Michael Bloomberg

Image provided by the New York Yankees shows a commemorative ribbon to convey New York's solidarity with Boston. (AP Photo)

In NYC, strains of solidarity with rival Boston

NEW YORK (AP) — A stadium full of Yankees fans stood arm in arm at the bottom of the third inning in the Bronx, singing along to “Sweet Caroline,” the Boston Red Sox anthem. Irony and sarcasm were absent. Sincerity was the mood of the night.

04/17/2013

Anthony Weiner (AP Photo)

Comeback: Weiner says he may run for NYC mayor

NEW YORK (AP) — A bold comeback attempt or the height of chutzpah?

04/10/2013

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New Yorkers boldly flout law to keep pigs

NEW YORK (AP) — Pigs have long gotten a bad rap. The four-legged ungulates are considered so messy and stinky that they’re synonymous with slovenliness: Eat too much and you’re pigging out. Forget to clean up and your house is a pig pen.

03/22/2013

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Bloomberg cigarette plan gets praise, criticism

NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-smoking advocates and health experts hailed proposals from Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would keep cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores, while tobacco companies and smokers called it an overreach.

03/19/2013

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Man gets over 3 years in iPad data breach case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of illegally gaining access to AT&T’s servers and stealing more than 100,000 email addresses of iPad users has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

03/18/2013

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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