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  • The ticket booths are empty and the gates are chained shut at an entrance to the Bronx Zoo in New York, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Zoo officials say a visitor who leaped into an exhibit and was mauled by a tiger was alone with the 400-pound beast for about 10 minutes before being rescued. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerlad)

    Mauled N.Y. man: I wanted to be one with the tiger

    Before his now-infamous tangle with a Bronx Zoo tiger, David Villalobos adorned his Facebook page with New Age odes to Mother Earth and affirmations such as "Be love and fearless."

  • **FILE** New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (right) speaks Dec. 29, 2011, at a news conference with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Associated Press)

    Records detail mosque spying; NYPD defends tactics

    The New York Police Department targeted Muslim mosques with tactics normally reserved for criminal organizations, according to newly obtained police documents that showed police collecting the license plates of worshippers, monitoring them on surveillance cameras and cataloging sermons through a network of informants.

  • **FILE** A person walks Feb. 15, 2012, on the University at Buffalo campus in Buffalo, N.Y. (Associated Press)

    NYPD monitored Muslim students all over Northeast

    Documents obtained by the Associated Press reveal how the NYPD's intelligence division focused far beyond New York City as part of a surveillance program targeting Muslims.

  • Jerome Isaac (center), the suspect in the burning death of 73-year-old Deloris Gillespie, is led from the 77th Precinct in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Robert Mecea)

    Suspect in N.Y. woman's burning appears in court

    As Deloris Gillespie, carrying groceries, went up the elevator to her fifth-floor Brooklyn apartment, a man was waiting. Surveillance video shows him looking like an exterminator, with a canister sprayer, white gloves and a dust mask perched atop his head.

  • Jerome Isaac is led out of the 77th Precinct in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, following his arrest in the death of a woman set afire in an elevator. Isaac told police he set 73-year-old Deloris Gillespie on fire because he was angry that she owed him $2,000, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Robert Mecea)

    NYC police: Man says he set woman afire over debt

    As Deloris Gillespie went up the elevator to her fifth-floor Brooklyn apartment, carrying groceries, a man was waiting. His face was one her neighbors later recognized, and that she surely must have.

  • This Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, surveillance photo provided by the New York Police Department shows a suspect wanted in connection with a homicide in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A woman burned to death in the elevator of her Brooklyn apartment building Saturday afternoon after a man ambushed her, sprayed her with liquid and set her afire with a Molotov cocktail, police said. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)

    Police question man in N.Y. woman's fire death

    A man smelling of gasoline walked into a police station overnight and implicated himself in the death of a woman set on fire in the elevator of her apartment building, police said Sunday.

  • Joseph Brooks (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)

    Oscar-winning songwriter apparently kills himself in N.Y.

    Academy Award-winning songwriter Joseph Brooks was found dead Sunday of an apparent suicide in his Manhattan apartment, police said.

  • Songwriter Brooks apparently kills himself in NYC

    Joseph Brooks, the Academy Award-winning songwriter of "You Light Up My Life" who was awaiting trial on charges of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women, was found dead Sunday of an apparent suicide in his Manhattan apartment, police said.

  • Caroline Giuliani (center), 20, and her mother, Donna Hanover, leave the 19th Precinct police station in New York on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. A law enforcement official said Miss Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani's daughter, was arrested after she was seen on video pocketing makeup at a cosmetic store. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Giuliani daughter arrested on shoplifting charge

    Rudy Giuliani's daughter was arrested Wednesday on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge at a cosmetics store after she was seen on security video pocketing makeup, police said.

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