Author: Caroline Biscotti

Fleeing cell phone thief struck dead by Brooklyn subway train

Fleeing cell phone thief struck dead by Brooklyn subway train

A thief running off with a stolen cell phone met a grisly end Thursday when a subway train struck him dead in Brooklyn, authorities said. The 52-year-old bandit snatched a phone from a Metro PCS store on Ave. Z in Sheepshead Bay at about 3:30 p.m. He then ran into the Sheepshead Bay subway station to escape a pursuing store […]

Are you ready for this? Experts issue (very) early forecast for 2019 hurricane season

Are you ready for this? Experts issue (very) early forecast for 2019 hurricane season

It’s very early and things could change, but storm experts at Colorado State University are already to the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. In a issued earlier this month, they’re tentatively anticipating a lower probability of the heavy storm activity that characterized the past three years. The 2016, 2017 and 2018 hurricane seasons were marked by an onslaught of catastrophic storms […]

Southern California city to destroy police-shooting records

Southern California city to destroy police-shooting records

(Associated Press) A Southern California city plans to shred more than 100 police shooting and internal investigation records ahead of a new state law that could allow the public to access the documents for the first time. The city of Inglewood made the decision at a city council meeting earlier this month, according to a report by The Los Angeles […]

18 ICE detainees died under Obama, but no investigation

18 ICE detainees died under Obama, but no investigation

(Daily Caller) The Trump White House finds itself under scrutiny for the death of a seven-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who was taken into custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, but 18 previous migrant deaths during the Obama years went nearly ignored by the administration’s critics in Congress. “Does the administration take responsibility for a parent taking a child on […]

New York skyline turns blue after power plant explosion

New York skyline turns blue after power plant explosion

(Daily Mail) New York skyline turned a bizarre blue on Thursday night after an explosion at a Con Edison plant – causing panic and confusion for millions across the city. Bewildered residents took to the streets and shared images on social media after the haze filled the sky at around 9.20pm for three minutes after the blast at the substation […]

New Dems in Congress ‘hellbent on breaking norms‘

New Dems in Congress ‘hellbent on breaking norms‘

(USNews) In the seven weeks since she became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has joined a protest staged in Nancy Pelosi’s office, established a new standard to pay interns $15 an hour, tussled with Sen. Lindsey Graham and the president’s eldest son on Twitter and made rumblings about stirring a primary challenge against a new member […]

Rough 2018 for ‘universal basic income‘

Rough 2018 for ‘universal basic income‘

(Technology Review_ Silicon Valley loves the idea of universal basic income. Many in the tech elites tout it as the answer to job losses caused by automation, if only people would give it a chance. The idea is that all citizens receive a set amount of money from the government to cover food, housing, and clothing, without regard to income […]