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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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NY’s Times Square hosts summer solstice yoga event

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the busiest crossroads in the world is coming to a standstill as yoga enthusiasts take over Manhattan’s Times Square to celebrate the longest day of the year. The “Mind […]

06/21/2013

LA-area doctor indicted for illegal prescriptions

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California doctor has been indicted on charges he allegedly wrote more than 1,200 prescriptions for powerful painkillers after a federal order revoked his authority to prescribe the drugs. […]

05/13/2013

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‘Orajel’ creator David Morris Kern dies at 103

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — The creator of Orajel, a medicine aimed at fighting toothaches that was later also used for mouth sores, has died, family members said Sunday. David Morris Kern was 103. Allan […]

05/05/2013

Former yachtsman Bill Koch

Jury awards $12M to Fla. billionaire in wine spat

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida billionaire awarded $12 million Friday by a Manhattan jury in his dispute over phony vintage wine vowed to do more to expose wine frauds. The energy maven and yachtsman also proclaimed it his happiest day since winning the America’s Cup in 1992.

04/12/2013

Rapper Rick Ross

Rick Ross apologizes for pro-rape lyrics

NEW YORK (AP) – A day after Reebok ended its relationship with Rick Ross, the rapper acknowledged that his lyrics on Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O.” were “offensive.”

04/12/2013

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NY school district mulls action for Nazi assignment

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A high school English teacher could face disciplinary action for giving a writing assignment that asked students to make a persuasive argument blaming Jews for the problems of Nazi Germany, Albany school district officials said Friday.

04/12/2013

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