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Sen. Lieberman Endorsing McCain

Monday, December 17, 2007

Joe Lieberman is endorsing John McCain in the presidential race. The Independent Connecticut Senator is backing the Republican Arizona Senator because, an advisor says, McCain "has the best chance of uniting the country in its fight against Islamic terrorism."

Lieberman will make the announcement today in New Hampshire. McCain helped Lieberman ...

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Injured Architect May Never Walk Again

Sunday, December 16, 2007

An architect who was in a construction trailer across from ground zero when it was struck by seven tons of steel has a spinal injury, according to a report in the Daily News.

Family members of the architect, Robert Woo, say he may never regain the use of his legs. Woo ...

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Charges Dropped Against Van Driver

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Prosecutors have dropped charges against the driver of a van that was carrying seven children who were hurt when it collided with a New York City bus, according to Newsday. 60-year-old Gene Boyd had been charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child in Friday morning's crash. ...

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NY Lawmakers Blast Feds Over 9/11 Health Screening

Sunday, December 16, 2007

New York lawmakers say the federal government's plan to stop health monitoring for ground zero workers outside the metro area is unfair and misguided.

REPORTER: New York's congressional delegation and some ailing workers stood outside the World Trade Center site Saturday to protest this week's decision. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney says on ...

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Federal Government Urged to Resume Efforts for Ground Zero Workers Outside New York

Saturday, December 15, 2007

A group of area lawmakers is urging the federal government to reinstate plans for a health monitoring program for ground zero workers who live outside the New York area. Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler and Vito Fossella are expected to hold a news conference on the subject today.

The federal Department ...

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Tishman Cited Following Crane Accident

Saturday, December 15, 2007

An undetected weakness in a building crane may have caused a nylon sling to rupture near ground zero Friday, according to the Tishman Construction firm.

REPORTER: Seven tons of steel fell onto a construction trailer, leaving architect Robert Wood hospitalized. The accident happened as Tishman was building a new corporate headquarters ...

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Clinton and Obama Spar in Iowa

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Illinois Senator Barack Obama is pushing back against the Clinton campaign's argument that he hasn't been "vetted" sufficiently to be the Democratic nominee for president. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein is with the Obama campaign in Iowa and has this report.

REPORTER: During a television interview Friday, Hillary Clinton said her candidacy would ...

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City Estimates 4,000 Homeless Teens Are on the Streets

Friday, December 14, 2007

It's estimated that nearly 4,000 teenagers and young adults are considered homeless in New York City. That's according to a survey conducted by organizations that provide youth services. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez reports.

The city council commissioned the survey, conducted last summer, to determine the scope of the problem. More than 900, ...

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Crane Accidentat Vesey and West Streets

Friday, December 14, 2007

There has been a crane accident near the World Trade Center site at Vesey and West Streets, where there's a Goldman Sachs building under construction.

The crane dropped a load of steel it was carrying and crushed a trailer. At least one person was rescued; no word on his condition.

EMS workers ...

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Hillary Clinton on the Campaign Trail in Iowa

Friday, December 14, 2007

Democratic candidates fanned out across Iowa after yesterday's debate, in an effort to persuade undecided voters to come out and vote on January 3rd in a race that's too close to call. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein traveled with the Clinton campaign to Shenandoah.

REPORTER: With just 3 weeks before the Iowa caucuses, ...

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Settling Civil Claims Cost NYPD Millions

Friday, December 14, 2007

Each year, settling civil claims brought against the Police Department costs taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Since 2002, these settlements totaled almost a half billion dollars. Just less than half of that went to satisfy excessive force type allegations.

But for years, civil rights lawyers have contended the biggest loss ...

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From the Philippines to Upstate

Friday, December 14, 2007

Two percussionists, making a life together and building a family to the rhythm of dozens of drums. She is Filipino-American, he is Cuban-American and they make music that combines both their cultures - and many others. WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter spent time with Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez for our ongoing ...

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Rate Hike for Long Islanders

Friday, December 14, 2007

Electric bills are about to go up for millions of Long Island home and business owners. The Long Island Power Authority's trustees have approved a 2% rate increase for 2008. LIPA chief executive Kevin Law says the utility would have faced a "$100million hole" in its budget without the increase.

One ...

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Powerful New York Union Backs Senator Clinton

Friday, December 14, 2007

The powerful healthcare workers' union, Local 11-99 of the SEIU, and three other locals, are lining up behind Senator Hillary Clinton, just weeks before the Iowa Caucus.

REPORTER: Many SEIU locals in Iowa, and New Hampshire, have backed Barack Obama or John Edwards instead, so the New York locals are trying ...

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Analysis of Democratic Debate in Iowa

Friday, December 14, 2007

Democrats met yesterday in Johnston, Iowa for their final debate before the January 3rd caucuses. The mostly friendly event gave the 6 presidential hopefuls a chance to make their last pitches on the economy, trade, education and the war in Iraq. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein was at the debate and joins ...

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Murder Rate in City at Lowest in Decades

Friday, December 14, 2007

2007 may be New York's safest year since the NYPD began keeping reliable records on homicides in 1963. Police say if things stay on track, the city will have fewer than 500 murders this year.

New York City's homicide rate reached an all-time high of 2,245 in 1990, making it the ...

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A Local Take on the Mitchell Report

Friday, December 14, 2007

A lot of Yankees and Mets are named in Senator Mitchell's report on steroid use in baseball. Roger Clemens, Andy Pettite and Paul LoDuca all played in New York last season, but the report also names some who retired long ago.

Like Lenny Dykstra - he was the skinny kid who ...

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Construction Accident Near Ground Zero Injures Architect

Friday, December 14, 2007

One man was seriously injured this morning at a construction site in Lower Manhattan, after a crane dropped a load of construction materials onto a office trailer.

REPORTER: A spokesman for builder Tishman Construction says the crane was lifting long metal rods to the 13th floor of Goldman Sachs' new headquarters ...

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Reactions to Corzine’s Education Plan

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Educators around the Garden State are reviewing Governor Corzine's plan to change the way the state funds public schools.

REPORTER: Under the plan, all districts would receive at least 2% more money from the state next year. And nearly half would see aid increase by at least 10%.

The governor also wants ...

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Former Mets and Yankees Named in Report Steroid Use

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Among those named in the Mitchell report on drug use in baseball are several current and former Mets and Yankees. WNYC’s Dan Blumberg has more.

Roger Clemens and Andy Pettite are the two most prominent names in the report by former Senator George Mitchell. The report says the two got steroids ...

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