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Ex- Rutgers Student Wants Hate Crime Convictions Dismissed

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

A former Rutgers University student who was convicted of hate crimes for using a webcam to see a snippet of his roommate kissing another man is asking a judge to overturn the jury's verdict.

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Christie Shrugs Off Kimmel's Fat Jokes

Monday, April 30, 2012

Governor Chris Christie says having a sexy television star seated beside him made it easier to absorb the fat jokes Jimmy Kimmel made at his expense during the White House Correspondents' Club dinner.

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Husband of Bronx SUV Crash Victim Says He Can't Feel

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Authorities say an out-of-control van plunged off a roadway near the Bronx Zoo in New York City, killing seven people, including three children.

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Sister of Suspected Subway Plotter Gives Tearful Testimony as Trial Winds Down

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The sister of a man accused in an alleged plot in 2009 to attack New York's subways with suicide bombs testified in his terror trial Wednesday as both sides wrapped up their arguments in the trial of the man accused of plotting the attacks in 2009.

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Conn. Governor Signs Bill to Repeal Death Penalty

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed legislation into law that abolishes Connecticut's death penalty for future crimes. The Democrat signed the bill on Wednesday afternoon, behind closed doors, with no ceremony or fanfare. Connecticut joins 16 other states that have abolished capital punishment.

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Top NJ Officials Discuss High-Speed Police Escorts

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New Jersey's top state law enforcement officials discussed high-speed police escorts during a meeting Wednesday.

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Bird Strike Forces Flight to Make Emergency Landing in NY

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A JetBlue aircraft bound for West Palm Beach, Fla., made an emergency landing at a suburban New York airport shortly after hitting birds upon takeoff.

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Suffolk Co. to Layoff 315 Employees

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lawmakers on eastern Long Island have approved a plan to trim the payroll by 315 jobs by July 1.

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Faulty Valve Blamed for 2010 Staten Island Ferry Crash

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board says a faulty valve caused a Staten Island ferry accident that injured several people and caused minor damage.

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Girl, 13, Killed; Mother Wounded in Harlem

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

NYPD officers wounded a suspect outside a Washington Heights apartment after he fatally shot a 13-year-old girl and critically injured her mother, officials say.

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Prosecutor: Clemens Told 'Lies to Cover Up Lies'

Monday, April 23, 2012

The complexity of the Roger Clemens perjury retrial showed itself in many ways Monday - before a jury that knows little about baseball.

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NYer Who Became al-Qaida Member Testifies

Monday, April 23, 2012

A New Yorker who became a sworn member of al-Qaida has begun testifying at a terrorism trial in Brooklyn.

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Death Penalty Repeal Carries Risk for CT Gov

Sunday, April 22, 2012

As he prepares to sign a repeal of Connecticut's death penalty into law, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy says that even if he doesn't have the support of all voters, he is sticking to his own convictions, formed by his experiences as a New York City prosecutor who helped lock up four people in homicide cases.

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Heavy Rain in East, April Snowflakes for Some

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A spring nor'easter along the East Coast on Sunday is expected to bring rain and heavy winds and even snow in some places as it strengthens into early Monday, a punctuation to a relatively dry stretch of weather for the Northeast.

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As Albany Turns, Speaker Silver Thrives

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is no longer the top Democrat in New York politics. He faces the ambitious Gov. Andrew Cuomo who is closely allied with the state Senate's Republican majority. And Silver has mustered - with rare difficulty - votes that infuriated his base support among public employee unions.

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Defense Worried About Zimmerman's Safety in Fla.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

George Zimmerman is getting out of jail. Now his defense team has to worry about keeping the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of gunning down Trayvon Martin safe on the outside.

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Mourners Honor Fallen NYC Firefighter

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A New York City fire lieutenant who died fighting a Brooklyn blaze is being laid to rest on Long Island.

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Met Museum Guard Shoots Himself in Leg

Friday, April 20, 2012

Police say a security guard at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art accidentally shot himself in the leg in the basement of the building.

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Zimmerman Apologizes for Shooting; Gets $150K Bail

Friday, April 20, 2012

Telling Trayvon Martin's parents and a national TV audience "I am sorry for the loss of your son," neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman took the witness stand in an extraordinary move Friday during his bail hearing, making his first public comments since fatally shooting the unarmed teenager.

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Diplomat's Wife Injured by Stray Bullet in Queens

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Police say a stray bullet wounded the wife of a Sudanese diplomat while she was walking with her two young children.

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