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Suspect dead following police chase Video included

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At least one suspect is dead in a police-involved shooting in Rutherford, New Jersey.The shooting occurred at about 2:30 a.m. at Rutherford Ave. and Ridge Rd. following a chase. Investigators are piecing together what happened. One occupant of an SUV was shot and pronounced dead at a hospital. The other occupant was unharmed and was arrested. The preliminary investigation shows a state trooper and police officers from Lyndhurst and Rutherford were involved in the chase.

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Elderly couple found living in car in Walmart parking lot

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A couple in their 70s, down on their luck, is living in their car in a Pasco County Walmart parking lot. But thanks to a group of teens, they're slowly getting back on their feet. More>>

Trump Plaza closes; mogul Donald Trump may step in

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A fourth Atlantic City casino has gone out of business.  Trump Plaza shut its doors at 6 a.m. Tuesday.  The casino at the center of the Boardwalk and the end of the Atlantic City Expressway has been declining for years, performing worse than any of the city's other casinos. Real estate mogul Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to say he left Atlantic City years ago but may return.
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More abuse accusations against Adrian Peterson

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Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson is accused of abusing another one of his children while in Texas in June of 2013.  In a text message to the child's mother obtained by a TV station in Houston, Peterson allegedly said the child injured himself. “Hit his head on the Carseat. I felt so bad. But he did it his self.” The four-year-old boy reportedly flinched and hit his head as Peterson gestured to strike him, reported KHOU-TV. More>>

Wedding reception at country club ends with brawl

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Police say they're investigating a large brawl that broke out at the end of a wedding reception held over the weekend at a suburban Buffalo country club. Officials tell local media that seven different police agencies were called in late Saturday to break up the fight at the Orchard Park Country Club. Officers say dozens of the approximately 200 guests were involved in the melee, which broke out after a member of the wedding party was tossed off the premises for inappropriate behavior.
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Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

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Law enforcement officials from coast to coast say street gangs are shying away from wearing their colors and are covering up or even altering their tattoos to avoid detection by police.  Hartford, Connecticut, Police Sgt. Johnmichael O'Hare says gone are the days when the Bloods wore red from head to toe. All you'll see now, he says, is maybe a red handkerchief sticking out of a back pocket.


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Police: Man damages 2 golf courses after breakup

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Authorities say a 23-year-old western New York man caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage at two Buffalo-area golf courses after being dumped by his girlfriend.  Police in the suburban town of Orchard Park say Austin Christopher used his pickup truck to tear up the ninth green at Harvest Hill Golf Course early Saturday morning.
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Smoking rates on the rise in New York City Video included

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For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.  Sixteen percent of adult New Yorkers smoked in 2013, up from 14 percent in 2010, which was the city's lowest recorded rate, according to the findings released by New York City's Department of Health. More>>

Enterovirus outbreak hits New York Video included

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The New York Health Department has confirmed that a viral-based severe respiratory illness has sickened several children in the state. New York is the latest state to confirm cases of sickness caused by enterovirus EV-D68. More than a dozen children are sick, officials said. The CDC has said this unusually severe outbreak has caused serious breathing problems. More>>

Report: health risks at some nail salons Video included

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One of the most surprising findings in a report from the New York City public advocate is that city officials have virtually no authority over how nail salons are run. The city can't enforce standards like they do with restaurants, so it's clearly a case of beauty buyer beware. We get our nails done without thinking too much about it.
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Car strikes toddler; driver arrested

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Police on Long Island say a 30-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with an accident that injured a 3-year-old girl being pushed in a stroller. Police say Scott Shea of Middle Island was driving a Jeep northbound on William Floyd Parkway, just south of Montauk Highway, when he struck the toddler at about 3:45 p.m. Monday. More>>

Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash

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Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a train crash in Connecticut last year have settled with the commuter railroad. More>>

Single in the USA

Why more people remain unmarried Video included

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This is the first time since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking marriages in 1976 that we have more single than married adults in this country. More>>

A history classroom in the real world Video included

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When Denis Belliveau is teaching kids about Marco Polo, he is in his element. He makes the explorer's journey come alive by taking students on a No. 7 train ride through Queens, New York's most diverse borough. He brings history alive for his students. Along the way the students stop in neighborhoods that mirror Polo's trip. I caught up with the class in Flushing, Queens, which easily resembles China.
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Etan Patz murder confession played in court Video included

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A judge allowed a confession tape to be played in court in connection with the case of Etan Patz, who vanished in 1979. On the tape, Pedro Hernandez described how he killed Patz. But his lawyers say Hernandez falsely confessed and doesn't understand his rights. Before Hernandez's videotaped confession was played, Patz's mother quickly left the courtroom unable to watch the video.
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Learning mindfulness in elementary school Video included

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Coping with stress and anxiety is on the curriculum at several Long Island schools. Students in elementary grades are learning meditation techniques. On most days, Mr. D's fourth grade class in Islip is like any other class. But once a week for 8 weeks, teachers like Kelly come in and teach students about mindfulness. Kelly is with Mission Be, a nonprofit organization bringing mindful education to public schools. More>>

NJ, NY officials meet about security Video included

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With new concerns about home grown terrorism becoming more urgent, city and state officials -- including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio -- met with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to devise new strategies. NYPD counterterrorism police stood watch outside the Midtown Manhattan meeting where city, state and federal law enforcement officials coordinated their new security plans. More>>

Columbia makes Obama library's short list

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Chicago, New York and Honolulu are on the short list to host President Barack Obama's future presidential library.The Barack Obama Foundation says four of the 13 applications submitted earlier this year made the cut. New York's Columbia University and the University of Hawaii are being invited to submit more formal proposals to host the library.
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Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins and Spc. Donald Sloat

Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

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Two Vietnam War soldiers -- one still living, one killed in action -- received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by a nation divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War. More>>

Cabs for women driven by women Video included

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Taxis come in yellow, green, black, and now... hot pink? They're called SheTaxis and they are from a cab service for women by women. (The cabs aren't actually pink, but drivers will carry pink pashminas.)The service is coming to New York this week. You could almost think of it as an all-female Uber.
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Feds inspect pump at Millstone nuclear complex

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Federal inspectors are at the Millstone nuclear power complex in Waterford to examine a critical backup water pump that failed routine tests in July and last week. More>>

Gillibrand: I don't know who made 'porky' comment Video included

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, without naming any names, claims in a new book that male colleagues made off-color remarks about her appearance – with one even allegedly squeezing her stomach and telling her: “Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby.”  The 47-year-old Democratic New York senator discussed her new book, “Off the Sidelines,” in an interview with Good Day New York on Monday. More>>

Most germ-infested tourist attractions

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Ever waited for hours to kiss the Blarney Stone? Attendants swear that the stone is washed four or five times every day, but in 2011, the Forensic Science Technician, an organization that promotes the teaching of forensic sciences, ranked the Blarney Stone above airplane bathrooms, ATMs and murder scenes when it came to the number of germs.
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Judge weighing video confession in Patz case

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A man charged with killing a boy who disappeared in 1979 speaks calmly about strangling the child in a confession video that's the focus of a hearing. The father of Etan Patz watched stoically as the video was played Monday. Etan's mother left the courtroom before the video began. Pedro Hernandez says he wanted to stop choking the child but could not. He says Etan was still alive when he put him in a bag. More>>

Deadly attack at police barracks Video included

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Two troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on Saturday looking for the shooter or shooters. A nonprofit group is offering a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of a suspect.  More>>

Smoke alarm recall 2014

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About 1.2 million smoke alarms have been recalled in the United States and about 112,000 in Canada due to alarm failures after power outages.The recalled models include:Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010S with manufacture dates between Dec. 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014Combination smoke/CO alarm il2010SCO with manufacture dates between Dec. 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014Combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA with manufacture date between Oct. 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014The alarms look like... More>>

Vikings reinstate Peterson after abuse charge

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The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf made the announcement Monday, one day after Peterson was benched during a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots after he was charged for striking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch this summer. More>>

Urban Outfitters' 'fake blood' Kent State shirt draws outrage

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A sweatshirt being sold by Urban Outfitters featuring fake blood stains and tattered edges with the logo of Kent State University, where four students were killed in a 1970 incident that shocked America, is “beyond poor taste and trivializes a loss of life,” university officials said Monday. More>>

Man wanted for robbery arrested at Frisbee tourney

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A man wanted for an armed robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him on Sunday while he was playing at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon. More>>

FBI launches national facial recognition system

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has fully rolled out a new biometric identification system that includes facial recognition technology.The FBI, working with the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, says the Next Generation Identification System is fully operational. More>>

Tourists found dead on Thai beach in 'gruesome' attack

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Two British tourists were found battered to death Monday on a beach on a scenic island in southern Thailand that is one of the country's most popular diving destinations.  The nearly naked bodies were discovered on Koh Tao, a small island in the Gulf of Thailand.  A bloodied hoe was found near the bodies and is believed to have been used as the murder weapon More>>

Costumed characters brawl in Times Square Video included

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Two costumed characters in Times Square and another man have been arrested after police say they got into a fist fight. Police say they were all charged with misdemeanor assault. It happened around 9 p.m. Saturday. The dispute started after the man allegedly began heckling the costumed characters dressed as Batman and Spider-Man. More>>

Hundreds suspended for dress code violation Video included

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Approximately 200 students have been suspended at Tottenville High School on Staten Island since the start of the school year. School officials say the students violated the strict dress code known as 'Dress for Success.'  Of the suspensions, 90 percent were of girls.  More>>

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids Video included

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Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid?  Marriott is placing envelopes in 160,000 hotel rooms beginning this week to encourage guests to leave tips. More>>

R trains back in service Video included

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A subway tunnel connecting Brooklyn and lower Manhattan that was badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy has reopened. The R trains began running through the Montague Tunnel on Monday. Workers had been repairing damage in the tunnel caused by the October 2012 storm. It was scheduled to open next month.

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Miss New York crowned Miss America

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Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immediately touched off a furor on social media networks, where many were critical of her performance. But Kazantsev said she was inspired by the 2012 movie "Pitch Perfect." More>>

Schumer proposes ban on 10 flame retardants

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Senator Charles Schumer says a Duke University study has found flame retardants in upholstered furniture and children's products like toys, pajamas and pillows to be highly toxic. The chemicals have also been linked to developmental delays and rare cancers in firefighters as well as cancers and hormone disruption in children. More>>

British PM David Cameron says he will 'drain this poison' after latest ISIS beheading video Video included

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Islamic State militants have released a video claiming to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, in what British Prime Minister David Cameron has described as "an act of pure evil."The 44-year-old Haines was abducted in Syria in 2013 while working for an international aid agency.  More>>

Facing child abuse charges, Adrian Peterson absent from Sunday game

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Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend's game against New England.  More>>

200th anniversary of Star Spangled Banner Video included

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Exactly 200 years ago, Francis Scott Key watched US troops defend the city of Baltimore against the British and penned what would later become our national anthem. Jordin Sparks sang "the Star Spangled Banner" during the 200th anniversary celebration at Fort Mchenry Saturday night. More>>

Electricity goes out at Six Flags, guests left stranded

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It wasn't the amusement park thrill they were expecting. Some people at Great Adventure in New Jersey were left stranded on rides after a power outage. More>>

Stranded jet skiers rescued off Staten Island

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Two jet skiers stranded since Saturday night were rescued from small islands off of Staten Island Sunday morning, police sources said. The FDNY Marine division discovered the first jet skier on the West Bank Lighthouse island while patrolling the area after 8 a.m. Sunday, and took him to Staten Island University Hospital North. His friend, a man in his 40s, was also saved. More>>

2 inmates escape from youth detention center

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Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a youth detention center in southern New Jersey. More>>

Mystery 9/11 photo ID'd after woman's Internet hunt

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A woman looking for members of a wedding party seen in a photograph found near the World Trade Center site shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack has located the group after an Internet search 13 years later. More>>

Miss America attempts to buff Atlantic City's image

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After months of bad news including casino closings and thousands of laid-off workers, Atlantic City is in for some positive publicity. More>>

Police: LI man wounded in home invasion

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Nassau County police say a man was shot and wounded in a home invasion in Westbury. More>>

5 Facebook settings you should change ASAP

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If you missed the news, Facebook was recently valued at $201.6 billion. That's enough to slip it in at number 22 on the list of the largest companies in the world. The dirty secret is that most of that value comes from ads, and to attract advertisers, Facebook sells them your information. It also adds features that annoy you, but play well with the ad companies and more! More>>

Thousands participate in annual NYRR 5th Avenue Mile

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Thousands of runners hit the concrete jungle on Saturday for the annual New York Road Runners 5th Avenue Mile. Olympians, world champions and runners of all ranks and abilities hammered out the mile-long course along Fifth Avenue starting at 80th Street and ending on 60th. More>>

Woman gives birth on George Washington Bridge Video included

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There was an unexpected rush delivery on the George Washington Bridge early Saturday. The Port Authority says a couple from Monroe, New York were in a Manhattan-bound taxi near the bridge's tolls when the mother went into labor around 6:30 am. More>>

Enterovirus D68 makes its way to the Northeast, officials confirm

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The mysterious respiratory virus that's been making children sick across the United States has made its way to the Northeast. More>>

3 plead guilty in $1.3M trading card theft

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Three former employees of a western New York trading card business have admitted stealing $1.3 million by taking advantage of a flaw in the computer software their employer used. More>>

Ceremony to mark 43 years since Attica prison riot

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Hundreds of personal items collected after the nation's deadliest prison riot will be returned to their owners and families as they mark the 43rd anniversary of the uprising. More>>

NY man admits helping mother's suicide

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A 29-year-old upstate New York man says strangling his mother to death was an assisted suicide. More>>

New Jersey gas prices stay stable

Motorists are seeing stable prices at the pumps in New Jersey. More>>

Silent Disco

Headphone dance party comes to Queens Video included

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No. No, it's not even like that. We're all dancing together to the same song. We're listening through these headphones. It's a dance party. With my headphones on, this D.J. sounds like he might assemble the greatest late-night playlist of all-time. With my headphones off, this party looks really weird.
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New York Fashion Week: weird and wonderful Video included

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Modern dancers, writhing half-naked in front of giant weather-themed video installations. Miley Cyrus, not twerking, but working — in a new gig making jewelry with children's beads. A guy mowing a fake indoor lawn in a suit, top hat and fishnet tights. We didn't need to tell you that Fashion Week isn't only about hemlines and tailoring, did we? Some weird or wonderful (and sometimes both) moments of New York Fashion Week... More>>

Serial killer dies in NY prison

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A former school hall monitor who admitted strangling eight prostitutes and stashing their corpses in his home in the 1990s has died at a prison in western New York. Prison officials said Kendall Francois, who was 43, died Thursday evening from apparent natural causes. He was an inmate at the maximum-security Wende Correctional Facility in Alden. More>>

Housing activists protest Airbnb Video included

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You've probably seen Airbnb commercials extolling the benefits of homeowners renting out their houses or apartments to out-of-town guests for a fee. Sharing is caring feel-good commercials.But housing activists say Airbnb is reducing available housing in New York City's increasingly expensive and shrinking housing market. They argue Airbnb is pushing thousands of apartments toward use as illegal hotels instead of affordable housing. More>>

Robot workers are coming Video included

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A life-sized looking and sounding robot named the RoboThespian is an interactive, alert machine powered by algorithms and codes -- a form of artificial intelligence. It's the sort of thing that would have sounded like science fiction a generation ago. These days, robots like this are used mostly in showrooms and for entertainment. But researcher Cadell Last of the Global Brain Institute says that these bots will have a much bigger role and will make up a major part of the workforce.
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Clothing for a cause Video included

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Like millions of Americans, John Williams has been out of work for months. He has finally landed an interview for a customer service position. To make sure he gets the job, he is making sure to look his best, thanks to Suited for Work.Suited for Work is a program under FEGS, a nonprofit that's been around for 80 years. Since its inception, Suited for Work has outfitted more than 8,000 men with brand-new suits donated by manufacturers. More>>

7 train to New Jersey? Video included

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The idea is grand: to take the 7 train and connect Queens to Manhattan to New Jersey. But as with all these massive projects, the chorus gets quiet when asked who will to pay for it. While business interests announced plans of an economic impact study, no one has even a ballpark number for a price tag.
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Homecoming Farm

Organic farm helps feed Long Island's hungry Video included

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Growing, snapping, picking, sorting, and a little time for laughs in between take place at Homecoming Farm in Amityville, New York. The real mission is to feed the tristate area's hungry. The farm-to-table approach has been in homecoming farm's DNA since 1875 when a group of Dominican sisters from Germany immigrated into Brooklyn and then founded the farm.
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How to spot dangerous email Video included

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Spam emails are trying to do one of two things: get your credentials (passwords, bank accounts) or take control of your computer through malware. Timothy Ryan may be the best cyber security expert to have by your side. He was the head of the FBI cyber security unit. We rolled through a few examples of dangerous emails, beginning with the typical email offering a loan. More>>

HELMET VIDEO: Cyclist wipes out on taxi door Video included

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With a camera mounted to his helmet, a cyclist headed northbound on 4th Avenue in Manhattan. As he neared East 14th Street, the taxi door swung open and the cyclist slammed into the door and went down. But it's the aftermath where things got weird in an "Only in New York" kind of way as the blame game started. The cab driver was upset because he said his door was damaged.
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Obama, Clinton celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps

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As a former community organizer, President Barack Obama says he'd never have become president had it not been for his service to others, and what he describes as the "purpose" that it gave to his life. He and former President Bill Clinton today highlighted the benefits of volunteering, as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program.
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Atlantic City casino revenues down

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Atlantic City's casino revenue declined by 1.2 percent in August compared with a year ago as another gambling hall shut down at the end of the month. The 11 casinos operating during August won $294.4 million from gamblers, down from $298 million a year ago. The Showboat closed on Aug. 31 but had been slowly ramping down its operations during the month. More>>

Wedding forces rescheduling of college football game

You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September. More>>

Day care center worker who served bleach is fired

The New Jersey day care center where more than two dozen children and adults were accidentally served bleach-tainted water has reopened, and an employee has been fired. More>>

WARN notices go to 3,100 Taj Mahal casino workers

The owner of the Trump Taj Mahal casino has sent notices to more than 3,100 employees warning it could be shut down on Nov. 13. More>>

Team forced to remove crosses from helmets

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Football players at Arkansas State University were ordered to either remove a Christian cross decal from their helmets or modify it into a mathematical sign after an attorney complained that the image violated the U.S. Constitution.The cross decal was meant to memorialize a former player and former equipment manager.
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Death row inmate seeks kosher diet

One of two men convicted in the killings of a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 Connecticut home invasion is suing the state, claiming his rights are violated because he's being denied kosher food in prison. More>>

Soccer fans wear rival player's mug shot on T-shirt

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Relatives of an Indiana high school student whose mug shot appeared on T-shirts at a soccer game between rival schools reportedly claim spirited fans went a bit too far. More>>

Investor picks breadstick battle with Olive Garden

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Olive Garden is hurting itself by piling on too many breadsticks, according to an investor that's disputing how the restaurant chain is run.  In a wide-ranging critique, the hedge fund Starboard Value says restaurants lack training and that servers bring too many breadsticks to tables at a time.
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Navy searches for pilot after jets crash into sea

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Pentagon officials say two U.S. Navy jets have crashed into the western Pacific Ocean and that one pilot was rescued and a search is on for the other.  The F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets were from Carrier Air Wing 17 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California's San Joaquin Valley.
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Prisoners kept handcuffed in park

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It was a day in the park for about 40 prisoners - handcuffed to each other, a fence and even a children's slide.  Authorities have been holding some crime suspects in a public park in western Bogota's La Granja neighborhood because they say there is no more room at a local detention center. More>>

Woman sexually assaulted twice in 1 hour

New York City police are looking for two suspects in connection with separate sexual assaults on the same victim in the span of one hour. More>>

Man charged for dropping pants at LI school

A man has been charged with allegedly pulling his pants down in front of a boy's locker room at a Long Island middle school. More>>

Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680,000 each

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The federal government wasted millions of dollars in building a housing project for Border Patrol agents in Arizona near the Mexican border, spending nearly $700,000 per house in a small town where the average home costs less than $90,000, a watchdog report found. More>>

3 babies' bodies found in house full of vermin

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The bodies of three infants were found in a Massachusetts house filled with vermin and piled high with soiled diapers, where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a prosecutor said.  Detectives investigating a case of reckless endangerment of children found the bodies at the house in Blackstone, about 50 miles southwest of Boston on the Rhode Island border. More>>

Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice

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Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white No. 27.  A Ray Rice jersey.  "There's two sides to every story," said the 23-year-old waitress from Baltimore. More>>

Preserving the Yiddish language Video included

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We came to the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research to hear Dr. Chava Lapin -- "Bubby" to her grandchildren -- and Rabbi Shimon Josef Meller speak some kosher Yiddish, and to save ourselves from klutzily shvitzing, kvetching and schmoozing in search of the language on the street. More>>

Kids drank bleach solution at NJ daycare Video included

More than two dozen children were rushed to a hospital after they were mistakenly served bleach-laced water at a New Jersey daycare center. More>>

9/11 anniversary commemorations Video included

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With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the hallowed site just hours after President Barack Obama promised to root out and destroy a new group of terrorists threatening the U.S.


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Australian designers at Fashion Week Video included

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Kylie, Kendall and Arianna Grande are in on it. And now we're letting you in on fashion's best kept secret: Australians are taking over. Bloggers and celebrities can't get enough of the edgy, unique designs coming from down under. Kate Anderson is head designer of Aussie label Finders Keepers, worn by Jessica Alba. Kate works with several designers under one parent company.
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New York City security in a post-9/11 world Video included

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The sounds of traffic and construction dominate the world trade center site these days -- nothing out of the ordinary. The sights of enhanced security have become commonplace too: NYPD officers actively watching the thousands of visitors who come to the 9/11 Memorial Museum and closely monitoring vehicles. Port Authority police are posted around the clock on the site that now houses a huge transportation hub. More>>

Dancing with Lil Buck Video included

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Born Charles Riley in Chicago and raised in Memphis, Lil Buck is an internationally acclaimed dancer who glides across the stage using moves that combine ballet with the popular street dance "jookin." Buck gained popularity after director Spike Jonze used his cell phone to record an interpretive performance of "The Dying Swan" by Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma.
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Connecticut police stop minorities at high rates

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New data released by the state of Connecticut show police statewide are stopping black and Hispanic drivers at disproportionately high rates compared with population statistics. The figures released Thursday show that about 14 percent of all police traffic stops from last October through May involved black drivers, when blacks comprise about 8 percent of the state's population.
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Charter school battle Video included

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Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School in the Bronx shares space with traditional public school P.S. 146. Next year, the charter school will get more space to add on high school classes. It is one of four charter schools Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration will find extra space for next year. More>>

Seeking help after years of 9/11 survivor guilt

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The roar of a plane above Lower Manhattan. The rise of a pristine tower where ruins once smoldered. News of terrorist attacks in far-off lands. For New Yorkers in or near the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, the sights and sounds of everyday life can still -- even 13 years later -- trigger painful memories. Thousands of people continue to struggle with the effects of 9/11.
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Missing Connecticut girl found in Colorado

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A 14-year-old Connecticut girl missing since last month has been found in Colorado, and the man suspected of kidnapping her after months of online chatting is under arrest. Acting on a tip from the FBI, police in Longmont, Colorado said they got a found the girl in an apartment there on Wednesday afternoon.
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Mystic Aquarium releases seal pups in RI Video included

An animal rescue team from Mystic Aquarium released four harbor seal pups into the waters off Rhode Island. Two male and two female harbor seal pups, named Orion, Bullwinkle, Freya and Loki, were thin when they were found in Maine in May. Orion and Bullwinkle were also dehydrated. More>>

Millions take part in 9/11 Day of Service events Video included

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Organizers say the federally-recognized 9/11 National Day of Service is expected to draw more than 40 million participants in observance of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The 9/11 nonprofit, MyGoodDeed, says large-scale service and charitable projects are planned in cities across the country. Many of the projects will benefit veterans and first responders. More>>

Catholic League bowing out of St. Patrick's parade

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The Catholic League says it will sit out next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York because parade organizers aren't letting an anti-abortion Catholic group march. More>>

Cops snap photos of sleeping burglar

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Talk about falling asleep on the job!  Police in Sarasota, Fla. say they took photos of a burglar as he slept inside a home he had broken into. They say he had a bag of stolen loot on the bed next to him. More>>

Autistic man robbed of birthday money in park

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Stamford police say a 27-year-old autistic man was tricked and robbed of $100 he had received for his birthday by a man who pretended to befriend him at a local park. More>>

Cops: NY man hid drugs in anti-drug stuffed animal

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State police say they've arrested a 22-year-old New York man after he was found with marijuana, cocaine and LSD hidden inside a stuffed animal dressed in an anti-drug T-shirt. More>>

Cops: Man stole same Ferrari twice in two days

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Police officers say they have arrested a man for stealing the same Ferrari twice.  The second time, the car was stolen from an impound lot. More>>

What you need to know before buying a MetroCard

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We've all been there. The train is coming into the station, and you grab your MetroCard and quickly try and swipe it at a turnstile. "Please Swipe Again". "Please Swipe Again". "Insufficient Fare". The last two words are killer. You think to yourself “I swear I had a balance on this card”. More>>

Got camel milk? Video included

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Nondairy milk is a booming business in the United States. You've heard of soy milk, hemp milk, goat milk, almond milk, coconut milk. Well, how about camel milk? It was legalized in the U.S. in 2009. The person who helped bring camel milk to America says it's good for you because it's anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and has much more calcium and iron than cow milk. Many milk alternatives have seen gains in sales. More>>

NYPD: Pedestrian struck and killed by bus

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The NYPD is investigating an accident in which a pedestrian was struck and killed by a city bus in Queens. More>>

Christie signs bill overhauling alimony

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There will be no more permanent alimony in future divorces in New Jersey. More>>

Conn. remembers 9/11 with lowered flags, ceremony

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has directed that U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff to remember the nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. More>>

Developer offers $90M for Revel

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A Florida developer has offered $90 million for the Revel Casino Hotel that shut down last week, lawyers for the resort said Wednesday in court documents. The casino said in the bankruptcy court filing that Glenn Straub's Polo North Country Club, Inc., made the cash bid for the $2.4 billion resort. The casino also wants a judge to set an auction for Sept. 24 if any higher bids are received by Sept. 23.
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President Obama to launch airstrikes in Syria Video included

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In a major reversal, President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants in two volatile Middle East nations authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq. Officials compared the new U.S. mission in Iraq and Syria to the actions in Yemen and Somalia, campaigns that have gone on for years.


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Questions about Joan Rivers' procedure Video included

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Fox 5 has learned that investigators from the state Health Department have been at clinic interviewing staff and checking records, looking for answers into what caused Joan Rivers' death. Rivers went to the Yorkville Endoscopy Center to find out why her voice was raspy and ended up in cardiac arrest, and later dying. More>>

Source: Ray Rice video sent to NFL

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A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: "You're right. It's terrible."
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The Juilliard School Video included

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Walk into Juilliard and just hang out in the lobby; that's what we did when we started talking to Jiayan Sun. He is one talented pianist. Hang out in the lobby a little longer and meet Alex Nichollas, drawn all the way from Australia to be here or chat with Jasminn Johnson, from South Carolina, a 3rd year drama student. More>>

Ailing boy is a superhero Video included

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Strutting out of his chauffeured car, Prestun Seibel might be mistaken for a celebrity.But, get it straight. Prestun is no celebrity. Prestun is actually a real-life superhero. And such a big one, the 4-year-old even caught the attention of Captain America, who heard from others in the superhero community about Prestun's difficult battle with neuroblastoma, a form of cancer that has spread from his abdomen to his head. More>>

Councilman stands by horse carriage drivers Video included

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Carriage drivers along with their Teamster representatives applauded City Council Member Rafael Espinal outside City Hall as he publicly supported the horse carriage industry and its 300 union employees. Espinal heads the City Council committee that oversees the horse carriage industry. Any bill banning the horses from Central Park would normally have to go through his committee. More>>

Miss Rhode Island out of hospital after collapsing in Atlantic City

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Miss America Organization officials are hopeful Miss Rhode Island will be able to compete in Wednesday night's preliminary competition after she fainted on stage the previous night. More>>

Climate march planned ahead of UN summit

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New York labor unions and environmental groups are planning a march to draw attention to climate change two days before a United Nations summit on the issue. More>>

High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge

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There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye.Researchers have produced digital maps of what's beneath the World Heritage Site, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle. More>>

Plan to move Hawaii homeless out of tourist meccas

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Jim Trevarthen used to teach tourists how to surf on Hawaii's famed Waikiki Beach.  These days Trevarthen, 62, is homeless after his Waikiki landlord canceled his lease and jacked up the rent, he said.  He spends his days reading surfside and figuring out where he's going to get his next meal, and his nights finding a safe place to rest where he won't be shooed away by police. More>>

Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

Shia LaBeouf has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from an incident at a Broadway show. More>>

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' house for sale

A member of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast is putting her house on the market. More>>

Burger joint blasted for whining over NFL player's tip

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A Philadelphia burger joint is facing a huge backlash after posting a receipt online showing what appears to be a lousy tip from a local NFL star.  The restaurant is called PYT.  Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and three friends reportedly ate there on Monday afternoon. The restaurant owner says the $45 million man only left a $.20 tip on a $61.56 bill. More>>

Real-life 'Iron Man': 3-year-old boy fitted with 3D-printed prosthetic hand

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A 3-year-old Maui boy with a birth defect is one step closer to being a real-life “Iron Man” thanks to a 3D-printed prosthetic. More>>

Bronx fire

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A two alarm fire broke out in a residential building in the Williamsburg section of the Bronx on Wednesday. More>>

Mitt Romney to attend Christie birthday fundraiser

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The last Republican to run for president is coming to New Jersey to attend a fundraiser hosted by a Republican who is thinking about running for the White House. More>>

Couple caught having sex in public bathroom

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State police say they've charged two teenagers who were caught having sex in a men's restroom at the Empire State Convention Center in downtown Albany. More>>

PATH fares to increase on Oct. 1

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It's going to cost more to ride PATH trains between New Jersey and New York. More>>

Sandwich shop sparks controversy with sign

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A Texas shop owner's new sign message is polarizing many in his community. More>>

51 and pregnant Video included

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Tracey Kahn is a successful publicist. She is single, lives in a beautiful apartment in Manhattan, has a 2-year-old daughter, and is pregnant with again. She is 51. And she's not alone. Kahn is among a growing number of women putting off motherhood until middle age. More>>

$1 million parking space in Manhattan Video included

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If you've ever driven in Manhattan, then you know that it can sometimes take a half hour to go one block and parking spots are few and far between. A new 10-unit residential development going up in SoHo is banking on a parking spot being such a hot amenity that it is selling spots for $1 million each. More>>

Wounded Marine to get home on Long Island Video included

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In 2011, Marine Corps Cpl. Kevin Vaughan lost his left leg in an IED explosion while riding in a truck through the Marjah region of Afghanistan. Three years later, in the town of Hempstead, Long Island, a high school band, local officials, and Kevin's family gathered to give him a house and a flag to fly in his new front yard. More>>

Bay Ridge goes gold for cancer awareness Video included

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From the welcome sign to welcoming looking cakes to signs in cars and ribbons in windows, all of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, is going gold to raise awareness about kids with cancer. The nonprofit group Bay Ridge Cares came together to color the town gold -- day or night, it doesn't matter. More>>

Internet 'slowdown' protest Video included

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If you see a spinning wheel icon on your favorite sites or videos, don't worry: there is a good chance nothing is wrong. Several companies are hoping to raise awareness about an upcoming FCC proposal they say could drastically change the face of the Internet. If you go to watch your favorite show on Netflix Wednesday, you may notice something a bit different.
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Digital art at Transfer Gallery Video included

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The Transfer Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has an exhibit called "Language and Code" that features digital work from artists A. Bill Miller, New York's own Daniel Tempkin and his piece "Glitchometry," and others. The piece "Gridcycles" is an example of the art world firmly embracing the 21st Century through digital art. More>>

World Trade Center progress Video included

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Nearly 13 years after the 9/11 attack, the World Trade Center remains unfinished. The world's most expensive subway station is not yet done. The September 11 Memorial Museum is built on the footprints of the fallen towers. One World Trade Center is built and tenants will start moving in in November.
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NYPD: Terror threat more complex than ever

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Air strikes in Iraq, ongoing unrest in Syria and the beheadings of two American journalists are casting a long shadow over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. While there is no specific threat against New York ahead of the Thursday commemoration, the rising power of disparate militant groups around the world presents the most complex terrorism danger since the twin towers were destroyed, New York intelligence officials said this week.
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Apple unveils Watch, iPhone 6, Apple Pay Video included

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For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones aren't the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch called the Apple Watch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company's first major entry in a new product category since the iPad's debut in 2010. More>>

NYC approves sensors to pinpoint gunfire Video included

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New York City's comptroller has approved a contract for rooftop sensor technology for the NYPD to help pinpoint and reduce gunfire. More>>

Junior's Restaurant staying in Downtown Brooklyn

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The restaurant owner of Brooklyn's most famous cheesecake has decided not to sell the building that houses Junior's Restaurant. Alan Rosen says he's had a change of heart and has taken the two-story building in Downtown Brooklyn off the market.

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Jack the Ripper unmasked? Video included

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The question of Jack the Ripper's identity has been the subject of movies and baffled countless investigators for almost 130 years. In 1888 the notorious serial killer brutally murdered and mutilated at least five women in the White Chapel district of London. In his book "Naming Jack the Ripper," author Russell Edwards claims to have finally unmasked the killer. Edwards believes that Jack the Ripper was Polish immigrant and barber Aaron Kosminski. More>>

Flash tattoos sell in a flash Video included

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Ricky's NYC can't keep flash tattoos on shelves. Everyone has been asking for them. They're becoming the newest must have accessory. From glittery geometric gold to links of shining silver, these jewelry inspired tats are the newest obsession among celebrities like Beyonce and Alessandra Ambrosio. More>>

Virus sickens more than 1,000 children Video included

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Health officials suspect that a respiratory virus is the reason that hundreds of children across the country have been sickened in recent weeks and there are fears that the number of cases will explode. The virus is called enterovirus D68. While there are more than 100 types of enterovirus, and they are considered common, this variety is considered less common. More>>

Home Depot confirms breach

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Home Depot is confirming that its payment data systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used cards at U.S. and Canadian stores. The largest U.S. home improvement chain says there is no evidence debit card PINs were compromised, and no evidence online customers or shoppers at stores in Mexico are affected. More>>

New training for NYPD after chokehold Video included

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New York City police officers will get three days of annual training on how to properly use force following the chokehold death of an unarmed man this summer, police commissioner William Bratton said Monday. The initiative is part of an overall effort to repair community relations and change the culture of the department, Bratton said.
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Mountain lion attacks boy on hike

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Authorities in Northern California are still searching for a mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy, who on Monday was released from the hospital. California Department of Fish and Wildlife Lt. Patrick Foy said a team including two game wardens and at least four dogs continued scouring early Monday morning for the lion, which they plan to kill and test for rabies if found. More>>

Olive Garden: $100 for 7 weeks of unlimited pasta

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Pasta chain Olive Garden is offering a 7-week, all-you-can-eat pasta promotion for $100.  The restaurant chain is offering only 1,000 of the passes starting at 3 p.m. on Monday Sept. 8.   The "Never Ending Pasta Pass" can be used every day from September 22 - November 9, 2014.
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Brooklyn show looks at mystique of 'killer heels' Video included

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A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum is exploring the mystique of high-heeled shoes. "Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe" opens Wednesday and runs through February 15. Selections range from platform shoes dating to about 1600 to a contemporary - and lethal - 8-inch dagger stiletto. Numerous iterations of the shoe fill display cases: Some with triangle- and ball-shaped heels, others with twisted, trapezoidal and even furry heels.
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Survey: U.S. workers face a dim future

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U.S. workers face a dim future, with stagnant or falling pay and fewer openings for full-time jobs.  That's the picture that emerges from a survey of Harvard Business School alumni.  More than 40 percent of the respondents foresee lower pay and benefits for workers. Roughly half favor outsourcing work over hiring staffers.
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Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

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S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93. More>>

Duchess of Cambridge expecting second baby

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Royal officials say the Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, is expecting her second child.The couple's office, Clarence House, said the couple and their families were "delighted" with the news.Clarence House said the duchess was being treated at Kensington Palace for severe morning sickness.She suffered from morning sickness during her first pregnancy with Prince George, who was born in July 2013. More>>

Obama to outline strategy against ISIS Video included

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With Congress back to work after the summer recess, President Barack Obama and legislators will be discussing the plan to take on ISIS terrorists.  The President is scheduled to address the nation on Wednesday evening about the strategy. "This is not the equivalent of the Iraq war," said Mr. Obama over the weekend. More>>

Sentencing for Bin Laden’s son-in-law on eve of 9/11

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As we mark the anniversary of 9/11, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law faces sentencing Monday. In March, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, was found guilty of conspiring to kill Americans on on 9/11. He was Al-Qaeda's spokesperson, promoting terrorism around the world. More>>

Brooklyn man fatally stabbed, 2nd man wounded

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A 23-year-old Brooklyn man is dead and a second man has been wounded in a stabbing in Bedford-Stuyvesant. More>>

Volcano erupts, lava flows toward suburb Video included

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Lava from one of the world's most active volcanoes is flowing toward a suburb on Hawaii's Big Island. Lava from one of the world's most active volcanoes is creeping through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. More>>

Severe Weather: Thunderstorms slam tri-state area Video included

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A line of severe thunderstorms that surged their way east through Chicago is heading toward the tri-state area. Damaging winds produced 65 mph wind gusts that brought down small tree limbs on Friday night. The same storm system is expected to hit the New York area on Saturday and Sunday.
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Suspect wounded in NYC police shootout dies

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A 22-year-old wounded in a shootout with police in Brooklyn has died of his injuries six days later. More>>

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The defunct Parachute Jump on Coney Island's boardwalk shined gold Friday night. Once known as the "Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn," the 250-foot-tall amusement no longer offers rides but on this night it certainly did something special for kids. The Parachute Jump in Brooklyn is just the latest local landmark to support more funding for childhood cancer research. More>>

Mother fights state over no resuscitation order

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A teenage mother is fighting a do-not-resuscitate order imposed over her objections on her brain-damaged daughter, saying she should be responsible for medical decisions. Child welfare officials who intervened after the baby was severely injured say life-saving measures in the event she stops breathing would only prolong her suffering. More>>

Man reunited with car 33 years after it was stolen

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Gary Chartrand's 1964 Thunderbird was stolen in 1981. He assumed he would never see the car again, but this week that changed.  More>>

Dead soldier's photo being used on dating sites

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A Minnesota mother is furious to say the least after photos of her late son appeared on several dating websites.Ben Kopp was an Army Ranger who died while serving in Afghanistan 5 years ago. Jill Stephenson has been working hard to keep the memory her son alive. More>>

Bus, subway bed bug scares Video included

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Bed bug sightings appear to be up around town, including on subways and a bus. However, the MTA said the bus in question was not infested. B44 riders are grossed out. A bus traveling between Williamsburg and Sheepshead Bay was taken out of service Monday after a passenger saw what were believed to be bedbugs crawling on another rider.
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Could 3D technology revolutionize surveillance?

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Whether detecting the faces of terrorists lurking in crowds, locating concealed weapons or identifying explosive devices in subway systems, new 3D technology could be a key weapon in the homeland security arsenal.  Surveillance systems typically rely on two-dimensional images, but if experts can generate high- definition 3D images, security services could harvest much better information. More>>

Sweepstakes gives away trip to space

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The company that's attempting to send humans to Mars is starting a sweepstakes to give away a trip to space.Unlike on the Mars mission, on this trip, Mars One promises a return to Earth for the winner.The winner will travel to the edge of space on the XCOR Lynx Mark II spacecraft, reaching an altitude of 100 km (338,000 feet).The 100km altitude line (the “von Karman Line”) is generally recognized by the international community as the threshold of space, according to Mars One.The Lynx is a two... More>>

How to stop procrastinating (now) Video included

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Most accomplished procrastinators hone the art during their college years. Many of us retain -- or even improve -- our procrastinating skills after we graduate. Do you maybe want to do this interview a little later?
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NYPD to test body cameras Video included

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The NYPD is beginning a pilot program outfitting about 60 cops with body cameras. That is a tiny fraction of the 35,000-strong police force, but it has the potential to drastically change the way policing occurs in our city and encourage best behavior on both sides of the camera. Commissioner Bill Bratton said putting body cameras on officers in extraordinarily complex.
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Man charged with baking dog to death

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An Indianapolis man faces felony charges alleging that he killed a friend's dog by putting the canine in a sweltering oven.  Joel Clark, 37, was being held Thursday at the Marion County Jail on charges of killing a domestic animal and torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal. More>>

NY soldier missing since WWII identified

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The remains of a soldier missing in action since World War II have been identified and will be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, a Department of Defense office said Wednesday. Army Pfc. Bernard Gavrin, who was from Brooklyn, was 29 when he was reported missing on July 7, 1944, the Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office said. More>>

Back to school for NYC students Video included

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More than 1.1 million students in New York City went back to school on Thursday following the summer break.Mayor Bill de Blasio greeted some of them in all five boroughs including students and staff at Inner Force Tots in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Among the changes this year, earlier start times to accommodate professional development and parent meetings. More>>

City mandates free medical marijuana for low-income residents

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Weed welfare?  That's what the Berkeley City Council in California has unanimously approved, ordering medical marijuana dispensaries to donate 2 percent of their stash to patients making less than $32,000 a year.  The new welfare program in the liberal-leaning city is set to launch in August 2015. More>>

New York newspaper won't use Washington Redskins name

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One of the nation's largest newspapers says it will no longer use the name Redskins when writing about Washington's NFL team. More>>

Woman accused of shoplifting $144 in eye shadow

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An Arkansas woman whose mug shot shows her in heavy aqua and maroon eye shadow is accused of shoplifting $144 in makeup.  Police in Fayetteville, Arkansas, arrested 31-year-old Brandy Allen, accusing her of stuffing handfuls of eye shadow into her purse Monday. More>>

Ketchup ban at Florida restaurant sparks national food debate

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What's a sure fire way to get people talking about your restaurant? Ban one of America's favorite condiments. Mad Fresh Bistro in Fort Myers, Florida does not serve ketchup to anyone over 10 years old.
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Dog eats 43 socks

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An Oregon dog had quite an appetite... for socks!   The owners took him to a veterinarian who removed 43 and a half socks from his stomach. More>>

Selfie-centric phone among new Microsoft offerings

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Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.  The devices are under the Lumia brand Microsoft bought from Nokia. They run the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and feature Cortana, a Siri-like voice assistant available to help with directions, calendar appointments and messages.
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Biden: We'll follow terrorists to 'gates of hell' Video included

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Vice President Joe Biden said America will follow the terrorists who posted videos showing the beheading of two journalists "to the gates of hell." Speaking at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Wednesday, Biden said the Islamic State militant group responsible for beheading James Foley and Steven Sotloff won't intimidate the United States. More>>

311 callers to get NYPD callback

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New Yorkers who call 311 to report quality-of-life violations will get a call back from police asking if the problem was handled to their satisfaction. The NYPD reportedly issued an order last month making it clear the department believes a little customer service could go a long way to improve community relations.
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Michael Bloomberg returning to lead Bloomberg LP

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is returning to lead the financial data and news company he founded in 1981 but left to serve three terms in City Hall. Bloomberg LP said Wednesday current CEO Daniel Doctoroff will step down at the end of the year. More>>

Single dad and kids no longer in shelter Video included

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School starts Thursday New York City kids. For one formerly homeless family, it will be a very special day because it is the first time in four years they'll be starting out from their own apartment. In the spring, we interviewed security guard Ciprian Noel when he and his four children were staying at a shelter in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Now he couldn't be happier. More>>

Tight security, unity drive clash in China's west

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In this ancient oasis town in China's restive west, assault rifle-toting police officers patrol the cobblestone lanes of ochre-brick houses in an ethnic Uighur neighborhood. Three police surveillance cameras atop a white pole watch over a narrow dirt road frequented mostly by cows. More>>

Rep. Grimm's ex-girlfriend pleads guilty

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A Texas woman romantically linked to indicted U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges she lined up straw donors for his 2010 campaign but then denied through her lawyer that Grimm knew anything about it. Diana Durand entered the plea a day after Grimm appeared in the same Brooklyn courthouse to hear a judge set a December trial date for his tax evasion case.
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Fake Massachusetts license plate fools no one

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A Massachusetts state trooper noticed something a little odd about the license plate she spotted on a car on Interstate 391 in Chicopee.  Upon closer inspection, there was a lot odd about it.  The "license plate" on the car pulled over at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday was actually just a piece of cardboard. More>>

George W. Bush's book about father titled '41'

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The title of former President George W. Bush's book about his father will feature a number, not a name.Crown Publishers announced Wednesday that the book about former President George H.W. Bush will be called "41: A Portrait of My Father."
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Report: Cops ordered to back off parade parties

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Junkyards that serve as illegal nightclubs and are jam-packed during the West Indian Day Parade were allegedly not as tightly policed after Mayor Bill de Blasio reportedly told law enforcement officers to back off. The NY Post reported on Wednesday that De Blasio issued the directive after NYC Councilman Jumaanee Williams asked that three of the illegal nightclubs closed last month be allowed to reopen for the festivities over Labor Day weekend.

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Man found beaten to death in Brooklyn apartment

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The NYPD is investigating the beating death of a 26-year-old man in his Brooklyn apartment.  Police say Anthony Freeman was found unconscious inside his Saint Marks Avenue apartment in the Brownsville section shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the victim had been beaten in the head with a blunt object. More>>

Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach Video included

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Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach.  The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press that it is looking into "unusual activity" and working with both banks and law enforcement. More>>

9 pre-K sites closed; dozens others delayed Video included

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Universal pre-K has been a priority for Mayor Bill de Blasio since he took office. But two days before the start of school, De Blasio announced that nine pre-K schools will stay closed and 36 others will be delayed due to safety concerns and slow construction. One of the centers is in Washington Heights where 265 students will have to go elsewhere. More>>

Report: Fear of 9/11-style attacks; 11 commercial jets possibly missing

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A published report on Tuesday claims that 11 commercial jetliners are missing after Islamist militias overran an airport in Tripoli, Libya.  The Washington Free Beacon reports that western intelligence agencies warn that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks in North Africa. More>>

Adolf Hitler's birthplace to become Holocaust museum

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The birthplace of Adolf Hitler will be turned into a Holocaust museum under a plan approved by Austria's government and the owner of the building in a move aimed at ridding the structure of its creepy allure to neo-Nazis.  The yellow home in the upper Austrian town will be dubbed the "House of Responsibility" under the plan.
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Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

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Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past.  As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road. More>>

Radioactive boars in German forests

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Radioactive wild boars are reportedly roaming the forests of Germany, some giving off such high levels of radiation that they're unfit for human consumption nearly three decades after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine. More>>

Ceremonies mark 75 years since World War II began

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Ceremonies were being held all around the world to mark the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Yet, the world of today differs far greatly from the depression ravaged world of the 1930s.
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Friday Night Live: August 29, 2014 Video included

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This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: Electric Zoo Festival, Beth Shak, Richard Albrecht, Kathy Wakile, and Moses Laboy .


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Do you have a soul mate? Video included

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Fox 5 found that romance is almost completely alive and well in Harlem. The notion of one a soul mate, your better half, the one and only is thriving. Maybe have Cinderella or rather reality television to thank for this notion.Sadly, new research shows if you believe your partner is your soul mate your expectations may be to high when times get tough. More>>

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  • Transgender teen escapes from custody

    Transgender teen escapes from custody

    A transgender girl whose imprisonment without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates has escaped from custody in Connecticut.
    A transgender girl whose imprisonment without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates has escaped from custody in Connecticut.
  • Suspect dead following police chase

    Suspect dead following police chase

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:12:59 GMT

    At least one suspect is dead in a police-involved shooting in Rutherford, New Jersey.The shooting occurred at about 2:30 a.m. at Rutherford Ave. and Ridge Rd. following a chase. Investigators are piecing together what happened. One occupant of an SUV was shot and pronounced dead at a hospital. The other occupant was unharmed and was arrested. The preliminary investigation shows a state trooper and police officers from Lyndhurst and Rutherford were involved in the chase.

    At least one suspect is dead in a police-involved shooting in Rutherford, New Jersey.The shooting occurred at about 2:30 a.m. at Rutherford Ave. and Ridge Rd. following a chase. Investigators are piecing together what happened. One occupant of an SUV was shot and pronounced dead at a hospital. The other occupant was unharmed and was arrested. The preliminary investigation shows a state trooper and police officers from Lyndhurst and Rutherford were involved in the chase.

  • Trump Plaza closes; mogul Donald Trump may step in

    Trump Plaza closes; mogul Donald Trump may step in

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:41:06 GMT
    A fourth Atlantic City casino has gone out of business.  Trump Plaza shut its doors at 6 a.m. Tuesday.  The casino at the center of the Boardwalk and the end of the Atlantic City Expressway has been declining for years, performing worse than any of the city's other casinos.
    A fourth Atlantic City casino has gone out of business.  Trump Plaza shut its doors at 6 a.m. Tuesday.  The casino at the center of the Boardwalk and the end of the Atlantic City Expressway has been declining for years, performing worse than any of the city's other casinos. Real estate mogul Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to say he left Atlantic City years ago but may return.
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