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New Yorkers Protest Ahead of Ferguson Indictment Decision

A protest against racial profiling by police on Union Square, Manhattan, NY, on Nov. 24, 2014. Dozens of protests were scheduled around the nation to coincide with Nov. 24 St. Louis Grand Jury announcement of its decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, a police officer in Ferguson, MO, who shot dead local man Michael Brown, 18, on Aug 9. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)
A protest against racial profiling by police on Union Square, Manhattan, NY, on Nov. 24, 2014. Dozens of protests were scheduled around the nation to coincide with Nov. 24 St. Louis Grand Jury announcement of its decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson, a police officer in Ferguson, MO, who shot dead local man Michael Brown, 18, on Aug 9. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—The St. Louis, Mo., grand jury’s decision on the policeman who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown was scheduled to be released at 9...

  • A cashier looks over groceries at West Side Campaign Against Hunger food bank in the Upper West Side on Monday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    New Yorkers on SNAP Lost 56 Million Meals in Less Than One Year, Says New Report

    NEW YORK—When the recession hit in 2007, the most disadvantaged New Yorkers started losing meals. There were nearly 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens in... Read more

  • Dump trucks wait to unload snow at the Central Terminal that was removed from south Buffalo neighborhoods after heavy lake-effect snowstorms on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Western NY Areas Under Flood Warning

    BUFFALO, N.Y.— Flood warnings are in effect for areas of western New York in the aftermath of last week’s storm that dropped as many as... Read more

  • Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shortly after his landing in central Kazakhstan on May 14, 2013. He had spent 5 months in the International Space Station and took over 45,000 pictures of earth, compiling 192 of them into a book, “You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes.” (Sergei Remezov/AFP/Getty Images)

    Back From Orbit for the Last Time, With Pictures

    NEW YORK—Chris Hadfield has had a busy week.  The first Canadian astronaut to walk in outer space has just published a book of photographs he... Read more

  • In this Nov. 11, 2014 photo, Laura Dunn, executive director of the sexual assault survivors’ organization SurvJustice, poses for a picture near a church in her neighborhood in Washington. Dunn, a victim of sexual assault, believes an affirmative consent standard could have helped her 2004 case during campus judicial proceedings, which failed to find wrongdoing, even after appeals. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    New Jersey Looks at ‘Yes Means Yes’ College Policy

    TRENTON, N.J.—You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things to the next... Read more

  • A couple take their dog for a walk on the trails through the Watertown Golf Club in Watertown, N.Y. on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/The Watertown Daily Times, Amanda Morrison)

    Cleanup On, Flood Threat Looms After Huge NY Snow

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—Beth Bragg’s home was spared the worst of a lake-effect storm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under more than 7 feet of snow... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's motorcade drives on the Thruway past abandoned vehicles near Cheektowaga, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. State officials say the Thruway will stay closed in the Buffalo area for the duration of a lake-effect storm that has dumped 6 feet of snow since Tuesday and is expected to bring a couple more feet through Thursday. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Sharon Cantillon)

    Most of Thruway Open After Massive NY Snowfall

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—Drivers are now free to exit the New York State Thruway in the areas pummeled earlier this week by up to 7 feet of... Read more

  • New York City Department of Correction commissioner Joseph Ponte (L) and Mayor Bill de Blasio at a media briefing on jail reforms at City Hall in New York on Nov. 20, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New York City Mayor: We Need to Address Mentally Ill Inmates in Jail

    NEW YORK—At a Thursday press briefing on the Department of Correction’s planned reforms of jail conditions at Rikers Island, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Corrections... Read more

  • A person holds out his smartphone displaying the Uber app, before getting in a  black Lexus which was hailed using the app, in Manhattan, on June 8, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Uber, Lyft May Still Be Subject to Driver-Base Agreements If New City Hall Bill Passes

    The Taxi and Limousine Commission passed a new rule Thursday that would require livery bases to keep trip data electronically and submit the data to... Read more

  • Alex Engel, with New York City Department of Transportation, rides a Bike Share bicycle during a demonstration of the program at the Brooklyn Navy Yards Sunday, May 12, 2013 in New York. The bike share system allows those who join to use ride bicycles and return them from the saw or different docks in part of New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    NYC Is Making Bridges Safer for Cyclists

    NEW YORK—New Yorkers make 19,000 trips over the city’s four East River Bridges every day, so the city is looking at ways to make the... Read more

  • Travelers under a sign reading "Happy Thanksgiving" at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Nov. 26, 2013. There will be 12.3 million round-trip passengers, globally, on U.S. airlines during the 2014 holiday travel period, up 1.5 percent from 2013, according to the industry’s lobbying group, Airlines for America. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Over 46 Million to Hit the Road for Thanksgiving

    NEW YORK—The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on... Read more

  • Professor Richard Johnson in a room devoted to the Leiden Collection at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

    Cornell Professor Unlocks Mysteries of Paintings

    ITHACA, N.Y.—Richard Johnson can see right through the masterpieces of Rembrandt and Van Gogh. The Cornell University electrical and computer engineering professor is a digital... Read more

  • A drone flown by Brian Wilson lands after flying over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. The government is receiving reports nearly every day _ and sometimes two or three times a day of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual, federal and industry officials familiar with the reports told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Feds Investigating Drone Sightings at NYC Airport

    NEW YORK—Federal officials are investigating after three commercial pilots reported drones flying near their planes as they approached New York City’s Kennedy Airport this week... Read more

  • Cranes work alongside the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    A $5B Question: How Should New York Spend Surplus?

    ALBANY, N.Y.—As government problems go, it’s not a bad one to have: How should New York spend a $5 billion surplus? The options are all... Read more

  • A man digs out his driveway in Depew, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2014. The Buffalo area found itself buried under as much as 5 1/2 feet of snow Wednesday, with another lake-effect storm expected to bring 2 to 3 more feet by late Thursday. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Derek Gee)

    Round 2: Buffalo Faces Another Wintry Wallop

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—A new blast of lake-effect snow roared through western New York with thunder and lightning on Thursday, raising to nearly 6 feet the three-day... Read more

  • Snowdrifts create a beautiful setting as a man tries to dig out his driveway on Bowen Road in Lancaster, N.Y., on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (AP photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Buffalo Area Residents Work to Recover After Massive Lake-Effect Snowfall

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—A ferocious lake-effect storm left the Buffalo area buried under 6 feet of snow Wednesday, trapping people on highways and in homes, and another... Read more

  • City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in New York City on Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    NY City Council Eyes Zoning to Boost Manufacturing

    NEW YORK—New York City lawmakers are envisioning new zoning districts to encourage growth of manufacturing, technology, and design companies, according to a report released Wednesday... Read more