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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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Bonds Among Potential Witnesses in Clemens Trial

Monday, April 16, 2012

Prosecutors said they might call former baseball players Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco, and current baseball commissioner Bud Selig and New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, as witnesses in the Roger Clemens perjury case. The defense said it might call former Clemens teammates Paul O'Neill, Jorge Posada and Mike Stanton, and baseball writer Peter Gammons.

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Prosecutors Say Other Targets Eyed Before Subway Plot

Monday, April 16, 2012

A man accused of becoming an al-Qaida operative discussed bombing New York City movie theaters, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square and the New York Stock Exchange before settling on the city's subways, a federal prosecutor said Monday.

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Occupy Protesters Camp on Wall Street

Friday, April 13, 2012

Occupy demonstrators, armed with sleeping bags and blankets, have begun spending nights on the sidewalks of Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange and in front of banks.

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Retired NBA Star Jayson Williams Released From Rikers

Friday, April 13, 2012

Retired NBA star Jayson Williams has been released from Rikers Island jail after serving eight months of his one-year sentence for drunken driving.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Rescues Neighbor From Burning House

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker was treated and released from a hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation and second-degree burns.

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Worker Error Cited in Massive LIRR Breakdown: MTA Report

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A new report has concluded that worker error contributed to the breakdown that paralyzed the Long Island Rail Road when a lightning bolt struck a critical signal shed.

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State to Create Bureau to Review Potential Wrongful Convictions

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The New York Attorney announced Wednesday that he is establishing a bureau to review potential wrongful convictions and streamline damage claims from those punished for crimes they didn't commit.

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NY to Do More Probes of Bus Lines with Poor Safety

Monday, April 09, 2012

A little noticed, relatively inexpensive item in New York's massive state budget could be a life saver. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature found $1 million in a nearly flat budget to change the way buses are inspected in New York following a bloody year on the road.

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'Lion King' is Broadway's All-Time Box Office King

Monday, April 09, 2012

Box office figures released Monday show that "The Lion King" last week swiped the title of Broadway's all-time highest grossing show from "The Phantom of the Opera."

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Firefighters Battle Staten Island Fire

Monday, April 09, 2012

More than 200 firefighters continue to fight a five alarm-fire at the former Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island. Fire officials say the cause of the fire was spontaneous combustion of piles of compost and mulch — all very dry from the lack of snow this winter.

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Mayor Says He's Weighing Options After Judge Orders Release of 911 Review

Monday, April 09, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that the city is "studying our options" after a judge ordered them to release a consultant's review of its 911 system that the mayor has been fighting to keep private.

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Bloomberg Stresses Gun Control After 4 NYPD Officers Wounded in Shootout

Sunday, April 08, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a strong advocate for gun control and he stressed that message again Monday after four NYPD officers were wounded after a shootout on Sunday.

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Ex-Tyco CEO Loses Parole Bid in NY

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Former Tyco International Ltd. CEO L. Dennis Kozlowski has lost a bid to get out of the New York prison where he's serving time for taking millions of dollars in unauthorized bonuses.

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The Cellist of Sarajevo Plays in his City Again

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Twenty years ago, as mortar shells began raining down on Sarajevo, killing his friends and neighbors, Vedran Smajlovic did what he knew best to help the city: he played his cello at funerals, in bomb shelters and in the streets.

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