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  • NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:22 pm
  • NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes.

  • Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, he announced Wednesday, adding a new dimension to his long-running fight for tighter firearms regulation.

  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:23 am
  • WASHINGTON - Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

  • Montreal mayor looks to NYC for anti-graft advice 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - Montreal's mayor sought to convince Manhattan business leaders Tuesday that his administration is moving past the corruption scandals that brought down his two predecessors and have become the "elephant in the room" when trying to lure investment to Canada's second largest city.

  • Coney Island amusement rides open for the summer 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:56 am
  • NEW YORK - The Coney Island amusement park opened Sunday for another season - with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one ready to roll at breakneck speeds.

  • Coney Island amusement rides open for the summer 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 6:55 pm
  • NEW YORK - The Coney Island amusement park opened Sunday for another season - with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one ready to roll at breakneck speeds.

  • Court reverses conviction of man in iPad data case 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:49 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - A federal appeals court reversed the conviction of man imprisoned for illegally gaining access to AT&T's servers and stealing the email addresses of more than 100,000 of iPad users, ruling Friday that prosecutors tried him in the wrong state.

  • NYC mayor marks 100 days with impassioned speech 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:22 pm
  • NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio marked his first 100 days in office with an impassioned recounting of his populist values meant to re-energize his grassroots base and place his agenda within the framework of New York City's activist history.

  • Sharpton opens civil rights annual; Obama expected 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:49 pm
  • NEW YORK - The Rev. Al Sharpton opened his annual civil rights conference Wednesday, which President Barack Obama plans to attend, amid revelations about the activist's cooperation with the FBI in a 1980s mob investigation.

  • 2 arrested in NYC gun sting 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:12 pm
  • NEW YORK - Authorities have arrested two men for selling 39 guns to undercover officers near the Bronx Zoo and elsewhere on the streets of New York City.

  • NYC's top cop defends 'awful' morale comments 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 2:16 pm
  • NEW YORK - New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton is defending his comments that morale in the nation's largest police force is "awful."

  • New York mayor aims to mend relations with press 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:40 pm
  • NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio's relationship with New York City's press since taking office at the beginning of the year was initially marked with several missteps, creating unflattering tabloid headlines and helping to drag down his approval ratings in the eyes of the public.

  • APNewsBreak: Citi Foundation to aid 10 US cities 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:19 am
  • NEW YORK - The Citi Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Citigroup Inc., will donate $50 million to improve youth employment opportunities in 10 large U.S. cities, the chairman of the organization told The Associated Press.

  • NYC mayor's next big push: affordable housing 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 2:40 pm
  • NEW YORK - Now that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn to the next items on his sweeping liberal agenda: massively expanding affordable housing, increasing wages for the working class and overhauling the city's recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

  • Former NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly joins TV's ABC 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 11:23 pm
  • NEW YORK - ABC News says it has hired New York City's former police commissioner as a consultant to discuss national security, domestic and foreign intelligence matters.

  • NYPD oversight official named 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 2:25 pm
  • NEW YORK - A former federal prosecutor who has monitored police in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade was named on Friday as the first-ever inspector general of the New York Police Department.

  • NYC mayor being sued by both sides on school issue 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 4:04 pm
  • NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is now the target of lawsuits by both sides on the issue of forcing schools to share space with other schools, including charters.

  • High court bolsters domestic violence gun ban law 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 2:46 pm
  • WASHINGTON - People convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns even in states where no proof of physical violence is required to support the domestic violence charge, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

  • 16 years in prison for man in NYC terror bomb plot 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 8:21 pm
  • NEW YORK - An al-Qaida sympathizer who admitted trying to build pipe bombs to carry out a homegrown terror campaign was sentenced Tuesday to 16 years in prison, capping a case authorities called an illustration of the threat of lone, local would-be terrorists but his lawyers portrayed as an example of police entrapment.

  • NYC plans taxi accessibility surcharge 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 5:44 pm
  • NEW YORK - New York City taxi fares may rise in order to pay for an increase in the number of wheelchair-accessible cabs.

  • NYC mayor delivers big laughs at annual show 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 1:02 am
  • NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio, the unabashedly liberal leader of the nation's most populous city, was portrayed Saturday in the first act of the annual Inner Circle show as a steal-from-the-rich Robin Hood - but elicited big laughs in his rebuttal performance by poking fun of his own shortcomings with the help of some celebrity guests.

  • New York City restaurant inspections overhauled 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 2:52 pm
  • NEW YORK - The New York City letter-grade restaurant system has been revamped by the City Council with an eye toward easing the burden of fines on restaurant owners.

  • NYC comptroller rejects $30 million IT contract 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 6:13 pm
  • NEW YORK - New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has rejected a $30 million information technology contract that was awarded during the administration of former mayor Michael Bloomberg.

  • NYC mayors turn to comedy at annual show 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 1:13 am
  • NEW YORK - Rudolph Giuliani donning drag. Edward Koch stepping out of the mouth of a man-eating plant. Michael Bloomberg wearing a harness and flying 20 feet in the air while dressed as Spiderman.

  • Virginia governor vetoes first bill 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 10:08 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed his first piece of legislation.