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Prosecutors: Bus Driver in Fatal Bronx Crash Knew Risks

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The driver at the helm of a tour bus that crashed in a horrific accident last year, killing 15 passengers, knew the risks of fatigue and drove anyway despite a serious lack of sleep, prosecutors said Thursday as his manslaughter trial began.

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Staten Island to Get 'World's Largest' Ferris Wheel

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A 625-foot Ferris wheel, billed as the world's largest, is planned as part of a retail and hotel complex along the Staten Island waterfront.

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JFK Workers Say Security Searches Are Rushed

Thursday, September 27, 2012

JFK Airport security workers charge they're often rushed to complete searches of planes for items left behind by passengers.

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NFL Reaches Tentative Agreement with Refs

Thursday, September 27, 2012

So long, replacement refs. The NFL's regular crews will be back on the field starting Thursday night.

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NYPD Officer Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding Man

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A police officer has shot and killed a knife-wielding suspect inside a building in Manhattan.

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Bronx DA No Longer Prosecuting Some Stop-And-Frisk Cases

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Bronx district attorney's office is no longer prosecuting people stopped and arrested for trespassing unless the arresting officer ensures the arrest is warranted.

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Brooke Astor Home Auction Fetches $18.8M in NYC

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

An auction of the contents of philanthropist Brooke Astor's two homes brought in over $18.8 million, Sotheby's said Tuesday.

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Teen Confesses to Vandalizing Grimm’s Campaign Office, Police Say

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Police say a teenager has admitted vandalizing the campaign office of New York Congressman Michael Grimm.

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Romney, Obama Focus on US Posture Abroad

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney sparred over how best to address U.S. challenges abroad in nearly back-to-back addresses at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.

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Israelis fear PM is Meddling in US Politics

Saturday, September 22, 2012

It is a taboo for Israeli leaders to give even the slightest hint of favoritism in politics in the United States, Israel's closest ally. So some Israelis are squirming over a perception that their prime minister is siding with Republican Mitt Romney in the U.S. presidential race, in the belief he will take a harder line on archenemy Iran if elected.

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NY Zoo: Tiger That Mauled Man 'Did Nothing Wrong'

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A 400-pound tiger that mauled a man who jumped from a moving monorail train and plummeted over a protective fence at the Bronx Zoo will not be euthanized and "did nothing wrong," the zoo director said.

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Decades Later, Brooklyn Has Its Own Pro Team Again

Friday, September 21, 2012

Officials have formally cut the ribbon and opened the arena that will house Brooklyn's first big-league sports team in decades

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11 Gang Members Charged with Long Island Crimes

Friday, September 21, 2012

Prosecutors say they've charged 11 gang members with multiple murders, attempted murders and other crimes on Long Island.

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New Libyan Leader to Attend Clinton-Run NY Meeting

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Libya's newly-elected leader will join Egypt's president and the U.N. secretary-general for the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York City.

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Jobs Bill for Vets Bogs Down in Senate

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Senate blocked legislation Wednesday that would have established a $1 billion jobs program putting veterans back to work tending to the country's federal lands and bolstering local police and fire departments.

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Man Indicted in NYC Central Park Attack

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New York City prosecutors say a grand jury has voted to indict a drifter on charges he sexually assaulted a 73-year-old birdwatcher in Central Park.

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Subways to Display Controversial 'Jihad' Ad

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Transit officials say an ad it initially rejected for its "demeaning" language is expected to appear at 10 subway stations next week.

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Chicago Teachers Suspend Strike, Classes to Resume

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chicago teachers are suspending a seven-day strike in the nation's third-largest city, a move that will send thousands of students back to classrooms.

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Tornado Watch Issued for Region

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The National Weather Service has extended its tornado watch for New York City and Northern New Jersey until 9.p.m., and for Long Island, Westchester and southwest Connecticut until 11 p.m.

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2 Jets at JFK Searched After Bogus Threats

Monday, September 17, 2012

Authorities say two commercial passenger jets have been searched at John F. Kennedy International Airport because of an anonymous phone call claiming explosives were on them. They say no explosives have been found.

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