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Appeals Court OKs City's Taxi Medallion Plan

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New York City has received a green light from a federal appeals court to proceed with a plan to sell 2,000 new yellow taxi medallions despite a pending challenge from advocates for the disabled.

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Mother of Rev. Al Sharpton Dies

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The 87-year-old mother of the Rev. Al Sharpton has died.

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Rutgers Webcam Defendant Dharun Ravi 'Sorry About Tyler'

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The former Rutgers University student convicted last week in the webcam spying case that ended in his gay roommate's suicide said in an interview that he was insensitive but not biased.

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Nonprofit: North Korea Orchestra Plans to Visit US

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

An Atlanta-based nonprofit is planning to bring North Korea's national orchestra to the U.S. for a tour that would start in Atlanta, according to the group's president.

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Broncos QB Tim Tebow Traded to the Jets

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The team said Wednesday it has acquired the polarizing quarterback from the Broncos. Denver general manager Brian Xanders says the Broncos will receive fourth- and sixth-round draft picks, while New York gets a seventh-rounder - all in 2012.

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Hundreds March in Union Square for Fla. Teen Shot Dead

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A few hundred people are marching in New York City in memory of a black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida.

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Rep. Rangel Announces He'll Run Again

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Congressman Charles Rangel says he'll run for a 22nd term despite his conviction on House ethics charges.

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Appeals Court: OK for City to Cut Rent Aid to Homeless

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

An appeals court has upheld New York City's move to cut off rent-assistance payments to thousands of formerly homeless families after state and federal funding dried up.

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Shopping Cart Victim Says She Feels Sorry for Boys

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A woman who was seriously injured by a shopping cart hurled from a fourth-floor New York City mall last year says she feels sorry for the two boys who tossed it.

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Mets Owners Settle in Madoff-Related Case

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Owners of the New York Mets have eked out a settlement with the trustee responsible for recovering money for victims of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Under the deal, the Mets will pay a $162 million settlement.

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Payne Jr. to Seek Father's Congressional Seat

Friday, March 16, 2012

Donald Payne Jr. has decided to seek his late father's congressional seat representing the 10th District.

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Sumo Wrestlers Recruited for Canadian opera

Friday, March 16, 2012

Talk about a couple of heavyweight performances: The Canadian Opera Company has cast two sumo wrestlers for an upcoming production of Handel's Semele.

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Ex-Rutgers Student Convicted of Invasion of Privacy, Bias Intimidation

Friday, March 16, 2012

A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate's love life has been convicted of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy in a case that exploded into the headlines when the victim of the snooping committed suicide.

 

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NY Appeals Court Gives SEC-Citigroup Deal New Life

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A federal appeals court says a judge may have overstepped his authority when he blocked a $285 million settlement over toxic mortgage securities.

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No Verdict Yet in Rutgers Webcam Spy Trial

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jurors did not reach a verdict Thursday and will continue deliberations Friday in the trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate, who killed himself days later.

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Embezzlement Trial Begins for Former NY Senator Pedro Espada Jr

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Former state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. is either a benevolent yet bumbling businessman who kept lousy financial records, or a shrewd fraudster who quietly bilked hundreds of thousands of dollars from the nonprofit health care clinics he founded, lawyers argued Wednesday at the start of his embezzlement case.

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NY State, City Sue Roll-Your-Own Cigarette Stores

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New York state and New York City say they're joining forces to sue two stores that have been helping smokers avoid taxes by selling roll-your-own cigarettes.

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Sandy Koufax on Madoff-Mets Trial Witness List

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax is among witnesses scheduled to testify at a trial next week to determine if the New York Mets' owners must give up millions of dollars they received from jailed financier Bernard Madoff.

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Man Pleads Not Guilty in City Terror Pipe-Bomb Plot

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A man charged with plotting to attack police and soldiers with homemade bombs pleaded not guilty Tuesday to rarely used state-level terrorism charges.

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City Voters Approve of NYPD's Job Performance: Poll

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Most city voters think the New York Police Department has been effective in fighting terrorism, and a majority say the NYPD has acted appropriately in its dealing with Muslims, according to a new poll released Tuesday that questioned respondents following a series of stories from The Associated Press about the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims after the Sept. 11 attacks.

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