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  • Protesters against South Korea’s Boknal Dog Meat festival gather at the South Korean consulate in New York City, July 27, 2016. (Shanga Juckas, Epoch Times)

    Activists Call for End to South Korean Dog Meat Festival

    NEW YORK—”Culture is no excuse! Superstition is no excuse! There will never be an excuse for animal abuse!” shouted protesters outside New York’s Korean consulate... Read more

  • The rooftop of Jetro Restaurant Depot in the Bronx, with a view of Manhattan in the distance, is covered with solar panels, in New York, on Jan. 17, 2014. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

    Cuomo’s Clean Energy Plan Approved: Huge Boost for Solar, Wind, and Nuclear in NY

    The New York State Public Service Commission approved Governor Andrew Cuomo’s clean energy plan on Monday. The plan will “have a permanent impact on the... Read more

  • NYPD cars blocks the FDR Drive as investigations continue after a NYPD officer was killed. October 21, 2014 in New York City. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

    Suspect Makes Death Threats to NYPD Officers Over Police Radio

    The New York Police Department is on alert after a top official was threatened with death over a police radio, according to WABC. A man... Read more

  • A flash flood warning for New Jersey and New York City was issued on Sunday evening. (Google Maps)

    Flash Flood Warning for New Jersey, New York City

    A flash flood warning for New Jersey and New York City was issued on Sunday evening. The National Weather Service issued the warning at 9:35... Read more

  • Ashley Bissal, a 16-year-old who went missing on June 23, 2016 in the Bronx, New York. (L: NYPD; R: Ashley Bissal's Instagram account)

    Missing: 16-Year-Old Failed to Pick Up Sister From School in June

    NEW YORK—On June 23, Ashley Bissal was supposed to pick up her 10-year-old sister Angelie Bissal from school. But she didn’t show up and hasn’t been seen since... Read more

  • A file photo of a solar farm in Seville, Spain. (Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

    Is Cutting Down Forest to Build Large Solar Farms Worth It?

    Long Island, along with many other locations in the United States, is weighing the benefits of large-scale solar arrays against the negative impacts of cutting... Read more

  • (L-R) NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio inspect new NYPD equipment including helmets and vest during a press conference at the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday, July 25, 2016. (Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office)

    NYPD Buys Assault Rifle-Proof Vests and Military Grade Helmets

    After recent killings of officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the New York City Police Department is investing millions into heavy-duty bulletproof vests and military-grade helmets... Read more

  • A file photo of members of the New York Police Department (NYPD). Glen Hochman, a retired White Plans officer of 22 years, killed two of his daughters and himself on Feb. 21. The chilling murder-suicide exposes a dangerous problem in police departments, and chiefs’ attitude toward the mental health of their officers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    PTSD: The Hidden Toll of Policing

    One night eight years ago, Mark DiBona was in a very dark place. The police officer felt unappreciated, unhappy with his weight, emotional. He had... Read more

  • Police block off several streets near Columbus Circle, Thursday, July 21, 2016, in New York. Police negotiators are trying to talk to a man barricaded inside a vehicle in Manhattan, where he's suspected of tossing a hoax bomb, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Officers Called Heroes After Times Square Fake Bomb Scare

    NEW YORK  — When a passing driver hurled a flashing, clicking object into their police van in Times Square, it looked like danger to Sgt... Read more

  • NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: An NYPD officer talks on his radio while people take part in a protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on March 19, 2016 in New York City. People protest against Trump's policies which threaten the Immigration system and many of the Latino, Black, LGBT, Muslim, and other communities. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

    Shots Fired at NYPD Officers

    NEW YORK —New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton says shots being fired at someone else missed two nearby police officers in Brooklyn. The Sergeants... Read more

  • A construction crane is sprawled across lanes in both directions after collapsing on the Tappan Zee Bridge, Tuesday July 19, 2016, in New York. (Peter Carr/The Journal News via AP)

    Most Lanes of Bridge Reopen After Crane Collapse Outside NYC

    NEW YORK—Most of the lanes of the Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City have reopened after a crane collapsed across the entire width... Read more

  • A construction crane is sprawled across lanes in both directions after collapsing on the Tappan Zee Bridge, Tuesday July 19, 2016, in New York. (Ricky Flores/The Journal News via AP)

    Crane Collapses on NY’s Tappan Zee Bridge

    NEW YORK  — A giant crane toppled off the new Tappan Zee Bridge being constructed north of New York City and collapsed across the busy... Read more

  • The Left Coast Lifter in front of the Tappan Zee Bridge on the Hudson River on October 6, 2014 seen from Piermont, New York. (Jim Alcorn/Getty Images)

    Crane Collapses on Lanes of Tappan Zee Bridge

    NEW YORK—A giant construction crane toppled off the new Tappan Zee Bridge and collapsed across the busy span it is replacing July 19, halting traffic... Read more

  • A man, center bottom, bleeds from his injured leg as he gets helped from paramedics, firemen, and police in Central Park in New York, Sunday, July 3, 2016. Police and emergency responders took the man on a stretcher from New York’s Central Park after people near the area reported hearing some kind of explosion. Fire officials say it happened shortly before 11 a.m., inside the park at 68th Street and Fifth Avenue. Authorities say the man suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

    Police Say Common Substances Were Found in Central Park Explosive Device

    NEW YORK  — New York City police say they’ve uncovered traces of substances common in explosives in a device that detonated when a college student... Read more

  • Entrance to government offices of the Town of Mamakating on July 7, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

    Mamakating Working on Updating Town’s Comprehensive Plan

    MAMAKATING—Matt Ryan, a senior planner with Turner Miller Group, presented results of a Public Input Meeting to update Mamakating’s 2001 Comprehensive Plan on July 7... Read more

  • Synthetic marijuana, such as the two packages shown, were banned on Thursday in New York City and state by the city and state Health Departments. (Drug Enforcement Agency)

    33 Sickened in Apparent Mass Drug Overdose in New York City

    NEW YORK—More than two dozen people were sickened in an apparent mass drug overdose on a New York City street corner, sparking warnings from police... Read more

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    The Best Cities for Female Entrepreneurs

    Dell Inc. has revealed its top 25 cities in the world for female entrepreneurs, with New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, London, Stockholm, and Singapore topping... Read more

  • People enjoy a summer evening performance at Bryant Park in Manhattan on July 10, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    We Asked New Yorkers: After the Shootings, How Do We Unite?

    In the wake of recent tragedies throughout the nation, the United States appears to be struggling to find a solution to the divisions in society... Read more

  • An elderly man cools off by a fountain in Washington Square Park on July 6, 2016, in New York City. New York City and much of the Northeast is experiencing the real heat of the summer with temperatures in the 90's. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NY Mayor Alerts City’s Most Vulnerable to Dangers of Heatwave

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the air conditioned Bronxworks Morris Innovative Senior Center on July 7, to warn of the potential hazards during New... Read more

  • Dallas Police Chief David Brown pauses at a prayer vigil following the deaths of five police officers last night during a Black Live Matter march on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured  in a coordinated ambush at a anti-police brutality demonstration in Dallas. Investigators are saying the suspect is 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. This is the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Ambush Attacks on Police Bring Back Memories of Similar NYPD Incident

    NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said the Dallas sniper attack on police officers should bring the community together, rather than divide it. “We need to try... Read more

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