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  • Stronger Energy Standards Coming to Save NY $150M

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says federal officials have agreed to update long overdue energy efficiency standards for four common commercial... Read more

  • In this Sunday, July 21, 2013 photo, participants discuss the upcoming 65th annual East Hampton Artists & Writers Softball Game that benefits Long Island charities, in East Hampton, N.Y. From left to right are: publisher Mort Zuckerman, WINS radio reporter Julet Papa, comedy writer Fred Graver and journalist Carl Bernstein. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    Stars Compete in 65th Hamptons Softball Fundraiser

    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y.—Its roster of participants is impressive: former President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, three Baldwins, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Simon, Jackson Pollock... Read more

  • Javier Soler, 20, of West New York, N.J., flips his head back as water from a fountain runs off his hair during a heat wave, Thursday, July 18, 2013, in Union City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    As Far as Heat Goes, July Was the Cruelest Month

    WOODLAND PARK, N.J.—A year ago, New Jersey sweated through its fifth-hottest July ever. This July was even hotter, claiming the fifth slot and bumping last... Read more

  • In a Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, file photo the Empire State Building towers over the skyline of a  blackout darkened New York City just before dawn.  Power lines from Jersey City, N.J., are  in foreground. Ten years after a blackout cascading from Ohio affected 50 million people, utilities and analysts say changes made in the aftermath make a similar outage unlikely today, though concerns remain. (AP Photo/File, George Widman)

    US Grid Faces New Threats a Decade After Massive Blackout

    On the ten-year anniversary of the nation’s largest blackout, the U.S. electrical grid is better managed and more flexible but remains vulnerable. Among potential problems... Read more

  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer Jorge Pino measures a lobster as he checks boater's catch, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Biscayne Bay, near Key Biscayne, Fla. Lobsters must have a minimum carapace must measure more than 3-inches to be legally taken. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    NY to Allow Sale of Some Large Lobsters

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York will soon allow the sale of oversized lobsters legally caught in other states or countries. The law, effective. Aug. 30, continues the... Read more

  • FILE - In a Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003 file photo, cars try to navigate their way through New York City during a blackout that hit U.S. and Canadian cities. Ten years after a blackout cascading from Ohio affected 50 million people, utilities and analysts say changes made in the aftermath make a similar outage unlikely today, though shifts in where and how power is generated raise new reliability concerns for the U.S. electric grid system. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    NY Repeat of Calamitous ’03 Blackout Not Likely

    ALBANY, N.Y.—The operators of New York’s electric grid believe a repeat of 2003’s blackout — when the state lost about 80 percent of its generation... Read more

  • Scandal Slows Donations To Weiner

    NEW YORK— Anthony Weiner is pressing on with his bid to become New York’s mayor, but donations to his election campaign slowed dramatically in the... Read more

  • Michael Miscione, Manhattan Borough historian, in front of the New York Public Library on July 29. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    This is New York: Michael Miscione, Keeping Legacies Alive

    NEW YORK—Bordering both sides of the New York Public Library building on Fifth Avenue, stand two flag poles that are often invisible when one stares... Read more

  • Rohan Beckford, 12, center, reads Percy Jackson's fifth book in the series "The last Olympian," as he sits outside on a rooftop patio with other youngsters for independent reading at LitCamp, a summer reading program offered through the nonprofit literacy organization LitWorld, in the Harlem section of New York,  Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Students, Teachers: Summer Learning Programs Crucial

    For many students and teachers, summer vacation was more like summer term. Reading lists. Science camps. Portfolio development. The to-do list for kids and teachers... Read more

  • A view of Interfaith Medical Center along Atlantic Avenue on Thursday, July 25, 2013 in New York. Interfaith, which serves an overwhelming low-income population in Bedford-Stuyvesant, is the second Brooklyn hospital, along with Long Island College Hospital, facing possible closure and bankruptcy proceedings. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

    Court Postpones Hearing on Interfaith Hospital Closing

    NEW YORK—The Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, will remain open a little longer. The hospital was scheduled to appear in Bankruptcy Court on Aug... Read more

  • 22,000 Vinyl LPs for Sale by NY Library for $1 Each

    NEW YORK (AP)—Hundreds of rare LPs were on sale Friday for droves of vinyl-record aficionados at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts... Read more

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    Spitzer and Stringer Trade Jabs During Debate

    NEW YORK (AP)—Eliot Spitzer and his Democratic rival Scott Stringer went head-to-head on Friday in their first debate in the New York City comptroller campaign... Read more

  • A photo of the two men who robbed a smoke store on W 4th Street last month, taken from the store's surveillance camera. (Photo credit NYPD, @NYPDnews)

    Smoke Store Clerk Tricked and Robbed on West 4th Street

    NEW YORK—A 22-year-old part-time clerk was working alone in a smoke store on West 4th Street late on Tuesday, July 9. Sometime after 10:30 pm,... Read more

  • NJ National Guard Unit Prepares to Deploy

    BORDENTOWN, N.J. — More than 100 citizen soldiers in New Jersey are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. Members if the 150th Engineer Company will leave... Read more

  • NY-NJ National Guardsmen Undergo Training

    VALHALLA, N.Y. — Hundreds of National Guardsmen from New York and New Jersey are undergoing training on how to respond to chemical, biological, radiological and... Read more

  • A firefighter surveys the scene of a small plane crash, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in East Haven, Conn. The multi-engine, propeller-driven plane plunged into a working-class suburban neighborhood near Tweed New Haven Airport, on Friday. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

    Bill Henningsgaard, Ex-Microsoft Exec, and Son Identified as Victims in East Haven Crash

    Bill Henningsgaard, a former vice president with Microsoft, and his son were identified as the two killed in the East Haven, Connecticut, plane crash on... Read more

  • Bill Thompson speaks after being endorsed for New York City mayor by the United Federation of Teachers on June 19, 2013. (Ivan Pentchoukov/Epoch Times)

    UFT Spends Over Half Million on Bill Thompson Campaign

    NEW YORK—The city teacher’s union has spent $580,000 on Bill Thompson’s mayoral campaign since endorsing him on June 19. The money was spent on several... Read more

  • Firearms turned in during a gun buyback event in Brooklyn, New York, March 30, 2013. (New York City Police Department/AP photo)

    Gun Buyback in Prospect Park South

    NEW YORK—The NYPD is running an anonymous gun buyback program this Saturday, Aug. 10, at a church in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park South. People who turn... Read more

  • Road Sign Misspells Jones Beach: ‘Jonse Beach’

    WANTAGH, N.Y.—The misspelling of Jones Beach on a new sign on Long Island’s Robert Moses Parkway is making the rounds on social media. It’s spelled... Read more

  • NJ Woman Faked Being Boston Bomb Victim

    ELIZABETH, N.J.—A New Jersey woman has been charged with trying to defraud a charity that aids the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Authorities say... Read more