Michael Bloomberg

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor receives an Honorary Doctor of Laws at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. on May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Confetti and music but no mayor for NYC ball drop

NEW YORK (AP) — When revelers pack New York’s Times Square to ring in 2014, they will be greeted with some familiar practices: The annual ball drop, a hefty police presence and live musical performances. […]

12/31/2013

A model smokes an electronic cigarette. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NYC expands smoking ban to include e-cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) — Years after being exiled to New York City’s sidewalks by a ban on smoking in indoor public places, some smokers relished electronic cigarettes as a way to come in from the […]

12/20/2013

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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

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