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  • Gene Estess dies at 78; left Wall Street to help New York's homeless

    Gene Estess, a broker who gave up the pay and perks of Wall Street for a second career helping New York City's homeless, has died. He was 78.
  • New York fireworks war ends with East River winning back July 4 show

    New York fireworks war ends with East River winning back July 4 show
    NEW YORK - The East River has never been as beautiful or famous as the Hudson, so it was especially stinging when Macy's moved its spectacular July 4 fireworks show from the eastern waterway to its western rival, like a prom date jilting a mousy sister...

    Linda Ronstadt's Hall of Fame induction caps off her 'Duets' release

    Linda Ronstadt's Hall of Fame induction caps off her 'Duets' release
    Linda Ronstadt doesn't quite get what all the fuss is about. On Thursday she's being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an institution created three decades ago to extend formal recognition to the most influential artists in pop music...

    Man wrongly convicted of murder freed after nearly 25 years

    Man wrongly convicted of murder freed after nearly 25 years
    NEW YORK — Jonathan Fleming had videos of his Disney World holiday. He had a receipt from his hotel, where employees remembered him for running up a high phone bill. But the perfect alibi couldn't save Fleming from serving nearly 25 years in...

    Anti-poverty zone leaves out L.A.'s poorest

    Anti-poverty zone leaves out L.A.'s poorest
    In January, President Obama announced a block-by-block approach to relieving poverty in Los Angeles. Federal money, he said, would pour into a newly created Promise Zone. The boundaries encompassed crowded immigrant communities around MacArthur Park and...