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Spring is in the air — literally. New Yorkers are breathing in record levels of allergy-inducing pollen. Some experts are calling this the worst allergy season on record, especially here in New York. Mike Tringale is with the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America. He says that there’s no doubt allergies are bad this year, [...]
By Larry Tung
The insider trading scheme that led to the conviction of Raj Rajaratnam claimed another victim today. A New Jersey attorney was disbarred by New York officials for his role in the scandal. And as we heard in our newscast, a court denied requests by two of Rajaratnum’s associates that their own trials be delayed. US [...]
By Larry Tung
The Pakistani Taliban carried out a suicide bombing today, which killed 80 people. The group said the attack was to avenge Osama bin Laden’s death. Pakistani authorities disputed that claim later. They said the bombing was likely retaliation for an Army offensive against insurgents. Hassan Abbas is a professor at Columbia University’s School of International [...]
Residents in Lousiana’s rural Cajun country are evacuating today. The Army Corp of Engineers will open a Mississippi River spillway into thousands of acres land in order to save more densely populated areas like New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The spillway could be opened as early as this weekend. Exiled former Pakistani President Pervez Musharaff [...]
Linda Abi Assi has the latest news.
Police officers rape trial…
NY legislator sentenced for tax evasion..
New York is one of the latest states to try an anti gun violence program called Ceasefire—here it’s called Operation SNUG— guns spelled backwards.) The Ceasefire model was developed in Chicago 11 years ago, and has since been replicated in more than a dozen cities across the U.S. Over the past year, ten Operation SNUG [...]
Next week, the U.S. Mint will release a new one-dollar coin to honor former president Ulysses S. Grant. You’d probably think that most New Yorkers under the age of twenty would have no interest whatsoever in the life of the Civil War general. But one city teen spends his working hours teaching about Grant. Alex [...]
Friday the 13th. It’s a date on the calendar that is laden with superstition – like black cats and walking under ladders. While frequently dismissed, consumer reports say it can be a bad day for business. Corporate deals get postponed and Wall Street Markets close lower. It’s simply not a day for risks. Juliana Schatz [...]
A lot of families have one member who acts as a mediator – the ambassador who helps negotiate misunderstandings. Commentator Linette Lopez always held that position in her family. But when her little brother Andy started training to become an ultimate fighter, it became too much for her to handle. ___ When he was 19 [...]
By Joe Danielewicz and Kaitlin Ugolik The waterways around New York City used to be crowded with ferries. Fulton Street – both in Manhattan and in Brooklyn – was actually named for Robert Fulton, the man who made steam navigation practical. But everything changed when New Yorkers started tunneling under the rivers around Manhattan, according [...]