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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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Crane Owner Cleared of All Charges in Collapse

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A construction crane owner has been acquitted of manslaughter and all other charges in a collapse that killed two workers in New York City. A judge cleared James Lomma Thursday.

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Senator Seeks to Allow Goose Kills Near JFK

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The problem of birds living near some of the nation's busiest airports is coming under renewed scrutiny after two emergency landings in a week and more than three years after the famous ditching of a jetliner in the Hudson River.

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After 6 Weeks, Espada Trial Winding Down

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

After nearly six weeks, the trial of former New York Senator Pedro Espada Jr. is winding down.

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Chained AIDS Protesters Arrested in Wall Street Area

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

AIDS and Occupy protesters wearing Robin Hood costumes were arrested after chaining themselves together and blocking traffic in the Wall Street area. There were nine arrests.

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Philly Orchestra, Musicians' Pension Fund Settle

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Philadelphia Orchestra says it has reached a settlement with the national pension fund representing musicians for the financially struggling organization.

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En Route to Tribeca, 2 Cuban Actors Go Missing

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

In a case of life imitating art, two Cuban actors have gone missing en route to their film's premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Evidence Now Focus of Trial After Jennifer Hudson Testifies

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chicago prosecutors created a buzz by calling Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson as their first witness during the trial of the man accused of killing her mother, brother and nephew. But the hard part starts Tuesday, when they'll have to get down to the nitty-gritty of their case.

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Yo-Yo Ma Joins White House Plan to Teach Arts in Failing Schools

Monday, April 23, 2012

The cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins Sarah Jessica Parker and Forest Whitaker in adopting some of the nation's worst-performing schools.

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Murdoch to be Quizzed on His UK Political Sway

Sunday, April 22, 2012

He was long considered one of the most important power brokers in British politics. Now, with his influence shriveled by Britain's phone hacking scandal, media mogul Rupert Murdoch is returning to the U.K. to face questions about his ties to the country's most senior politicians.

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Muti brings Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Russia

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of world-renowned conductor Riccardo Muti performed in Russia on Wednesday for the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union.

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Defense Lawyer Says NY Crane Owner Hid Nothing

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Prosecutors wrongly claimed a construction crane owner ignored city requirements and deceived inspectors to get a cheap repair on a rig that then collapsed and killed two workers, a defense lawyer said Thursday.

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'Men at Work' Musician Greg Ham Found Dead

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Greg Ham, a musician with the iconic Australian band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home on Thursday, Australian reports said. Watch videos of Ham playing with Men at Work.

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Park Slope Historic District Expanded

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Brooklyn's Park Slope historic district just got bigger.

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Alec Baldwin Lobbies for Arts Funding

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Alec Baldwin visited the nation's capitol to press for increased federal funding for the arts after government dollars were cut last year. Arts funding is shaping up as an election-year issue.

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Cuomo Tax Return Shows Texas, NJ Investments

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax return shows he's making money in a trust that invests in real estate and petroleum as he weighs the future of extracting natural gas in New York.

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Brush Fires Break Out on Eastern Long Island

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Volunteer firefighters from 30 departments were on the scene of a brush fire in a remote wooded area of eastern Long Island.

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Admitted Subway Plotter Testifies at City Terror Trial

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The admitted bomb-maker in a foiled plot against the city's subways appeared in public Tuesday for the first time in more than two years, describing how an FBI most-wanted terrorist recruited him and two friends for an al-Qaida suicide mission in the U.S. after they abandoned plans to wage jihad against U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

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NY Advocates Say Condom Evidence Is Unhealthy

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Advocates for New York prostitutes want authorities to stop taking condoms as evidence in criminal cases, calling it unhealthy. They're lobbying Tuesday for bills to make New York the first state to ban the practice.

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NYC-Bound Flight Lands in Dublin Amid False Alarm

Monday, April 16, 2012

A New York bound Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing in Dublin because of a report of a suspicious object on board.

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