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Morning Buzz: Uber driver arrested for raping unconscious woman, Corona church gets big donation after robbery

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Tuesday, August 22

Weather
• Cloudy early with sunshine expected later in the day. High of 89.

Top Stories
• Millions of spectators across the country gazed at the sky to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse.

• Donald Trump vowed to kill terrorists and win the war in Afghanistan, reversing his previous position to pull out of the conflict.

• The search is on for 10 missing American sailors after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore.

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Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day @ US Open  Sat Aug 26th  9:30am Kids can explore the grounds, take part in free tennis activities, listen to acts such as Aja9 and Summer Valentine performing on the AAKD Festival Stage powered by Radio Disney. http://www.arthurashekidsday.com/   USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center, Flushing Meadow Corona Park
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Queens News
• Police arrested an Uber driver charged with raping an unconscious woman in his Flushing apartment.

• A charitable woman donated $2,300 to a Corona church that was robbed of musical instruments in a burglary.

• A Florida-bound JetBlue flight from LaGuardia Airport was diverted due to mechanical issues.

Politics
• Underdog Democratic candidates for mayor are pushing to join the primary debate with Bill de Blasio and Sal Albanese.

• The City Council speaker is calling on the city to remove a Central Park monument to a doctor who experimented on slaves.

Entertainment
• Rapper Mystikal has turned himself in for an alleged rape dating back to 2016.

• Taylor Swift released a mysterious video on her social media feeds, sparking speculation about new music.

Buzzing Back

• In 1950 Althea Gibson becomes first African-American on U.S. tennis tour

• In 1939 Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski is born in Southampton, New York

Opinion
• The Daily News says the solar eclipse was underwhelming, inaccessible and predictable.

• The Post says Trump’s “principled realism” speech on Afghanistan is a pragmatic realignment of foreign policy.

In the Blogs
• Check out the new traffic pattern from the Grand Central Parkway to LaGuardia Airport.

• A petition calling for safer roads and streets in Forest Hills is circulating among residents.

Trending in New York
• Afghanistan
• #BandsOrSongsInHistory
• Giants
• #SYTYCD
• #RawBrooklyn

Scoreboard
• The Mets (54-69) fell to the Diamondbacks, 3-2. They face the D-Backs again at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees (66-57) head to Detroit for a three-game series with the Tigers. First pitch at 7:10 p.m.

• The New York Giants lost to the Cleveland Browns in a preseason match, 10-6.

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Drink-Paint-Love  Tues Aug 22nd 6-8pm  Bring a friend or make new ones at our 2-hour painting event.  $40 all inclusive. We use acrylic paint and you will leave with your original artwork. Arrive early to guarantee seating.  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Richmond Hill is a neighborhood where it’s better to buy than rent, according to Curbed.

• For Sale – Middle Village – One family brick Tudor style home features 6 rooms, 3 BRs, finished basement, large private yard, ultra modern bathroom…Turn Key!  Asking $899,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700  

• For Sale – Corona – Large one bedroom Co-op.  Low maintenance of $376 includes all.  Large LR & BR, lots of closets, walk to M or R trains & shopping.  Asking $189,000 Dave Pastorini @ Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-757-5881

• Sold – Kew Gardens Hills – A four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 1,224-square-foot house at 144-27 76th Road for $120 million. Zillow.

Technology
• Google announced its latest version of the Android mobile operating system called “Oreo.”

• Samsung’s challenge for the new Galaxy Note 8 is making is stand out.

Events
• South Jamaica – 10 a.m. – State Senator James Sanders launches district office job bank. 142-01 Rockaway Blvd.

• Corona – 10:30 a.m. – Assemblyman Francisco Moya unveils 5-point plan for LeFrak City. 98-30 57th Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 11 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz unveils, dedicates restored “Women’s Plaza in Queens.” Queens Blvd. and Union Turnpike.

• Bayside – Noon – State Senator Tony Avella, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi celebrate passage of child welfare legislation. Avella’s District Office, 38-50 Bell Blvd.

• Flushing – Noon – City Council candidate Alison Tan announces endorsement from Asian American candidates. 136-56 39th Ave.

• Jamaica – 2 p.m. – AT&T, Girls Who Code donate 800 copies of “Learn to Code and Change the World” to Queens Library. 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Astoria 6 to 8 p.m. – Drink-Paint-Love. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

• Hillcrest – 7 p.m. – Mayoral candidates Nicole Malliotakis and Bo Dietl attend candidate forum. St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway.

• LIC – 7 p.m. – Live at the Gantries: Dan Martin Ensemble. Gantry State Park, 4-09 47th Rd.

• Corona – 8 p.m. – Free Movie Night: Moana. Corona’s Playground for Children, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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August 22nd, 2017 at 12:46 pm

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