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Citigroup Agrees to Pay $590M in Shareholder Suit

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Citigroup has agreed to pay $590 million to settle legal claims by shareholders that its executives misled them about the bank's growing problems before the financial crisis.


Funeral Held for Empire State Building Victim

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hundreds of mourners have filled a New York church for the funeral of a man shot to death by a former co-worker outside the Empire State Building.


Pianist Van Cliburn Diagnosed with Cancer

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Renowned classical pianist Van Cliburn has been diagnosed with advanced bone cancer and is resting comfortably at his Texas home, his publicist said Monday.

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NY Company Aids Space Rover Mission

Monday, August 27, 2012

While spaceflight technology companies often make their homes in California and Texas, the engineers at Honeybee Robotics assemble their products right along Manhattan's West Side Highway before they're rocketed outside the Earth's atmosphere and into the heavens.


Bring Back Liner Notes, Says Recording Academy

Saturday, August 25, 2012

As liner notes get scarce in the digital age, the Recording Academy wants fans to still be able to find out who the people are behind their favorite hit.

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County Chair: Booker Weighs Bid for NJ Gov in '13

Friday, August 24, 2012

A New Jersey Democratic county chairman says Newark Mayor Cory Booker has told him he's considering running for governor against Chris Christie in 2013.


Christie Signs Higher Education Merger Bill

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie traveled through the state Wednesday as he signed a hard-won higher education restructuring bill.


Small Plane Crashes on Long Island; 2 Dead

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A small plane carrying three people plummeted into a residential Long Island street with a fiery crash Sunday, killing two people aboard as neighbors tried to douse the flames with fire extinguishers and garden hoses, authorities and witnesses said.


NY Would Give College Aid to Illegal Immigrants

Friday, August 17, 2012

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is introducing a bill that would provide government financial aid to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants attending college.


Loughner Pleads Guilty to Ariz. Shooting

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to going on a shooting rampage at a political gathering, killing six people and wounding his intended target, then-Congresswoman Gabriele Giffords, and 12 others.


Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies in Los Angeles at 68

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Marvin Hamlisch, who composed the scores for dozens of movies including "The Sting" and won a Tony for "A Chorus Line," has died in Los Angeles at 68.

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Justice Ginsburg Weighs Legal Lessons of Opera

Sunday, August 05, 2012

It turns out lawyers and opera singers have more in common than booming voices and a love of melodrama.

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Olympic Athletes Get Static Over Off-Brand Headphones

Friday, August 03, 2012

British Olympic chiefs have clamped down on a bit of guerrilla marketing that saw the country's athletes sporting stylish - but non sponsor-brand - headphones at the games.

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Out-of-State Guns Used in Most NY Crimes

Monday, July 30, 2012

Federal data show most guns recovered from New York crimes last year originated in states with fewer legal restrictions, though the largest single source is still New York, where nearly 1,600 were first purchased.


Bronx Councilman Guilty of Most Corruption Counts

Friday, July 27, 2012

A veteran politician was convicted Thursday on nine of 12 counts in a corruption case accusing him of putting hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars meant for community projects in the pockets of his girlfriend and family.


Citigroup's Ex-CEO Says Big Banks Should Break Up

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sandy Weill built Citigroup into a mega-bank. Now, he says mega-banks should be broken up.


Russian Quits Bayreuth Festival over Nazi Tattoos

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A baritone who was due to sing the lead role in Wagner's The Flying Dutchman at the Bayreuth opera festival withdrew from the event Saturday.

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1 in 8 Kids Diagnosed With Asthma in NYC: Study

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A new report shows that one in eight New York City children have been diagnosed with asthma.


NYU's Scaled Back Expansion Bid Approved by Council Committee

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New York University’s controversial expansion plan was approved by a City Council committee on Tuesday after the school said it would scale back development.


Con Ed, Union Resume Talks Amid Heat Wave

Monday, July 16, 2012

Talks between Consolidated Edison and its largest union resumed Monday as another heat wave hits New York City.