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New York risks ‘return to bad old days’

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New York is hurtling back to “the bad old days of high crime” under current Mayor Bill de Blasio, a major police union warned Tuesday, drawing a sharp rebuke from the Democrat.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

New York can end HIV crisis by 2020 – governor

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New York state can end its three-decade HIV crisis by the year 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as he announced an ambitious plan to deliver a knockout blow to the epidemic by boosting testing, reducing new infections and expanding treatment.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

New York raises minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21

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New York raised the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 on Sunday, in its latest initiative to encourage healthier behavior among residents.

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

$25M lawsuit for inmate who died in hot NYC cell

Attorney Derek Sells, center, sets between between Alma Murdough, right, and Cheryl Warner, left, the mother and sister of former Marine Jerome Murdough, during a news conference on Friday May 16, 2014 in New York. Sells plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the city on behalf of Alma Murdough for the death of her son, who was found dead in a 100 degree cell on Rikers Island. AP

The mother of a mentally ill, homeless veteran who was found dead in a 100-degree Fahrenheit (38-Celsius) New York City jail cell that overheated due to an equipment malfunction said she is angry at city officials and plans to file a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NY bill would bar condoms as proof of prostitution

In this Oct. 25, 2006 file photo, a policeman watches over a group of suspected sex workers during an inspection of a nightclub in Beijing. AP

New York City spends more than a million dollars every year to distribute free condoms to combat unintended pregnancies and diseases such as AIDS. Yet city police are allowed to confiscate those very condoms as evidence of prostitution.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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