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  • Suspect Who Broke into NYC Jails Faces New Charges

    NEW YORK—A man who allegedly repeatedly used phony credentials to gain entry into New York City’s jails is facing new charges. The Daily News reports... Read more

  • NYC Patient Died After Blood Transfusion Error

    NEW YORK—Officials say an 84-year-old patient died after getting a transfusion of the wrong blood type at a New York City hospital. The city’s Health... Read more

  • Ambulance Collides With Car on Way to Beach Rescue

    LONG BEACH, N.Y.—Police say a Long Island ambulance rushing to a beachside rescue of a child collided with a car. Three people suffered minor injuries... Read more

  • Trial Begins for Men Charged With Casino Cheating

    NEW LONDON, Conn.—Two New York City men charged with scamming the Mohegan Sun casino out of hundreds of thousands of dollars with the help of... Read more

  • Heat Advisory Issued for NYC

    NEW YORK—The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for New York City. It will be in effect until midnight Tuesday. The forecast calls... Read more

  • In this July 5, 2013 photo, rubble from a beachfront home still sits on the sand in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., as beachgoers spend time closer to the water. A wave of large property tax increases that had been feared in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy has not materialized thanks to large amounts of federal aid, borrowing by towns, and the use of rainy-day surplus funds. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

    Huge Post-Sandy Tax Increases Fail to Materialize

    MANTOLOKING, N.J.—With all the fears that Superstorm Sandy created, here’s one that never materialized: huge tax increases to make up for property destroyed along the... Read more

  • NY Rabbi Accused of Trying to Pull Over Motorists

    MAMARONECK, N.Y.—Some drivers in the suburbs north of New York City were startled when they saw a man waving his arms, honking his horn and... Read more

  • Roughly 2,000 protesters take over Times Square on July 14, 2013 to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. (Joshua Philipp/Epoch Times)

    Zimmerman Verdict Protesters Occupy Times Square (+Video)

    NEW YORK—Close to 2,000 protesters took Times Square, on July 14 to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. The... Read more

  • Assistant state attorney Bernie de la Rionda shows George Zimmerman's gun to the jury while presenting the state's closing arguments against Zimmerman during his trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. Thursday, July 11, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool)

    Bloomberg: ‘Shoot First’ Laws Spur Vigilantism

    NEW YORK—Mayor Michael Bloomberg says guns laws like those in Florida can “inspire dangerous vigilantism and protect those who act recklessly.” He didn’t offer a... Read more

  • Heat Advisory Issued For NYC

    NEW YORK—The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for New York City beginning Sunday and lasting through Thursday. Meteorologists say Saturday the heat... Read more

  • 64 Guns Netted In NYC Gun Buyback

    NEW YORK—Sixty-four guns have been surrendered to authorities in a no-questions-asked gun buyback held at a Brooklyn church. The NYPD says 22 revolvers, 22 semi-automatics,... Read more

  • NY Awards Grants to Improve Hudson River Access

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Four cities in the lower Hudson Valley are getting state grants to develop public access to the Hudson River from poor urban neighborhoods for... Read more

  • Paddlers Mark 400-Year-Old Iroquois-Dutch Pact

    ALBANY, N.Y.—A paddling expedition to mark the 400th anniversary of an agreement between the Iroquois and Dutch settlers in upstate New York is set to... Read more

  • In this June 20, 2003 file photo, Larry Silverstein, president of Silverstein Properties and lease holder on the World Trade Center, discusses the rebuilding of the trade center during the 23rd annual BulidingsNY Show in New York. Silverstein is among the World Trade Center owners seeking additional money from aviation defendants to rebuild the site of the 2001 terrorist attacks. At the conclusion of a non-jury trial beginning Monday, July 15, 2013, a judge plans to decide whether the owners of the World Trade Center can try to make several airlines and other aviation defendants pay billions of dollars in damages.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    Judge to Mull If Airlines Owe WTC Owners Over 9/11

    NEW YORK—A judge who has presided over most of the litigation stemming from the Sept. 11 attacks will decide whether the owners of the World... Read more

  • This undated photo provided by her family on July 9, 2013 shows Sidonie Fery in New York. Fery was about 10 years old when she and a playmate placed a note inside a ginger ale bottle and threw it in the Great South Bay off Long Island. Sidonie was tragically killed in a fall at a Swiss boarding school in 2010. But two years later, as workers were cleaning up a Patchogue, Long Island, beach after Superstorm Sandy, they discovered the note Sidonie had sent. Although it only traveled a mile or two from where it was deposited, the message now has special meaning for Sidonie’s mother. (AP Photo/Mimi Fery)

    Plaque Marks Where Sandy Message in a Bottle Found

    PATCHOGUE, N.Y.—A seaside Long Island village on Saturday honored the memory of a girl whose message in a bottle was found after Superstorm Sandy, discovered... Read more

  • Eliot Spitzer tries to collect signatures for his run for New York City Comptroller in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller.(AP Photo/Bethan McKernan)

    Ex-NY Gov. Spitzer Offers Life Advice in New Book

    NEW YORK—Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is offering life advice in a new book released as he campaigns for city comptroller, writing that “self-importance” can lead... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a news conference on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Smoking at Playgrounds Banned in New York State

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law to ban smoking at outdoor playgrounds statewide from sunrise to sunset when any children under 12... Read more

  • Firefighters remove debris from the back of a building in the aftermath of a fire on Thursday, July 11, 2013 in New York City's Chinatown. Twelve people were injured, three of them seriously, when an explosion inside a building led to a fire in New York City’s Chinatown on Thursday, the fire department said.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    NYC Fire Officials Say Resident Set Off Bug Bombs

    NEW YORK—New York fire officials say a resident in a Chinatown building set off two rounds of bug bombs to battle an infestation, causing an... Read more

  • Chris Wangro, a producer for the Fete Paradiso carnival, prepares to demonstrate a 1910 Limonaire brothers pipe organ, during a press preview tour of the carnival's ongoing setup on Governors Island, New York, July 10, 2013. The French inspired festival featuring vintage carnival rides and attractions is open to the public beginning July 13, in time for Bastille Day, a celebration that marks a key moment in the French Revolution. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Vintage Parisian Carnival to Open in NY for Summer

    NEW YORK—The Statue of Liberty is France’s famous gift to New York City, a symbol of independence and the ties between two countries that fought... Read more

  • Danny Batisa misses the ball during a game of stickball in East Harlem, N.Y., Friday, July 12, 2013. Six players are being inducted into the Stickball Hall of Fame by a committee of so-called old timers who have been following the famous urban sport since its heyday in the 1940s and 50s. (AP Photo/Bethan McKernan)

    Aging NYC Stickballers Keeps Street Game Alive

    NEW YORK—They run with a little less speed, hit with a little less power and worry less about shattering nearby windows, but a graying crew... Read more