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  1. Other high-profile grand jury cases involving the NYPDRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 |

    A grand jury's decision to indict a police officer in the death of a man in a darkened stairwell at a Brooklyn housing complex is only the latest in a string of high-profile grand jury cases involving New York Police Department officers. - 2014: A grand jury declines to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six who was arrested under suspicion of selling loose cigarettes outside a Staten Island convenience store on July 17. Video showed him crying "I can't breathe" as Pantaleo wrapped his arms around his neck.


  2. How do we find each other? Lots of ways _ friends can helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 |

    Smitten by Nancy, Charlie chased her down at a charity walk. Lisa, landlocked in Florida, fell for Thomas as his ship crossed the Mediterranean, and agreed to marry him before meeting face-to-face.


  3. Commuter train slams into SUV on tracks, killing 7 peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 |

    The collision involving a Metro-North Railroad train and a Jeep Cherokee Tuesday evening in Valhalla, about 20 miles north of New York City, sent hundreds of passengers scrambling to get to safety. Authorities said the impact was so forceful the electrified third rail came up and pierced the train.


  4. Commuter train slams into SUV stuck on tracks, killing 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 |

    The northbound Metro-North Railroad train struck a Jeep Cherokee at a crossing in Valhalla, about 20 miles north of New York City, railroad spokesman Aaron Donovan said. Killed were the SUV's driver and five people aboard the train, he said, making this crash the railroad's deadliest.


  5. Cuomo, de Blasio, defend strict NYC storm regulationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 |

    Streets across the nation's largest city were empty, the only movement the changing traffic lights signaling to cars that weren't there. The subway system was shuttered, the city's pulse rendered still.


  6. Millions hunker down as Northeast storm totals downgradedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 |

    Forecasters originally said the storm could bring 1 to 3 feet of snow and punishing hurricane-force winds. But early Tuesday, they downgraded most of those numbers, saying New England would fare the worst, but even then not as bad as expected.


  7. Police: Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 |

    New York Police Department spokesman Steve Davis says Jonathon Walker's body was found in a car, with a gun inside, in an isolated part of Queens after Saturday's pre-dawn shootings. A 7-year-old, her 31-year-old mother and 62-year-old grandmother were killed on a suburban-style street near John F. Kennedy International Airport.


  8. King's dream 'an elusive goal' as country remains racially dividedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 |

    While 79 percent of African-Americans feel that "a lot" needs to be done to achieve racial equality, only 44 percent of whites agree, according to numbers from the Pew Research Center released Monday. When it comes to whether African-Americans in their communities are treated less fairly than whites in certain situations, the difference of opinion between blacks and whites is wide, from dealings with police , to the justice system and at work .


  9. Israel awards actor Michael Douglas $1 million prizeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 |

    The Genesis Prize Foundation said on Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will present the award at a Jerusalem ceremony this summer to "actor, producer and peace activist Michael Douglas." A statement by Genesis chairman Stan Polovets says Douglas is being honored "both for his professional achievements and for his passion for his Jewish heritage and the Jewish state."


  10. Colorado group helps breast cancer survivors get tattoosRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 |

    A Colorado organization is helping some of those women, and others who don't choose reconstruction, in their emotional healing - through tattoos to help conceal their scars. is a Boulder-based group that helps connect survivors with tattoo artists.


  11. APNewsBreak: NYC jail guards use of force a record in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 |

    Figures obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press via a public records request show correction officers reported using force 4,074 times last year, including 406 incidents alone in September, the month after a scathing federal report that said Rikers Island guards too often resorted to force against teenage inmates. "There has clearly not been a commitment to date to address officer violence on Rikers Island," said Dr. Bobby Cohen, a member of the jail oversight board who alluded to the record rates at a public meeting Tuesday.


  12. NYC mayor happy to not hold a groundhog this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 |

    A year after a groundhog slipped from de Blasio's grasp during the annual Staten Island Zoo Groundhog Day ceremony, the zoo is reportedly making a change to prevent the mayor from handling the animal. "I think reform is needed," de Blasio joked Wednesday during an unrelated news conference in Brooklyn.


  13. Woman sues over use of her school photo on novelty flaskRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 |

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Veronica Vigil alleges in her in federal court that Anne Taintor Inc. obtained and used her high school graduation picture from 1970 without her permission. The lawsuit says the Brooklyn, New York-based company then defamed Vigil by linking her image to a product that makes light of substance abuse. 9 comments

  14. AP Essay: A kid from Queens who became NY governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2015 |

    A joke, of course. Cuomo had a cutting sense of humor. He and I were members of the same club; he would tell my wife every time he saw her, "Ugly men married to beautiful women."


  15. Commissioner urges respect at NYC officer's wakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2015 |

    "A hero's funeral is about grieving, not grievance," Bratton says in a memo to be read to all commands at roll calls on Saturday, the day Officer Wenjian Liu will be remembered during a wake. "I issue no mandates, and I make no threats of discipline, but I remind you that when you don the uniform of this department, you are bound by the tradition, honor and decency that go with it."


  16. Cuomo's death marks the passing of a liberal lionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2015 |

    During his three terms as governor, the former minor league baseball player from Queens championed the working class, reproached Ronald Reagan and flirted - repeatedly - with a run for the White House. In his 1984 address at the Democratic National Convention, he talked of a nation of haves and have-nots, of a yawning disconnect between rich and poor largely ignored by Reagan.


  17. Hammerstein museum plan hits sour note for someRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 |

    Hammerstein spent 20 years at Highland Farm in suburban Philadelphia, where he co-wrote musical blockbusters such as "The King and I," ''Oklahoma!" ''Carousel" and "South Pacific." Now, Will Hammerstein wants to transform the property into the Oscar Hammerstein II Music & Theatre Education Center.


  18. Amid tension, more than 20,000 attend NYPD funeralRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2014 |

    The sea of blue uniforms stretched for blocks outside the Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens on Saturday, as police helicopters flew above in a missing-man formation and Officer Rafael Ramos' body was carried by pallbearers in a casket draped in the New York Police Department flag. The NYPD estimates more than 20,000 officers attended. 8 comments

  19. Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 |

    New York police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the final act in a rampage that began when he shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend at her home outside Baltimore, then made threatening posts online, including a vow to put "wings on pigs" and references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men. After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a subway station and committed suicide.


  20. US Rep. Grimm pleads guilty to federal tax evasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 |

    "I'm going to get back to work and work as hard as I can," the Staten Island Republican said, shortly after he entered a guilty plea to one count of aiding in the filing of a false tax return. Grimm had been set to go to trial in February on charges of evading taxes by hiding more than $1 million in sales and wages while running a Manhattan health-food restaurant.


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