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Six Flags to End Safari Drive-Thrus

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey will be closing its animal sanctuary a month early this season and says in the future it will no longer let visitors drive their own vehicles through the park.

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Human Skeletal Remains Found at LaGuardia Airport

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fragments of a human skeleton have been found in a remote area of New York's LaGuardia Airport.

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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Granted Asylum by Ecuador

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ecuador said Thursday that it was granting asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a decision that thrilled supporters but will do little to defuse the standoff at the Latin American nation's London embassy, where the Australian ex-hacker has been holed up for almost two months.

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VIP Loans for Rep. Ed Towns Excluded from Subpoena

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that a Democratic committee chairman overrode his own subpoena three years ago in an investigation of former subprime mortgage lender Countrywide to exclude records showing that he, other House members and aides got discounted loans from the company.

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Investigators Probe Deadly Long Island House Explosion

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Investigators are sifting through the debris of a house destroyed in an apparent gas-related explosion that killed a toddler and injured 17 others.

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Clinton, Minnelli Among Stars at Hamlisch Funeral

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Friends and admirers of Marvin Hamlisch including Bill Clinton and Ann-Margret gathered Tuesday in New York City to bid farewell to the celebrated songwriter hailed as "the people's composer."

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NY Regulator Says Bank Settles Iran Money Probe

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New York's financial regulator said Tuesday that his agency has reached a $340 million settlement with Standard Chartered Bank to resolve an investigation into whether the British bank schemed with the Iranian government to launder $250 billion from 2001 to 2007.

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4 Teens Injured in NYC Playground Shooting

Monday, August 13, 2012

Four teens have been injured in a shooting at a Brooklyn playground. Police said the teens were at the playground on Fulton Street around 6:30 p.m. Monday when the shots were fired.

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Romney Names Paul Ryan as Vice Presidential Running Mate

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney introduced Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, turning to the architect of a deeply conservative and intensely controversial long-term budget plan to remake Medicare and cut trillions in federal spending.

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Bloomberg: NYPD Officer Shot Will Leave Hospital Soon

Friday, August 10, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says an NYPD sergeant who was shot this week should be out of the hospital in a couple of days.

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Government Won't Prosecute Goldman Sachs in Probe

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The U. S. Justice Department says it will not bring criminal charges against Goldman Sachs or its employees for selling investors complicated packages of mortgage-backed securities and then under-representing how risky they were.

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Judge: Giants, Jets Suit Over Megamall Premature

Thursday, August 09, 2012

A judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by the New York Giants and New York Jets to halt a megamall in New Jersey's Meadowlands, though the teams can still file legal challenges.

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Former NY Liberal Party Chair Dies at 77

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Raymond Harding, the former leader of New York state's Liberal Party whose last years were marked by scandal, has died.

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NYPD Officer Shot in Legs During Chase in Queens

Thursday, August 09, 2012

A New York City police sergeant who was shot in both legs on a Queens street was in stable condition Thursday morning, and police are questioning a suspect.

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Renowned Art Critic Robert Hughes Dead at 74

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Renowned Australian art critic and historian Robert Hughes has died after a long illness. He was 74.

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Twitter Subpoenaed Over Threats to Mike Tyson Show

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The NYPD has used a subpoena to force Twitter to disclose information about the source of a tweet saying "people are gonna die" at the Broadway theater staging a one-man show by former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson, the department said Tuesday.

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First Pictures from Curiosity’s Martian Adventure

Monday, August 06, 2012

NASA is marveling over the Mars rover’s first photographs — grainy, black-and-white images of Martian gravel, a mountain at sunset and, most exciting of all, the spacecraft's white-knuckle plunge through the red planet's atmosphere.

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Knight Avoids Collapse With $400M Lifeline

Monday, August 06, 2012

Knight Capital Group survived a near-death experience on Monday, lining up Wall Street firms to lend it badly needed cash after the brokerage lost $440 million last week when a malfunction in its trading system flooded the market with erroneous trades.

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Christie Signs Major Teacher-Tenure Overhaul

Monday, August 06, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed an overhaul to New Jersey's tenure laws.

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Touchdown: NASA Rover Curiosity Lands on Mars

Monday, August 06, 2012

In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet's past.

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