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  1. New York police: Missing ironworker, known for job site songs, found dead in apparent suicideRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 29 | 680News

    A karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead in an apparent suicide, a month after he disappeared from his Queens neighbourhood, police said Friday. Four years after Gary Russo's brush with fame, the "Second Avenue Sinatra" vanished without a trace after leaving his home shortly after midnight on July 28. Russo's family and friends, in a desperate search to find the divorced father of two, plastered fliers with his picture all over his neighbourhood.


  2. 'Never give up:' Cena turns wrestling catchphrase into motto for sick children at Make-A-WishRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | 680News

    WWE star John Cena is set to become the first celebrity to grant 500 wishes in Make-A-Wish Foundation history. Rocco Lanzer, an 8-year-old boy from Queens, New York, diagnosed in January with leukemia, will have his wish granted by Cena on Monday.


  3. U.S. couple whose baby was locked in hotel safe contacts policeRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 20 | 680News

    Police say a baby who found locked inside a Niagara Falls, Ont., hotel safe and freed by a maintenance worker this week have concluded the incident was an accident and there are no concerns for the child's safety. Det. Const.


  4. Baby locked in hotel safe by accident, no charges for familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | 680News

    A baby was found locked in a hotel room safe at a Niagara Falls Howard Johnson's on Aug. 18, 2015. CITYNEWS.


  5. Police search for New York family after baby locked in Niagara hotel safeRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 18 | 680News

    Niagara Regional Police are concerned for the safety of a baby who had to be freed from a hotel room safe at a Howard Johnson's in Niagara Falls on Tuesday. Police say a family from Brooklyn, New York, was staying at the hotel on Victoria Avenue, but they left before police were alerted.


  6. Here's your homework, kids: Interview your elders and save recording at Library of CongressRead the original story

    Monday Aug 10 | 680News

    As students head back to school, here comes a big homework assignment: StoryCorps wants tens of thousands of teenagers across America to interview a grandparent or elder this Thanksgiving and upload their recordings to the Library of Congress. The non-profit oral history organization is asking high school history teachers to have their students record the interviews with StoryCorps' free smartphone application.


  7. Battle between NY mayor, Uber heats up on eve of vote to limit ride-hailing company's growthRead the original story

    Jul 22, 2015 | 680News

    On the eve of a City Council vote that could limit the number of Uber vehicles on New York City streets, parties on both sides of the debate sharpened their attacks to sway public opinion, if not actual votes. The ride-hailing company and Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration, which is looking to establish a cap for its growth, furiously lobbied lawmakers Wednesday, pestered reporters, snarked on Twitter and pointed to expensive TV ad campaigns that have blanketed the airwaves of the nation's largest city.


  8. Jim Gaffigan, teamed with co-producer wife, is true to his life in new sitcom self-portraitRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2015 | 680News

    On Jim Gaffigan's new comedy series, "The Jim Gaffigan Show," the popular standup comic plays a comic named Jim Gaffigan. Like the real Jim Gaffigan, he's married to Jeannie, an attractive woman he readily admits is out of his league .


  9. Comedian Colin Quinn returns to his hometown of New York with an eulogy to itRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | 680News

    In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, Colin Quinn attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in New York. The Brooklyn-born Irish-American comedian returns to the stage next month eulogizing the loss of loudmouth, opinionated New Yorkers in his with the one-man show "The New York Story" at The Cherry Lane Theatre.


  10. Las Vegas woman retains hot dog eating championship belt by eating 38 dogs in 10 minutesRead the original story

    Jul 4, 2015 | 680News

    Defending champion Miki Sudo captured the women's division of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on Saturday with a flourish that emphasized strategy rather than condiments. The Las Vegas woman ate 38 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to claim the title for the second straight year, along with the $10,000 that comes with it.


  11. Hot dogs, hot music: A look at Fourth of July festivities and fun around the countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | 680News

    As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country: Competitive eaters have weighed in and are ready for Saturday's annual hot dog eating contest in New York at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous. Four past winners hit the scales Friday and reigning champion Joey Chestnut is the heaviest at 230 pounds.


  12. US woman considered world's oldest person dies a month after turning 116 in Detroit-area homeRead the original story

    Jun 18, 2015 | 680News

    Jeralean Talley died Wednesday at her home in the Detroit suburb of Inkster. Her daughter, Thelma Holloway, confirmed the death.


  13. Ex-FIFA executive committee member Blazer agreed to act undercover for US prosecutorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | 680News

    Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer agreed to act undercover for U.S. prosecutors and has been co-operating since at least 2011 in the government's investigation of soccer corruption. Blazer's 19-page co-operation agreement from Nov. 25, 2013, was unsealed Monday after a federal judge agreed to a request by five media organizations and rejected an objection by federal prosecutors.


  14. Cyndi Lauper recalls camping in Ontario's Algonquin Park, 'Kinky Boots' creationRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2015 | 680News

    Cyndi Lauper is well familiar with the landscapes of Ontario, which she'll revisit later this month for the opening of "Kinky Boots" and the Pride parade in Toronto. In her early 20s, the "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" singer-songwriter from Queens, N.Y., flew to Toronto and then hitchhiked about 300 kilometres north to Algonquin Park, to study trees and find herself for a couple of weeks.


  15. Michelle Dockery to go from 'Downton Abbey' to 'Liaisons Dangereuses' on stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | 680News

    "Downton Abbey" star Michelle Dockery is swapping one aristocratic world for another in a new production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses." Dockery is scheduled to appear alongside Dominic West and Janet McTeer in Christopher Hampton's play about nobles fighting a battle of sexual wiles in 18th-century France.


  16. US Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probeRead the original story

    May 27, 2015 | 680News

    The Defendants Include Two Current FIFA Vice-Presidents and the Current and Former Presidents of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football ; Seven Defendants Arrested Overseas; Guilty Pleas for Four Individual Defendants and Two Corporate Defendants Also Unsealed A 47-count indictment was unsealed early this morning in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging 14 defendants with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, among other offences, in connection with the defendants' participation in a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through the corruption of international soccer. The guilty pleas of four individual defendants and two corporate defendants were also unsealed today. 2 comments

  17. Macy's pilot discount stores will offer clearance goods from Macy's as well as special buysRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2015 | 680News

    Macy's Inc. has named its new discount stores Macy's Backstage, and says the first four test stores will open this fall in New York City and the surrounding area. The details, announced Tuesday, come four months after the department store chain announced it was exploring an "off-price" retailing business, throwing down the gauntlet with the likes of T.J. Maxx, Ross and a Nordstrom Rack.


  18. Liotta recalls discussion with Scorsese before 'Goodfellas,' praises De Niro for TribecaRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2015 | 680News

    The Tribeca Film Festival ended Saturday night with a bang - a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese gangster flick "Goodfellas." On the red carpet, star Ray Liotta recalled something Scorsese told him before filming began that made him believe he was going to be part of something special.


  19. Coyote urban: With a string of sightings, the animals are making moves in ManhattanRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2015 | 680News

    One moseyed around Manhattan's East Village. Another was caught in trendy Chelsea.


  20. HBO planning to deal popular Web pot sitcom 'High Maintenance,' including 6 new episodesRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | 680News

    The network said Monday it will premiere six new episodes of the series, which centres on a Brooklyn, New York, marijuana dealer who delivers his wares to a variety of offbeat clients. Highly acclaimed in its current home on the Vimeo website, the stash of 19 previous episodes of "High Maintenance" will also be available on HBO later this year.


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