‘She didn’t have to die like that’: Relatives mourn Brooklyn woman killed by backhoe

The home health aid who was killed by a backhoe driver in Brooklyn Friday was remembered as “generous and loving” by her distraught loved ones on Sunday. Heartbreaking video obtained by The Post showed a yellow construction vehicle striking 61-year-old Estelle Davis with its shovel before running her over and dragging her along the corner of New Lots and Van Sinderen Avenues in East New York. Two of Davis’s godchildren came by her East New York home to light four candles on the stoop Sunday. “This the hardest pill to swallow. I don’t get it. She was a pastor. She loved God,” Tiffany Bowen, 30 told the Post. “She lived like an angel, and when she died I know she

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A bust of the lone Black adventurer in the Lewis and Clark expedition mysteriously appeared in an Oregon park. Who was York?

Jordan Culver   | USA TODAY Show Caption Hide Caption What should the U.S. do with Confederate monuments: States of America Take them down, move them to a museum? There are a lot of ideas but few answers on what the United States should do with Confederate monuments. USA TODAY When the early-1800s expedition to the Pacific Ocean led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark returned after two years and 8,000 miles, members who traveled with the now-famous pair of explorers received titles, accolades, land and fame.  Except for the Black man who had no say in whether he was coming along. York, an enslaved man owned by Clark and the first Black man to reach the Pacific, wanted his freedom. Or, at the very least,

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Ernst wins Drive On Championship for 3rd LPGA Tour title

Austin Ernst won the Drive On Championship on Sunday for her third LPGA Tour title, pulling away to beat fellow former NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho by five strokes at Golden Ocala. Tied for the lead with Kupcho after each of the first two rounds and a stroke ahead entering the day, Ernst closed with a 2-under 70 to finish the wire-to-wire victory at 15-under 273. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “I think it’s just really cool to be in the heat of it all week and to be able to perform the way I did,” Ernst said. “To hit the shots I hit, and to shoot the scores I shot, I think it’s just kind of testament

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Smokin’ hot models get cheeky with Bravest in Midtown

Things are getting a little too hot at this Big Apple firehouse. A series of Instagram pics shows two smokin’ bikini-clad models getting separately cheeky with Bravest at Engine 8/Ladder 2 stationhouse on 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan last week. “I was on fire,” model Vera Smirnova wrote when posting her sexy photos — which include her donning a fire helmet and even getting a ride on the shoulders of a smoke-eater Friday. As if that weren’t enough, the same firefighters were also snapped with social-media model Anastasia Fields, who caused a stir last year when she showed some skin while posing with NYPD cops in December. The Siberian beauty has since butt-flashed her assets throughout the city — and

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Shootings will keep rising until the politicians admit their disastrous mistakes

Despite the wintry chill last month, the anti-police policies of recent years kept things pretty hot on the streets of Brooklyn, The Bronx and other crime-ridden parts of the city that continue to experience an epidemic of gun violence. NYPD figures for February show a 26.5 percent drop in overall crime but a 75 percent jump in shootings for February 2021 over the same month last year. The NYPD made 400 gun arrests last month, up 63.9 percent from February 2020. Since Commissioner Dermot Shea last summer pulled the plug on the plainclothes anti-crime units that had been central to the NYPD’s anti-gun efforts, the increase in gun busts suggests there’s a lot more guns on the street now. Yes, the

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Julius Randle needed 4-year-old son’s reality check to become All-Star

Julius Randle knew something was wrong with him last March when his young son Kyden began mimicking his anguished demeanor on the court. Kyden was playing basketball on his miniature hoop and scored while his father gave him, “a little love tap on the play.’’ “And y’all I swear: he turns around, he looks at his mom the ref, and he starts giving her The Look,’’ Randle wrote in his spectacular essay for the Players’ Tribune last week. “He gives his mom that ‘are you kidding me’ face, throws his arms up in the air, and then starts in on her — you know, like: No call?!? Where’s the call?!? “And we’re cracking up, of course — we’re like, ‘Oh

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Is Andrew Cuomo too weakened to stop the left from destroying New York?

With state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins now calling for his resignation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s position just got even more untenable. He can claim it’s “all politics” and vow to keep governing, but he may well be unable to do his job without selling out the people who elected him. Over the weekend, fourth and fifth accusers came forward to finger him for off-color behavior in the workplace. New questions also arose about why his staff ignored the procedures for investigating such charges, as did claims that he sent a ringer to his mandatory training on harassment. And the bleeding will continue. More women may speak out, or more shoes may drop on his coverup of nursing-home fatalities in the wake of his March 25 order that sent COVID-contagious patients

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NYPD cop knelt on teen’s back, fired gun — but is still on force: court docs

An NYPD officer lied for almost a decade about the circumstances of a 2009 Bronx shooting in which he straddled a teenager and fired into his lower back at “point-blank” range, according to newly unearthed court documents. Officer Danny Acosta allegedly peddled a phony story for years, lying under oath by claiming that the teen suspect had been holding a gun to his female partner’s head before he shot him from 10 feet away. Acosta, 41, finally admitted the tale was bogus five years ago to a city Law Department attorney while falsely believing the confession was privileged, according to court papers. Despite his stunning admission and the fact that he’s now battling perjury charges, Acosta remains on the NYPD

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Fewer than one in five support the ‘defund the police’ movement, USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll finds

Sarah Elbeshbishi ,  Mabinty Quarshie   | USA TODAY Show Caption Hide Caption Views on race and policing shift as Derek Chauvin trial begins Americans’ views on race and policing shift as Derek Chauvin trial begins. USA TODAY Support to redistribute police department funding has decreased among Americans since August after a summer of protests had erupted across the country against racial injustice and police brutality, a recent Ipsos/USA TODAY poll found. The call to redistribute police budgets stemmed from Black Lives Matter activists and protesters who called to “defund the police” after the deaths of unarmed Black Americans who died at the hands of police, such as George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.  While some believe defunding the police is a call to get rid of

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Another failed WHO whitewash of China’s COVID guilt

The World Health Organization basically just admitted to trying to get away with yet another whitewash on behalf of China’s rulers. The agency last week acknowledged that the report by a team of “investigators” supposedly looking into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan isn’t worth anything — and the agency is scrapping it. The WHO team still plans to publish a summary along with a final report to be released later. But the simple fact is that it didn’t actually investigate anything. Kudos to the international group of more than two dozen top scientists who called out the fraud and demanded a real probe into the bug’s origins. They noted that the WHO team completed its “investigative mission”

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