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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (second from right) announces that thousands of new bulletproof vests are going to NYPD, Nassau and Suffolk police. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Thousands Of Officers In NYC Area To Get Bulletproof Vests, Officers In NJ To Get Settlement From Defective Vests

It’s a big day for law enforcement agencies in New York and New Jersey when it comes to bulletproof vests.

08/06/2014

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Tri-State P.F. Chang’s Locations May Have Been Hit By Data Breach

The nationwide P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain has been hit with a security breach involving credit and debit card data, and two Tri-State Area locations have been affected.

08/04/2014

Police arrest Susan Porfido-Gibson following an alleged drunk driving incident in Toms River. (Credit: CBS 2)

Cops: Toms River Mother Came Home To Drunk Babysitter, Crying Toddler

Police in New Jersey say a mother came home from work to find her child crying next to his babysitter who had apparently passed out drunk.

08/04/2014

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OKCupid Admits To Manipulating User Data, And It’s Not Alone

The dating site OKCupid this week became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another.

07/29/2014

Carts outside of a Target store. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Survey: Back-To-School Shopping Kicks Off 2 Months Before School Starts

Believe it or not, back-to-school shopping has already begun. Parents are getting the chore out of the way early, to take advantage of sales and make sure they get the goods before retailers sell out.

07/29/2014

The Theradome hair restoration helmet. (Photo: Theradome Company)

Seen At 11: The Hair Helmet

Millions of Americans suffer from hair loss and they spend millions of dollars on treatments to restore their hair. But now technology is opening the door to a new non-surgical, non-invasive option that you can use in your own home.

07/25/2014

FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Public Advocate Letitia James Calls For Stepped Up Action Against Sex Assaults On Subways

James is seeking better training for police officers, tougher sentences for offenders and are calling for more cameras to be installed in subway cars.

07/25/2014

FILE - An illustration of some major United States credit cards (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Scammers Look To Cash-In On Tourists During Busy Summer Travel Season

The summer travel season is in full swing and scammers are busting out new tricks to take advantage of tourists.

07/23/2014

Morton Williams Fresh Marketplace Logo (Mortonwilliams.com)

Morton Williams Supermarket Boycotts Turkish Food Products In Support Of Israel

“We will lift our own boycott of Turkish products when [Prime Minister] Erdogan changes his anti-Semitic course,” said CEO Morton Sloan.

07/23/2014

Some banks are offering smartphone apps that allow customers to "lock" their debit cards between uses. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Smartphone Apps Serving As ‘Lock’ For Credit, Debit Cards

A growing number of banks are now offering a variety of the “credit lock” apps in an effort to combat the stealing and hacking of card numbers.

07/21/2014

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Resentment Brews Among Some Williamsburg Residents As Starbucks Sets Up Shop

There is a new resident in Williamsburg, and not everyone is celebrating. A Starbucks opened on Union Ave and Ainslie Street, on Monday morning.

07/21/2014

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Could Online Key Duplicators Make It Easier For Home Break-Ins?

Camera phones and cyberspace are making it easier to make copies of your keys without ever stepping foot inside a hardware store.

07/19/2014

Young people, ages 10 to 13, have been holed up inside at "Camp Kids 'n Comedy"  in the basement of the Gotham Comedy Club for two weeks -- four hours a day. (Photo: CBS 2)

Unique Summer Camp Offers Creative Kids A Chance To Do Stand-Up Comedy

There’s an unusual type of summer camp for kids underway right now, and, there’s definitely something funny going on.

07/18/2014

A Malaysia Airlines plane.  (Credit: ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Airlines Altering Routes After Malaysia Airlines Flight Downed

But now, with nearly 300 killed in Friday’s crash in eastern Ukraine, frequent flyers say they’ll check their flight paths online and hope airlines rethink routes over hot spots.

07/18/2014

Your average cellphone case isn't just used to protect your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy anymore. (Photo: CBS 2)

Latest High-Tech Trend: Do-It-All Smartphone Cases That Literally Do It All

If you need a bottle opened, or a tool to fix your bike, many people are turning to an unlikely source — their smartphone case. They are not just for cellphone protection anymore.

07/18/2014