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Sharks Surface at U.S. Post Offices With Forever Stamps

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:44:49 GMT

While many Americans have been glued to the TV this week to celebrate the mystique of sharks, they can now honor the ocean predators at the post office too. The new Sharks Forever stamps debut Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service announced in a statement.

U.S. judge refuses to halt New York nuclear power plant subsidies

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:04:51 GMT

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by energy companies and trade groups to stop New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from providing billions of dollars in subsidies to prop up struggling nuclear power plants in the state. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan rejected claims that federal law preempted New York and its Public Service Commission from offering credits to promote clean energy and reduce reliance on fossil-fueled or gas plants.

Woman, son convicted of killing her husband, pouring acid

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:31:25 GMT

A New York woman and one of her sons were found guilty Tuesday of killing her estranged husband and pouring acid on his face to make identifying him more difficult before the body was dumped in the woods. A Rochester jury convicted Laura Rideout, 46, and Colin Rideout of second-degree murder in the slaying of 50-year-old Craig Rideout.

Prosecutor: Chinese billionaire used bribes to build legacy

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:31:24 GMT

In this Oct. 26, 2015, file photo, Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng, left, leaves federal court with his attorney Ben Brafman after he was released on bail in connection with a U.N. bribery scheme in New York. Assistant U.S. Attorney Janis Echenberg told a jury during his trial's closing arguments Tuesday, July 25, 2017, that Ng wanted to build a center in Macau that would rival U.N. headquarters in New York in size.

Why dogs are barking out against New York's new ban on unlicensed dog-sitting

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:20:36 GMT

New York is more strictly enforcing a law that requires pet sitters to have a kennel license if they are boarding or taking care of a pet. New York City is cracking down on rogue dog-sitters.

Trump's New York Rat Pack Continues to Grow

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:05:49 GMT

One, he is a New Yorker. Two, he is a New Yorker who made a bundle in finance. It matters not that the new White House communications director once called Donald Trump a "hack politician" on Fox Business.

Marijuana smokers should be more considerate

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:51:26 GMT

I'm not alone. In places where using marijuana no longer carries the threat of a jail sentence, the pungent odor of ganja is increasingly infiltrating daily life - and annoying nonsmokers.

New Museum Presents IdeasCity New York

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:57:04 GMT

The New Museum is pleased to announce the fourth edition of IdeasCity New York, taking place Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Chrystie Street, one block from the New Museum. IdeasCity, the New Museum's civic platform that explores the future of cities with art and culture as a driving force, will culminate a two-year cycle of global residencies in Detroit, Athens, and Arles with its biannual program IdeasCity New York.

Tonawanda woman wants to help Western New Yorkers recycle paint

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:01:33 GMT

There's all of these empty paint cans in the landfill that are wasting air space, that could have been at least crushed before they went to the landfill." The average household stores sixty pounds of excess paint, and most towns don't have enough money to manage paint recycling programs.

Promising a A Better Deal,a Democrats try to rebrand party

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:57:04 GMT

Promising "A Better Deal" for American workers, Democratic Party leaders rolled out a new agenda with a populist pitch on Monday aimed at winning back the working-class voters they lost to President Donald Trump in November. Democratic congressional leaders left the Beltway for small-town Berryville, Virginia, to stake a claim to competing in rural and Republican-leaning areas.

11 states sue over EPA delay of new chemical safety rules

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:51:49 GMT

A coalition of 11 states has filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's decision to delay new chemical plant safety rules from taking effect for at least two years. The group led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a petition for review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

What do New Yorkers hate the most about their state?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:42:02 GMT

So says the dating app Hater -- which connects people through the things they hate, and which drew on data from its users to compile the ultimate hater map of America, detailing the single topic the residents of each state most despise. According to the app, New Yorkers are most revolted by Times Square, the intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street, and immediate surrounding blocks -- often referred to as the Crossroads of the World -- with their tourist-trap gift shops, X-rated shows, costumed characters, and other assorted street performers and hustlers.

Homeless people cleared from New York subway to make it look...

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:13:57 GMT

In this image handout provided by the Office of Mayor of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio takes the subway on his route to City Hall, on 24 October 2014 in New York Cit: Rob Bennett/Office of Mayor of New York/Getty Images The New York Police Department was sent an email that instructed officers to clear homeless people from certain stations to make them "look nice" for Mayor Bill de Blasio's subway ride. The New York Post reported that officers were given the morning to "make sure nobody's hanging out" on the four station route the Mayor and wife Chirlane would be taking from the Park Slope neighbourhood to his re-election headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn.

Effects of ACA repeal could be dire for New York

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:53:30 GMT

The future of the Affordable Care Act is uncertain in Washington, and there are several scenarios under consideration. The latest possible changes could affect New York's relatively healthy health care system.

New Yorkers aren't afraid with psycho squirrel on the loose

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:54:54 GMT

Prospect Park is fearless in the face of reports of an aggressive, "possibly rabid" squirrel - with many parkgoers asserting Saturday that they'd give the cretinous critter a swift boot to the nuts. "I'm not gonna sit there and be a victim of some squirrel," said Tookes, a 30-something publicist from Crown Heights.

Flash flood watch could affect morning commute for some Central New Yorkers

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 03:53:23 GMT

The weather service issued a flash flood watch from 8 p.m. Sunday until 8 a.m. Monday for Central New York and northeast Pennsylvania. Isolated severe thunderstorms and flash flooding are possible throughout the region, including in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Seneca counties, according to a National Weather Service hazardous weather outlook .

Teacher values summer project to enhance her work in classroom

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:26:55 GMT

The 2017 Lerner Fellows group attending the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous' Summer Institute for Holocaust Education, at Columbia University in New York, included Andria Hejl , from Coastal Montessori Charter School, in Pawleys Island, and Roman Kent, a Holocaust survivor , president of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous. The 2017 Lerner Fellows group attending the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous' Summer Institute for Holocaust Education, at Columbia University in New York, included Andria Hejl , from Coastal Montessori Charter School, in Pawleys Island, and Roman Kent, a Holocaust survivor , president of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous.