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Senator Seeks Clarification of Carry-On Rules After Musician Booted From Plane

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The government should clarify federal rules about bringing musical instruments on to commercial flights as carry-on luggage, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said.

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Man Gets 3.5 Years in Prison for Stradivarius Theft

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Milwaukee man who provided the stun gun used in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January was sentenced Thursday to 3 1/2 years in prison.

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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Reaching New York

Friday, July 25, 2014

The New York Immigration Coalition says close to 3,300 unaccompanied immigrant children have arrived in New York since January, with almost 7,000 more expected to reach the state in coming months.

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Billy Joel Wins Gershwin Prize

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

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All U.S. Flights to Tel Aviv Canceled Over Missile Fear

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One plane was diverted mid-flight, after reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

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'Modified Duty' For Medics After Fatal NYC Arrest

Monday, July 21, 2014

Four emergency workers involved in the medical response to a man who died in police custody have been barred from responding to 911 calls.

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Black Boxes From Downed Malaysian Airliner Found

Friday, July 18, 2014

Emergency workers searched through wreckage and bodies scattered across sunflower fields and Ukrainian villages Friday after a Malaysian jetliner flying high above the country's battl...


Longtime NYC Councilman Herbert Berman Dies

Monday, July 07, 2014

A former New York City councilman who later served as Gov. George Pataki's ambassador to the city's Jewish community has died.


City Council Funds New Countdown Clocks for Buses

Monday, June 30, 2014

Transit advocates are praising members of the New York City Council for allocating almost $2.8 million dollars in the budget that was just approved for countdown clocks at bus stops.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NJ Sports Betting

Monday, June 23, 2014

The state's appeal, led by Gov. Chris Christie, argued that New Jersey was trying to limit illegal sports wagering and capture some of that money for the state treasury.


Acclaimed Actor and Civil Rights Activist Ruby Dee Has Died

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio, television and film, has died at age 91.


AstraZeneca Board Rejects New Offer From Pfizer

Monday, May 19, 2014

The board of directors of British drug maker AstraZeneca says it rejects the raised $119 billion takeover offer from U.S. drugmaker Pfizer.

In a statement released Monday, AstraZeneca's board said it "reiterates its confidence in AstraZeneca's ability to deliver on its prospects as an independent, science led business."

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Aural Argument? Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Plays Supreme Court

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ma entertained Wednesday at the court's annual spring musical concert in an ornate conference room beneath portraits of Chief Justices Warren Burger and William Rehnquist.

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Denver Urges Colorado Symphony to Cancel Marijuana Concerts

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Denver city attorney's office issued letters Thursday warning the orchestra that the series could violate state laws against public consumption of marijuana.

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Director Peter Sellars and Rocker Chuck Berry Share Polar Music Prize

Thursday, May 08, 2014

The prize committee said Sellars has showed that classical music is not about dusty sheet music, but "a way of reflecting and depicting the world."

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Subway Service Returns After Friday Derailment

Monday, May 05, 2014

The MTA says normal service was resuming on the E, F, M and R lines for the morning rush hour following last week's derailment.

The agency says all of the subway cars that derailed in a Queens tunnel on Friday were removed from the tracks over the weekend. The ...


The Tony Nominations Are In, and Some Big Names Are Out

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"A Gentleman's Guide to Murder" nabbed 10 nominations, and "Hedwig" earned eight. Not so lucky? Denzel Washington, James Franco, Michelle Williams and a bunch of other Hollywood stars.


Grimm Vows to Fight Federal Charges 'Tooth and Nail'

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Staten Island Republican allegedly engaged in a scheme to underreport wages for workers at a restaurant he operated, including some who were in the country illegally. He is also a...

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Osmo Vänskä Returns as Minnesota Orchestra Music Head

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Conductor Osmo Vanska is returning after having resigned in October during a lockout of musicians that lasted 16 months.

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Former New York Secretary of State Basil Paterson Dies

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87.

The Democrat served as a state senator, deputy New York City mayor, and New York's first black secretary of state. He was part of the ...