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'The Revenant' Leads Oscar Noms With 12, Only White Actors Again

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The brutal frontier saga “The Revenant” landed a leading 12 nominations for the 88th annual Academy, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers.

The strong showing for “The Revenant,” including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio, follows its win at the Golden Globes. It sets ...


U.S. Attorney Clears Cuomo in Ethics Panel Controversy

Monday, January 11, 2016

Preet Bharara's investigation concluded there's insufficient evidence that Cuomo and his office committed a federal crime by disbanding the Moreland Commission prematurely.


Judith Kaye, Longtime Leader of New York's Top Court, Dies at 77

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Kaye was first appointed to the bench in 1983, and named chief judge of the Court of Appeals in 1993. She served until 2008.

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North Korea Says It Has Conducted H-Bomb Test

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Soon after the ground shook around its nuclear testing facility, North Korea trumpeted its first hydrogen bomb test – a powerful, self-proclaimed “H-bomb of justice” that would mark a major and unanticipated advance for its still-limited nuclear arsenal.

Pyongyang’s announcement Wednesday was met with widespread skepticism, but whatever the North ...


NY Phil Conductor, Composer Pierre Boulez Has Died at Age 90

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Composer and Conductor Pierre Boulez, who led the New York Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra during the 1970s, has died at age 90.
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New York Congressman Steve Israel Says He's Retiring

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Israel was seen as a possible successor to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.


Grand Jury Declines to Indict Officer In Tamir Rice Shooting

Monday, December 28, 2015

A grand jury declined to indict a white rookie police officer in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black youngster who was shot to death while carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun, a prosecutor said Monday.

Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty said it was “indisputable” that ...


White Officer Won't Face Charges in Killing of Cleveland Boy

Monday, December 28, 2015

A grand jury declined to indict a white rookie police officer in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black boy who was shot to death while carrying a pellet gun.

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Exec Who Jacked Up Price Of A Life-Saving Drug Is Arrested

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager vilified in nearly every corner of America for buying a pharmaceutical company and jacking up the price of a life-saving drug more than fiftyfold, was arrested Thursday on securities fraud charges unrelated to the furor.

The boyish-looking 32-year-old entrepreneur – an unapologetically aggressive ...


Hung Jury in 1st Officer's Trial in Freddie Gray Case

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The charges carried maximum prison terms totaling 25 years. 


Jury Begins Deliberating in Skelos Case

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Verdict could hinge on key witness.


Rutgers Cleans House, Fires Athletic Director and Football Coach

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Following a dismal football season marked by scandal, the university has fired both its athletic director and football coach.


Ford Workers Approve Contract With UAW By Slim Margin

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Ford workers narrowly approved a new four-year contract, wrapping up five months of negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit automakers.

The UAW said late Friday that Ford's contract passed with a 51.4-percent vote. The agreement covers 53,000 U.S. hourly workers at 22 plants.

"There is no higher ...


How They Voted: Local Lawmakers Weigh in on Syrian Refugee Debate

Friday, November 20, 2015

A look at how the Congressional delegations from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut voted on the American SAFE Act of 2015.

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Appeals Court: White House Can't Protect 5 Million From Deportation

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

President Barack Obama's plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another setback Monday in a ruling from a New Orleans-based federal appeals court.

In a 2-1 decision, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas-based federal judge's injunction ...


Mizzou President Resigns Over Handling Of Racial Issues

Monday, November 09, 2015

The president of the University of Missouri System says he is resigning amid student criticism of his handling of racial issues. Tim Wolfe says his resignation is effective immediately. The announcement came at a special meeting of the university system’s governing body.

Black student groups have been complaining for months ...


Touting Rehab, Obama Calls for 2nd Chances After Prison

Monday, November 02, 2015

The President toured a drug rehab facility and met with former inmates Monday in Newark, New Jersey.

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Rutgers Student Charged with Attempted Murder in Stabbings

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Dorm confrontation leaves two people hospitalized.


NYPD Officer Dies After Gun Battle in East Harlem

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The NYPD says a police officer died after being shot in the head in a gun battle while pursuing a suspect following a report of shots fired.

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Philadelphia Orchestra Approves One-Year Musicians Contract

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The deal approved Monday increases the size of the ensemble from 95 to 96 members, while saving on health care costs.
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