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Wall Street Caps a Wild Month With a Rally

Specialist Michael Pistillo, left, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Specialist Michael Pistillo, left, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK—The U.S. stock market is capping a seesaw month by jumping to all-time highs just two weeks after enduring its worst slump since 2012. Global markets roared higher after Japan’s...




  • Health alerts for travelers to particular West African countries posted at the main lobby entrance of Bellevue Hospital in New York, Oct. 24, 2014. Bellevue, the country's oldest public hospital, had been preparing for an Ebola patient in earnest since August. And when Ebola did come to New York via Dr. Craig Spencer, he was transported to Bellevue by specially trained emergency workers cloaked in protective gear. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Ebola Case Highlights Work of NYC Disease Sleuths

    NEW YORK—New York City’s disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola. As... Read more

  • Nurse Kaci Hickox leaves her home on a rural road in Fort Kent, Maine, to take a bike ride with her boyfriend Ted Wilbur, on Oct. 30. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Ebola in NYC: Is NY’s Quarantine Policy Needed?

    A nurse made good on her promise to defy Maine’s voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients in West Africa by biking... Read more

  • Barbara Smith, a nurse at Mount Sinai Health Systems and a CDC official demonstrate the proper technique for donning protective gear during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, Oct. 21, 2014. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

    New York Offers Job and Financial Security for Returning Ebola Workers

    NEW YORK—New York City and the state government have created a program to offer financial security to health workers returning from West Africa, designed to... Read more

  • Taiwanese and Hong Kong protesters alike gather in Times Square on Sept. 27, 2014, (from l-r) Eric Tsai, 24, and Jenny Wang, 23. (Gary Du/Epoch Times)

    Proud and Worried, Taiwanese Watch Hong Kong

    NEW YORK—Jenny Wang knew time was tight. She rushed from work, driving an hour to get to her older sister’s apartment in Jersey City. Then,... Read more

  • New York City mayor Bill de Blasio (C), with his wife Chirlane McCray (L) and owner of a Superstorm-Sandy-damaged home, Margurie Batts (R), at Batts's home in Coney Island, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. On Wednesday, the city announced a collaboration with local nonprofits and community organizations that would link homeowners to repair services. (William Alatriste/New York City Council)

    Superstorm Sandy Two-Year Anniversary: NYC Homeowners Finally Get Homes Fixed

    NEW YORK—Margurie Batts heard a loud noise, and then the water came in. The storm surge from nearby Coney Island Creek and the Atlantic Ocean... Read more

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (C) listens as Richard Weitzel describes repairs made to his East Dover Marina in Toms River, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Officials and residents in towns throughout coastal areas of New York and New Jersey are taking stock of the recovery from Superstorm Sandy on the second anniversary of the storm. The October 2012 storm devastated the oceanfront coastline and caused catastrophic flooding in New York and cities in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    New York, New Jersey Look Back 2 Years After Sandy

    BELMAR, N.J.—The second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrived Wednesday in a region where recovery in New Jersey and New York is happening unevenly, with many... Read more

  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio gives an interview at City Hall, New York, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. In an interview with The Associated Press Monday Oct. 27, 2014, de Blasio talked about his love of baseball, his three years coaching his son’s Little League team, and how he often draws upon that experience in managing a city of 8 million people. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    Mayor de Blasio Draws on Stint as a Little League Boss

    NEW YORK—As mayor of the nation’s largest city, Bill de Blasio has become accustomed to making tough decisions and moving on. But there’s one decision... Read more

  • Residents of Breezy Point carry away belongings while viewing the damage caused during Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Sandy’s Mental Health Impact Looms Large

    LONG BEACH, N.Y.—Kathy and Mark Michaels huddled in the attic of their Long Beach home as Superstorm Sandy turned streets into canals, ripped apart the... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, speaks as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens at a news conference, in New York, , Oct. 24, 2014where the governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed "high risk," for contracting Ebola. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Mandatory Quarantine Aside, Cuomo Wants to Help West Africa Too

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s looking for ways to encourage medical workers to go to West Africa to fight Ebola. The Democrat... Read more

  • A Time Warner Cable truck in Brooklyn doing repairs on August 27, 2014 in New York City. Comcast is in the process of buying TWC is a $45 billion merger, which is undergoing review by state and federal agencies. (Spencer Platt/Getty Image)

    Free Wi-Fi in NYC? Public Advocate Calls for Free Internet in NYCHA, Homeless Shelters and City Parks

    NEW YORK—A group of city and state elected officials urged the state’s Public Service Commission, in a letter, to require that Comcast commit to universal... Read more

  • Patricia Ward was ID'd as the  woman killed in Long Island. Nassau County police investigate a homicide in Farmingdale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Police are investigating the link between a woman killed at the Farmingdale apartment building and a man struck by a LIRR train at the nearby train station. (AP Photo/Newsday, Howard Schnapp) NYC LOCALS OUT

    Patricia Ward ID’ed as Woman Who was Beheaded in Long Island

    Patricia Ward was identified as the woman who was beheaded and killed in Farmingdale, New York, according to reports on Wednesday. Her body was found... Read more

  • New York: Woman Beheaded in Long Island; Linked to Train Suicide

    A woman was reportedly beheaded in Long Island, New York, on Tuesday. Police are investigating the matter, and they say the incident is linked to... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, speaks as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens at a news conference, in New York, , Oct. 24, 2014where the governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed "high risk," for contracting Ebola. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Cuomo Tells AIDS Activists Ebola Is ‘Different Situation’

    NEW YORK—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Ebola is “a different situation” from the AIDS epidemic that started in the 1980s. A group of AIDS... Read more

  • This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)

    Nurse Won’t Follow Voluntary Quarantine, Her Lawyer Says

    A nurse in Maine is refusing the voluntary quarantine for possible Ebola infection, her lawyer said Tuesday night.  Kaci Hickox is the nurse who was... Read more

  • Isolation cell in the Dane County Jail in Madison, Wis., Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    NYC Launching System-Wide Review of Jail Suicides

    NEW YORK—New York City is using a $400,000 federal grant to review suicides and acts of self-harm in city jails with an approach commonly applied... Read more

  • A crash test of a 2002 Honda CR-V, one of the models recalled for faulty air bags in October, 2014. New York City council members introduced a bill on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 that would prohibit the sale of used cars with recalled parts, unless dealers make the necessary repairs. (AP Photo/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

    New York City Council Wants to Punish Crooked Used Car Dealers

    NEW YORK—The city council is considering two bills that lawmakers say will prevent used car dealers from exploiting consumers. One bill would require dealerships to... Read more


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