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Power Line from Quebec to Astoria Draws Mixed Reviews

A proposal to create a $2.2 billion power transmission line to bring wind and hydroelectric power from Quebec to Astoria is pitting environmentalists and against each another and creating some unusual alliances. NYDailyNews

 

Rapper Talib Kweli emcees at St. Johns University

Like any great rapper, Talib Kweli knows how to freestyle.

Without any notes or prompts, the Brooklyn native rattled off a first-person history of hip hop music to a captive audience of more than 400 students at St. John’s University on Tuesday.

“Hip hop is such a folk thing,” the 36-year-old lyricist told the Daily News. “It speaks directly to the people and the language that they are using right now.” NYDailyNews

 

Tigers’ Young placed on Restricted List after ‘Anti-Semetic’ attack

The Tigers have taken outfielder Delmon Young off the active roster, a day after he allegedly went on a drunken, anti-Semitic rampage.

The 26-year-old has been placed on Major League Baseball’s restricted list, pending an evaluation at the beginning of next week. NYPost

 

Bronx Teen Stabbed During Subway Fight over iPhone

A teen is fighting for his life after he was stabbed during a fight over an iPhone at a Fordham Heights subway station early this morning, authorities said.

The 19-year-old saw that his friend’s smartphone had been snatched and pocket slashed after the two fell asleep on the downtown 4 train, polices sources said. NYPost

 

Two Cops Injured While Rushing to Call in Brooklyn

Two cops were hospitalized after their car was T-boned by another vehicle as they rushed to a call in Brooklyn yesterday, witnesses and police said.

The cops were taken to Kings County Hospital with minor injuries after a Honda Accord struck their car at Bedford Avenue and Midwood Street at about 8 p.m. One of the cops was kept overnight. A third person was also hospitalized. NYPost