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  • In this July 31, 2002, file photo, workers clean the inside of a cafeteria hours after a bomb exploded at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, killing nine, four of them Americans, and wounding more than 70. Terrorism victims are suing the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority in New York for damages under the Anti-Terrorism Act, which allows victims of terrorism to seek compensation through the U.S. Federal Court System. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

    PLO Trial Gives Terror Victims Chance for Redress

    NEW YORK—Meshulam Perlman says he will never be able to forget the horror he witnessed after a deadly suicide bombing of a bus in a... Read more

  • Shanell Taylor pours de-icer on icy stairs and walkways at Chambers United Methodist Church in Trenton, N.J., Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Rain "flash-freezing" on roads and sidewalks left an icy glaze under feet and tires across much of the northeast on Sunday, causing crashes that claimed at least four lives. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Freezing Rain Makes Northeast Roads Slick; at Least 5 Killed

    NEW YORK—Rain “flash-freezing” on roads and sidewalks left an icy glaze under feet and tires across much of the northeast on Sunday, causing crashes that... Read more

  • Bartender Nichole Osbourne makes a drink at Meade's Pub located at South Street Seaport on Feb. 19, 2014. The pub was forced to close due to rent increase. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NY Servers Seek Raise as Restaurant Owners Defend Tip System

    NEW YORK—In more than a decade slinging drinks, bartender Autumn Alston has depended on tips to earn a living, leading to an often-inconsistent income from... Read more

  • In this July 30, 2014 photo, David Mann, of Pawtucket, R.I., shops for vegetables at the Wishing Stone Farm stand at a farmers market, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    Tentative Labor Deal Reached at NYC Wholesale Produce Market

    NEW YORK—Workers at the nation’s largest wholesale produce market reached a tentative contract agreement Saturday, averting a threatened strike that would have forced New York... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on April 16, 2013. Cuomo is proposing legislation that would expand to New York's private colleges the "yes means yes" regulations against sexual assault that have been adopted at the state's own university system. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Cuomo to Expand Safeguards Against Assault to Private Colleges

    NEW YORK—A “yes means yes” provision and other protections against sexual assaults on campus would be expanded to New York’s private colleges and universities under... Read more

  • In 2013 Whole Foods Market employees and union activists went on strike    calling for workers to be paid at least $15-per-hour and have the right to form unions without retaliation. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Animal Rights Activists Protest Whole Foods for Inhumane Egg Supplier

    “Humane meat is a lie, these animals did not want to die,” a group of animal rights activists chanted as they walked through the Brooklyn... Read more

  • Servers work during the Brother Jimmy's Union Square grand opening at Brother Jimmy's on March 10, 2010 in New York City. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Brother Jimmy's)

    New York Servers Seek Raise, Restaurant Owners Defend Tip System

    NEW YORK—In more than a decade slinging drinks, bartender Autumn Alston has depended on tips to earn a living, leading to an often-inconsistent income from... Read more

  • A file photo of New York Governor Cuomo. Cuomo announced a student loan forgiveness program on Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Some Student Loans Can Be Paid by New York State

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposed student loan forgiveness program on Jan. 18. The question is, who will that apply to? If a... Read more

  • Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference to discuss U.S. President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration, on Capitol Hill, December 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Sen. Schumer Suggests Outlawing Homemade Explosives

    ALBANY, N.Y.—U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says he is introducing legislation to make it illegal to build homemade bombs. The New York Democrat said Sunday that... Read more

  • A woman makes her way through the snow with a baby in a stroller in New York's borough of Queens on January 6, 2015. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    Icy Roads Cause Collisions, Closures in New York City Metro Area

    NEW YORK—Freezing rain coating the roads and sidewalks have made for a hazardous travel morning in New York City and its suburbs. The Fire Department... Read more

  • This modified screenshot shows the New York Post Twitter page when it announced the hacking. (Epoch Times)

    New York Post Reports Some of Its Twitter Accounts Hacked

    NEW YORK—A New York Post spokeswoman said some of the newspaper’s Twitter accounts were briefly hacked Friday. The Twitter feed of United Press International sent... Read more

  • A Manhattan view from the Empire State Building in New York on July 1, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Blogger Nikolai Fedak on Saying Yes to New Development

    New York is a city full of skyscrapers, landmarks, over 300 neighborhoods, varied landscapes, experimental architecture, and iconic buildings. Each has its own set of... Read more

  • Some police officers (L) turn their backs in a sign of disrespect as Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during the funeral of New York Police Department Officer Wenjian Liu at the Aievoli Funeral Home in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Most New Yorkers didn’t approve of police officers turning their backs, according to a poll released Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    New Yorkers Don’t Approve of Police Rebuffing Mayor, Says Poll

    NEW YORK—Most New Yorkers didn’t approve of police officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funerals of two officers shot to... Read more

  • This March 16, 2011 file photo shows a barbed wire fence outside inmate housing on New York's Rikers Island correctional facility in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

    Suicide Watch Ignored, NY Inmate Dies

    NEW YORK—A mentally ill inmate who hanged himself on New Year’s Day in a Rikers Island jail cell was supposed to be placed on suicide... Read more

  • Darrell Winfield, the Marlboro Man. (Facebook)

    Marlboro Man, the Real One, Dies at 85

    There have been many Marlboro Men, but many would agree Darrell Winfield was the real one. On Monday he joined the growing line of Marlboro... Read more

  • New York City Department of Correction officers at the Rikers Island jail complex, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. A recent report by the city's watchdog agency revealed that when hiring correction officers, the correction department repeatedly failed to screen for gang member affiliation, felony convictions, and other questionable backgrounds. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    NYC Jails Fail to Screen for Ex-Cons and Gang Members When Hiring Jail Guards

    Although the city’s police and correction officers share similar epithets—New York’s Finest and New York’s Boldest—they are not the same in nature. When the city... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (R) leaves the wake of New York Police Department officer Wenjian Liu at Aievoli Funeral Home in New York on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. Black law enforcement organizations in New York criticize Cuomo for not discussing legislative proposals with them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Cuomo Meets With Police Union Leaders

    NEW YORK—Amid the hullaballoo of emotional protests, turned backs, and a work slowdown, Gov. Cuomo met with police union leaders Tuesday to discuss possible legislations... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio testifying in Albany, N.Y., on Jan. 27, 2014. The mayor, who plans to make his affordable housing plan a centerpiece of this year's agenda, announced Thursday that the program has taken an important first step toward meeting its ambitious goal. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Mayor Touts Progress in Affordable Housing Plan

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, who plans to make his affordable housing plan a centerpiece of this year’s agenda, announced Thursday that the program has... Read more

  • A police officer walks through Times Square in New York on Jan. 8, 2015. In bustling Times Square, where scores of tourists wander through streets clogged with traffic and hawkers selling trinkets, low-level enforcement activity had all but grinded to a halt. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Times Square Had 1 Million Revelers, Zero Tickets

    NEW YORK—Of all the statistics from the recent New Year’s Eve in Times Square—1 million revelers, 2,000 pounds of confetti, thousands of police officers, dozens... Read more

  • Julietta Losoyo (R), a registered nurse at the San Diego Public Health Center, gives Derek Lucero a whooping cough injection while in his father Leonel's arms as his brother Iker, 2, looks on, on Dec. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Flu Vaccine Not Working Well; Only 23 Percent Effective

    NEW YORK—As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It’s only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn’t include the bug... Read more