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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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Shouts of 'Officer Down' After College Player Shot

Monday, March 12, 2012

Police transmissions from an incident in which a college football player was killed by a New York officer include repeated shouts of "Shots fired! Officer down!"

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Closings Tuesday in Rutgers Webcam Spying Trial

Monday, March 12, 2012

Jurors might see for the second time a video of a statement to police from a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man.

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Fistfight Breaks out at Chicago Symphony Concert

Saturday, March 10, 2012

It was an unusual backdrop for a fistfight: Maestro Riccardo Muti was nearly through the second movement of Brahms Symphony No. 2 at the normally staid Chicago Symphony Orchestra when two patrons went at it. UPDATED 3/13.

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Behind the Rash of Tuba Thefts in California

Friday, March 09, 2012

They've still got their trombones and their trumpets, their cornets and their clarinets.

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Pal: Rutgers Student in Spying Case Didn't Show Anti-Gay Views

Friday, March 09, 2012

The defense presented its first day of testimony in the trial of the Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate intimate encounter with another man never expressed anti-gay views to him.

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Hacker Arrested in NY Cooperated From Day 1

Thursday, March 08, 2012

An elite computer hacker who stunned fellow Internet saboteurs by becoming an FBI informant didn't put up any resistance when agents first knocked on his door.

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Christie, Lawmakers Agree to Fix Anti-Bullying Law

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey lawmakers have agreed to fix the state's anti-bullying law. The law was struck down in January when a state panel found it was a financial burden to school districts.

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Kennedy Center Plans Nordic Arts Festival in 2013

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Nordic artists will take over the Kennedy Center next year for a monthlong festival to cap a new season of programs in 2012 and 2013 that were announced Tuesday.

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NY, NJ, CT Politicians Seek Minimum Wage Increase

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Legislative leaders from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are pushing a novel, unified approach to promote higher minimum wages, hoping to spur a national movement and eliminate a major argument of opponents in the Northeast who say hikes hinder a state's competitiveness.

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Strauss-Kahn Hearing in NY Gets Delayed

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

A New York court has postponed a hearing on a lawsuit filed against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn by a woman who says he sexually assaulted her in a hotel.

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