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Veteran's Prosthetic Eye Stolen From His Car

9 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

BOONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a veteran's prosthetic eye has been stolen from his car in New York. The Oneida County Sheriff's office says the eye was stolen Saturday in the village of Boonville in the central part of the state. They say the eye was in a small black bag inside the car. Show More Summary

Bill Maher dismantles Mike Huckabee’s platform: ‘This country is not Bubbaville anymore’

19 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Real Time host Bill Maher challenged Mike Huckabee’s contention that “flyover country” is drastically different from New York or Los Angeles on Friday, pointing out that his stand-up appearances draw well in states where Huckabee is popular. “I think I know...

First comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian on view in New York

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

From March 13 to June 3, 2015, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is presenting the first comprehensive exhibition in the United States of the celebrated Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (b. 1924). In recognition of a lengthy career, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Show More Summary

“A Gun to the Heart of the City”

Excerpted from Tomorrow-Land: The 1964-65 World’s Fair and the Transformation of America by Joseph Tirella, out now from Lyons Press. The 1964 World’s Fair was expected to enrich New York city and state coffers and would surely be the greatest in history, Robert Moses and his public relations staff repeatedly reminded New Yorkers. Show More Summary

The New York Times linked John Bolton’s op-ed to a story making the opposite case

The Intercept Yesterday, former United Nations ambassador John Bolton published an op-ed in the pages of The New York Times, arguing that the United States has no choice but to bomb Iran. “Only military action like Israel’s 1981 attack...Show More Summary

New York Passes Bill to Authorize Elk Season, No Elk Present in State

If there are no elk in the forest, can you have an elk season? Apparently New York lawmakers are entertaining the idea, as a bill that recently passed the state's Senate Environmental Conservation Committee will authorize moose and elk hunts in the sta...

James Baker: Not a Republican Any More

So this is an understatement, I'd say, from Peter Baker in the New York Times: When former Secretary of State James A. Baker III accused Israel’s leader this week of...

Springfield Gardens' magical run is done

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

The Golden Eagles lost their opener in the New York State Federation tournament semifinals to Albany Academy, 61-50, on Friday.

'We Serve Everyone' campaign takes off in wake of Ind. 'religious freedom' law

A website originally meant as a way to help Indianapolis businesses market their openness to all customers has spread like wildfire to 23 states and several major cities, including New York and Los Angeles. But the site's creator, Josh...Show More Summary

Organ Donation: 6 Myths that Might Change Your Mind about Giving the Gift of Life

Did you know that one organ donor can save up to eight lives? And that could be extremely helpful given the fact that in New York State alone, over 10,000 people are waiting for organ transplants, according to LiveOnNY (formally the New York Organ Donor Network). More than 8,000 people await kidneys; over 1,300 need livers; and more than 300 need hearts.

NEW YORK: Gay Pol Thanks Miley Cyrus For Help With Homeless Youth Funding Bill

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Openly gay New York Sen. Brad Hoylman today thanked pop star Miley Cyrus for helping win millions of dollars in state funding for homeless youth shelters. Via DNA Info: The 2015 New York State Budget now has $4.5 million in funding for homeless youth shelters, the first significant increase in seven years — thanks to Miley Cyrus. Show More Summary

Iraqi Christian leader makes direct appeal at UN

The leader of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholics is at the United Nations in New York today to speak about the challenges faced by the Christian community in areas controlled by the Islamic State group. For the first time, the UN Security Council is devoting a debate to the persecution of minorities under attack by jihadists, according […]

NYT Helps Neocon John Bolton Push The U.S. Toward Another War

That supposedly "liberal" newspaper, The New York Times is back at it again, giving another neocon warmonger a platform to push the United States into another war, this time with Iran. The talking heads over on Faux "news" love to pretend...Show More Summary

Three of the most powerful Democrats in America are based in this small corner of Brooklyn

Where Brooklyn at? Call it "The Brooklyn Triangle." This.66 square mile area of the New York City borough is home base for three of the most high profile figures in the Democratic Party — former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Show More Summary

Extend the property-tax cap to NYC

The state Senate recently passed a bill that would require New York City to cap the amount of money it can raise from property taxes to a 2% increase in any given year. This cap is already in effect... To view the full story, click the title link.

We Need To Talk About How We Talk About John Calipari

yesterdaySports : Deadspin

The New York Times, a grandfather clock that tells you what time it was five minutes ago, roused itself to a state of drowsy confusion on Tuesday to recount Kentucky coach John Calipari's long history of violating NCAA rules and escaping consequences. Read more...

Fallon to Gov. Cuomo: ‘Make It Happen’

Lorenzo Fertitta, UFC® Chairman & CEO, today thanked the New York State Senate for passing the bill to legalize and regulate mixed martial arts (MMA) in New York, the last state in the nation where professional MMA remains illegal, for … Continue reading ? The post Fallon to Gov. Cuomo: ‘Make It Happen’ appeared first on Boxing News.

Martin O'Malley Wants U.S. And Israel To Get Out Of Each Other's Campaigns

NEW YORK -- Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said Thursday that the United States should continue to push for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the process, he encouraged officials in both the U.S. andShow More Summary

3 men get prison time for selling khat in New York

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Khat kingpin Yadeta (Murad) Bekri, 24, will serve three years behind bars and his U.S.-based managers Ahmed Adem and Bayan Yusuf, both 32, will serve two years as part of an agreement with the state’s Attorney General.

Pharmacist gets 3 years behind bars for $10M drug scam

2 days agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

A Nassau County pharmacist was sentenced Thursday to 36 months in prison for scamming $10 million from Medicaid, Medicare and New York State’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program, authorities said. Purna...

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