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A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Changes To Mammogram Reports In New Jersey Take Effect

Dr. Nancy Cappello launched the Are You Dense campaign after getting a clean mammogram but later learning she had cancer.

05/01/2014

FILE - Students in a classroom (credit: CBS 2)

IBM To Launch Tech Academy In Norwalk This Fall

A new six-year program is opening up to high school freshmen in Norwalk. This fall, 100 students will be selected as the inaugural class.

05/01/2014

The SkineePix apps makes users appear 5 to 15 pounds thinner than they are. (credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: ‘New You’ Apps Make Prettier Selfies

A handful of new smartphone apps are allowing people to appear prettier, younger, even thinner in photos.

04/30/2014

Researchers have used stem cells from pigs to rebuild functional human muscle. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Scientists Use Stem Cells To Grow Functional Human Muscle

Growing new muscle could be a huge boon to thousands of soldiers wounded in IED attacks. It could also help accident and trauma victims as well as those injured in sports.

04/30/2014

Credit-card machine (file/credit: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Manhattan DA: Hale & Hearty Soup Worker Used Job To Aid Identity Theft, Fraud Ring

Eleven defendants were indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and arraigned in State Supreme Court later Wednesday on identity theft, fraud, grand larceny and forgery charges.

04/30/2014

A man uses a ticket machine at a Long Island Rail Road station. (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Board Expected To Approve Ticketing App For Metro-North, LIRR Customers

After nearly two centuries of using paper tickets, the commuter lines are going high tech.

04/29/2014

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (file/credit: Comptroller's Office)

State Comptroller: NYC’s Tech Sector Growing Quickly, Pays Well Above City Average

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said high-technology jobs have been growing four times faster than the rest of the city’s economy the past four years and paid an average 2012 salary of $118,000, about 50 percent higher than the citywide average.

04/29/2014

Metro-North Railroad

MTA Votes To Expedite Safety Effort On Metro-North, LIRR Trains

The agency approved an additional $11.3 million contract to speed up the retrofitting of hundreds of Metro-North and LIRR coaches for Positive Train Control.

04/29/2014

Using the phone (File Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Woman Calling NJ TRANSIT Customer Service Reaches Dating Line Instead

The transit agency surrendered the number in question in 2008. The phone company apparently reassigned it.

04/24/2014

Police respond to a 911 hoax at a home on Laurelton Boulevard in Long Beach, Long Island, on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

FBI Joining Probe Of Long Island ‘Swatting’ Hoax Call

Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said more than 60 heavily armed officers went to a home Tuesday after they had received a fake call that someone killed his mother and brother there.

04/23/2014

A balloon used to take aerial photographs on Manhattan. (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Architecture Firm Uses Balloon Rigged With Cameras To Survey Manhattan Building Heights

A private architecture firm was conducting a height survey of buildings in Manhattan on Sunday.

04/20/2014

New Haven line commuters wait for a train. (credit: CBS 2)

Metro-North To Begin Work To Increase Power Supply For New Haven Line

The railroad has been beefing up its power supply system since a Con Ed feeder cable blew out in Mount Vernon late last September. Service came to a screeching halt on the New Haven line for nearly two weeks.

04/18/2014

Smartphone (file/credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Con Artist Says He Made $10,000 A Day In Telephone ‘Grandparent Scam’

The 31-year-old con man in federal custody is currently awaiting sentencing in California for his role in the grandparent scam.

04/17/2014

911 operator (file/credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk To Get Coordinated Public Safety Communications System

Suffolk is following in the steps of New York City and Nassau County, which have both recently made improvements to their systems.

04/17/2014

A woman uses her cellphone on a subway platform in Chelsea. (credit: Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Encryption Services Protect Smartphones From Hackers

We rely on our smartphones for just about everything. But just like a computer, they can be easily hacked.

04/16/2014