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Palcohol makes a variety of powdered alcohol products. (credit: CBS 2)

Federal Agency Reverses Approval For Line Of Powdered Alcohol Products

The line, which was dreamed up by Arizona wine expert Mark Phillips, would offer a bar full of products in packet form — including vodka, rum, cosmopolitans and lemon drops cocktails.

04/22/2014

Catharine Candelario, an employee at the newly opened Henley Vaporium, vapes, or smokes an electronic cigarette, on Dec. 19, 2013, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

L.I. City Looks To Add E-Cigarettes To Anti-Smoking Laws Already On The Books

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that poisonings from liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes have increased dramatically over recent months.

04/21/2014

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Union, MTA Hold Final Contract Talks Before Possible July Strike

The Presidential Emergency Board will once again try to bring the MTA and railroad employees to a contract agreement. If no deal is reached, a strike deadline is set for mid-July

04/21/2014

Commuters wait on the platform at Metro-North's Stamford station, Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Downgrades On-Time Performance Goals In New Timetables Coming In May

In a letter to Metro-North president Joseph Giulietti, Gov. Malloy wrote: “I expect that the new schedule will reflect your commitment to deliver a comprehensive program of safe, reliable and fast service in Connecticut.”

04/21/2014

A diner at the Snowdonia Pub enjoys a burger covered in mac and cheese, part of an alternative menu offered by the pub on April 20. (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Queens Pub Offers Special ’420′ Inspired Alternative Menu

The owners of the Snowdonia Pub in Queens have offered an alternative menu for April 20, which appears to have been designed with a certain population in mind.

04/20/2014

Lots of hot dogs.  (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/GettyImages)

Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds Of Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs Over Ingredient Mix-Up

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

04/20/2014

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Team-Based Medical Care Gaining Steam, Backed By Physicians Groups

A team might include a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant, a medical assistant, a care coordinator, a nurse and an office manager. Even a dietician or clinical pharmacist may be part of the team.

04/18/2014

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Union Official Blasts Tentative MTA Deal With NYC Transit Workers; Talks Resume Monday

Contract talks between the railroad workers and the MTA resume Monday with the presidential mediation board. The two sides have been far apart on pay raises and union givebacks.

04/18/2014

Signs on Ocean Breeze, Staten Island home nearly 18 months after superstorm Sandy hit, April 17, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Announces Reforms To City’s Sandy Rebuilding Program

The mayor unveiled a sweeping report on Thursday that examines the city’s recovery progress.

04/17/2014

Customers arrive at Any Garment Dry Cleaners in East Hanover, N.J., only to find the business was forced to close. (credit: CBS 2)

Customers Steamed They Can’t Retrieve Clothes After NJ Dry Cleaner Closes

Customers of an East Hanover dry cleaner are fuming after the business was forced to close down, leaving all their clothes held hostage inside.

04/17/2014

The 2014 New York International Auto Show runs from April 18-27 at the Javits Center. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

New York International Auto Show A Car Lover’s Dream

The annual auto show gets revved Friday at the Javits Center in Manhattan and runs through April 27.

04/16/2014

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference introducing new legislation that would require smartphone manufacturers to create a "kill switch" for people to deactivate their phones if they are stolen, on March 3, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Disconnect Seen Between Smartphone Industry, Schneiderman Over Anti-Theft Agreement

The companies have agreed to provide a free preloaded or downloadable anti-theft tool on smartphones sold in the U.S. after July 2015.

04/16/2014

Some families use surveillance cameras to stay connected even when they are far apart. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Some Families Use Security Cameras For More Than Just Safety

These days, in-home security cameras are being used for more than just safety. New technology has made it easier for families to stay in touch than ever before.

04/15/2014

"Frozen" dresses being sold at a huge price increase on online auction sites (credit: CBS 2)

With Official ‘Frozen’ Merchandise In High Demand, Some Parents Hope Kids ‘Let It Go’

Some parents are coughing up as much as $1,000 for “Frozen”-themed dresses on eBay and similar sites because the items are largely sold out.

04/15/2014

Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a Town Hall Meeting  (file/credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Christie Calls For Changes To State Pensions, Wants Realty Transfer Fees Tossed

Gov. Chris Christie’s town hall meeting in Somerset on Tuesday focused on the state budget.

04/15/2014