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Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral Video included

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Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's Mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
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NYC police investigating body in plastic container

Police in New York City are questioning a suspect after discovering a dead body stuffed into a large, black plastic storage container. More>>

Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

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Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center. More>>

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The escalating debate over carriage horses in New York City has gotten personal. Dozens of protestors gathered outside actor Liam Neeson's Upper West Side condo on Saturday to take the issue right to his doorstep. Standing in a straight line outside the actors condo, demonstrators held signs criticizing Liam Neeson's position that city carriage horses should keep working. More>>

New protocol for NYPD officers responding to fires

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Police officials in New York City have changed the way officers respond to fires.They’re now required to take the stairs when they enter structures that are burning.This follows the death of an officer earlier this month.Officer Dennis Guerra was overcome by smoke and carbon dioxide as he got off the elevator on the 13th floor of a Brooklyn building on April 6th. He died three days later. More>>

Officer struck in hit and run fighting for his life

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Bergen County Police Officer Daniel Breslin is fighting for his life at New Jersey's Hackensack Hospital. Officials say Officer Breslin was hit from behind by another vehicle on Route 46 west in Lodi around 2am Saturday morning. Officer Breslin had stopped parallel to another officer's vehicle because that officer was having problems with his radio.Without warning, cops say a Ford Fusion then slammed into Officer Breslin's vehicle. More>>

Woman killed in NYC home with 2 children there

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A woman was shot and killed inside her Ozone Park home on Saturday while her two children were there. The woman was shot in the chest and died at her house on 101st Avenue and 104th Street. The NYPD says the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute. More>>

Man struck and killed by NYC subway train

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A man in his 60s was killed by an oncoming train in midtown Manhattan after jumping on the tracks to grab his personal belongings that fell.
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Woman in custody in NYC stroller snatch attempt

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Police say an 8-month-old baby was nearly snatched by a stranger while being pushed down a Manhattan street in his stroller, but a bystander intervened to foil the abduction attempt. More>>

Family of teen shot and killed by police sues NYC

The family of a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy whose fatal shooting by police last year sparked days of protests has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against New York City. More>>

Record stores survive and thrive in Brooklyn Video included

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When you hear about a place that still sells records, located in a hip neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, you enter that store with certain expectations. One of them being: you hope the guy behind the counter talks about music the way Cory Fierman does."I think it's just like the most important thing to you," he says. "I don't know how to describe it. It's the most important thing to me. It's like another language."Cory manages Greenpoint's Academy Records Annex, where they want you ... More>>

Queens Beer Week kicks off Video included

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Queens wants to be known as New York City's beer capital. Queens Beer Week kicked off on Friday to celebrate the borough's crafty breweries and the more than 60 venues that serve their beer. Dan Bronson of Crescent and Vine in Astoria is the bearded brains behind the inaugural Queens Beer Week. He organized it all. The nine-day celebration of beers brewed in Queens. More>>

Woman wanted for baby snatch attempt in custody Video included

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Police have taken into custody the woman believed to have tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Tara Anne McDonald, 46, was being evaluated at a hospital Friday night. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
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Brooklyn man charged in shooting that wounded teen bystander

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The NYPD has arrested and charged a suspect in the shooting of a teenaged bystander as well as another man in Brooklyn. Police on Friday charged Kareem Potomont, 21, with two counts of attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a firearm, and reckless endangerment in connection with the shooting that took place near a bus stop on Flatbush Avenue on Monday, April 14. More>>

Special Olympics: Athlete Jessica Spitz Video included

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Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put. From the moment Jessica joined Special Olympics last year, she was hooked. More>>

Faithful flock to Bronx church for its grotto water Video included

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While a thousand people streamed into a courtyard at St. Lucy Parish in the Bronx to watch a reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ, next door a steady trickle of believers quietly collected water from that church's grotto, taking the liquid home to heal, cure, and bless. More>>

Community celebrates renovated Queens Library branch damaged by Sandy Video included

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It's been nearly a year and a half since Superstorm Sandy tore through the Queens Library Arverne branch in the Rockaways. Now it is back in business.Sandy left behind 4 feet of water. A massive renovation -- gutting, cleaning, repainting, rewiring -- was needed to get everything back up to speed. The library, which reopened March 18, is a vital part of the community.
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Basil farm ready to switch to marijuana Video included

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Basil plants grow on a New Jersey farm, but the facility could be turned into a five-acre medical marijuana greenhouse with only 48 hours' notice. The hoses from the state-of-the-art Dutch hydroponic system are watering flowers now, but with a few minor adjustments could just as easily grow marijuana plants for medicinal cannabis. The only reason it's not happening now is because the company is publicly traded and subject to federal law.
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Driver-less cars highlights at NY Auto Show Video included

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The future is here when it comes to vehicles. The auto industry has packed nearly 1,000 automobiles into the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side for the 2014 NY Auto Show.   Among the 'must-sees' is a hydrogen-powered vehicle and a prototype with cameras that allow you to see the ground underneath as you drive over it. More>>

Christians around world mark Good Friday Video included

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From the Holy Land to the streets of New York City, Christians have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the "Way of Suffering." In NYC, Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio lead followers across the Brooklyn Bridge.
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NJ woman sues over "8theist" plate

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A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against the state's Motor Vehicle Commission, claiming the agency rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an Atheist. Shannon Morgan filed the suit in federal court, saying the rejection of a plate reading "8THEIST" is a violation of her First Amendment rights. The Maurice River Township woman claims plates reading "BAPTIST" have been approved.

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8 mumps cases at NJ college Video included

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The New Jersey Department of Health is investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at Stevens Institute of Technology.  The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine. Symptoms include swollen salivary glands, fever, headache, tiredness and loss of appetite.



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Cabbie accused of not paying $28,000 in tolls

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A New York City taxi driver has been arrested on charges he stole $28,000 in tolls by "piggybacking" on vehicles through E-Z Pass lanes while crossing the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. More>>

Manhattan restaurant proactive on food allergens Video included

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From the St. Louis spare to a rack of beef, ribs are the specialty for Chef Eddie Montalvo at Blue Smoke Restaurant in the Flat Iron District of Manhattan. While the ribs are smoked for flavor, they are cooked gluten- and nut-free. The restaurant pays special attention to food allergies. Sloan Miller, president of Allergic Girl Resources, says 15 million Americans have a diagnosed food allergy. Eight foods typically set off reactions: peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, dairy, egg, an... More>>

Wineries flourish in Brooklyn Video included

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Hundreds of oak barrels of wine are all stacked in one room. You might think this is Napa, California. But it's not. It's the Brooklyn Winery, located in what was once an old pickle factory in Williamsburg. Refrigerated grapes are brought in from the North Fork of Long Island and from the Finger Lakes and then aged in barrels. These days urban wineries are becoming more popular, and they're popping up all over the borough.
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NYC to overhaul Superstorm Sandy rebuilding program Video included

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Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. Speaking to about 50 homeowners, officials and community leaders in a storm-battered Staten Island neighborhood, the mayor said the city is aiming to start rebuilding an ambitious 500 homes through its federally funded Build-It-Back program.
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Belgian artist Baloji kicks off tour in New York Video included

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To say the 6 feet 5 inch Baloji has a presence would be an understatement. The Belgian artist commands the stage with his mix of hip hop, funk, and rap. The 34-year-old rocked out Webster Hall back in January. Now he's back in New York City kicking off a month-long tour. "It's one of the most inspiring cities on Earth so it's always great to be here," Baloji says. More>>

First look at electric carriage that may replace horse buggies Video included

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New York has never known a Central Park without that rhythmic click-clacking. But if Mayor Bill de Blasio gets his way, he'll put those hooves out to pasture, replacing them with a different noise-maker. Actually, excluding its horn the electric carriage makes little noise at all. It runs on lithium-ion batteries, has a variable-speed a/c motor, and is relatively silent, says Jason Wenig.
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Ex-NBA player: Re-entry tougher than serving time

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Former NBA player Jayson Williams says trying to re-enter society after serving time for shooting a limousine driver was more difficult than being in prison. More>>

MTA, union reach deal for transit workers Video included

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Transit officials and the union representing about 34,000 city subway and bus workers reached a tentative contract deal that would include raises and new benefits but require higher health insurance payments, both sides and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. More>>

Dance raves for kids at NYC's hot clubs Video included

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A dance party for kids and tweens looks like a rave or perhaps a wild night at the club. But actually, many of the people at this party probably just learned how to tie their shoes. Twin brothers Tyler and Tristin recently had a FUZIPOP party in Manhattan to celebrate their 10th birthday. Never heard of a FUZIPOP party? More>>

Fort Drum soldier fatally wounded in Afghanistan

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A soldier from Fort Drum in northern New York has died from wounds suffered in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced. Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, was wounded during a firefight with insurgents in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province on April 12, 2014, the Pentagon said. The military flew him to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he died three days later. More>>

Memo urges cops to use discretion for jaywalking summonses Video included

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A memo from NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton instructs police officers to use discretion when ticketing elderly and disabled pedestrians for jaywalking. This comes after an 84-year-old jaywalker was injured during his arrest on the Upper West Side in January. The memo which was was dated April 15 reads in part:  "Use discretion when elderly or handicapped persons are observed jaywalking.... If pedestrian actions are not causing a safety risk... warn and admonish the violator instead."
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Man with samurai sword arrested at New Jersey deli

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Employees at a southern New Jersey deli say they feared for their lives when a man walked in and brandished a samurai sword. It happened at American Deli in Lower Township.
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Rifle seized after squirrel shooting in Milford

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Police say they found an unregistered assault rifle and three large-capacity magazines in the home of a Milford man accused of shooting a squirrel.  James Toigo has been charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, cruelty to an animal, reckless endangerment, breach of peace, failure to register an assault rifle and possessing large-capacity magazines. More>>

Harlem politician Basil Paterson dead

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Basil Paterson, the father of former New York Governor David Paterson, died Wednesday night at the age of 87. The trailblazing Democratic politician from Harlem served in the state Senate, as deputy mayor of New York City, as secretary of state of New York and was appointed by the New York Senate as a commissioner of the Port Authority of NY and NJ. In 1970, he ran for lieutenant governor, the second black nominee of a major party for statewide office in New York. More>>

Fund raises thousands for exonerated NYC man

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A recently exonerated New York man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting help from dozens of well-wishers contributing to an online fund for him. About 70 people gave a total of more than $3,400 to the campaign for Jonathan Fleming by Wednesday. Fleming was released last week after a judge dismissed the 1989 case, with Brooklyn prosecutors' assent.
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LI restaurants to pay $1.7M in back wages

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Federal authorities say seven Long Island restaurants have agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million in back wages to 363 waiters and kitchen workers. The U.S. Labor Department says the restaurants - six in Suffolk and one in Nassau - were accused of paying workers below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. They also were accused of paying employees off the books, failing to pay time and a half for overtime and other violations. More>>

Court extends NYPD officer's weapons case in India

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An Indian court says it won't rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge. The New York Police Department says Manny Encarnacion was arrested in March after Indian authorities discovered three bullets he had accidentally packed in his luggage. He is out on bail but has been barred from leaving India until the case is resolved.
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Baby found in teen's shopping bag called homicide

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The New York City medical examiner has ruled that the death of a baby found in a teenager's shopping bag was a homicide. More>>

Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office

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Chelsea Clinton says she might run for office someday - if she becomes dissatisfied with the job her elected representatives are doing. More>>

NJ mom charged with trying to kill her 3 teens

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A southern New Jersey woman is in custody on charges she tried to kill her three children by driving her car into the Delaware River. More>>

Is your home's energy meter spying on you?

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Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers’ homes, touting the technology’s energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora’s box of privacy concerns.
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German Shepherd called to jury duty

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At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Cumberland County has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is IV is a 5-year-old German Shepherd. More>>

New SAT: What will those questions look like?

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Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students. More>>

Pizza man attacked, shoots would-be robber

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This guy packs more than pepperoni. Police say a masked robber is in the hospital after a pizza delivery man shot at a gang of would-be thieves. Police tell local media outlets that the delivery man brought a pizza to a house around 10:30 p.m. Monday and was met in the front hallway by a man wearing a mask and hoodie. More>>

Giant whale pulled out of Jersey City harbor

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A whale that was found dead earlier this week in New York harbor has been transported to the Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City.   The United States Army Corps of Engineers successfully extracted the 60 ton giant from the water around on Wednesday.  More>>

Time takes toll on 1907 Meriden clock tower

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A 107-year-old clock tower atop Meriden's City Hall could be removed as city officials grapple with a $350,000 renovation cost. Weather has caused the tower's exterior to rot. More>>

Search for arsonist targeting Brooklyn churches Video included

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The hunt is on for the person who has set fires at three churches in three days in Brooklyn during Holy Week. Police say the first fire was started at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at The Greater New Beginnings Church in East Flatbush. They say newspapers were lit inside the doorway of the church. More>>

Robert De Niro says Tribeca Film Festival is his passion Video included

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Robert De Niro is a family man, a filmmaker, an entrepreneur and one of my favorite actors of all time. He's also a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, which has more to see than ever before. De Niro wears just as many hats on screen as he does in real life. The father of six starred in six films last year, owns four restaurants and a hotel, and still finds time each spring for the Tribeca Film Festival, Lower Manhattan's annual cinematic showcase. More>>

NYC exploring ways to curb taxi speeds

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New York City is exploring ways to curb the speed of taxis. The Taxi and Limousine Commission this week issued a request for information on "anti speeding vehicle technologies."  The measures include devices that can intervene when drivers exceed posted speeds and "advisory systems" that can sound alarms when reckless driving is detected.
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Allergy season expected to be bad Video included

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There is not much relief in sight for allergy sufferers. Experts say a shortened spring due to the long winter may create a more intense allergy season.  Some allergists say they've already seen a noticeable increase in patients as the weather has gotten warmer. More>>

Temperature drops; snow moves in

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Temperatures are below average for the remainder of the week. The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds made a return.  More>>

Push to save historic NJ baseball stadium

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Volunteers are working to help save one of the only stadiums still in existence where black professional baseball teams once played. Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson was once home to the New York Black Yankees, the New York Cubans and other Negro League teams. Eleven members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame played there, including Larry Doby. More>>

Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

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President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments. The White House says Obama commended men's head coach Kevin Ollie and his team on their decisive championship victory and noted how he enjoyed watching them throughout the tournament. He told women's head coach Geno Auriemma how impressive it was to see the team continue to dominate women's collegiate basketball.
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Connecticut casinos post March slot revenue drop

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Connecticut's Indian-run casinos say slot machine revenue fell sharply in March, with Foxwoods Resort Casino citing an "ultra-competitive" market. Foxwoods reported Tuesday that the share of wagers, known as revenue, was $44.6 million, down 10 percent from March 2013. Total slot machine wagering at the Mashantucket Pequot tribal casino was $566 million, down 5 percent.
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NYPD ends Muslim surveillance program

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A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the department's Intelligence Division.
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Service dogs trained in Westchester changing people's lives Video included

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For the past 20 years, Monica La Peter, a breast cancer survivor, has relied on either a wheelchair or a walker to get around. Soon Monica will regain some of her independence. She is one of several disabled persons who will be going home with a service dog trained at East Coast Assistance Dog Program in Westchester County. More>>

Helping amputees achieve their potential Video included

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A Step Ahead Prosthetics in Hicksville, Long Island, customizes prosthetics for people from all over the world. There are cosmetic ones made to mimic actual skin and lightweight "blades" made of carbon graphite designed for running. Aviva Drescher of "The Real Housewives of New York City" wears a prosthetic.

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Woman convicted in gun case tied to firefighter deaths

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A woman charged with buying guns for a convicted felon who later used them to kill two volunteer firefighters in an ambush was convicted Tuesday of falsifying business records. A state Supreme Court jury in Rochester found 25-year-old Dawn Nguyen, of the town of Greece, guilty because she lied when she said on a gun purchase form that she was buying the weapons for her own use.
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NYPD probe arson cases at 3 Brooklyn churches Video included

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The NYPD is looking for an arsonist who has targeted three churches in three days. The most recent act of arson happened at St. Mark's Church in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The pastor is happy that they were able to put the fire out and he hopes that their surveillance video leads to an arrest.
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There's nothing worse than trying to dodge and weave through the rain drops on a rainy day in New York City. But a new umbrella sharing pilot may make getting stuck in the rain a little easier. Who really wants to lug an umbrella around all day? So here's a solution: umbrella sharing. More>>

Lindsay Lohan's mom pleads guilty to DWI in NY

Actress Lindsay Lohan's mother has pleaded guilty in New York to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. Dina Lohan also pleaded guilty to speeding during her court appearance Tuesday on Long Island. More>>

Suspect Sandy charity begins distributing dollars

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A Superstorm Sandy charity that was suspected of fraud has started distributing money nearly a year after a settlement with New Jersey prosecutors. The unregistered Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation handed out $225,000 to four charitable organizations in New Jersey and one in New York.
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Dead whale found in New York Harbor will be taken to NJ

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Fish and wildlife officials are preparing to perform a necropsy to find out why a 30- to 35-foot whale was found dead in New York Harbor. A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that the whale was found a few days ago. It has been moved next to a barge so that it does not disrupt ships' navigation.
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Biometric security can't come soon enough for some people Video included

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Cyber-attacks and identity theft seem a realer threat than ever before, but the tools we need to protect ourselves we have carried since birth. Friday, we made Ryan King the most verified man in Brooklyn. "Verified," a fingerprint-recognition device chirped back at Ryan after he placed his finger on the reader. More>>

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A 13-year-old boy who was shot in the head in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn on Monday was caught in the crossfire. More>>

Driver transporting dozens of drunk teens arrested

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A limousine bus driver on Long Island was arrested after the New York State police found he was transporting a bus full of drunk teens.Police say it happened Monday night at a Sunrise Highway rest area in Southampton.Someone called 911 to report a female screaming at the eastbound rest area between exit 65 and 66.Troopers arrived and found 42 teens between the ages of 16 and 17 in various stages of intoxication.The found more than 100 cans of beer on the bus, along with several gallons worth ... More>>

Cyanide poisoning in suicide shuts neighborhood

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Fairfield fire officials say a man who committed suicide by drinking potassium cyanide prompted a hazardous materials alert that shut part of a neighborhood. Assistant Fire Chief George Gomola told the Connecticut Post that the unidentified man left a note warning first responders. He locked the house and went to bed before swallowing the poison. A portion of the neighborhood was shut Monday night, but neighbors were not in danger.

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Actor Liam Neeson is again speaking out against New York City's plan to ban horse-drawn carriages. In an editorial in the NY Times on Tuesday, Neeson says he sees the proposal "as a class issue" that threatens the livelihoods of carriage drivers and stable hands. Neeson again appealed to Mayor Bill de Blasio to visit the stables and see how the horses are cared for.
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Lawyers for Larry Flynt's Hustler Club on Manhattan's West Side have filed a civil suit against the state for taxing its performances. An administrative judge ruled in February that the club had to pay $2.1M in contested taxes.  The club says it's First Amendment rights were violated by the 8.5 percent sales tax. More>>

Ailing man rescued from boat off Del. coast

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The Coast Guard has rescued a man who needed medical attention from a fishing boat off Delaware. After a crew member aboard the Mary Elizabeth alerted authorities that the 49-year-old man needed immediate medical attention, the Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to the boat about 50 miles off Lewes, Del. More>>

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Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly displaying a Confederate battle flag during a sporting event. The principal at St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington says the boys walked into a European handball event last week wearing the flag around their shoulders. More>>

Petition opposes Newark archbishop's retirement home renovations Video included

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The residence of John Myers, the archbishop of Newark, is at the rectory of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J. It houses four other priests. But in 2002, the archdiocese bought him a 4,500-square-foot weekend home in Hunterdon County. Now the archbishop wants to deck it out with some costly renovations. Some parishioners say it goes completely against Pope Francis's example of leading a simple life. More>>

Gov. Christie was 'nervous' when bridge scandal was linked to his aides

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Gov. Chris Christie was "nervous" about the possibility that anyone else on his staff was involved in a politically motivated traffic scandal, according to interview notes released Monday by lawyers the governor's office hired to conduct an internal investigation. Christie was one of 75 people interviewed for his office's probe into traffic tie-ups approaching the George Washington Bridge. More>>

Teen pleads not guilty in sister's fatal stabbing

A northern New Jersey teenager has pleaded not guilty to charges that he fatally stabbed his sister at their family's home. The Record reports that Travis Gallo, who was 17 when the stabbing occurred last December, entered his pleas Monday during a court hearing in Hackensack. That came just days after a judge ruled Gallo would be tried as an adult on murder and weapons charges. More>>

Teen bystander shot in Brooklyn

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Police say a 13-year-old bystander has been wounded in a shooting on a New York City street. Police said the victim was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition with a head injury. A man who was believed to be the intended target also was hospitalized after being struck in the leg. The gunfire erupted at about noon on Monday in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn as the victim was walking with his aunt.
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Thousands of police officers lined Beach 84th Street in Rockaway Beach, Queens, to say a final goodbye to one of their own and salute his heroism and sacrifice. Police Officer Dennis Guerra, 38, died from smoke inhalation after rushing to a fire in Coney Island high rise on April 6. Deputy Inspector Carlos Valdez, Guerra's commanding officer, said the 8-year veteran will be remembered for his dedication to helping others. More>>

Coney Island amusement rides open for the summer

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The rides of Coney Island are once again open for business. At Luna Park on Sunday, Italian tycoon Alberto Zamperla christened the first ride on the Cyclone roller-coaster by dousing it with the traditional egg cream. More>>

Atlantic City casino revenue down in March

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New Jersey casino regulators say Internet gambling grew at a faster rate in March, its fourth full month as a legal option in the state. But it wasn't enough to keep Atlantic City's casinos from seeing their overall gambling income decline again. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement announced Monday that online gambling brought in $11.9 million in March, up 15 percent from February. More>>

Native Americans say US violated human rights

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A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim.  The Onondaga Indian Nation says it plans to file a petition at the Organization of American States asking for the return of 2.5 million acres in upstate New York, including the city of Syracuse.
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Connecticut hopes to sell riders on bus-only route

A half-billion-dollar bus-only corridor in central Connecticut is nearly a year away from opening, but officials are already trying to persuade commuters to leave their cars at home. More>>

Dog that raced train finds new home

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The adorable dog that raced a Metro-North train has a new family. New York's Animal Care Control announced Monday that Tie has found a "great" new home. ACC got about 100 queries and three dozen applications for the energetic pooch. She was rescued last week after running alongside a Metro-North Railroad train on a parallel track. More>>

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The Macy's 4th of July fireworks show will return to the East River this year. The annual display will reportedly be set off from the Brooklyn Bridge and barges on the East River.The dazzling display was moved to the Hudson River in 2009 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage. The fireworks performance is expected to rotate between the two rivers in the future. More>>

Handgun stolen in NYC in 1967 recovered in W.Va.

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A handgun reported stolen in New York City more than 40 years ago has been recovered in West Virginia during a traffic stop. Gary Police Chief S.P. McKinney cited the male driver last week for not wearing a seat belt and discovered that he had a loaded .357 Magnum in the vehicle.
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Pedestrian struck by police car in Manhattan

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A police car rammed into a pedestrian, seriously injuring him on the Upper West Side. Witnesses say the man was hit by the NYPD squad car on Broadway between 77th and 78th streets. 
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Manhattan DA investigating Christie

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The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is reportedly now the third government entity investigating the relationship between the Port Authority and Governor Chris Christie's administration.  More>>

Police: Man on LI pretended to be a cop

Suffolk County authorities say a Coram man has been arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer. Officials say an officer was on patrol Saturday night when he saw a man making what appeared to be a traffic stop on another car. More>>

Connecticut home sells for $120 million

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A 12-bedroom waterfront estate on 50 acres in wealthy Greenwich has been sold for $120 million. Ogilvy says the estate edged out a Silicon Valley property sold last year for $117.5 million. More>>

How is NY's economy? Governor candidates disagree

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York has been on the right path during his term. Republican challenger Rob Astorino says New York is losing. More>>

Report: 2 bodies found in Hudson River in Hoboken

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Two bodies have been pulled out of the Hudson River in New Jersey. Hoboken Police Sergeant Dennis Figueroa says the two men were between 20 and 25 years old. Police hadn't identified the victims by early Sunday afternoon. More>>

Bagged body parts found near train tracks in NYC

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Authorities say a homeless man made a disturbing discovery near some train tracks in Queens. He found some plastic bags with body parts inside them. More>>

Mayor de Blasio is late. A lot. Does it matter? Video included

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We have no statistic to show you how often Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives late or how late he arrives. His tardiness probably bothers journalists on deadline a lot more than the average New Yorker. After all, if a news conference, starts 15, 20, 45 minutes late how much does that really impact the fate of the city? But a hundred days in we can say it seems like the mayor is late a lot.
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Mayor de Blasio: 100 days Video included

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Mayor Bill de Blasio marked his first 100 days in office with an impassioned recounting of his populist values meant to re-energize his grassroots base and place his agenda within the framework of New York City's activist history. De Blasio, the first Democratic mayor of the nation's largest city in a generation, delivered his address Thursday at Manhattan's Cooper Union, the same site where Abraham Lincoln gave an 1860 speech.
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NSA 'cyber-attacks' military service academies

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If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. A team of caffeine-fueled cadets is spending long days this week in a computer lab trying to fend off threats cooked up by experts at the National Security Agency.
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Health inspectors to wear Google Glass?

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Some New York City food inspectors might be wearing Google Glass during restaurant visits under a new City Council proposal.  A yearlong pilot program would require 10 percent of the 160 city health inspectors to wear video devices. More>>

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