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December 13, 2017 10:50 PM L-train shutdown hassles to hit cars on the road, too

The long-awaited plan for the 15-month L-train shutdown includes kicking cars off of a stretch of 14th St. during rush hours so buses can move the masses more efficiently, officials said Wednesday. The plan calls for banning car traffic from 14th St. between Ninth and Third Aves. during rush hours in favor of bus and local truck delivery lanes, according 14

December 13, 2017 3:45 PM PickUp USA Fitness basketball gym to debut in Houston

PickUp USA Fitness, a basketball-focused gym at 11275 S. Sam Houston Parkway West, is preparing to open in February. The 15,000-square-foot gym will offer pick-up basketball games with referees, group basketball classes, private basketball training, basketball court rentals, weight and cardio equipment. "People will find that PickUp USA is a friendly 18

December 13, 2017 1:09 PM 'CollegeHumor' actress says Mario Batali touched her breasts when she was a hostess

Celebrity chef Mario Batali steps away from his restaurant empire and has been removed from co-hosting duties on ABC's "The Chew" following sexual misconduct allegations by four women. Yet another one of Mario Batali’s former employees has come forward with accusations of sexual harassment against the celebrity chef. Siobhan Thompson, a comedic actress 14

December 13, 2017 9:25 AM The Latest: Abbas says no role for US in Mideast peace push

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinians won't accept any role for the United States in a peace process with Israel "from now on" after the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state. Abbas says President Donald Trump's decision was a "crime" that threatens world peace. He says there will be no peace 20

December 13, 2017 6:43 AM Israel hits Hamas in Gaza after rocket fire at Israeli city

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military says it has carried out airstrikes in Gaza is response to rocket fire toward southern Israel. The military says it struck a Hamas military compound in southern Gaza early on Wednesday. No casualties were reported. The strike followed a rocket fired late Tuesday toward Israel's southern coastal city of Ashkelon. It was intercepted 22

December 13, 2017 6:37 AM Turkey says world must recognize East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey appealed on Wednesday for the world to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, as it opened an Islamic summit called in response to a U.S. decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital. “Firstly the Palestinian state must be recognized by all other countries. We must all strive together for this,” Turkish 24

December 13, 2017 12:28 AM Minecraft on the App Store

I love, love LOVE minecraft!!!!!! But, I want more animals!!! Like tigers, lions, all wild/house cats! I want kennels, (small-huge) Dogs coyotes, hyenas, foxes, all wild/house dogs!! I want EVERY SINGLE ANIMAL KNOWN TO SCIENCE!!! I'm not being rude, I just love minecraft and bugs insects mammals, all kinds of animals! Make STRAY DOGS!! Ooh, and make new worlds 22

December 12, 2017 8:50 PM San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee Dead at 65

Democrat presided over an economic boom in the city fueled by tech-sector development SAN FRANCISCO—Mayor Edwin Lee, who helped usher in a technology development boom here and was the city’s first Asian-American mayor, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at the age of 65. “It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin 20

December 12, 2017 7:16 PM University evicts Christian club over leadership faith requirement

School mascot Herky the Hawk stands in front of the Old Capitol Museum at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Reuters) A Christian student group is suing the University of Iowa for discrimination after they were booted off campus for requiring student leaders to embrace Christian religious beliefs -- including a clause on sexual morality 21

December 12, 2017 6:49 PM 'Son of Sam' killer hospitalized for reported heart ailment

ALBANY, N.Y. – The "Son of Sam" serial killer who terrorized New York City 40 years ago is in the hospital. New York state prison officials say Tuesday that 64-year-old David Berkowitz was transferred to a hospital from the upstate maximum-security prison where he is serving a life sentence. Officials would not comment on why he was in the hospital 17