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University Researcher Studying Prevalence Of Distracted Walking

We hear all the time about distracted driving, but a new study found just how common it is for people to be distracted while crossing the street.

02/26/2015

Lacey Spears is accused of killing her son, Garnett, by feeding him lethal levels of salt. (Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office)

Lawyer In Murder Trial: Medical Treatment, Not Lacey Spears, To Blame For Son’s Elevated Sodium Level

Riebling said the prosecution’s failure to allege a motive “offends our senses.” He also accused police of botching the investigation, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.

02/26/2015

New York Daily News cover

Mort Zuckerman Exploring Possible Sale Of Daily News

Zuckerman says “there were no immediate plans to consider a sale,” but “we thought it would be prudent to explore the possibility and talk to potential buyers and/or investors.”

02/26/2015

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Saudi Man Convicted Of Conspiracy In ’98 US Embassy Bombings

A New York City federal jury returned the verdict Thursday in the case against Khaled al-Fawwaz. The monthlong trial delved into al Qaeda’s early days.

02/26/2015

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Organizers Of Queens St. Pat’s Parade Upset With MTA Over Planned Subway Track Work

Sunnyside’s annual St. Pat’s for All Parade will be held as planned Sunday, despite the fact that there will be no subway service through the neighborhood.

02/26/2015

SBA President Ed Mullins with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Feb. 26, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

City, Police Sergeants Union Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

The agreement authorizes 11 percent raises over the next seven years. It follows the pattern set by the teachers union, but, like other uniformed unions, it contains an additional 1 percent raise in its first year.

02/26/2015

Nautical Mile, Freeport, N.Y. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Travel Site Names Freeport, LI, And Asbury Park, NJ, Among 20 Coolest Towns In US

Freeport, Long Island and Asbury Park, New Jersey are among the top 20 coolest towns in America, according to the travel website Matador Network.

02/26/2015

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)

Judge Denies Request To Lower Bail For Rapper Bobby Shmurda

Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, is accused of shooting at his brother through the window of a Brooklyn barbershop in June, narrowly missing his target and other patrons, including two toddlers,

02/26/2015

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Appeals Court Says Preservation Commission Has Final Say In Hopper-Gibbons House Addition

Preservationists have won a court battle over a house that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad.

02/26/2015

NYPD officers hold a moment of silence for Officer Ed Byrne, who was gunned down his patrol car in 1988. (credit: NYPD)

De Blasio, NYPD Remember Slain Cop Ed Byrne On Anniversary Of His Death

On Feb. 26, 1988, Ed Byrne, a 22-year-old rookie cop, was assassinated as he sat in his squad car guarding a witness’ home.

02/26/2015

NYPD Officer Albert Mammon jumped in to help save a teenage swimmer in Florida. (credit: CBS2)

NYPD Officer On Vacation In Florida Helps Rescue Teen From Water

A New York City police officer was relaxing on a Florida beach last weekend when he suddenly found himself back in action.

02/26/2015

A French Bulldog (/file - credit: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)

American Kennel Club: French Bulldog Most Popular Pooch In NYC

The American Kennel Club announced Thursday that the flat-faced, bat-eared breed was the city’s most popular in 2014. The French bulldog displaced its cousin the bulldog in the top spot.

02/26/2015

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Loretta Lynch Nomination To Serve As Attorney General

The vote was 12 to 8, with three Republicans joining all committee Democrats in voting in favor of Lynch. She is also expected to win approval by the full Senate, though the timing is uncertain.

02/26/2015

Brian Gewirtz (credit: Handout)

Brooklyn Family Trying To Find Missing Autistic Man

Brian Gewirtz was last seen leaving his home on Coleman Street in Marine Park on Feb. 17. His family says Gewirtz is autistic and diabetic and needs medication.

02/26/2015

Emergency responders work to free a man under an R train on Feb. 26, 2015. (credit:  Instagram/theclairecolmar)

Man Survives After Being Trapped Under R Train In Brooklyn

The train rolled over the man at around 8:40 a.m. at the 4th Avenue and & Union Street stop.

02/26/2015