NYPD investigating alleged Trump Tower jewelry thefts

President Trump had better keep an eye on his valuables when he visits New York for the UN General Assembly this week. NYPD detectives are investigating the alleged thefts of more than $350,000 worth of jewelry from two apartments in Trump Tower, The Post has learned. It’s unclear if a single thief may be responsible for the heists, both of which were reported to cops earlier this month and are suspected to have been inside jobs, law-enforcement sources said. “It’s not somebody breaking into the building or roaming the halls,…

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What to expect from the annual UN General Assembly traffic nightmare

The good news is that this year you can still pedal your bike along First or Second avenues in Midtown when the United Nations General Assembly comes to the Big Apple this week. The bad news is everything else. Bus routes will be disrupted, roads will be closed — sometimes without notice — and Midtown will generally be a massive gridlock nightmare for drivers when the 74th gathering of world leaders convenes at First Avenue and 42nd Street. The city is strongly urging travelers to rely on mass transit —…

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Ex-con Eric Stevenson running for his old Bronx Assembly seat

Another crooked city pol is attempting a comeback. Former Bronx state Assemblyman Eric Stevenson — who was found guilty of pocketing more than $22,000 in bribes to help local developers open adult day-care centers — is running for his old legislative seat. Stevenson, who spent three years in prison after his 2014 conviction, has filed to create a “Stevenson for Assembly 2020” campaign committee with the state Board of Elections. In doing so, he joins other bad-boy politicians — including former US Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Brooklyn/SI) , ex-state Sen. Hiram…

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Bond king Bill Gross in postage stamp feud with rocker son

A billionaire former bond trader once accused of putting dead fish in air vents to get back at his ex-wife is involved in a new stink — this time with his 31-year-old rocker son. California financier Bill Gross is scrambling to thwart youngest child Nick’s auction of five 1918 “Inverted Jenny’’ postage stamps, which could fetch up to $3.4 million if they hit the block as scheduled Friday, sources told The Post. Gross — also a world-renowned philatelist who even endowed a gallery at the Smithsonian Institution for stamp-collecting —…

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Bond king Bill Gross in postage stamp feud with rocker son: sources

A billionaire former bond trader once accused of putting dead fish in air vents to get back at his ex-wife is involved in a new stink — this time with his 31-year-old rocker son. California financier Bill Gross is scrambling to thwart youngest child Nick’s auction of five 1918 “Inverted Jenny’’ postage stamps, which could fetch up to $3.4 million if they hit the block as scheduled Friday, sources told The Post. Gross — also a world-renowned philatelist who even endowed a gallery at the Smithsonian Institution for stamp-collecting —…

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Massive street fires erupt amid violence at Hong Kong protests

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set massive street fires, trashed two subway stations and trampled the Chinese flag Sunday, in the fourth month of violence in the troubled former British colony. Protesters occupied the New Town Plaza shopping mall in what began as a peaceful assembly — with demonstrators folding paper origami cranes and singing while backed by a small, woodwind band. But, in what has emerged as a disturbing pattern, the gathering grew increasingly violent as the day progressed, with demonstrators placing a Chinese flag on the ground and…

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Pompeo blasts China’s treatment of minority Uighurs

​Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called out China for trying to “erase its own citizens,” criticizing the country’s treatment of its ethnic Uighurs minority. “I want to make clear that China’s repressive campaign in Xinjiang is not about terrorism. It’s about China’s attempt to erase its own citizens,” Pompeo told reporters after meeting with the foreign ministers of five central Asian countries on Sunday in New York. “We call on all countries to resist China’s demands to repatriate the Uighurs,” Pompeo said, according to Reuters. ​ Pompeo had been meeting…

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Trump praises Indian prime minister at ‘Howdy, Modi!’ rally

​President Trump teased that he’d like to go see NBA stars play in India – games that are already on the calendar for the first week of October. The president appeared alongside India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally-like event Sunday in Houston dubbed “Howdy, Modi!” Trump inserted a couple India-specific lines into his standard stump speech as he addressed the stadium’s crowd, estimated at 50,000. “And very soon India will have access to another world​-class American product: NBA basketball,” Trump said. “Wow, sounds good,” he added. He turned…

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Iran warns Western nations to ‘stay away’ from the Persian Gulf

Iran’s president on Sunday warned Western nations to “stay away” from the Persian Gulf and said Tehran was working with regional partners to develop a security plan for the international waterway. ​“Your presence has always been a calamity for this region and the farther you go from our region and our nations, the more security would come for our region,” President Hassan Rouhani said during a nationally televised address carried by state-run media. Rouhani, who will unveil the security plan this week at the United Nations General Assembly, said Iran…

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Lebanese journalist arrested over deadly 1985 TWA hijacking

A Lebanese journalist has been arrested for the 1985 hijacking of an American TWA flight during which a US military man was shot dead and dumped on the tarmac, according to reports Sunday. Mohammad Saleh, 65, was stopped on the Greek island of Mykonos on Thursday during a routine security check and held over the TWA Flight 847 hijacking from more than 30 years ago, Greek police told CNN. Lebanon’s foreign ministry confirmed the identity of the detained journalist and said it was offering consular assistance, as well as a…

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