FDNY members among dead in military helicopter crash in Iraq

Two FDNY members were among the seven US soldiers killed in a helicopter crash Thursday in Iraq, department sources told The Post.The smoke-eaters — a lieutenant and a fire marshal, whose names are being withheld pending family notification — were aboard the HH-60 Pave Hawk military chopper that went down

Dem drops out of governor race, clearing path for Nixon to challenge Cuomo

Former state Sen. Terry Gipson on Wednesday pulled the plug on his long-shot bid in the Democratic primary for governor after Cynthia Nixon entered the race.Gipson’s candidacy never caught fire after he announced months ago. In effect, Nixon becomes the most serious insurgent candidate to try to topple Gov. Cuomo.Aside

Food deliveryman fights off armed robbers

He got the last laugh.A couple of cackling crooks tried to rob a Chinese food deliveryman in Harlem — but the tough-as-nails victim fought them off, cops said on Wednesday night.An unknown caller ordered food from Peking Kitchen II Chinese restaurant on Monday night and asked for the delivery to

Fourth nor’easter in 3 weeks pummels NYC

Spring may have sprung, but someone forgot to tell Old Man Winter, as the fourth nor’easter in three weeks hit the Big Apple on Wednesday.Gov. Cuomo declared a state of emergency for all of New York City and the surrounding counties as a result of the storm, which brought piles

Man killed in head-on crash with stolen vehicle: cops

NEWARK, N.J. — Police say a stolen vehicle slammed into another car during the latest winter storm in New Jersey, killing one person.Police say 32-year-old Nafis Majette was riding as a passenger when the driver of a stolen vehicle hit his car head-on Wednesday afternoon in Newark. A parked snow

Park Slope catering hall cancels NRA fundraiser

The Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn has cancelled a controversial NRA fundraiser after criticism from local leaders and neighbors of the event, a report said on Monday.The famed Park Slope catering establishment – known for its decades-old tag line, “We’ll make your dreams come true” – had agreed to host

NYPD cops walk away from men trying to start fight

A group of men berated NYPD cops in Manhattan and challenged at least one of them to a fight — but the officers appeared to take the high road, video of the incident posted on Twitter shows.“I didn’t pull out my gun,” one of the cops can be heard saying

Justin Timberlake concert at MSG postponed due to storm

Sorry, Justin Timberlake fans — Wednesday night’s show at Madison Square Garden has been postponed due to the spring nor’easter.“Man, I’m bummed!” Timberlake announced in a Twitter video as he stood outside in the snow.“But everyone who has tickets tonight, hold on to your tickets. We will definitely get back

Pedestrian fatally crushed between cars in hit-and-run

A pedestrian was fatally crushed and another was injured in a hit-and-run accident in The Bronx early Monday, cops said.The 28-year-old man, whom police have not yet identified, was slammed between a BMW SUV and the brown van it had just rear-ended around 5:15 a.m. near East 181st Street and

League orders rugby player to repay NYC victims of drunken rampage

SYDNEY — The National Rugby League has ordered Brisbane Broncos player Matt Lodge to begin paying back the victims of his New York City assault or risk having his contract terminated.Lodge forced himself into a Manhattan apartment in October 2015 and assaulted a man while his wife and 9-year-old child

EPA head calls for ‘coordinated’ response to NYC lead crisis

WASHINGTON – EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt called for a “coordinated” response between New York State and City officials to address the ongoing lead crisis.Asked whether federal intervention is needed to protect New York children and tenants from lead poisoning, the Environmental Protection Agency chief urged action on all fronts.“I think

Subway service changes possible as storm slams NYC

A spring nor’easter was pounding the Big Apple on Wednesday — and could wipe out some express subway lines and cause other problems for the evening commute as it picks up steam, officials said.“On our subway system, during the course of the afternoon some express subway service may be ending

NYPD will bring armed officers back to Queens schools

The NYPD has reversed its decision to remove armed officers from three Queens high schools.The move comes a week after The Post’s report on the cops’ ouster — and parents’ fury over the decision — went viral. An NYPD representative from the 111th Precinct announced at a schoolDistrict 26 meeting Friday

Quinn sorry for calling Cynthia Nixon an ‘unqualified lesbian’

Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn apologized Tuesday night for calling wannabe-governor Cynthia Nixon an “unqualified lesbian.”Nixon is unqualified, period, Quinn said.Quinn said she was wrong for bringing up Nixon’s sexual orientation while questioning the Sex and The City actress’s qualifications for the governorship during an interview with The Post.Both

Congressman suggests Second Amendment as means of opposing Trump

A Democratic congressman from Long Island implied that Americans should grab weapons and oppose President Trump by force, if the commander-in-chief doesn’t follow the Constitution.Rep. Tom Suozzi made the remark to constituents at a town hall last week, saying that folks opposed to Trump might resort to the “Second Amendment.”“It’s

Judge sick of mafia references at ‘trial-by-combat’ lawyer’s hearing

The hearing for a Staten Island attorney accused of extortion, fraud and kidnapping on Wednesday started sounding like an old Abbott & Costello routine.“Who’s a made member?” Brooklyn federal Judge Jack B. Weinstein asked prosecutor Moira Kim Penza as she attempted to argue that lawyer Richard Luthmann and his co-defendants

Harlem car fire looks like a scene straight out of Hollywood

Flames spewed from a car on the FDR Drive early Monday morning, treating rubberneckers in East Harlem to a scene worthy of a Hollywood film set.The driver of the vehicle, which appeared to be a Chrysler 300C, managed to get away safely, according to FDNY officials.Fire crews got a call

‘Killer’ nanny finally cries during psychiatrist’s testimony

The Upper West Side nanny accused of brutally murdering two children in her care cried for the first time during her trial as she heard testimony from a psychiatrist who attended to her twice in the weeks following the bloody incident.Yoselyn Ortega turned her head away, wiping tears from her

Cuomo joins student ‘die-in’ to protest gun violence

Gov. Cuomo ​was lying down on the job Wednesday — joining students in a “die-in” in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park​ as part of the nationwide protest against gun violence on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland high school massacre​.“Gun control now,” Cuomo chanted, reclining on the sidewalk in his black suit

NYC might get nearly a foot of snow from another nor’easter

On the first day of spring, the fourth nor’easter in a month is barreling toward the Big Apple, where it is expected to dump as much as 10 inches of snow and disrupt travel Wednesday.A winter storm warning is in effect from 12 a.m. Wednesday until 8 a.m. Thursday, with

NYC to start off spring with another round of snow

A powerful winter storm is barreling toward the Big Apple, bringing below-average temperatures to the region for the start of spring.New Yorkers will celebrate the changing of the seasons with a high of 39 degrees and low of 29 starting Tuesday morning.“It looks like it may take until April for

Neurologist who admitted groping patients faces new charges

A neurologist who admitted groping women at a Philadelphia clinic was charged with sexually molesting patients in New Jersey, the third state to accuse him of using his position as a prominent pain doctor to victimize women under his care.A Mercer County grand jury indicted Dr. Ricardo Cruciani on multiple

Spring nor’easter could bury NYC in 15 inches of snow

March came in like a lion, and has turned into a Tyrannosaurus Rex.A spring storm is expected to dump as much as 15 inches of snow on the Big Apple on Wednesday — leaving New Yorkers wondering if they’ll ever be able to pack up their winter gear.The late-season strike