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  • Country's first soda tax passes

    Country's first soda tax passes
    Voters in Berkeley, California became the first electorate in the nation to approve a tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, while a similar measure in San Francisco fell short.  The Berkeley measure levies a penny per ounce for sugar-sweetened...
  • 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....
  • The making of 'Gone with the Wind'

    "You ain't seen nothin' yet!" was the famous come-on to the audience used by the great Al Jolson in the 1927 movie "The Jazz Singer." And I, Liz, in 2014, still say this. But now I'm talking about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He was...
  • Berkeley vs. Big Soda [Commentary]

    Berkeley vs. Big Soda [Commentary]
    I was phoned the other night in middle of dinner by an earnest young man named Spencer, who said he was doing a survey. Rather than hang up, I agreed to answer his questions. He asked me if I knew a soda tax would be on the ballot in Berkeley, Calif. in...
  • 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...
  • FAA's well-founded caution on flights to Israel

    To the editor: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statement last week about the Federal Aviation Administration's brief ban on U.S. flights to Israel — that "there's no reason whatsoever for the mistaken FAA decision to instruct American...
  • Tom Steyer was biggest of mega-donors, analysis shows

    Tom Steyer was biggest of mega-donors, analysis shows
    During the 2014 midterm elections, no one spent political cash like Tom Steyer, the Democratic hedge fund billionaire from San Francisco who has tried to make climate change a paramount issue in American politics. He dropped more than $74 million into...
  • NYC subway extension may transform Manhattan neighborhood

    NYC subway extension may transform Manhattan neighborhood
    NEW YORK — Work crews are scrambling underneath New York City to finish the city's first major new subway stop in 25 years, a fast-track project intended to revitalize a long-neglected slice of Manhattan. The city's transit authority has been...
  • Berkeley's soda tax a sweet victory

    Berkeley's soda tax a sweet victory
    Three years ago, Richmond City Councilman Jeff Ritterman became aware that about a third of his city's fifth- and seventh- graders were obese, and that the numbers were getting worse. A retired cardiologist who got into politics to improve public...
  • Families of Newtown massacre victims plan lawsuits

    Families of Newtown massacre victims plan lawsuits
    Parents of almost half the young children killed by a gunman at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, two years ago on Sunday have taken initial steps toward filing lawsuits tied to one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. For a...
  • William Salomon dies at 100; Wall Street pillar modernized Salomon Bros.

    William "Billy" Salomon, who oversaw the growth of the Salomon Bros. bond trading house cofounded by his father into a Wall Street giant, died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 100. He had a gradual decline in health leading to his death, said...