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Norway Arrests 3 Men on Terrorism Charges

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Those arrested are suspected of planning terrorist attacks, and having ties to al-Qaeda.

 

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Latin Alternative Music Conference Hits NY

Thursday, July 08, 2010

This week, New York City hosts the Latin Alternative Music Conference, the annual festival of Spanish-language rock, hip-hop, and electronic music that connects artists and managers to likeminded members of the music industry and future fans.

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East Coast Gets Relief from Heat, Not Humidity

Thursday, July 08, 2010

After four days of a steamy heat wave swamped much of the Eastern Seaboard, 80- or 90-degrees sounds pretty good.

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The Lede: Cuomo's Travel, Nemazee's Money, Taylor's Critique

Thursday, July 08, 2010

WNYC

Cuomo is traveling to Syracuse on official business, and later, to have a fund-raiser.

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Politics

NY Dems Want to Expel Espada from Their Ranks

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The New York State Democratic Party is taking the extraordinary step of trying to remove from its ranks a Bronx State Senator whose scandals, they say, could ruin election hopes for Democrats all over the state.

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The Lede: Sampson's Ride, Tusk's Campaigns

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

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Bradley Tusk: "Would I love to run a presidential campaign someday? Sure, theoretically, it would be fun."

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Al Qaeda Leader Charged in Bomb Plot

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

A new indictment says the failed New York City bomb plot was led by Al Qaeda.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Crime on the New York Waterfront

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Nathan Ward tells the story of the world of the old New York waterfront—which was as violent and mob-controlled as it appears in Hollywood movies. In Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront, he recounts a web of crime revealed by a New York Sun reporter covering the murder of a West Side boss stevedore, in 1948.

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WQXR News

Free Swimming Classes at New York City Pools

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Swimming classes start this week at New York City public pools. The city Department of Parks & Recreation’s free "Learn to Swim" classes are open to children and adults at 35 of the city's 54 pools. The first round of classes begins Wednesday after Tuesday’s registration period.

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Queens Imam Ahmad Afzali Deported

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

A Queens imam has been deported after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into a suicide bomb plot against the New York City transit system. The lawyer for Ahmad Afzali says the imam and his wife left for Saudi Arabia on Monday.

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Con Ed Preps for Record Electricity Use

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

More than 3 million customers in New York City are expected to turn on their AC to beat the summer heat.

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NYC Officials Prepare for Summer Heat

Monday, July 05, 2010

Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s today, and exceed 100 degrees on Tuesday.

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The Lede: Kruger's Money, Cuomo's Role

Monday, July 05, 2010

WNYC

Steele faces more heat from Republicans.

Savino says she didn't realize what was in the deficit reduction plan she voted for.

Chris Smith says Cuomo is now the fourth man in Albany's "three men in a room" game.

Kagan backs a judicial nominee Schumer blocked.

Gillibrand wears sunglasses at Byrd's funeral.

Cuomo supports the mosque at Ground Zero. Lazio opposes it.

NY Post: "[T]he overall budget grew 6 percent, even as fiscal doomsday still looms. Quinn and Bloomberg should've taken their cues from Gov. Paterson."

Seifman says some member items from last year still haven't been paid.

Kruger gets hit for campaign spending. "$180 for candy, $302 for online music from iTunes, and $513 for Russian language tapes. His flower bill was $2,060."

More legal trouble for Espada.

Here's a video of Gillibrand at a Gay Pride Shabbat.

Maloney: "Somehow the politically correct position on the deficit has become cut, cut, cut, irrespective of the economic consequences."

DN: "Carving out a special tax hike just for the most generous New Yorkers is perverse, even by Albany standards."

"The city's murder rate is up 11% so far this year."

Vielkind: "So there is a tacit acceptance among lawmakers--mixed with equal measures of exasperation and hope--that they will be back. Besides the budget, major and minor bills remain unresolved."

Shinnecock Indians also have to get their land recognized before they can open a casino.

NYT: "The state’s politicians should also stop chasing gamblers."

Stachowski's opponent gets the Independence Party nod.

Levin and Lopez get hit for initially opposing the Domino development plan. DN says "no tweaks should have been necessary for a project that was brilliantly conceived from the get-go."

Weingarten may be a transformative leader, says an education columnist.

Gaskell asks what counts as success in Afghanistan.

And pictured above: Cuomo at a July 4th parade on Staten Island, with supporters Rep. Mike McMahon, Assemblyman Mike Cusick, and State Senator Diane Savino.

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WNYC News

NYPD: No Tickets for Parking in Poorly Marked Former Bus Stops

Friday, July 02, 2010

Drivers--and ice cream trucks--are coveting the curb space of the 570 former bus stops that the MTA has abandoned.

Drivers--and ice cream trucks--are coveting the curb space of the 570 former bus stops that the MTA has abandoned.

The police department is going easy on ...

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Gourmet Ice Cream Trucks Cater to Grownups

Friday, July 02, 2010

The ice cream truck we all knew as children has grown up.

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Appellate Ct. Rules City Can't Close 19 Schools

Friday, July 02, 2010

The city has lost its appeal of a court ruling that prevented it from closing 19 failing schools.

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WNYC News

What the City Spends: Checking 'Checkbook NYC'

Thursday, July 01, 2010

How will you be celebrating the start of the city’s new fiscal year? Perhaps the same way I did—by investigating “Checkbook NYC,” an online database that New York City Comptroller John Liu’s office officially launched today in beta form.

This is not, as you might expect from the name, an ...

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Alleged Russian Spies Due Back in Court

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Nine of the 11 people arrested for allegedly serving as secret Russian spies will be appearing in federal court again today.

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Federal Appeals Court Voids Death Penalty for Killer of 2 NYPD Officers

Thursday, July 01, 2010

A federal appeals court on Wednesday tossed out the first federal death sentence given in New York in five decades.

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