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  • NYPD boss: Islamic State group threat expanding

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information...

  • NY judge formally approves taxi access deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Citing a historic baseball moment as comparable, a New York judge has formally approved a deal making at least half the city's taxi fleet wheelchair-accessible by 2020. Federal Judge George Daniels approved the deal Tuesday. He said the plan to make taxis accessible to the...

  • NYC mayor to address UK's Labour Party

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will be a featured speaker at a major Labour Party conference in the United Kingdom. De Blasio's team announced Tuesday that the mayor will be the "International Speaker" at the party's annual conference in Manchester, England on Sept. 24. The...

  • NYC's Sept. 11 museum gets 1 millionth visitor

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 museum has gotten its one millionth visitor just under four months after opening to the public. The museum announced Tuesday that the milestone had been reached, and identified the person as Karen McDaniel, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. National September 11...

  • NY court weighs fate of reluctant witness

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's top court is considering the legal fate of a man who got immunity from prosecution by giving grand jury testimony against his brother in a stolen property case and then refused to follow through and testify at trial. Erie County prosecutors tried to charge Tyrone...

  • Advocates: New York is leader for migrant children

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York state is a national leader in helping thousands of unaccompanied migrant children who have fled Central America for the United States, but more funding is needed to give them a normal life, advocates told state legislators Tuesday. Organizations that provide shelter,...

  • Charter group sues for new school funding formula

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The state has been shortchanging charter schools through a funding formula that delivers only a portion of the resources received by traditional public schools, according to a lawsuit filed against the state Tuesday. The state Supreme Court lawsuit seeks to have the formula...

  • 11 hurt in Queens school bus accident

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nine children and two adults were hurt after a school bus accident in Queens. Authorities say the injured were taken to a hospital for observation. No one had life-threatening injuries. It happened around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday on Liberty Avenue and 183rd Street in Jamaica. A...

  • Ex-police chief gets 10 years in kidnap-kill case

    NEW YORK (AP) — The former police chief at a Massachusetts Veterans Administration medical center has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a kidnap-murder case that resulted from the prosecution of a cannibalism case against a New York City police officer. Richard Meltz was sentenced Tuesday...

  • Ultralight plane crashes southeast of Syracuse

    POMPEY, N.Y. (AP) — A one-person ultralight aircraft has crashed in a cornfield southeast of Syracuse, injuring the pilot. Witnesses tell local media the plane went down just before 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Oran Delphi Road and Route 20 in Pompey. The pilot has been identified as...

  • New rules established for NY debt collection cases

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York court administrators have adopted new filing requirements for debt collectors meant to prevent unfair claims and defaults in credit card collection cases against consumers. New rules announced Tuesday require creditors to submit affidavits with detailed proof of the...

  • NY: Wal-Mart levied fictional 'sugar tax' on soda

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda. The attorney general's office says the retailer launched a national sale in June advertising Coca-Cola 12-packs...

  • 2 killed in upstate New York 2-car crash

    CHENANGO, N.Y. (AP) — State police are investigating a head-on crash along New York's Southern Tier that killed two women from Binghamton. Troopers say the accident occurred on state Route 12 in the Broome County Town of Chenango early Monday afternoon. Authorities say a Toyota Camry driven by...

  • NY probes short-term, high-interest secured loans

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators have begun investigating short-term, high-interest loans secured by borrowers' homes or other real estate to determine if they violate state laws against predatory lending. The Department of Financial Services says Tuesday it has issued subpoenas for...

  • NYC names international affairs commissioner

    NEW YORK (AP) — An official of the Clinton Global Initiative has been named commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office for International Affairs. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the appointment Tuesday of Penny Abeywardena (ab-ee-wor-DEE'-nuh). She's currently director of a Clinton Global...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Gates: 'There Will Be Boots on the Ground If There's to Be Any Hope of Success in the Strategy'

    Robert Gates, President Obama's first defense secretary, said this morning on CBS that President Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State is unrealistic: "The reality is, they're...

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  • The Party of Reason?

    It has become a staple of the political left to brand Republicans the anti-science, anti-reason party. This narrative congealed in a breathless 2005 book by journalist Chris Mooney entitled—does...

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  • Getting There

    Obamacare—or at least the version of it that the president and his advisers currently think they can get away with putting into place—has been upending arrangements and reshuffling the deck in the...

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