New York, Feb 19 : A pizza shop owner in Virginia, United States, who employs gun-carrying delivery drivers, has offered a 15 percent discount on their food bills to customers owning firearms.
All Around Pizza owner Jay Laze said that he got the idea from a similar incentive offered by a frozen yogurt store in Utah, and added that the discount is a way to show his support for the Second Amendment in the US Constitution, New York Daily News reports.
New York, Feb. 19 : President John F Kennedy's Air Force One bomber jacket was sold for 570,000 dollars at an auction on Sunday.
Dan Meader, auction appraiser at John McInnis Auctioneers, told the New York Daily News that the jacket was among thousands of items, including letters, photographs and books, that had been tucked away in drawers and file cabinets at his longtime aide David Powers' home.
Kennedy's possession's were discovered by Powers' relatives while they prepared his Arlington, Massachusetts, home for sale, Meader said.
New York, Feb 19 - The US federal district court of Wisconsin will hold an evidentiary hearing Thursday in a case of human rights violation filed against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal by a Sikh rights' organisation.
Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) among others have accused Badal of custodial torture, shielding police officers responsible for torture, extra judicial killings and continuous human rights violations against the Sikh community in Punjab.
New York, Feb 16 : Mumbai terror attacks' mastermind and one of the best known jihadi leader Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, who has a 10 million dollar bounty on his head, is leading an open, and apparently fearless life in Pakistan, a report has said.
Saeed is the founder, and is still widely believed to be the true leader, of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the militant group that carried out the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, in which over 160 people, were killed.
The United Nations has placed him on a terrorist list and imposed sanctions on his group.
New York, Feb 16 - An Indian-American lawyer, who lied about her work experience and shaved nearly 20 years off her age in an effort to be admitted to the British bar, has been convicted by a New York judge.
The lawyer, Soma Sengupta, 52, was convicted Friday of nine deception charges in a Manhattan court, where Justice Thomas Farber of State Supreme Court decided the case without a jury at her request, the New York Times reported.
"One could not help but be struck by the sheer magnitude and the intensity and breadth of the defendant's lies and schemes and deceitful behavior," Farber was quoted as saying.
New York, Feb. 14 : Retroactive legislation that violates fair trial standards undermines the legitimacy of the work of Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), Human Rights Watch said today.
The amendments were offered to enable an appeals court to overturn a life sentence imposed on Abdul Qader Mollah and impose the death penalty.
Amid controversy over the conviction and sentencing of people accused of crimes during the 1971 independence war with Pakistan, Human Rights Watch also called on the security forces to restrict their use of force and firearms only to situations in which it is absolutely necessary.
New York, Feb 15 - India-born celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander, locked up in California for raping and sexually assaulting models, has pleaded guilty to one count of forced oral sex in a similar case in New York.
Alexander pleaded guilty Thursday on the single count under a plea deal by which prosecutors dropped 48 other charges of sexually assaulting nine young models for a sentence of five years time served and five years of probation, according to New York Daily News.
New York, Feb 14 : 95 percent of travellers want to be in the prestigious Mile High Club club, and a surprising 6 percent of men said that it would be their ideal Valentine's Day gift, a survey has revealed.
20 percent of travelers claim to have already earned their Mile High status, the Huffington Post reported.
According to travel website Skyscanner, a survey of more than 700 cabin crew members revealed that British flyers are the friskiest, according to a travel website.
Also leading the pack in Mile High Club memberships are Australians, Germans, French and Brazilians.
Perhaps these Mile High hopefuls should book a trip on Flamino Air, the airline that specializes in mid-air romps.
New York, Feb 14 - Cable and media giant Comcast said it was buying General Electric Co.'s remaining 49 percent stake in media company NBC Universal for $16.7 billion.
Under the terms of the deal, NBC Universal will acquire GE's properties in Manhattan's iconic Rockefeller Center and CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, for about $1.4 billion, Comcast said in a statement.
The deal is being funded with $11.4 billion in cash, $4 billion of subsidiary senior unsecured notes to be issued to GE, $2 billion of loans and $725 million in subsidiary preferred stock that will be issued to GE, Comcast said.
New York, Feb 13 : The best way to attract members of the opposite sex is by speaking a foreign language, a new study has revealed.
Nearly 80 percent of respondents of a recent international survey of 5,000 men and women said that speaking another language would make them find a prospective partner more attractive, the New York Daily News reported.
Another 77 percent said that the trait would make them find a partner more intelligent.
The study, commissioned by online language learning firm Rocket Languages, showed that French, chosen by 41 percent of survey participants, was most likely to light their fire.
New York, Feb 12 : O. J. Simpson held a Super Bowl party in his cell at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada, where he's serving a 33-year jail term for kidnapping and armed robbery.
According to the New York Post, Simpson is one of the few inmates who has his own TV, so his friends crammed into his 80-square-foot cell to watch.
"If you have the money, you can buy a TV at the inmate store and put it in your cell," Simpson's producer friend Norman Pardo said.
There was no shortage of potential guests because he's so popular.
"He's like the Godfather of the prison now," Pardo said of the one-time NFL great. (ANI)
New York, Feb 12 : A local newspaper in the US is under fire for allegedly labeling models, who would be performing at a private lingerie fashion show, as "sluts."
The Carmel Pine Cone, a free publication for affluent Carmel-by-the-Sea in California, sparked outrage by printing the offensive word above a picture of the women on its front page, the New York Daily News reported.
Newspaper bosses said that it was simply reporting the words of a concerned resident who spoke out against the lingerie and tequila show at a council meeting.
New York, Feb 12 : Syrian rebels have captured the country's largest dam and iconic industrial symbol of President Bashar al-Assad family''s four-decade rule.
Rebels led by the Al-Qaeda-linked militant group Jabhat al-Nusra now control much of the water flow in the country''s north and east.
This has sparked warnings from experts that any mistake in managing the dam may drown wide areas in Syria and Iraq, the New York Daily News reports.
According to the report, a Syrian government official denied that the rebels captured the dam, saying `heavy clashes are taking place around it.'
New York, Feb 11 - French design house Lacoste was a hit at New York's Fashion Week with its fall-winter collection, featuring a polar look, while Max Azria unveiled his second Herve Leger line for urban professional women.
The crowd at Lincoln Center enjoyed a sunny day Saturday in the wake of a blizzard that buried parts of Manhattan.
The public and designers appeared happy to get out and enjoy the offerings of Fashion Week.
Organizers brought in snow-clearing equipment Friday, with workers clearing streets and scattering salt to keep people from slipping on the ice.
New York, Feb 11 - Tommy Hilfiger has presented a contemporary take on men's suits of the 1960s with his fall-winter collection during New York Fashion Week, on a day when Rebeca Minkoff showed off her modern "grunge" and Cesar Galindo flaunted Latin elegance.
The Tommy Hilfiger show at historic military barracks in the city of skyscrapers combined the classicism of English bespoke suits with modern cuts and daring combinations of colors and prints in a collection called "Savile Row Meets Ivy League".
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