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  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with reporters on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Seaford, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    Longtime Cuomo Aide New Leader of NY Horse Racing Board

    ALBANY, N.Y. — An Albany insider with longstanding ties to the Cuomo family is taking control of the New York Racing Association after its chairman... Read more

  • A man arrives for the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show in New York, April 7, 2014. Simon Fraser University has started accepting Bitcoin at all of its bookstores, in what’s believed to be a first for post-secondary institutions in Canada. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Top NY Regulator Issues Final Rules for Bitcoin Licenses

    WASHINGTON — New York state’s chief financial regulator has issued final rules for companies dealing in bitcoin, adding more oversight to the virtual currency that... Read more

  • President Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, at podium, of the New York State Nurses Association, addresses a news conference, in New York, Wednesday, June 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Nurses’ Union Says Strike Authorized If Negotiations Fail

    NEW YORK—Leaders of the union representing 18,000 nurses at 14 private hospitals in New York City said Wednesday the nurses could go on strike over... Read more

  • Copies of Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s collected speeches and writings on display at BookExpo America in Javits Center, New York City on May 28, 2015. China was the guest of honor at the annual book event. (Larry Ong/Epoch Times Staff)

    Chinese Soft Power Meets the American Publishing Industry

    NEW YORK—For years, Chinese communist ideologues have complained that the People’s Republic of China does not have enough “discourse power” (from the Chinese term, “huayu... Read more

  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio listens during a memorial ceremony for deceased members of the New York City Police Department, Thursday, May 7, 2015, at police headquarters in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Mayor Acknowledges Shooting Spike, Says Police Can Handle

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged on Tuesday that a spike in shootings was alarming but sought to reassure people the police department was handling... Read more

  • New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, center, leaves federal court, Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. Skelos and his son were arraigned on charges including extortion and soliciting bribes amid a federal investigation into the awarding of a $12 million contract to a company that hired his son. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Ex-NY Senate Leader, Son Plead Not Guilty in Corruption Case

    NEW YORK—The former leader of the New York Senate and his son have pleaded not guilty in a federal corruption case. An indictment levels conspiracy... Read more

  • Uriah Banawoye, 12, of Frederick, Md, spins a wheel for a chance to win a Capstone book at BookCon, Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Jacob K. Javits convention center in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    The Calm, Then the Storm, at Book Conventions

    NEW YORK—The trade show was the calm, the fan show the storm. From editors and booksellers to librarians and general readers, tens of thousands filled... Read more

  • a literary protest and reading for silenced Chinese writers on the steps of the New York Public Library Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in New York. (Larry Ong/Epoch Times)

    Major US Book Fair Draws Protest From Chinese, American Writers

    NEW YORK—Chinese and American authors gathered Wednesday to protest a major U.S. book fair’s focus on China that they say ignores the country’s glaring problems... Read more

  • Former New York Gov. George Pataki announces his plans to seek the Republican nomination for president, Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the historic town hall in Exeter, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Former Governor Pataki in the Race for President

    EXETER, N.H.—George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for the... Read more

  • Uber drivers and their supporters protest in front of the offices of the Taxi and Limousine Commission in New York, Thursday, May 28, 2015.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Uber, Lyft Push Back Against Proposed Regulations

    NEW YORK—Representatives of Uber and Lyft warned Thursday that a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services will stall innovation and threaten competition... Read more

  • Massive steel structural pieces arrive on flatbed trucks for delivery to the Hudson Yards construction site, Friday, May 8, 2015 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    NYC Approves Skyscraper in Exchange for Transit Hub Work

    NEW YORK — City officials cleared the way on Wednesday for construction of a new, 65-story Manhattan skyscraper after the developer made an unusual tradeoff:... Read more

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    Feds Probing Powerful Union for NYC Jail Guards

    NEW YORK—Federal investigators are looking into the financial records and other documents of the powerful union representing New York City’s 9,000 jail guards, the union’s... Read more

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    Theft of Copper Cable Causes Major Disruption on Subways

    NEW YORK—Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials... Read more

  • Specialist Matthew Cheslock, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as traders return from the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Slumping Energy Sector Leads a Broad Sell-Off in US Stocks

    NEW YORK—The stock market endured its worst day in three weeks on Tuesday as investors fretted over Greece’s debt crisis and a surge in the... Read more

  • In this Oct. 30, 2014 photo, passengers line up to pass through security before boarding flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Anonymous Threats Against Airliners Prompt Plane Searches

    NEW YORK—Anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners, possibly from the same source, caused a scare on Monday involving four international flights at airports in New... Read more

  • In this Monday, May 11, 2015 photograph, Shane Godshall, of the American Littoral Society, holds a horseshoe crab in the Reeds Beach section of Middle Township, N.J. A mainstay for shorebirds, migrating horseshoe crabs affect the numbers of shorebirds returning to the Delaware Bay region. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Saved From Sandy: Shorebird Efforts Are Declared a Success

    MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J.—A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of... Read more

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    The Valley of Missed Opportunity

     WINDSOR, N.Y.—Marian’s Pizza Shack sits 10 miles north of the Pennsylvania line, an invisible boundary that separates this small business from economic opportunity. After 23 years in... Read more

  • In a May 15, 2015 photo, inmates occupy the common area of cell block C at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Ind. Jesus Cares at Exit 0 Director Paul Stensrud feels that collaboration between service providers and law officers is key to aid in solving problems. (AP Photo/News and Tribune, Tyler Stewart)

    Study: Local Lockups Can Be More Pricey to Run Than Thought

    NEW YORK —€” It turns out running a jail can be even more expensive than previously thought. A study released Thursday examining what it actually... Read more

  • Commuters pass through Grand Central Terminal during the evening rush hour in New York City on May 19, 2010. (Tama/Getty Images)

    Suspicious Package Found at NYC’s Grand Central Terminal

    NEW YORK—Authorities are investigating a suspicious package found on the lower level of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal and have closed the area to... Read more

  • A hotline counselor takes calls in the office of the Mental Health Association of New York City on May 21, 2015.

    NY Addictions Hotline Now Offers Help Via Text Message

    NEW YORK—For someone about to relapse into drug addiction or a bad gambling habit, the moment between temptation and giving in is exactly when intervention... Read more