News archive from 28 June 2013, page 18

Tickets for bike riders up 7% in Manhattan, 81% in Brooklyn: NYPD

Tickets for bike riders up 7% in Manhattan, 81% in Brooklyn: NYPD

It's a Citi Tix Blitz! The number of tickets issued to cyclists for breaking the rules of the road has skyrocketed since the May 27 launch of Citi Bike, police statistics reveal. In the 12 Manhattan precincts with Citi Bike stations, police issued 484...

 
NYPD: Brooklyn man in critical condition after mysterious shooting in Bensonhurst 

NYPD: Brooklyn man in critical condition after mysterious shooting in Bensonhurst 

A 63-year-old man was clinging to life Thursday after a lone gunman shot him on a Brooklyn street during his early morning walk to work, cops and a relative said. Yang Guan Chen had just left his Bensonhurst home to head to his job at a Chinese...

 
Bike bandit robs blind East Harlem cyclist  

Bike bandit robs blind East Harlem cyclist  

They robbed him blind. A callous thief stole a blind East Harlem man’s two-seat bicycle — inciting a citywide hunt to find his treasured tandem bike and its cruel burglar. Pictures of Charles Catherine’s missing olive green, $400 Schwinn have spread...

 
Woman sues granddaughter after allegedly being swindled out of multimillion-dollar homes

Woman sues granddaughter after allegedly being swindled out of multimillion-dollar homes

She's the granddaughter from hell. An elderly Manhattan woman who says she has survived Nazis, a plane crash and getting hit by a car is suing her gorgeous grandchild — who she claims cheated her out of two multimillion-dollar properties in Hell’s...

 

Fetterman: Amateur triathlete Lauren Barnett excelling at Olympic-distance and Ironman competitions

After impressive podium finishes last year, 2013 has been even more successful for Lauren Barnett. The Colony resident enters the 5150 St. Louis event on Saturday unbeaten by elite amateurs. “I’m feeling strong and having fun,” Barnett said. “I...

Dallas News, 00:13 in Sport
 

John McCain calls Jimmy Carter a lousy President

Republican John McCain lashed out at a "lousy" former Democratic President: Jimmy Carter. Asked by the Las Vegas Sun whether Carter had abandoned nuclear reprocessing, McCain said: "Yes, because Carter was a lousy President. This is the...

 

Amy Dickinson: Dumping alcoholic girlfriend was the right thing to do

Dear Amy: I recently ended a six-month relationship with a girl who often drank to the point of blacking out and from time to time took recreational drugs. While the warning signs were there from the beginning, there was also an amazing connection,...

 
Heartless mother deserts two daughters, leaving them on Brooklyn sidewalk with extra diapers

Heartless mother deserts two daughters, leaving them on Brooklyn sidewalk with extra diapers

A malevolent mom who deserted her two daughters, ages 3 and 2, on a Brooklyn sidewalk Sunday, leaving them each extra diapers and a heartbreaking lesson in hard knocks, has been busted, officials said Monday. “Mommy just left us on the sidewalk and...

 

Carolyn Hax: Unacknowledged gifts expose social trend - and rudeness

Dear Carolyn: I am confused over gift-giving etiquette with the current generation. I have always been prompt in sending gifts, money, cards to my relatives for birthdays, holidays, weddings, births, etc. Yet none of these gifts has been acknowledged...

 
Tom Coughlin won't let New York Giants overlook beating at hands of Minnesota in Week 17 a year ago

Tom Coughlin won't let New York Giants overlook beating at hands of Minnesota in Week 17 a year ago

Tom Coughlin didn't waste any time trying to fire up his players for this weekend's trip to Minnesota. He got started in his post-game speech on Sunday. That's where he first reminded his players about what happened in last season's finale - a...

Daily News, 00:15 in Sport
 

Second homes for vacation or investment properties

The Catskills Long home to vacationing New Yorkers who came for the social activities surrounding the famous old Concorde and Grossinger hotels, the Catskills may have a resurgence in popularity. Right now, an acre of land goes for just $1,000, a...

 

China official in sex case gets prison for bribery

BEIJING A former Chinese official at the center of a sex scandal has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for taking bribes of more than 3 million yuan ($510,000). Friday's sentence comes as China's leadership is vowing to crack down on widespread...

 
Duffy Waldorf is looking for a strong finish

Duffy Waldorf is looking for a strong finish

By Everett Cook / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Duffy Waldorf had only been able to practice the first nine holes of the course at the Fox Chapel Golf Club, the weather cutting his pro-am practice round Thursday in half. So for the back nine -- Waldorf's...

 
Murray faces new pressure as draw opens in his favor

Murray faces new pressure as draw opens in his favor

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Wimbledon hope Andy Murray has to live with the very different pressure that comes with being labeled a shoe-in to reach the final after two of his main rivals suffered shock exits in early rounds. Second-seeded Murray...

 

Jurors hear clashing accounts of sisters' fatal shooting at party

Robert Lee Phillips didn't get along with his two adult stepdaughters, prosecutors say. They clashed over many things, including music. As a blues musician, he detested the loud and profane rap tunes they favored. The bad blood came to a head Labor...

 

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