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NY probes commercial driver’s license scam

NEW YORK (AP) — New York drivers apparently cheated on hundreds of tests to operate the most vulnerable vehicles on the road — from trucks hauling hazardous materials to school buses — and eight commercial […]

09/26/2013

Carson Daly on NBC News' "Today" show. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)

Carson Daly to join ‘Today’ in newly created role

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC says Carson Daly is joining the on-air team at the “Today” show. Daly will be host of the Orange Room, a digital studio that will be part of the show’s […]

09/12/2013

A headstone marking the grave of Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963, lies next to a marker inscribed with Nick Beef, at Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery in Ft. Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Rex C. Curry)

Mystery of Texas grave next to Oswald’s solved

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, curiosity seekers visiting the Fort Worth, Texas, grave of Lee Harvey Oswald have wondered about the simple headstone next door, marked Nick Beef. It turns out Nick Beef is […]

08/10/2013

Police stand guard outside Federal Reserve Bank of New York building, Manhattan

Man gets 30 years in prison for Fed plot in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A 22-year-old Bangladeshi man who begged for leniency after pleading guilty to terrorism charges for trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York was sentenced Friday to 30 […]

08/09/2013

Salon owner Shizuka Bernstein gives what she calls a Geisha Facial to Mari Miyoshi at Shizuka New York skin care in New York on July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Dropping $180 for bird poop facials at NYC spa

NEW YORK (AP) — Bird poop for beauty? That’s what goes into facials at a luxury spa where the traditional Japanese treatment using imported Asian nightingale excrement mixed with rice bran goes for $180 a […]

08/02/2013

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Lamppost kills infant in freak bus accident

WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey say a baby has died in a freak accident involving a shuttle bus. The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office tells The Jersey Journal the bus […]

07/30/2013

YouTube video of a FedEx driver and an unidentified man tossing boxes into the truck.

Video captures FedEx driver tossing boxes into truck

This is exactly what you hope doesn’t happen behind the scenes at FedEx. A covertly filmed video in midtown Manhattan shows a female FedEx employee and an unidentified man throwing boxes into the back of […]

07/26/2013

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Deaf NY Starbucks patrons sue, say they’re mocked

NEW YORK (AP) – Some Starbucks workers in the city were so rude to deaf customers they mocked them and called the police to try to get them kicked out, a lawsuit says. The lawsuit […]

07/16/2013

Message in a bottle

Note found amid NY Sandy debris helps grieving mom

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — More than a dozen years ago, a 10-year-old girl scrawled a message on a piece of notebook paper, sealed it up in a green plastic bottle and tossed it into the […]

07/11/2013

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Helicopter lands in NYC’s Hudson River; all safe

NEW YORK (AP) – New York authorities say a helicopter carrying four Swedish tourists has landed in the Hudson River off Manhattan, but everyone has been rescued. The incident happened shortly before noon Sunday in […]

06/30/2013

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