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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 ...


State Health Commissioner Stepping Down

Thursday, April 10, 2014

New York Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah will step down in June to take an executive position with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in California, the health department said late Wednesday.

Department spokesman Bill Schwarz said the move has been in the works for weeks. Dr. Howard Zucker, who is currently ...


David Letterman to Retire from 'Late Show'

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The late night funnyman made the announcement during a taping on Thursday.


Son-In-Law of Osama Bin Laden Convicted

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, has been convicted of conspiring to kill Americans by serving as al-Qaida's spokesperson after the September 11th attacks.

The verdict was returned Wednesday in federal court in lower Manhattan. The Kuwaiti clergyman could face life in prison.

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Defiant North Korea Fires Two Medium-Range Missiles

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

North Korea on Wednesday test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, South Korea said, a defiant challenge to a meeting by the leaders of rivals South Korea, Japan and the United States that focused on the North's security threat.

The launch of what are believed to be Rodong missiles would be a ...


Some Will Get Extra Time To Enroll In Health Insurance

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.

"We are experiencing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in ...


Report: Obama Plans To End NSA Sweeps Of Phone Calls

Monday, March 24, 2014

The National Security Agency may be getting out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on people's phone calls.

The Obama administration this week is expected to propose that Congress overhaul the electronic surveillance program by having phone companies hold onto the call records as ...


Revolutionary Opera Director Gerard Mortier Dies

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Gerard Mortier, a Belgian opera director whose nonconformist style often grated the tradition-bound elite and who became a fiercely avant-garde impresario, has died.

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