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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The trial of three New York City detectives charged with the fatal shooting of Sean Bell continues in State Supreme Court in Queens.

Yesterday, two Port Authority police officers testified that they were almost hit by a stray bullet when it struck an AirTrain station one block from the shooting.

Prosecutors also ...

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Spitzer Steps Down, Paterson Becomes Governor

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

David Paterson will be the next governor of New York, effective next Monday.

Eliot Spitzer announced this morning he would step down. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

With his black state car trailed by news helicopters on a 40-block downtown ride, Eliot Spitzer entered his offices and appeared before the press just ...

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New York's New Governor David Paterson

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

As we continue to wait this morning for word from Gov. Eliot Spitzer, we take a look at the man who may replace him.

Lt. Gov. David Paterson would become New York's first African-American governor if Eliot Spitzer resigns. He would also be the nation's first legally blind governor.

WNYC's Elaine Rivera ...

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First Nixzmary Trial Winds Down

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Closing arguments are expected today in the trial of Cesar Rodriguez.

The 29-year old is charged with abusing and murdering his 7-year-old stepdaughter, Nixzmary Brown.

Yesterday, defense attorneys had hoped to get testimony from a psychologist who'd examined Rodriguez's wife following her arrest in the same case, but a judge denied that ...

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Spitzer To Resign

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

WNYC has confirmed that Governor Eliot Spitzer will resign from office today. According to two separate administration sources, the resignation will occur sometime today. Stay tuned to WNYC for the latest news.

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$100 Million for New York Public Library

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Following a $100 million donation, the New York Public Library's building on 5th Avenue at 42nd Street will be renamed for the Wall Street financier Stephen Schwarzman.

Schwarzman is the chief executive of the Blackstone Group.

His gift is among the largest to any cultural institution in the city. The money will ...

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Spitzer Huddles at Home as Pressure to Resign Mounts

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

All day Tuesday the governor remained huddled with his family and close advisers in his Fifth Avenue apartment. Even some top aides were not informed of his plans.

But shortly before the business day ended his communications director issued a tersely worded e-mail "nothing today." No reason was given for the ...

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Fallout from Spitzer Scandal

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The New York political world wakes up to a new reality this morning. After being linked to a high-priced prostitution ring, Gov. Eliot Spitzer is facing calls for him to resign. WNYC Political Director Andrea Bernstein joins us to discuss the fall out.

The fallout from Gov. ...

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McCain Holds NYC Fundraiser

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

John McCain visits Hillary Clinton's turf tonight to try to fill his campaign coffers.

The Republican presidential nominee holds a fundraiser in the city tonight, one of a string of fundraisers around the US this week. McCain is trying to catch up with Clinton and Barack Obama, who've both out-raised him ...

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Assembly GOP Leaders Threaten Impeachment

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The leader of the Republicans in the Assembly says he wants to start impeachment proceedings if Gov. Eliot Spitzer does not resign in the next couple of days. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

James Tedisco says if the governor does not resign in the next day or so, he wants to ...

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Spitzer Linked to Prostitution Ring, Weighs Resignation

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

At a news conference yesterday, a glassy-eyed Spitzer apologized in front of a stunned press corps. WNYC's Elaine Rivera was there.

Spitzer had the packed press room wait for nearly an hour before he made a brief appearance at his midtown Manhattan executive offices.

With his wife Silda, at his side, Spitzer's ...

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Hearing on Indian Point Continues

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering the renewal of Indian Point's license.

At a hearing yesterday, New York state argued for the two aging nuclear reactors to be shut down.

WNYC's Ilya Marritz was there.

The three judges of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board listened to the state's point-by-point arguments against re-licensing ...

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Not Everyone Wants Spitzer to Go

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The governor may be down but he still has his supporters. Carlos Guzman is a building porter who showed up in front of dozens of members of the press, outside the Spitzers' high rise. There he held a sign saying "Governor Spitzer, please do not resign."

GUZMAN: He committed a personal ...

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Tennis Returns to MSG

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The world's top-ranked tennis player, Roger Federer, shook off any lingering fatigue from a recent bout of mono to defeat his idol and Hall of Famer, Pete Sampras, in an exhibition match last night.

At one point, Sampras led, 5 games to 2, in the 3rd and final set, but Federer ...

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New York Holds its Breath as Spitzer Remains Behind Closed Doors

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Governor Spitzer's office has officially said there will be no announcement today about whether he'll resign, following yesterday's revelations of his liaison with a prostitute in Washington D.C. Sources have told WNYC that Lieutenant Governor David Paterson's aides have been quietly planning for a transition, even as Paterson tells the ...

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Rangel Released from Hospital

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New York Congressman Charles Rangel, head of the House Ways and Means Committee, has been released from a Manhattan hospital, where he was treated for severe flu symptoms.

The 77-year-old Harlem Democrat said in a statement that he'll be working at a slower pace until he's fully recovered. Rangel says he's ...

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Accidents Increase with Switch to DST

Monday, March 10, 2008

WNYC's Kathleen Horan reports that moving the clocks forward one hour can really make a difference on the highways.

Alarm clocks are going off earlier than usual throughout the city, and the world. More than 70 countries observe Daylight Saving Time. But, what most people feel is the loss of shut-eye.

That ...

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Arab Music Thrives in New York

Monday, March 10, 2008

A major festival of Arab music is taking place in Brooklyn all this month. After 9/11 there were fears that funding and opportunities for Arab artists would dry up. Siddhartha Mitter reports on the thriving scene for Arab music in New York.

The Brooklyn Maqam Festival

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Final 9/11 Relic Moved

Monday, March 10, 2008

It wasn't much of a journey - a couple hundred feet at most.

But, it's not often that you see an entire staircase being moved by crane. And for all its bruises, the "survivors staircase" has a real following.

Thousands of people who ran to safety on September 11 ran down those ...

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Work Stopped at Trump Development

Monday, March 10, 2008

A downtown Donald Trump high-rise under construction has been shut down for a second time after equipment struck and shattered several windows.

Buildings Department officials say that a cable at the SoHo project came loose during this weekend's heavy winds and struck the north side of the tower. About a dozen ...

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