Beto O’Rourke visits turned away asylum seekers in Mexico

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke visited Mexico on Sunday and listened to tearful immigrants say they fled Central American violence and turmoil to seek asylum in the U.S., but were turned away at the border. In his first international trip as a White House hopeful, the former congressman traveled to Ciudad Juarez, acrossRead moreRead more

Graffiti complaints up more than 50 percent in de Blasio’s New York

The writing is on the wall. Graffiti, the scourge that former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton once described as the “first sign of urban decay,” has exploded in New York City in the last five years. Complaints to the 311 hotline have soared during Mayor de Blasio’s leadership from 13,560 in 2015 to 21,006 last year,Read moreRead more

It’s looking like a conspiracy to destroy the city’s housing market

It’s starting to look like a conspiracy to destroy New York City’s housing market, from the state’s expansion of the rent laws’ reach to Mayor de Blasio’s manipulation of the Rent Guidelines Board to drastically cap rent hikes. On Tuesday, the board (whose nine members are all picked by the mayor) voted to limit rentRead moreRead more

This jaw-dropping book changed the Hollywood gossip game

Sorry, TMZ: Much of today’s juicy gossip reads like puffed-up press releases compared with Kenneth Anger’s “Hollywood Babylon.” Originally published in France in 1959 and banned in the US, “Hollywood Babylon” had it all. Sex! Drugs! Murder! Decapitation! . . . And the grisly photos to prove it! Sixty years later, the tawdry tome, by experimental filmmakerRead moreRead more

Cuba finally legalizes independent movie-making — but censorship still an issue

HAVANA — Cuba’s Communist government on Thursday issued a decree legalizing the country’s independent movie industry in a move that should facilitate production, although critics said it fails to resolve issues of censorship and distribution. Click Here: Discount Golf Appare Until now, Cuba’s independent filmmakers have had to scramble to get their projects made dueRead moreRead more

Andrew Yang scored over 100K new Twitter followers after Dem debate

The quietest Democratic presidential candidate in last week’s debates walloped the rest of the field in the Twitter primary. Andrew Yang spoke only four times during Thursday night’s contest — and never once butted in. But the little-known tech entrepreneur racked up more than 108,000 new Twitter followers in the hours that followed, according toRead moreRead more

Toddler dies from E. coli at San Diego County Fair

A 2-year-old boy died and three children fell ill after contracting E. coli at the San Diego County Fair petting zoo, according to a report. The boy had been hospitalized and died from complications. San Diego Health and Human Services announced the boy’s June 24 death on Friday, CBS News reported. Click Here: cheap pandoraRead moreRead more

Pete Alonso will swing away in the Home Run Derby

Pete Alonso will be in Cleveland during All-Star festivities, shooting for the fences. Click Here: cheap pandora Rings The Mets slugger has accepted an invitation to the Home Run Derby, he said Friday, and will participate whether or not he is selected to the National League All-Star team. “It’s just something I have always lookedRead moreRead more

Martin Shkreli’s lawyers want conviction tossed because jury was ‘confused’

“Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli remains in a Pennsylvania prison, but his prosecutor and his lawyer were in a Manhattan appellate courtroom Friday clashing over his claim that his securities-fraud conviction should be voided because his jury was “confused.” During contentious arguments before a three-judge Appellate Division panel, Shkreli’s appeals lawyer, Mark Baker, said jurors wereRead moreRead more

Megan Rapinoe sends USWNT into World Cup semis

PARIS — Megan Rapinoe went from controversy to triumph, scoring twice for the United States in the much-anticipated clash with host France to send the defending champions into the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory Friday night. France was vying to become the first nation to simultaneously hold the men’s andRead moreRead more