DA: Typo Tripped Up ‘Dead’ Man’s Attempt to Avoid Jail

NEW YORK — A criminal defendant tried faking his death to avoid a jail sentence, but the phony death certificate his lawyer submitted had a glaring spelling error that made it a dead giveaway for a fraud, prosecutors said Tuesday. Robert Berger, 25, of Hunt...
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First Kings County COVID-19 Death Reported

The first coronavirus death in Kings County was reported Saturday evening by public health officials. “The county is deeply saddened by this loss to COVID-19, and extends our condolences to the family for th...
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Hong Kong Reports Virus Death as Workers Strike at Hospitals

BEIJING — Hong Kong hospitals cut services as thousands of medical workers went on strike for a second day Tuesday to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely. The new virus caused its first death in the semi-autonomous territory, adding to gro...
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Tears Shed, Joyful Times Recalled at Kobe Bryant Memorial

LOS ANGELES — Fans call it The House that Kobe Built, and since Kobe Bryant's shocking death in a helicopter crash mourners by the thousands have gathered outside the glistening steel-and-glass edifice where the Los Angeles Lakers legend made so much basketbal...
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Nipsey Hussle’s Legacy Takes Center Stage at Grammy Awards

NEW YORK — Even before Nipsey Hussle laid down his first verse on “Higher,” DJ Khaled predicted he had a Grammy-nominated hit on his hands. “Walking to the studio I was telling Nipsey, ‘Man, that stuff you were talking about, you should put that in a song o...