Two kids test positive for COVID-19 during Royal Caribbean cruise

Two kids test positive for COVID-19 during Royal Caribbean cruise

Two children aboard Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Adventures of the Seas ship tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, company officials said. The kids, who are both under the age of 16 and unvaccinated, were “immediately quarantined” following the routine testing and are now returning home to Florida, company officials said in a statement Thursday. “One guest is … Read more

Derek Chauvin sentenced to prison in murder of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin sentenced to prison in murder of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison Friday in the murder of George Floyd — as a Minnesota judge ripped the ex-cop for showing “particular cruelty” during the fatal encounter last year. Chauvin, 45, showed zero emotion as Judge Peter Cahill handed down the sentence in Hennepin County Court. “This … Read more

159 still missing includes pregnant mom, baby girl

159 still missing includes pregnant mom, baby girl

The names of more missing people have emerged in the deadly condo collapse in Florida, including a pregnant mother and her 1-year-old child along with an Argentinian plastic surgeon and his family, according to reports Friday. Bhavna Patel, a 38-year-old from the UK, her 42-year-old husband, Vishal Patel, and their 1-year-old daughter, Aishani, were still … Read more

Georgia sued for ban on gender-affirming care under Medicaid

Georgia sued for ban on gender-affirming care under Medicaid

ATLANTA — Two transgender women are suing the state of Georgia, saying they’ve been denied access to gender-affirming health care under its Medicaid program. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the federal lawsuit Thursday in Atlanta on behalf of Shon Thomas and Gwendolyn Cheney. The suit says Georgia bans gender-affirming surgeries in violation of the … Read more

Long Island native among the missing

Long Island native among the missing

A 65-year-old woman originally from Long Island is among the 159 people still missing after the deadly Florida condo tower collapse — and her family said the “waiting is torture.”  Judy Spiegel was staying at the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, near Miami Beach, when part of the building collapsed into rubble around 1:30 a.m. … Read more

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Derek Chauvin’s mother speaks out ahead of sentencing

Derek Chauvin's mother speaks out ahead of sentencing

Derek Chauvin’s mother begged a Minnesota judge Friday to give the former cop a light sentence, and she defended her son as a “good man” despite his murder conviction in the death of George Floyd. “Derek devoted 19 years of his life to the Minneapolis Police Department. It has been difficult for me to hear … Read more

NYC criminal who shouted racial slurs at Asian cop nabbed by feds

NYC criminal who shouted racial slurs at Asian cop nabbed by feds

A career criminal who was caught on viral video hurling racial epithets at an Asian cop in Washington Square Park earlier this month was arrested by the feds Friday, according to sources and an FBI spokesperson. Shermaine Laster, of Brooklyn, was nabbed at JFK Airport on an arrest warrant filed in the Northern District of … Read more

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Gianna Floyd gives statement in Derek Chauvin sentencing

Gianna Floyd gives statement in Derek Chauvin sentencing

As part of a series of victim impact statements that were read ahead of Derek Chauvin’s sentencing, George Floyd’s daughter said Friday she misses her dad and wishes she could tell him she loves him. “I want to play with him, have fun, go on a plane ride,” little Gianna Floyd, 7, said by video … Read more

Bethenny Frankel organizes donations for Florida condo collapse

Bethenny Frankel organizes donations for Florida condo collapse

Former “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel is organizing donations for victims of the deadly Florida condo collapse. Frankel, through her disaster relief charity BStrong, has partnered with non-profit Global Empowerment Mission to distribute cash cards and basic necessity kits to people who were displaced after Thursday morning’s partial collapse of a beachfront … Read more