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Lawsuit foiled when killer refuses to wave HIPPA rights

Stringent patient privacy laws scuttled a lawsuit against a doctor who supplied two drug addicts with prescription painkillers before they pulled a 2011 robbery of a Long Island pharmacy that resulted in the death of four people.

Marines, Navy sailors survive helicopter crash

A marine helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Aden, off Africa’s east coast, on Monday — but all 25 people on board survived, the Navy said.

Iran’s president wants restrictions removed from Internet usage

The president of the Islamic Republic urged the country’s clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and other “new” technologies.

With Dimitri Patterson gone, Jets focus on invastion of star QBs

The signing of Dimitri Patterson, questionable from the start, could not have gone any worse for the Jets. Yet, John Idzik says he has no regrets.

Raise funds for Brooklyn Bridge Park, without housing towers

As the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. moves toward erecting housing towers on Pier 6 in the waterfront park, they are resisting a transparent financial analysis that would reveal maintenance and operations could be more than fully funded without building 31-story and 15-story buildings on what is already limited park space.

Curtis High School football player dies after collapsing on field

Miles Kirkland-Thomas, a 16-year-old defensive tackle who was set to start his junior year, was ordered to do wind sprints after showing up late for the Curtis High School varsity football team’s 9:30 a.m. practice, his father, Jamar Thomas, 44, told the Daily News.

Iraq will be a ‘grave’ for ISIS jihadists

Following a rare victory over ISIS, the outgoing Iraqi prime minister pledge Monday that his country will be a “big grave” for the Islamic jihadists.

Jimi Jamison dead at 63: Heart attack kills ‘Survivor’ lead singer

Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of arena rock band “Survivor,” has died of a heart attack at age 63, according to reports.

Queens' growing literary scene begins to blossom

Queens’ growing literary scene is starting to bear fruit, with a pair of high-profile page-turners set in the borough.

De Blasio family gets into spirit of West Indian Day Parade

Marching in a spectacle known for colorful and even outrageous costumes, Mayor de Blasio fit right in Monday. He turned up for the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn wearing a loud short-sleeve, button-down, tribal print shirt that exposed an ample amount of chest hair.

Angelina Jolie stuns in wedding dress on cover of People magazine

It truly was a family affair. Wedding pictures of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt grace this week’s edition of People magazine, including a stunning full-length image of the graceful “Maleficent” actress from the ceremony in France.

Ousted East Harlem boxing gym seeks new location

This fight may be over, but the owner of an East Harlem boxing gym is seeking a venue for his next bout.

Magazines yawn at Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross' wedding pics

Any hopes Ashleey Simpson and Evan Ross had of financing an extravagant honeymoon by selling exclusive wedding pictures to a celeb magazine had to stop, in the name of reality. No one cared. and Evan Ross, son of singer Diana Ross, who married at the diva’s Connecticut home on Saturday.

Hoodie-wearing suspect in assault on 88-year-old woman

A hoodie-wearing suspect is being sought after he tried to strangle an 88-year-old woman on the stoop of her Brooklyn home, police said Monday.

Soccer stars play Pope Francis-backed charity match

ROME — Diego Maradona and Roberto Baggio were among a host of former soccer stars who played in an interreligious charity match backed by Pope Francis on Monday night. The Argentine pope, an avid soccer fan, did not attend the match but had an audience with both teams earlier in the day and also broadcast a message on the big screens at Rome's Olympic Stadium ahead of kickoff.

Dallas car crash kills 6, including 3 high school football players

A speeding sedan spun out of control Sunday night along a residential Dallas street, killing six people, including three high school football players, riding inside the car.

SEE IT: Russian soccer team FC Zenit signs... Bart Simpson???

Ay, Carumba. FC Zenit Saint Petersburg of Russia has decided to bring in a new agitator: Bart Simpson.

Brooklyn car service fleet owner battles UBER and Lyft

One Brooklyn car service says it has managed to restore some of its market share and reclaim some of the employees it lost after a tech-driven taxi alternative came speeding into town.

Cuomo and challenge Zephyr Teachout nearly cross paths at parade

Gov. Cuomo and his long-shot challenger Zephyr Teachout marched Monday in Brooklyn’s West Indian Day Parade, nearly crossing paths for the first time in the campaign.

Venice critics split about 'Hungry Hearts'

A film portraying New York City mother who starves her baby because she thinks he is saint-like and food contains impurities has caused a stir at the Venice Film Festival for its switch from light romance to painful psychosis.

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