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Sean Hannity whips up support for Adrian Peterson

Conservative cable TV news host Sean Hannity made a very animated case for suspended NFL running back Adrian Peterson avoiding jail time, unbuckling his own belt and repeatedly lashing the news desk during a segment of his Fox News show Wednesday.

Hamill: NFL finally made some good moves but not soon enough

Pro football has justifiably banned Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens indefinitely. This took way too long but at least the NFL acted after seeing the disturbing video of Rice slugging his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in February.

Tracy Lewis becomes second black woman promoted to lieutenant in FDNY history

Tracy Lewis knocked down every obstacle in her path to become only the second black woman promoted to the rank of lieutenant in FDNY history.

Harper: Could Mets' Wilmer Flores be the answer at shortstop in '15?

So Wilmer Flores looks like Troy Tulowitzki at the plate for a few days and suddenly it’s not so hard to picture the kid at shortstop next year for the Mets, after all. Funny how it works that way.

Mets Insider: Terry Collins happy to see Wally Backman

While it's likely that Terry Collins’ job is safe for now, it might be a bit awkward when he sits next to Wally Backman for the last nine games of the season.

Independence Referendum Is a Win for Scotland’s Children

With voter turnout expected to be around 80 percent and polls predicting a thin margin, a glaring message of the referendum has been that every vote counts. For children, that lesson is a victory in itself.

Report on NFL sacks gender hiring

The NFL’s image problem was reinforced on Wednesday by a report showing the league doesn’t hire enough women. A new report from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports at the University of Central Florida gave the league a grade of “A” for racial hiring practices, but only a “C-minus,” or 69%, for its gender hiring practices.

Mayor's Management Report paints mixed picture of city performance

More New Yorkers are dying in fires, streets are dirtier, violence in jails has surged, and the city is taking longer to fix potholes.

Vacchiano: Giants and Jets have had no problems suiting up players with questionable pasts

There is no place in the world for domestic violence of any kind. On that point, these days, the NFL is in complete, harmonious agreement. Owners, general managers and coaches everywhere want wife-beaters and child abusers out of their game.

Vikings owners changed on Peterson after the money talked

The Minnesota Vikings team owners stood by alleged child beater Adrian Peterson until suddenly they didn’t, treacherous behavior, some say, that has been a hallmark of the two brothers for decades.

Heavy heart for Yankees' Carlos Beltran, who tragically loses unborn son

Carlos Beltran and his family suffered a personal tragedy on Wednesday as he and his wife, Jessica, lost their unborn son to a miscarriage.

Rex Ryan says he never thought Santonio Holmes, who returns with Bears, was a bad teammate

If Rex Ryan gets fired at the end of the season, he might want to see if he can get a regular stand-up routine. The coach not only claimed on Wednesday that Santonio Holmes wasn’t disruptive in the Jets locker room, but he managed to keep a straight face while saying it.

Adrian Peterson adds to the NFL’s domestic-abuse situation

This whole domestic-abuse situation with the NFL has gotten out of control.

‘Rock Bottom’: Cabaret review

Wardrobe malfunctions and nip slips are no shockers in a show by Bridget Everett, who performs without fear, boundaries or brassiere.

Death Row themed restaurant rethinks meals after backlash

Death Row Dinners, which hoped to offer guests the chance to 'eat like it's your last meal on earth,' has announced that it is reconsidering its next steps after public outcry over its taste being more appalling than appealing.

A Surrogate and a Mother: Partners in Pregnancy Share Their Story

After cancer, Angela Salerni couldn’t bear a child — but she had frozen embryos. She needed a surrogate: Roshael Rose. It was a perfect match, but it still wasn’t easy.

Food lovers can chow down during Astoria's first restaurant week

Astoria is burnishing its reputation as a haven for food lovers with its first-ever restaurant week starting Friday.

Chinese man fined $5K for stealing 'viriginity right'

The price of lying about being single and seducing a virgin? For a married man in Shanghai, it's $5,000.

The Moment I Knew I Was A PTA Mom

Post by Fadra Nally. There are a few defining moments in motherhood: your baby's first steps, your baby's first words, your baby's first day of school. Oh yes, it's that time of year where millions of moms are sending their babies to...Show More Summary

Midler is Mott Haven garden’s best Bette

Bette Midler will be in Mott Haven on Thursday to help unwrap the recently renovated Willis Avenue Community Garden

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