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Truck Hits 172nd Street Station

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The MTA is reporting that a truck hit an elevated structure at 172nd Street and Southern Blvd. in the Bronx and that there temporarily was no service in either direction on the 2 or 5 trains between 149th Street-Grand Concourse and East 180th Street Station.

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Packed Stores and Long Lines for Apple's Latest Release

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Customers waiting to pick up their iPhones at the Apple store in SoHo (Photo by Kate Hinds)

Customers waiting to pick up their iPhones at the Apple store in SoHo (Photo by Kate Hinds)

The newest iPhone went on sale this morning, ...

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Fed Will Keep Rates Low

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Federal Reserve indicated that Europe's debt crisis poses a risk to the U.S. economy and pledged to hold rates at record lows to make sure the recovery stays on track.

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Judge Signs Settlement in WTC Health Case

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lawyers for the responders to the September 11 attacks will be back in court today to try to strike a deal that would end a seven-year legal battle over the toxic fallout caused by the collapse of the World Trade Center.

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City Offers ‘Dollar’ Vans to Cushion Bus Cuts

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The city is launching a pilot project to allow private commuter vans to operate along some of the bus routes being eliminated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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Intexticated Drivers Beware

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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The NYPD is in the midst of a 24-hour crackdown on the practice on drivers talking on their cell phones.

Drivers who get caught talking or texting face a $130 dollar fine. The crackdown lasts until midnight. ...

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Times Square Car Bomb Suspect Pleads Guilty

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out the failed Times Square car bombing.

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Suit Seeks to Block Cap on Arts Vendors

Monday, June 21, 2010

Two New York street artists have filed a free-speech lawsuit to block new regulations that cap the number of art vendors in Manhattan's busiest parks.

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NY Lawmakers Say Stalled 9/11 Health Bill Gaining Momentum

Friday, June 18, 2010

New York lawmakers Kirsten Gillibrand, Carolyn Maloney and Anthony Weiner came to Ground Zero today to announce progress toward getting a stalled 9/11 health bill passed.

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Dispatches from U.S. vs Slovenia World Cup Game at Nevada Smiths

Friday, June 18, 2010

Reporting and photos by Femi Oke

My laptop is bouncing up and down, vibrating with the singing of 500 U.S. soccer fans willing their team onto victory against Slovenia. I’m at Nevada Smiths, a bar in the East Village where serious soccer fans watch "football." Everywhere you turn there ...

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Times Square Bomb Suspect Indicted in New York City

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad has been indicted in the botched May 1 car bombing.

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U.N. Estimates at Least 400,000 Displaced By Violence in Kyrgyzstan

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The U.N. has dramatically increased its estimate of the amount of people displaced by the crisis in southern Kyrgyzstan to 400,000.

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Bake-Sale Battle: A Look at the City's Suggested School Fundraisers

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

(Photo by Rachel from Cupcakes Take the Cake/flickr)

(Photo by Rachel from Cupcakes Take the Cake/flickr)

The city is proposing alternatives to traditional school bake sales in its 19-page booklet called: “Yes, You Can! A Fresh Look at Healthy Fundraisers ...

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Violent Clashes Continue in Kyrgyzstan

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Heavy fire rang out over the Kyrgyz city of Osh before dawn Wednesday as authorities struggled to bring order to the country's south, which has been thrust into chaos by days of deadly ethnic riots.

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Paterson Proposes Piecemeal Budget Extenders

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New York Governor David Paterson is releasing his next round of cuts in several budget bills.

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Governor Paterson Proposes Piecemeal Budget Extenders

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Governor David Paterson is releasing his next round of cuts in several budget bills.

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The Gulf Oil Spill: President Obama's Oval Office Address

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

After returning from his fourth trip to the Gulf Coast, President Obama addressed the nation tonight about his administration's efforts to contain the BP oil spill.

Read his speech below.

President Barack Obama's Address to the Nation on the BP Oil Spill
As Prepared for Delivery—

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NY Lawmakers Avoid State Government Shutdown

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lawmakers have averted a potential state government shutdown, passing Gov. David Paterson's emergency extension bill. It will allow New York to continue operating without a budget.

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NY Lawmakers Avoid State Government Shutdown

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lawmakers have averted a potential state government shutdown, passing Gov. David Paterson's emergency extension bill. It will allow New York to continue operating without a budget.

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Barron Says He'll Challenge Cuomo for Governor

Monday, June 14, 2010

Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron says there's not enough diversity on the Democratic ticket, and he'll run for governor to protest.

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