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A honeymooning groom filmed the terrifying moment his bride was savaged by a shark in the Caribbean. Sarah Illig can be seen gliding through the clear blue water when the predator lunges and takes a chunk out of her arm. Video footage shot by her husba... Continue reading
The matchup between Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux Saturday night at the Garden Theater is such a hot ticket it sold out soon after it was announced on social media. No press tour nor elaborate marketing campaign was needed. Word of mouth was good enough. It’s the first time two two-time Olympic Gold Medal winners... Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain the hearing, vision, balance and memory damage, The Associated Press has learned. It’s the most specific finding to date about physical damage, showing that whatever it was that harmed the... Continue reading
Fashion visionary Gianni Versace was only 50 years old when he was murdered on the steps of his Miami Beach home by serial killer Andrew Cunanan in 1997. That tragic story will be retold on the second season of Ryan Murphy’s “American Crime Story,” which returns next month on FX. But there was much more... Continue reading
The Yankees now know they will not land Shohei Ohtani, but Brian Cashman vowed that the $3.5 million in international pool dollars they had earmarked for the best player in Japan will be spent. “We have between now and June (the 15th to be precise) to use it and we will do so,” Cashman said.... Continue reading
How do you fix wrong to make it right? Well, the first thing you do is try. It looked like a standard football play, at least by modern standards. That was the problem. With 6:20 left in Sunday’s Saints-Rams, los Angeles QB Jared Goff hit tight end Tyler Higbee with a pass in the right... Continue reading
Hideki Matsui should be seriously considered for the Hall of Fame. If he were, perhaps a path can be found to defuse some of the ever-growing discord and polarization about how to treat the ballot. I have long advocated a category should be created for “Baseball Life,” whereby the totality of someone’s time in the... Continue reading
Maybe Carlos Beltran will blow Yankees officials away on Wednesday, demonstrate the combination of baseball IQ, leadership and empathy that made him such a magnetic, mentoring force in clubhouses, particularly during the second half of his playing care... Continue reading
An apparent acoustic attack on a USAID officer at the American embassy in Uzbekistan has raised suspicions that Russia may have been involved in similar attacks targeting US diplomats in Cuba, a new report said Tuesday. The officer and his wife reporte... Continue reading
A New York City college is at war with the Pentagon over exhibiting and helping to hawk artwork created by suspected al Qaeda terrorists at Guantanamo Bay. Thirty-six paintings and sculptures by Gitmo detainees have been on display at John Jay College,... Continue reading
PYONGYANG, North Korea — Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. Doctors can consult via live, online video conferencing, and lectures at prestigious Kim Il Sung University are streamed to faraway factories and agricultural communes. People use online dictionaries and text each other on their smartphones. In the wallets of the privileged are “Jonsong”... Continue reading
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is seeking to defuse rising nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula and to boost support for disarmament with a Vatican conference that will bring together 11 Nobel Peace Prize winners, United Nations and NATO officials, and representatives from a handful of countries with the bomb. For some analysts, Francis’ address... Continue reading
Major League Baseball and its Japanese counterparts have reached a tentative understanding to grandfather the now-expired posting system for one more year, clearing yet another hurdle to facilitate Shohei Otani coming to an MLB team this offseason. How... Continue reading
As of Tuesday afternoon, there had been no significant movement to create a new posting agreement between MLB and its Japanese counterparts, which have been at an impasse as the sides plus the Players Association and Shohei Otani’s current team determine how to handle his attempts to play here. However, multiple parties involved in the... Continue reading
Sharks are known to be one of the most terrifying creatures on the planet – but is their killer reputation fair? The odds of being attacked by a shark are actually very slim, with more people being killed by cows than the marine predators. But which species is the most deadly and what should you... Continue reading
The Florida Department of Health on Friday confirmed the state’s first case of the Zika virus being sexually transmitted. An unidentified person in Miami-Dade County, who had recently visited several countries, including Cuba, transmitted the disease to their partner. The unidentified person’s partner did not travel outside the country. Both have tested positive for the virus, according... Continue reading
US Ambassador Nikki Haley keeps on calling out the nonsense that’s become routine at the United Nations. In a Wednesday speech to the General Assembly before a vote on the yearly resolution calling for an end to the US embargo on Cuba, she let the assembled diplomats in on the truth: The annual debate is... Continue reading
LOS ANGELES — Yuli Gurriel batted to a soundtrack of loud and steady boos in Game 7 of the World Series. Dodgers fans voiced their displeasure when the first baseman was announced sixth in the Astros’ lineup before the deciding game Wednesday night. They grew even louder when Gurriel came to the plate for the... Continue reading
LOS ANGELES — A conflict in negotiations among multiple parties, notably MLB, the Players Association, Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) and Shoehei Otani’s current team imperils the much anticipated arrival this winter of Japan’s best player, The Post has learned. The MLB-NPB posting agreement expired Tuesday. The sides, though, were close to an agreement to move... Continue reading
President Trump said Wednesday that he would consider sending the terrorist responsible for Tuesday’s deadly attack in Manhattan to Guantanamo Bay for a military trial. “I would certainly consider this. I would certainly consider that, sending him to Gitmo,” he said at the White House. The president also called for “quicker” and “tougher” punishment for... Continue reading
A Democratic candidate for a Miami Beach City Commission seat was accused of exposing himself to another politician while she took him for a ride in her car. Miami Beach City Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez accused married candidate Rafael Velasque... Continue reading
HOUSTON — Of all the major professional sports in the U.S., baseball presents the greatest melting pot, a captivating blend of cultures and backgrounds that, at its best, brings people together for a common good. At its worst, you get the incident that hijacked Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night. The Astros... Continue reading
Yuli Gurriel gave the Astros a 1-0 lead Friday night with a home run off Yu Darvish in Game 3 of the World Series, then returned to the dugout and appeared to mock the Dodgers pitcher. Cameras captured Gurriel sitting on the bench and pulling at the si... Continue reading
The feds’ release of a trove of files related to John F. Kennedy’s assassination didn’t reveal much about the killing — but it was full of other juicy tidbits. From scuttlebutt that Bobby Kennedy had Marilyn Monroe assassinated to a very real plot to have Fidel Castro offed by Chicago mobsters, here are highlights of... Continue reading
The Soviet Union theorized that President Lyndon B. Johnson could have been behind JFK’s assassination – and also feared Moscow could be blamed and attacked, according to documents in a major release of files related to Kennedy’s slaying on Thursday. The Dec. 1, 1966 FBI memo, which relayed unconfirmed speculation, noted that sources said the... Continue reading
It’s no Jackson Pollock. A group has claimed responsibility for splattering red paint on a Big Apple statue of Theodore Roosevelt — and they’re calling the vandalism “art.” “Now the statue is bleeding. We did not make it bleed. It is bloody at its very foundation. This is not an act of vandalism. It is... Continue reading
Against righty ace Justin Verlander, the Dodgers put lefty-swinging Joc Pederson in left field over fellow lefty swinger Andre Ethier because he handles top-end fastballs better than Ethier and also is better on defense. But the fact that Pederson is not in center tells a lot about his status with the team now — and... Continue reading
LOS ANGELES — You don’t know Puig. For all his bat-flipping, chest-thumping, tongue-wagging antics there is another side to Dodgers star outfielder Yasiel Puig, a player who has grown up under the watchful eye of manager Dave Roberts, who has not been afraid to discipline Puig when needed. Puig, who owns a .414/.533/1.250 slash line... Continue reading
From the left: Amazon Winner May Be Biggest Loser Thursday was deadline day for formal offers to house Amazon’s second headquarters, and New York, like dozens of other cities, submitted bids laden with what Neil deMause at the Village Voice notes is “a hefty but unspecified helping of state tax breaks.” But, he asks, is... Continue reading
A Canadian man is suing an airline for serving him cheap sparkling wine instead of champagne. Daniel Macduff was flying to Cuba on a Sunwing airlines flight package that advertised a complimentary on-board “champagne toast,” but said he was served sparkling wine instead, BBC reported. “It’s not about the pettiness of champagne versus wine,” his... Continue reading
President Trump and Mitch McConnell on Monday made a show of telling the media what great pals they were — just hours after the president agreed with ex-adviser Steve Bannon’s harsh critique of the senate majority leader. “Despite what you read, the relationship is better than ever,” Trump said in a wide-ranging, 40-minute press briefing... Continue reading
Glenn Duffie Shriver was a student at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., when he spent six weeks in Shanghai, China, as part of an exchange program. He fell in love with the country and hoped to teach English there after his 2004 gradua... Continue reading
Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara will defend his WBA junior middleweight championship against unbeaten Terrell Gausha in the main event of Saturday’s PBC boxing card at Barclays Center. In reality, fans will be treated to three main-event type fights with 154-pound championships at stake. Austin “No Doubt” Trout, the former WBA junior middleweight champion, will... Continue reading
BOSTON — A cigar half-smoked by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during a 1947 trip to Paris has sold for just over $12,000 during an online auction. Boston-based RR Auction says the 4-inch (10-centimeter) cigar was bought Wednesday evening by a collector from Palm Beach, Florida. The buyer’s name wasn’t released. The auction company says... Continue reading
WASHINGTON — It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. But not quite. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: Some hear multiple, distinct tones colliding in a nails-on-a-chalkboard effect. The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some US Embassy workers heard in Havana, part... Continue reading
MANAGUA – New Orleans evacuated some residents from areas outside its levee system as Tropical Storm Nate swirled toward the U.S. Gulf Coast on Friday after killing at least 25 people in Central America. Nate is set to become a Category 1 hurricane, the weakest on a five-category scale used by meteorologists, by the time... Continue reading
The US embassy in Cuba has barred Americans from staying at a pair of tourist hotels in Havana, saying that some of the mystery sonic attacks targeting US diplomats took place at the popular hotspots. The embassy said in a statement that people must st... Continue reading
Oh buoy! A 12-foot Cold War-era Soviet float surfaced on Dania Beach in South Florida after Hurricane Irma, and local authorities speculate it may have originated from Cuba based on the nation’s close proximity and historic relationship with Russia. Bill Moore, a maintenance mechanic at Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, spotted the buoy... Continue reading
If you happened to be traveling along a swampy mosquito-infested route between Baton Rouge and Lafayette, La., back in the freewheeling 1980s, you may have witnessed an unusual occurrence: a half-dozen or so military duffle bags, each stuffed with 110 ... Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The United States has given Cuba a list of 15 Cuban diplomats who must leave the US within seven days. The Trump administration on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats from their embassy in Washington, DC, after a series of mysterious attacks that sickened US officials in Havana, the State Department... Continue reading
The Trump administration will ask Cuba to cut their Washington embassy staff by 60 percent following a mystery illness that spawned diplomatic fracas in Havana. Officials said that the State Department is preparing to make the request for the reduction... Continue reading
He got the Yankees’ attention in the first place, Luis Severino believes, because of his willingness to embrace the unconventional. He held the Yankees’ faith at a nadir, we all saw, because of his employers’ willingness to look past what was right in front of them. Now those risks on both sides are poised to... Continue reading
US intelligence agents were among the first and most severely affected victims of mysterious sonic attacks targeting American personnel in Cuba, a report on Monday said. The attacks began shortly after President Trump’s election in November and it wasn’t until spies posted at the US embassy in Havana under diplomatic cover began reporting bizarre sounds... Continue reading
Baseball’s unbalanced schedule brings the Rays to The Bronx three times a year, and that proved especially therapeutic for Charlie Montoyo this week. Montoyo, the Rays’ third-base coach, grew up in Puerto Rico. His parents and his sister still live there. Like everyone with ties to the U.S. territory, Montoyo has led a stressful existence... Continue reading
The State Department on Friday warned Americans to keep out of Cuba, saying that some of the mystery sonic attacks targeting US diplomats took place at hotels popular with tourists. “Over the past several months, 21 US Embassy employees have suffered a variety of injuries from attacks of an unknown nature,” Secretary of State Rex... Continue reading