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MIAMI — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has switched sides in pursuit of the Marlins, and he’s trying to beat out former teammate Derek Jeter. Bush has joined the group led by businessman Tagg Romney that is trying to buy the Marlins, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday. The person confirmed Bush’s new... Continue reading
WYOMING, Ohio — In what may be his final happy moments, Otto Warmbier smiles at the camera and playfully throws a chunk of Pyongyang snow. The heartbreaking video was screened at the end of Warmbier’s funeral in his hometown of Wyoming, Ohio, on Thursday, running silently and in slow motion. Some 2,000 mourners watched wordlessly... Continue reading
Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins, at 79, has joined the illustrious likes of Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. He’s in “Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth in Michael Bay’s series of giant robot flicks based on a toy. You’d hope Hopkins would know better. LaBeouf, who left after the third Transformers,” and Fox after the... Continue reading
Cuba’s foreign minister told President Trump on Monday that there was no way the Castro regime was going to give up convicted cop killer Joanne Chesimard or any of the other fugitives granted asylum in his country. Bruno Rodriguez, speaking from Austria said in a news conference that was broadcast live in Cuba, also slammed... Continue reading
Russia ​slammed ​President Trump’s ​plan to reverse​ US policies on Cuba ​as​ a return to Cold War-era “rhetoric.” “The new line towards Cuba announced by US President Donald Trump takes us back to already half-forgotten rhetoric in the style of the Cold War,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on Sunday. The ministry​​... Continue reading
LAS VEGAS — Andre Ward vowed he would leave no doubt this time around. He didn’t, turning the tables on a big puncher and stopping Sergey Kovalev in the eighth round Saturday night to win their light heavyweight title rematch. The undefeated Ward turned the fight around with a big right hand that wobbled Kovalev,... Continue reading
The New Jersey trooper who was shot and wounded in a gunfight with Joanne Chesimard wants Cuba to return the convicted cop-killer to the United States. “Yes, we’d like to bring her back,” the wife of James Harper told The Post on Friday, hours after President Trump demanded that the Communist country return Chesimard and... Continue reading
President Trump on Friday announced his tough new policy on Cuba — and demanded that the Communist country return the American fugitives it harbors, including cop-killer Joanne Chesimard. “Return the fugitives from American justice including the return of the cop-killer Joanne Chesimard,” Trump thundered to applause and shouts of “Viva Trump.” “To the Castro regime,... Continue reading
President Trump will make good on a campaign promise to Cuban-American hardliners on Friday when he will reverse much of the Obama administration’s liberalization of relations with the Communist country. The president will ban US tourist travel to the island, restate the importance of the trade embargo and institute a broad prohibition on financial transactions... Continue reading
The Cheetah Club on Broadway and 53rd Street was the “granddaddy of the big commercial disco,” wrote cultural historian Steven Watson in his 2003 book, “Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties.” Warhol and crew roller-skated on the Cheetah’s enormous dance floor; the 1960s musical “Hair” debuted there before scandalizing Broadway. And on Aug. 26, 1971,... Continue reading
WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the Trump administration will preserve some commercial activity between the U.S. and Havana when it rolls back part of President Obama’s Cuba policy later this week. Tillerson told members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Cuba “must begin to address human rights challenges” if... Continue reading
When Yoenis Cespedes came back Saturday despite admittedly not being 100 percent, the cynics wondered how long he would last before getting hurt again. The answer was two days. Three home runs, two defensive highlights, one complete-game gem, and all a... Continue reading
Where airlines go, hotels will follow. As of last year, travelers could fly directly from the US to Cuba for the first time in more than five decades. Now hospitality brands are vying for the favor of the thousands of Americans who have taken advantage of Cuba’s newfound accessibility. Enter Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La... Continue reading
Congress must consider making Puerto Rico America’s 51st state after island residents who showed up at the polls Sunday voted overwhelmingly for statehood, the White House said. “Now that the people have spoken in Puerto Rico, this is something Congress has to address,” Sean Spicer, President Trump’s spokesman, said during a Monday press briefing. “The... Continue reading
Guggenheim Partners Chief Content Officer Dirk Smillie got so interested in the firm’s forefather, Harry Guggenheim, that he quit his job to write a book about him, sources told On the Money. Smillie, a former senior writer with Forbes, has been with the fund for the past six years. The book is believed to be... Continue reading
The heinous FALN bomb attack on Fraunces Tavern on Jan. 24, 1975, first brought terror home to modern-day New York City. Let’s not forget this on Sunday, June 10, when remorse-free FALN mastermind Oscar López Rivera — turned loose by former President Barack Obama after serving half of his 70-year prison sentence — marches in... Continue reading
The fat’s in the fire in the race for a Brooklyn City Council seat. Referring to a Democratic candidate for the Bay Ridge seat, Republican state Sen. Marty Golden described him as “fat boy” when he couldn’t recall his name during a media event with his chief of staff, John Quaglione. Quiglione is running for... Continue reading
What do you know? There’s hope for New York yet. Weeks after the Puerto Rican Day Parade announced it would fete terrorist Oscar López Rivera as a “national hero,” the idea has fizzled. He’ll still march, but the ex-FALN leader has declined the honorific. That’s left City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who helped orchestrate the... Continue reading
From the right: Terror on the Ballot in UK Election “Everyone thought Brexit would be the key issue in Thursday’s British national election,” notes John Moody at Fox News, but that’s now been replaced by “terrorism and security.” And the choice between the two main parties on that issue “could not be more stark.” Conservative... Continue reading
The nonagenarian clobbered by a cane-wielding thug in Manhattan recalled his harrowing experience Saturday, telling The Post the random and unprovoked attack has left him bloodied, and bewildered. “They hit me with a big bat,” Juan Llorens, 91, said at his home Sunday. “I don’t know who it was. He was young and skinny. He... Continue reading
Breaking news from 2025: The New York City Council gives its Hero of the Year award to Hamza bin Laden, a son of Osama bin Laden. In making the award, the Council declares that the bin Laden family has suffered enough since the “unfortunate events” of 9/11 and credits Hamza, who took over al Qaeda,... Continue reading
Remember that “Planet Earth” clip where an iguana is ambushed by several hungry snakes? It turns out these types of group attacks aren’t always just down to chance – and snakes can coordinate their hunts with a wolf-like pack mentality. Scientists were never certain if snakes planned their hunts or just worked alone whilst attacking... Continue reading
Expedia said on Tuesday it had started offering online booking for hotels in Communist-run Cuba, hoping to capitalize on a boom in tourism to the Caribbean island. Expedia joins a dozen US airlines and cruise operators that have already ventured into t... Continue reading
President Trump on Tuesday condemned the suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 others at an Ariana Grande pop concert in England – assailing the “evil losers” behind the atrocity. “So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life,” Trump said early Tuesday morning, ABC... Continue reading
It is so far down the road, new tires will be needed before we get there. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get excited about a potential future fight between Shakur Stevenson of Newark and Ireland’s Michael Conlan. The two 2016 Olympians have just started their careers as professional featherweights. But they’re already on an... Continue reading
Shakur Stevenson was sitting in the lobby of the Stewart Hotel across from the Garden on Wednesday afternoon doing what just about every 19-year-old does these days: staring at his cellphone. He wore a black T-shirt with white lettering that read, “Just a kid from Newark.” No one in the busy lobby noticed him, leaving... Continue reading
Rallying MLB players around a cause dear to so many of their hearts has been a challenge, considering the decision to speak out could mean life or death. Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli has become the unexpected leader of Venezuelan-born players com... Continue reading
A man was arrested for trying to bring a gun loaded with 18 hollow-point bullets onto a plane at Newark Airport, authorities said Monday. Maurice Harmon, 63 of North Hampton, Pa., was en route to Havana, Cuba, when he was arrested at Terminal C around ... Continue reading
Officials last week announced plans to honor unrepentant terrorist leader Oscar Lopez Rivera as their first ever “National Freedom Hero” at this year’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11. The words “disgrace” and “outrage” do not come close to describing the insanity, insult and pain that honoring this terrorist thug brings to our... Continue reading
He wants the whole world under his feet. Manhattan travel addict Sal Lavallo is gearing up for the biggest journey of his life — a tour of 18 countries on five continents that would make him the youngest Amerian to visit all 195 nations on Earth. “I want to bang out all the countries in... Continue reading
The vast grove of museums stretching from the US Capitol across the fringes of the National Mall is about to get a new addition, albeit a decidedly less secular one: The Museum of the Bible. Just three blocks south of the Capitol, the privately funded ... Continue reading
Antonio Veciana was a “skinny, asthmatic” CPA in Cuba when he was approached in September 1959 by a man calling himself Maurice Bishop. Bishop handed him a business card from a Belgian mining firm, then spent a hour rattling off every aspect of Veciana’s life and beliefs. On the subject of the accountant’s “feelings of... Continue reading
The lacrosse team at a tony Brooklyn prep school is paying a heavy price after more than a dozen players got busted for sneaking out of their rooms at night to throw wild, booze-soaked parties during a trip to Disney World. Poly Prep Country Day School in Dyker Heights — which counts rocker Jon Bon... Continue reading
As tensions between North Korean and the US heighten fears of a nuclear war, here are the times the world has come perilously close to annihilation only to be saved by smart diplomacy, incompetence or good luck. The Cuban Missile Crisis This is the clo... Continue reading
It’s no secret that baseball – and fantasy baseball, for that matter – is a numbers game. We continuously discuss batting averages, slugging percentages and strikeout rates, and the sabermetric community has inundated us with acronyms like xFIP, BABIP and ISO that take the numbers game to a whole new level. Maybe we acknowledge a tweak we... Continue reading
MIAMI — You could argue, rather effortlessly, that Jose Fernandez’s death last September instantly became the most debilitating death of a professional athlete in the history of United States sports. Consider: 1) How good a pitcher Fernandez was. 2) His dynamic personality. 3) His backstory, having been born in Cuba then defecting to the United... Continue reading
MIAMI — A military judge on Friday dismissed two relatively minor charges against the five prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center who have been accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Army Col. James Pohl accepted a defense argument that the five-year statute of limitations had run out on two non-capital charges: attacking... Continue reading
HAVANA — The sweet smell of fermenting fruit fills the streets around the modest Havana home where Orestes Estevez and his family fill glass jugs with grapes, ginger and hibiscus, then slip a condom over each glass neck to start the unusual process of winemaking in a land famed for rum. From origins as an... Continue reading
Venezuela’s Supreme Court last week unseated the country’s legislature, the National Assembly — then took the ruling back on Saturday, under orders from President Nicolas Maduro. But this still leaves the nation spiraling down into chaos. Food is increasingly scarce, with the government attempting to draft citizens into forced labor on farms. Criminal gangs range... Continue reading

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At exactly 5 p.m. Sunday, just as the words ‘New York, New York,’ were filling The Garden like helium swells a balloon, South Carolina coach Frank Martin snipped the final piece of net off the rim and waved it around it his head. His wife, Anya, a Queens native who was grinning widely, nodded her... Continue reading
As North Korea plunges ahead with its nuclear-weapons program, Vladimir Putin continues subverting Western democracies and Iran piles provocations atop one another, a pressing question in each case is whether economic sanctions work. The answer is: “sometimes.” But you won’t get an honest answer from talking heads these days. We’ve politicized strategic reality at the... Continue reading
Mayor de Blasio on Tuesday honored news anchor Ernie Anastos — who became an Internet sensation by mispronouncing the phrase “plucking that chicken.” The FOX 5 news anchor, 73, won an Emmy for his coverage of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s death in a 1999 plane crash on Cape Cod. He also covered the 9/11 attacks,... Continue reading
TAMPA — From Cuba to Cooperstown. A year ago the only thing certain in Aroldis Chapman’s life was that when the Yankees’ season opened he would begin serving a 30-game suspension for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy. Today? Since then, Chapman helped the Cubs win the World Series, signed a five-year deal worth $86 million... Continue reading
When it comes to visionaries, give war a chance. Several major artists and innovators of the 20th century served as volunteer ambulance drivers during World War I, shaping their experiences on the battlefield into groundbreaking works. The carnage horr... Continue reading