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The New York Post is an American daily newspaper, primarily distributed in New York City and its surrounding area. It is the 13th-oldest and seventh-most-widely circulated newspaper in the United States. Established in 1801 by federalist and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, it became a respected broadsheet in the 19th century, under the name New York Evening Post. The modern version of the paper is published in tabloid format.

NYC church, synagogue vandalized with white supremacist symbols

In two separate incidents at religious sanctuaries, hate-spewing vandals scrawled white supremacist symbols on a historic church uptown and a synagogue in lower Manhattan, sources said. A swastika was found Thursday morning plastered onto the St. Paul and St. Andrew Methodist Church in the Upper...

Hurricane Harvey reaches Category 4 as it barrels toward Texas

The devastating hurricane barreling toward Texas has strengthened to a Category 4 storm. The National Hurricane Center said the center of Hurricane Harvey now has sustained wind speeds of 130 mph as it churns off the Texas coast. Forecasters are labeling it a “life-threatening storm.” The storm...

Trump orders indefinite ban on transgender troops

President Trump has reportedly signed a directive on Friday that prevents transgender individuals from joining the military while giving the Defense Secretary authority over what to do with those already serving. The directive also tells the Department of Defense to halt sex-reassignment procedures for military...

North Korea fires missiles into sea: reports

North Korea has fired what appear to be short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast, according to South Korean media. The report from Yonhap news agency cited South Korea’s military as saying the North fired several “unidentified projectiles” early Saturday morning Korea time. The...

Terrifying video shows truck destroying highway sign

A stunning video has emerged of a dump truck smashing through highway signs outside Houston, sending scrap metal flying through the air amid frightened drivers. The Thursday evening incident on the East Loop has gone viral, with more than 10 million views on Facebook. The video...

Knife-wielding man injures 2 officers outside Buckingham Palace

LONDON — A man armed with a knife was detained outside London’s Buckingham Palace Friday evening, and two police officers were injured while arresting him, police said. The Metropolitan Police force said two officers suffered minor arm injuries while detaining the suspect, who is being...

Hurricane Harvey strengthens to Category 3 storm

Hurricane Harvey has strengthened to a Category 3 storm, with maximum sustained winds reaching 120 mph. The upgrade comes as countless people in Texas continue to hunker down and brace for impact. According to the National Hurricane Center, Harvey is expected to make landfall just east...

Belgian soldiers ‘neutralize’ knife-wielding attacker

BRUSSELS — Belgian soldiers shot a man in downtown Brussels on Friday evening after he attacked the troops with a knife, federal police said. “A man armed with a knife attacked a group of soldiers. The soldiers fired at him and neutralized the individual,” said...

Drunk woman bit officer after clerk refused liquor sale: cops

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Police say a Pennsylvania woman bit a police officer after throwing a drunken fit in front of her young child when a liquor store clerk refused to sell her more booze. Wilkes-Barre police responded about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday after a clerk reported...

Parents forced boy to eat carrots until his skin turned orange: cops

Police arrested the adoptive parents of a 6-year-old boy after a witness claimed he was locked in a basement with no lights or bathroom facilities each night, and fed a diet largely based on carrots. Clarissa Anne Tobiasson, 27, and Brett Parker Tobiasson,...