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  1. UPDATE 5-Delta plane slides off runway at snowy New York airportRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 5 | Reuters

    A Delta Air Lines Inc jetliner landing during a snowstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday slid off the runway and struck a fence before coming to rest at the edge of Flushing Bay, but there were no serious injuries. All 127 passengers and five crew members aboard were evacuated safely from the aircraft and moved to the airport terminal on buses, officials said.

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  2. NYC trucker accused of avoiding toll with device inspired by James BondRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Reuters

    A trucker accused of using a James Bond-style retractable bumper to evade a $95 toll on the George Washington Bridge has been charged with using burglary tools, police said on Thursday. Hauling a load of candy across the bridge toward New York City on Wednesday, Pablo Ortega flipped a switch on his dashboard as he approached the toll gates over the Hudson River.

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  3. Extreme cold, ice reveal faults in U.S. northeast mass transitRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2015 | Reuters

    Wicked winter weather gripping the northeastern United States exposed weaknesses in mass transit systems from Boston to New York, with commuters stranded on icy train platforms amid delays stretching into Tuesday. A day after a deadly snowstorm slammed the region, extreme delays crippled Boston's subways, including the most heavily traveled Red Line, which sees about 273,000 riders each day.

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  4. NY union boss leading revolt against mayor faces own rebellionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Reuters

    Hours after two New York policemen were shot dead in their patrol car last month, police union boss Pat Lynch accused the mayor of having "blood on his hands." Lynch's attack was prompted by what many police officers saw as the mayor's failure to defend them against criticism that overly aggressive tactics had caused the death of a black suspect.

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  5. Police officers from across the nation arrive at Queens church for NYPD funeralRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2014 | Reuters

    Tens of thousands of police officers from across the U.S. are expected to arrive in Queens, New York for funeral services of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos. Rough Cut .

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  6. Police officers from across the nation arrive at Queens church for NYPD funeralRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2014 | Reuters

    Tens of thousands of police officers from across the U.S. are expected to arrive in Queens, New York for funeral services of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos. Rough Cut .

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  7. Mourners to gather for slain New York policemanRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | Reuters

    Hundreds of mourners were due to gather at a New York City church on Friday to pay their respects for one of two policemen shot by a gunman who said he was avenging the killings this summer of unarmed black men by white officers. Targeted for their uniform, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were slain last weekend while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. 4 comments

  8. NY City council votes to ban sale of bunnies by pet shopsRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2014 | Reuters

    What do bunny rabbits have in common with hyenas, wolverines and polar bears? The adorable little creatures are about to join a menagerie of wildlife prohibited for sale by New York City pet shops. The New York City Council voted on Wednesday to outlaw the bunny trade to help curb a glut of unwanted rabbits at city shelters by people who had second thoughts about caring for the cuddly creatures.

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  9. New York protesters 'blow the whistle' at police stationsRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2014 | Reuters

    Demonstrators staged mass "whistle-blowing" rallies outside police stations across New York City on Friday to start a second weekend of planned protests against the killing of an unarmed black man by a white patrolman. In Harlem, about three dozen protesters marched past public housing projects where they say police abuse is particularly pervasive before rallying outside a local police station house.

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  10. New York protesters to stage mass whistle-blowing at police stationsRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2014 | Reuters

    The latest wave of protests in New York against the killing of an unarmed black man by a white patrolman began on Friday with a visual demonstration by artists in Times Square and a rally outside City Hall. As hundreds of tourists and shoppers watched, protesters held up stark, black signs with white lettering bearing the names of more than 100 people who organizers say were victims of police violence.

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  11. New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Reuters

    A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of NYC police officers posing for a photograph, wounding two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead. Linda So reports.

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  12. New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attackRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Reuters

    A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said. The officers were on foot patrol when they were asked by a freelance photographer to pose for a picture on a Queens street at about 2 p.m., a New York Police Department spokesman said.

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  13. Plan to overhaul New York airports takes step forwardRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Reuters

    A long-awaited overhaul of New York's LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports moved a step closer to reality on Monday when the state and federal governments touted a sweeping plan to make over two of the busiest U.S. travel hubs. The initiative, announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden, envisions state-of-the-art facility upgrades, improved transportation links and more efficient air-traffic control technology at the two aging airports in the country's most populous city.

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  14. Montana to give bison from Yellowstone to tribes instead of zoosRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Reuters

    An Indian reservation in Montana will receive 145 bison from Yellowstone National Park that were quarantined to create a herd free of a disease that threatens ranchers' cattle, according to a government plan approved on Thursday. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission agreed unanimously to give the bison to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation to further the conservation of the country's last herd of wild, purebred buffalo.

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  15. Former manager accused of fraud in New York bridge projectRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2014 | Reuters

    A former manager of a New York contracting company was accused on Friday of defrauding the state by falsely claiming to use a minority-owned steel supplier to win an $192-million contract to repair a major area suspension bridge, officials said. Aaron Tubbs allegedly set up a scheme in which the steel passed through a minority-owned business that was not the actual supplier, according to the criminal complaint announced by the Office of Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

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  16. NY storms end Electric Zoo music festival, halt U.S. Open, delay flightsRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2014 | Reuters

    Severe thunderstorms on Sunday forced an early end to New York's Electric Zoo music festival, delayed flights at area airports and injured two people after a lightning strike near a Bronx beach.

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