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1 year 2 months ago

Do you receive paid sick time at work?

Officials in New York City approve a measure to require businesses to provide paid sick leave to their employees. After overriding Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto, the City Counsel passed new legislation to require businesses to offer paid sick leave for their employees. This makes New York City the most...

1 year 10 months ago

Q&A: Could Sandy postpone the election?

WASHINGTON (AP) - One week before a close election, superstorm Sandy has confounded the presidential race, halted early voting in many areas and led some to ponder whether the election might even be postponed. It could take days to restore electricity to more than 8 million homes and businesses that...

1 year 10 months ago

Engineers going up to examine dangling NYC crane

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City engineers and fire department inspectors plan to climb 74 flights of stairs to examine a Manhattan construction crane that's dangling from a luxury high-rise as Hurricane Sandy approaches. Buildings department spokesman Tony Sclafani said Monday that it's a daunting task, but "they're the...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Tornado touches down in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado struck a beachfront neighborhood in New York City. Videos taken by bystanders show the funnel cloud hurling sand and debris in the air as it moves through the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens...

2 years 4 months ago

Hundreds march in NYC against 'war on women'

NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of protesters have marched in New York City against what they say are setbacks to equal rights and reproductive rights for women. Saturday's march against the "war on women" was one of dozens around the country. Protesters marched from Washington Square down Broadway to Foley...

2 years 6 months ago

NYC opens full-service LGBT senior center

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City is opening the nation's first full-service center for seniors who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. City officials say the new LGBT facility will be specifically geared to the needs of this segment of the population, whose members sometimes feel isolated from...

2 years 8 months ago

LL Bean celebrates 100th with a boot on wheels

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - Oscar Mayer has its famous Weinermobile. Now outdoors retailer L.L. Bean has a Bootmobile. The Freeport, Maine-based company has built a four-wheeled version of the founder's famous hunting boot. It's more than 20 feet long and will be unveiled to workers Tuesday before making a road...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Video of the Day: Human mirror

It was a shock for New York City subway riders. The popular comedy group, Improv Everywhere had another prank up their sleeve and created a human mirror on the 6 train. If you aren't sure what that means, CLICK HERE .

3 years 4 months ago

Local student wins national art award

A local high school student has earned national acclaim for her drawing and will be awarded at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall later this month. Eleventh grader Karissa Gonzalez-Othon from the Vanguard School in Colorado Springs will receive a silver medal for her drawing titled "City Silhouette" at the Scholastic...

3 years 4 months ago

President Obama to visit Ground Zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to visit New York City on Thursday to mark the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. The White House says Obama will visit ground zero, the site of al-Qaida's attack on the World Trade Center, and meet with the families of...

3 years 11 months ago

Life sentence for Times Square bomber

The man who plotted to kill Americans by driving a homemade car bomb into Times Square and leaving it to explode has been sentenced to life in prison. A federal judge gave Faisal Shahzad a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. The...

4 years 6 days ago

Deadly storm rips through New York City

The National Weather Service is dispatching investigators to New York City to determine whether a tornado touched down during a fierce storm that tore through the city and left one person dead. Thursday's storm toppled trees, ripped roofs off homes and knocked out power for thousands. It also...

4 years 1 month ago

Swank NYC stores hunt for bedbugs

It's not what you expect to bring home from a New York shopping spree. High-end New York city retailer Bergdorf Goodman has hired a beagle to hunt for bedbugs - just in case. Store spokeswoman Ginger Reeder says there have been no reported cases of the pesky bugs...

4 years 2 months ago

Feds pull off huge Medicare fraud bust

Federal authorities are conducting the largest Medicare fraud bust ever, with raids in five states leading to the arrests of dozens of suspects. Several doctors and nurses were among those authorities hoped to arrest Friday in Miami, New York City, Detroit, Houston and Baton Rouge, La. Authorities said 36...

4 years 2 months ago

Ship buried in 18th century unearthed in NYC

Workers excavating at the World Trade Center site have unearthed the 32-foot-long hull of a ship likely buried in the 18th century. Archeologists say the vessel probably was used along with other debris to fill in land to extend lower Manhattan into the Hudson River. Archeologists Molly McDonald and...

4 years 2 months ago

Cities get the worst of it in a heat wave

The high temperatures blanketing the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the country are making many people miserable. But those in New York City, Philadelphia and other dense, built-up areas are getting hit with the heat in a way their counterparts in less developed places aren't. It's called the heat...

4 years 2 months ago

Oppressive heat in eastern US today

The Fourth of July is over, but temperatures are sizzling hotter than a firecracker over much of the country. Temperatures reached at least the 90s from Maine to Texas and into the Southwest and Death Valley over the holiday weekend. Now the mid-Atlantic is embarking on a string of...

4 years 4 months ago

Report: 60 hurt in NYC ferry crash

As many as 60 people were injured when one of the Staten Island Ferry boats struck a pier at the dock on Staten Island, WNBC reported Saturday. Police and Fire Department officials say the injuries appeared to be minor. They were unsure how severe the accident was or how...

4 years 4 months ago

Suspected money courier sought in NYC bomb plot

A law enforcement official says authorities are looking for a suspected money courier they say helped finance from overseas a Pakistani-American man's Times Square car bomb plot. The official said authorities know the name of the suspected courier. The official spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because of the...

4 years 4 months ago

NYC Mayor confident bomb case will be solved

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there's a "high probability" that law enforcement will capture whoever was behind the attempted car bombing in Times Square. Bloomberg says there is no evidence that the attempted attack was tied to international terrorism. But Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is cautioning against...

4 years 5 months ago

Cop pleads guilty in perfume heist

A New York City police officer has pleaded guilty to helping carry out a heist at a northern New Jersey perfume warehouse. Richard LeBlanca is the second NYPD officer to plead guilty in the Feb. 9 armed robbery at In Style USA Inc. in Carlstadt, near Giants Stadium. Original...

4 years 5 months ago

NYC beefs up transit security after Moscow blast

The nation's largest transit agency has beefed up security as a precaution following the suicide bombing in Moscow's subway system. A spokesman for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Kevin Ortiz, says the agency has a "heightened security presence" as a result. He declined further comment. The agency is in charge...

4 years 7 months ago

NY Times investigating plagiarism allegations

The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources. The paper published an editor's note online Sunday and in papers Monday. It said reporter Zachery Kouwe "appears to have improperly appropriated wording...

4 years 7 months ago

Former President Bill Clinton leaves NYC hospital

A close friend says former President Bill Clinton has left the hospital where he underwent a heart procedure. Former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe said Friday morning that Clinton has left New York Presbyterian Hospital. Clinton lives in Chappaqua, a Westchester County hamlet about 35 miles north of...

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