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LEDs Mean Endless Rainbow for Empire State Building

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The Empire State Building will replace its tower lights with a computer-driven LED system that allows for nearly endless color combinations.

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Stradivarius Cello, Worth $20M, Broken in Accident in Spain

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

A Stradivarius cello housed at the Spanish Royal Palace was broken in an accident, an official said Monday. The instrument could be worth more than $20 million.

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Son Shot for Holding Mom at Knifepoint Vowed to Kill, Cops Say

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

An Upper East Side man who held his mother at knifepoint and was shot by police told cops it was a good thing they caught him because "somebody was going to be killed today," the police commissioner said Tuesday.

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Look! Up in the Sky! It's Supermoon! Due Saturday

Saturday, May 05, 2012

The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrives Saturday night as our celestial neighbor passes closer to Earth than usual.

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Disgraced Ex-NY Senator Hiram Monserrate Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

Friday, May 04, 2012

A disgraced New York politician accused of using taxpayer money to fund his 2006 campaign has pleaded guilty to fraud charges.

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Yankees Fans Shocked About Rivera Injury

Friday, May 04, 2012

Fans were stunned at the news that Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer in baseball history, suffered what may be a career-ending injury during batting practice on Thursday. But Rivera was vowing to come back from the injury on Friday.

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7 Hearses for Victims of Bronx Highway Plunge

Friday, May 04, 2012

Hymns, incense and sorrow filled an ornate old church in the Bronx on Friday for the funeral of seven members of one family, all killed when their SUV flew over a guardrail and plummeted 60 feet.

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Say It Ain't So, Mo! Rivera Tears ACL, Throwing Future in Question

Friday, May 04, 2012

The Yankees' 12-time All-Star caught his cleat where the grass meets the warning track in Kansas City, his right knee buckling before he hit the wall. Rivera landed on the dirt, his face contorted in pain, as Alex Rodriguez uttered the words "Oh, my God" from some 400 feet away.

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Cuomo Mulls New Effort to Replace Tappan Zee

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's considering new ideas for paying to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge after the federal government rejected a $2 billion loan application.

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'The Scream' Fetches Record $119.9M at NYC Auction

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

One of the art world's most recognizable images - Edvard Munch's "The Scream" - sold Wednesday for a record $119,922,500 at auction in New York City.

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Pettitte Says He May Have Misunderstood Clemens

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Pitcher Andy Pettitte acknowledged under cross-examination Wednesday that he might have misunderstood Roger Clemens when Pettitte said he heard his former teammate say he used human growth hormone.

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John Liu's Ex-Treasurer Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The lawyer for New York City Comptroller John Liu says his client may seek to be tried separately from her codefendant.

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Judge: Housekeeper's Suit Against DSK Can Proceed to Trial

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

A hotel maid's sexual assault lawsuit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her in New York City can go forward to trial, a judge ruled Tuesday, rebuffing the former International Monetary Fund leader's diplomatic-immunity claim.

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Activists on Trial for Arrests During NYPD Protest

Monday, April 30, 2012

Nearly two dozen demonstrators arrested last year while protesting the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy have gone on trial.

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Morrison, Dylan Among Medal of Freedom Recipients

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, the first female secretary of state, a former astronaut and a musical pioneer are among this year's recipients of the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

President Barack Obama will award the medals at the White House later this spring.

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Smaller Arts Grants Awarded for PBS Shows

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded significantly smaller grants to established PBS programs this year.

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New Charge Brought Against Former John Liu Aide

Friday, April 27, 2012

Federal prosecutors have brought a new criminal charge against the former campaign treasurer for New York City Comptroller John Liu. The government charged Jia Hou with making false statements to the FBI.

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Students Create 8 Sculptures for NYC Waterfront

Friday, April 27, 2012

Eight new sculptures created by students of a top New York City art school will be installed along the Hudson River.

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Philadelphia Orchestra Details Upcoming China Trip

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Philadelphia Orchestra will travel to China next month for a packed schedule of concerts in four cities, master classes, cultural exchange forums and community outreach.

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Puppy on Runway Delays Flights at LaGuardia

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A puppy named Byrdie delayed several flights at New York's LaGuardia Airport when she escaped from her crate and frolicked around a busy runway.

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