New York Post
Indonesian teen raped by her brother is jailed for abortion
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 08:42:45 -0400
JAKARTA, Indonesia — A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her brother has been sentenced to six months in prison for having an abortion, police said Sunday. Both the girl and her 18-year-old brother were convicted Thursday by the District Court of Muara Bulian in Batanghari district in Jambi province, said Singgih Hermawan, deputy...
New UK Brexit chief: We may not pay exit fee if no deal
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 08:05:46 -0400
LONDON — Britain’s slow move away from the European Union took a new twist Sunday as the new Brexit chief suggested that Britain might not pay its $51 billion divorce bill if no trade agreement with the European Union is reached. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab told the Sunday Telegraph that there must be “conditionality” between...
Hasidic, female EMTs are battling misogyny in NYC
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 07:41:53 -0400
“This is not a test! This is not a test!” came the clear, steady female voice on a summer night in 2014.
Dept of Education to spend $2.5M per year on ‘executive superintendents’
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 06:22:06 -0400
The nine new “executive superintendents” that Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is adding to the education bureaucracy will cost at least $2.5 million a year, officials say. Each extra edu-crat will get a salary of $190,000 and up. Fringe benefits add at least $82,000 apiece to the cost, according to the Independent Budget Office. Department of...
Education boss’ attack on school ‘screens’ doesn’t add up
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 06:04:01 -0400
Fledgling Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is blasting dozens of public high schools that screen for high-achieving students as racially biased — but the city’s own data belie his claim. At a conference for principals last week, Carranza criticized the 80 of 430 city high schools that exclusively admit students based on their middle-school test scores,...
Chicago named ‘rat capital’ of the U.S.
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 05:09:34 -0400
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce won’t be bragging about the Windy City winning this title: It’s the nation’s “rat capital.” According to a study by apartment-search service RentHop, the city received 50,963 rat complaints last year. New York came in a distant second, followed by Washington, DC, and then Boston. The study suggests dogs are...
SNAP program shuts down without long-term plan to provide food stamps
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 04:58:02 -0400
Farmers who supply the city’s fruit-and-veggie markets are poised to lose some serious green. Novo Dia Group, which owns the Mobile Market Plus app used to process food stamp payments at the city’s 50 farmers’ markets, as well as thousands of markets across the country, is going out of business, and officials are scrambling to...
School let stranger steal child from after-school program: lawsuit
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 03:16:48 -0400
A Brooklyn mom claims a city school let a stranger walk off with her kids. The scary episode happened at Brownsville’s PS 189, Rhonda Williams Lee says in a Brooklyn Supreme Court lawsuit she filed last week. Her son and daughter, identified by the initials RL and TL, typically go to an after-school program. But...
The easiest way to cash bonds and get your money quickly
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 02:59:13 -0400
Dear John: I don’t think banks cash Series EE US government bonds. I believe you have to bring them to the US Treasury in Minneapolis. Mitch Dear Mitch: Here’s what the Treasury says: “You can cash paper EE and E bonds at most local financial institutions. This is the easiest way to cash bonds and...
Oil prices are continuing to rise — here’s why
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 02:32:36 -0400
Dear John: Please don’t drink the Kool-Aid. Gasoline is just too expensive. The price of $2.87 versus $2.85 or $2.84 is just way too high. There is just too much price manipulation. By whom, I don’t know. Why do prices significantly increase when there is a hiccup in the world, but the prices do not...