Alden Global Capital throws a wrench in Gannett’s merger plans

Heath Freeman, the boss of private equity firm Alden Global Capital, is throwing a wrench into the mega-merger between Gatehouse Media and USA Today owner Gannett. In a bombshell disclosure Friday, it was revealed that MNG Enterprises, the newspaper group Alden controls, snapped up 9.4% of the stock of New Media Investment Group, which isRead moreRead more

No, the El Paso shooting doesn\u2019t taint Trump\u2019s immigration policies

President Trump’s immigration agenda has always been considered exclusionary and prejudiced by progressives; now they consider it tainted by mass murder. The El Paso massacre, carried out by a white nationalist waging a lunatic war against Hispanic immigration, is being used as a bludgeon against Trump and immigration restriction more broadly. After years spent tryingRead moreRead more

Billionaire Stephen Ross faces new crisis: LIRR at Hudson Yards

Stephen Ross, the billionaire real estate developer getting flak for his Trump fundraiser in the Hamptons, is facing yet another headache — thanks to the Long Island Railroad, The Post has learned. The Related Companies chief and Miami Dolphins owner wants to kickstart the second phase of his Hudson Yards mega-development project on Manhattan’s farRead moreRead more

Scientists invent ‘self-healing’ robots that can feel pain, repair damage

The much-heralded robot apocalypse — which may be many decades away — is predicated on the notion that robots will eventually be able to handle tasks that require a deft, softer touch. That includes things like minor surgeries and picking fruit, which require soft hands to handle delicate tasks. The problem is, robotic hands thatRead moreRead more

Suspected neo-Nazi busted for plotting attack on Vegas gay bar, synagogue

A suspected neo-Nazi was busted by the feds for gathering bomb-making materials and plotting to attack a synagogue and gay bar in Las Vegas, authorities said Friday. Conor Climo, 23, of Las Vegas, had been chatting with other racists online about making Molotov cocktails and other explosive devices, the Justice Department said. Climo also usedRead moreRead more

Dayton shooter Connor Betts’ slain sister was a transgender man: report

The “sister” of the Dayton, Ohio, shooter who was killed during the attack identified as a transgender guy — although his family had no idea, according to a report and some of his own social media posts. Connor Betts’ 22-year-old sibling was named by authorities as Megan Betts in the days after the mass shooting,Read moreRead more

3-year-old boy nearly drowns in pool at Staten Island home

A 3-year-old boy nearly drowned in a pool at a Staten Island house on Friday evening, police said. The boy slipped into the pool at about 8:35 p.m. at the house on Cromwell Circle near Fairview Place in Todt Hill, according to police. FDNY medics responded and rushed the boy to Staten Island University HospitalRead moreRead more

Barneys launches 25 percent off sale after bankruptcy

Fashionistas mourning the demise of Barneys can at least engage in some serious retail therapy. The luxe retailer — which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday — is offering an extra 25 percent off sale items starting Thursday, with the discount code SALE25. The deeply discounted goods include designer duds from the likes of Gucci,Read moreRead more

Man serving life for murder freed over a single fingerprint

PELHAM, Tenn. — A Tennessee man serving life in prison for murder has been freed after 12 years over a single fingerprint pointing to another man. News outlets report 36-year-old Adam Braseel accepted a deal last month allowing him to maintain his innocence and get time served for felony aggravated assault. He now wants aRead moreRead more

Yankees bash Blue Jays \u2014 and set another homer record

TORONTO — On Opening Day, every Yankees employee would have been elated if told that in the second week of August, their club would be running away with the AL East. Would any reasonable mind, however, have believed Gio Urshela and Mike Tauchman would be driving the train? Urshela started the season at Triple-A andRead moreRead more