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  • Catholic League bowing out of St. Patrick's parade

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Catholic League says it will sit out next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York because parade organizers aren't letting an anti-abortion Catholic group march. Catholic League head Bill Donohue said Thursday that his organization won't participate in the March 2015...

  • New Jersey man: I didn't cry this year

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man says he is "at peace" after this year's World Trade Center ceremony in Lower Manhattan. Tom Langer of Summit, New Jersey, lost his sister-in-law, Vanessa Langer. She was 4½ months pregnant and worked in the south tower for a property management group. Langer...

  • Schumer introduces Medal of Honor bill for NY hero

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer introduced legislation Thursday to allow a black World War I soldier from Albany to receive a posthumous Medal of Honor. The New York Democrat's bill would exempt Sgt. Henry Johnson from the rules specifying that a Medal of Honor must be awarded...

  • NYC mom uses 9/11 as a teaching moment

    NEW YORK (AP) — For Lower Manhattan resident Lauren Eskelin, the World Trade Center anniversary provides a teaching moment. The television producer took her 7-year-old daughter, Eden, to Saint Paul's Chapel on Thursday to experience the anniversary. Eden wasn't alive yet when the trade center...

  • Day of Service helps homeless NYC students

    NEW YORK (AP) — People in New York City are among the volunteers around the nation participating in a 9/11 Day of Service. The locations include the Nathan Straus public school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. A growing number of its students live in homeless shelters. Organizers say the...

  • 9/11 families react differently to WTC changes

    NEW YORK (AP) — For some families, the changes in and around the World Trade Center are an important part of the healing process. But others are not so sure. Nancy Nee lost her firefighter brother, George Cain. She says some people forget that the site is a cemetery. Nee says she "would never...

  • 9/11 kin: Visitors need to see WTC site

    NEW YORK (AP) — The father-in-law of a victim says it's important for New York visitors to see the World Trade Center site. Larry Antigua was taut with emotion as he left Thursday's ceremony. He wore a blue ribbon on his suit lapel and an American flag pin. The resident of Manhattan's...

  • WTC plaza closed to public most of Thursday

    NEW YORK (AP) — The World Trade Center memorial plaza in Lower Manhattan is currently open only to family members. The plaza will reopen to the public at 6 p.m. Thursday. After that, it's anticipated that thousands will pay their respects at the twin reflecting pools where the towers once stood.

  • 9/11 service at church near World Trade Center

    NEW YORK (AP) — Worshippers gathered at a church near ground zero to reflect and honor the dead. Mona Bhow (boh) of New York goes to St. Paul's Chapel every year on 9/11. Bhow said tearfully that the anniversary "brings back horrible memories." She lost a college friend in the attacks. Doug...

  • 4 from Pennsylvania charged in New York thefts

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested four people from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in connection with thefts of personal property in the Albany area. State police the suspects would go into retail stores and engage a customer in a conversation. Troopers say while the customer was...

  • NYC hospital holds 9/11 art exhibition

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City hospital is remembering Sept. 11 with an exhibition of artworks by people affected by the terrorist attacks. The works are on display at Bellevue Hospital. They are by participants in art therapy at the hospital's WTC Environmental Health Center. The exhibition...

  • WTC site is more fully integrated with daily life

    NEW YORK (AP) — There are signs that another page in New York City's history is turning. The nearly completed One World Trade Center has risen 1,776 feet above ground zero. It will be filled with office workers by this date in 2015. The sacred site is now more fully integrated with the streets...

  • Andrew Cuomo beats back challenger

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo dispatched with a Democratic primary challenge Tuesday from Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham University law professor who was viewed as a protest candidate from the progressive wing of the party. When the Associated Press called the race for Cuomo, he was receiving nearly...

  • New York golf courses turned Obama down

    President Obama was turned down by several top golf courses in New York over Labor Day weekend that didn't want to deal with the hassle of a presidential visit.

  • Democrat denounces supporter for questioning opponent's relationship status

    A Democratic candidate in New York denounced a letter to the editor written by one of his ardent supporters who requested information regarding his opponent's dating history.



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