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Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A gunman used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a man's face on a Manhattan street alive with a weekend midnight crowd, a killing New York's police commissioner called an "anti-gay" hate crime. Before...
NewsdayFor the moment, the only sensible question is whether you wish to call Albany's ethical sewer pipe half empty or half full. Are the new revolting details about a state lawmaker's behavior just that -- or do they mark a step on some hard-to-detect path...
Tags: Values, Politics, Andrew Cuomo, Government, Religion and Belief
Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers might have felt they knew about the personal life of Christine Quinn, the veteran politician seeking to become the city's first gay and first female mayor. But on Tuesday, Quinn disclosed a difficult piece of her past...
Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — In a significant victory amid a push for paid sick time laws around the country, city lawmakers voted Wednesday to make businesses provide the benefit to an estimated 1 million workers who don't have it now. Saying they hoped that...
Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — High taxes have emerged as the No. 1 weapon in the war on smoking. The more cigarettes cost, research has shown, the fewer people buy them. That is one of the reasons six states are considering proposals to hike tobacco taxes. But...
As thoroughly awful as everyone knows cigarettes to be — still the No. 1 cause of premature death in this country — public officials walk a blurry line when they try to reduce smoking's terrible toll. As long as they lack the will to ban...
New York City officials, with the blessing of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced Monday that they will seek to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products in the city’s five boroughs from 18 to 21 years of age. Although the proposed rule...
No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation's largest city. New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn...
EMILY’s List, a political organization dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women, has created an independent expenditure committee and seeded it with $400,000 to buoy Wendy Greuel’s bid for Los Angeles mayor, according to documents...
Bills spark debate over paid sick time in Michigan ALANNA DURKIN,Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some Michigan Republicans are pushing to ban local governments from requiring employers to provide paid sick leave as cities in other...
A lawmaker was so eager to be New York City’s next mayor that he tried to buy his way into the election, prosecutors alleged on Tuesday, as they announced charges of bribery, extortion and fraud against the legislator as well as a New York City...
L.A. NOWLos Angeles mayoral hopeful Wendy Greuel announced the backing of Emily's List....
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