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  1. Orlando massacre casts shadow over U.S. gay pride eventsRead the original story

    Yesterday | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Pride parades in New York, San Francisco and other U.S. cities are expected to draw millions of revelers on Sunday, two weeks after a mass shooting at a Florida nightclub galvanized the LGBT community, and rekindled outrage over American gun violence. An estimated 1.6 million spectators could turn out at the annual gay pride march through Lower Manhattan, according to its organizers.

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  2. Bucks go with big unknown in DraftRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    The Milwaukee Bucks went off the beaten path with their first round pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night, taking a 7-1 high school aged player who has already traveled the globe. General Manager John Hammond picked Thon Maker with the 10th overall choice in the first round of the draft conducted at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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  3. New York City heightens security for Sunday's gay pride paradeRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 23 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    New York City police will send more officers to safeguard Sunday's annual gay pride parade, boosting security at the event that is expected to attract more than 1.6 million spectators just days after the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, city officials said on Thursday. Anticipating the largest pride parade New York City has seen since the event's inception in 1970, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that although there was no specific threat directed against the highly anticipated event, the city's police will take extra precautions.

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  4. Philadelphia passes soda tax after mayor rewrites playbookRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 16 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney scored a victory that had eluded more than 40 U.S. public officials who took on the powerful U.S. soda industry when the city council voted on Thursday to slap a tax on sweetened drinks. After a bitter, months-long battle, the city council voted 13-4 to approve a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary and diet drinks beginning in January.

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  5. Suspected gunman arrested in 2015 murder of New York governor's aideRead the original story

    May 27, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A suspected gunman is under arrest in the murder of Carey Gabay, an aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo who was shot before the 2015 West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, New York City police said on Friday. Micah Alleyne, 24, of Queens, New York, was arrested on Thursday and charged with murder, criminal possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment related to the death of Gabay, 43, who was struck by a bullet in the head on Sept.

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  6. NY police apprehend suspect in death of woman seen on dolly in Staten IslandRead the original story

    May 21, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    New York police took a suspect into custody on Saturday in connection with the death of a woman whose body was seen the day before being wheeled on a dolly in the Staten Island borough, officials said. Acting on a tip, police found the man in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, said spokesman Brian Magoolaghan of the New York Police Department.

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  7. Macedonian extradited to face U.S. charges over card data websiteRead the original story

    May 20, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A Macedonian citizen was extradited to the United States on Friday to face charges related to his operation of a website called Codeshop that was responsible for selling the data of thousands of credit cards from around the world.

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  8. Tortoise in a baby stroller a novelty even for New YorkersRead the original story

    May 20, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    New York City is filled with oddities that can surprise even the most die-hard New Yorkers and when Henry the tortoise turned up in a stroller in Central Park this week for his daily outing it turned more than a few heads. The 17 pound sulcata tortoise is the pet of 24-year-old Amanda Green who lives in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan.

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  9. U.S. traffic deaths climb, while New York streets are saferRead the original story

    May 12, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    York City initiative that made 2015 the safest year on record for traffic accidents even as the number of roadway deaths nationwide shows a steep increase. Engineers are redesigning a stretch of Queens Boulevard, which earned its notorious nickname due to the 185 people killed on the road over 25 years.

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  10. In the Bronx, New York, minor prosecutions can drag on for years: lawsuitRead the original story

    May 10, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    People arrested in the Bronx borough of New York City for low-level offenses such as shoplifting or marijuana possession can wait years for a trial, public defenders and other lawyers complained in a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state's top judges. The wait is so long, many people plead guilty just to avoid returning to court again and again, according to the complaint, which says the delays violate a defendant's right to a speedy trial under the U.S. Constitution.

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  11. Stock promoter pleads guilty in U.S. to $250 million schemeRead the original story

    May 9, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A microcap stock promoter pleaded guilty on Monday to engaging in a scheme to launder $250 million obtained by manipulating the shares of more than 40 companies, including the little-known Cynk Technology Corp whose value was driven past $6 billion. Gregg Mulholland, also known as "Stamps" and "Charlie Wolf," pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, to conspiracy to commit money laundering, almost a year after he was arrested and three weeks before he was set to face trial.

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  12. U.S. prosecutors consider more charges against ex-CEO ShkreliRead the original story

    May 3, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Former drug executive Martin Shkreli, who last year became a lightning rod for outrage over soaring prescription drug prices, may face additional U.S. charges of securities fraud, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday. More charges related to Shkreli's involvement with biopharmaceutical company Retrophin Inc could be filed within a month, Assistant U.S. Attorney Winston Paes said at a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn, New York.

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  13. Ex-N.Y. legislative leader Silver to be sentenced for corruptionRead the original story

    May 3, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who spent decades as one of the state's most powerful politicians before being convicted of corruption, is set to be sentenced on Tuesday for collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks. Prosecutors have asked U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan to send the 72-year-old Silver to prison for more than 14 years.

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  14. L.A. chef Goin, Chicago restaurant Alinea win top U.S. food awardsRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    California chef Suzanne Goin, known for her use of seasonal local ingredients in European-inspired dishes, was named best U.S. chef by the James Beard Foundation on Monday. Chicago's Alinea, which built its reputation on elaborate, avant-garde cuisine, took the prize for top U.S. restaurant.

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  15. Malia Obama headed to Harvard, will take gap year firstRead the original story

    May 1, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    U.S. President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017 after taking a year off from studies following her high school graduation this spring, the White House said on Sunday. "Malia will take a gap year before beginning school," a White House statement said, breaking a months-long silence about Malia's college search.

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  16. U.S. drops New York fight with Apple after gaining access to iPhoneRead the original story

    Apr 22, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    In a letter filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, prosecutors said that investigators late on Thursday used that passcode to access the iPhone at issue, and as a result "no longer needs Apple's assistance." The letter marked a sudden end to a closely watched case, in which the Justice Department had been appealing a ruling by a federal magistrate judge holding that he could not force Apple to assist authorities.

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  17. U.S. to continue appeal of iPhone data case in N.YRead the original story

    Apr 8, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it will move ahead with an appeal of a court ruling blocking the government from forcing Apple Inc to help unlock an iPhone in a drug case in New York. In a letter filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, the Justice Department said "the government continues to require Apple's assistance in accessing the data that it is authorized to search by warrant."

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  18. New York man charged for Ponzi scheme in NYPD corruption probe: sourceRead the original story

    Apr 8, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    A former Manhattan restaurant owner has been arrested on charges that he ran a $12 million Ponzi scheme, prosecutors said on Friday, in a case that a source said was linked to an ongoing corruption probe involving the New York Police Department. Hamlet Peralta, who owned the Hudson River Cafe in Harlem, was accused in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan of fleecing investors by falsely claiming their money would be used for a wholesale liquor business.

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  19. Rough waters strand fishing vessel, capsize rescue...Read the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    Rough seas and dense fog stranded a 76-foot commercial fishing vessel off New York's Rockaway Beach, about 13 miles southeast of downtown Manhattan, and capsized a U.S. Coast Guard boat that rushed to help on Thursday, but no one was injured, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said. All seven crew members of the Carolina Queen 3 were rescued in baskets dangling from two helicopters, assisted by a rescue swimmer in the water, said U.S. Coast Guard Operations Specialist First Class Morgan Gallapis.

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  20. Ex-Rentboy.com employees avoid U.S. charges for pr...Read the original story

    Feb 17, 2016 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    U.S. prosecutors are dropping charges against six former employees of the male escort website Rentboy.com who were accused of promoting prostitution, in a case that has outraged gay and civil rights activists, court papers filed Wednesday showed. The six employees were arrested in August along with former Rentboy.com Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Hurant.

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