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Bloomberg Wants Stores to Hide Cigarettes

Monday, March 18, 2013

A new proposal would require New York City retailers to keep tobacco products out of sight under a first-in-the-nation proposal aimed at reducing the youth smoking rate, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday.

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Violin That Was Played as Titanic Sank Found, Auction House Says

Friday, March 15, 2013

The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the oceanliner sank has been unearthed, a British auction house said Friday.

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Panel Criticizes Military on Sexual Assault Cases

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In a stinging rebuke of the military's efforts to curb sexual assault, members of a Senate panel hammered Defense Department officials on Wednesday for making too little progress in combating the crimes and failing to improve a military justice system that victims described as slow and uncaring.


Dolphin Spotted Swimming in East River

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A dolphin has been attracting attention along the East River.


NYPD Officer Convicted in Cannibal-Plot Case

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat women has been convicted of conspiracy.

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NYC Cops Fatally Shoot Teen Who They Say was Armed

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Two police officers in New York City fatally shot a teenage boy who they said pointed a gun at them after they approached him on a Brooklyn street, authorities said.


Bin Laden Son-in-Law Pleads Not Guilty to Plot

Friday, March 08, 2013

A senior al-Qaida leader and son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, captured in Jordan a week ago, pleaded not guilty Friday in a heavily secured New York courtroom to plotting against Americans before and immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks in his role as the terror network's top spokesman.


Arrest Made in Crash that Killed Expectant Parents

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A man suspected of fleeing the scene of a grisly crash in New York City that killed a pregnant woman and her husband was arrested at a convenience store in northeastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday after a friend arranged his surrender with New York authorities.


Suspect Sought in Crash that Killed Parents

Monday, March 04, 2013

Police have identified a suspect being sought in the hit-and-run deaths of a pregnant woman and her husband whose baby died on Monday, a day after the Brooklyn car crash.


Gunman in Officer's Death Sentenced to 45 Years to Life

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A man convicted of firing the shot in a botched robbery that killed a New York City police officer was sentenced Thursday to 45 years to life in prison. "When our father died, a par...


NJ Governor Christie Proposes $32.9 Billion Budget

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie proposed a $32.9 billion budget Tuesday that allows more poor residents to enroll in Medicaid and increases public school aid but defers property tax rebates for three months to cover a projected budget shortfall.


NY Marks 20th Anniversary of World Trade Center Bombing

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

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Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Daytona 500; Danica Patrick Makes History Of Her Own

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A big first for Danica Patrick, but an even bigger second for Jimmie Johnson.

Patrick made history out front at the Daytona 500, only to see five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson reclaim his spot at the top in the end.

Johnson won his second Daytona 500 with a late push ...


High Court Limits Detention Powers in Searches

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Supreme Court has limited the power of police to detain people who are not at home when their residence is to be searched. By a 6-3 vote Tuesday, the justices sided with a Long Island, N.Y., man who was picked up about three-quarters of a mile away from his apartment as police searched it for a gun.


Park 51 Imam Faces Donor Lawsuit

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

A donor says an imam who became a lightning rod for heated debate over a planned mosque and Islamic Center near ground zero, known as Park 51, used millions of dollars in contributions to his separate charity for pricey trips, a sports car and other personal expenses.


Trial of City Comptroller's Aide Halted Indefinitely

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

A trial of City Comptroller John Liu's former campaign treasurer and a fundraiser that has seemed to temper enthusiasm for his expected mayoral run got delayed indefinitely Tuesday after one of the defendants was involuntarily hospitalized for treatment of a mental health condition.


NYPD Releases 2011 Stop-and-Frisk Figures

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The NYPD has released a report that breaks down its controversial stop and frisk policy by precinct and race.


Obama on Immigration Overhaul: 'Now Is the Time'

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Declaring "now is the time" to fix broken immigration laws, President Barack Obama on Tuesday heralded a rare show of bipartisanship between the White House and Senate lawmakers on principles for putting millions of illegal immigrants on a pathway to citizenship, cracking down on businesses that employ people illegally and tightening security at the borders.


New NYC Flood Maps Add 35,000 Structures to Danger Zone

Monday, January 28, 2013

Twice as many homes and businesses in and near the city would be in flood zones under new maps that may force more property-owners to buy flood insurance, complicate post-Sandy rebuilding for some and confront others with the choice of building higher or paying considerably more for insurance.

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Wayward Dolphin Dies in Polluted Gowanus Canal

Friday, January 25, 2013

A wayward dolphin that swam into a polluted canal on Friday died before high tide, marine experts said.