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Jury Convicts 1st Defendent in NJ Schoolyard Attacks

Monday, May 24, 2010

The first defendant to be tried for a triple murder in a schoolyard that shocked New Jersey's largest city into action has been convicted on all counts. A jury returned the verdict today in state Superior Court in Newark against Rodolfo Godinez. He was among six men and boys charged ...


Texas Curriculum Swings Right

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Texas State Board of Education adopted new social studies and history guidelines Friday for classrooms in an ideological debate over academic standards that has drawn intense scrutiny.


Scientists Create "Synthetic Cell"

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Scientists say they've made a huge advance in their quest to create artificial life. They've produced a living cell powered by manmade DNA.


Stock Market Falls, Unemployment Claims High

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The stock market tumbled again Thursday after investors' already bleak view of the world economy worsened with another drop in the euro and disappointing U.S. employment news.


Holder Says Pakistani Taliban Behind Bomb

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Faisal Shahzad is the only suspect for for the failed bomb attempt.


Staten Island Ferry Passengers Injured at Dock

Saturday, May 08, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - Emergency workers have responded to a Staten Island Ferry terminal after some passengers were injured when one of the boats struck a pier at the dock on Staten Island.


Gov. Paterson Says He Was Source for Times Story

Thursday, March 18, 2010

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. David Paterson says he was the first person to reveal to the media a conversation he had with the woman at the center of a domestic violence scandal involving one of his aides.

In an interview today with John Gambling on WOR radio, Paterson ...


Plane with Dead Pilot Lands Safely

Thursday, June 18, 2009

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration says a plane carrying a pilot who died in mid-flight has landed safely at the airport in Newark, N.J.

Spokeswoman Arlene Salac says Continental Airlines Flight 61 landed at 11:49 a.m.

Airline spokeswoman Kelly Cripe says the pilot died of natural causes Thursday on ...


Governor to Tap Chief Counsel as Next AG

Thursday, August 24, 2006

New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine will tap his chief counsel, Stuart Rabner, to replace outgoing Attorney General Zulima Farber, according to a senior state official.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity, so as not to upstage a news conference the governor has planned for 5 p.m. Thursday.

Before he ...


Front-Runner Cuomo Attacked in AG Debate

Thursday, August 17, 2006

(AP) The three Democrats trailing Andrew Cuomo in the polls for state attorney general took turns attacking the front-runner Thursday night in the first debate before the party's September primary.

Mark Green, the former New York City public advocate, attacked Cuomo's record as head of the federal Housing and Urban Development ...


Con Ed Reports Problems on Manhattan's East Side

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Con Edison says it is experiencing some underground electrical problems on Manhattan's East side and it is urging its customers there to stop using non-essential electricity. The effected area is between 40th Street and 14th Street, from Fifth Avenue to the East River.

Con Ed spokesman Chris Olert says the request ...


NYC Building Collapses After Blast, Fire

Monday, July 10, 2006

A four-story building on Manhattan's East Side went up in flames and collapsed Monday after what witnesses said was a thunderous explosion that rocked the upscale neighborhood.

At least 10 people were injured, including five civilians and five firefighters, the Fire Department said. One of the injured included a doctor who ...


NYC Transit Union Calls Selective Strike

Friday, December 16, 2005

The New York City transit union called Friday for a strike against two private bus lines after a night of intense bargaining failed to produce a deal - a development that does not immediately affect the subways that shuttle millions of people each day.

The move escalates pressure on the Metropolitan ...


Suspect in NYPD Shooting Was Once a Rising Star

Saturday, December 10, 2005

A dozen years ago, Lillo Brancato Jr. was going to be a star. The unknown actor earned critical acclaim opposite his idol, Robert De Niro, in the 1993 movie "A Bronx Tale." He played the Oscar winner's son in the story of a teen torn between two role models - ...


Corzine Wins New Jersey

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Democrats cleaned up big in off-year elections from New Jersey to California, sinking the candidate who embraced President Bush in the final days of the Virginia governor's campaign. They also turned back all four of GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's efforts to reshape state government.

Democratic Sen. Jon Corzine easily won the ...


Jury Convicts Man in Shoulder-fired Missile Case

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

A federal jury on Wednesday convicted a former British clothing merchant of attempting to sell shoulder-launched missiles to what he believed was a terrorist group planning to shoot down airliners.

The sting operation involving undercover agents from several nations became the first terrorism prosecution in New Jersey after the 2001 attacks. ...


Police Crack Down on Monthly Bike Protest

Monday, March 28, 2005

Bicyclists participating in the monthly Critical Mass rides accused the police of trying to suppress their protests.

Police arrested 37 people involved in Friday night's ride and charged them with disorderly conduct. The also seized 50 bicycles that were locked nearby. The group's lawyer, Norman Seigal, said the seizures were illegal, ...


WTC Remnants to be Preserved

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has drafted a plan for conserving column bases and other remnants of the World Trade Center at a new transit hub at the site.

The plan, issued Tuesday, would preserve "to the maximum extent possible" 84 column bases from the north tower ...


Wiretap Results in Weapons Charges

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

US authorities have charged 18 people with weapons trafficking. Officials say the scheme was to smuggle grenade launchers, shoulder-fired missiles and other Russian military weapons into the country.

US Attorney David Kelly says the arrests resulted from a year-long wiretap investigation that used a confidential informant posing as an arms trafficker ...


Minorities Represent 19% of Top City Jobs

Monday, March 14, 2005

Minority groups are complaining that they are locked out of high-ranking positions in almost every agency in city government.

City personnel records show that top positions in most city agency, African-Americans, Latinos and Asians make up about 57 percent of the city's workforce but only represent 19 percent of its senior ...