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New York Times Trump op-ed denied by senior officials

New York Times Trump op-ed denied by senior officials

World
A number of top US officials have denied that they are the author of a damning anonymous editorial that attacks President Donald Trump.The New York Times article, said to be written by a senior White House official, says Mr Trump's appointees are trying to stifle his agenda.There is fierce speculation over who is responsible - with the vice-president among those to deny any involvement.Mr Trump has described the writer as "gutless" and the newspaper as "phony".A spokesman for Vice-President Mike Pence has dismissed claims that he wrote the op-ed, describing it as "false, illogical and gutless". Several other cabinet members and top officials have also denied writing the piece.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attacked the writer as ...
New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

Health
New York University medical students received life-changing news on Thursday -- the School of Medicine will cover full tuition going forward for all current and future students, regardless of need or merit. The stunning announcement was made Thursday morning at the end of the annual "White Coat Ceremony," where new medical students are given white lab coats to mark the start of their M.D. degree program. At the same time, all current NYU medical students received emails saying the school is offering them full-ride scholarships too. "Our last thing was to tell the students and their parents that, hey, tuition is going to be on us," Dr. Rafael Rivera, associate dean for admission and financial aid, told ABC News on Thursday. "It was awesome to see the emotions on their faces." The sk...
Report: New York Jets open to dealing Teddy Bridgewater

Report: New York Jets open to dealing Teddy Bridgewater

Sports
Teddy Bridgewater signed with the New York Jets in March looking to resurrect his NFL career. However, there is no guarantee that Bridgewater will be with New York when the regular season starts. Sources told the New York Daily News that the Jets are open to trading away Bridgewater, who has played in one game over the past two seasons since suffering a devastating knee injury with the Minnesota Vikings. New York has three quarterbacks on the roster. Veteran Josh McCown, who was having one of the best seasons of his career in 2017 before suffering a broken hand, is currently atop the depth chart. Bridgewater, who signed a one-year contract with New York, is listed as the backup, but the Jets also have rookie Sam Darnold, the No. 3 overall pick in this year's NFL Draft. At age 25, Br...
Dead body found at home of New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins

Dead body found at home of New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins

Sports
A dead body was found at the New Jersey home of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins on Tuesday, multiple media outlets reported. New Jersey authorities did not release the name of the male victim, while TMZ reported that Jenkins was out of state when the body was discovered. "The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit and the Fair Lawn Police Department are investigating a death at 14 Van Saun Place in Fair Lawn, New Jersey," the statement read. "The investigation is ongoing, and additional information will be provided when it is available and appropriate for release." Fair Lawn Police Sgt. Brian Metzler said it was unknown if Jenkins was at the residence, but Giants officials believe the cornerback has been living at his home in Florida since the end of the team's...
New York Giants waive RB Paul Perkins

New York Giants waive RB Paul Perkins

Sports
The New York Giants waived running back Paul Perkins, the team announced Thursday. The move was expected after Perkins underwent surgery for a non-football injury and New York's subsequent decision to draft Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick in last month's NFL Draft. Perkins suffered a pectoral injury prior to the start of the team's offseason program. The Giants did not offer a timeline for a return to football activities following the surgery. A fifth-round draft pick out of UCLA in 2016, Perkins had 112 carries for 456 yards and 15 catches for 162 yards during his rookie season in the same year. Expected to compete for a starting job in 2017, Perkins mustered just 90 rushing yards and eight receptions in 11 games in 2017. He was inactive in four ga...