Jailed in '04 killing, susp rages in court as he faces charges of beheading man in '05 A SUSPECTED serial killer busted for the cold-case murder of a 19-year-old Brooklyn man -- who was beheaded and dismembered -- offered a bizarre defense Wednesday.
'He stabbed him in the chest, again and again ... How do you do this?' FAMILY FRIEND OF VICTIM HE WOULDN'T pay the rent, so he paid in blood, police sources said.
AN 18-YEAR-OLD Long Island woman faces charges after making up a rape story that led to two football players withdrawing from their Connecticut college, authorities said Wednesday.
NYPD won't be part of immig roundup: O'Neill THE CITY'S top cop had a defiant message Wednesday for President Trump and his crusaders bent on arresting undocumented immigrants: We're not doing your dirty work.
A PREGNANT Bronx teenager who was zapped by a police stun gun is expected to file a notice of claim Thursday, vowing to sue the city for $5.
CANNON BALL, N.D. -- Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land.
A QUEENS grandmother who was sucker-punched outside a Jamaica deli last year has died -- and prosecutors are seeking murder charges against her attacker, law enforcement sources said Wednesday.
THE CITY will have to shell out nearly $200 million more on homeless shelters next year on top of what's in Mayor de Blasio's budget, according to a report by an independent budget watchdog.
NO BULL. A somber candlelight vigil was held Wednesday evening in Queens for the ill-fated bull who died after escaping a slaughterhouse a day earlier.
DETECTIVE Rick Lee, the NYPD's "hipster cop," is hanging up his skinny jeans. After 25 years, Lee is retiring; his last day on the books is Friday.
A TRIO OF armed crooks posing as ACS workers tried to rob a Bronx woman after persuading her young son to let them inside their home, police sources said Wednesday.
A HEARTBROKEN former Brooklyn man is offering a reward to help recover jewelry with deep sentimental value that was stolen and may have found its way to city pawnshops.
A FORMER Riverdale Country School teacher convicted of bedding his 16-year-old geometry student was designated a level-two sex offender Wednesday.
CHARLESTON church shooter Dylann Roof stopped by another black church the night of his Bible study massacre in 2015, court papers show.
Deal talks fail, kid-sex suspect goes to Israel A BROOKLYN man charged with repeatedly having sex with a child relative fled to Israel after plea talks fell apart following more than two years of negotiations, authorities said in court.
AN NYPD captain has sued the city for denying him a disability pension because the city says he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder due to combat in Iraq -- not his work as a first responder on 9/11.
A FEDERAL appeals court has ruled that assault rifles and other so-called "weapons of war" are not protected under the Second Amendment.
THEY'RE OUTTA this world! NASA scientists have discovered at least seven Earth-sized planets -- which might have the capacity to host life -- orbiting a star just outside our solar system.
AN NYPD traffic agent misused his post to boost his private police gear business on city time, authorities said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration Wednesday rescinded guidelines telling public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity.
MIKE'S OFF, and may be Christie'son. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a possible replacement for longtime afternoon host Mike Francesa on WFAN 660, according to NorthJersey.
WHILE SERVING as Oklahoma's attorney general, new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated closely with fossil-fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions, newly released emails show.
COPS CONVERGED on the national headquarters of the Anti Defamation League in Murray Hill Wednesday after somebody phoned in a bomb scare, officials said.
THIS LANDLORD is still among the worst. A property owner who appeared on the city public advocate's annual "worst landlords" report lost an attempt Wednesday to get the entire list scrubbed from the internet.
ALBANY -- Voter fraud is a "nonissue" in New York State, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday.
COPS ARE searching for a 37-year-old man they say stalked his ex-girlfriend to an Upper West Side apartment building, where he stabbed and slashed her with a kitchen knife during a surprise attack early Wednesday, officials said.
ALBANY -- State human rights officials obtained more than $5 million in compensation for victims of discrimination in 2016, the Daily News has learned.
A 12-YEAR-OLD boy was slashed defending his grandfather in a bloody street confrontation in East Harlem, police sources said Wednesday.
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John Gotti is staying alive - thanks to John Travolta. The 63-year-old actor has been shooting scenes for "The Life and Death of John Gotti" at the intersection of 18th and Bath Aves.
President Trump was on the mind of lyricist Lynn Ahrens as she worked on "Anastasia," even though the show is set in the early 20th century.
"Glee" star Lea Michele is enjoying fun and sun in Maui, where she's vacationing with friends. The Bronxborn actress is in Hawaii with makeup artist Stevi Christine and hair stylist Sarah Potempo.
"Feud: Bette and Joan" star Susan Sarandon still endorses Bernie Sanders. "Definitely, but I think now (I am following) his lead because he's been the most outspoken and energized in terms of trying to pass bills and speaking out and it's really clear that he wasn't a (typical) politician," she told us at the Rainbow Room.
WITH THE ACADEMY AWARDS days away, "Stranger Things" star David Harbour says that actors should use their platform to speak out against injustice.
Monroe Township, N.J.: I'm wondering why all the focus on illegal immigrants seems to be on Mexicans.
Many Americans express concern about President Trump's new immigration policies. As a grandson of immigrants who has known and associated my entire life with people who came to the United States from other countries, I appreciate their perspective and respect their views.
In a hearteningly sweeping decision, a federal appeals court delivered a blow to the openended gun-rights absolutism that now grips leaders at both ends of Pennsylvania Ave.
It seemed only yesterday that Gov. Cuomo anointed himself the King Solomon of this state's surreal plastic bag wars.
With right to refuse, Anthony `relaxed' as deadline nears All's quiet on the Melo trade front. With Thursday's 3 p.
TAMPA -- Baseball's pace-of-play debate suddenly has grown more contentious, with commissioner Rob Manfred threatening to enforce changes unilaterally after the Players Association balked at the proposals for 2017.
Compares Sanchez to Manny, Papi . . . AND MARRY A MODEL We don't know what kind of advice Derek Jeter gave to young Yankees Tuesday night, but we can guess.
HEATHER (The Heat) Hardy is far from your typical undefeated boxing pro. She draws inspiration not from the likes of Muhammad Ali or Sugar Ray Robinson, but from strong-willed female fighters of a different nature, like Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan and Billie Jean King.
TAMPA -- About 11 years ago, Matt Holliday added a leg kick to his swing and became one of the most potent hitters in baseball.
HIS IS THE conundrum Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton faces with one week left until the NHL trade deadline: Do you put valuable assets on the table in order to make a big splash, as the Rangers have done in recent years, and go all in on another possible Stanley Cup run with Henrik Lundqvist about to turn 35 years old?
KEVIN ARMSTRONG NEW YORK DAILY NEWS AFTER claiming his fifth Super Bowl championship as the head coach of the New England Patriots earlier this month, Bill Belichick lamented that his franchise was already five weeks behind opponents regarding preparations for next season.
PORT ST. LUCIE -- Zack Wheeler ran out of the clubhouse early Wednesday morning. After nearly two years of trying to get back from Tommy John surgery, Wheeler was not about to let a rainstorm be his latest setback.
Jerry Reese spent more than $200 million of John Mara's and Steve Tisch's money wisely last offseason to get the Giants back to the playoffs in January.
If Phil Jackson allows Thursday's NBA trading deadline to pass without making a move, we should all toast Alexey Shved, the immortal former Knick who would continue to hold a unique place in franchise history.
NETS GM Sean Marks continues to do everything in his power to rebuild a barren, putrid roster. Brooklyn traded Croatian swingman Bojan Bogdanovic and forward Chris McCullough to the Wizards on Wednesday in exchange for a protected 2017 first-round pick, forward Andrew Nicholson and guard Marcus Thornton (who they reportedly plan to waive), according to multiple reports.
TAMPA -- On Tuesday night, around 20 Yankees prospects got to meet The Captain. Derek Jeter dined with the Baby Bombers as part of the end of the organization's annual Captain's Camp, which is run by Yankees VP of Player Development Gary Denbo.