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Christie, in the Limelight Again, Signals His Presidential Hopes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Governor Chris Christie is taking on Republican Rand Paul while still casting himself as a conservative.

Christie has been working on his national profile for more than a year now, but this time he's engaging in 2016 national primary politics while running for re-election in his own state.


Court Upholds Ruling Striking Down Large Soda Ban

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

An appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that struck down a ban on large, sugary drinks from being served in restaurants, theaters and other eateries in New York City. 

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Weiner: I Don't Care What the Clintons Think About My Bid

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"I am not terribly interested in in what people who are not voters in the city of New York have to say."

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Latest News: Weiner Campaign Manager Quits, Thompson Links Trayvon to Stop and Frisk, NJ Senate Debate

Monday, July 29, 2013


Good morning, I'm Soterios Johnson. It will be sunny today with a high around 83.  Here are the latest headlines from the WNYC newsroom:


SAC Capital Charged with Insider Trading

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Federal authorities are charging the hedge fund owned by billionaire Steven Cohen with making hundreds of millions of dollars illegally, and of engaging in rampant insider trading. Tuesday's announcement caps years of investigations into alleged misdeeds at Cohen's firm, SAC Capital Advisors, which at one point managed $15 billion in assets.

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Weiner Says He'll Stay in Mayoral Race, Despite New Allegations

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner says he's putting his past behind him and moving forward in the mayoral race, despite new allegations that have come to light about continued explicit, online correspondence that took place after his resignation from Congress in 2011.

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Can You Fry An Egg On the Sidewalk?

Friday, July 19, 2013

Chrissie Lam always wondered if you could fry an egg on the sidewalk on a hot day. So she choose the corner of Bowery and 4th street.  At 10 minutes in,  the organic egg is congealing --getting close to soft boiled. 

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LICH in Process of Clearing Patients

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Long Island College Hospital is in the process of clearing the Brooklyn facility of its patients.


12 Injured in Partial Building Collapse in Chinatown

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Twelve people are injured, three seriously, after an explosion inside a five-story building in Chinatown caused it to partially collapse Thursday afternoon, officials said.


Mayoral Candidate Arrested in Hospital Protest

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, arrested on disorderly conduct charges in a protest over the possible closure of a Brooklyn hospital, was released Wednesday afternoon.


Kelly Picked for Cuomo’s Anti-Corruption Panel

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is among the members of the anti-corruption panel tasked with investigating campaign fundraising in Albany, Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed today.

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Council Passes Sweeping Plan for NYPD Oversight

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The City Council passed with a veto-proof majority the most expansive plan in years to impose oversight on the NYPD and cleared the way to make it easier to bring racial profiling claims against the police early Thursday.


At Stonewall, Rulings on Gay Marriage Draws Tears And Cheers

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Want to know what it was like in The Stonewall Inn when the decision was announced? Curious about what the rulings mean for New York and New Jersey? How are politicians from our regio...


'Breathtaking' Waste, Inefficiency at Long Island Power Authority: Report

Sunday, June 23, 2013


A report commissioned by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo finds a "troubling" and "startling" pattern of paying out huge amounts to consultants, including a company, Navigant, that showed a "disturbing revolving door practice" with the long-criticized power company for Long Island.


Man Arrested After Car Jumped Curb in East Village

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Police have arrested a New York City man in connection with a car wreck that left a half city block in shambles and severely injured a 60-year-old man.


Do You Live in the City's New Evacuation Zones?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Nearly 3 million New Yorkers' homes are now in evacuation zones that cover more than a third of the city's population, under new maps released Tuesday.


TWIP: Christie-crats Take NJ, Records Rock NYC

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Democrats are lining up for a primary battle in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Governor Chris Christie is "slow jamming" the news with late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon, and scooping up support for his reelection from unlikely sources: Democrats dubbed "Christie-crats."


CFB Announces NYC Debate Schedule

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The New York City Campaign Finance Board has announced a debate schedule for citywide races.


Mayor Bloomberg Against the Idea of Federal Monitor

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the possible appointment of a federal monitor for the city's controversial stop-and-frisk policy could result in higher crime rates.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed papers Wednesday saying that if a federal judge ruled the NYPD's practices unconstitutional, then the DOJ would strongly endorse the use of a monitor to oversee changes at the department.

The mayor, however, said that the police department needs a clear line of authority. "No military organization or paramilitary runs where you have confusion in the command structure. You just cannot have that. Lives are on the line," he said in a question-and-answer session with reporters.

The Department of Justice would not say whether it thought the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk was unconstitutional, but a current federal court case is evaluating the question.


Princeton University Reopens After Bomb Threat

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Eight hours after students, faculty and staff were evacuated due to a bomb threat, Princeton University has reopened.