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NY Court Reverses Stop and Frisk Conviction

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

A New York appeals court has reversed the conviction of a 14-year-old boy arrested after a street search turned up a weapon in his backpack.

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Stolen Salvador Dali Painting Mailed Back to NYC

Monday, July 02, 2012

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service says a stolen Salvador Dali painting has been mailed back to New York from Europe and intercepted at Kennedy International Airport.

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Union and Con Ed Set to Meet on Thursday

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Union leaders and Consolidated Edison have scheduled talks for Thursday to see if a solution can be reached following failed contract talks and a lockout on Sunday.

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Former Israeli PM Shamir Dies at 96

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who clung throughout his life to the belief that Israel should hang on to territory and never trust an Arab regime, has died. He was 96.

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Islamist Morsi Sworn In as Egypt's President

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Islamist Mohammed Morsi promised a "new Egypt" and unwavering support to the powerful military as he took the oath of office Saturday to become the country's first freely elected president, succeeding Hosni Mubarak who was ousted 16 months ago.

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Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty in NJ to Tax Charges

Friday, June 29, 2012

Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty Friday to not paying federal taxes on more than $1.5 million earned over three years.

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Peter Madoff Pleads Guilty, Blaming Brother

Friday, June 29, 2012

The younger brother of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff - the loyal No. 2 at an investment firm that fronted a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme - pleaded guilty Friday, agreeing to serve 10 years in prison and saying he was "in total shock" when he learned of the fraud.

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House Votes to Hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The House has approved a historic resolution to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress โ€” the first time a sitting Cabinet member has been held in contempt.

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Madoff's Brother to Plead Guilty in Fraud Case: Court

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The brother of Ponzi scheme king Bernard Madoff is scheduled to plead guilty in New York this week in the criminal case resulting from the multibillion-dollar fraud.

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Beach Bummer: Shore Closings Spiked in NY, NJ Last Year

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Jersey had the fourth-best beach water quality in the nation last year, and New York ranked No 24 out of coastal states โ€” while the number of closures or advisories doubled in the Empire State, according to a report.

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Appeals Court Hears FDNY Discrimination Case

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A city lawyer told a federal appeals panel Tuesday that a judge who called New York City's Fire Department "a stubborn bastion of white male privilege" went way beyond his authority by effectively taking over the department's hiring process.

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Composer, Lyricist Richard Adler Dies at 90 in NY

Friday, June 22, 2012

Composer and lyricist Richard Adler, who won Tony Awards for co-writing the songs for such hit musicals as "The Pajama Game" and "Damn Yankees," has died. He was 90.

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NYPD: Man Swipes Dali Painting from Art Gallery

Friday, June 22, 2012

Police are looking for a man who stole a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting from a New York art gallery.

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Leading Film Critic Andrew Sarris has Died at 83

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Andrew Sarris, a leading movie critic during a golden age for reviewers who popularized the French reverence for directors and inspired debate about countless films and filmmakers, died Wednesday. He was 83.

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Cuomo, Lawmakers Agree to Sweeping Reform of Disabled Care

Monday, June 18, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers have agreed on legislation to strengthen the way the state treats New Yorkers with special needs and disabilities, a system marred by decades of abuse and death.

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Guilty Plea in NY 'Mini al-Qaida' Cell Case

Monday, June 18, 2012

A New Yorker accused of trying to start what prosecutors called "a mini al-Qaida cell" pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of conspiracy and providing material support to a terrorist organization.

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Liu Proposes Income Tax Hike for City's Top 1 Percent

Thursday, June 14, 2012

New York City Comptroller John Liu says the city's income tax system is unfair and top earners should pay more. He released a plan on Thursday that would cut taxes for 99 percent of the city's residents, while boosting tax rates for joint filers who earn more than $500,000 a year.

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Former 'Goodfellas' Gangster Henry Hill Dies in LA

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Henry Hill, who went from small-time gangster to big-time celebrity when his life as a mobster-turned-FBI informant became the basis for the Martin Scorsese film "Goodfellas," died Tuesday. He was 69.

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Democratic Leaders Agree on NJ Budget Framework

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Democratic leaders in the Senate and Assembly have reached agreement among themselves on a framework for next year's state budget.

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Christie Tells Cabinet to Prepare for Possible Shutdown

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Gov. Chris Christie is asking his cabinet members to prepare contingency plans in case he needs to shut down New Jersey's government if he can't reach an agreement on a new budget.

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