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The world headquarters of General Motors in Detroit (Photo credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

GM Recalls 1.3 Million Vehicles Over Power Steering Defect

General Motors is recalling 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. because the electronic power-steering assist can suddenly stop working.

03/31/2014

Henry Hudson Bridge (file/credit: Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Toll Evasion Up Nearly 800 Percent On Cashless Henry Hudson Bridge

One in three drivers who receive a bill in the mail never pay it, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

03/31/2014

The world headquarters of General Motors in Detroit (Photo credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

General Motors Recall Expanded To Include 824,000 Vehicles

The recall extends to all model years of the Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Pontiac G5, Solstice and Saturn Ion and Sky models in the U.S.

03/28/2014

Phelps Lane Park Playground in the Town of Babylon (credit: Town of Babylon)

LI Grandmother Battling With Town Of Babylon Over Parking Sticker

Susan Greenspan lives in Seaford but babysits for her young granddaughters at their Babylon home. She argued the children’s residency – not hers – should be the determining factor in granting a resident permit.

03/28/2014

Wine Bottles (file/credit: Clip Art)

Brutal Winter Has Made For Disaster For Upstate Winemakers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a disaster in 19 upstate New York counties where the severe winter has caused severe damage to vineyards.

03/28/2014

Entenmann's

Entenmann’s To Close Plant In Bay Shore, Long Island

Long Island is poised to lose a landmark, as Entenmann’s closes its Bay Shore plant this summer and shifts production to other facilities.

03/27/2014

Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn) (file/credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Malloy Signs Nation’s First Law To Institute $10.10 An Hour Minimum Wage

The state legislature passed the measure on Wednesday. Under the law, the minimum wage will increase annually until it reaches $10.10 an hour in 2017.

03/27/2014

Weight-loss drug alli  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Weight-Loss Drug Alli Over Tampering Concerns

A popular weight loss drug is being pulled from U.S. and Puerto Rico retailers over tampering concerns.

03/27/2014

A new emergency notification system could save lives and reduce response time during school shootings. (Credit CBS 2)

‘Cop Sync’ System Could Greatly Reduce Police Response Time During School Emergencies

Keeping kids safe at school is a challenge for administrators everywhere and it has some looking beyond the traditional 911 system to new cutting edge, potentially life saving, technology.

03/25/2014

Homer Lee serves a ice cream cone May 12, 2004 at Dairy Queen in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Dairy Queen Taken To Task For Suggestion That Staten Island Is Not NYC

Dairy Queen announced Tuesday that it will soon open its first Manhattan location – and some have taken issue with the dessert chain’s characterizing the move as its “official entry into New York City.”

03/25/2014

FILE - Cans of Four Loko are seen in the liquor department of a Kwik Stop store. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Four Loko Agrees Not To Promote Product With Anyone Underage

New York is among 20 states that have reached agreement with the makers of the fruit flavored malt beverages Four Loko, meant to ensure marketing through social media isn’t aimed at underage drinkers.

03/25/2014

Hobby Lobby Protest

Protesters Turn Out As U.S. Supreme Court Hears Hobby Lobby Case On Birth Control Coverage

Protesters came out in full force Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case pitting employers’ religious beliefs against the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate.

03/25/2014

Port Elizabeth in Newark, New Jersey (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Dockworkers Protest Hiring Freeze At Ports Of Newark, Elizabeth

The Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor said the Longshoreman didn’t live up to a pledge to set aside jobs for veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

03/25/2014

Lainie's Way toy store staying open after community fundraising effort (credit: Facebook/Lainie's Way)

Donations Help Save LI Toy Store In Danger Of Closing

Lainie’s Way toy store in Port Jefferson has been in business for nearly 11 years. They sell educational games and art projects that are hard to find in big box stores.

03/25/2014

Gas Pump (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Suffolk Lawmaker Wants More Notification Of Price Discrepancies At Gas Pumps

The proposal would require the price difference be clearly displayed on every automated pump screen and give motorists the opportunity to opt out of the higher credit/debit price.

03/25/2014