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Heavily Crowded Apartment Causes Dangerous UWS Fire

Heavily Crowded Apartment Causes Dangerous UWS Fire

A fire on the Upper West Side Tuesday afternoon exposed what appeared to be a serious hoarding situation, with firefighters dumping huge piles of debris out of an apartment window.

'Refugees Welcome' Banner Unfurled at Statue of Liberty

'Refugees Welcome' Banner Unfurled at Statue of Liberty

National park police are investigating how a banner reading "Refugees Welcome" got on to the Statue of Liberty Tuesday afternoon. The banner, measuring about 3 feet by 20 feet, was unfurled atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty just before 1 p.m., according to the National Park Service.  It was affixed by nylon rope to the wall of the public observation deck at the base of statue, according to NPS. Rangers determined they could take it down without damaging the pedestal, and did so.  Attaching banners to national monuments is prohibited. The United States Park Police are working to identify the suspects. 

Bull in Wild Queens Chase Dies Hours After Capture

Bull in Wild Queens Chase Dies Hours After Capture

The rogue bull that escaped from a Queens slaughterhouse and led police on a wild, hours-long chase through neighborhood streets Tuesday, ducking under caution tape and sidestepping cops, has died, NYPD officials confirmed.

US to Expand Pool of People Targeted for Deportation

US to Expand Pool of People Targeted for Deportation

The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released Tuesday. The documents represent a sweeping rewrite of the nation's immigration enforcement priorities. The Homeland Security Department memos, signed by Secretary John Kelly, lay out that any immigrant living in the United States illegally who has been charged or convicted of any crime — and even those suspected of a crime — will now be an enforcement priority. That could include people arrested for shop lifting or minor traffic offenses.

Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart News

Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart News

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos announced his resignation from Breitbart News amid backlash from conservatives over controversial comments he made on sexual relationships between boys and older men. In a statement Tuesday, Yiannopolous said he did not want his "poor choice of words" to take away from important reporting by his colleagues, adding that the decision to step down is "mine alone." “Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved. They have allowed me to carry conservative and libertarian ideas to communities that would otherwise never have heard them. They have been a significant factor in my success. I’m grateful for that freedom and for the friendships I forged there," Yiannopoulos wrote.

Tourists Taking Selfie Capture Dramatic NYC Ice Rescue

Tourists Taking Selfie Capture Dramatic NYC Ice Rescue

Dramatic video captured by a woman and her daughter shows the moments before and after a group of seven young people plunged through the ice on a pond in Central Park Monday.