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  • New York City Council urges CBS to keep 'Late Show' in Manhattan

    Production rivals New York and Los Angeles are engaged in a tug of war over the "Late Show." A day after L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti urged CBS to move "Late Show" to L.A., the New York City Council followed up with its own charm offensive. "For 32 years,...
  • UPS on hot seat for New York firings that followed protest

    UPS is taking heat in New York for firing 250 protesting workers, with some elected officials calling for the company to hire them back. But management at the Sandy Springs, Ga.-based shipping giant said Thursday the workers' walkout violated their labor...
  • The Battle Begins: Cuomo Issues Top 10 List as New York Tries to Keep 'Late Show'

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sure to make a pitch for keeping CBS' successor to "Late Show with David Letterman" in the state, so today he issued a Top Ten list to honor the departing host. The list is boosterism more than anything else, coming on the...
  • New York proposes 10-cent grocery bag fee to cut back on plastic bags

    New York proposes 10-cent grocery bag fee to cut back on plastic bags
    The New York City Council introduced a bill on Wednesday that would impose a 10-cent fee on all plastic and paper grocery bags, the Associated Press reported. In January, Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to ban plastic bags; big grocery...
  • New York program gets public defenders for immigrants

    NEW YORK — Anderson Cadet arrived at the Varick Street courthouse in an orange jumpsuit, shackled at the wrists, prepared to fight his deportation without an attorney. In immigration court, there is generally no right to free legal counsel. Many...
  • Gay exclusion makes Boston, New York mayors skip St. Patrick's parade

    Amid the ongoing legal fights over same-sex marriage and the growing acceptance of homosexuals and their rights, there remains an area where gay participation remains controversial: the annual rite of spring known as the St. Patrick’s Day parade....
  • A New York state of mind: Illiberal liberal values

    On paper, "liberal intolerance" is something of an oxymoron, like "jumbo shrimp," "loyal opposition" or "conspicuous absence." But what makes oxymorons funny is that they are real things. There are jumbo shrimp. Absences can be conspicuous, opponents...
  • Why I voted for an academic boycott of Israel

    Michael S. Roth slams the American Studies Assn. for "unfairly singling out Israel" in its vote to boycott that nation's academic institutions; he calls the action an "irresponsible attack on academic freedom." As a 39-year member of the American...
  • NYC Human Rights Law doesn't apply to unpaid interns

    NYC Human Rights Law doesn't apply to unpaid interns
    A Manhattan federal court judge ruled this month that Human Rights Law, which protects employees from sexual harassment, doesn't apply to unpaid interns. Because unpaid interns don't receive "significant remuneration," they are excluded protection...
  • L.A. City Council to debate Time Warner Cable-CBS blackout

    The Los Angeles City Council plans to wade into the contentious contract dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp., which has led to a four-week blackout of local CBS stations in more than 1 million homes in Los Angeles. On Friday, the L.A. City...
  • Time Warner Cable and CBS execs grilled by New York City Council

    Executives from CBS and Time Warner Cable were grilled Thursday by an angry New York City Council about their distribution dispute that has left consumers there and around the country without access to the network's programming. "We're not here to judge...