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A study found most forms of parental involvement led to little or no improvement in children’s test scores and overall academic performance. (Credit: CBS 2)

Manhattan School Rolls Out New Homework Plan, But Does It Get A Passing Grade?

A public school in Manhattan is trying a new approach to homework. It involves assigning less and getting parents involved more.

03/13/2015

Palcohol, powdered alcohol. (Credit: CBS2)

NY Senator Fighting To Ban Powdered Alcohol, Cites Health And Safety Concerns

A controversial new powdered alcohol has been approved by the federal government, but now some states want it banned.

03/12/2015

Students on Long Island competed in an annual egg drop. (Credit: CBS2)

Long Island Kids Learn About Science, Engineering With Annual Egg Drop

Some kids on Long Island got a chance to take part in a fun competition and learn about science at the same time.

03/11/2015

Cardinal Edward Egan waves before Timothy Dolan's Mass of Installation at St. Patrick's Cathedral April 15, 2009. (credit: Susan Watts-Pool/Getty Images)

Mourners Say Final Farewell To Cardinal Edward Egan During Funeral Mass At St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Cardinal Edward Egan was eulogized from the Fifth Avenue pulpit where he once preached.

03/10/2015

Journalist Brian Williams hosts onstage at The Lincoln Awards: A Concert For Veterans & The Military Family presented by The Friars Foundation at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on January 7, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for The Friars Club)

Report: Brian Williams Was Not Liked By Colleagues, Wanted To Become Comedy Host

New revelations about Brian Williams appeared in a New York Magazine article released this past weekend, including that the anchorman wanted to be a comic host and was even willing to leave NBC to do it.

03/09/2015

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NYC’s Last Classical Sheet Music Store Shuts Its Doors

The last store dedicated to selling classical sheet music has closed its doors.

03/06/2015

Tweet by NYPD deputy commissioner that drew criticism (Credit: CBS2)

NYPD Deputy Commissioner’s Tweet Draws Ire On Social Media

Legal experts say the department is trying a new way to get their message out, but it tripped over its own tweet.

03/04/2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit 7.0 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on September 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

NYT: Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account As Secretary Of State

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have violated a federal act by using a personal email account for official business.

03/03/2015

Police on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh on Feb. 27, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Off-Duty NYPD Detective Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Sprain Brook Parkway

Police said a Honda Civic was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the parkway when it hit a Honda Pilot head-on, killing 46-year-old Paul Duncan of Hartsdale.

02/27/2015

A federal criminal complaint against three Brooklyn men accused of trying to leave the country to join ISIS. (Credit: CBS2)

FBI: 3 Brooklyn Men Arrested For Attempting To Join ISIS, Plotting Terror Attacks In U.S.

FBI agents arrested three Brooklyn men for allegedly attempting to travel abroad to join the terror group ISIS, with one man agreeing to kill President Obama if ordered to, according to authorities.

02/25/2015

Officers respond to a credit union in New Britain, Conn. on Feb. 23, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Police Source: Conn. Man Forced To Wear Bomb-Like Device During Bank Robbery

Police in New Britain, Connecticut on Monday encountered a man with what appeared to be a bomb strapped to his body at a credit union, after uncovering an alleged robbery plot.

02/23/2015

Residents and lawmakers have unanswered questions about a pending mini-casino in Nassau County. (Credit: CBS2)

State Lawmaker Proposes Legislation To Block OTB Gaming Parlors On Long Island

A state lawmaker is introducing new legislation to prohibit the Off-Track Betting Corporation from building gambling parlors on Long Island.

02/23/2015

Edgar Morales was sentenced for his role in the shooting death of a young girl at a christening in 2002. (Credit: CBS2)

Gang Member Sentenced In 2002 Shooting Death Of 10-Year-Old Girl

A gang member convicted in the killing of a 10-year-old girl at a christening learned his fate during a sentencing hearing on Friday.

02/20/2015

Rudy Giuliani (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Democrats Blast Giuliani For Questioning President Obama’s Love Of Country

Democrats are assailing former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning President Barack Obama’s love of country.

02/19/2015

Door that was fixed at the LaGuardia Houses following an investigation by CBS2 (Credit: CBS2)

Door Fixed At Site Of LES Slashing Attack Following CBS2 Investigation

Residents said they are grateful that the door is finally fixed but they said there are plenty of other problems with the building.

02/17/2015

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