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Low-Flying Airplane (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Flying The Filthy Skies: New Research Shows That Bacteria Thrives In Airplane Cabins

Researchers exposed six airplane surfaces to both bacterias. The exposed surfaces included arm rests, leather seats, tray tables, seat pockets, window shades, and toilet handles.

05/20/2014

Vinny And Dawn Rongo And Their Sandy-Damaged Home

CBS 2 Exclusive: Sandy Victims Can’t Get Funds From Mortgage Company To Finish Repairs

It has been 19 months since Superstorm Sandy hit the Tri-State Area, but the rebuilding process has been painfully slow. Thousands have claimed they are being short-changed when it comes to getting the insurance money they need.

05/12/2014

Newark housing project where bed fell on toddler (CBS 2)

Girl, 3, Critically Injured By Falling Bed In Newark

A child was critically injured in Newark, N.J. Wednesday when a bed crashed down on top of her.

05/07/2014

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 29: Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC, which is scheduled to conclude August 30. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former N.J. Governor Tom Kean To Replace Condoleezza Rice As Rutgers Commencement Speaker

Rutgers University says former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean will deliver the commencement address at this month’s graduation ceremony.

05/05/2014

Surveillance photo of an attack on a Jewish boy in Williamsburg (Credit: CBS 2)

Jewish Families In Williamsburg Fearful After 2 Separate Attacks On Young Boys

Two attacks within days of each other have Jewish parents in Williamsburg worried about the safety of their children.

05/01/2014

Monkey picture labeled 'Jimmy's baby picture' that was posted on bulletin board of Town of Hempstead highway department facility in Levittown. (credit: Handout)

Town Official: Hempstead Highway Worker Target Of ‘Disgusting Act of Racial Hatred’

Officials said a photo of a monkey labeled “Jimmy’s baby picture” was found on a bulletin board at a Hempstead highway facility in Levittown.

04/29/2014

Rep. Michael Grimm (Credit: Charles Norfleet/
Getty Images Entertainment)

Prosecutors To File Charges Against Rep. Michael Grimm For Alleged Campaign Finance Violations

The House Ethics Committee announced in 2012 that Grimm was under investigation for possible campaign finance violations. That committee said it would defer its inquiry because of a separate Department of Justice investigation.

04/25/2014

(Credit: CBS 2)

Westchester County In Hot Water Over Affordable Housing Settlement

Federal authorities are turning up the heat on the county, threatening to once again withhold additional millions in grant money for allegedly not complying with a 2009 housing settlement.

04/24/2014

Crowds line up at the New York State Pavilion on April 22, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Thousands Show Up To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of ‘World’s Fair’

They lined up by the thousands, just like they poured onto the grounds on this day back in 1964. They carried their World’s Fair identification cards, and so many memories.

04/22/2014

Kevin Edson in Boston Municipal Court on April 16, 2014. (credit: WBZ-TV/CBSBoston.com)

Kevin Edson, Man Charged In Boston Marathon Suspicious Backpack Hoax, Sent For Psychiatric Evaluation

Kevin “Kayvon” Edson had a court appearance Wednesday on charges of threatening battery, possession of a hoax explosive device, threats to commit a crime and other charges.

04/16/2014

A surveillance image of a suspect in the shooting that wounded Gama Droiville, 13 (inset) in Brooklyn on Monday, April 14. (Credit: CBS 2/NYPD/Droiville Family)

Suspect Sought After Boy, 13, Shot In The Head In Brooklyn

Gama Droiville, 13, was waiting for the bus with his aunt and cousin when police said a gunman opened fire on the sidewalk.

04/15/2014

Frazier Glenn Cross, accused of killing three people outside of Jewish sites near Kansas City, is seen in police custody, April 13, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Authorities Say Hate Motivated Kansas City Shooting At Jewish Center

Frazier Glenn Cross, of Aurora, Mo., was booked into Johnson County jail on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder after the attacks Sunday in Overland Park.

04/14/2014

Oscar Hernandez is on a slow road to recovery following injuries sustained in the East Harlem explosion on March 12 (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Who Lost Wife, Daughter In Harlem Blast Clings To Hope Of Son’s Recovery

Jose Cecelia Hernandez’s 16-year-old son who was critically wounded in the blast is now on a slow road to recovery.

04/02/2014

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC shows a page on the HealthCare.gov website indicating that the site is too busy for the amount of traffic. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Affordable Care Act Projected To Meet Enrollee Goal

The Obama administration says a new technical problem briefly prevented last-minute users from signing up on the government’s health insurance website.

03/31/2014

A new emergency notification system could save lives and reduce response time during school shootings. (Credit CBS 2)

‘Cop Sync’ System Could Greatly Reduce Police Response Time During School Emergencies

Keeping kids safe at school is a challenge for administrators everywhere and it has some looking beyond the traditional 911 system to new cutting edge, potentially life saving, technology.

03/25/2014

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