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  1. 15 restaurants we can't wait to try in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | WKBT

    Some of the world's biggest restaurants are exporting their brands to other countries -- some permanently, others only temporarily -- while top chefs are opening exciting new ventures. Here are some restaurant openings and events we can't wait to experience, as well as a few classics worth revisiting.


  2. Instagram and others grapple with anti-cop postsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | WKBT

    On Instagram, #shootthepolice is no longer searchable. On Twitter, a hashtag is still visible that groups posts together inciting violence against cops.


  3. After 2 NYPD cops killed, more threats ariseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | WKBT

    While patrolling a Brooklyn neighborhood Saturday, the New York police officers were killed by the man who had also just shot his ex-girlfriend -- and apparently broadcast his intention to kill police on social media. Liu and Ramos were sitting in their patrol car in a high-crime part of Brooklyn when -- without warning -- the gunman shot them in the head.


  4. Gunman shot ex-girlfriend before killing NYPD copsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2014 | WKBT

    The day ended with two slain New York police officers. But it started, investigators say, when Ismaaiyl Brinsley slipped into his ex-girlfriend's apartment using a key he wasn't supposed to have.


  5. Prince William, Kate: Busy NY schedule aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | WKBT

    Prince William and Kate start their whirlwind tour of New York City on Monday, one that could include mingling with the American version of royals. Excited royal watchers gathered outside their hotel hours before their arrival, braving the nighttime winter chill.


  6. Eric Garner protesters make list of demandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | WKBT

    Red tail lights snaked for hundreds of yards down an interstate in Oakland, California, as motorists stood still for protesters blocking traffic for a few minutes. The marchers were making a statement about alleged unchecked police brutality and racially uneven justice in America on the third day of marches, sit-ins and die-ins over a grand jury decision in the death of African-American Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York. 23 comments

  7. Pakistan kills al Qaeda man indicted in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | WKBT

    Pakistan's army said it killed an al Qaeda operative, who grew up in the United States and was on the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists. Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, 39, was once indicted for his alleged role in a terror plot to attack targets there and in the UK.


  8. DA: Grand jury to investigate police shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | WKBT

    The Brooklyn district attorney said Friday he will impanel a grand jury to investigate the death of Akai Gurley, who was unarmed when a rookie police officer shot him to death in the unlit stairwell of a housing project last month. "I expect to present evidence regarding the ... shooting of Akai Gurley to a grand jury because it is important to get to the bottom of what happened," District Attorney Ken Thompson said in a press release. 26 comments

  9. Garner case cop 'model officer' say defendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | WKBT

    Conflicting portraits have emerged of the police officer at the center of the controversy surrounding the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island during an attempted arrest in July. Defenders of Officer Daniel Pantaleo say he is an upstanding former Boy Scout with few complaints against him.


  10. NY grand jury to make decision in chokehold deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | WKBT

    A black man dies after a confrontation with a white policeman. Crowds take to the streets incensed, decrying police brutality.


  11. TSA seizes weapons day before ThanksgivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | WKBT

    That's not allowed, and it could slow down the lines during one of the busiest travel days of the year. That's what a 94-year-old Brooklyn man discovered as he tried to pass through passenger screening at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Wednesday, security officials said. 4 comments

  12. 'Godfather' home up for saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | WKBT

    The iconic home of Vito Corleone from the 1972 classic "The Godfather" is for sale on Staten Island, New York. While broker Connie Profaci said none of the movie's scenes were shot inside the home, its sprawling 24,000 square foot property was the setting for the Mafia epic's opening, one of its most memorable scenes: As his daughter's wedding reception took place out in the yard, Don Vito -- played by Marlon Brando -- held court inside with his capos and fielded requests from wedding guests looking to have someone whacked or strong-armed.


  13. Teens face 'like' and 'FOMO' anxietyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | WKBT

    That's what happened when six teens and adolescents -- five from New York and one from Los Angeles -- got together recently for a unique weeklong workshop at the offices of, a leading women's lifestyle media platform. The teens didn't think that Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, their go-to social networks, added much extra anxiety to their lives.


  14. Gay GOP hopeful accused of sexual harassmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | WKBT

    Charges of sexual misconduct, plagiarism and burglary have pitted a former staffer against a high-profile congressional candidate just weeks before the midterm elections. The drama is unfolding in a city that just weathered a sexual harassment scandal ending the career of its Democratic mayor.


  15. Mayor's son tells 911 mom defended herselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | WKBT

    The man who was fatally shot was Daniel Crespo, the mayor of Bell Gardens, California, and the shooter was his wife, Levette Crespo, who shot her husband multiple times in the torso, according to police. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department released two 911 calls from the September 30 shooting, one from the couple's son and the other from a neighbor.


  16. Efforts underway to change GOP on gay marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2014 | WKBT

    Gay conservatives are undertaking the most coordinated effort yet to change the Republican Party's position on same-sex marriage. Their approach: one state and one Republican activist at a time. 252 comments

  17. NY cop suspended after man kickedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | WKBT

    For the second time this summer, a New York City police officer has been stripped of his badge and gun after video surfaced showing what community leaders call a heavy-handed police response. The latest incident to highlight lingering tension with the nation's largest police force occurred Sunday when a handful of officers attempted to disperse a group of vendors in order to reopen traffic after the conclusion of a Brooklyn street fair.


  18. Joan Rivers: Pointed, pioneering comedianRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | WKBT

    Joan Rivers started her career as a stand-up comedian quick to poke fun at herself -- at her body, her family responsibilities and being a misfit within an unaccommodating world. By the time she died Thursday at 81, Rivers had become a worldwide celebrity.


  19. Domestic violence: Next in gun-control fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2014 | WKBT

    The scene is intense: A man is ferociously knocking on a door while a woman inside the house calls 911, saying that her ex is trying to break in.


  20. Enter through 'Poor Door': Income 'segregation' in NYRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | WKBT

    It's a tale of two cities in Manhattan, as the city OK'd plans for a luxury condominium with a separate door for low-income residents.


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