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Asia’s biggest billionaire snaps controlling stake in Mandarin Oriental 5-star hotel in New York City

Asia’s biggest billionaire, Mukesh Ambani, has snapped up a controlling stake in the Mandarin Oriental in New York City for just over $98 million. Ambani’s conglomerate, Reliance Industries, announced Saturday the acquisition of the hotel’s parent company, a Cayman Islands-based firm controlled by the Investment Corporation of Dubai. That company indirectly holds a 73.4% stake […]

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Trevor Noah: Comedian and late night host sues his doctor and hospital for negligence

Comedian and late night host Trevor Noah has filed a lawsuit against his doctor and a New York City hospital alleging that their negligence caused him to “sustain permanent, severe and grievous injuries,” according to reports. Noah alleges the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and Dr. Riley J. Williams III failed to properly diagnose his […]

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Malikah Shabazz: Daughter of Malcolm X found dead at her Brooklyn home

A daughter of slain Black civil rights activist Malcolm X, Malikah Shabazz, died on Monday, the New York Police Department said. Shabazz, 56, was found unconscious by her daughter at her home in Brooklyn, according to the NYPD. Police said the death appears to be due to natural causes at this time. Bernice King, a […]

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Mother of 14-year-old who was missing for a month faces arrest

The mother of a missing 14-year-old who was found safe in New York City on Thursday has been charged with two counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, authorities in New Jersey said on Friday. The charges against Jamie Moore, 39, include allegations of physical abuse and neglect, according to the release from […]

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Glen de Vries: Blue Origin’s astronaut who rode to space in October dies in plane crash

One of Blue Origin’s astronauts, 49-year-old Glen de Vries, who rode to space in October alongside actor William Shatner died in a small plane crash on Thursday in New Jersey. “Our thoughts and support go out to Glen’s family,” said a spokesperson for Dassault Systèmes, where de Vries was the vice chairman of life sciences […]

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New York City man allegedly beat his teenage cousin to death for interrupting Netflix

A 32-year-old New York City man could soon be facing murder charges for the death of his teen cousin allegedly killed over the summer for interrupting while he watched Netflix. Police say 15-year-old Jallen McConnell, from Athens, Georgia, died in late June after he was discovered unresponsive in the bathtub of their apartment. Emergency responders […]

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Man stabs Apple Store security guard over mask dispute in New York City

A dispute over wearing a face mask led to the stabbing of an Apple Store security guard on Friday, a spokesperson with the New York City Police Department said. Officers responded to the West 14th Street location in Manhattan about 6:20 pm local time, Lt. Thomas Antonetti said. The victim, a 37-year-old male whose identity […]

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New York man attacked by neighbors rooster leaving him bloodied

A man in Queens is crying fowl after an animal attack on his way to work left him bloodied and concerned for his neighbors’ safety. His aggressor was a rooster. Suseran’s feathered foe isn’t just any ordinary rooster. It has a reputation in the neighborhood. “It’s a big rooster. It’s not one you want to […]

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Taliban requests to address UN General Assembly in New York City

The Taliban have requested to address world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly this week in New York City. A UN committee will rule on the request but it is unlikely to happen during the current session of the body. The Taliban also nominated their Doha-based spokesperson, Suhail Shaheen, as Afghanistan’s UN ambassador. The […]

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Hundreds of migrating birds die after crashing into New York City’s glass skyscrapers

Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City died after crashing into the city’s glass towers. Images showed the World Trade Center littered with bird carcasses. This week’s avian death toll was particularly high, but bird strikes on Manhattan skyscrapers are a persistent problem that NYC Audubon has documented for years, said Kaitlyn Parkins, a […]

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New York City’s subway breakdown blamed on ‘power off’ button being hit

A recent power outage that disrupted half of New York City’s subway system for several hours and stranded hundreds of passengers was likely caused by someone accidentally pressing an “Emergency Power Off” button. Investigators looking into the disruption on the night of August 29 said there was a “strong possibility” that the button was accidentally […]

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Actor Michael K. Williams found dead at his Brooklyn penthouse

Actor Michael K. Williams, who as the rogue robber of drug dealers Omar Little on “The Wire” created one of the most beloved and enduring characters in a prime era of television, died on Monday. Williams was found dead Monday afternoon by family members in his Brooklyn penthouse apartment, New York City police said. He […]