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  1. President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    A handful of protesters stood outside the home's entrance holding signs that read "Close Guantanamo Now!" and "No more drone killings." Bicyclists and joggers swooshed by taking little notice of the heavy security around the neighborhood. 9 comments

  2. Clinton, Bloomberg push for data to help womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 |

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are highlighting an effort to gather data to help women and girls around the world. Clinton and Bloomberg made their push on Monday at the Manhattan headquarters of the billionaire ex-mayor's charitable foundation.


  3. SantaCon kicks off with hopes of less naughtinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 |

    The annual costumed pub crawl featuring a horde of sloshed Santas on the streets of Manhattan got underway Saturday with a lesson in the First Amendment. Civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel addressed the SantaCon crowd in Times Square about the government's right to reasonably regulate an event that New Yorkers have complained has gotten out of hand in past years.


  4. Sharing day of protest, NYC's SantaCon reins inRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 |

    You'd better watch out. You'd better not fight. Better not be a lout. And SantaCon's telling you why.


  5. NYPD eyes wider use of stun gunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 |

    With widely watched amateur videos of police killings as a backdrop, New York City police are hoping to arm more officers with stun guns as an option for subduing emotionally disturbed people and other suspects who resist arrest. Preliminary plans call for 450 additional officers to carry the electroshock weapons while on patrol, police officials said Wednesday.


  6. Royal visit: Kate wraps gifts, William drops by DCRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 |

    Prince William and his wife, Kate, aren't wasting a moment in their short trip to the United States. After a Sunday arrival in New York City, William traveled to Washington on Monday for the day.


  7. Protesters of chokehold death rally around nationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 |

    Demonstrators around the country staged die-ins, blocked roadways and marched into stores to protest a New York grand jury's decision to not indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man. Tensions were already running high around the nation because of a grand jury's decision last week to not indict a white officer in the shooting death of black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. 1 comment

  8. Reaction to grand jury finding in chokehold deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 |

    Reaction to a grand jury's decision Wednesday to clear Daniel Pantaleo, a white New York City police officer, in the videotaped chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man: Garner's stepfather, Benjamin Carr, held yellow flowers at the site where Garner died and looked weary with grief. "We don't want no violence," he said.


  9. Other high-profile grand jury cases involving NYPDRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 3 |

    A grand jury's decision Wednesday not to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man was only the latest in a string of high-profile grand jury cases involving New York Police Department officers. - 2013: A grand jury declines to indict Detective Hassam Hamdy in the shooting death of Noel Polanco, a 22-year-old National Guardsman killed after the officer stopped his car on Oct. 4, 2012, on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens.


  10. Mayor: $130M to revamp NYC jails for mentally illRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 |

    The New York City mayor wants to spend $130 million over four years to overhaul how the nation's most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment instead of the city's troubled Rikers Island jail complex. Mayor Bill de Blasio's plans, to be announced Tuesday, are based on the recommendations of a task force he appointed following a series of reports by The Associated Press detailing problems at Rikers, including the deaths of two inmates suffering from serious mental illness.


  11. Tenement Museum offers workshops for English learnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 30 |

    The actress playing a real-life teenage Jewish immigrant in 1916 never stepped out of character as she talked about the hardships of living in three small rooms with nine family members. Her captive audience of 11 - squeezed into her tiny apartment at the historic Tenement Museum in lower Manhattan - were immigrants themselves, some recently arrived in New York City from Venezuela, Mali and other far-flung nations.


  12. No croaking: New frog species groans, coughsRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 29 |

    The Atlantic Coast leopard frog groans and makes coughing noises rather than croaking sounds. The unfamiliar call attracted the notice of wildlife experts several years ago in Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Morris County.


  13. Authorities: Man had stun guns, machete in luggageRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 27 |

    Safety officials say they've found two stun guns, a machete and other weapons in a man's checked baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the baggage belonged to a man heading to Dubai and the items were found by Transportation Safety Administration agents.


  14. Protests against Ferguson decision grow across USRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 |

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb. For many, the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson recalled other troubling encounters with law enforcement.


  15. Developers look to create underground NYC parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 |

    Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees. Private planners inspired by the High Line's success are now looking deep under Manhattan at a proposal to create the Lowline, billed as the world's first underground park.


  16. NYC borough officials boycotting bridge's 50th anniversaryRead the original story

    Friday Nov 21 |

    Staten Island's politicians are boycotting the anniversary ceremony Friday because of a proposed toll hike announced earlier this week. The Staten Island Advance reports that the borough's 11 elected officials say they won't attend.


  17. Multiple fractures for Bono in NY bicycle accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 |

    An injury to U2 singer Bono after what was described by the group as a "cycling spill" left him with multiple fractures that required him to undergo two surgeries, a doctor said Wednesday. Bono was in a "high-energy bicycle accident" when he was trying to avoid another cyclist on Sunday, orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Dean Lorich said in a statement from NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hospital for Special Surgery.


  18. 'Elf' takes the stage at Bass HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 |

    Here are some of the other screen-to-stage transfers. Shows enjoying "national tours" typically are not yet available to regional and community theaters.


  19. Things to know about new attorney general nomineeRead the original story

    Nov 8, 2014 |

    Loretta Lynch is President Barack Obama's pick to be the next attorney general. If confirmed, she would be the first black woman to hold the post.


  20. 4 Sandy-damaged NYC hospitals to get $1.6 billionRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 |

    Four public hospitals in flood-prone parts of the city are getting at least $1.6 billion in federal money to protect them from the kind of harrowing damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy, officials announced Thursday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency money will create a new, storm-resilient building to house the emergency room and such key equipment as X-ray machines at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, where the 2012 storm inundated the basement and came into the first floor.


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