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  • Sheldon Silver, powerful head of New York Assembly, faces graft charges

    Sheldon Silver, powerful head of New York Assembly, faces graft charges
    New York politics were roiled Thursday when Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the state Assembly, was charged with using the power of his office to seek and receive millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. Silver surrendered to the FBI in...
  • Cuomo's death marks the passing of a liberal lion

    Cuomo's death marks the passing of a liberal lion
    With former Gov. Mario Cuomo's death, liberals have lost one of their last, best champions, a proud populist who represented an older breed of Democrat. During his three terms as governor, the former minor league baseball player from Queens championed...
  • When madmen kill, the blame game goes into overdrive

    When madmen kill, the blame game goes into overdrive
    Going by objective standards of reason and fairness, Al Sharpton is not to blame for the assassination of two New York City cops over the weekend. Nor are New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Obama or any of...
  • NYC police union launches campaign to keep mayor away from funerals

    NYC police union launches campaign to keep mayor away from funerals
    New York's police union is showing its displeasure with Mayor Bill de Blasio and the head of the city council by starting a campaign to keep the two politicians away from funerals of fallen officers. The campaign follows harsh criticism of de Blasio by ...
  • Support police, fight bad policing

     Support police, fight bad policing
    In an ideal world, there should be no contradiction between support for police and opposition to bad policing. But after the coldblooded murder of two police officers in New York, it has become too easy for some to confuse one with the other. In...
  • NYC to begin banning restaurant plastic foam containers

    New York City will move to the forefront of a growing environmental trend by banning food establishments from using plastic foam containers starting this summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Thursday. De Blasio's mayoral ban will...
  • U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates

    U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates
    The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail....
  • New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings

    New York mayor calls for pause in protests after police killings
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio implored protesters on Monday to wait until after the funerals of two policemen shot dead in an ambush before resuming rallies that have roiled the city and beyond over the deaths of black men at the hands of police. But de...
  • 'This was an assassination': 2 NYPD officers killed in ambush attack

    A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police said, after a social media post indicated he may having been seeking revenge for the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest attempt. The two New York City Police...
  • Hundreds of mourners gather for funeral of Mario Cuomo

    Hundreds of mourners gather for funeral of Mario Cuomo
    Draped in a New York state flag, the casket containing the body of former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo was brought into a Manhattan church where more than 800 mourners were gathered to pay their last respects to the man who spoke for a vision of Democratic...
  • Ignore the peddlers of outrage

    Ignore the peddlers of outrage
    Recent events from Ferguson, Mo., to Staten Island, N.Y., might prompt an observer to infer that American cops are racist and that a bigoted white populace tolerates unnecessary lethal force against minorities. One might also conclude that America has a...