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  • New York state: New hotbed of corruption after latest arrest?

    New York state: New hotbed of corruption after latest arrest?
    Chicago and its home state of Illinois may have a reputation for corruption in politics, with its long list of governors, aldermen and even a mayor who have been tossed in jail. But some are wondering whether the Empire State is now giving the Land of...
  • 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...
  • 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 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,...
  • 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...
  • A New York state of mind: Illiberal liberal values

    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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The sugar battle: Cereal companies cut sweets; soda industry sues

    The sugar battle: Cereal companies cut sweets; soda industry sues
    The food and beverage industry has made some major moves in recent days in the struggle over super-sweet products. Major cereal-makers Nestle and General Mills pledged to cut sugar and salt content in children's breakfast cereals abroad, while soda and...
  • An NYC-style sugary-soda ban in D.C.?

    An NYC-style sugary-soda ban in D.C.?
    Several Washington, D.C., lawmakers say they're considering a ban on large sugary drinks mirroring the one recently approved by the New York City Board of Health. District of Columbia Councilwoman Mary M. Cheh said on Twitter that she is "open to...