Michael Bloomberg

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NYC to ban tobacco sales to anyone under age 21

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg planned to sign landmark legislation Tuesday banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, making New York the first large city or state […]

11/19/2013

Police officers take a report in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NYC stop-frisk ruling halted by appeals court

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court block of a judge’s ruling that found the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy discriminated against minorities may be short lived, depending on the outcome of next […]

11/01/2013

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NYC council votes to make tobacco-buying age 21

NEW YORK (AP) — Smokers under 21 will soon be barred from buying cigarettes in New York City. The City Council voted Wednesday to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and electronic-vapor cigarettes from […]

10/30/2013

Israel awards Bloomberg $1 million ‘Jewish Nobel’

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday recognized New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the first recipient of the $1 million Genesis Prize, an award popularly dubbed the “Jewish Nobel Prize.” The Genesis Prize Foundation said […]

10/21/2013

President Barack Obama lowers his head during a moment of silence at the Pentagon, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, during a ceremony to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama laments DC shooting as gun debate has gone cold

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday wearily lamented “yet another mass shooting,” this time in the nation’s capital where the debate that raged earlier this year over tightening firearms laws has stalled amid […]

09/16/2013

New York City Democratic Mayoral hopeful Bill De Blasio embraces his son Dante, left, daughter Chiara, second from left, and wife Chirlane, right, after addressing supporters at his election headquarters after polls closed in the city's primary election Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Unresolved NYC primary pauses for 9/11 remembrance

NEW YORK (AP) — As the New York City mayoral race paused Wednesday for remembrances of the Sept. 11 attacks, the chaotic campaign remained without an answer a day after the primary as to whether […]

09/11/2013

Anthony Weiner, left, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the New York City Mayor’s Office, has a heated argument with Shaul Kessler at Weiss Bakery in the Boro Park neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. The altercation was captured on video. (AP Photo/Shimon Gifter)

NYC mayoral hopefuls try to get to expected runoff

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s wild mayoral primary campaign hurtled to the voting booth Tuesday as New Yorkers begin the process of replacing the man who has led their city for 12 years. […]

09/10/2013

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, left, and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Charles Krupa)

Mayor takes offense at ‘blow up’ Detroit comment

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing accused his Boston counterpart of insensitivity Tuesday after Thomas Menino told a magazine that if he ever visited the Motor City, he’d “blow up the place and start […]

09/03/2013

Police investigate the scene where a 1-year-old was fatally shot in the Brownsville neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Robert Stolarik)

Cops: Dad of NY tot shot in stroller likely target

NEW YORK (AP) — Police investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy who was shot in his stroller during a walk on a city street believe his father was the intended target, Commissioner Raymond Kelly […]

09/02/2013

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NYPD head: Stop-frisk ruling will hurt minorities

NEW YORK (AP) – Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly assailed a federal judge’s finding of racial discrimination and demand for changes to his department’s stop and frisk practice, telling a Sunday news show that minority communities […]

08/18/2013

In this March 12, 2013  file photo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg looks at a 64oz cup, as Lucky's Cafe owner Greg Anagnostopoulos, left, stands behind him. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Appeals court: NYC’s big-soda ban unconstitutional

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice. A mid-level state appeals court ruled Tuesday that the city’s Board of Health exceeded its legal authority when it […]

07/30/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

NYC mayor: Police stop minorities ‘too little’

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that police “disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little” as compared to murder suspects’ descriptions, sparking criticism from activists and some politicians in a […]

06/28/2013

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