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5 people, including 3 kids, slashed at home-operated daycare in New York City

Five people, including three children, were slashed by an employee of a home-operated daycare center in New York City, authorities said. Victims at the home, in Flushing, Queens, were discovered around 3:30 a.m. local time. Among the three children injured were two girls and one boy — all infants, authorities said. Victims were rushed to New York-Presbyterian/Queens Hospital. One of the children was in serious condition, but none appeared to have sustained life-threatening injuries, authorities said. A female coworker and the father of one of the injured children were the two adults also attacked. The suspect, a 52-year-old woman, was found in the basement with self-inflicted slash wounds to her wrists, authorities said. She is in police custody and being treated for non-life-threate...

‘Start Here’: Kavanaugh, Cohen and Amazon. What you need to know to start your day.

It’s Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Here’s what you need to start your day: 1. Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify, lays out conditions Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who’s accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said she’s willing to testify on Capitol Hill, with some conditions. In an email to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ford’s lawyer said she “wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety.” Republicans offered Ford a hearing on Monday, which Kavanaugh, who has denied the allegations, agreed to, but her lawyer said it was “not possible.” As for Chairman Chuck Grassley’s next move, it’s time to negotiate with Ford, says ABC News Senior National Corr...

Northeast bracing for severe weather as winds whip through Midwest

More than 110 damaging storm reports were filed from Texas to Minnesota to Ohio, including six tornadoes in southern Minnesota. Wind gusts in Iowa reached 75 mph as tennis-ball-sized hail fell in Nebraska. Winds in Texas gusted to 60 mph, destroying a car wash. Trees in Ohio were uprooted as winds also gusted to more than 60 mph. This severe weather is now moving into the Ohio Valley and parts of the Northeast, potentially bringing damaging winds, a few tornadoes and hail. Flash flooding also is possible. A cold front and low-pressure system are moving through Texas and into the southern Plains, which are seeing heavy rain and possibly flash flooding. Flash flood watches already have been posted from Dallas to Oklahoma City to Little Rock. Some parts in the region could see more than half ...

New Jersey governor calls for sheriff to resign over racist remarks on Sikh AG

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is calling for one of the state’s sheriffs to step down after the sheriff was purportedly recorded making racist comments about New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who is Sikh American. Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino allegedly made multiple controversial remarks in a Jan. 16 conversation that took place after Murphy was inaugurated as governor, the recordings of which were obtained by WNYC. In the recording, Saudino was discussing whether Murphy had made any appointments from Bergen County, according to WNYC. When an undersheriff in the room remarked that Grewal is from Bergen County, Saudino purportedly replied, “He didn’t do that because of Bergen County. He did that because of the turban.” Grewal wears the turban due to h...

WATCH: Man uses toddler to steal from claw machine: Police

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NYPD prepares for UN General Assembly in wake of UK nerve agent attacks

Days before world leaders gather in New York City for the U.N. General Assembly, the NYPD is brushing up on how to prevent state-sponsored poisoning attempts. While police say there have been no specific poisoning threats in connection to the annual gathering, the NYPD has “compared notes” with authorities in the UK about possible plots similar to the recent attack on former Russian military officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, where they were exposed to a deadly nerve agent called Novichok. The attack is widely thought to be ordered by Russia. Police have conducted “a very complex field drill” that envisioned a scenario like the Skripal poisoning, and have reviewed how to put on safety equipment and handle poisonous material, Deputy Police Commissioner John Miller s...

‘It’s not really a pass’: Man who strangled woman off with no jail

A man who reached a plea deal in a case brought against him after choking and masturbating on a woman is now free in Alaska. Justin Schneider served one year on house arrest with an ankle bracelet and is not slated to spend any time in jail over the August 2017 incident as a result of a deal. Schneider’s arrest came after he allegedly offered a woman a ride and then attacked her, strangled her with two hands until she was unconscious and masturbated on her, according to local Alaska TV station KTVA. The victim, whose name has not been released and who did not appear at Schneider’s court hearing on Wednesday, told police that her attacker, later identified as Schneider, “told her that he wasn’t really going to kill her, that he needed her to believe she was going to ...

Remains of two US soldiers identified from boxes turned over by North Korea

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the remains of two U.S. Army soldiers missing in the Korean War nearly seven decades ago have been identified from the 55 boxes turned over by North Korea this summer. The president tweeted out their names, noting they were “identified as a result of my Summit with Chairman Kim,” referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “These HEROES are home, they may Rest In Peace, and hopefully their families can have closure,” Trump tweeted. The two soldiers were Master Sgt. Charles Hobart McDaniel and Private First Class William H. Jones who both went missing in November 1950. McDaniel was a medic with the 8th Cavalry Regiment Medical Company, supporting the regiment’s 3rd Battalion when he was reported missing in action...

Man who allegedly murdered New York jogger searched for ‘forcible rape’: Prosecutors

Investigators found pornography on the cellphone of a New York City jogger’s alleged killer, a prosecutor with the Queens DA’s office said in court today. The evidence suggests the suspect, Chanel Lewis, searched the web for “forcible rape,” assistant Queens DA Brad Leventhal told the judge in what he called a possible first indicator of a motive. Lewis is due to go on trial Oct. 29 for the August 2016 murder of Vetrano, who was strangled and sexually assaulted in a wooded area of Howard Beach, where she had gone for a run. Lewis, now 21, was arrested six months later on what police described as an inspector’s hunch and charged with second-degree murder. The judge will rule whether the district attorney’s office can use the phone evidence at trial. Lewis pleaded not guilty to the ini...

Bodycam video released 3 years after officer fatally shot man who’d passed out in car

The Oakland Police Department has released body-camera video connected to the deadly police shooting of a man who was found passed out behind the wheel of his car in the California city’s Grand Lake neighborhood. Police officer Nicole Rhodes shot and killed Demouria Hogg, 30, the morning of June 6, 2015, after she believed he was in possession of a lethal weapon and intended to cause harm, authorities say. The body-camera footage, released Monday three years after the incident in response to a public records request forcing police to make it available, shows the tense moments leading up to and after the shooting of Hogg. At about 7:30 a.m. that morning, the Oakland Fire Department notified police of a black male who appeared to be asleep in a gray BMW 520i with the engine running and what ...

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Michael Cohen reviewer put in charge of NY church sex abuse cases

The archbishop of New York has appointed retired judge Barbara Jones to be an independent reviewer of sexual abuse cases. Most recently, Jones reviewed documents in the Michael Cohen case. Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan conceded in a press conference Thursday that the “summer of hell” had laid bare the scope of abuse and inaction of bishops across the country, leaving Catholics “bewildered, frustrated and angry.” Earlier this month, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood issued subpoenas to every Catholic diocese in the state as part of an investigation into how the church reviewed and possibly covered up allegations of sexual abuse of minors. Local district attorneys would potentially prosecute any alleged crimes. Dolan asked Jones to study the archdiocese ...