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  • NJ, NY officials meet about security

    NJ, NY officials meet about security

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:50:11 GMT
    With new concerns about home grown terrorism becoming more urgent, city and state officials -- including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio -- met with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to devise new strategies. NYPD counterterrorism police stood watch outside the Midtown Manhattan meeting where city, state and federal law enforcement officials coordinated their new security plans.
    With new concerns about home grown terrorism becoming more urgent, city and state officials -- including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio -- met with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to devise new strategies. NYPD counterterrorism police stood watch outside the Midtown Manhattan meeting where city, state and federal law enforcement officials coordinated their new security plans.
  • Cabs for women driven by women

    Cabs for women driven by women

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:14:45 GMT
    Taxis come in yellow, green, black, and now... hot pink? They're called SheTaxis and they are from a cab service for women by women. (The cabs aren't actually pink, but drivers will carry pink pashminas.)The service is coming to New York this week. You could almost think of it as an all-female Uber.
    Taxis come in yellow, green, black, and now... hot pink? They're called SheTaxis and they are from a cab service for women by women. (The cabs aren't actually pink, but drivers will carry pink pashminas.)The service is coming to New York this week. You could almost think of it as an all-female Uber.
  • Gillibrand: I don't know who made 'porky' comment

    Gillibrand: I don't know who made 'porky' comment

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:53:12 GMT
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, without naming any names, claims in a new book that male colleagues made off-color remarks about her appearance – with one even allegedly squeezing her stomach and telling her: “Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby.”  The 47-year-old Democratic New York senator discussed her new book, “Off the Sidelines,” in an interview with Good Day New York on Monday.
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, without naming any names, claims in a new book that male colleagues made off-color remarks about her appearance – with one even allegedly squeezing her stomach and telling her: “Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby.”  The 47-year-old Democratic New York senator discussed her new book, “Off the Sidelines,” in an interview with Good Day New York on Monday.
  • Miss New York crowned Miss America

    Miss New York crowned Miss America

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-09-15 10:38:36 GMT
    Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immediately touched off a furor on social media networks, where many were critical of her performance. But Kazantsev said she was inspired by the 2012 movie "Pitch Perfect."
    Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immediately touched off a furor on social media networks, where many were critical of her performance. But Kazantsev said she was inspired by the 2012 movie "Pitch Perfect."
  • Schumer proposes ban on 10 flame retardants

    Schumer proposes ban on 10 flame retardants

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:42:47 GMT
    Gov. Andrew CuomoGov. Andrew Cuomo
    Senator Charles Schumer says a Duke University study has found flame retardants in upholstered furniture and children's products like toys, pajamas and pillows to be highly toxic. The chemicals have also been linked to developmental delays and rare cancers in firefighters as well as cancers and hormone disruption in children.
    Senator Charles Schumer says a Duke University study has found flame retardants in upholstered furniture and children's products like toys, pajamas and pillows to be highly toxic. The chemicals have also been linked to developmental delays and rare cancers in firefighters as well as cancers and hormone disruption in children.
  • 3 plead guilty in $1.3M trading card theft

    3 plead guilty in $1.3M trading card theft

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-09-13 19:20:23 GMT
    New York State NewsNew York State News
    Three former employees of a western New York trading card business have admitted stealing $1.3 million by taking advantage of a flaw in the computer software their employer used.
    Three former employees of a western New York trading card business have admitted stealing $1.3 million by taking advantage of a flaw in the computer software their employer used.
  • Ceremony to mark 43 years since Attica prison riot

    Ceremony to mark 43 years since Attica prison riot

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-09-13 18:46:23 GMT
    Attica Correctional Facility. (AP)Attica Correctional Facility. (AP)
    Hundreds of personal items collected after the nation's deadliest prison riot will be returned to their owners and families as they mark the 43rd anniversary of the uprising.
    Hundreds of personal items collected after the nation's deadliest prison riot will be returned to their owners and families as they mark the 43rd anniversary of the uprising.
  • NY man admits helping mother's suicide

    Upstate NY man admits helping mother's suicide

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-09-13 18:44:12 GMT
    A 29-year-old upstate New York man says strangling his mother to death was an assisted suicide.
    A 29-year-old upstate New York man says strangling his mother to death was an assisted suicide.
  • Serial killer dies in NY prison

    Serial killer dies in NY prison

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-09-13 00:40:06 GMT
    A former school hall monitor who admitted strangling eight prostitutes and stashing their corpses in his home in the 1990s has died at a prison in western New York. Prison officials said Kendall Francois, who was 43, died Thursday evening from apparent natural causes. He was an inmate at the maximum-security Wende Correctional Facility in Alden.
    A former school hall monitor who admitted strangling eight prostitutes and stashing their corpses in his home in the 1990s has died at a prison in western New York. Prison officials said Kendall Francois, who was 43, died Thursday evening from apparent natural causes. He was an inmate at the maximum-security Wende Correctional Facility in Alden.
  • Enterovirus outbreak hits New York

    Enterovirus outbreak hits New York

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:54:53 GMT
    The New York Health Department has confirmed that a viral-based severe respiratory illness has sickened several children in the state. New York is the latest state to confirm cases of sickness caused by enterovirus EV-D68. More than a dozen children are sick, officials said. The CDC has said this unusually severe outbreak has caused serious breathing problems.
    The New York Health Department has confirmed that a viral-based severe respiratory illness has sickened several children in the state. New York is the latest state to confirm cases of sickness caused by enterovirus EV-D68. More than a dozen children are sick, officials said. The CDC has said this unusually severe outbreak has caused serious breathing problems.
  • Cops: NY man hid drugs in anti-drug stuffed animal

    NY man hid drugs in anti-drug stuffed animal

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:49:35 GMT
    State police say they've arrested a 22-year-old northern New York man after he found with marijuana, cocaine and LSD hidden inside a stuffed animal dressed in an anti-drug T-shirt.
    State police say they've arrested a 22-year-old New York man after he was found with marijuana, cocaine and LSD hidden inside a stuffed animal dressed in an anti-drug T-shirt.
  • Couple caught having sex in public bathroom

    Cops: Couple caught having sex in public bathroom

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-09-10 11:37:46 GMT
    State police say they've charged two teenagers who were caught having sex in a men's restroom at the Empire State Convention Center in downtown Albany.
    State police say they've charged two teenagers who were caught having sex in a men's restroom at the Empire State Convention Center in downtown Albany.
  • Cuomo defeats Teachout in NY primary

    Cuomo defeats Teachout in NY primary

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:58:12 GMT

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo emerged from the state's Democratic primary victorious but bruised on Tuesday, defeating a little-known law professor whose bare-bones campaign galvanized liberal dissatisfaction with Cuomo's pragmatic, centrist approach. Unofficial returns late Tuesday gave Cuomo the victory over Teachout, a Fordham University law professor. With nearly 60 percent of precincts reporting, Cuomo had 59 percent compared to Teachout's 37 percent.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo emerged from the state's Democratic primary victorious but bruised on Tuesday, defeating a little-known law professor whose bare-bones campaign galvanized liberal dissatisfaction with Cuomo's pragmatic, centrist approach. Unofficial returns late Tuesday gave Cuomo the victory over Teachout, a Fordham University law professor. With nearly 60 percent of precincts reporting, Cuomo had 59 percent compared to Teachout's 37 percent.

  • Paper boats travel Hudson on environmental mission

    Paper boats travel Hudson on environmental mission

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-09-09 11:53:35 GMT
    New York State NewsNew York State News
    A flotilla of paper boats is making a three-week journey down the Hudson River from Troy to New York City to raise awareness of climate change and energy issues. The handmade canoes, made of manilla paper strips, shellac and wood glue, are a project of the Brooklyn-based boatbuilding collective, Mare Liberum.
    A flotilla of paper boats is making a three-week journey down the Hudson River from Troy to New York City to raise awareness of climate change and energy issues. The handmade canoes, made of manilla paper strips, shellac and wood glue, are a project of the Brooklyn-based boatbuilding collective, Mare Liberum.

  • 2 killed when small plane crashes into rail car

    2 killed when small plane crashes into rail car

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:39 AM EDT2014-09-09 11:39:36 GMT
    New York State NewsNew York State News

    Authorities say a student pilot and an instructor have been killed after their small plane crashed into a freight train at an Albany-area railroad yard. Officials in the town of Bethlehem, New York, say the single-engine Cessna 172 Skyhawk took off from South Albany Airport at 4:50 p.m. Monday and soon afterward crashed into a rail car at the nearby CSX yard just south of Albany.

    Authorities say a student pilot and an instructor have been killed after their small plane crashed into a freight train at an Albany-area railroad yard. Officials in the town of Bethlehem, New York, say the single-engine Cessna 172 Skyhawk took off from South Albany Airport at 4:50 p.m. Monday and soon afterward crashed into a rail car at the nearby CSX yard just south of Albany.

  • The Big Idea

    Can you fight a hurricane?

    Can you fight a hurricane?

    Monday, June 23 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-06-24 02:24:11 GMT
    Superstorm Sandy turned this region upside down, destroying homes, obliterating businesses, ruining coastlines, and uprooting lives. Like so many, I watched as Sandy reduced our beach-side towns to rubble. In the two years that have passed, the focus has been on rebuilding getting people back on their feet. But what if you could fight Mother Nature?Hurricanes are fueled by the heat and energy in warm ocean water.
    Superstorm Sandy turned this region upside down, destroying homes, obliterating businesses, ruining coastlines, and uprooting lives. Like so many, I watched as Sandy reduced our beach-side towns to rubble. In the two years that have passed, the focus has been on rebuilding getting people back on their feet. But what if you could fight Mother Nature?Hurricanes are fueled by the heat and energy in warm ocean water.
  • Despite Sandy, tourism demand increased in New Jersey in 2013

    Despite Sandy, tourism demand increased in New Jersey in 2013

    Friday, March 21 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-03-21 15:48:00 GMT
    New Jersey officials say tourism was on the rise in the Garden State in 2013, despite the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy along the Jersey Shore. The tourism industry set a new record in 2013, generating more than $40.4 billion in overall tourism-related demand, while overall visitation rose by 5.9 percent over 2012, to 87.2 million.
    New Jersey officials say tourism was on the rise in the Garden State in 2013, despite the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy along the Jersey Shore. The tourism industry set a new record in 2013, generating more than $40.4 billion in overall tourism-related demand, while overall visitation rose by 5.9 percent over 2012, to 87.2 million.
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