WASHINGTON – A widespread and unusually resilient computer attack that began July 4 knocked out the Web sites of several government agencies, including some that are responsible for fighting cyber crime, The Associated Press has learned.
The Treasury Department, Secret Service, Federal Trade Commission and Transportation Department Web sites were all down at varying points over the holiday weekend and into this week, according to officials inside… Continue
Lady GaGa will be topless in the fall issue of V Magazine, wearing only the infamous Nasir Mazhar golden orb headpiece she debuted on the Ellen show.
GaGa, the Lady who has made going pantsless into a fashion statement copied by just about everyone since, is topless in the fall issue of V Magazine. All she’s wearing in the one photo is the extreme golden orb that looks like some sort of physics experiment gone bad. But if you’re into… Continue
Singer Chris Brown may have scared off some women by beating up his ex, Rihanna, but Kanye West's on-and-off girlfriend, Amber Rose, apparently isn't one of them.
Brown and Rose locked lips at the July 4 White Party thrown by Sean (Diddy) Combs and Ashton Kutcher in Beverly Hills, spies tell the Daily News.
Brown, 20, arrived at the party with singer Teyana Taylor, an 18-year-old Rihanna look-alike, but is said to have hooked up… Continue
The last time welfare recipients in New York saw an increase in their basic cash allowance, Derek Jeter was in high school, a subway token cost $1.15 and David N. Dinkins had just been sworn in as mayor. Nineteen years later, they will see another long-awaited increase beginning this month, bringing a subsidy for a typical family of three to $321 a month, from $291, city and state officials said.
For a family of four, the subsidy will rise… Continue
New York rapper Jay-Z has been slammed with yet another lawsuit over his New York City Sports Bar, the 40/40 Club.
The hip hop mogul is now being sued by his own lawyer, who claims Jay has failed to pay his due fees.
Michael DiMattia, who has been working for Jay since July 2008, is now looking to quit as his attorney after filing a federal lawsuit against the rap mogul over the unpaid invoice, of which the value is… Continue
In some countries there are firm social taboos against eating the same animals that are commonly kept as pets, such as cats and dogs. But in dozens of other countries around the world, if you can catch it, you can eat it. Chris Tran goes for lunch in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and learns that eating fried dog, green dragon and cobra heart supposedly do wonders for a man's virility. Taste is another matter… Continue
The wife of slain quarterback Steve McNair may have only learned about the gridiron star's affair with a gorgeous young woman after the clandestine couple's grisly deaths, sources close to the football player said Sunday.
"She's blindsided by this," one source said of Mechelle McNair, who was holed up in her family's home just 6 miles from the condo her husband used to bed his mistress. "She's crushed. Her whole world is… Continue
This fresh fish is foul - and yet it's ending up on dinner tables across the city.
Cash-strapped New Yorkers are ignoring health warnings not to fish for their meals in polluted local waters, where the catch of the day comes laced with cancer-causing PCBs and mercury.
"It's food for my family," explained Gabriel Gomez, 50, a struggling day laborer from Mexico found fishing recently off the 69th St. Pier in Bay Ridge,… Continue
Former NFL star quarterback Steve McNair was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds in a Nashville condominium Saturday - and authorities hinted he was murdered by a girlfriend who then turned the gun on herself.
Cops discovered McNair's bullet-riddled body slumped on a sofa inside his rented condo's blood-spattered living room, authorities said.
A woman McNair was reportedly dating, identified as Sahel Kazemi, 20, was found… Continue
Authorities announced Saturday a massive heroin bust in the Bronx, where dealers were moving millions of dollars in dope inside Build-A-Bear dolls.
The drugs were packaged in tiny glassine bags branded with names like Barack Obama, Swine Flu and Crime 360, a nod to a detective series on A&E.
"The agents walk in and there's heroin and all the dime bags and the Build-A-Bears just sitting there," said Erin Mulvey, spokesman for the… Continue
Two monorail trains smashed into each other at Walt Disney World in Orlando early Sunday morning, killing one conductor and injuring the other.
A Walt Disney World spokesman said the crash happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday on the monorail's last run of the day. The trains were carrying only five passengers and two employees, none of whom were hurt.
"Two trains collided at the ticket and transportation center. One driver on one train is… Continue
"I just got off that plane," Game said of the well-documented rift. "I didn't even get my baggage out the baggage claim."
The MC says he wants to "apologize to 50 as a man." He also wants to apologize to the fans, Dr. Dre, Eminem and the head of Interscope, Jimmy Iovine.
"Jimmy always says, 'Man, I told you guys not to break up the Beatles,' " Game said. "He says he told John Lennon the same thing a long time ago. But I was young, man.… Continue