Michael Bloomberg

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

More move in than out of NYC; 1st time in decades

NEW YORK (AP) — New statistics show more people moved into New York City than out of it last year. It’s the first time in more than 60 years.

03/14/2013

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Judge strikes down NYC sugary-drinks size rule

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge struck down New York City’s groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks Monday shortly before it was set to take effect, agreeing with the beverage industry and other opponents that the rule is arbitrary.

03/11/2013

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NYC soda size rule eyed from coffee shops to clubs

NEW YORK (AP) — At barbecue joints, coffee counters and bottle-service nightclubs, a coming clampdown on big, sugary soft drinks is beginning to take shape on tables and menus in a city that thrives on eating and going out.

03/09/2013

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Next NYC health campaign: too-loud earphones

NEW YORK (AP) — Add cranked-up earphones to the list of health dangers Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration wants New Yorkers to avoid.

03/06/2013

Incumbents win 2 slots in LA school board race

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three reform-minded candidates running for the Los Angeles Unified school board raised nearly four times the donations of their union-backed opponents, but won only one of the slots outright with another headed to a runoff.

03/06/2013

Neil Heslin

Father of Newtown victim: Ban assault weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of arguing constitutional fine points and citing rival statistics, senators wrangling over gun control saw and heard the anguish of a bereft father. “I’m not here for the sympathy or the pat on the back,” he said, weeping openly.

02/27/2013

New Yorkers react to mayor’s call for ban of plastic foam

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers are wondering what a plastic foam-free city might look like after Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed an all-out ban of the food packaging product.

02/15/2013

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Salt subtly trimmed from many foods amid campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — Salt has quietly been slipping out of dozens of the most familiar foods in brand-name America, from Butterball turkeys to Uncle Ben’s flavored rice dishes to Goya canned beans.

02/11/2013

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Critics seek to delay NYC sugary drinks size limit

NEW YORK (AP) — Opponents of the city’s plan to crack down on supersized, sugary drinks have asked a judge to delay enforcement of it until a court rules on whether the measure is legal.

02/05/2013

Mayor’s group sponsors gun control Super Bowl ad

NEW YORK (AP) – A gun control group founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is airing an advertisement during the Super Bowl calling for background checks.

02/03/2013

Gabrielle Giffords, former Democratic Representative, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly.

Giffords, Kelly launch gun control initiative

PHOENIX (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched an initiative aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured.

01/08/2013

Nancy Pelosi

Dem Leader Pelosi to appear on ’30 Rock’ finale

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will appear on the series finale of NBC’s “30 Rock.”

01/04/2013

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