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NY's Highest-Paid State Employee Loves His Ferrari, Bathroom Selfies, Misogyny

29 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

Alain Kaloyeros, a Lebanese-American scientist, university administrator, and tech-industry liaison for the state of New York, took home $987,075 in taxpayer money for his salary last year, making him the top-paid state employee. It took Kaloyeros a while to get to this spot. As the Gotham Gazette recently summarized: [ more › ]

Flip Flop by the State Dept: Now Hillary Clinton’s Aide Cheryl Mills was an Unpaid Advisor

The Free Beacon illustrated it perfectly: Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff worked as an unpaid “advisor” during her first four months at the Department of State while holding outside positions with New York University and the Clinton Foundation, department officials told the Washington Free Beacon. The State Department initially said in June that Mills was […]

Essential California: Will the drought ruin Halloween?

9 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Good morning. It is Thursday, Oct. 8. The police chiefs of New York and Los Angeles have a lot riding on the Mets versus Dodgers matchup: pastrami. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Climate change bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed new legislation...

“Think it’s hard to fire a bad teacher? Try a bad corrections officer”

12 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“Since 2010, the state [of New York] has sought to fire 30 prison guards accused of abusing inmates through a convoluted arbitration process that is required under the union contract. Officials have prevailed only eight times, according...Show More Summary

Ex-gov Paterson steps down as chairman of state Democrats

Former New York Gov. David Paterson is stepping down from his post as the leader of the state's Democrats. Mr. Paterson had served as chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee since May of... To view the full story, click the title link.

Wall Street is back!

Wall Street is back—adding jobs and increasing pay, according to the comprehensive report on the industry released this week by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Here are some of the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Maximum-Security Prison Inmates Beat Harvard in Debate

A three-man debate team at Eastern Correctional Facility, a New York State maximum-security prison formerly known as the “State Institution for Male Defective Delinquents,” beat Harvard University in a competition in September—and is receiving another, well-deserved wave of recognition for this feat. Read more...

Obama Administration Not Prepared to Face Its Own Words

There is very little to disagree with in this New York Post editorial. Associated Press reporter Matt Lee caught deputy State spokesman Mark Toner by surprise at a briefing this week. Lee asked about Saturday’sUS bombing of a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that left 22 patients and staff dead. Show More Summary

Urban Outfitters to end on-call scheduling in New York

Urban Outfitters will end on-call scheduling at stores in New York state, becoming the latest retailer to respond to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's inquiry into the practice of requiring... To view the full story, click the title link.

How the NRA can help reduce gun violence

In August, The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof noted that gun violence claims one life every 16 minutes in the United States. Think about it. Every day, more than 90 American families are broken by gun violence. If you're like most people, you have come to feel that achieving any significant reduction...

MLB's Lack Of Knowledge About DraftKings Policies Is More Disturbing Than DFS Scandal Itself

(Disclosure:  The author consults for a fantasy sports provider that is in current litigation against DraftKings) Attorneys general of various states including New York are now investigating an  alleged "insider trading scandal" in which...Show More Summary

Fantasy sports companies probed by New York attorney general

Two of the biggest daily fantasy sports sites are the target of an inquiry by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who requested data from the firms after allegations surfaced that... To view the full story, click the title link.

TV Stations Are Already Expecting a Record Windfall From the 2016 Elections. And That’s Not Counting Another Billionaire Who Some Are Urging to Join the Presidential Race

“Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman, who got rich making wagers, is now betting that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will run for president of the United States in 2016 — and win,” reports USA Today. Ackman told Bloomberg...

Moody’s keeps US rating

Moody's Investors Service upheld the United States' triple-A credit rating and stable outlook on Wednesday. ||| New York - Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service upheld the United States' triple-A credit rating and stable outlook on Wednesday, but it noted potential longer-term threats to the rating. Show More Summary

Moody's maintains U.S. credit rating and stable outlook

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service upheld the United States' triple-A credit rating and stable outlook on Wednesday, but it noted potential longer-term threats to the rating. Moody's, which has never changed...Show More Summary

Here's the most disproportionately high-paying job in every state

The average judicial law clerk in New York State makes twice as much per year as the average clerk in the US as a whole. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics program provides detailed information on employment and wages for hundreds of detailed occupational categories at the national, state, and metropolitan level. Show More Summary

Friends of the S.S. United States Send Out a Last S.O.S.

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

Admirers are racing to save the supership, once the world’s fastest oceanliner. Ideas include making it a floating hotel in New York City.

Aggressive Bears are Scaring Hikers in New Jersey’s Ramapo State Park

Just 30 miles from Manhattan, "potentially aggressive" black bears are harassing hikers in New Jersey's Ramapo Mountain State Park. Two animal encounters were reported last weekend, according to NBC New York. On Saturday three female hikers were followed by a bear, but they were able to escape after encountering a... More »

Draft Kings and FanDuel face New York state investigation into cheating scandal

A scandal over the alleged misuse of inside information in the daily fantasy sports industry has now caught the eye of state regulators. The New York attorney general is opening an inquiry into accusations that DraftKings and FanDuel...Show More Summary

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