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Animal fan takes ride, changes mind about horse carriages

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 22:27
A "huge" animal lover, freelance photographer Valerie Volpacchio was always opposed to the idea of horses pulling carriages through the streets of New York.
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Animal rights protesters march outside Liam Neeson's home

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 21:49
A herd of animal rights activists demonstrated outside the Upper West Side home of Liam Neeson Saturday, blasting the actor for his outspoken support of the carriage horse industry.
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Mighty Quinn: April 20

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 21:44
NEWS ITEM — There’s at least one butter lamb in Buffalo that won’t be going under the knife this Easter. Butter sculptures in the shape of a lamb are a traditional part of Easter meals among Buffalo’s large Polish-American population.
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Pit bull killed in bizarre San Francisco robbery attempt

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 21:27
A bizarre robbery attempt shocked a dog owner in San Francisco when two men stabbed his rare pit bull to death Friday.
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Carriage driver’s job feeds family, sends kids to school

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:45
The horse carriage industry, which is under threat from Mayor de Blasio and animal rights activists, has been the main source of income and pride for Robert Boyle’s family since he emigrated to New York from Ireland nearly 30 years ago.
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Times Square hip-hop artists sue NYPD for bad rap

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:40
EXCLUSIVE: Hip-hop hustlers who sell their music in Times Square say cops are giving them a bad rap. Eight rappers who claim the NYPD has violated their rights with a campaign of bogus arrests have filed joint lawsuits in Manhattan Federal Court against the city and 17 cops.
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Mayor de Blasio sets private meeting with City Dems for legislative plans

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:35
Hoping to fast-track key legislative goals, Mayor de Blasio has scheduled a closed-door powwow this week with the City Council’s Democratic caucus. The mayor will attend the caucus’ meeting on Thursday, sources said.
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Knife-wielding man has standoff with cops in Brooklyn

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:31
Police nabbed a knife-wielding lunatic after he stabbed a 35-year-old man in Brooklyn Saturday. The drama began when Isabello Negron, 45, showed up at the home of the mother of his son in the Red Hook West Houses about 8:15 a.m., violating an order of protection, officials said.
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Grand Street Campus baseball coach out for the season with health issues

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:04
If you want to know what a six-month-long roller coaster ride feels like, ask Melvin Martinez. It all started on Oct. 29 when the longtime Grand Street Campus baseball coach lost hearing in his right hear because of a “permanent virus” in his eardrum.
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SEE IT: Author Jamie Ford films his dog breaking out of backyard

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:01
Author Jamie Ford doesn't create mysteries. He solves them. The best-selling novelist of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" was concerned that his dog Dexter kept escaping from the backyard.
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Brooklyn mom overjoyed after cops find her missing autistic 14-year-old child

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 19:53
Daniel Ghabra, who is nonverbal, was missing for nine hours after disappearing from a laundry near his Dyker Heights home Friday afternoon. He was found safe around 2 a.m. at a Rite Aid pharmacy in Sheepshead Bay.
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Pregnant trainer stays fit in spite of haters

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 19:51
Personal trainer Sara Haley is 35 weeks pregnant and still doing push-ups, step-ups, tricep dips, dead lifts, lunges and more six days a week — despite the leers and jeers from heartless haters at gyms in Santa Monica, Calif.
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1st time steering in area for mate in S. Korea ferry accident

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 19:25
MOKPO, South Korea — A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.
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Conn. Sen. Blumenthal almost hit by train during rail safety press conference

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 19:17
A speeding train barreled right through U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s (D-Conn.) Friday press conference that was, ironically, on commuter rail safety.
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Bryce Harper pulled from Nats' loss for not hustling

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:37
Bryce Harper hit the ball to the mound, jogged to first base and took a right turn to the dugout before getting halfway down the basepath. That would be his final play in the Washington Nationals’ 4-3 loss to the St.
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Teacher arrested for yearlong affair with student

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:35
A California high school teacher has been busted for allegedly having sex with a student for the past year. Leon Chang, 27, is charged with statutory rape and contacting a minor for lewd purposes for the relationship with a current senior that began last year,the San Leandro Police Department stated.
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Baby black bear mysteriously dropped off at Lake Tahoe facility

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 17:50
Lake Tahoe wildlife officials are investigating a mysterious bear that showed up at their center this week.
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Congress can't stop monthly delivery of 'Hustler' mag

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 17:48
Neither snow nor rain, or the United States Postal Service can stop the monthly delivery of naked women to members of Congress. For the past three decades, each member of Congress has been receiving copies of Hustler, a monthly porn magazine, compliments of porn mogul and publisher Larry Flynt.
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Energy drink banned for erectile dysfunction drug ingredient

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 17:43
An energy drink that claims to naturally amp up sexual performance has been pulled from shelves in Australia after it tested positive for a prescription-only erectile dysfunction drug.
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Florida firefighter shared child porn on Twitter: cops

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 17:37
Cops arrested 38-year-old Gabriel Diaz Thursday on 16 counts of promoting the sexual performance of a minor.
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