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The 86th Street station cavern mezzanine level slab, looking north on Oct. 13, 2014. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

Second Avenue Subway Hits Key Milestone With Completion Of 86th Street Station Shell

The cavern for the 86th Street station was completed on time, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Thursday.

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One of two fires damaged in a fire in Paterson, NJ on Dec. 18, 2014. (credit: Rebecca Granet/1010 WINS)

4 Homes Damaged In 2 Separate Fires In Paterson

Firefighters are battling two fires that have ignited four homes in Paterson.

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Seen At 11: The Science Of Shopping: What’s Behind Our Buying Compulsions

While you’re shopping for the holidays, you may find it hard to resist the urge to buy for yourself.

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FILE -- A gamblers plays a slot machine at Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn.  (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Panel Recommends Casinos For Sullivan, Schenectady And Seneca Counties

Three upstate counties have been selected as sites for casinos in New York, bringing an end to a fierce competition among 16 developers and job-hungry communities.

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President Obama discusses U.S. and Cuba policy shift (CBS 2)

Obama: Time To Boost Travel, Commerce With Cuba

President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests.

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Hackers have now used a 9/11-style threat in an effort to punish Sony for the movie 'The Interview.' (Credit: CBS2)

Sony Calls Off Release Of ‘The Interview’ After Threat; Has No Other Plans For Film

The hacker group calling themselves Guardians of Peace threatened moviegoers Tuesday and theaters showing the movie with violence reminiscent of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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A man fell several stories down an elevator in this building on Cromwell Avenue in the Bronx on Wednesday, Dec. 17. (Credit: CBS2)

Man Falls Several Stories Down Elevator Shaft In The Bronx

An elderly man was injured Wednesday when he fell several stories down an elevator shaft in the Bronx.

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Rabbinical Student Released From Hospital After Stabbing Inside Brooklyn Synagogue

A rabbinical student was released from the hospital Wednesday, about eight days after being stabbed by a man who was later shot and killed by police in a Brooklyn synagogue.

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Avon catalogs are on display outside an Avon store February 3, 2003 in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Avon To Pay $135 Million After Unit Admits To Bribing Chinese Officials

Avon Products Inc. will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after its China unit pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing officials there.

12/17/2014

Flu Shot (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Flu Bug Hits Long Island Hard

The flu bug is hitting Long Island hard this year and the number of reported cases since October have more than tripled over last year.

12/17/2014

Rapper Bobby Shmurda performs on stage at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2014 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 30, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Power 105.1)

Rapper Bobby Shmurda Arrested In Narcotics, Shootings Probe

New York rapper Bobby Shmurda was arrested at a Midtown recording studio Wednesday, following a long-term NYPD investigation related to narcotics and shootings.

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Activists of Pakistan civil society hold candles for the victims of an attack by Taliban gunmen on an army-run school in Peshawar, in Karachi on December 17, 2014. Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif and Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani vowed to fight "terrorism and extremism" together, a day after Taliban militants killed 148 people at a Pakistani school. AFP PHOTO / Asif HASSAN        (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Pakistani Communities Mourn Deaths In Taliban Attack On School

A group of Pakistanis on Long Island gathered to condemn the violence and to plead for help for innocent Pakistanis

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Scales of justice (credit: ClipArt.com)

Former Hempstead Town Deputy Finance Commissioner Sues Over Firing

An attorney for a 21-year veteran deputy finance commissioner for the Town of Hempstead announced a legal claim Wednesday, alleging that age, sex and ethnic discrimination were the reason he was fired.

12/17/2014

Misspellings on a sign outside of a Paterson school may have cost the principal her position. (Credit: CBS2)

Misspelled Sign May Have Cost Paterson Principal Her Position

Some serious misspellings on a school sign may have cost a principal her position.

12/17/2014

FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Man Found Stabbed To Death In East New York Building

A man was found stabbed to death early Wednesday in an East New York, Brooklyn building.

12/17/2014

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New York City Protest Against Police Violence

New York City Protest Against Police Violence

Protesters took to the streets of New York City on Dec. 13, 2014 to express outrage over the grand jury decisions not to indict the officers involved in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases.

SantaCon Pub Crawl Invades Midtown

SantaCon Pub Crawl Invades Midtown

Hundreds of so-called Santas have made their way to Midtown Manhattan Saturday for the annual SantaCon pub crawl.

Demonstrations Over Recent Grand Jury Decisions In Police Shooting Deaths Continue

Friday Night Eric Garner Protests

Demonstrators gathered for a third night, protesting the grand jury’s decision in the Eric Garner case.

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