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Son-In-Law of Osama Bin Laden Convicted

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, has been convicted of conspiring to kill Americans by serving as al-Qaida's spokesperson after the September 11th attacks.

The verdict was returned Wednesday in federal court in lower Manhattan. The Kuwaiti clergyman could face life in prison.

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NJ Senator Bombarded with Complaints About Sandy Aid

Monday, March 10, 2014

As Sen. Robert Menendez prepares to chair a hearing in Washington this week on Sandy recovery funds, he's getting an earful from constituents.

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Latest Newscast: Obama Warns Russia on Ukraine, Charters Showdown in NYC

Friday, February 28, 2014

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Here are the latest headlines from the WNYC newsroom.

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Deal Reached on Future of Long Island College Hospital

Thursday, February 20, 2014

SUNY will be allowed to rid itself of the money-losing LICH, and community members opposed to closing the hospital will get a voice in its redevelopment.

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Expect A Tough Friday Commute

Friday, February 14, 2014

The latest winter storm is on its way out but things will still be messy as early snow fall creates some slushy conditions. Check our Transit Tracker for up-to-date rail and subway information.

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PHOTOS: Celebrating the New Year in Chinatown

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Watch how New Yorkers ushered in the Year of the Horse during festivities in Chinatown on Sunday.

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All Your Snow Updates Right Here. Also, It's Freezing Outside

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

School closures, transit updates, airport news, snow plow maps and more. This is where you'll find the latest information to help you navigate today's snowy, single-digit-temperature commute.

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More New Yorkers Turning To Food Pantries

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A household of three lost $29 on average in monthly food stamps when a temporary benefit from the federal stimulus expired in November. The Food Bank for New York City says this led to an increase in visitors at 85 percent of the city's food pantries and soup kitchens compared to the previous November.

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Remains Are Autistic Teen's; Family to Sue City

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The New York City medical examiner's office says that human remains found along the East River are those of 14 year-old Avonte Oquendo, an autistic student missing for three months.

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In Sign of Progressive Tilt, City to Expand Paid Sick Leave

Friday, January 17, 2014

In his first major legislative announcement, Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed expanding paid sick leave to more workers in the city.

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New Yorkers on Baseball's New Instant Replay: Meh

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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"The game is slow enough as it is," says Liam O'Connor of Brooklyn, "so it’s not like it's going to take any more time."

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New, Young and Progressive Council Members Inaugurated

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Several New York City Council members took their oaths of office on Sunday.

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Newark Poet, Playwright Amiri Baraka Dies at 79

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Named New Jersey's Poet Laureate in 2002, Baraka was known for his powerful manifestos, from the racial fury of "Dutchman," to the September 11 diatribe "Somebody Blew Up America."

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De Blasio Ally Mark-Viverito Elected Council Speaker

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Harlem Democrat was elected unanimously after her main rival withdrew just before the vote.

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Can NYS Afford $2 Billion in Tax Cuts?

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to cut more than $2 billion in taxes for New Yorkers.

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ASPCA Gets Out of the Animal Cruelty Enforcement Business

Monday, January 06, 2014

Reporting an animal cruelty case? You should now call 311 or 911 if you see a crime taking place.

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A Long, Cold Wait to Meet the Mayor at Gracie Mansion

Sunday, January 05, 2014

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Hot cocoa and cider helped warm visitors and pass the time but some complained about the port-a-potty only, no restroom option.

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Danger of Hypothermia Spreads as Wind Chill Dips

Friday, January 03, 2014

It's Code Blue in New York City as the wind chill factor threatened to dip below zero late Friday and early Saturday.

 

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De Blasio Appoints Flurry of Progressives

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Last-minute picks include those with deep government experience—including from the Obama Administration.

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Goodbye to NYC's Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides?

Monday, December 30, 2013

Central Park horse-drawn carriage drivers are up in arms over the mayor-elect's announcement that he's putting an end to their business.

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