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18 mayors: Limit use of food stamps to buy soda

NEW YORK (AP) — The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks. In a […]

06/18/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg advises grads on immigration reform

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg used his platform as Stanford University’s commencement speaker on Sunday to lobby for an immigration reform plan that allows foreign students to remain in the […]

06/16/2013

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Texas actress arrested in ricin case

DALLAS (AP) — A pregnant Texas actress who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been arrested for allegedly sending the letters […]

06/07/2013

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Crunchy, sweet doughnut-croissant packs bakery

NEW YORK (AP) — Oh the pull of that elusive reservation at the hot new restaurant. And double-oh the sweet and fatty decadence of a well-made dessert. Combine the two foodie emotions and you’ve got […]

06/05/2013

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NYC police: Notes to Obama, mayor had gun threats

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s police commissioner says angry letters mailed to President Obama, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun control group contained threats about shooting people in the face. Police Commissioner Raymond […]

05/30/2013

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Secret Service: Letter to White House intercepted

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service said Thursday that a suspicious letter addressed to President Barack Obama and similar to ricin-laced ones sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been intercepted by a White […]

05/30/2013

Ex-congressman Anthony Weiner (AP Photo)

Weiner gets started stumping in NYC mayoral race

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner set out to reintroduce himself to voters Thursday as he embarked on a mayoral bid after leaving Congress in a sexting scandal. He found a much more supportive reception […]

05/23/2013

Broadcast journalist Barbara Walters (AP Photo)

Walters announces her retirement on ‘The View’

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters said Monday that retirement from her epochal television career is near, but it’s not happening right away. Walters, who began in television news as a “Today” girl in 1961, […]

05/13/2013

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NYC Council OKs sick days plan, seen as key step

NEW YORK (AP) — In a significant victory amid a push for paid sick time laws around the country, city lawmakers voted Wednesday to make businesses provide the benefit to an estimated 1 million workers […]

05/08/2013

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Senators discuss changing background checks bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators backing gun control are discussing ways to revise the defeated Senate background check bill to help win the votes they need to resuscitate the measure. Among the changes they might consider […]

05/08/2013

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NYC Mayor: Boston suspect said NY was next target

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say the Boston Marathon bombing suspects intended to blow up their remaining explosives in Times Square. Authorities say the two suspects had a pressure cooker bomb and five pipe bombs they wanted to set off.

04/25/2013

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NYC proposes raising age for cigarette purchases

NEW YORK (AP) — No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation’s largest city.

04/22/2013

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