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  • U.S. journalist James Foley executed by ISIS

    U.S. journalist James Foley executed by ISIS

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:38:20 GMT
    American officials confirm that a video by Islamic State militants purported to show the beheading of an American journalist is in fact of James Foley. The execution was in retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Foley, a 40-year-old freelance journalist from Rochester, New Hampshire, went missing nearly two years ago in northern Syria.
    American officials confirm that a video by Islamic State militants purported to show the beheading of an American journalist is in fact of James Foley. The execution was in retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Foley, a 40-year-old freelance journalist from Rochester, New Hampshire, went missing nearly two years ago in northern Syria.
  • How can authorities restore order?

    Slight easing of tensions in Ferguson

    Slight easing of tensions in Ferguson

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:58:17 GMT
    Attorney General Eric Holder is promising a thorough investigation into the deadly police shooting of a black 18-year-old.  Holder travels to Ferguson, Missouri Wednesday to meet with authorities taking part in a federal investigation into the death of Michael Brown. Holder says Ferguson's citizens should "join with law enforcement in condemning the actions of looters, vandals and others seeking to inflame tensions." 
    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke. The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of lively protest Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. And tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers.
  • Montclair-Boonton trains face delays

    Montclair-Boonton trains face delays

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:20:21 GMT
    Workers continue making repairs after a New Jersey Transit train derailed on the Montclair-Boonton line.
    Workers continue making repairs after a New Jersey Transit train derailed on the Montclair-Boonton line. NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder says passengers on that line are facing delays of up to 20 minutes in both directions on Wednesday because the railroad can only use one track. The train derailed between the Bay Street and Walnut Street stations in Montclair on Tuesday afternoon. No one was injury and passengers were safely transferred from the train.
  • Tyga calls for Empire State Building to go gold

    Tyga calls for Empire State Building to go gold

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:42:31 GMT
    The push to go gold for pediatric cancer has spread to the hip hop world. Popular rapper Tyga is joining those calling for the Empire State Building to light up for a good cause.
    The push to go gold for pediatric cancer has spread to the hip hop world. Popular rapper Tyga is joining those calling for the Empire State Building to light up for a good cause.
  • Google considers accounts for 10-year-olds

    Google considers accounts for 10-year-olds

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:31:04 GMT
    Kids already spend plenty of time on computers and smart phones. Now Google reportedly wants to get youngsters set up with their own Gmail and YouTube accounts. Some parents told us they aren't thrilled with the idea. Currently, Internet companies such as Google and Facebook do not offer their services to children under 13, but many youngsters and their parents find a workaround.
    Kids already spend plenty of time on computers and smart phones. Now Google reportedly wants to get youngsters set up with their own Gmail and YouTube accounts. Some parents told us they aren't thrilled with the idea. Currently, Internet companies such as Google and Facebook do not offer their services to children under 13, but many youngsters and their parents find a workaround.
  • Times Square characters: we don't work for free

    Times Square characters: we don't work for free

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:42:12 GMT
    Times Square characters want to be taken seriously and want their tips. The mostly immigrant workers are now called the Association of Artists United for a Smile and are fighting to protect their jobs, in light of a recent crackdown. Jorge Duran says he makes about $150 a day in tips dressing up as the Statue of Liberty. He says he stands around for hours, sweating inside a costume, and says it is annoying and unfair if he poses for a good picture and gets nothing.
    Times Square characters want to be taken seriously and want their tips. The mostly immigrant workers are now called the Association of Artists United for a Smile and are fighting to protect their jobs, in light of a recent crackdown. Jorge Duran says he makes about $150 a day in tips dressing up as the Statue of Liberty. He says he stands around for hours, sweating inside a costume, and says it is annoying and unfair if he poses for a good picture and gets nothing.
  • Garner chokehold death to grand jury

    Garner chokehold death to grand jury

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:58:22 GMT
    The Staten Island District Attorney says he's asking a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer. D.A. Daniel Donovan announced Tuesday that an extra grand jury will be impaneled to hear evidence next month in the July 17 death of Eric Garner. Amateur video shows the 43-year-old gasping "I can't breathe" as an officer places him in a chokehold.
    The Staten Island District Attorney says he's asking a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer. D.A. Daniel Donovan announced Tuesday that an extra grand jury will be impaneled to hear evidence next month in the July 17 death of Eric Garner. Amateur video shows the 43-year-old gasping "I can't breathe" as an officer places him in a chokehold.
  • Why we yawn

    Why we yawn

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:53:59 GMT
    We all yawn, but why we do it has long been a mysterious phenomenon. Turns out scientists have disproved the old "getting oxygen to our brain" theory. While we often yawn when we're sleepy, it may not be the sleepiness that's causing the yawn. "It's not surprising that there's a heightened level of yawning associated with being sleepy," says Dr. Andrew Gallup, an assistant professor of psychology at SUNY Oneonta and a leading researcher on the subject of yawning.
    We all yawn, but why we do it has long been a mysterious phenomenon. Turns out scientists have disproved the old "getting oxygen to our brain" theory. While we often yawn when we're sleepy, it may not be the sleepiness that's causing the yawn. "It's not surprising that there's a heightened level of yawning associated with being sleepy," says Dr. Andrew Gallup, an assistant professor of psychology at SUNY Oneonta and a leading researcher on the subject of yawning.
  • Facebook tries satire label

    Facebook tries satire label

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:32:56 GMT
    We've all fallen for at least one joke in our lives, probably some internet hoax meant to get a rise out of people. But now Facebook is trying to stop the spread of those fake jokes and stories. When you get the day's headlines from your social media news feed, it can be a challenge to figure out what might be made up or what might be the shocking truth.
    We've all fallen for at least one joke in our lives, probably some internet hoax meant to get a rise out of people. But now Facebook is trying to stop the spread of those fake jokes and stories. When you get the day's headlines from your social media news feed, it can be a challenge to figure out what might be made up or what might be the shocking truth.
  • UFT sponsoring Sharpton rally

    UFT sponsoring Sharpton rally

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:33:23 GMT
    The fallout from the death of Eric Garner has sparked a battle between teachers and police. Now there's new controversy over the decision by the teachers' union to sponsor a major rally protesting the death of Garner. And it's building momentum. The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to rally a crowd expected to number more than 15,000 people on Staten Island on Saturday.
    The fallout from the death of Eric Garner has sparked a battle between teachers and police. Now there's new controversy over the decision by the teachers' union to sponsor a major rally protesting the death of Garner. And it's building momentum. The Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to rally a crowd expected to number more than 15,000 people on Staten Island on Saturday.
  • NJ weighs gambling outside Atlantic City

    NJ weighs gambling outside Atlantic City

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:32:06 GMT
    Momentum to shift some gambling away from Atlantic City increased Tuesday as a state senator introduced plans for a constitutional amendment that would put slot machines at New Jersey's four horse racing tracks, a business group increased its planning for an anticipated full-blown casino at the Meadowlands sports complex and the state gave final approval for the Showboat to shut down.
    Momentum to shift some gambling away from Atlantic City increased Tuesday as a state senator introduced plans for a constitutional amendment that would put slot machines at New Jersey's four horse racing tracks, a business group increased its planning for an anticipated full-blown casino at the Meadowlands sports complex and the state gave final approval for the Showboat to shut down.
  • Reward in probe of shooting of bald eagle in NJ

    Reward in probe of shooting of bald eagle in NJ

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:32:30 GMT
    Federal, state, and humane organizations are offering $7,500 in rewards in the case of the shooting of bald eagle in New Jersey. Someone shot a bald eagle in in Bridgeton City Park back in May, authorities said. The badly wounded bird was found May 20, 2014. Its wounds were so severe that it had to be was euthanized.
    Federal, state, and humane organizations are offering $7,500 in rewards in the case of the shooting of bald eagle in New Jersey. Someone shot a bald eagle in in Bridgeton City Park back in May, authorities said. The badly wounded bird was found May 20, 2014. Its wounds were so severe that it had to be was euthanized.
  • New York Islanders to be sold

    New York Islanders to be sold

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:54:30 GMT
    The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team.
    The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team.
  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: A righteous voice from the Ferguson chaos

    The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: A righteous voice from the Ferguson chaos

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:26:16 GMT
    Charlie heads to the frontlines of Ferguson and finds a voice of reason and bravery against impossible odds.
    Charlie heads to the frontlines of Ferguson and finds a voice of reason and bravery against impossible odds.
  • Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

    Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:17:45 GMT
    A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot.  Nineteen-year-old Bobby Burt, of Pittsfield, had the mug shot from his June arrest printed on the orange shirt, along with the words, "Sponsored by Bud Light and Somerset County Sheriff."
    A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot.  Nineteen-year-old Bobby Burt, of Pittsfield, had the mug shot from his June arrest printed on the orange shirt, along with the words, "Sponsored by Bud Light and Somerset County Sheriff."
  • Driver critical in crash into NJ creek

    Driver critical in crash into NJ creek

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:15:45 GMT
    A truck driver from upstate New York is in critical condition after he was thrown into a creek when his tractor-trailer crashed through a guardrail and caught fire on the New Jersey Turnpike. Three New Jersey State Troopers rescued Lawrence Scherf, 66, of Vails Gate from Overpeck Creek in Ridgefield. Scherf was transferred to St. Barnabas Hospital with burns to his body.
    A truck driver from upstate New York is in critical condition after he was thrown into a creek when his tractor-trailer crashed through a guardrail and caught fire on the New Jersey Turnpike. Three New Jersey State Troopers rescued Lawrence Scherf, 66, of Vails Gate from Overpeck Creek in Ridgefield. Scherf was transferred to St. Barnabas Hospital with burns to his body.
  • De Blasio not reimbursing city

    De Blasio not reimbursing city

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:37:49 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio won't be reimbursing the city for personal travels that involve his security detail. "We have followed the conflict of interest board guidelines. I am following their guidelines to the letter," said de Blasio. The mayor has been heavily criticized for not paying the city back for travel expenses. Attention around the issue started last week when de Blasio was spotted not paying for a subway ride to Barclays Center while on official business.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio won't be reimbursing the city for personal travels that involve his security detail. "We have followed the conflict of interest board guidelines. I am following their guidelines to the letter," said de Blasio. The mayor has been heavily criticized for not paying the city back for travel expenses. Attention around the issue started last week when de Blasio was spotted not paying for a subway ride to Barclays Center while on official business.
  • Skateboarder attacks ranger at Philly's Love Park

    Skateboarder attacks ranger at Philly's Love Park

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:24:16 GMT
    Philadelphia Police say they have arrested two people in connection with the beating of a city park ranger that was caught on tape by an onlooker.
    Philadelphia Police say they have arrested two people in connection with the beating of a city park ranger that was caught on tape by an onlooker.
  • $21,000 falls off armored truck after casino pickup

    $21,000 falls off armored truck after casino pickup

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:09:04 GMT
    Nearly $21,000 is missing after the cash fell from the roof of an armored truck that had picked it up from a soon-to-be-closed Atlantic City casino.
    Nearly $21,000 is missing after the cash fell from the roof of an armored truck that had picked it up from a soon-to-be-closed Atlantic City casino.
  • Woman shoots grandson; thought he was an intruder

    Woman shoots grandson; thought he was an intruder

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:30:27 GMT
    A grandmother shot and critically wounded her 7-year-old grandson early Tuesday after mistaking him for an intruder who had broken into her home, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
    A grandmother shot and critically wounded her 7-year-old grandson early Tuesday after mistaking him for an intruder who had broken into her home, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
  • Lew's Views: the bright side

    Lew's Views: the bright side

    Jul 23, 2014 05:43 PM2014-07-25 09:48:51 GMT
    Lew Leone is the vice president and general manager of WNYW-FOX 5. He is taking to the airwaves with his thoughts on current affairs. It's called "Lew's View." In this commentary, Mr. Leone talks about Fox 5's efforts to highlight the good news.
    Lew Leone is the vice president and general manager of WNYW-FOX 5. He is taking to the airwaves with his thoughts on current affairs. It's called "Lew's View." In this commentary, Mr. Leone talks about Fox 5's efforts to highlight the good news.
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    Editorials by Lew Leone, the vice president and general manager of WNYW-FOX 5.
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  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff

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    The Big Idea looks at some topics involving ideas that are changing our world.
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  • Tyga calls for Empire State Building to go gold

    Tyga calls for Empire State Building to go gold

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:42:31 GMT
    The push to go gold for pediatric cancer has spread to the hip hop world. Popular rapper Tyga is joining those calling for the Empire State Building to light up for a good cause.
    The push to go gold for pediatric cancer has spread to the hip hop world. Popular rapper Tyga is joining those calling for the Empire State Building to light up for a good cause.
  • Times Square to go gold for cancer research

    Times Square to go gold for cancer research

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:40:36 GMT
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
  • Poll: Cuomo maintains big lead in NY gov race

    Poll: Cuomo maintains big lead in NY gov race

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:15:46 GMT
    Gov. Andrew CuomoGov. Andrew Cuomo
    A new poll shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to maintain a 2-to-1 advantage over his Republican challenger in New York's gubernatorial race. The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday gives Cuomo a 56 to 28 percent lead over Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. That's essentially unchanged from Quinnipiac's poll in May.
    A new poll shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to maintain a 2-to-1 advantage over his Republican challenger in New York's gubernatorial race. The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday gives Cuomo a 56 to 28 percent lead over Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. That's essentially unchanged from Quinnipiac's poll in May.
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