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Lance Armstrong attorney says FBI investigated alleged media leaks during criminal probe against disgraced cyclist

The FBI investigated whether grand jury secrets were illegally leaked to the media during the Lance Armstrong criminal probe in 2010 and 2011, one of Armstrong's attorneys said Monday in federal court for a separate proceeding.

Growing food in Astoria: no soil needed

Meet Queens’ newest crop of urban farmers. An enterprising group of green thumbs has been using the soilless growing method called hydroponics to cultivate artisanal produce through a method they say is more efficient for city life.

U.S. launches offensive airstrikes against ISIS near Baghdad

The U.S. launched offensive airstrikes against ISIS near Baghdad late Monday night, just hours after securing support for its fight against terrorism from a global coalition of leaders in Paris.

Vikings GM Rick Speilman says Adrian Peterson was simply ‘disciplining a child'

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman explained the team's decision to reinstate Adrian Peterson just three days after benching him in the wake of a disturbing child abuse indictment, claiming the star running back was simply "disciplining a child."

Rutgers apologizes for fans who wore ‘Ped State’ shirts, hung offensive banner during Penn State game

One game into its first Big 10 football season, here is Rutgers’ record: One tough loss, one big apology. The Scarlet Knights fell to Penn State, 13-10, Saturday night, and Monday athletic director Julie Hermann issued an apology for some “inappropriate and offensive” t-shirts and banners.

Jerry Seinfeld wanted Joan Rivers on ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’

Jerry Seinfeld had planned to kick off the new season of his “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” Internet show with Joan Rivers.

Debra Messing now stars as rule-breaking detective

Debra Messing starts her new cop show with a confession. “I’m a rule-follower,” she admits. “I really am.

Exclusive social network for the 1% costs $9,000 to join

Netropolitan club, a new online country club that bills itself as a place for rich people “to talk about fine wine, fancy cars and lucrative business decisions without judgment,” will launch on Tuesday.

New 'View' team tackles NFL violence scandal

"The View" jumped right into the NFL’s latest domestic violence scandal as a hot topic for its new co-hosts.

LeSean McCoy’s 20 cent tip receipt selling for tens of thousands of dollars on eBay

Here's a tip for any waiters who get stiffed by a famous athlete: save the receipt! A server did just that after being short-changed by Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, and now the seemingly worthless piece of paper is bidding in the upper five-figure range on eBay.

No broken bones, Washington hopefull for RG3 return

Washington coach Jay Gruden is optimistic Robert Griffin III will return this season. Gruden said Monday that an MRI shows no broken bones in Griffin’s injured left ankle.

Microsoft to buy company that makes Minecraft for $2.5 billion

Microsoft is mining the video game industry to help build its mobile device business.

Arizona Republican resigns after arguing women on Medicaid should be sterilized

A loud-mouthed Arizona politician has resigned after he argued that women receiving government assistance should be sterilized.

Missouri cop admitted mistakes, feared for job in call after handcuffed man drowned

A Missouri state trooper fretted about his job and admitted he "probably did a bunch of things wrong" after a drunk man in his custody drowned during an arrest on a lake in May, a new recording shows.

Bratton taps former NYPD personnel chief to train cops

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is turning to a past NYPD honcho to help the department train cops.

Over the heartbreak, Henrik Lundqvist sees Rangers as contenders - again

Contrary to popular belief, Henrik Lundqvist did rise from his stomach, and then his knees, off the Staples Center ice on June 13.

NFL hires 3 domestic violence experts in wake of abuse scandals

The NFL has drafted three hard-charging women to tackle the plague of domestic violence incidents that have wrecked the reputation of professional football.

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