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Fiancé of bride-to-be killed by cop speaks out
The heartbroken fiancé of slain Australian woman Justine Damond has spoken out for the first time since his bride-to-be was shot by a Minneapolis cop, saying he wishes he’d stayed on the phone with her that fateful night. “I have played this over in my head over and over,” Don Damond told the Star Tribune....
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:46:18 -0400)

Full text of Kushner’s statement on Russia
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner was questioned on Monday by a Senate panel about his contact with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign and transition period. Here are his prepared remarks, in which Kushner denies any collusion with foreign governments. STATEMENT OF JARED C. KUSHNER TO CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES July 24, 2017 I am voluntarily...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:37:18 -0400)

Kayak Killer pleads guilty to homicide in fiance’s death
The woman accused of fatally sabotaging her fiancé’s kayak on the Hudson River pleaded guilty​ ​on Monday to ​a lesser charge of ​criminally negligent homicide. Angelika Graswald admitted that she knew there was no drain plug in Vincent Viafore’s boat and no ring on his paddle when he died after his kayak capsized in April...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:14:47 -0400)

Trump pressures Senate GOP to vote on health care bill
WASHINGTON – President Trump issued a stern message on Monday to Senate Republicans who are facing a crucial healthcare vote this week: you’re either with us or against us. In no uncertain terms, the president warned GOP senators that there will be consequences if they fail to advance legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare when...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:11:09 -0400)

Teen killed in livestreamed car crash was days away from quinceañera
A 14-year-old girl who was days away from celebrating her quinceañera was the victim in the California car crash that was livestreamed by her boozed-up older sister behind the wheel, cops said. Obdulia Sanchez, an 18-year-old from Stockton, remained in a Merced County jail on Monday, booked on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter in...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:38:57 -0400)

Giuliani denies he’s in the running for Sessions’ job
Rudy Giuliani said Monday afternoon he’s not trying to get Jeff Sessions’ job — and that the attorney general made the right decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. “I thought it was the correct decision under the Justice Department regulations,” the former mayor told The Post. “I thought he consulted with the ethics...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:30:45 -0400)

5-year-old Red Sox fan with epic bucket list dies
The 5-year-old heart transplant recipient who celebrated his impending release from the hospital after a 189-day stay with a home run died on Friday, just one month after going home. According to a post on the Ari “Danger” Schultz Facebook page, the Red Sox mega-fan died while listening to his favorite team play. The family...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:25:18 -0400)

Top Dems try to seduce working class voters after election failure
Democratic leaders traveled to rural Virginia to tell working class Americans President Trump doesn’t have their back — but they do. They unveiled a new 2018 campaign platform called a “Better Deal” and argued they can deliver higher wages, lower consumer costs and better training opportunities if voters return them to power. “Too many Americans...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:09:07 -0400)

Congressman uses recording of GOP baseball practice shooting for gun rights ad
An Alabama congressman who survived the shooting that critically injured US Rep. Steve Scalise is using audio of the ambush in a new campaign commercial that promotes his support for gun rights. The ad for Republican Rep. Mo Brooks starts with the sound of five rapid-fire gunshots, screams to “Stay down!” and wailing sirens as...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:47:13 -0400)

7-year-old shark fanatic finds prehistoric tooth while on vacation
It’s a Shark Week miracle! A young shark fanatic recently uncovered a massive prehistoric tooth from his favorite fish on a beach vacation, according to new reports. Foster Frazier, 7, believes it was a case of divine intervention that led him to the five-inch fossil from a megalodon — the largest shark of all time...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:39:29 -0400)

How a Microsoft font could take down Pakistan’s prime minister
An incredibly common typeface, printed millions of times a day across the world, could be the key in bringing down a political dynasty in Pakistan. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been under fire for years, accused of using government funds and connections to enrich his family – allegations fueled by the Panama Papers leak in...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:19:42 -0400)

Man told 911 before suicide to ‘hurry up’ because he’s an organ donor
A Maine man called police before killing himself and told them to “hurry up” because he was an organ donor, police said. Skowhegan Police Chief David Bucknam told The Post that the man — who was not identified — called 911 on shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday to tell an operator that “there would be...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:06:52 -0400)

Kushner says first meeting with Senate intel panel went swell
After meeting with Senate staffers behind closed doors Monday, Jared Kushner made a rare public statement in which he said he has been “totally transparent” and had answered every question. “I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone in the campaign who did,” he told reporters outside the White House. “I...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:59:54 -0400)

Restaurant cuts parents off after one alcoholic drink
An upstate eatery is not budging from its longtime rule about booze: If you’re driving your kids later, you can only have one alcoholic drink. Melissa Gravelle, general manager of Peddlers Bar & Bistro in Clifton Park, about 12 miles north of Albany, told ABC News 10 that as her restaurant prepares for a busy...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:59:43 -0400)

ISIS sex slaves still don’t believe they are free
Back in 2014, the world watched in horror as the Yazidi people fled their Mount Sinjar homeland as the Islamic State took hold. Those who got out were the lucky ones. The terror group was attempting to wipe them out, a population of around half a million people based in northern Iraq who followed their...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:49:05 -0400)

Driver says bodies in truck were found on floor ‘like meat’
The driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants​ ​told authorities he found bodies in the trailer “just lying on the floor like meat,” according to a federal complaint filed Monday. James Matthew Bradley Jr.​,​ 60, of Clearwater, F​la., was charged ​by federal authorities with transporting immigrants for “commercial advantage or private financial gain.”​...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:47:52 -0400)

Paul Ryan sticks up for Robert Mueller amid Russia probe
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday defended special counsel Robert Mueller, who’s spearheading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, saying he’s “anything but” a partisan Democrat. “I don’t think many people are saying Bob Mueller is a biased partisan. He’s really, sort of, anything but,” Ryan told a Wisconsin-based radio show. “Remember,...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:43:28 -0400)

Doctor diagnoses lottery winner with ‘a case of euphoria’
This lottery winner had an acute case — of happiness. The $7.6 million man was so overcome with glee when he saw all the extra zeros in his bank account that he had to be rushed to the hospital where doctors diagnosed him with “euphoria,” according to a report. “I hadn’t really believed it until...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:41:59 -0400)

Church accused of funneling Brazilians as slaves
A North Carolina church used its two branches in Brazil to siphon young laborers to its 35-acre compound in rural Spindale, where they were forced to work — often for no pay, according to a shocking new report. “They trafficked us up here. They knew what they were doing. They needed labor and we were...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:56:44 -0400)

‘Planet Earth’ producer goes wild during road-rage spat
A former TV producer behind BBC naturalist Sir David Attenborough’s wildlife documentaries went completely off the rails on a family during a road-rage incident, claiming he wanted one of them “dead,” shocking cellphone video shows. “Planet Earth” producer Fergus Beeley was caught on camera Saturday as he launched the explosive outburst against a family, which...
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:35:44 -0400)