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Princeton Keeps Wilson's Name, Despite Protests on Campus

Monday, April 04, 2016

Despite controversy, Princeton's trustees have voted to keep the former president's name.


North Carolina Beats Syracuse To Advance To NCAA Final

Sunday, April 03, 2016

In their quest for a sixth title, the Tar Heels handily defeated the Orange, 83-66. North Carolina moves on to face Villanova, playing for their second championship, on Monday night.


Villanova Defeats Oklahoma, 95-51, In NCAA Final Four Blowout

Saturday, April 02, 2016

This was the biggest Final Four semifinal win ever, eclipsing the 34-point wins by Cincinnati over Oregon State in 1962 and Michigan State over Penn in 1979.


Grammy-Winning Latin Jazz Saxophonist Leandro "Gato" Barbieri Dies At 83

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Barbieri composed the Grammy-winning instrumental music for the Marlon Brando film "Last Tango in Paris." Last year, he received a Latin Grammy lifetime achievement award.


Albany Budget Deal Includes $15 Wage, Family Leave Plans

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The deal is part of a broader state budget proposal that also contains $1 billion in tax cuts that lawmakers hoped to pass late Thursday before a Friday deadline.


Largest Wildfire In Kansas History Continues To Burn

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The fire has burned hundreds of thousands of acres of prairie and ranch land in Oklahoma and Kansas. An Easter snowfall has provided some help to firefighters.


Prosecutors Won't Seek Jail Time for Ex-NYPD Officer Peter Liang

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson is recommending no jail time for Peter Liang in the shooting death of Akai Gurley in November 2014.

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Obama Pledges U.S. Support To Belgium After Attacks

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The president pledged to "do whatever is necessary" to help Belgian authorities seek justice for the people killed in the attacks.


Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Lead The Way; John Kasich Takes Ohio

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gained crucial victories on Tuesday with both candidates winning Florida and John Kasich takes his home-state of Ohio. 

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Ray Tomlinson, Inventor Of Modern Email, Dies

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Raymond Tomlinson, the inventor of modern email and selector of the "@" symbol, has died.

Raytheon Co., his employer, on Sunday confirmed his death; the details were not immediately available.

Email existed in a limited capacity before Tomlinson in that electronic messages could be shared amid multiple people within a ...


Romney: GOP Should Pick Cruz, Rubio Or Kasich – Not Trump

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Mitt Romney says Donald Trump lacks the temperament and the integrity to be president – and that the GOP should pick one of the other three candidates.

He says, the only serious policy proposals that deal with the broad range of national challenges we confront today, come from Ted Cruz, ...


Denny Hamlin Wins Daytona 500

Sunday, February 21, 2016

With a Hail Mary move, Denny Hamlin ended Joe Gibbs' 23-year drought at the Daytona 500.

Gibbs made it clear that he had no use for the victories his drivers collected in the exhibition races leading into Sunday's season-opener. The three-time Super Bowl winning coach was focused only on the ...


Donald Trump Projected to Win South Carolina Primary

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Donald Trump is projected to win the Republican race in South Carolina, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are in a close race for second.


'To Kill A Mockingbird' Author Harper Lee Has Died At 89

Friday, February 19, 2016

Harper Lee, the elusive author whose “To Kill a Mockingbird” became an enduring best-seller and classic film with its child’s-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, has died. She was 89.

HarperCollins spokeswoman Tina Andreadis confirmed the author’s death to The Associated Press on Friday.

For most ...


Not All Bedbugs Are the Same

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

While bedbugs in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn may all appear to be the same, scientists say there's genetic diversity.


Cruz Beats Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders in Tight Dem Race

Monday, February 01, 2016

While both parties caucused on the same night in Iowa, they did so with different rules.


New Jersey To Take Over Atlantic City's Finances

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Gov. Chris Christie says the seaside gambling resort is incapable of getting its finances together after years of overspending.


City Officials Strike Deal on Carriage Horses in Central Park

Monday, January 18, 2016

The agreement would reduce the number of horses and build a stable in the park, a compromise on de Blasio's campaign promise to end the carriage horses.

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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.