Queens’ Morning Roundup

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

TODAY’S FORECAST

Tuesday: Overcast with thunderstorms, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 82. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 66. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Open-Mic Storytelling Show at The Creek & the Cave

Every Tuesday at The Creek & the Cave, Jake Hart (The Moth, Nights of Our Lives, Local Stories) hosts an open-mic storytelling show from 7-9 p.m. No themes, no judges, and you get 8 minutes to tell whatever true story you want. Plus, special guest storytellers. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Time Warner, CBS reach deal to end blackout

CBS Corp said it has reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable Inc to end a month-long blackout of its stations in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas. Read more: Reuters 

Report: 2013 saw jump in number of people sneaking into city pools after-hours

As New York City prepares to close its outdoor public pools for the season, one statistic is making a bit of a splash: A jump in people caught swimming after-hours. Read more: AP

NYPD ramps up security in Forest Park after second stun-gun attack

The NYPD has increased patrols in and around Forest Park in the wake of another rape involving a stun-gun-toting perp — the second such attack this year. Read more: New York Daily News 

Rivals for Queens council seat slam Paul Vallone for ads that linked candidates to arrested pols

Four Democrats hoping to replace embattled City Councilman Dan Halloran went after their best-funded rival, lambasting him for failing to condemn a series of negative mailings that linked them to the scandal-tarred politician they hope to replace. Read more: New York Daily News 

Sandy’s “freaky” path may be less likely in future

Man-made global warming may further lessen the likelihood of the freak atmospheric steering currents that last year shoved Sandy due west into New Jersey, a new study says. Read more: NBC New York

US argues for strike as Syria refugees top 2 million

The number of refugees fleeing Syria’s violence has surpassed the 2 million mark, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday, as top U.S. officials prepared to argue before a key Senate committee for a punitive strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Read more: AP