Queens’ Morning Roundup

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morning roundup

Headlines from around the web.


Thursday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 86. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 70. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Jazz Thursdays

The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce presents live jazz with Cheryl Pepsii Riley on 70th Road between Austin Street and Queens Boulevard on Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m. Free. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

New York City Council set to override veto on NYPD oversight

After a federal judge rapped one of the New York Police Department’s core tactics as racially discriminatory and appointed a monitor to oversee changes, lawmakers say they are set to add another dose of oversight for the nation’s biggest police force. Read more: AP

Manhole fires injure 5, char parked cars in Queens

Five people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after three manhole fires erupted while they were outside in Queens, charring two parked cars nearby, officials say. Read more: NBC New York

De Blasio slammed by several fellow candidates at mayoral debate

Bill de Blasio in particular was the target of several barbs Wednesday evening, as seven Democratic mayoral candidates went head-to-head in their third debate. Read more: CBS New York

Real Estate-backed PAC spends megabucks to sway Council contests

A political action committee with ties to powerful real estate interests is using big money to sway City Council races, according to some candidates. Read more: New York Daily News

Librarians try to shush city’s staffing request

Some teachers, parents and students are asking Albany to reject the city’s request not to fully staff its public school libraries, WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reported. Read more: CBS New York

NSA reveals more secrets after court order

The Obama administration has given up more of its surveillance secrets, acknowledging that it was ordered to stop scooping up thousands of Internet communications from Americans with no connection to terrorism – a practice it says was an unintended consequence when it gathered bundles of Internet traffic connected to terror suspects. Read more: AP