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ISIS bride could face terror charges if she returns to US American-born "ISIS bride" Hoda Muthana faces a potential terrorism prosecution if she gets her wish to return to the US, legal experts told The Post on Monday. "If I were advising her, I'd tell her coming back to the United States may be risky for her," former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said.

Why cops are warning parents about the '48-hour challenge' Police are warning communities about the "48-hour challenge," which encourages teens to stage disappearances, news station KMOV reported. Authorities in Indiana said Monday teens rack up points in the challenge as news of their disappearance spreads on social media.

Woman who called Michelle Obama an 'ape in heels' defrauded FEMA of $18K A former West Virginia nonprofit director who called Michelle Obama an "ape in heels" pleaded guilty to defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency out of thousands of dollars.

2 Major Hurdles Cleared As Marijuana Legalization Movement Marches On In New Jersey Another point agreed upon, Gov. Murphy will have three direct appointments. Some in opposition to legalization say slow down. The group RAMP, or Responsible Approaches to Marijuana Policy, says many towns worry about the expense to train local police officers to be drug recognition experts.

ISIS bride's family says she's ready to 'pay debt to society' The family of the American woman who joined ISIS in Syria - and once called for bloody Memorial Day massacres - wants to bring her home to the US, and claims she's ready to "pay her debt to society" once she's here.

Video shows vicious hawk attacking helpless puppy A pet owner sprung to action after a red-tailed hawk swooped from above and began attacking her small puppy. Lulu, a two pound toy Yorkie, was strolling in her backyard at the time of the attack, according to Fox 5 Las Vegas. The video shows the feathered beast clutching Lulu with its talons and brutally dragging her a few feet across a patio.

Roger Stone posts photo of judge next to crosshairs after gag order Just days after federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson slapped Roger Stone with a gag order, President Trump's longtime ally attacked her on social media - posted her photo with a fundraising rant and crosshairs next to her head on Instagram.

Inmate uses car thieving skills to free baby locked in car: cops Shadow Lantry said she and her husband accidentally trapped their little girl, Dallas, in the back seat of their Chevy Tahoe while parked outside West Pasco Judicial Center in New Port Richey on Thursday.

Briefly Noted: Carlos Danger Released, 50 Cent Calls Sunset Park Officer "Dirty Cop" and More Links Disgraced former New York Congressman, Anthony Weiner, has been released from federal prison and will serve out the remainder of his sentence at a halfway house in Brooklyn. Weiner is serving time for engaging in "obscene communications" with a teenage girl.

Las Vegas gets hit with first snowstorm in decade For the first time in a decade, the Las Vegas Strip has been blanketed with a cover of snow, as up to 2 inches piled up in the desert gambling metropolis Monday. The rare winter storm - which started Sunday night amid temperatures in the mid-20s-baffled residents and tourists, who in February usually enjoy 60-degree temperatures.

It’s a good day for you to die’: Man allegedly pulls gun on ‘MAGA’ hat couple A man from Tennessee is accused of pulling a gun on a couple wearing "Make America Great Again" caps in a Sam's Club store, officials said. Police said James Phillips, 57, donned a veterans hat Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky., when he got involved in a heated exchange over the other customer's MAGA hats.

Teen who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth while in a coma A teenager went to bed with a headache, fell into a coma and woke up four days later - after unknowingly giving birth to a surprise baby. Ebony Stevenson, 18, had no idea she was pregnant, and after going to bed feeling sick on Dec.

Extra, Extra: Anthony Weiner Is Now Living In A Halfway House Because it's Presidents Day and people are protesting Trump's "National Emergency" in Union Square tonight, check out these day-end links, including the trailer for the final season of Veep.

Lindsey Graham vows to probe Justice Department over Trump One of President Trump's most reliable Senate allies has vowed to probe whether Justice Department and FBI brass considered an "attempted bureaucratic coup" to oust the commander-in-chief. "I think everybody in the country needs to know if it happened," South Carolina's Lindsey Graham, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told CBS News Sunday.

Man killed in portable toilet fire outside Baltimore Ravens’ stadium A man was killed after several portable toilets caught fire outside the NFL's Baltimore Ravens' stadium in Maryland on Sunday, officials said. A security guard at the M&T Bank Stadium called police around 3 p.m. Sunday after noticing a man on fire running from one of the outdoor toilets before collapsing, WALB reported.

New York City Joins Movement To Stop Hairstyle Discrimination A person's hair is as protected as their race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or other cultural factor, according to new legal guidance announced Monday for New York City.

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Illegal immigrants busted in Mexican cartel-linked drug operation in US Six illegal immigrants have been arrested in a massive drug operation in North Carolina with ties to a Mexican drug cartel - a rival of the notorious ring led by recently convicted Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, according to reports.

Crown Heights megaproject could bring 800 affordable apartments to Brooklyn The 1.4 million-square-foot development would not only be one of the largest in the area, but would also constitute a major advancement of affordable housing in Brooklyn.

NYC bodega owners rally for the right to sell weed if it's legalized The de Blasio administration has released its own framework outlining weed could be safely legalized in New York City, while also acknowledging and working to end the long history of unfair targeting of people of color for marijuana-related offenses.

How a sheltered American woman became a radical ISIS jihadi The American woman who fled the US to join ISIS - and is now begging to be allowed to come home - once urged US jihadis to plow a truck though Memorial Day parades and "spill all of their blood." "Americans wake up! Men and women altogether. You have much to do while you live under our greatest enemy, enough of your sleeping!

Sailor In Iconic V-J Day Times Square Kiss Photo Dies At 95 The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95.

Massive Philippines measles outbreak has killed 136 A measles outbreak in the Philippines partly blamed on vaccination fears has claimed 136 lives - half of them children ages 1 to 4 - and 8,400 others have fallen ill with the contagious disease, a health official said Monday.

In the News: Tracking the Tribeca gallery district WEINSTEIN OFFICE SOLD: Harvey Weinstein's third-floor, 6,000-square-foot space at 375 Greenwich Saint at Franklin - formerly home to the casting couch at the forefront of #MeToo claims - is in contract to be sold to real estate developer Cape Advisors, The Post reports.

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