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    MANCHESTER UNITED share prices on the New York Stock Exchange have skyrocketed amid Jim Ratcliffe's interest in buying the club. The Glazer family finally indicated that they could sell a stake in the Red Devils this week, leading to Ratcliffe's interest emerging. 1Jim Ratcliffe is interested in buying Manchester UnitedCredit: PA The British billionaire's interest has hugely affected United's share price on the NYSE, seeing it rise to $13.77 - 15 per cent more than last week. According to the Times' Martyn Ziegler, this rise has seen shares worth £200million more than they were this time last week. MORE FOLLOWS... Most read in SportACE SNAPS Paige VanZant serves up a stunning tennis-inspired look to leave fans in aweROAD TO QATAR When is the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?DEVILS MOVE Elon Musk claims he's buying Man Utd - but fans are set for disappointmentBASEBALL HORROR Little League World Series player, 12, in coma after falling from bunkbed
    Nurse Lydia Fulton prepares to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine as well as a vaccine used to help prevent the diseases of diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and polio at Children's Primary Care Clinic in Minneapolis, MN.Courtney Perry | The Washington Post | Getty Images The childhood polio vaccination rate is as low as 37% in some communities in the New York City metro area, despite a vaccine mandate, increasing the risk of an outbreak as the virus circulates locally for the first time in decades. Polio vaccination is mandatory in New York for all kids attending day care and K-12 schools, regardless of whether they are public, private or have a religious affiliation. There are no exemptions to New York state's vaccine mandate for reasons of religion or personal belief. Exemptions are only provided when a child truly has a medical condition that would prevent the child from receiving a vaccine. Despite this mandate, the childhood vaccination rate against polio has dropped in some communities. In Rockland County, a New York City suburban area, the vaccination rate for...
    A mystery New York billionaire has offered to save Central Park's famous Loeb Boathouse after operator Dean Poll said he would shutter the landmark due to rising costs. The billionaire has offered $6 million in financing to help save the iconic restaurant, which was due to close its doors on October 17 because of inflating food prices and labor costs. The DailyMail.com reached out to Poll for additional details about the mystery billionaire but he has not yet responded to our request.  Poll had indicated he would close the restaurant after failing to negotiate with Local 6, the union that the restaurant's employees are a part of after the union was unwilling to tolerate job cuts.  Now, the investment means Poll can continue on as the operator of the restaurant, while the 163 union employees currently working there may not need to be laid off.  The iconic Central Park Loeb Boathouse, famous for its lakeside views, delectable plates and boat rides, will be closing its doors on October 16  Dean Poll, who owns the Loeb Boathouse, said he'd be shuttering...
    Another record was set over the weekend when Customs and Border Protection's migrant encounter tracker for Fiscal Year 2022 surpassed the 2 million mark for the first time in U.S. history, according to reports. CBP sources told Fox News that the migrant encounters hit 2,001,034 this weekend, with the majority of the fourth quarter left to go. It comes after the agency released figures for July that showed encounters reaching below 200,000 for the first month since February. It was also the second consecutive month that saw a decline in encounters following four months in a row of increases. At this point in Fiscal Year 2021, encounter figures were at 1,277,177 – more than 700,000 less than the same point this year. Meanwhile, buses full of migrants continue to offload at New York City's Port Authority on Wednesday as Texas Governor Greg Abbott goes forward with an initiative sending illegal immigrants out of his state to major U.S. cities. Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Miguel Castro received the migrants arriving in the Big Apple from Texas on Wednesday morning. Customs and...
    Jared Kushner's new memoir was met with a scathing review from the New York Times, which panned the former White House adviser's book as "soulless" and lacking in self-awareness. Donald Trump's son-in-law and former adviser describes his four years in the White House, but Times book critic Dwight Garner lambastes the memoir as dull, superficial and self-serving in a strongly negative review of Breaking History, published last week by HarperCollins. "Kushner looks like a mannequin, and he writes like one," Garner writes. "Kushner almost entirely ignores the chaos, the alienation of allies, the breaking of laws and norms, the flirtations with dictators, the comprehensive loss of America’s moral leadership, and so on, ad infinitum, to speak about his boyish tinkering ... with issues he was interested in." Garner compares the tone to a college admissions essay, speckled with "every drop of praise he's ever received," larded with clichés and glossed with selective biographical background, and he said the overall effect was off-putting and slightly disgusting. "This book is like a tour of a once majestic 18th-century wooden house, now burned...
    Share this: Backed by the grassroots labor group that secured the first-ever union victory of an Amazon warehouse in the U.S., workers of another warehouse filed a petition on Tuesday for an election in upstate New York in the hopes of a similar outcome. A spokesperson for the National Labor Relations Board said the petition was filed for the warehouse known as ALB1, located in the town of Schodack, roughly 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Albany. To qualify for a union election, the NLRB requires signatures from 30% of eligible voters at a specific facility. Whether or not workers have reached that threshold will likely be hashed out in the coming weeks.
    The moderator on stage when Sir Salman Rushdie was attacked has revealed his gruesome eye injury as he spoke publicly for the first time since the horrific stabbing. Henry Reese sustained severe bruising and a minor cut to his eye while holding down the legs of Hadi Matar, 24, who stormed the stage and knifed The Satanic Verses author multiple times in Chautauqua in New York. Sir Salman suffered severe, life-changing injuries and underwent emergency surgery but he is now believed to be awake and helping police with their investigations. Mr Reese, a former telemarketing entrepreneur from Pittsburgh who founded the City of Asylum as a haven for persecuted writers, told the Atlantic: 'This is a very bold attack against the core values of freedom and ways of resolving differences short of violence, with art, literature, journalism.' Asked how he was doing after the incident, Mr Reese told the BBC: 'I'm doing well, everything is proceeding - I'm doing quite well. 'I think our concern is for Salman, and I mean that for himself, but also what he means in the world.'...
    Millie Bobby Brown and her boyfriend Jake Bongiovi looked every inch in love as they shared a kiss during a New York City outing on Friday. The Stranger Things actress, 18, and the 20-year-old son of Jon Bon Jovi - whom she's been dating for a year - happily indulged in plenty of PDA as they leaned in to give each other smooches. The star was also seen flashing a gold diamond ring on her wedding finger. It comes after she was recently spotted wearing a similar gold band on the same finger.  Young love: Millie Bobby Brown and her boyfriend Jake Bongiovi looked every inch in love as they shared a kiss during a New York City outing on Friday It's unknown whether the ring is simply an accessory or perhaps a promise ring, though Jake's parents did tie the knot at a young age: Jon and Dorothea were both around 27-years-old when they wed in 1989.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Millie Bobby Brown looks sleek in a black unitard as she and... ...
    MORGAN RIDDLE is in the tennis spirit ahead of the US Open. The model and social media star became a fan favorite when she popped up on television screens this summer. 5Morgan Riddle posed in a green bikini in New YorkCredit: INSTAGRAM 5She is dating American tennis star Taylor FritzCredit: INSTAGRAM Riddle, 25, cheered on her boyfriend Taylor Fritz at Wimbledon earlier this year. She stole the show on Centre Court in London as US prospect Fritz made it all the way to the quarter-finals. Fritz, 25, eventually lost to Rafael Nadal in the last eight despite the support from his partner. And Morgan looks like she'll be by his side again for the US Open at Flushing Meadows later this month. Read More Sport StoriesSERENA VS RADUCANU Legend Williams takes on teen US Open champ in Cincinnati showdownACE SNAPS Paige VanZant serves up a stunning tennis-inspired look to leave fans in awe She posed in a green bikini with gold trim in a set of poolside photos on Instagram. Morgan looked stunning in front of a backdrop of the...
    iStock | Getty Images Polio has been circulating locally in the New York City metropolitan area for months after an individual introduced the virus from abroad, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An unvaccinated young adult in Rockland County, a suburb of New York City, caught polio in June and suffered paralysis. The individual had not traveled internationally during the period when they were exposed to polio, and the strain they caught is linked to a weakened form of the virus used in the oral vaccine, according to a CDC investigation published Tuesday. The U.S. stopped using the oral polio vaccine in 2000, which means the chain of transmission originated from someone who received the oral vaccine outside the country, according to CDC. Genetic analysis has linked the vaccine-derived strain circulating in the New York metro area to wastewater samples detected in Israel and the United Kingdom. The agency said it's found three other people they suspect may have polio, but have tested negative so far. They've been classified as "persons under investigation." After the confirmed...
    Getty The New York Giants are adding seven franchise legends to the Ring of Honor in 2022. On Tuesday, the New York Giants announced seven franchise legends who are headed to the Ring of Honor in 2022. There have only been six classes of inductees since the Giants opened MetLife Stadium back in 2010, and the 2022 class will be the team’s largest since 30 franchise legends were enshrined with the charter class. The only person inducted in the past five seasons was quarterback Eli Manning in 2021. ALL the latest Giants news straight to your inbox! Subscribe to the Heavy on Giants newsletter here! To celebrate the new class, let’s rank all seven iconic members.7. Ronnie Barnes, Sr. VP of Medical Services (1976-present)Barnes has offered a lifetime of service to the Giants. He has been with the organization for nearly five decades and was the team’s head athletic trainer for all four Super Bowl victories. Barnes is well-respected for his longevity, but since he never actually played or coached for the Giants, it’s tough to rank him...
    Polio may have been circulating in New York as early as April and the virus has been detected in wastewater samples more than 20 times, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report reveals. The agency released its first investigative report on the potential polio outbreak on Tuesday. The investigation comes as a response to the confirmation of a polio case in a man in his mid-20s in Rockland County, just outside of New York City, in June. Officials fear that there could be hundreds - if not thousands - of undiagnosed cases in the state. While U.S.-borne cases are rare, the infected man had no recent travel outside of the country and had attended a large gathering eight days before the start of his symptoms. It is likely he caught the virus stateside. The man experienced paralysis and was hospitalized. He is now recovering at home.  The CDC reports that the virus has been detected in wastewater sampling in Rockland and nearby Orange County 20 times in samples gathered in May, June and July. A single sample from Orange...
    More On: heidi klum Heidi Klum jokes her anti-aging secret is ‘sucking’ husband’s blood Heidi Klum dances in teeny animal-print bikini Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz cuddle in bed on third wedding anniversary Heidi Klum leaves little to the imagination in rainbow bikini video Leni is leaving the nest. Heidi Klum has mixed feelings about her 18-year-old daughter going to college in New York, calling herself “sad” but “proud.” The “America’s Got Talent” judge, 49, gushed to “Entertainment Tonight” Monday that Leni “has her head screwed on right.” Klum explained, “Right now, college is on top of the list. It’s not modeling, and she’s really excited for that next chapter in her life. “Unfortunately, she is moving away from home,” the model, who is also the mother of sons Henry, 16, and Johan, 15, and daughter Lou, 12, continued. “Which is obviously sad, but at the same time … she’s got enough [guts] to go for it.” “She’s really excited for that next chapter in her life,” the model gushed.heidiklum/Instagram The former “Project Runway” host noted that the teen is...
    (CNN)Award-winning author Salman Rushdie is awake and "articulate" in his conversations with investigators as he remains hospitalized for severe injuries following a stabbing attack in western New York Friday, a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation told CNN Monday.Rushdie, 75, underwent emergency surgery after a man allegedly stabbed him several times before his scheduled lecture at the Chautauqua Institution, officials have said. The writer -- whose books have garnered him awards -- was conscious Monday and able to respond to questions from investigators, according to the law enforcement official. It's unclear what Rushdie told investigators following the attack that shook the literary world and prompted immediate condemnation from around the globe.Salman Rushdie recovering from life changing injuries after he was stabbed on stage. Heres what we knowThe suspect in the attack, identified as 24-year-old Hadi Matar, allegedly jumped onto the stage at the Chautauqua Institution, about 70 miles southwest of Buffalo, New York, and lunged toward Rushdie, repeatedly stabbing him, according to New York State Police. The suspect was held down by audience members and staff who...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) intervened in the bitter New York Democratic Party melee Monday, throwing his political might behind Rep. Jerry Nadler while snubbing Rep. Carolyn Maloney. With his endorsement, Schumer is the first major Democrat in the Empire State's congressional delegation to take a side in the bruising intraparty brawl, which was triggered by a messy redistricting process earlier this year. Voters are poised to decide between the two heavyweights, each of whom chairs one of the most powerful committees in the House, on Aug. 23. REP. MALONEY TOUTS ABORTION RALLY ARREST AHEAD OF NEW YORK DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY “New York has a lot of outstanding leaders, but few of them lead with the courage, conviction, and brilliant legislative effectiveness of my friend, Jerry Nadler,” Schumer said. “I’ve watched as time after time, Jerry — a critical partner of mine in the House — was right on the issues years before so many others.” Both Maloney and Nadler began representing New York in Congress back in the 1990s and quickly rose through the...
    Amber Heard has dumped the attorney who defended her in her unsuccessful defamation trial with Johnny Depp as she now tries to appeal the verdict.  Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, who represented the Aquaman actress in the six-week defamation trial, has parted ways with Heard. Attorney's David L. Axelrod and Jay Ward Brown, who represented The New York Times earlier this year in a defamation lawsuit against 2008 vice president nominee Sarah Palin, will take over as the appeal proceeds.  The pair work for Ballard Spahr and have covered various cases, including companies and individuals in high-stakes civil litigation, speakers in First Amendment cases, journalists, and news organizations. Announcing the news, Heard's spokesperson said in a statement: 'When it comes protecting the fundamental right of Freedom of Speech, we look at the jury's decision - to paraphrase a famous quote - not "as the beginning of the end, but merely the end of the beginning."'  'A different court warrants different representation, particularly as so much new evidence is now coming to light.' Heard, 36, was ordered to pay her ex-husband more than $10 million in damages at...
    But not all of the migrants boarding the buses in Texas are arriving up north. Tennessee local news station WTVC-TV reported Friday that Chattanooga is apparently a stopping point for charter buses carrying migrants from Texas to the East Coast. Some of the migrants were reportedly disembarking at a gas station in Rising Fawn, Georgia, intending to trek about 30 miles on foot to Chattanooga. A McDonald's employee in Chattanooga said some migrant children had gotten off the bus and were panhandling, asking for money so they could travel to Florida. Officials have warned the migrants to remain on their bus until they reach their final destination. Blackburn said that most of the migrants getting off the bus are young men and blamed President Joe Biden's policies for contributing to rampant illegal immigration and encouraging drug and human traffickers to take advantage of people traveling to the United States. "Crime has escalated," Blackburn said. "You look at the crime rates in New York and these sanctuary city mayors who are now complaining, they should be talking to Joe...
    A ‘devout Muslim’ accused of trying to kill Sir Salman Rushdie is a supporter of Iran’s hardline regime which had called for the author’s murder, it has been claimed. Hadi Matar, 24, appeared in court last night in handcuffs, a black-and-white jumpsuit and face mask to deny charges of attempted murder and assault. He was remanded in custody following the brief hearing in New York State a day after Sir Salman was stabbed up to 15 times at a literary event in the area. Sir Salman, 75, remains on a hospital ventilator after suffering a damaged liver and severed nerves in his arm in the brutal knife attack on Friday morning. His spokesman said he is likely to lose an eye. Sir Salman was about to give a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution when a masked knifeman stormed the stage and attacked him. In a three-minute video clip shared by one of the attendees, people could be heard screaming and gasping as a dozen audience members, including a police officer, rushed to the stage and wrestled the attacker off the...
    Delays in getting children vaccinated during the COVID-19 pandemic and antivaccination sentiment in general may be fueling the most serious threat of polio in the U.S. in years, raising alarms from New York to California. In the last few weeks, health officials in New York identified the first person in nearly a decade in the U.S. to be diagnosed with polio. The person suffered paralysis. Since then, the polio virus has been found in wastewater not only in two counties in the area where the patient lives but also, as of Friday, in New York City. The virus may be rebounding worldwide. The Jerusalem area this year suffered an outbreak, and the virus showed up in London wastewater in June. Now, health experts and officials in California are voicing concern. Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said there’s discussion about tracking polio in wastewater, especially in areas with low vaccination rates. This makes sense, experts said, given the high numbers of travelers between Los Angeles and New York and because people can be contagious with polio...
    Share this: The Brooklyn legal community has long been a shining example for diversity, leadership and collegiality in New York State, and this year’s class of Supreme Court nominees is a great example of such excellence. A total of 12 judges were nominated by the Brooklyn Democratic Party earlier this month including seven Black judges, nine women and four of Hispanic or Caribbean decent. The Brooklyn Democratic Party’s 12 nominees for the Supreme Court shows off the diversity of the borough and its bench. Pictured from left: Hon. Lorna McAllister, Hon. Ellen Spodek, Hon. Susan Quirk, Aaron Maslow, Hon. Richard Velasquez, Hon. Cenceria Edwards, Hon. Anne Swern, Hon. Patria Frias-Colon, Hon. Cheryl Gonzales, Hon. Robin Sheares, Hon. Dweynie Paul, and Hon. Craig Walker. Photo: Robert Abruzzese, Brooklyn Daily Eagle Related article: Democrats Nominate Twelve Candidates for Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice; Groundbreaking Slate Reflects Diversity of Borough
    Noah Syndergaard was traded to the Phillies at the deadline and Thor is now making his return to New York to face the Mets and had some strong words. Though he was injured for many of them, Noah Syndergaard spent six seasons with the New York Mets before the club elected to not bring him back ahead of the 2022 season, which led to him signing with the Los Angeles Angeles. However, LA traded Thor at the deadline this year and, as fate would have it, he landed on an NL East rival of his former club, the Philadelphia Phillies. On Friday, the Phillies traveled to Citi Field for the start of a three-game series against the Mets and, though Syndergaard wasn’t slated to be on the bump for the series opener, he didn’t hesitate to take a massive shot at his former team. Prior to the game, Syndergaard was asked about his return to Citi Field and had this to say, “I’m still taking it all in. I’m glad to be playing for a team that has a shot...
    When FBI agents raided former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort on Monday it triggered outrage among his supporters, who accused the Department of Justice of persecuting the former president. Trump himself accused authorities of a 'witch hunt,' and of trying to ensure that he could never run for president again. Even Republicans with no great love of Trump said it was a dangerous and unprecedented step.  'This is a very dangerous line they've crossed,' said New York GOP donor Eric Levine.  'And unless they come away with proof that he was plotting with Putin the invasion of New Hampshire or something, this heavy-handed manner of obtaining information on an ex-president is quite breathtaking.' Sources said the raid was part of an investigation into whether Trump took classified documents home with him after leaving the White House, and even that they may have included nuclear secrets. Former President Donald Trump faces a slew of legal battles that has only intensified since leaving office. They include investigations into his conduct after the election and his business practices. The probes stretch across the...
    Share this: New York has amended several state laws to remove the word “inmate” and replace it with “incarcerated person” to refer to people serving prison time. The changes, signed into law Monday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, are intended to reduce the stigma of being in jail. Prison reform advocates have said the term “inmate” has a dehumanizing effect. Prisoners say it can feel degrading when jail guards refer to them as inmates, especially in front of their families during in-person visits. “Language matters,” said state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, a Bronx Democrat who sponsored the bill. “This is another concrete step our state is taking to make our criminal justice system one that focuses on rehabilitation, rather than relying solely on punishment.”
    Author Salman Rushdie speaks as he presents his book ''Quichotte'' at the Volkstheater in Vienna, Austria, on November 16, 2019. Herbert Neubauer/APA Picturedesk via ZUMA Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Celebrated author Salman Rushdie was attacked Friday morning as he prepared to give remarks at the Chautauqua Institute in upstate New York. He suffered a wound to the neck and was airlifted to a local hospital, according to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.  Rushdie is a prolific and acclaimed author, having written 14 novels as well as nonfiction works. His most famous novel, The Satanic Verses, was banned in Iran as blasphemous, and its government issued a religious edict calling for Rushdie to be killed. It forced him into hiding for several years. Iran backed away from the order in 1998.  The free speech and literary freedom nonprofit PEN America, which Rushdie once led, said it is “reeling from shock and horror,” according to a statement from CEO Suzanne Nossel. “We can think of no comparable incident of a...
    The polio virus has been found in New York City's wastewater in the latest sign that the disease is spreading. The New York City Health Department made the announcement on Friday, Aug. 12 after the virus was detected in sewage, suggesting likely local circulation of polio.  “For every one case of paralytic polio identified, hundreds more may be undetected,” State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said. “The detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples in New York City is alarming, but not surprising."  These findings follow the identification of a case of paralytic polio among a Rockland County resident on July 21, and the detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples collected in May, June, and July in Rockland and Orange counties – underscoring the urgency for all to stay up to date with the polio immunization schedule, health officials said. Earlier Story: Rockland County Polio Case May Be 'Tip Of Iceberg,' State Health Commissioner Warns As of Monday, Aug. 1, Rockland County has a polio vaccination rate of 60.34 percent and Orange County has a polio vaccination rate of 58.68 percent,...
    By KAREN MATTHEWS and MIKE STOBBE | Associated Press NEW YORK — The polio virus has been found in New York City’s wastewater in another sign that the disease, which hadn’t been seen in the U.S. in a decade, is quietly spreading among unvaccinated people, health officials said Friday. The presence of the poliovirus in the city’s wastewater suggests likely local circulation of the virus, the city and New York state health departments said. State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said the detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples in New York City is alarming but not surprising. “The risk to New Yorkers is real but the defense is so simple — get vaccinated against polio,” New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan said in a statement. “With polio circulating in our communities there is simply nothing more essential than vaccinating our children to protect them from this virus, and if you’re an unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated adult, please choose now to get the vaccine. Polio is entirely preventable and its reappearance should be a call to action for...
    Rushdie's novel, "The Satanic Verses," is highly controversial among Muslims, as some consider it to be blasphemous. In 1988, Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for the death of Rushdie and his publishers. Iran has offered a bounty of over $3 million to anyone who kills Rushdie. Though the Iranian government has since distanced itself from Khomeini's edict, the fatwa is still in effect to this day. Iranian leadership insists only the person who issued a fatwa may withdraw it, according to journalist Yashar Ali. Khomeini has been dead for more than 30 years. \u201cNo idea what the motive is here, but everyone should remember that the bounty on Salman Rushdie\u2019s head from the Iranian government remains active and the Twitter account of Iran\u2019s supreme leader was locked a few years ago for reminding people of that.\u201d — Yashar Ali \ud83d\udc18 (@Yashar Ali \ud83d\udc18) 1660316987 \u201cThe Iranian government largely walked away from it for many years but the Supreme Leader reignited it when he tweeted about it. \n\nThe government will say only the person who...
    Author Salman Rushdie has been violently attacked at a speaking engagement in upstate New York, according to multiple reports. The incident happened at around 10:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, as Rushdie was about to begin lecturing at the Chautauqua Institution, in Chautauqua located about 70 miles south of Buffalo. A man stormed the stage and attacked the 75-year-old Rushdie and an interviewer, according to New York State Police.  Rushdie suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck and was taken by helicopter to a hospital, police said. The interviewer suffered a minor head injury. Photos posted to social media showed several people tending to Rushdie as he lay on the floor immediately following the attack. There were no other reports of injuries. The suspect was immediately apprehended by a state police trooper. His name has not been made public. Rushdie, a native of Mumbai, India, has long been the subject of death threats from around the world following the publication of his 1988 book, The Satanic Verses, which critics deemed as hate speech directed toward Muslims. In 1989, Iran's leader, Ayatollah...
    Author Salman Rushdie has been attacked at a speaking engagement in upstate New York, according to multiple reports. The incident happened at around 10:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, as Rushdie was about to begin lecturing at the Chautauqua Institution, in Chautauqua located about 70 miles south of Buffalo. A man stormed the stage and repeatedly punched or stabbed the 75-year-old Rushdie as he was being introduced, according to the Buffalo News. The author was seen falling to the floor before the suspect was restrained. The extent of Rushdie’s injuries was not immediately clear. Photos posted to social media showed several people tending to him as he lay on the floor. There were no other reports of injuries. Rushdie, a native of Mumbai, India, has long been the subject of death threats from around the world following the publication of his 1988 book, The Satanic Verses, which critics deemed as hate speech directed toward Muslims. In 1989, Iran's leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa, calling for Rushdie's death. Iran has offered over $3 million as a reward to anyone who kills...
    New York City health officials have detected traces of polio in city wastewater. The New York State Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced the finding in a press release, saying the discovery came as part of routine wastewater examination. Polio had previously been discovered in New York's Orange and Rockland counties. Health officials urged residents to get vaccinated in response. “For every one case of paralytic polio identified, hundreds more may be undetected,” State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett warned in the statement. “The detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples in New York City is alarming, but not surprising. Already, the State Health Department — working with local and federal partners — is responding urgently, continuing case investigation and aggressively assessing spread. The best way to keep adults and children polio-free is through safe and effective immunization — New Yorkers’ greatest protection against the worst outcomes of polio, including permanent paralysis and even death.” NEW YORK HEALTH OFFICIALS REPORT FIRST POLIO CASE IN NEARLY A DECADE ...
    (CNN)Poliovirus has been detected in wastewater samples in New York City, suggesting likely local circulation of the virus, according to state and local health officials. The officials underscore the urgency of staying up to date with polio immunizations, specifically those in the greater NY metro area.Most people in the US are protected from polio because of vaccination. However, unvaccinated and undervaccinated people are vulnerable, and polio can cause incurable paralysis and death.Most people with polio do not have any symptoms. Some have flu-like symptoms such as sore throat, fever, tiredness and nausea."For every one case of paralytic polio identified, hundreds more may be undetected," State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said. "The detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples in New York City is alarming, but not surprising.Read MoreCity Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan said that with polio circulating in our communities, "there is simply nothing more essential than vaccinating our children to protect them from this virus, and if you're an unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated adult, please choose now to get the vaccine."Get CNN Healths weekly newsletter Sign up...
    Salman Rushdie was attacked on-stage by an assailant as he prepared to give a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution on Friday morning, according to a report by the Associated Press. The report notes that the author of the controversial "The Satanic Verses" was just about to speak with his attacker rushed the stage punching and reportedly stabbing him. "An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie as he was being introduced. The author was taken or fell to the floor, and the man was restrained," the report stated. The novelist's life changed forever on February 14, 1989, when Iran's spiritual leader ordered Rushdie's execution after branding his novel "The Satanic Verses" blasphemous. Like a kind of reverse Valentine, Tehran renewed the fatwa year after year. Rushdie, who some say is the greatest writer India has produced since Tagore, spent 13 years living under a false name and constant police protection. "I was 41 back then, now I am 71. Things are fine now," he said in a 2019...
    Others include people who run summer camps in Adirondack Park, a mountainous area covering one-fifth of the state of New York that is home to 130,000 people. They say that popular sporting rifle courses for children could now be a felony crime since the camps are considered "sensitive locations." Likewise, the annual biathlon at Mount Van Hoevenberg could be illegal since it mixes skiing with target shooting. While New York's new gun law carries an exemption for people "lawfully engaged in hunting activity," deer season only lasts for a few weeks in the fall. Also, bears and other dangerous wildlife make the mountains and hiking trails their home. New Yorkers are wondering if it is a crime to carry a gun on a hike for protection. Hochul's office has claimed the new law "changes nothing for lawful gun owners on both Forest Preserve and private lands within the blue line of the Adirondacks and Catskills." "These areas are not considered ‘sensitive locations’ under the law," a spokesman for Hochul told Adirondack Explorer. But lawmakers disagree. During...
    New York has amended several state laws to remove the word 'inmate' and replace it with 'incarcerated person' to refer to people serving prison time. The changes, signed into law Monday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, are intended to reduce the stigma of being in jail.  Prison reform advocates have said the term 'inmate' has a dehumanizing effect.  Prisoners say it can feel degrading when jail guards refer to them as inmates, especially in front of their families during in-person visits. This comes as crime is up a shocking 36.6 percent through August, according to the city's own data.  'Language matters,' said state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, a Bronx Democrat who sponsored the bill.  'This is another concrete step our state is taking to make our criminal justice system one that focuses on rehabilitation, rather than relying solely on punishment.' Republicans ridiculed the measure as coddling criminals. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed off on several changes to state law, including scrapping the word 'inmate' and replacing it with 'incarcerated person' NYC Mayor Eric Adams has overseen a rise in...
    Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images Writer Salman Rushdie, who has been under death threat from Iran since the 1980s, was attacked on stage in New York on Friday just before he was set to deliver a lecture. “An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie as he was being introduced. The author was taken or fell to the floor, and the man was restrained,” reported the AP. The New York Post reported that Rushdie was just stabbed. #SalmanRushdie just attacked onstage at @chq @NBCNews @ABC @cnnbrk pic.twitter.com/I1XT6AmkhK — Charles Savenor (@CharlieSavenor) August 12, 2022 The fatwa was in response to Rushdie’s book The Satanic Verses, which was published in 1988. Rushdie, who was born in India, has resided in the United States since 2000. “Iran has also offered over $3 million in reward for anyone who kills Rushdie,” according to the AP. Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com
    Author Salman Rushdie is tended to after he was attacked during a lecture, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY.Joshua Goodman | AP Author Salman Rushdie was attacked while on stage for panel in western New York Friday, according to the Associated Press. The AP said a man stormed the stage and began punching or stabbing Rushdie during his introduction. A spokesperson from the Chautauqua Institution, where the panel was being held, told CNBC the situation was still being assessed and that it could not yet confirm details. Rushdie's book "The Satanic Verses" forced him into hiding after it was banned in Iran and a $3 million bounty was put on his head. The Iranian government has distanced itself from the bounty, according to the AP, but the fatwa has been continued by a semi-official religious organization, which raised the bounty to $3.3 million.TVWATCH LIVEWATCH IN THE APPUP NEXT | ETListen
    CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. FILE — Author Salman Rushdie, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)  An Associated Press reporter saw a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie as he was being introduced. The author fell to the floor, and the man was restrained. Rushdie’s condition was not immediately known. Rushdie’s book “The Satanic Verses” has been banned in Iran since 1988, as many Muslims consider it to be blasphemous. A year later, Iran’s late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, or edict, calling for Rushdie’s death. A bounty of over $3 million has also been offered for anyone who kills Rushdie. Iran’s government has long since distanced itself from Khomeini’s decree, but anti-Rushdie sentiment lingered. In 2012, a semi-official Iranian religious foundation raised the bounty for Rushdie from $2.8 million to $3.3 million. Rushdie dismissed that threat at the...
    AUTHOR Salman Rushdie has reportedly been stabbed on stage before a lecture on Friday, years after the British writer was the target of international death threats. The reported attack came while the novelist was speaking at the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater in western New York on Friday. 3Novelist Salman Rushdie was reportedly stabbed while speaking on stage 3Salman Rushdie is tended to after he was attacked during a lecture on Friday 3A man reportedly stormed the stage and began attacking the author According to an AP reporter at the event, a man stormed the stage and began attacking Rushdie as he was being introduced. The author immediately fell to the floor, and the man was restrained. Rushdie’s book The Satanic Verses has been banned in Iran since 1988, as many Muslims consider it to be blasphemous. A year later, Iran’s late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, or edict, calling for Rushdie’s death. More to follow...For the latest news on this story, keep checking back at Sun Online. Most read in NewsPUTIN UP A FIGHT Putin's 'failing' Ukraine war IS 'unlikely to succeed', UK...
    Author Salman Rushie was stabbed on stage as he attended an event in upstate New York on Thursday morning, according to witness’ photos and videos from the scene. Rushdie was at the Chautauqua Institution, a nonprofit education center and summer resort, located near Buffalo. Rushdi’s work, particularly his 1988 novel The Satantic Verses, has attracted fierce protests, death threats, and even a fatwa for his assassination by the former religious leader of Iran.
    Author Salman Rushdie has been injured after being stabbed in New York. The writer was stabbed as he took to the stage before giving a speech in Chautauqua on Friday morning.  This is a developing story. 
    New York City officials have detected polio in the city's wastewater, confirming at least one person carried the virus in the city recently. Surveillance for the virus was initiated after a confirmed case was found nearby Rockland County last month. Wastewater surveillance in Orange County - also just outside the city's Bronx borough - also detected at least two polio samples since June. Officials have warned that there could be hundreds - potentially - thousands of undiagnosed cases circulating around the state. Because a majority of cases are either asymptomatic or very mild it is likely that a vast majority are going undetected. In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) deployed a team to Rockland County earlier this week to investigate the outbreak and help vaccinate the local community. Both Rockland and Orange counties have only vaccinated 60 percent of residents - some of the lowest rates in the state. The Big Apple has a vaccination rate of 86 percent, still far below the threshold of 95 percent considered necessary to avoid a widescale outbreak.  While an...
    Digitally generated image of 3D molecular model of polio virusCalysta Images | Tetra Images | Getty Images Polio has been detected in New York City, suggesting local circulation of the virus, health officials said on Friday. New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett called the findings alarming. Bassett said local and federal health officials are aggressively assessing how far polio has spread in the city and in New York state. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.TVWATCH LIVEWATCH IN THE APPUP NEXT | ETListen
    Police in New York City are hunting for a man who was caught on video speeding away from a traffic stop in Queens after hitting a mother pushing her daughter in a stroller and running over a 35-year-old man.  The incident began in the Ridgewood district of Queens, when police pulled over the black SUV. Police said the driver had been pulled over for driving with a suspended license and had ordered him out of the vehicle.  Two officers stand beside the driver's side, and surveillance footage captures the driver revving his engine. The driver of the black SUV, to the left of the screen, was pulled over on Wednesday in Queens Two officers can be seen standing by the driver's door as an Amazon delivery van passes The driver revs his engine, and one of the officers can be seen gesturing to the officers in the patrol car to bring their vehicle out and block his escape route. A woman pushing a stroller can be seen crossing the road The driver speeds off, leaving the two officers staring as...
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