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New York: NY governor Topless women in Times Square breaking the law

Published August 23, 2015 by godshope1971

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says women posing nearly naked for photos in Times Square are breaking the law and undermining efforts to keep the tourist area family friendly.

Cuomo said Wednesday on NY1 that the situation is beginning to remind him of the seedy days of the “bad old Times Square.” ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»

New York: Woman bites rider who asks to move bag from seat in New York subway

Published August 23, 2015 by godshope1971

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A woman who took a bite out of another passenger in a dispute over a seat on a crowded subway was being sought for assault on Friday, the New York City police said.

The attack occurred on a Manhattan-bound “F” train from Queens a week earlier, when a 45-year-old woman asked the suspect to remove her belongings from a seat so she could sit, said Lieutenant Thomas Antonetti, spokesman for the New York Police Department. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»

New York: Hurt man, 70, survived week in woods by drinking rain water

Published August 21, 2015 by godshope1971

AVON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 70-year-old man who fell while walking the woods near his western New York home survived a week outdoors by drinking rain water.

Police say Donald Farrell was following two deer off a trail when he lost his footing and fell on Aug. 9 in Avon. That’s about 60 miles east of Buffalo. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»

New York: A binary moment.

Published August 17, 2015 by godshope1971

In the battle to thwart the deal, New York Senator Chuck Schumer’s decision to come out against was a binary moment. Had Schumer, whom nobody can accuse of being a political lightweight, backed the accord, the campaign to stop it would have been over.

House minority whip Steny Hoyer’s position, which he is still considering, will also be significant. Former majority leader Hoyer (D-MD) was in Israel last week leading a group of more than 20 mainly freshman Democrat legislators. A Republican delegation followed a few days later. Both groups met with Netanyahu. Word is that the Democrats came under enormous pressure not to go through with the long-scheduled trip to Israel, where it was clear Netanyahu and other Israeli officials would highlight objections to the deal. The pressure failed. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

New York: NYC mayor proposes new law as Legionnaires’ death toll hits 12

Published August 13, 2015 by godshope1971

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, reacting to a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, proposed legislation on Monday to register and maintain the city’s estimated 2,500 cooling towers, some of which are being blamed for the illness.

On Monday the death toll was raised to 12 from 10 on Saturday and the number of cases to 113 from 108. Officials said the higher figures stem from new reporting, not new deaths or cases. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

New York: Record 108 contract Legionnaires disease in New York

Published August 12, 2015 by godshope1971

New York (AFP) – The number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires disease has risen to 108 as America’s largest city suffers from a record outbreak of the form of pneumonia, authorities said Saturday.

No new deaths have been reported on top of the 10 announced earlier in the week and officials say the outbreak is now on the decline. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞

New York: imam reinterprets Islamic tradition calling for war with Jews

Published August 12, 2015 by godshope1971

A New York-based imam made a rare attempt at reinterpreting a selection of Islamic texts that make harsh statements against Jews.

“This hadith is very strange, and we should reexamine it, because it leads Islam to disaster. It says: ‘Judgment Day will not come before the Muslims fight the Jews, and then the rocks and the trees will say: Oh Muslim, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him,’” said Imam Tareq Yousef al-Masri, from the Oulel-Albab mosque in Brooklyn. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞

New York: Snow piles from record-breaking Buffalo storm still melting

Published August 3, 2015 by godshope1971

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — People from Buffalo hear it all year — over the phone or while traveling: “Buffalo? Got snow there?”

The answer, still: “Why, yes!”

Two piles remain in one abandoned lot where trucks dumped it after a freak November storm buried neighborhoods in so much snow — 7 feet fell in spots — that crews had nowhere else to put it. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞

New York: Runaway rail car kicked loose by teen hits New York station

Published August 3, 2015 by godshope1971

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Video surveillance footage released Friday shows a rail car that was accidentally set in motion by a 13-year-old boy ramming an antique locomotive into a train station, sending passengers waiting for a train scrambling for safety.

Oneida County officials released the footage as they called on federal rail regulators to explain how a 265,000-pound rail car left unattended for two weeks could be unlatched by a teenager playing on the car, according to the account of the July 21 accident that the teen gave to Utica police.

“I understand that the Federal Railroad Administration has concluded that proper procedure was followed,” County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. said. “That is astounding.” ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞

New York: Four dead, 65 sick in New York City Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

Published August 3, 2015 by godshope1971

NEW YORK – A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, a severe type of pneumonia, has now killed four people and sickened 65 in the Bronx section of New York City since July 10, New York City health officials said on Saturday.

This wave of Legionnaires’, which officials have called unusual, is now more than five times the number of cases recorded in the last outbreak, in which 12 people in the Bronx fell ill in December 2014.

The disease is caused by Legionella, a bacteria found in certain plumbing systems, including hot tubs, humidifiers, cooling towers and hot water tanks. It is spread by breathing in mist from water, and cannot be spread from person to person. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞