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Officials reveal cause of death for New York pizzeria owner who died in Dominican Republic

Officials reveal cause of death for New York pizzeria owner who died in Dominican RepublicA New York man who passed away last Tuesday while vacationing in the DominicanRepublic allegedly died from respiratory and heart failure, CNN reports



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New York man is latest American tourist to die in the Dominican Republic

New York man is latest American tourist to die in the Dominican RepublicA New York man who died while on vacation in the Dominican Republic is the latest tourist to perish on the island.



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Attorney Michael Avenatti faces November trial in New York

Attorney Michael Avenatti faces November trial in New YorkCalifornia attorney Michael Avenatti learned Tuesday that he faces a November trial date on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. The Nov. 12 trial date was set by U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe at a pretrial hearing in Manhattan. Avenatti participated by telephone.



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AOC's New York office building broken into by man who sprayed police with fire extinguisher

AOC's New York office building broken into by man who sprayed police with fire extinguisherA man in New York City broke into an office building where representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has offices, before spraying police with a fire extinguisher and hiding in a utility closet.The trespassing occurred on Saturday afternoon, when the office was closed and the liberal firebrand was in Washington.The New York City Police Department (NYPD) said the individual was taken to a nearby hospital for psychiatric evaluation. Officials also said the man was emotionally disturbed.“No one broke into her office. I don’t know where everyone’s getting that," sergeant Brendan Ryan of the NYPD told The Independent, contradicting reports that the individual had breached the actual office space of Ms Ocasio-Cortez.Mr Ryan confirmed that the incident took place at an address associated with Ms Ocasio-Cortez's political operations, but noted that the building was large and that police stopped the 27-year-old suspect before he could enter any office. The suspect, identified as Douala Hashi, provided officers with an address in Washington, DC, during his booking."No burglary, or no breaking and entering into her office or any office," Mr Ryan said He had a dispute with the security guard when he first got there where he grabbed the security guard by the collar and threatened harm getting into the building."Mr Hashi has been charged with menacing, criminal mischief, and criminal trespassing. Ms Ocasio-Cortez's staff has been made aware of the incident, according to Mr Ryan.Ms Ocasio-Cortez has become one of the most prominent politicians in Washington since her surprise primary victory last year during the 2018 midterm elections, and represents a surging progressive arm of the Democratic Party.In the process, the 29-year-old has been on the receiving end of death threats since taking office, leading Capitol Police, for instance, to provide threat assessment training for her staff.



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PHOTOS: Bonnets, costumes on display in New York City's Easter Parade

PHOTOS: Bonnets, costumes on display in New York City's Easter ParadeThe fancy hats and finery were out and on display for New York City's annual Easter extravaganza. Participants in the annual Easter Parade made their way along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Sunday in a procession of the wild and whimsical. The annual event is a New York City tradition that goes back well over a century, when the wealthy would get dressed in their best and go out for a stroll after Easter church services.



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Judge upholds New York City's mandatory measles vaccination order

Judge upholds New York City's mandatory measles vaccination orderA Brooklyn judge on Thursday ruled against a group of parents who challenged New York City’s recently imposed mandatory measles vaccination order, rejecting their arguments that the city’s public health authority exceeded its authority. In a six-page decision rendered hours after a hearing on the matter, Judge Lawrence Knipel denied the parents’ petition seeking to lift the vaccination order, imposed last week to stem the worst measles outbreak to hit the city since 1991. The judge sided with municipal health officials who defended the order as a rare but necessary step to contain a surge in the highly contagious disease that has infected at least 329 people so far, most of them children from Orthodox Jewish communities in the borough of Brooklyn.



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Yemeni bodegas boycott New York Post over attacks on Ilhan Omar

Yemeni bodegas boycott New York Post over attacks on Ilhan OmarMurdoch-owned paper published front page that Yemeni American Merchants Association says ‘provoked hatred’The groups says attacks on Ilhan Omar are making Muslim Americans less safe. Photograph: Jim Bourg/ReutersA group of New York corner-store owners has announced a boycott on the sale of the New York Post, arguing that the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper’s attacks on the congresswoman Ilhan Omar are making Muslim Americans less safe.On Thursday, the Post published a front page featuring an image of the World Trade Center towers in flames on 11 September 2001 and a quote suggesting that Omar, a Somali American congresswoman from Minnesota who wears a hijab, had minimized the seriousness of the terror attacks in a speech last month.In an open letter in response, the Yemeni American Merchants Association wrote that the front page “provoked hatred” and “aims to harm Omar and her family and other people of the Islamic faith”.The group said it was calling on “all Yemeni American bodega and deli owners” as well as “our community and allies across New York City” to boycott the sale and purchase of the Post.> This is ugly pic.twitter.com/R2XVyS4dq8> > — Harry Siegel (@harrysiegel) April 11, 2019The association represents Yemeni Americans who own and run an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 of New York City’s thousands of delis and corner stores, which are known as “bodegas”. Such stores are integral to the daily life of most New Yorkers, a crucial source of late-night snacks, morning coffee and newspapers and magazines.Repeated criticism of Omar by the Post, the Murdoch-owned Fox News, Republican politicians and Donald Trump has been condemned by progressive Democrats, including presidential contenders who called the attacks “dangerous” and said they risked “inciting violence”.Last week, a Trump supporter from New York state was arrested and charged after making a death threat against Omar. On Friday, Trump tweeted a video featuring part of Omar’s remarks to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, cut with footage from 9/11. He retweeted the message on Saturday.The Post published a brief story criticising the New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her defense of Omar.In its letter, the Yemeni American Merchants Association said the New York Post was “undermin[ing] national unity and [enticing] violence and hate”.It added: “This rhetoric threatens the safety and wellbeing of Omar, Muslim leaders, and the larger Muslim American community at a time when Islamophobia is at an all-time high.”Ayyad Algabyali, the group’s director of advocacy, told the Guardian: “It’s not the first time that the New York Post basically spreads hate and fear in their newspapers.”Selling the New York Post might bring merchants “a little profit”, he added, but it also means “you are committing to sell violence and hate in the community, and that’s totally unacceptable”.There was “no end date” to the boycott, he said, adding: “This might be for good.”Algabyali said news of the boycott had gone viral on Twitter, and that the group hoped other merchant associations might join in solidarity. The group had already received support from some Uber and Lyft drivers, he said, who were helping spread news about the boycott from one bodega to another.This is the Yemeni American Merchants Association’s first major political action. It was formed two years ago, in the wake of a a Yemeni bodega strike protesting Trump’s travel ban against several Muslim-majority countries.



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Woman crashes car after seeing a spider, New York police say

Woman crashes car after seeing a spider, New York police sayCairo, New York Police say a woman suffered an injury in the crash. Police believe the incident occurred after she saw a spider in the drivers' area.



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New York Post stirs Ilhan Omar controversy with 9/11 cover

New York Post stirs Ilhan Omar controversy with 9/11 coverConservative media outlets have seized on remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., at a fundraiser for an organization founded to combat Islamophobia.



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New York mandates vaccine to contain Brooklyn measles outbreak

New York mandates vaccine to contain Brooklyn measles outbreakNew York’s mayor declared a public health emergency in parts of Brooklyn on Tuesday, ordering all residents to be vaccinated to fight a measles outbreak concentrated in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. The order concerns all people living or working in four zip codes of Williamsburg, northwest Brooklyn, where some residents oppose vaccines on religious grounds — although neither Jewish texts nor local Jewish authorities advise against vaccination. “It was time to take a more muscular approach,” de Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference as the emergency measures were announced.



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