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Latest News: White House Silent on Prosecution Plans for Terrorist Captured in Libya; Attacks in Iraq Leave 45 Dead

Monday, October 07, 2013

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Grand Central Terminal and Newark's Branch Brook Park Make "Great Places" List

Friday, October 04, 2013

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The American Planning Association today announced its 2013 list of great places in America -- and it includes Grand Central Terminal and Newark's Branch Brook Park.

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Latest News: Boehner on Shutdown: "This Isn't Some Damn Game;" Police Say Woman Killed in DC Chase Was Delusional; De Blasio Gets Standing O From Business Group

Friday, October 04, 2013

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House Speaker John Boehner angrily urged President Obama to negotiate an end to the partial government shutdown, saying, "This isn't some damn game."  President Obama, lunching with Vice President Joe Biden at a sandwich shop a block from the White House, repeated his demand that Republicans pass a short-term spending measure that would reopen the government without strings attached.  Republican leaders say the House will be in session tomorrow so it can continue passing bills that would reopen selected parts of the federal government.  The White House issued fresh veto threats.

A federal law enforcement official told the Associated Press that the woman killed following a high-speed car chase near the White House and the Capitol in Washington was delusional, and believed President Obama was communicating with her.  The federal official said investigators have been interviewing the family of 34-year-old Miriam Carey and reviewing writings found in her condo in Stamford, CT.  The District of Columbia's medical examiner's office said Carey's family has identified her body.  

A year ago, Bill de Blasio got a chilly reception from business leaders when the then long-shot mayoral candidate outlined his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy.  This morning, the Democratic mayoral nominee got a standing ovation from the same group, the Association for a Better New York.  De Blasio told them he needs their help to address New York City's "affordability crisis."  A recent poll has de Blasio with a 50-point lead over Republican rival Joe Lhota.  

There's light at the end of the tunnel for commuters of Metro North's crippled New Haven line.  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said it expects full service to return on Monday morning, 12 days after a high-voltage feeder failed and disrupted service for thousands of commuters.  Con Edison said it has fixed one of two key cables that supply electricity to the electrified line.  The MTA said service restoration will depend upon the results of power reliability tests over the weekend.

Tonight, cloudy, a slight chance of scattered showers, low 65.  Mostly cloudy Saturday, some isolated showers, high 76.

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Latest News: Police Shoot, Kill, Woman Who Tried to Drive Car Through White House Barricade, Hynes to Run for Brooklyn DA as Republican

Thursday, October 03, 2013

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Witnesses and officials say a woman driving a car with a young child inside tried to ram through a White House barricade, then led police on a chase toward the Capitol, where police shot and killed her.  The child was taken from the car to a hospital.  Police temporarily locked down the Capitol complex.  They described it as an isolated event.

The lockdown temporarily interrupted lawmakers' ongoing debate over how to end the government shutdown, now in its third day.  President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner traded barbs, with the president saying the only thing keeping the government shut down is Boehner's refusal to let a funding measure get an up-or-down vote.  The Republican Speaker blasted Obama's "my-way-or-the-highway approach."  House Republicans continue to pursue separate bills to address unpopular consequences of the shutdown. One, to provide pay for National Guard and Reserve troops, passed before the House session was interrupted by the temporary security lockdown.  

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes WILL run on the Republican and Conservative party lines this November.  The Democrat was defeated in the primary by attorney Ken Thompson and had said he would not actively campaign on the other ballot lines.  But his spokesman said the 78-year-old changed his mind after raising $150,000 at a Bay Ridge fundraiser Wednesday night. Thompson said Hynes owes constituents an apology.

Carnegie Hall is moving forward with its concert tonight, after canceling yesterday's opening night gala due to a stagehand strike. The American Symphony Orchestra will play in the Stern Auditorium. Meanwhile, the company says talks will continue between Carnegie Hall and the union representing its stagehands. Stagehands are asking for jurisdiction over the company's new education wing -- a request Carnegie Hall has so far refused.

Mostly cloudy tonight, with a low of 64.  Tomorrow, Friday, cloudy, a slight chance of rain, high 79.

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Latest News: President Obama Puts Pressure on House GOP to Avert Shutdown, de Blasio Speaks Exclusively to WNYC About Dad's Suicide

Monday, September 30, 2013

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Latest News: Metro North Delays, President on Insurance Shopping, Postmater Seeks Emergency Rate Hike

Thursday, September 26, 2013

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Latest News: Procedural Vote Moves Ahead, Limited Metro North Service on New Haven Line, Court Upholds City Vendor Limits

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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Latest News: Obama, Rouhani, Won't Meet at UN; Security Forces Continue Search of Nairobi Mall; Jewish Charity's Former Director

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Latest News: UFT Endorses de Blasio, Sandy Saltwater Effect, Healthcare Changes

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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Latest News: Navy Yard Gunman was hearing voices, NJ Boardwalk Fire, DeBlasio leads in Poll,

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Sunny skies today with highs in the lower 70s. Clear tonight with lows in the mid 50s.  Here are the latest headlines from the WNYC newsroom:

- Investigators are still looking for a motive in the Washington Navy Yard shootings that killed 12 people. Officials said they've discovered the gunman was treated for mental health issues and complained of hearing voices. His mother, Cathleen Alexis, read a statement from her Brooklyn home today and said she will never know why he did what he did, apologized to the victim's families and concluded with, "My heart is broken."

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Latest News: Navy Yard Shooter May Have NYC Connections

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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The man who authorities have identified as the shooter in Monday's deadly rampage at the Washington Navy Yard is from Queens. The FBI says 34-year-old Aaron Alexis was born in Flushing. Other reports say he grew up in Brooklyn and is still on the voter rolls in Queens.

Officials are set to release the results of the investigation into the New Jersey boardwalk fire that destroyed dozens of businesses in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights.  The Ocean County Prosecutor's fire investigation task force has scheduled a news conference for this afternoon in Toms River.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn appears ready to endorse Bill de Blasio for mayor.  Quinn is expected to endorse de Blasio today.  It would come a day after fellow Democratic candidate Bill Thompson conceded the race for the party nomination.  De Blasio will face Republican Joe Lhota in the November general election.

It's going to be sunny and a little cooler today with a high of 67.

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Latest News: Plummeting Test Scores Are Called New Baseline

Thursday, August 08, 2013

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Latest News: Test Scores Anxiety

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

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Latest News: Ray Kelly Defends Fatal Police Shooting

Monday, August 05, 2013

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Latest News: R-mageddon, Fabulous Fab's Fall

Friday, August 02, 2013

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Latest News: Another Healthcare Loss for Brooklyn

Thursday, August 01, 2013

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Latest News: A-Rod's Fate, New Soda Ban Defeat, Weiner Plows Forward

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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