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  • People walk on campus at the University at Albany, in Albany, N.Y., on Sept. 24, 2014. Campuses within the nation’s largest public university system are working harder to spot patterns and trends and tailoring responses as part of efforts to improve their handing of sexual violence and harassment complaints following a critical review. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    New York Report Shows Trends in Campus Harassment

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—In a one-year snapshot of sexual violence and harassment complaints, the nation’s largest public university system spotted cases of repeat offenders, trouble-prone departments, and... Read more

  • Carmen Seggara joined the New York Fed in late 2011 as part of a new wave of bank examiners. Seven months later, she was fired amid differences about her negative examination of Goldman Sachs. A supervisor told her, "I'm here to change the definition of what a good job is." (Adam Lerner/AP for ProPublica)

    Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash

    A confidential report and a fired examiner’s hidden recorder penetrate the cloistered world of Wall Street’s top regulator—and its history of deference to banks. Barely... Read more

  • FILE - In this July 16, 2013, file photo, railroad oil tankers are lined up at the Port of Albany, in Albany, N.Y. While the federal government has ordered railroads to give states details about shipments of volatile crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale region, New York officials haven't decided whether to share that information with the public. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

    Comment Period Extended on Crude Oil Facility

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York regulators have again extended the public comment period for a shipping company’s plan to expand crude oil handling operations at the... Read more

  • A woman shops for vegetables at The Union Square farmer's market, in Manhattan, on Sept. 22. 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    EPA Proposed Changes to Clean Water Act Baffle Farmers

    EZ Acres farm owner Michael McMahon has been comfortably operating his 1800-acre dairy farm in Homer, N.Y., for several years, dutifully following the strict regulations... Read more

  • Public defenders Deirdre von Dornum and Phil Weinstein outside a courthouse in New York, April 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Holder Backs Legal Services Class-Action Suit Against NY State

    NEW YORK—The Department of Justice threw its support behind a class-action lawsuit accusing New York state of violating the constitutional rights of people who can’t... Read more

  • A guard tower over the fence surrounding the new California Correctional Health Care Facility in Stockton, Calif., on June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Routine Investigation of NY Inmate Deaths Leads to $200,000 Fine

    Maria Viera, 53, died at the Monroe County Jail in Sept. 2010 from heart inflammation, after a nurse failed to follow proper medical procedures. Several... Read more

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks outside the E train on Sept. 25, 2014. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    NYC Mayor, Governor React to Alleged Terrorist Plan to Attack US and Paris

    NEW YORK—Iraq’s prime minister said Thursday that captive ISIL militants confessed to his intel agents of an alleged plot to attack subways in the United... Read more

  • Protestors demonstrate against the government of Iran outside United Nations headquarters as the 69th session of the UN General Assembly convenes, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Hundreds Protest Iran’s President Outside UN Complex in NYC

    NEW YORK—Hundreds of people gathered Thursday in a plaza outside the United Nations to protest what they said was Iran’s continued support of terrorism, its... Read more

  • 22-Year-Old Florida Woman Walks to Niagara Falls

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.—A 22-year-old Florida woman has completed a 1,300-mile solo walk from her home on Florida’s Gulf Coast to Niagara Falls, New York. The... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (L) and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina visit a pre-kindergarten classroom at Police Officer Ramon Suarez School in the Queens borough of New York, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. New York City children are crammed into classrooms in record numbers, 73 professors of education, psychology, and child development stated in a Monday open letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. (AP Photo/The Wall Street Journal, Andrew Hinderaker, Pool)

    NYC Schools Overcrowded, Professors Say (+Video)

    New York City children are crammed into classrooms in record numbers and this may sabotage everything the administration is trying to do to improve public... Read more

  • New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer attends High Line At The Rail Yards Dedication and Opening Ceremony at Highline in New York City on Sept. 20, 2014. (Jason Carter Rinaldi/Getty Images)

    Stringer Drafts Plan for ‘Green’ City Bonds

    Comptroller Scott Stringer outlined how New York City could sell hundreds of millions in “green” bonds—where raised funds are earmarked for eco-friendly projects—in a report... Read more

  • A subway in New York, April 1, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    MTA’s $32 Billion Budget Is Only Half Full; Budget to Fund New Trains and Stops

    NEW YORK—The New York City region transit system keeps the city running. When Sandy put the trains out of service, people felt immobile. When Long... Read more

  • Report Details NY Indigent Defense Caseloads

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Attorneys defending the poor across New York averaged 680 cases last year, nearly double the recommended limit, even though their ranks and funding increased... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during the annual meeting of the Business Council of New York State at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, N.Y. on Sept. 19, 2014. A new report shows 20,000 broadcast TV ads have been targeted at New York voters during the 2014 election cycle, with a flurry in the run-up to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's defeat of primary challenger Zephyr Teachout. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Reports: Cuomo Campaign Dominates TV Airwaves

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York voters have been targeted with 20,000 broadcast TV ads during the 2014 election cycle, including a flurry for Gov. Andrew Cuomo during... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners stage a peaceful protest against China's Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, who is believed to be guilty of genocide, torture, and other crimes against humanity, during the Climate Summit at the U.N., in New York City, on Sept. 23, 2014. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Vice Premier Provokes Chain of Protests Upon Arrival in New York

    NEW YORK—There’s a letter waiting at Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli’s presidential suite at the Waldorf Astoria, pleading for the release of democracy activist Wang... Read more

  • The NYPD arrests protesters during the Flood Wall Street protest at the intersection of Wall St. and Broadway in New York on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Mayor, Council Members Praise Wall Street Protesters

    The protest on Monday that jammed the Broadway thoroughfare near Wall Street and ended with over 100 arrests received warm, if qualified, praise from New... Read more

  • Philip Eure at a news conference as he is named the new inspector general for the New York Police Department (NYPD) in New York City on March 28, 2014. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NYPD Inspector General Office Gets Website

    NEW YORK— The website for the much awaited Office of the Inspector General for the New York Police Department (OIG-NYPD) was launched on Monday, providing... Read more

  • Vanessa Panotas, uses her iPhone on 23rd Street in New York City while a NYC taxi drives by on Nov. 29, 2012. Already in use in Chigaco and Boston, New Yorkers may soon be able to hail taxis using their smartphones. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Need a Taxi? Payment Rivals Try for Universal E-hail

    Innovation in the yellow cab industry has been criticized for moving at a pace that makes Midtown traffic seem speedy, but in the past year... Read more

  • New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton during a news conference at One Police Plaza in New York on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    NYPD Dedicates CompStat Room to Former Officer

    NEW YORK—The conference room at police headquarters where NYPD brass go to get grilled over rising crime in their precincts was dedicated Tuesday to the... Read more

  • This Dec. 15, 2010 photo provided by the New York State Department of Correctional Services shows Bradley Ballard in New York. In September 2013, 39-year-old Ballard, a mentally ill and diabetic inmate at the Rikers Island jail in New York, died after being locked alone in his cell for seven days. (AP Photo/New York State Department of Correctional Services, File)

    New York Cit Mayor Admits City Jails Have Very Bad Problems

    NEW YORK—Amid continued scrutiny of problems at Rikers Island and other New York City jails, Mayor Bill de Blasio said bluntly that the situation in... Read more