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James Macdonnell, 19, of New York, is facing charges after he was found on the Fairfield University campus early Sunday morning. A 19-year-old from Old Brookeville, N.Y., on the Fairfield University campus was arrested early Sunday morning after police said he talked his way into a student townhouse, and then tried poking holes into the kitchen wall with a knife.
New York high-school students face a number of challenges in seeking admission to one of the nation's prestigious service academies - including geography. That's because nomination by a member of Congress is one of the few ways to gain admission.
Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures. A wind-driven wildfire near the Oregon border has damaged or destroyed 100 homes and forced at least 1,500 people to flee.
For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally. Sixteen percent of adult New Yorkers smoked in 2013, up from 14 percent in 2010, which was the city's lowest recorded rate, according to the findings released by New York City's Department of Health.
Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.
New York tax collections have continued rising despite a growing income gap between its richest residents and everyone else, even as a national study shows overall growth in state tax receipts slowing as the income gap widens across the U.S. State officials say New York's progressive income tax rate, which rises from 4 percent to nearly 9 percent for earnings above $1.03 million, buoys its largest revenue stream for public services and helps insulate it from the problem faced by states dependent on more regressive taxes like sales taxes.
This Sept. 8, 2014 photo provided by the Green-Wood Historic Fund shows a fire engine from an amusment park ride built by William Mangels in an exhibit of his creations at the the Green-Wood Cemetery, where he is buried, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
Here she is ... Miss America 2015! Start spreading the news ... a new Miss America has been crowned for 2015. Check out this story on WKYC.com: http://usat.ly/1tTSLXA Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri, top right, crowns Miss New York Kira Kazantsev as Miss America 2015 during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept.
Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015 Miss Tennessee Hayley Lewis advanced to the top 10. Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/2014/09/14/miss-new-york-chosen-miss-america/15652055/ Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, right, walks the runway after she was named Miss America 2015 at the Miss America pageant Sunday in Atlantic City, N.J. Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant. Kazantsev received the crown at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall from outgoing Miss America - and Miss New York - Nina Davuluri.
Teachers in Chautauqua County make more annually than those in neighboring Cattaraugus County, but not as much as Erie County educators. Numbers for the 2012-13 school year recently released by SeeThroughNY, a database of information sponsored by the Empire Center for Public Policy, show figures for median teacher salaries for all schools in New York state.
Enterovirus D68, the respiratory illness suspected of hospitalizing hundreds of children across the nation, has now spread to the Northeast and is likely to hit the whole country, according to experts. Connecticut and New York are the latest states to report cases of the rapidly spreading virus that has targeted young children, especially those with asthma, in 21 states.
The Toronto International Film Festival wrapped Sunday after 11 days of movie mayhem. While no film was touted as an Oscar lock, there was plenty of satisfying cinema on offer.
A poverty-ridden America mired in unemployment and despair was on stark display at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, where movie-makers and actors speculated that cinema is finally catching up with reality. "It does seem like there's some undercurrent of filmmakers trying to portray the world that we're living in," "Nightcrawler" director Dan Gilroy said in an interview at the 11-day movie marathon.
Mansoor Khalid has dedicated his life to making the mean streets of New York feel a bit nicer. Now it's time we return the favor.
US District Court Judge Sandra J. Fuerstein ordered the US Army Corp. of Engineers not to begin work on Fire Island 's dunes project at Smith's Point County Park and Fire Island Lighthouse Park because it will imperil piping plovers by destroying their nesting grounds. Her restraining order, however, does not affect third phase plans to rebuild dunes that protect communities on the barrier island.
The sun's out, and so are the celebrities, style mavens and paparazzi. London Fashion Week turned up the heat on its second day, with a hectic schedule of catwalk shows that drew stars to the front rows and had editors scurrying from one end of London to the other to see the latest trends.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:28 am
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