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UFO or what? Bright light mystifies New Yorkers after transformer fire

A transformer explosion at an electric power substation in the New York City borough of Queens lit up the night sky with a bright blue light on Thursday, mystifying some residents, but officials said no one was injured in the incident. The scene outside ConEd pic.twitter.com/yYbKKf08R0 — Nick Riccardo (@nickriccardo) December 28, 2018 “There was a boom and a bang and a flash of light,” said Jim Long, a spokesman for Fire Department New York. “It’s all under control but we’re still getting calls from residents…

Child playing with stove may have started deadly NY fire, says mayor

NEW YORK: A child playing with a stove may have caused the fire in a New York City apartment building that killed 12 people, including four children, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday. The fire, the deadliest in the city in a quarter of a century, broke out a little before 7 p.m. EST (midnight GMT) on Thursday on the first floor of a brick building and quickly spread upstairs, killing people on multiple floors, the New York City Fire Department said. "What we think at this point is that unfortunately it emanated from…

Gunman opens fire on New York hospital, killing doctor

NEW YORK: A man opened fire in a busy New York hospital on Friday afternoon, killing a female doctor and wounding six other people before turning his weapon on himself, according to officials. The shooter was himself a doctor and former employee of the hospital, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio and police chief James O'Neill, who ruled out a connection to terrorism. He entered the building in a white coat with an automatic weapon concealed under his shirt, officials said. The incident occurred at the 1000-bed…

What if Trump wants to live in Trump Tower? 

NEW YORK: What if speculation proves correct and Donald Trump decides against settling in Washington and maintains his principal residence in New York? That's the question the city's mayor Bill de Blasio raised on Friday. Since his election last week, the real estate billionaire -- who has always lived in New York -- has hardly left Manhattan. He has spent most of the time entrenched with his family and advisors in his Fifth Avenue building, Trump Tower, causing havoc in the heart of the country's largest city due to…