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New Zealand prime minister announces pregnancyNew Zealand Prime Minister Pregnant

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:41:15 -0500

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s prime minister announced on Friday that she is expecting her first child in June. Jacinda Ardern, 37, took office in October. Speculation swirled around whether she would start a family soon when she took over the leadership of her then-opposition Labour Party last year. Ardern took to Twitter to...


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Right now Donovan Mitchell is well ahead of Frank NtilikinaBogdan Bogdanovic, Donovan Mitchell, Buddy Hield

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:18:12 -0500

SALT LAKE CITY — The conversation occurred in the summer after the Jazz selected Westchester product Donovan Mitchell on draft night. Jazz top assistant Johnnie Bryant, who worked closely with Gordon Hayward, wasn’t surprised to hear Mitchell, the 13th pick, say he wanted to win a title, wanted to be an All-Star. “What struck me...


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Romo, Cowher: Jaguars’ biggest strength could give Patriots fitsBen Roethlisberger, Yannick Ngakoue, Marcell Dareus

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:57:47 -0500

The Jaguars know the formula and the man behind it, now they just have to figure out some way to execute it in Sunday’s AFC Championship game. Tom Coughlin coached the Giants to two improbable Super Bowl wins over New England and is now the executive vice president of football operations in Jacksonville. How much...


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Russian teenager attacks schoolmates with an axRussia School Attack

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:50:16 -0500

MOSCOW — Russian officials say a teenager armed with an ax has attacked fellow students at a school in southern Siberia, wounding five children and their teacher. Russia’s Investigative Committee said the ninth-grader entered a class during a lesson Friday and attacked seventh-graders and their teacher. He ignited a firebomb in the class and tried...


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5 dead, 1 injured after helicopter crashes into New Mexican mountains

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:44:58 -0500

RATON, N.M. — A helicopter crashed in a mountainous rural area of northern New Mexico, killing five people and seriously injuring the sixth person aboard, a New Mexico State Police spokeswoman said Thursday. Lt. Elizabeth Armijo confirmed the five deaths and one injury about 14 hours after the helicopter went down about 6 p.m. Wednesday...


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Jeff Van Gundy doubles down on LaVar Ball criticismFIBA World Cup America Qualifiers - Team USA v Team Mexico

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:36:37 -0500

ESPN analyst and former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy talks the LaVar Ball/ESPN relationship, the Cavs’ trade dilemma and the NBA title being a foregone conclusion with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: You were very critical of ESPN’s coverage of LaVar Ball and his condemning of Luke Walton. Is that problematic given you work for...


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HIV-positive prostitute convicted for infecting clientshutterstock_725497033

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:13:05 -0500

PERTH, Australia — An Australian jury on Friday convicted a transgender prostitute of causing grievous bodily harm by knowingly infecting a client with HIV. Clayton James Palmer, who identifies as a woman and now goes by the name C.J. Palmer, had pleaded not guilty in the Western Australia District Court, arguing that she had been...


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Huge gas tanker explosion shuts down highway

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:58:54 -0500

SALT LAKE CITY — A double tanker vehicle hauling gasoline exploded on Interstate 15 temporarily shutting down traffic in both directions in Salt Lake City on Thursday. KUTV reports that no one was injured. The truck driver told police he believes his brakes caught fire, which led to the blaze. The Utah Air National Guard...


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MLB likely will have a clock for pitchersRob Manfred

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:55:41 -0500

The timeless game will very likely feature a clock in 2018, whether players like it or not. Major League Baseball, aggressively working to improve its product’s pace and time of game, intends to introduce a pitch clock this coming season. The only question remaining is whether the dramatic alteration will be collectively bargained between the...


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Putin takes shirtless dip in icy waters to celebrate EpiphanyRUSSIA-RELIGION-ORTHODOX-EPIPHANY

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:51:10 -0500

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany. Russian state television showed Putin marching onto the ice of frozen Lake Seliger, about 250 miles north of Moscow,...


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9-11 fireman accuses ‘all-black’ color-guard of discrimination against whitesJ19328

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:46:46 -0500

An FDNY first responder pictured in an iconic 9/11 photo is alleging he was the victim of anti-white discrimination after he was kicked out of an “all-black” color-guard procession, The Post has learned. Lt. Dan McWilliams filed a complaint with the department after the president of the Vulcan Society — a fraternal organization of black...


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Joel Embiid celebrates All-Star nod by brushing off Rihanna

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:41:17 -0500

Joel Embiid is headed to the NBA All-Star game for the first time. He celebrated by dominating the Celtics and finding some time to diss Rihanna, whom he wanted to date in the past. Embiid scored 26 points and matched a career best with 16 rebounds, leading the 76ers to an 89-80 win over the...


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Cops searching for suspect who stole car, dumped girls on road

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:07:59 -0500

ATLANTA — Authorities are looking for someone they say stole an SUV with two children inside and left them on major roadways. Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury tells news outlets that 1-month-old Ava Wilmer and 4-year-old Arya Davenport were found after their mother’s vehicle was stolen from a QuikTrip. Authorities say the mother left...


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China may have compromised CIA communications: reportshutterstock_782267047

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:01:47 -0500

U.S. intelligence officials remain concerned that China has compromised the methods that the CIA uses to communicate with overseas informants, dampening agents’ enthusiasm after the Monday arrest of a former CIA officer for allegedly retaining classified information, The Washington Post reported. Between 18 and 20 key CIA sources in China went dark from 2010 to...


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Passenger riding train in Chicago doused with chemicals

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:56:14 -0500

Chicago police reportedly arrested a man riding a Chicago Transit Authority train during rush hour Thursday after they said he doused another passenger with chemicals and sparking a small fire. The Chicago Tribune reported that a 26-year-old woman was on a southbound Red Line train when she was splashed with liquid from a water bottle....


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De Blasio blames state for failing to help with NYCHA repairsde_Blasio_12A.JPG

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:48:36 -0500

Mayor de Blasio complains that the state hasn’t provided “a whole lot of help” to make desperately needed repairs at New York City Housing Authority buildings — but his administration took seven months to file a funding request for $200 million. That request is now being processed. Officials said the city could have filed its...


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Rangers will be without key defenseman to start road tripNew York Rangers v Arizona Coyotes

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:35:22 -0500

Marc Staal has been ruled out of the weekend back-to-back in Colorado on Saturday afternoon and Los Angeles on Sunday night that kicks off the Blueshirts’ four-game western swing leading into the All-Star break. As such, the Rangers will be obligated to summon a defenseman from the AHL Wolf Pack to serve as a spare...


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Cable crew caught trying to sneak in fake bomb at Newark Airportshutterstock_407457415

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:35:05 -0500

Seven members of a cable TV crew were arrested at Newark Airport on Thursday after trying to film themselves passing a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint and onto a plane, according to reports. The crew was working for the cable network CNBC, according to nj.com. The fake explosive device was in a carry-on...


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South Korea coach suspended for allegedly assaulting Olympic athleteMedal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 15

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:29:32 -0500

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s skating authorities have suspended a national team coach for allegedly beating Olympic short track speed skating champion Shim Suk-hee. The Korea Skating Union on Friday said Shim left a national team training center for two days this week after she was allegedly assaulted by one of her four male...


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Josh Bailey picks up right where he left off in Islanders returnPittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:29:24 -0500

After missing the previous four games with a lower-body injury, All-Star winger Josh Bailey rejoined the top line alongside John Tavares and Anders Lee in Thursday’s 5-2 loss to the Bruins at Barclays Center. Bailey — second on the team in points (50) and fifth in the NHL in assists (38) entering the game —...


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