces anti-Semitism measure

Kevin McCarthy and David Kustoff introduced a bill Tuesday aimed at combatting anti-Semitism as instances of attacks have grown amid the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Pic shows flight attendant's gnarly injuries after unruly passenger knocked out two teeth

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant had two of her teeth knocked out by a rowdy passenger over the weekend, according to a union leader.

MTA internal review reveals no police presence at most subway stations

MTA officials skeptical of the NYPD’s show of force in the subways surveyed the system over the last week and found cops were mostly nowhere to be found, The Post...

Bolsonaro leads lockdown protests while Brazil nears COVID death milestone

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro drove with thousands of bikers through the streets of Rio de Janeiro to object to lockdowns while the country is reaching 500,000 COVID-19 deaths.

The 10 most expensive homes owned by the 'Real Housewives'

They wouldn't be "Real Housewives" if their mansions weren't extravagant — but some reality stars' opulent homes are a tier above the rest.

Big-name Yankees pitcher exits start early in possible calamity

Corey Kluber’s first start since his no-hitter didn’t go as planned.

Gas well explosion injures workers in Louisiana

The leak started on Sunday but didn't result in catastrophe until Tuesday, despite efforts to repair the problem.

This is the maximum age humans can physically reach, scientists say

This comes amid a rising trend of biohacking, or using trendy, age-defying practices to lengthen a lifespan. Biohackers have tried everything from fasting to injecting themselves with untested herpes medication.

Hudson Yards Vessel bans individual visitors after rash of suicides

The Vessel at Hudson Yards will reopen on Friday, May 28 after a four-month shutdown following three reported suicides — but you won’t be able to climb it alone.

Very stoned Americans are flooding poison control with calls

The researchers concluded their piece with some age-old advice: “Novice cannabis users are often advised to ‘start low, go slow.’ ”

Joe and Hunter Biden make trip to Delaware to honor Senate aide who died

The rare and brief presidential trip comes as Hunter is once again at the center of controversy.

Nearly 1,800 sign petition supporting pro-Palestinian NYC principal: organizer

Middle school 136 principal Amanda Bueno was criticized for expressing pro-Palestinian views using school email. Now, she has thousands of supporters in her corner.

Star Mets pitcher's rehab start ends quickly in potential disaster

Noah Syndergaard's road back from Tommy John surgery has hit a snag.

Hunter Biden shopped reality show as dad launched White House run, book claims

Edward-Isaac Dovere writes in his new book "Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats' Campaigns to Defeat Trump" that the President's son and his wife Melissa Cohen tried to make...

Where Knicks can improve to steal crucial Game 2

No one associated with the Knicks used the term “must-win” on Tuesday, but it certainly feels close to that level.

Facebook employees to return to NYC offices in July

The social media company will require COVID-19 testing, will still practice social distancing in offices and have employees wear masks.

The Kristaps Porzingis trade just got better for the Knicks

The Knicks will pick 19th and 21st in the 2021 NBA Draft after winning both of their tiebreakers in a process conducted Tuesday by the league.

City Council set to boost rental vouchers for homeless by hundreds of dollars each

Both Councilman Steve Levin and Council Speaker Corey Johnson have both backed the proposal that would increase the monthly subsidies for the rent voucher program.

Man accused of hurling threats outside Jewish synagogue apologizes

"I'm sorry," said Danial Shaukat, outside the Borough Park precinct station house.

LA Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong 'despised' for Tribune vote

The owner of the LA Times Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is taking a lot of heat for letting a cost-slashing hedge fund take over the parent of the New York Daily...

'X-Files' star David Duchovny lists NYC apartment for $7.5M

Made up of three bedrooms and three bathrooms, the units boast panoramic Central Park views, a private terrace, and walls of windows.

There is only one thing saving Francisco Lindor's place in lineup

The only reason Francisco Lindor's hold on the No. 2 spot in the batting order is still safe is because of the Mets' injury situation.

Senate confirms controversial pick to head DOJ Civil Rights division with just one GOP vote

The Senate voted to confirm Kristen Clarke as the head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, the first black woman to hold the position, shrugging off Republican concerns about...

Necessary rules for a real investigation of COVID-19's origins

It’s nice that US Health Secretary Xavier Becerra told the World Health Organization that a new probe of COVID-19’s origins is needed, but the grim truth is that WHO can’t...

NYC drivers switching up from sedans to SUVs — with deadly results

Sports utility vehicles are becoming more common in New York City and so are accidents involving them.

Iran plays games with nuke inspections — and Team Biden doesn't bat an eyelash

The Biden administration once again showed how soft it's been towards Tehran, despite the regime's recent rejection of the IAEA.

Knicks star wins major NBA award

Julius Randle has won the NBA's Most Improved Player award after an All-Star campaign that led the Knicks to their first playoff berth since 2013.

Joel McHale investigates 'Crime Scene Kitchen'

The new reality baking competition series has teams of chefs who must "decode" what type of dessert to whip up.

Letters to the Editor — May 26, 2021

The Issue: A 97-year-old Holocaust survivor who received anti-Semitic messages on TikTok. The verbal attacks on Tik Tok on a 97-year-old survivor of the Holocaust should come as no surprise...

Cops find bloody kitchen knife after stabbing over Queens parking spot

The Queens man facing an attempted murder charge in a near-fatal fight over a parking spot stashed the blood-stained kitchen knife from the stabbing in his dishwasher.

Why TikTok changed to a new text-to-speech voice

A feature on the video sharing app that allowed users to narrate their content in a robotic voice has officially left the app — possibly due to a lawsuit involving...

Fauci admits 'modest' NIH funding of Wuhan lab but denies 'gain of function'

The country's top infectious disease expert has long pushed back on the notion the US funded research that made coronaviruses more lethal or transmissible.

CNN boss Jeff Zucker insists there are no 'special rules' for Chris Cuomo: report

CNN President Jeff Zucker insisted that there are no “special rules” that apply to anchor Chris Cuomo, even after he was not disciplined for advising his older brother, Gov. Andrew...

COVID proved to be a bonfire of 'expert' credibility (but not their vanity)

From the flip flopping on wearing masks to how to treat our children, experts seemed to fail big time in the COVID era.

John Cena's China apology proves he's no tough guy — and that Hollywood puts profit over human rights

After John Cena called Taiwan a "country," the celebrity then apologized in Mandarin after facing backlash. The Post writes that Hollywood does this because of the importance the Chinese market...

Shooting at George Floyd's memorial shows the wrong answer to his murder

At least one person was shot Tuesday in Minneapolis’ George Floyd Square on the one-year anniversary of the infamous murder that sparked the Black Live Matter protests.

Shocking video shows Bronx muggers shoot victim who fought back

A gruesome video shows a pair of armed thieves shoot a man who tried to fight back during a robbery in The Bronx, NYPD said Tuesday.

Atlanta Hawks owner accused of 'hunting fouls' in finance

The Atlanta Hawks’ growing reputation for cheap fouls comes as no surprise to people who’ve done business with the NBA team’s billionaire owner, The Post has learned. Private equity chief...

'Doomsday cult' couple indicted on charges they murdered her children

Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell have been charged with murdering Vallow's two children JJ and Tylee.

Hedge hog: Mets owner Steve Cohen gives half-a-mil each to Adams, Yang

Mets owner Steven Cohen is going for a double in the mayor's race -- donating $1 million split evenly between two groups that back frontrunners Eric Adams and Andrew Yang.

Golf stars' feud heats up with bizarre flex: 'Can't stop won't stop'

Bryson DeChambeau saw Brooks Koepka's mid-interview shade.

Tiny percent of vaccinated Americans report 'breakthrough' COVID infections

About .01 percent of fully vaccinated people in the US have reported "breakthrough" COVID-19 infections, the CDC announced Tuesday.

Former HS drama teacher pleads guilty to recording students in dressing room

A former Virginia high school teacher pleaded guilty in connection to taking lewd images of students and possessing some 8,000 images of child pornography. Raphael Schklowsky, 38, admitted guilt to...

NYCHA faces $1B budget gap as de Blasio spends stimulus elsewhere

New York City Housing Authority faces large budget gaps in the coming years after only a small portion of federal COVID-19 aid has been put into public housing.

Potential new Knicks starter faces daunting task

They got everything they could have expected from Derrick Rose in the playoff opener.

George Floyd’s family meets with Biden, express frustration over police reform bill

President Joe Biden met for an hour with the family of George Floyd, including his seven-year-old daughter Gianna, to mark the first anniversary of his police shooting death. 

English estate bigger than Central Park is up for sale after 400 years

Known as one of the south of England’s most historic estates, the property, discreetly positioned within New Forest, comes to the market at more than $25 million, and has been...

Indians pitcher hurt 'aggressively ripping off' shirt

Zach Plesac may just want to try unbuttoning his shirt next time.

Biden's overtly anti-white COVID rescue plan won't survive in court

The president's plan to prioritize minorities over whites in divvying out COVID relief aid will likely be stopped by a judge's gavel.

Brooklyn street renamed for police officer killed by 9/11-related cancer

Officer Diane Halbran killed by 9/11-related cancer was honored with a street renaming in front of her family home in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.

Celebrities will lecture America, but apologize — like John Cena — to China

When China was angered by John Cena's recent comments, he backed down and apologized. Columnist Kyle Smith writes that celebrities have a history of doing this but will still criticize...

UK mass surveillance unlawful under European rules, court says

LONDON — Europe’s top human rights court ruled Tuesday that British mass surveillance and intelligence-gathering practices breached human rights laws, in a partial victory for civil rights groups that had...

Italian mobster known as 'Cocaine King of Milan' busted in Brazil years after prison escape

Rocco Morabito, who had escaped a South American prison in 2019, has been wanted in his home country of Italy since 1994. He's alleged boss of the notorious Ndrangheta crime...

It's good to be Clarence Thomas and other commentary

Conservative: It’s Good To Be Clarence Thomas At 72, cheers The Wall Street Journal’s Bill McGurn, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas “is coming into his own.” That’s because conservatives’ 6-3...

Epstein jail guards officially dodge prison as judge OKs agreement

The two jail guards who copped to fudging documents the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself will officially avoid time behind bars themselves after a judge okayed their deferred-prosecution agreement.

As crime spirals, NY politicos push even more anti-anti-crime nonsense

Arrests in New York City are down, even as shootings continue to climb. That’s a frightening indicator that cops, mindful of political hostility, are adopting a reactive posture — and...

Minneapolis faced with uptick in violence since murder of George Floyd

There has been a surge in violent crimes in Minneapolis in the past year since George Floyd was murdered by police officers during an arrest.

Belarus’ isolation grows after journalist’s dramatic arrest

BRUSSELS — Belarus’ isolation deepened Tuesday as commercial jets avoided its airspace, the European Union worked up new sanctions, and officials expressed concern for the welfare of an opposition journalist...

Wayne Gretzky joining TNT's NHL coverage

The Great One is headed to TNT, The Post has learned.

Indian yoga guru slammed for ‘irresponsible’ COVID views

When celebrity yogi and homeopathic business mogul Baba Ramdev suggested that coronavirus patients were "fools" for seeking medical assistance, doctors quickly countered him.

Patriots among teams disgruntled NFL star has 'on his radar'

Julio Jones reportedly has his eye on two NFL teams as he seeks to be traded by the Falcons. Chris Simms said Tuesday on “PFT Live” that the 32-year-old star...

Blinken says US will seek more aid for Palestinians

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the Biden administration would seek an additional $75 million in assistance for the Palestinians during a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Poll vault: Garcia catapults into lead over Adams, Yang in new mayoral survey

Former city Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia has shot to the top of the heap in a new poll of the candidate vying for the Democratic nomination for mayor.

'Music soothes pain': Paris cellist plays for end-of-life patients

PARIS, May 25 – Once a week, the rooms of the Jeanne Garnier palliative care home in Paris reverberate to a different sound: a solo cello. Claire Oppert, a concert...

Max Scherzer will keep Nationals rolling along

The Nationals have won three in a row. Max Scherzer (4-2, 2.24 ERA) takes his turn against the Reds.

Kansas woman alleging dorm rape convenes own grand jury using 134-year-old law

Kansas is one of six states which allows citizens to use an 1887 law to petition for grand juries.

Science teacher on leave for giving students sex survey about their 'turn-ons'

Dracut High School science teacher Eric Jackson left parents outraged with the questionnaire, which he pulled from a sex educator's website and gave to his 11th-grade anatomy class.

Media, 'experts' utterly discredited themselves by suppressing the lab-leak theory

There was a “scientific consensus,” they told us. According to the media and assorted experts, there couldn’t be any questioning of the idea that the coronavirus emerged naturally, and anyone...

UK drug dealer's cheese photo leads to his arrest

The perpetrator fired off a picture holding a block of fancy cheese to an encrypted messaging service and cops were able to nab him.

Paw Patrol: Curtis Sliwa to submit to get 'Animal Welfare' party on mayoral ballot

Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa announced Tuesday that he had collected enough signatures for the new Animal Welfare party line to appear on the ballot in the November election in...

CEO of Tribune Publishing fired in wake of Alden takeover

The chief executive of Tribune Publishing, owner of the Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News, has been fired in the wake of the takeover by cost-slashing hedge fund Alden...

How to watch the 'super flower blood moon' lunar eclipse tonight

It's a good night for the occasion, as our celestial standby reaches one of its closest points to Earth, otherwise known as a super moon.

Record-breaking Sherpa says mountain goddess warned him from 26th Everest ascent

KATHMANDU, May 25 – A Nepali Sherpa, who has climbed Mount Everest a record 25 times, said on Tuesday he had a dream in which a “mountain goddess” warned him from making another ascent this month. Kami Rita Sherpa, 51, scaled the 29,031.69-foot mountain via...

Water crisis ‘couldn’t be worse’ on Oregon-California border

The entire region is in extreme or exceptional drought, according to federal monitoring reports, and Oregon’s Klamath County is experiencing its driest year in 127 years.

Islanders hope home-ice advantage the key to closing out Penguins

The Islanders have an opportunity to close out a playoff series at Nassau Coliseum Wednesday night for the first time since 1993.

Woman caught on camera feeding monkeys Hot Cheetos at Texas zoo

A Texas woman may face criminal charges after she was filmed climbing into a monkey habitat at an El Paso zoo and feeding Hot Cheetos to two spider monkeys.

Woman claims DNA test shows sperm bank doctor secretly impregnated her

An OB/GYN secretly impregnated a woman with his own sperm when she sought artificial insemination in the 1980s — and she only found out when her daughter completed a DNA...

Indian couple slammed for 160-person plane wedding amid COVID death crisis

A newlywed Indian couple has been put on trial by public opinion and is under police investigation after celebrating their union on an airplane to avoid COVID-19 restrictions.

Mitt Romney says he 'would support' Jan. 6 Capitol riot commission

Sen. Mitt Romney says he “would support” the House-passed bill establishing a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, making him the first Senate Republican to come out in...

Mouse plague in Australia rages on

A mouse plague in New South Wales, Australia, has swarmed the region for months, leaving farmers praying for rain. Two creepy-crawly videos — filmed in the rural towns of Tullibigeal...

NYC Blue Lives Matter raises $10K for family of fallen cop

NYC Blue Lives Matter raised more than $10,000 by selling memorial T-shirts honoring Anastasios Tsakos over the past three weeks and capped off the drive with a CrossFit event on...

Marlins pitcher will tame rival again

Miami starter Sandy Alcantara has been terrific against the Phillies, posting a 5-1 record in seven career starts.

Amtrak restores service on routes following COVID cutbacks

The Amtrak Cascades route will also add a second round trip between Seattle and Eugene starting Monday and a third round trip on the Seattle to Portland segment will also...

Suspect in crash that killed NYPD cop ordered held behind bars

Jessica Beauvais, who allegedly hit and killed a Queens cop while drunkenly barreling down the Long Island Expressway, was ordered held behind bars at her arraignment in court Tuesday morning.

Gates Foundation sold over $1B in stock ahead of divorce announcement

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's trust revealed in filings with the SEC that it had sold all of its shares of Apple, Amazon and Twitter.

COVID milestone: White House says half of US adults fully vaccinated

The White House expects the US will reach an important pandemic milestone Tuesday -- with half of the adult population becoming fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal attends virtual hearing while driving

City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal attended a finance committee hearing virtually on Tuesday -- while driving in her car.

Oliver Wahlstrom's Game 5 injury could test Islanders' depth

The Islanders expected depth to play a role this postseason, and it looks to be happening sooner rather than later.

Amazon reopens Connecticut construction site where nooses were found

Workers at the planned fulfillment center found six apparent nooses on the site during the last week of April, with the seventh announced last Thursday.

Homeless man stabbed with icepick on Queens subway train

An icepick wielding attacker plunged the tool into a stranger's chest during a robbery this week on a Queens subway train, police sources told The Post.

Wolves scare deer and reduce auto collisions, study says

WASHINGTON — Ecologist Rolf Peterson remembers driving remote stretches of road in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and seeing areas strewn with deer carcasses. But that changed after gray wolves arrived in...

Cena slammed as 'pathetic' after groveling to China over Taiwan remark

​John Cena was slammed by American Twitter users after his "pathetic" apology to China for referring to Taiwan as a country during a promotional spot for his new movie "F9."

Evelyn Yang breaks down in tears over 'racist' cartoon mocking husband Andrew

"It's not funny. It's racist. It's toxic," Evelyn Yang said during a press conference with her husband in Queens.

Tesla faces massive fine in Norway for 'throttling' battery performance

The court ruling is reminiscent of allegations by a group of American Tesla owners who sued the company in 2019.

Back-of-pack mayoral candidate Shaun Donovan arrested at George Floyd protest

Donovan, wearing a black Black Lives Matter T-shirt with white lettering, was hauled away from the Holland Tunnel with his hands in zip ties.

Jeff Bezos battles with LVMH boss for title of world's richest man

Jeff Bezos is locked in a tug-of-war with French luxury tycoon Bernard Arnault for the title of world’s richest person, with each of them temporarily grabbing the top spot in...

De Blasio claims converting parking to outdoor dining saved 100K jobs

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the move to convert 8,550 parking spots into outdoor seating for restaurants amid COVID-19 with the "open restaurants" program has saved businesses and jobs.

Mexican parents clean reopening schools where thieves took even toilet doors

Mexico has kept state schools shut since March 2020, when students and teachers abandoned them after the coronavirus pandemic triggered the first nationwide lockdown.

Dustin Johnson tried bribing Paulina Gretzky to keep her out of Playboy

Model Paulina Gretzky once declined an offer to shoot for Playboy after her fiance, PGA star Dustin Johnson, didn't approve.

Russell Brand slams censorship of Post Hunter Biden exposé

Russell Brand is slamming the way both mainstream media and social media companies suppressed The Post's bombshell reporting on Hunter Biden just before the 2020 election.

Amazon illegally raises prices, D.C. Attorney General says in antitrust suit

Amazon’s online retail monopoly violates antitrust law and leaves consumers paying artificially high prices, according to a lawsuit filed by Washington DC’s attorney general on Tuesday.  Vendors who sell their...

Ex-ESPN star already done with WWE after less than two months

Adnan Virk’s time with WWE is already over. The former ESPN star and WWE “have mutually agreed to part ways,” WWE announced Tuesday, after Virk worked only seven episodes as...

It’s not just Arizona: Push to review 2020 ballots spreads

ATLANTA — Six months after Donald Trump’s loss, conspiracy theorists and Trump backers are continuing their push for repeated examinations of ballots and finding limited successes. A Georgia judge last week...

Defrocked Catholic priest killed 13-year-old altar boy in 1972: DA

A defrocked Roman Catholic priest implicated himself in the 1972 slaying of a Massachusetts altar boy before dying at a hospital last week.

Masks, social restrictions return to Australia’s Melbourne after fresh outbreak

The latest outbreak ends Victoria's run of zero cases for nearly three months and saw New Zealand suspend quarantine-free travel with the state.

William Shakespeare, first UK man to get COVID-19 vaccine, dead at 81

A UK man named William Shakespeare famously became the first man in the world to receive a COVID-19 vaccine this past December.

Mayor de Blasio just saved Knicks season with Trae Young trash talk

Who could possibly shut down Trae Young? Payton? Ntilikina? … De Blasio? The mayor continued with his basketball-focused press briefings on Tuesday. This time he traded in his Nets look for...

Jewish man attacked outside Brooklyn synagogue, NYPD says

A 20-year-old man hurled anti-Semitic insults at an elderly stranger, punching him in the face as he tried to enter a Sheepshead Bay synagogue Monday night, police said.

Teen to sue 'white' school for refusing to publish her George Floyd sonnet

Long Island high-school officials refused to publish a 16-year-old student’s poem about the police-custody death of George Floyd to placate “white racism” in the dictrict, new court papers allege. Ruby...

At least one shot at George Floyd Square amid rash of violence in troubled Minneapolis

A series of loud pops -- possibly gunshots -- in George Floyd Square in Minneapolis sent demonstrators and journalists scrambling for cover Tuesday — the one-year anniversary of the his...

'Appalling': GOP leaders condemn Marjorie Taylor Greene for likening mask rules to Holocaust

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) condemned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for her recent comments likening coronavirus restrictions to the Holocaust.

Texas family bans murdered toddler's father from attending funeral

Accused drug fugitive Trevor Gernon wanted to pay his respects to his murdered son Cash Gernon at the upcoming funeral, the Daily Beast reported, but his family has barred him...

Man uses gun to defend pet duck from neighbor's dog: cops

Upon noticing his duck buddy was unable to walk after the dog attack, the aggrieved quack fiend reportedly "went into his house and retrieved his .38 caliber pistol," per the...

Trump says, 'I was right' as Becerra urges WHO probe amid Wuhan 'lab leak' notion

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said WHO must conduct a "transparent" probe after a widely panned initial WHO review controlled by China.

US housing market hit seven-year high in March

America’s housing market has grown so overheated as demand outpaces supply that prices keep hitting record highs — and roughly half of all US houses are now selling above their...

Toomey reportedly calls out Fed banks for backing 'social causes'

​Sen. Pat Toomey sent letters to the leaders of three regional Federal Reserve Banks questioning them on their work supporting “politically charged social causes” like racial justice that fall outside...

George Floyd's family visiting White House on anniversary of murder

President Biden and VP Harris will mark the day by issuing statements in support of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

Tiger Woods makes rare appearance for young girl battling cancer

Tiger Woods shared an inspiring message with a young athlete battling Ewing’s Sarcoma.

Walmart casts blame after racist emails sent to customers

A fraudster created false Walmart accounts to send “very disturbing" emails with a racist slur to customers, the company said.

Who’s an astronaut as private spaceflight picks up speed?

Astronauts? Amateur astronauts? Space tourists? Space sightseers? Rocket riders? Or as the Russians have said for decades, spaceflight participants?

Mollie Tibbetts suspect was convinced he 'blacked out' by authorities, attorney says

The man charged with killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts was convinced during his interrogation that he couldn’t remember the slaying because he “blacked out,” his attorney argued Tuesday. Cristhian...

Arab woman gets kidney from Jewish man who was killed in Israel riot

Israeli Yigal Yehoshua, 56, died after he was pelted with rocks but gave new life to Randa Aweis, a 58-year-old mother of six children, who had been on a waiting list...

VW reportedly receives $9B offer for Lamborghini

Volkswagen has received a 7.5 billion euro offer ($9.2 billion) for Lamborghini, Autocar reported on Tuesday, though VW's Audi said the luxury supercar brand was not for sale.

Thriving ESPN star still has eyes set on coaching

Tim LEGLER just signed a three-year contract that will extend his run at ESPN as an NBA analyst to 23 years. Even nearly a quarter century in, after surviving countless...

Disney CEO sees theme parks returning to full capacity this fall

Disney's chief executive said he believes Disney World and Disneyland will reach full capacity this fall -- but admitted that the theme parks are still hammering out some of the...

Vax today, Knicks tomorrow: People who get COVID shot at MSG could win playoff tix

New Yorkers who get vaccinated at Madison Square Garden will have a chance to score a free ticket to a Knicks playoff game starting Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced.

Craig Carton's Diet Coke shot at Michael Kay was seven years in the making

Craig Carton's entry into the afternoon sports-talk radio war even has him defending old rival Mike Francesa.

Elon Musk says he met with bitcoin miners to discuss energy usage

Musk has previously raised concerns about the energy usage of bitcoin mining and its impact on the environment.

Man with NYPD sweatshirt, license plate and real-looking gun busted in Times Square

The 31-year-old suspect first pulled up in front of the studio on Broadway near West 44th Street around 5:15 a.m. in a car decked out with thin blue line American...

New Jersey man trapped in India amid COVID surge returns home

Ashu Mahajan, 43, landed 4 a.m. Sunday at Newark Liberty International Airport. His wife, Neha, said she let out a huge “sigh of relief” upon seeing him since he left...

Blind man's vision partially restored after algae gene therapy: study

A new case study in Nature Medicine has scientists "excited" for the possibility of reversing vision loss after one man had his eyesight partially restored through optogenetics, a type of...

Mysterious air base being built on volcanic island off Yemen

Military officials with Yemen’s internationally recognized government, which the Saudi-led coalition has backed since 2015, say the UAE is building the runway.

Texas mom shot dead in front of her children while taking them to school

The woman had been loading up the kids, ages 2, 6 and 10, into the car, outside the M.C. Beldon Apartments on Harlow Drive when she was ambushed, according to...

Showdown in Switzerland: Biden and Putin to meet next month

The meeting during Biden's first trip abroad as president follows a rocky period for US-Russia relations.

Kenny Mayne ends ESPN career with a 'f--k you' to Aaron Rodgers

ESPN anchor Kenny Mayne closed out his final “SportsCenter” show with a playful “f--k you” to Aaron Rodgers.

Moderna says COVID vaccine works for kids as young as 12

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is safe and "highly effective" for adolescents, the company said Tuesday -- as it hopes to seek regulatory approval for youngsters as early as June.

Demand grows for grooming products, travel items as lockdown eases

As vaccinations widen, face masks come off and more people emerge from nationwide pandemic lockdowns, sales of grooming products are rising, according to manufacturers.

Rejuvenate skin with this LED light therapy mask on sale for $25 off

Using light therapy to help take care of your face is an easy and comfortable way to improve how you care for yourself.

If you’re a guy who wants a simple skincare routine — this is it

Geologie’s team is there to do all the hard work, so you don’t have to bother shopping around for products that probably aren’t right for you to begin with.

This handy device will help relieve all your bug bites this summer

The tool uses Thermo-Pulse Technology, which delivers heat and vibration to the site you were bitten and increases circulation and localized blood flow.

John Cena apologizes in Mandarin for calling Taiwan a country

His comments triggered immediate backlash in China, which considers Taiwan, a self-governing island state, part of its territory.

Why this exclusive celebrity-infested Bahamas hideout is for lovers

Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Tiger Woods have been known to stop by for the celebrated monthly luncheons and weekly dinners the King-Hews throw for guests and friends on nearby...

Akon's Range Rover stolen while he's pumping gas in Atlanta

"It only takes a second for someone to jump in your vehicle and take off," reps for the Atlanta Police Department said.

Man, 72, suffers from giant triple hernia after COVID delays operation

"The hernia has continued to grow and grow," said patient Winston Baldwin. "I'm just surviving now and it's not good at all."

Thousands of cannonball jellyfish invade Georgia's Tybee Island

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) has said that cannonball jellyfish are also the most common species on the southeastern coast of the United States.

Megan Fox's hot half-naked look is barely there — but everywhere

To pull off this sexy look, you’ve got to be, well, a Fox. If Megan's eye-popping style seems familiar, it’s likely because daring, barely there creations are having a moment...

Three women get into wild brawl at White Sox game

An all-female brawl stole the spotlight at the White Sox-Cardinals game on Monday night. While the White Sox were busy pulling out a 5-1 win over the Cardinals at home,...

Whitmer should be punished for COVID hypocrisy, jailed restaurant owner says

A Michigan restaurant owner who was jailed and fined for violating COVID-19 restrictions said that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should face similar consequences for disobeying protocols.

Cicadas descend upon NJ town where aliens landed in ‘War of the Worlds’

Periodical cicadas known as Blood X have descended on the town that was the site of the Martian landing in “The War of the Worlds."

College hoops star sucker-punched at bar

Jordan Bohannon, who is the Iowa Hawkeyes’ all-time leader in assists and 3-pointers, was sucker-punched in an Iowa City bar on Sunday, according to the Gazette. The 23-year-old suffered a...

India to move over a million people to safety as cyclone approaches

Officials began moving people in cars and boats from low-lying coastal areas to shelters at government buildings, schools, and other sturdy structures.

PGA responds after crazed fan moment had disastrous potential

The swarming crowds at the PGA Championship had the potential to put a sour note on a splendid sports moment. As the final group of Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka...

Alabama football's draft exodus hasn't scared bettors

South Point sportsbook director Chris Andrews still power rates Alabama as the nation’s No. 1 team.

Blinken reaffirms US support for Israel in meeting with Netanyahu

Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed the US' commitment to Israel's security during a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu, and also said the US will work to assist Palestinians.

Biden blasts Belarus plane diversion as US vows to hold regime 'to account'

President Biden has directed his team to draft up potential measures to respond to Belarus' forced landing of a passenger jet to arrest an opposition journalist.

'Drunk porn star' on her way to visit celeb friend leaves pastor in coma after hit and run

Miami police have released several videos pertaining to the case of ex-porn star Katherine Colabella, who allegedly plowed into a pastor with her car.

Hulk smashed: Ruffalo apologizes for tweet suggesting Israel committed 'genocide'

"I have reflected & wanted to apologize for posts during the recent Israel/Hamas fighting that suggested Israel is committing 'genocide'," Mark Ruffalo tweeted Monday.

Facebook trying to censor posts from COVID-19 vaccine skeptics: report

Facebook is reportedly trying to silence COVID-19 vaccine skeptics by using an algorithm that targets and demotes their comments on the site, the latest in Big Tech's woke censorship push.

US warns against travel to Japan ahead of Summer Olympics

More than 722,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been tallied in Japan, along with 12,351 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Four NFL teams that should exceed expectations

Let's unveil the season-win-total prop wagers in which I will be investing during the 2021 NFL season.

Brooks Koepka is so sick of Bryson DeChambeau's 'bulls--t' in leaked interview

The sight of Bryson DeChambeau is enough to ruin Brooks Koepka’s day. The two top American golfers have a long-running feud that was highlighted again in a leaked interview from...

Aaron Rodgers breaks silence to explain his Packers frustration

After weeks of trying to figure out what was going on in Aaron Rodgers’ head through “sources” and second-hand observations from friends, the man himself finally appeared on “SportsCenter” to...

Inventor and actor from notorious episode of 'The Office' dead at 55

York played Merchant — properties manager of the Scranton office park where Dunder Mifflin is located — on NBC's cult classic sitcom. His recurring character was, like York, a paraplegic,...

What a fresh look at Mike Tyson's troubled past uncovers: 'Life kicking my ass'

Maybe you remember it all. Maybe you were too young for the ride. Maybe the past 35 years have buried and blurred details that once seemed too phenomenal or abhorrent...

Cat tries to eat realistic ladybug painting

This cat is “bugging” out. TikToker Imran Nuri was surprised to see his feline trying to chomp on a hyperrealistic painting of a ladybug on a white canvas. Proceeds of...

Three people fatally shot in Ohio apartment, others found dead outside

Three people were gunned down inside an Ohio apartment and multiple other fatal gunshot victims were found outside the location on Monday night, a report said.

$2.5 million worth of meth hidden in watermelon shipment seized

Over 1,100 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in a watermelon shipment was seized by US Customs and Border Protection officers in California last week, authorities said.

GOP lawmaker invokes pooping pandas, Batman costumes in opposing bill

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) blasted a bipartisan bill calling for billions in spending on science and technology research as only he could Monday.

'Outstanding' goalie paved way for Islanders win

The Islanders made it clear that their 3-2 double overtime win over the Penguins on Monday wouldn’t have been possible without rookie netminder Ilya Sorokin.

NY state Senate to pass bill reforming Public Ethics Commission

The Democratic-led state Senate plans to throw the book at New York’s embattled watchdog Joint Commission on Public Ethics Tuesday, preparing to pass legislation overhauling the panel. 

Mets catcher passes test in move to first base

Mets catcher James McCann started at first base for his initial professional appearance at the position.

Man stabbed, robbed in Queens subway station

A 57-year-old man was stabbed and robbed in a Queens subway station on Monday night, police sources said. The victim was attacked by a male suspect at the Lefferts Boulevard...

Nearly naked Florida woman arrested after high-speed car chase

Rachael Stefancich, 24, is accused of fleeing from a trooper who tried to pull her over along Interstate 75 in Hernando County on Saturday morning.

The Liberty are off to a 'remarkable' start

With Monday night’s 88-81 win over the Dallas Wings at Barclays Center, the New York Liberty improved to 5-1, their best start since 2007.