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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • L.A. mayoral hopeful Wendy Greuel wins backing of Emily's List

     
    Los Angeles mayoral hopeful Wendy Greuel announced the backing of Emily's List....
  • Slashing At McDonald's May Be Hate Crime

    Slashing At McDonald's May Be Hate Crime
    This man is not just another man waiting on line for his food at McDonalds. Police say he’s a homophobic criminal, who’s accused of getting into an argument with a gay couple while standing on line at the chain’s Greenwich Village...
  • NY proposal would make 21 minimum age for tobacco

    No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation's largest city.     New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn...
  • Governor's brother disagrees on some election issues

    Gov. Martin O'Malley's brother has apparently split with the governor on two election issues, backing a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate and signing a petition to put the state's same-sex marriage law on the November ballot. Patrick O'Malley...
  • Morning Fix: Kids and Hollywood hustles! Janet Jackson on 'X Factor'?

     
    Kids who want to be stars in Hollywood may learn some hard lessons. Silicon Valley is invading Madison Avenue. MSNBC has a new star -- Ed Schultz....
  • 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, the 'birthplace of hip-hop,' saved by government loan

     
    Imperiled by a potential sale from private investors, 1520 Sedgwick Ave., often labeled the "birthplace of hip-hop," has been saved by a $5.6-million loan from the city of New York's New Housing Marketplace plan, a program intended to aid multifamily........
  • For Murdoch, media has often been about friends and influence

     
    In 1996, the teenage son of a prominent political figure in Washington, D.C., got suspended from his tony prep school. Not wanting to see himself, his family or his boss embarrassed by his son’s actions, the father scrambled to keep......