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Shocking Murder Of Two Cops In Brooklyn Grips City As Christmas Approaches

The shocking murder of two NYPD officers has gripped the city, just days before Christmas.

12/21/2014

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NYCLU Seeks Release Of Grand Jury Evidence In Eric Garner Case

The NYCLU wants the evidence made public in the grand jury’s decision to not indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo and plans to fight for it in court on Friday.

12/18/2014

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Judge Weighing Whether To Make Garner Grand Jury Proceedings Public Pulls Himself Off Case

The judge weighing whether to make the Eric Garner grand jury proceedings public has pulled himself off the case.

12/17/2014

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans Fracking In New York Over Health Concerns

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration prohibited fracking in New York Wednesday citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.

12/17/2014

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City Council Bills Take Aim At Drones In NYC

Two City Council members are planning to introduce separate bills targeting the private use of drones in New York City.

12/17/2014

Two lieutenants were attacked during a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, Dec. 13. (Credit: Chris Nooney; CBS2)

Police Announce $12,000 Reward After 2 Lieutenants Assaulted During Garner Protest

A video showing a clash between protesters and police on the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday is now a key piece of evidence in an investigation.

12/16/2014

A vehicle exits the entryway to Sony Pictures Entertainment in Los Angeles, on December 4, 2014.  (credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Sony Hackers Reference 9/11 Attacks, Threaten Theaters During Upcoming Premiere Of ‘The Interview’

The group also released a trove of data files: what they called the beginning of a “Christmas gift.” But GOP, as the group is known, included a message warning that people should stay away from places where “The Interview” will be shown, including the upcoming premiere. Referencing 9/11, it urged people to leave their homes if located near theaters showing the film.

12/16/2014

President Barack Obama addresses troops at New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Dec. 15, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Obama Thanks Troops In New Jersey Ahead Of Holidays

Obama observed the end of combat operations in Afghanistan by visiting U.S. troops at New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The base has been a launching point for deployments to Afghanistan.

12/15/2014

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NYC Council Takes Steps To Monitor Police Conduct In Wake Of Eric Garner Case

The New York City Council will formally direct the NYPD inspector general to investigate how the agency tracks, monitors and addresses abusive police conduct.

12/10/2014

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SantaCon Organizers Hire Lawyer Amid Mounting Opposition

New York City’s annual bar crawl featuring thousands of red suits and red faces is set for Saturday.

12/10/2014

Vehicles slow for tolls before crossing the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Consumers Paying The Price For Truck Toll Hikes

While, as of this past Sunday, many drivers are paying up to $14 to cross the George Washington, Bayonne and Goethals bridges, the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and the Outerbridge Crossing, the cash toll for 18-wheelers is now $114.

12/10/2014

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Mayor De Blasio Announces Tentative Deal With 8 Unions

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city has reached contract agreements with a coalition of eight unions representing almost 12,000 city employees who are supervisors in the police, fire, correction and sanitation departments.

12/09/2014

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N.Y., N.J. Take First Step In Reforming Port Authority Following Bridgegate Scandal

Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey have taken what they call a first step in reforming the Port Authority after the bridge scandal.

12/09/2014

The Empire State Building towers over the Manhattan skyline on Feb. 13, 2012 in New York City. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Councilman Looks To Turn Out Lights On Some Commercial Buildings

City Councilman Donovan Richards is proposing a bill that require some unoccupied commercial buildings to go dark.

12/09/2014

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NY Attorney General Schneiderman Asks Cuomo To Probe Deaths By Police

New York state’s attorney general has asked the governor to authorize his office to investigate deaths at the hands of police following the public outcry over the killing of an unarmed Staten Island man.

12/08/2014

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