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  • Activists urge NYC mayor to ban carriage horses

    NEW YORK (AP) — A group of New Yorkers are putting Mayor Bill de Blasio's feet to the fire for what they say is reneging on his campaign promise to ban carriage horses. They rallied Tuesday near the mayor's Gracie Mansion home, saying he's taken no action eight months into his term. Brian...

  • Swedish town celebrates link to the Bronx

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nearly four centuries after Jonas Bronck set foot in America, his birthplace in southern Sweden is finally recognizing its historical link to the New York borough that bears his name. On Saturday the small town of Savsjo (SEV-sher), deep inside the pine forest of Smaland...

  • Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square. Under the agreement signed Tuesday with New York's attorney general, the retailer will adopt new policies on police access to its security camera...

  • DA taking NY police chokehold death to grand jury

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York prosecutor says he's asking a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer. Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan announced Tuesday that an extra grand jury will be impaneled to hear evidence next...

  • Former Army psychiatrist to be NYC's veterans head

    NEW YORK (AP) — A retired brigadier general who was the Army's highest-ranking psychiatrist was named Monday as New York's veterans affairs' commissioner, promising she'll use her expertise in post-traumatic stress disorder to serve the city's 200,000 veterans. "I'm a warrior for veterans," Dr....

  • NYC's Met opera reaches deals with 2 unions

    New York's Metropolitan Opera reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions early Monday while negotiations continued with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout.

  • Unemployment rate drops in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The state labor department says New York City's unemployment rate has dropped. It was 7.8 percent in July. That's down from 7.9 percent in June. The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1nVIsgY ) says the drop occurred even though the private sector lost 9,000 jobs. A...

  • NYC expands community outreach to curb shootings

    NEW YORK (AP) — The city, responding to a recent spike in shootings, is expanding a community outreach program designed to help its most violence-plagued neighborhoods. The plan involves several city agencies and, at times, will enlist ex-gang members to act as mediators in crisis situations....

  • Brooklyn nursing home settles with N.Y. AG for $6.5M

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $6.5 million settlement with the operator of a Brooklyn elderly healthcare facility that allegedly engaged in Medicaid fraud. Northern Manor Adult Day Health Care Program (ADHC) allegedly...

  • Bill de Blasio attacks achievement in New York City schools

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn't exist.

  • New York City to pay $1m to settle Medicaid probe

    Federal authorities say New York City has agreed to pay $1.05 million to settle allegations that the city's Human Resources Administration failed to stop Medicaid payments for health care coverage for beneficiaries who became ineligible.

  • Ticket me Elmo: NYC weighs street character law

    NEW YORK (AP) — A summer spike in costumed characters behaving badly in Times Square — most recently a Spider-Man accused of punching a police officer — has turned up the heat on plans to regulate the legions of Elmos, Cookie Monsters and Statues of Liberty who often demand money for posing in...

  • NYU med center to get $1B in Sandy funding

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York University's Langone Medical Center is getting over $1 billion to repair damage from Sandy and protect against future storms. Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday that the "lump sum" has been authorized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Schumer noted that the...

  • EXography: Wall Street migrates south to low-cost Southern cities

    When we think about American finance, the default Image is of a pinstriped banker on Wall Street. But increasingly, the financial services sector, which employs eight million people, is shifting away from the traditional bastions of money.



From the Weekly Standard

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    Do Washington Republicans smell blood in New Jersey? The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign apparatus, issued a press release Wednesday knocking New Jersey's...

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    After nearly four years of procedural delay, the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling is set to open shortly. Sterling was indicted at the end of 2010 for leaking information about a...

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