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NEW YORK—William Gomez, 16, stood awkwardly in the entrance of the Long Island Bagel Cafe. There were more bags of excess bagels than he had...

  • Brian Williams speaks at the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes, presented by New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York.

    Brian Williams’ Rehabilitation Efforts Begin Friday

    NEW YORK—Brian Williams said the months since his suspension from NBC News had been like torture, and a come-clean interview with colleague Matt Lauer on... Read more

  • East Lincoln quarterback Chazz Surratt carries the ball during the NCHSAA 2AA State Championship high school football game held in Winston-Salem, N.C. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Winston-Salem Journal, Lauren Carroll)

    New York School Drops Orientals Nickname for Sports Teams

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.—A New York high school whose sports teams have been called the Orientals for more than a century is ditching the nickname. The Democrat... Read more

  • Jamie Purzak, 29, in the common area of the apartment building where she lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 13, 2015. Purzak has survived a rare kind of cancer for nine and a half years against all odds. The next few months may be her last. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    How This Girl Survived Advanced Cancer for Almost a Decade

    NEW YORK—A cancer materialized and lurked in the bone marrow of Jamie Purzak’s ribs. She was 16 when she first felt the deep, gnawing pain... Read more

  • Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the New York City Council, congratulates Winnie Wang on the award. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Language Epoch Times Wins Ippies Award for Design

    The Chinese-language edition of Epoch Times in New York City won the top design award for its print publication on June 11, at an event... Read more

  • Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, is followed by reporters after leaving Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office at the Capitol on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Lawmakers remain far apart on a deal to renew the rent regulations covering 2 million New York City residents after the long-standing tenant protections expired at midnight Monday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Residents Express Outrage After Rent Regulations Expire

    NEW YORK—Lynda Williams woke up Tuesday in her Brooklyn apartment of 34 years wondering about her future there, after the state’s decades-old rent regulations expired... Read more

  • The Empire State building and the skyline of Manhattan. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NYC Rent Regulations to Lapse If Lawmakers Don’t Act

    ALBANY, N.Y. — State lawmakers on Monday were considering a short-term extension of rent regulations covering more than 2 million tenants in and around New... Read more

  • Demonstrators rally for a $15 minimum wage before a meeting of the wage board in New York. (Seth Wenig)

    Fast-Food Workers Demand Wage Increase to $15 Hourly

    NEW YORK—Fast-food workers rallied at a church and testified before Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s wage board on Monday, demanding a pay increase to $15 an hour... Read more

  • FORT LEE, NJ - DECEMBER 17: Traffic moves over the Hudson River and across the George Washington Bridge between New York City (R), and Fort Lee, New Jersey on December 17, 2013. New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie has had to fend off allegations in a scandal involving the bridge. In September, two of Christie's top appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ordered the lanes on the bridge shut to traffic, causing days of gridlock in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Some Democrats have said that the move was political revenge against the town's mayor, Democrat Mark Sokolich, for not endorsing Christie for reelection. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    A Fence May Stop Some Bridge Suicides, but Building It Is Controversial

    NEW YORK—Over 100 million vehicles cross the George Washington Bridge each year. It’s the busiest automobile bridge in the world. Honking cars, buses, and trucks brake... Read more

  • The accessories room is decorated with reproduction chandeliers at Apple's new store on New York's Upper East Side, Thursday, June 11, 2015.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    In With the Old: Apple Restores Former Bank for New Store

    NEW YORK—To create the newest Apple store to sell iPhones, smartwatches, and other modern gadgetry, Apple took a look back at the 1920s. The new... Read more

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    NY Court: Medical Examiners Don’t Have to Return All Organs

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Medical examiners don’t have to return to families all organs from autopsied bodies or even tell them parts are missing, the state’s... Read more

  • A Bistro French Onion Soup Bread Bowl is seen at a Panera bread restaurant, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NYC Health Department Proposes High-Sodium Warning on Menus

    NEW YORK — New York City’s Health Department wants all chain restaurants to warn customers about products that are high in salt. The department voted... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 17, 2011, file photo, a bus drives past the the entrance to Rikers Island in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    After Critical Probe, City Drops Jail Health Care Contractor

    NEW YORK—New York City on Wednesday dropped the private company that delivers health care in its jails after a year of scrutiny over high-profile deaths... Read more

  • Muslim protesters march past an NYPD officer at a large anti-war rally in Union Square in New York City on April 9, 2011.(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    NYPD Working to Increase Ranks of Muslims in Department

    NEW YORK—The New York Police Department is working to recruit more Muslims, and is asking for help within the community to better refine outreach aimed... Read more

  • In this photo taken Thursday, June 4, 2015, Long Island Rail Road President Patrick Nowakowski speaks at a news conference at the opening of a renovated Belmont Park train station. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    Despite Changes, Officials Predict Long Wait to Exit Belmont

    NEW YORK—With an expected crowd that could fill two Yankee Stadiums, officials were warning Thursday that it could take up to two hours to leave... Read more

  • This June 3, 2015 photograph shows the garden at The Frick Collection in New York.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New York City Museum Abandons Expansion Plan Amid Opposition

    NEW YORK — The Frick Collection on Thursday abandoned plans for an expansion that would have replaced the museum’s beloved viewing garden and reception pavilion... Read more

  • Aimee Horowitz, second from left, and and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, far right, visit a 12th grade English class at Boys and Girls High School, Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Schools to Get Audible Alarms After Boy’s Escape, Death

    NEW YORK—New York City is installing 21,000 audible door alarms at public schools to prevent another tragedy like the disappearance and death of an autistic... Read more