A driver of a pickup truck charged down a popular bike path in Manhattan on Tuesday leaving eight people dead and 11 injured. The truck driver was shot in the stomach by a NYPD officer after running into a school bus and leaving the truck. It is the deadliest terrorist attack in New York since the destruction of the World Trade Center buildings on Sept. 11, 2001. Police identified the terrorist as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov. After crashing into the bus, Saipov ran down the roadway, waving a paintball gun and a pellet gun while yelling, "Allahu akbar." At this time, the officer discharged his weapon into the abdomen of Saipov and he was then sent to the hospital. As of … [Read more...] about 8 Dead and 11 Injured in NYC Terrorist Attack
By Angie Burkhart | Staff Writer The distinct culture and historical—and equally breathtaking—landmarks native to New York City, such as the Empire State Building, the One World Trade Center, and the 9/11 Memorial make a trip to the state bucket list-worthy. Theologian and philosopher Augustus of Hippo once said “the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” This is the mentality I have adopted and with the opportunity to spend my birthday in NYC, it didn’t take much convincing. Some have asked me, why New York? That question has always been easy for me to answer; I find it rich in diversity, cuisine, and more importantly, history. Nathan Blansett of … [Read more...] about New York never sleeps
Dalal Museitef |Asst. Features Editor|What would you do if someone slapped your child? NBC's "The Slap" takes a glimpse of the consequences eight characters will endure when one man slaps a bratty four-year-old at a suburban barbecue. The new hit drama series is based on a multi-award winning novel by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas. Winning the Commonwealth Writers’ Award for Best Novel in 2009, "The Slap" tests the extreme measures you pull to assure safety to your family. The miniseries revolves around the aftermath of a birthday party of a middle-aged city employee in New York City, when an adult male slaps someone else's misbehaving child after the child kicks him in the … [Read more...] about Want some popcorn with that slap?
By Danni Ybarra |Staff Writer| Manson calls off wedding (Feb. 9) Charles Manson, 80, called off his wedding to fiancée, Afton Elaine Burton, 27, after learning of her alleged plan to showcase his body for profit after his death. According to The Independent, Burton hoped to acquire his corpse upon his death and with the help of friends, wanted to exhibit it in Los Angeles. However, the joke is on Burton since Manson believes he is immortal. Sixteen-year-old boy Snapchats friend he shot in the face (Feb. 9) A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy, Maxwell Morton, shot and killed fellow 16-year-old, Ryan Mangan, and then took a selfie with the body and sent the picture … [Read more...] about Chronicle News Briefs
By R. Anthony Diaz |Staff Writer| Most people have always thought of California as one, if not the most liberal state in the United States. The near past has proven us otherwise. On July 24, 2011, the state of New York proudly legalized gay marriage making it the seventh state to give homosexual couples equal rights to wed. I recently went to the Castro in San Francisco to get a feel first-hand of how the legalization in New York affected Californians. As I walked the crowded streets many gave an opinion but did not want to be on camera, while others were eager to share their piece of mind with the world. Javin Stone, a resident now living in California shared his views about … [Read more...] about NY beats out CA in gay marriage