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Musicians Suing for $200M After Costa Concordia Wreck

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A $200 million lawsuit has been filed in New York federal court on behalf of four Hungarian musicians and dancers aboard the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off the coast of Italy in January.

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WTC Sphere to Get New Temporary Home, Unclear Where

Friday, May 11, 2012

A spherical sculpture that endured the Sept. 11 attacks at the World Trade Center is close to getting a temporary new home that will keep it in the public eye, officials said Friday, but they wouldn't say where just yet.

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House Democrats: NYPD Should Purge Spy Files

Thursday, May 10, 2012

House Democrats on Thursday urged the New York Police Department to purge its intelligence databases of information gleaned from its clandestine spying on Muslim neighborhoods.

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Roman Totenberg, Violinist and Master Teacher, Dies at 101

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Roman Totenberg, a violin instructor from Poland whose nine-decade career featured concert performances before kings and presidents and helped produce dozens of accomplished musicians, has died at age 101.

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Bloomberg: I Didn't 'Bother' to Read 911 Report

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is saying he "didn't even bother" to read a report by city-hired consultants that found New York City's overhauled 911 system plagued by delays and errors.

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Obama Visits Albany High-Tech Center with Cuomo

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Andrew Cuomo has praised President Barack Obama's leadership as the two men toured a high-tech facility in Albany created out of a partnership with private enterprise and bipartisanship.

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City's Top Cop 'Concerned' Alleged al-Qaida Bomb Maker Still at Large

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The NYPD has not stepped up patrols in wake of the discovery of a sophisticated new al-Qaida airline bomb plot – but officials remain "concerned" that bomb-maker Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri is still at large.

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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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