Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Headlines from around the web.
Headlines from around the web.

TODAY’S FORECAST

Friday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 79. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 68. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW after midnight.

EVENT OF THE DAY: “After Eternity” in the unFringed Festival at the Secret Theatre

After winning Best Play in the Venus Theatre Festival, “After Eternity” will be produced as part of the Secret Theatre’s unFringed Festival. Performances are Friday, August 16 at 9 p.m.; Saturday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, August 18t at 3:00 p.m; Wednesday, August 21 at 8:00 p.m; and Friday, August 23 at 9:00 p.m. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Queens judge sues city for cop ‘chop’ 

A Queens Supreme Court justice who claims a cop “karate chopped” him in the neck without provocation has filed a $300,000 lawsuit against the city, the NYPD and the Queens district attorney’s office, alleging a coverup. Read more: New York Daily News

NYC Democratic mayoral race shuffles again as de Blasio, Quinn battle for lead: NBC 4 NY poll

The topsy-turvy race for New York’s Democratic mayoral nomination has shifted again, with Public Advocate Bill de Blasio surging to a statistical tie with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former comptroller Bill Thompson in striking distance, a new poll shows. Read more: NBC New York

Man, 48, who stole trains, buses since age 15, catches break while in court for swiping Queens Trailways bus

An obsessed transit buff — who took a subway train for a joyride when he was 15 and stayed on the same criminal track for three decades — caught a break in court Thursday. Read more: New York Daily News

NYC bus drivers plead for protection from assaults

Fare increases. Route cuts. General frustration over life. In New York City, there is no shortage of reasons why bus drivers are targeted for assault — an average of 88 attacks every year in the nation’s largest bus system. Read more: NBC New York

NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year: report

The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since 2008, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing an internal audit and other top-secret documents. Read more: Reuters