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Community celebrates renovated Queens Library branch damaged by Sandy

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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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NYPD identifies woman wanted for baby snatch attempt Video included

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Police are looking for a woman who tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Police have identified the suspect as Tara Anne McDonald, 46. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said. People who were in the area jumped in to stop McDonald before she took off southbound on 8th Ave., according to police.


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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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Ex-radiology tech filed false mammogram results

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PERRY, Ga. (AP) — An ex-radiology technician accused of filing inaccurate mammogram results at a Georgia hospital has pleaded guilty to 10 counts of reckless conduct and a charge of computer forgery.Prosecutors have said 33-year-old Rachael Michelle Rapraeger, of Macon, entered nearly 1,300 negative mammogram results at Perry Hospital between Jan. 22, 2009 and April 1, 2010 that hadn't been reviewed by a radiologist.Her attorney, Floyd Buford, has said Rapraeger was overwhelmed and began ente... More>>

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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Powerful earthquake shakes Mexico City

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A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.
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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>>

Man robs bank wearing 'I Have Issues' shirt

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Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are looking for a man who robbed a bank wearing a t-shirt that read "I Have Issues." Hayward Police Department Sgt. Eric Melendez said Thursday that the suspect, described as a white or Hispanic male in his 20s, held up the US Bank branch on Tuesday. More>>

IRS tracking license plates

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The Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies reportedly awarded contracts to a license plate-tracking company to provide access to license-plate recognition databases or technology used to collect plate information. Bloomberg News reported thatthe IRS and other government agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to Livermore, Calif.-based Vigilant Solutions before the Department of Homeland Security dropped a plan for similar work after privacy concerns were raised. In June 201... More>>

Vice principal found hanged; arrest warrant for ferry captain Video included

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Investigators of the ferry that sank off South Korea are focusing on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and whether a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives. Prosecutors are asking a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain.  This comes as the vice principal of the high school where many of the students aboard the ship attended was found hanging from a tree.

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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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Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

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Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in New York that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are "very excited" to be having their first child later this year.
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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>>

U.S. denounces leaflets in Ukraine telling Jews to register

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A spokesman for a pro-Russian official whose name was on flyers telling Jews in one restive Ukrainian city to register denied that their organization had any role in the leaflets -- and accused pro-Ukrainian groups of orchestrating the controversy. The leaflets were first reported in Israel's Ynet News.
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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>>

3 thugs sought after Good Samaritan shot in face

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Florida police are looking for three men who shot a Marine in the face and then stole his car.  Ralph Tackett, 49, heard a crash outside of his Jacksonville, Fla. home and drove down his driveway to see what happened.  The suspects then approached him and asked for a tire.
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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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Future of money Video included

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These days, when you check out of a grocery store, your toughest choice might be cash or credit.  But in a few years, there may be no need to carry dollar bills, credit cards, or stacks of cash.  It might sound like the stuff of science fiction but futurist and social scientist Heather Schlegel says it's not. More>>

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry Video included

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An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday. More than 270 passengers remain missing. Twenty people, including a female crew member, at least five students and two teachers, were confirmed dead by coast guard officials.
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VP Biden joins Instagram, posts selfie with Obama Video included

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The Vice President of the United States has joined the photo sharing site Instagram. VP Joseph Biden posted an artsy picture of himself blurred in the background as he reads at his desk with a pair of black Ray Ban sunglasses placed in the foreground. Biden also posted his first selfie with President Barack Obama from the back of a limousine. The photo had about 3,600 likes in about 30 minutes. "Found a friend to join my first selfie on Instagram" read the caption. More>>

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>>

Teen caught urinating in reservoir

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Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir.  Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said 38 million gallons will be discarded because a 19-year-old was caught in the act on Wednesday. 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>>

IRS considers taxing work freebies like food

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In competitive job markets like Silicon Valley, companies are doing everything they can to entice the best and brightest -- offering freebies that have become the stuff of legend.Employee perks like free food at lavish cafeterias, laundry and even yoga are not unheard of.  But the taxman could soon crack down.  The IRS reportedly is looking at these perks and seeing if these companies need to start paying up for the free stuff they offer employees. 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>>

Elderly man found with $275K taped to his genitals

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Customs officers in Germany reportedly caught an elderly man trying to smuggle a huge amount of euros by taping wads of them to his genitals.It happened last week as the man crossed back into Germany from Luxemburg.The small country of Luxemburg is considered a tax haven.The man and woman underwent a body search and money was also found in the woman’s clothes.Officers say the cash taped to the man's genitals was in four bundles.Travelers carrying large amounts of cash across the border are su... More>>

Boy gets stuck in machine at bowling alley

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A missing child in Nebraska was reportedly found alive and well...inside of a claw crane game at a local bowling alley.It happened in Lincoln, Neb. on Monday. The boy's frantic mother reported him missing on Monday afternoon.The boy apparently left the apartment and went across the street to the bowling alley before working himself into the Bear Claw game.People alerted the staff, who called the vending machine company to get the boy out.The child was reportedly fine, according to a local rep... 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>>

Smartphone 'kill switches' available in 2015 Video included

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13 smartphone manufacturers or carriers have agreed to add kill switches to their devices made after July 2015. The agreement comes after a major rise in smartphone thefts across the country. Smartphone robberies are the number one property theft in America and 20 percent of robberies in New York City. More>>

War on Easter?

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An atheist group has sparked outrage with a sign at the Wisconsin Capitol that reads, “Nobody died for our ‘sins,’ Jesus Christ is a myth.” 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>>

Ferry sinks in South Korea with hundreds aboard Video included

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A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. More>>

Social streaming video from your iPhone with YEVVO Video included

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We met YEVVO's 26-year-old co-founder and CEO, Ben Rubin, on a rainy day in Madison Square Park. Among the four of us (Ben, me, my photographer, and the representative from Ben's PR firm), we had four smartphones and the free app Rubin created."What if you were going live during this interview and then somebody [online] started asking questions and then [that somebody] actually helped to create the content?" Rubin asked. 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>>

Boston police detonate 2 backpacks left at marathon finish line Video included

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Police in Boston arrested a man in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line on Tuesday. Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered at about 7 p.m., a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people. Both backpacks were detonated after being inspected by a robot sent in by the Boston PD bomb squad. 
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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>>

Heartbleed: Android devices may be vulnerable Video included

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If you've heard about the Heartbleed bug, maybe you've already changed all your passwords and online security information. But Android users may still be at risk. Lance Ulanoff, senior editor of the online tech site Mashable, explains: "For the most part, Heartbleed has really been about the services that you access, and not local devices so the encryption on the device may have the same vulnerability." 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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Heartbleed: what websites are affected and what you should do now Video included

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The Heartbleed security flaw is no joke. Websites, social networks, services, networking equipment, and web-enabled hardware may all be vulnerable. Here are some steps to take right now: Use the LastPass Heartbleed checker to see if websites you use are vulnerable and/or if they have installed security patches. Check the website of the company that made your home router in case it has been compromised. Make sure to download any software updates and security patches. Change your passwords. More>>

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>>

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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>>

Teen shot in head was a bystander Video included

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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>>

Google Glass one-day sale Video included

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Google is making its wearable computing device, Google Glass, available to the American public on Tuesday, April 15.  Glass began selling at 9 a.m. for $1,500 plus tax. You can also purchase prescription glass frames or sunglass shades. You must be over 18 and live in the United States. The one day sale is part of Google's Glass Explorer program which began in 2012. 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>>

First women move into Army platoon artillery jobs

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Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.No one seems to notice the small knot of hair at the base of the lieutenant's helmet.
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Boston Marathon bombing anniversary Video included

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The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings was marked with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured and those who rushed to help them. 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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In mix-up, woman pregnant with other couple's twins

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"Mix-up" is a word best left out of sentences involving another word: pregnancy. But the two are making headlines together following a report that a woman in Rome became pregnant with twins after undergoing fertility treatment—except the embryos she was implanted with weren't those of her and her partner.
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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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Police: Man comes to courthouse in stolen car

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Police say a man was arrested after using a stolen car to get to a court appearance in California.  James Manning was taken into custody after police say they received a call from an auto dealership in Redding on Friday reporting the vehicle was stolen.  The 2001 Mitsubishi's GPS indicated it was parked in front of the Tuolumne County courthouse. More>>

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Technology has reduced how we get a date to swiping right for "yes" and left for "no." But presumably once on that date you still need to charm your guest if you hope to see him or her again or if you'd like for the night to continue. "Once you're in the game, the old rules still apply," says dating coach Chris Luna. He recommends a different flirting tactic depending on the person, their partner for the evening, and the circumstances of the date. More>>

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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>>

Blood Moon eclipse 2014

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A lunar eclipse known as a red moon or "blood moon" was visible in the Tristate area on Tuesday.  It started early in the morning and was the first of four such lunar eclipses over the next year and a half. The moon turns red during this type of eclipse because the sunlight is refracted, similar to the way it is bent during a sunset. 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>>

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A white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader could face hate crime charges on top of first-degree murder charges after a shooting rampage in Overland Park, Kansas, that left three dead. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, was arrested Sunday in an elementary school parking lot a short time after the shootings. He is also known by the name Frazier Glenn Miller. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which compiles information about hate groups, said it has a dossier on Cross. 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>>

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Today's U.S. standard dateline: 4/14/14, the fourth month, the 14th day, the year 2014. Today's U.S. standard dateline backward: 4/14/14. It's the same. Actually, every dateline starting this past Sunday through next Saturday is reversible. And if you don't think that's cool, don't tell astro-numerologist Lloyd Strayhorn. 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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The popularity of religion apps Video included

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Let's face it: we all practically worship our phones, so it's no surprise more people are turning to their devices for a little spiritual and religious guidance. Not quite prepared for the Passover Seder? Well, you guessed it: there's an app for that. No, it won't cook the matzo ball soup for you but it will help you prepare the festive meal. More>>

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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>>

2014 Pulitzer winners in journalism and arts

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The Pulitzers, journalism's highest honor, are given out each year by Columbia University on the recommendation of a board of journalists and others. Each award carries a $10,000 prize except for the public service award, which is a gold medal. The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, and the judges' comments. More>>

6-Year-Old With Rare Disorder Gets to Be Navy SEAL for a Day

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A 6-year-old got the birthday surprise of a lifetime when he found out he would be a Navy SEAL for a day.  Mason Rudder has already endured 10 surgeries for a rare genetic disorder that affects his range of motion, but that hasn’t stopped him from dreaming of becoming an elite Navy SEAL one day.  Navy SEAL Jared Ogden spent a day training Mason.
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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>>

Phoenix Fire Department loses keys for businesses

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The Phoenix Fire Department can't account for hundreds of keys for lock boxes that allow firefighters to enter thousands of businesses and other locations when they're closed to battle blazes.  Deputy Chief David Carter on Monday blamed poor record keeping over the past 15 years for the missing 850 keys but said there's no indication they have been used for criminal purposes. More>>

Flavor Flav pleads guilty in Las Vegas battery case

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Entertainer Flavor Flav has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in a Las Vegas domestic violence case in a move that will avoid a trial and possible jail time. The 55-year-old rapper and reality TV star acknowledged Monday in Clark County District Court that he wielded a kitchen knife during an October 2012 argument at home with his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son.
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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>>

Mom admits to killing her 6 babies Video included

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The discovery of seven dead babies in cardboard boxes in a Utah garage has police desperately seeking answers from the mother and other family members about how such a tragedy unfolded over a decade with no one noticing. Megan Huntsman, 39, is accused of killing her babies after giving birth to the children between 1996 and 2006, investigators said. 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>>

2 runners die near finish line of half-marathon

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Authorities say two runners died near the finish line of a half marathon in Raleigh.Race organizers said the mens' deaths in the 13.1-mile race Sunday morning appear to be from natural causes. More than 12,000 runners took part in either the half marathon or the full marathon. More>>

'I AM A BULLY' sign-holder calls sentence unfair

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A man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he's a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life.  Sixty-two-year-old Edmond Aviv mostly ignored honking horns and people who stopped by to talk with him.
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Police demand DNA from 527 males in rape case

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Male students and staff at a high school in western France — 527 people in total — were asked to give DNA samples beginning Monday as police search for the assailant who raped a teenage girl. More>>

Bus hits truck on Mexico highway; 36 reported dead

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A passenger bus slammed into a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 36 people Sunday in southern Mexico, the Veracruz state government reported.  Both state and federal officials said that four people survived the crash, which occurred shortly after midnight in the southeastern state of Veracruz. More>>

Macy's fireworks show returning to East River Video included

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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>>

Pistorius breaks down on stand in murder trial

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A judge has temporarily adjourned the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius after the athlete started to sob while testifying about the moments before he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who had accused the double-amputee runner of tailoring his account of events to fit the evidence, asked Pistorius on Monday what exactly he said as he moved toward the bathroom where he shot Steenkamp. 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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Schumer calls for parade to honor troops

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Senator Charles Schumer is calling for New York City to host a homecoming parade for troops returning from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Parades down Broadway in lower Manhattan used to be a semi-regular event in the city from the 1920s until the 1960s.  More>>

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>>

Millions around the world observe Palm Sunday Video included

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Christians in our area, and around the world are celebrating the start of holy week, with Palm Sunday. Over in Israel, thousands of Christians participated in a procession retracing Jesus Christ’s path from the Mount of Olives to the old city of Jerusalem.
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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>>

NY officer fatally shoots 86-year-old man Video included

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The NYPD says a uniformed officer shot and killed an 86-year-old man after he refused to drop his gun. More>>

54k stolen in bold daytime NYC jewelry heist

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The NYPD is looking for a brazen robber that tied up a store employee and then stole about $54,000 worth of jewelry from a New York City store that sold its products to celebrities.
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Police: Man found dead in burned car on NY beach

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Authorities on Long Island say a preliminary investigation doesn't point to criminality after a man was found dead inside a burned pickup truck on a beach. More>>

Right to record police is focus of proposed law

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Connecticut lawmakers are again considering a bill that would protect the public's right to record police officers, but law enforcement officials aren't backing down from their opposition. More>>

Speed camera backers: Safety is 1st, revenue 2nd

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A proposal to authorize scores of new speed cameras for school zones in New York City and Long Island is being touted as a way to protect children while raising much-needed revenue for government coffers. More>>

NY eatery patrons possibly exposed to hepatitis

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Health officials say a waiter at a popular NY restaurant may have exposed hundreds of patrons to hepatitis A. More>>

Worker pinned under 5,000 pounds of steel in NY

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A worker is recovering from serious injuries after he was pinned under a 5,000-pound roll of steel at a New York factory. More>>

A look at predictions of the 1964 World's Fair

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The New York World's Fair of 1964 introduced 51 million visitors to a range of technological innovations and predictions during its run. Many of those items, like personal computers, have become quite common now.  More>>

Connecticut ex-governor pleads not guilty

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Connecticut ex-governor John G. Rowland has pleaded not guilty to charges that he broke federal laws in pursuit of consulting roles with campaigns for the U.S. House in 2010 and 2012. More>>

Stephen Baldwin pays off his New York back taxes

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A lawyer for Stephen Baldwin said the actor has paid off his New York back taxes with a check for the final $100,000. Baldwin admitted last year that he had failed to pay state taxes for 2008, 2009 and 2010. The total, plus interest and penalties, came to $400,000. A Rockland County judge gave Baldwin five years to pay the debt, and said he could avoid probation if he paid the total within one year. More>>

Unconventional names for babies, some inspired by pop culture Video included

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Apple, North. Not the fruit. Not the direction. But baby names. Or how about Fragrant. It's not like she's named cologne. Baby names can be unusual, or just normal, like Bob, Jim, and John. That's my dad's name. It's pretty common.Some people are actually naming their kids after "Game of Thrones" characters, such as Khaleesi. More>>

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Just days after a report detailed Reverend Al Sharpton's role as an FBI informant in the 1980s, President Barack Obama praised him and the National Action Network at the annual convention. Obama gave the keynote speech of the four-day convention in New York City. He slammed Republicans on several issues, including what he describes as the erosion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. More>>

East Harlem explosion survivor thanks her rescuers Video included

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Doctors at Mount Sinai describe Carmen Quinones as a fighter; someone who was determined to live and did. On Friday, she had the opportunity to thank the firefighters who pulled her from the rubble. She gave the six firefighters from Rescue 1 a hug and expressed her deep gratitude.
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Obama announces Sebelius resignation, names budget director successor

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President Barack Obama on Friday announced the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and named his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, as her successor. The move comes just a week after the close of the rocky enrollment period for Obama's health care law. More>>

NBA announcer suspended for Twitter posts

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The public address announcer of the Dallas Mavericks has been suspended for two games due to Tweets criticizing the NBA's officiating.  Sean Heath sent out multiple Tweets following Dallas' 122-120 overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors on April 1 that were critical of a pivotal call in the game. More>>

Police: Online posts prompted deadly casino fight

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Reno, Nev., police say they've arrested a nightclub guard accused of killing a man who posted negative comments on social media about the lounge's security.  Authorities say they arrested 24-year-old Stefen Johnson on suspicion of second-degree murder Thursday, four months after the man died. More>>

FBI: NC inmate helped orchestrate kidnapping

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Federal authorities say a North Carolina prison inmate used a smuggled mobile phone to keep in touch with kidnappers holding the father of a prosecutor who helped send him away for life. More>>

Assignment: compare Martin Luther King to cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

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A lesson plan asking students to draw a “possible parallel” between late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., right, and convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is an “absolute disgrace,” the widow of the fallen officer says.
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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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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had to duck during a speech she was giving in Las Vegas when a woman threw a shoe at her. Clinton was not struck by the flying object. She even joked about it after asking: "is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque de Soleil?" The woman who threw the shoe was taken into federal custody on Thursday at the Mandalay Bay resort where Clinton was giving her speech to about 1,000 members of the recycling trade industry. More>>

Spring cleaning tips to de-clutter your life Video included

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Maybe you need to watch the TV show "Hoarders Buried Alive" to motivate to do your spring cleaning. But interior designer Guillaume Gentet says you should be inspired by how you will feel when it is over. Before you even open your closet he suggests opening the windows and start cleaning. Next hit the floors. Next: time to pare down your wardrobe. Rule of thumb: if you haven't worn it in two years' time to toss or give clothes in good condition to charity. More>>

10 killed as bus, truck carrying students collide

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The California Highway Patrol says the drivers of a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus carrying high school students on a college visit are among the 10 people who were killed in a fiery crash on a Northern California interstate. In addition to both drivers, the patrol says three adult chaperones and five teenage students were killed in the crash on Interstate 5 near Orland. More>>

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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Sewage treatment plant tries to lure weddings

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A sewage treatment plant near Seattle is advertising its availability as a wedding venue.  The Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Center says on Facebook it has a full catering kitchen, audio-video equipment, dance floor and ample parking.You could even hold the wedding outside. More>>

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>>

California city declares Sriracha maker a nuisance

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A Southern California city has declared the factory that produces the popular Sriracha hot sauce a public nuisance.  The Irwindale City Council's action Wednesday night gives the factory 90 days to make changes to stop the spicy odors that prompted complaints from some residents last fall.
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Standoff in Nevada desert between rancher and federal government

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Two of Nevada’s top elected leaders are riding to the rescue of a rancher whose decades-long range war with the federal government has reached a boiling point in recent days. More>>

Prom photos end with wet plunge

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Some high schoolers got a pre-prom soaking when they went for a group photo.  It happened in Pierce, Neb. 22 students went to a classmate's home for a photo session in the dresses and suits.  The large group of students caused the bridge to tip over, plunging them all into the four-foot deep pond. More>>

Washington-wide 911 outage

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CenturyLink technicians are scrambling to get 911 emergency phone service restored in Washington state after the service went out early Thursday morning.  Spokeswoman Kerry Zimmer says the problem began about 1:30 a.m. Thursday at Sheridan, Ore., and Oregon was affected for a time. More>>

New possible pings detected in hunt for lost jet

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An Australian official says a search crew hunting for the missing Malaysian jet has located a new possible underwater signal. The search agency coordinating the search off Australia's west coast says an Australian navy aircraft on Thursday picked up a signal in the same area a ship first heard sounds consistent with an aircraft's black boxes earlier this week.  More>>

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  • Community celebrates renovated Queens Library branch damaged by Sandy

    Community celebrates renovated Queens Library branch damaged by Sandy

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:57:15 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • NYPD identifies woman wanted for baby snatch attempt

    NYPD: Woman tried to snatch baby in stroller

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:36:31 GMT
    Police want to question a woman who tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. The incident occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 4 p.m. on Thursday. The 8-month-old baby was not harmed. People who were in the area jumped in to stop the woman before she took off southbound on 8th Ave., according to police. A sketch was released on Friday of the suspect.

    Police are looking for a woman who tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Police have identified the suspect as Tara Anne McDonald, 46. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said. People who were in the area jumped in to stop McDonald before she took off southbound on 8th Ave., according to police.


  • Basil farm ready to switch to marijuana

    Basil farm ready to switch to marijuana

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:11:50 GMT
    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.
    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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