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Target: Problem Is Fixed, But Customers Should Check Charge Accounts

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Target says it's fixed the problem that allowed credit and debit card information on as many as 40 million accounts to be stolen. It says credit card holders can continue to shop at its stores.

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Evening Newscast: Dozens Hurt in Theater Collapse

Thursday, December 19, 2013

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More than 80 people were injured when the roof or ceiling of London's Apollo Theatre collapsed. At least seven of the injuries were serious.  Several people were trapped and had to be rescued. The collapse happened during an evening performance.  One survivor described the scene as "complete chaos."

The White House said it would veto new congressional legislation that would toughen sanctions against Iran. Senators from both parties introduced the legislation today.  The bill sets restrictions that would go into effect if Tehran violates an interim nuclear deal it reached with world powers last month or lets the agreement expire without a long-term accord. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the sanctions would undermine American diplomatic efforts.

New York City's Council voted in favor of expanding the city's 12-year-old ban on indoor smoking to include electronic cigarettes, the first ban of its kind for the nicotine delivery devices. The vote was 43 to 8.  Speaker Christine Quinn said in the hours before the expected vote there wasn't enough evidence yet to know whether the nicotine inhalers are truly safe.  She said allowing the devices into restaurants, bars and other places where cigarettes are now banned could "re-normalize" public smoking. Manufacturers say the vapor mist from e-cigarettes is harmless.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio unveiled a new campaign to win New York State lawmakers over to a tax increase on the wealthy so that he can expand pre-kindergarten and after school programs in New York City's public schools. UPKNYC includes children's and education advocacy groups, business leaders, actress Cynthia Nixon and film producer Harvey Weinstein.  De Blasio described the coalition as a "grassroots" effort.

Tonight, partly cloudy, not as cold as last night, low 37.  Tomorrow, Friday, partly cloudy, breezy, high 50.  Showers expected this weekend.

 

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Once-Stolen Stradivarius Sells for $2.3 million

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

An antique Stradivarius violin that was stolen from its owner at a London railway station in 2010 has fetched almost 1.4 million pounds ($2.3 million) at auction.

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Latest Newscast: Senate Passes Budget, NYC's Immigrants Reach Record Numbers

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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Good evening, here are the latest headlines from the WNYC newsroom.

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Latest Newscast: Budget Bill Advances, Senate Intelligence Committee Demands CIA Report, SUNY Drops LICH Plan

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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Good evening, here are the latest headlines from the WNYC newsroom.

Pa. DA: Charges Coming in Death of NYC Student

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Criminal charges are coming in the death of a New York City college student who was forced to run a gauntlet during a fraternity ritual, a northeastern Pennsylvania prosecutor said Thursday.

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Latest Newscast: NYC to Require Flu Shots for 150k Chidren, Radioactive Site in Queens

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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Egads. There's a New Cockroach in Town

Monday, December 09, 2013

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The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan's West Side into one of New York's newest tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind of visitor: A cockroach that can withstand harsh winter cold and never seen before in the U.S.

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Montana Appeals Teacher's Rape Sentence

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The Montana attorney general's office is asking the state Supreme Court to throw out a 30-day sentence given to a teacher who raped a 14-year-old girl, saying the punishment was illegally lenient.

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Plan To Fix Illinois Pension Crisis Faces Vote

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Illinois lawmakers are convening in the state capitol for what could be a historic vote to finally close the gap on the state's $100 billion public pension shortfall.

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Thai Protests Ease As Police Lift Key Barricades

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Anti-government protesters swarmed into the Thai prime minister's office compound today, as police stood by and watched, allowing them to claim a symbolic victory.

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Investigators Recover 2nd 'Black Box' From Derailed Train

Monday, December 02, 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board says investigators plan to interview the engineer and conductor of the train involved in a fatal derailment in New York City.

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Spain Court Acquits Pianist of 'Noise Pollution'

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In a widely watched case, a Spanish court has acquitted a 28-year-old concert pianist on charges of causing noise pollution and psychological damage to a neighbor.

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Sandy Hook Prosecutor: No Motive Found for Newtown School Shootings

Monday, November 25, 2013

The prosecutor who led the investigation into the Newtown school shootings says it did not determine a motive for the attack.

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Secret US-Iran Talks Set Stage For Nuclear Deal

Monday, November 25, 2013

With their destination and mission among America's closest guarded secrets, a small group of officials hand-picked by President Obama engaged in high-level talks with Iran.

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Alex Rodriguez Walks Out of Own Grievance Hearing

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Alex Rodriguez walked out of his grievance hearing Wednesday after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify.

Horowitz was in the midst of the 11th day of hearings on the grievance filed by the players' association to overturn the 211-game suspension given to Rodriguez by ...

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Princeton to Use Meningitis Vaccine Not Approved in U.S.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Princeton University officials decided Monday to make available a meningitis vaccine that hasn't been approved in the U.S. to stop the spread of the sometimes deadly disease on campus.

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Here's Why They Called Her the 'Duchess of Carnegie Hall'

Friday, November 08, 2013

Editta Sherman, a photographer dubbed the "Duchess of Carnegie Hall," died last week at age 101. Here's a gallery of her portraits of classical musicians.

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Typhoon Blasts Philippines, At Least Four Dead

Friday, November 08, 2013

One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines today, killing at least four people and forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes.

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Kerry In Geneva As Hopes Of Iran Deal Rise

Friday, November 08, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry is warning of significant differences between Iran and six world powers trying to fashion an agreement offering sanctions reductions for nuclear concessions.

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