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Viola Desmond's calm courage in the fight for social justice

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:08:38 GMT

When Viola Desmond took a seat in a New Glasgow movie theatre in 1946, she didn't intend to make a stand. The Halifax entrepreneur was travelling on business when she had to stop in Pictou County to have her car repaired.




Review: 'Hairspray Live!' pushes the boundaries and wins big

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:25:15 GMT

This image released by NBC shows, from left, Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad during a rehearsal for "Hairspray Live!," airing Dec. 7. Sets for the musical were designed by Broadway set designer Derek McLane. less This image released by NBC shows, from left, Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad during a rehearsal for "Hairspray Live!," airing Dec. 7. ... more NEW YORK - There may have been enough aerosol spray to burn off the rest of our ozone layer, but Wednesday's ambitious live version of the musical "Hairspray" on NBC was worth the environmental damage.




Flatiron District Installation Has New Yorkers Hanging Out in Hammocks

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:12:35 GMT

There is a new way to get in the swing of things this Christmas season. The Flatiron holiday display allows you to hang out in a hammock.




With acclaim raining down, Casey Affleck tries to enjoy it

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:02:32 GMT

After spending the night shooting the most devastating scene in "Manchester by the Sea" - a scene in which, Casey Affleck's character, clutching a bag of groceries, stands before a tragedy that haunts him throughout the film - Affleck tripped and felt a shooting pain run up his back. Writer-director Kenneth Lonergan, a veteran back-thrower, quickly yelled for Affleck to move around to keep the muscles from seizing up.




New York Expands 'OASAS' Tool To Fight Opioid Addiction

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:39:59 GMT

A new internet tool can now help quickly connect New Yorkers struggling with alcohol and drug addiction to the proper care, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday. Recently upgraded, the OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard application provides access to any service offered by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, according to Cuomo, who said such services include crisis care, residential assistance, inpatient care and outpatient and opioid treatment programs.




Governor Cuomo Announces New York's Intent to Sue the U.S....

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:06:45 GMT

Governor Cuomo announced that New York intends to sue the EPA and challenge its decision to designate the eastern Long Island Sound as a permanent disposal site. Notice filed by New York cites Ocean Dumping Act violations and EPA's failure to address environmental impacts on the Long Island Sound.




In New York, attacks on women with headscarves raise alarms

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:47:15 GMT

One woman is a decorated officer of the New York Police Department, commended two years ago for running into a burning building to save a baby. Another is a 45-year-old employee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority who was commuting to work on the subway wearing her uniform.




Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America's forests

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:51:30 GMT

In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it's easy to miss one of the tree's nemeses. No larger than a speck of pepper, the Hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life on the underside of needles sucking sap, eventually killing the tree.




New York: More Funding for Solar Energy Access for Lower Income Households

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:48:56 GMT

New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that $3.6 million in funding will be available to increase access to solar energy in low- to moderate-income communities. According to the media release, the funding will help affordable housing providers and community organizations to have more affordable access to solar energy.




More

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:28:42 GMT

In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, photo, President-elect Donald Trump arrives at Carrier Corp in Indianapolis. Trump is slated to hold the second stop of this "thank you" tour Tuesday, Dec. 6, in North Carolina, less than a we... NEW YORK - President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a Japanese company's commitment to invest billions in the U.S. Six weeks before taking office, Trump is telegraphing that he'll take an interventionist role in the nation's economy - as well as play showman when he sees a chance.




Martin Scorsese compares Donald Trump to Gangs Of New York's Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:28:41 GMT

Martin Scorsese has compared US President-elect Donald Trump to Gangs Of New York character Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting - a violent hatchet-wielding gang leader. The award-winning film-maker, who also made a cameo appearance in the 2002 hit movie he directed, said America was "still stunned" by last month's presidential election and raised concerns over the Republican's treatment of the press.




Trump interjects himself in Air Force One, business deals

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:28:40 GMT

In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, photo, President-elect Donald Trump arrives at Carrier Corp in Indianapolis. Trump is slated to hold the second stop of this "thank you" tour Tuesday, Dec. 6, in North Carolina, less than a we... NEW YORK - President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a Japanese company's commitment to invest billions in the U.S. Six weeks before taking office, Trump is telegraphing that he'll take an interventionist role in the nation's economy - as well as play showman when he sees a chance.




Citing complaints, NY prosecutor wants voting rules changed

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:19:56 GMT

Unprecedented complaints about New York's presidential primary show the need for big changes to state voting rules, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday before announcing proposals to authorize automatic voter registration and join most other states in allowing early voting. Schneiderman's office received 1,500 complaints about the April primary, about 10 times more than any previous election.




After 9 years, Times Square hotel murder case headed to jury

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:04:42 GMT

The suspect, Clarence Dean, wasn't in court as summations began Tuesday. He has declined to attend much of his trial.




Church matriarch gets jail for beating that killed teen boy

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:49:06 GMT

" The matriarch of a small New York church where two brothers were beaten for hours during a counseling session has been sentenced to two years in jail. Fifty-year-old Traci Irwin was sentenced Monday in Oneida County Court after pleading guilty to two counts of felony unlawful imprisonment.




Is New York Safe From a Cyber Attack?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:43:48 GMT

Nearly three million New Yorkers accessed the State's Board of Elections website the day before and on election day. While New York's ballot machines are not connected to the internet, an assembly committee met on Tuesday to discuss how safe the state is against a cyber attack.




Poll: Jobs a top issue for New York residents

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:50:12 GMT

One in five respondents to a Siena College poll said jobs should be Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top priority in 2017. Education is the No.