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Ex-State Senator Nicholas Spano Pleads Guilty in Tax Case

Friday, February 10, 2012

Former state Sen. Nicholas Spano has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion.

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Pittsburgh Symphony Seeks Soloist via YouTube Contest

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra officials insist it's not "American Idol" meets Mozart.

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States, Banks Reach Foreclosure-Abuse Settlement

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Federal officials say the five largest mortgage lenders have reached a $25 billion settlement with 49 states over foreclosure abuses that took place after the housing bubble burst. They will have three years to fulfill the terms of the landmark deal announced Thursday.

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NJ Property Taxes Rise 2.4 percent

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Property taxes in New Jersey rose 2.4 percent in 2011 despite a 2 percent cap imposed by Gov. Chris Christie and the Legislature.

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NJ Agency Faulted for Handling Toddler's Case

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Child welfare officials in New Jersey failed to connect concerns of child abuse and domestic violence in the case of a 2-year-old whose father is accused of tossing her to her death still strapped in her car seat.

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Report Rips Port Authority for Ballooning WTC Costs

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The agency building the new World Trade Center has let costs get out of control, with the estimated price tag soaring nearly $4 billion over the last four years, auditors said Tuesday.

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City Vendor Who Alerted Police to Times Square Bomb Seeks Office

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

A New York City vendor who alerted police to an attempted car bombing in Times Square is running for Congress.

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Retired Cardinal Edward Egan Criticized for Abuse Comments

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Retired New York Cardinal Edward Egan is facing criticism from representatives of clergy sexual abuse victims for a recent interview in which he said he regretted apologizing for the priest abuse scandal in 2002 when he was bishop of Bridgeport.

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NYPD Officer Pleads Guilty in Gun Smuggling Case

Monday, February 06, 2012

A Brooklyn police officer pleaded guilty in a smuggling case involving guns, cigarettes and slot machines.

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Recordings of Brahms Piano Performance, Otto von Bismarck Discovered

Sunday, February 05, 2012

For the first time, 21st-century audiences are able to hear the voice of Otto von Bismarck, one of the 19th century's most important figures.

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Woman Charged With Stalking Yankees GM Cashman

Friday, February 03, 2012

A woman stalked and shook down New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, getting him to pay her $6,000 and demanding more by threatening to harm his reputation, prosecutors said Thursday.

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Police Commissioner: No Struggle Before Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Man

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Approximately 100 Bronx residents held a vigil and then marched to the 47th Police Precinct Friday night in the neighborhood where a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Ramarley Graham. Earlier in the day Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said a supervising sergeant and the officer who fatally shot the unarmed Graham had been placed on restricted duty.

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Trump Endorses Romney

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Donald Trump on Thursday announced his endorsement of Mitt Romney for president, saying the former Massachusetts governor is "not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country we all love."

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Police Shooting Suspect Arraigned, Held Without Bail

Thursday, February 02, 2012

A man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head has been charged with attempted murder after a prosecutor called the shooting an evil act.

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Staten Island Groundhog Chuck: Early Spring in Sight

Thursday, February 02, 2012

New York City's most famous groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, predicts it will be an early spring.

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Bloomberg Says He'll Close Budget Gap Without Taxes

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The draft Bloomberg is expected to release Thursday will close an anticipated $2 billion gap but won't include any taxes, his spokesman said.

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Romney Wins Fla. Primary as Returns Show Big Lead

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mitt Romney has won the Florida Republican presidential primary.

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Camilla Williams, Black Opera Pioneer, Dies at 92

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Camilla Williams, believed to be the first African-American woman to appear with a major U.S. opera company, has died. She was 92.

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Refusing to Back Down on Gay Marriage Stance, Christie Rips Lawmaker With Slang Term

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is using a slang term to refer to an openly gay state lawmaker who compared him to former segregationist Southern governors — calling Democratic Assemblyman Reed Gusciora "numb nuts."

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CT Police Chief Retires Amid Scandal

Monday, January 30, 2012

The police chief in East Haven, Conn., is retiring amid a scandal in which four of the department's officers are accused of harassing Latino residents.

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