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Massive Fire Engulfs Queens Outpost of Popular Chinese Restaurant

A three-alarm fire gutted the Long Island City branch of Xi’an Famous Foods, the Chinese restaurant that started in a Flushing basement and quickly became one of the city’s favorite chains. The FDNY said 140 firefighters were battling the blaze Thursday afternoon. Pictures tweeted by the department show severe damage to the roof and sides of the building. There was…

Fotis Dulos Posts $6 Million Bond in Missing Mom Murder Case

Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of a missing mother of five he is now accused of kidnapping and murdering, posted his $6 million bond Thursday, a day after he was held in jail because of a paperwork issue, his attorney said. He will be placed under house arrest with GPS monitoring. A protective order banning him from contact with his…

‘Pop-Up’ TSA PreCheck Application Center Opening at NY Penn Station

The Transportation Security Administration is partnering with United Airlines to host a “pop-up” enrollment center to provide a convenient location to enroll in the TSA PreCheck program right inside New York Penn Station. If you are passing through the Midtown-based transportation hub, you’ll be able to temporarily enroll in the agency’s popular TSA PreCheck application program inside the United Airlines…

Wild Wig-Ripping Bar Brawl Spills Out Onto Manhattan Street

Authorities are investigating a wild wig-yanking brawl that started in a midtown Manhattan bar and spilled onto the street, where bodies were slammed into walls, hair was pulled off and screams echoed in dark streets. No arrests were made in the fight, which happened shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday at Faces & Names Lounge and Bar on 54th Street and…

NY Would Automatically Register Voters If Lawmakers Pass Revised Bill

New York would automatically add any citizen that fills out a state form to the voting rolls under a revised bill set to head to the state Senate. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is scheduled to push for the bill alongside voting advocates and other Democrats Thursday. Her staffers say the bill is expected to pass the Senate Thursday. Lawmakers…

2 Die — One by NYPD Fire — as Shots Ring Out in East Village

Two men were shot and killed, one by police, following an argument between them that started inside a hookah lounge in the East Village early Thursday, according to the NYPD. Police say two uniformed officers who were patrolling Tompkins Square Park in East Village heard gunshots just before 4 a.m. and responded to the scene at the corner of East…

92-Year-Old Woman Found Lying on Queens Street Was Murdered: NYPD

After a 92-year-old woman was found unresponsive on the streets of Queens, police initially thought she had fallen — now authorities believe she was murdered. Police say they received a 911 call about Maria Fuertes just after midnight on Monday. She was found lying along 127th Street in Richmond Hill, not far from her home. She was later pronounced dead…

US Officials: ‘Highly Likely’ Iran Downed Ukrainian Jetliner

Two U.S. officials say it was “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board. President Donald Trump is suggesting he believes Iran was responsible. He is dismissing Iranian claims that it was a mechanical issue that brought down the plane —and is denying any U.S. responsibility. The officials, citing U.S. intelligence, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information.

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