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 UN confirms Israel, Hamas agree to unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Friday

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Newark Liberty International Airport (file/credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Some U.S. Bound Air Travelers Will Have To Power Up Cell Phones To Get Past Security

Passengers headed to the United States can expect to encounter tighter security. The move comes amid the growing threat of terrorists sneaking a new type of bomb onto a flight.

07/06/2014

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, 2014 (Credit: Rebecca Granet/1010 WINS)

Millions Watch Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

The Macy’s fireworks show returned to the East River this year after spending the past five years on the Hudson.

07/04/2014

People watch fireworks light up the sky over New York City on July 4, 2013 in Weehawken, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Communities Across Tri-State Ready For Fourth Of July Celebrations

Communities across the Tri-State area are getting ready for July Fourth festivities, but the threat of wet weather has forced some to alter their plans.

07/03/2014

Fans' mood turned sour Tuesday at the U.S. ended up losing its eliminating World Cup match to Belgium. (Credit: CBS 2)

World Cup Fans Go Home With Heads Hanging As U.S. Loses To Belgium

Tim Howard did his best to keep the Belgians at bay, deflecting shot after shot. He kept the game scoreless until it went into extra time, but fans were dejected as Team USA went on to lose.

07/01/2014

Sinkhole in the Bronx (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Gets Action After Bronx Neighbors Say Sinkhole Complaints Fell On Deaf Ears

The sinkhole posed a serious danger to drivers and repeated complaints were made, but neighbors said nothing was being done about it.

06/27/2014

Traffic on the George Washington Bridge on Nov. 18, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Woman Claims Employer Punished Her For Reporting Traffic-Related Anxiety

A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit, alleging that her commute home made her sick. The woman also claimed her bosses fired her after her doctors diagnosed her with a unique disability.

06/26/2014

A male fisher, a member of the weasel family, has been scurrying around the Bronx. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mystery Solved For Strange Animal Found Scurrying Around The Bronx

For months, a weird unidentified animal has been spotted roaming the streets of one neighborhood in the Bronx. The mystery about the creature has been solved at last, and the animal could soon help the city’s rodent problem.

06/25/2014

A stabbing victim walked into a McDonald's in Queens with a knife sticking out of his back on June 24, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Stabbing Victim Walks Into Queens McDonald’s With Knife In His Back

The incident occurred around 10 a.m. Tuesday at the McDonald’s on Sutphin Boulevard and 91st Street in Jamaica.

06/24/2014

Elected officials and the families of Wellington Gavin and Erikson Villa call for fencing around the water at Starlight Park in the Bronx. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Community Calling For Action At Bronx Park After Drowning Deaths Of Teen Cousins

The family of 13-year-old Wellington Gavin and 13-year-old Erikson Villa are expected to be at a news conference Monday afternoon with State Sen. Ruben Diaz to highlight safety concerns at Starlight Park.

06/23/2014

Funeral for James "Uncle Jimmy Mack" McNair. (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Gather In Peekskill To Pay Tribute To Comedian James McNair

Funeral services were held Thursday for a comedian killed in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan and others.

06/12/2014

Kevin Roper appears in court on June 11, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Kevin Roper, Driver Charged In Tracy Morgan Crash, Pleads Not Guilty

The truck driver charged in the fatal crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people pleaded not guilty at an initial court appearance Wednesday.

06/11/2014

1994 Bay Ridge Fatal Crash Site

Family Pleads For Hit-And-Run Driver To Come Forward 20 Years Later

Donna Blanchard and her 4-year-old daughter were killed by a hit-and-run driver on June 7, 1994.

06/10/2014

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Tracy Morgan poses at Mount Airy Casino Resort February 1, 2014 in Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bill McCay/Getty Images for Mount Airy Casino Resort)

Actor, Comedian Tracy Morgan Injured In New Jersey Turnpike Crash; Truck Driver Charged

State police said actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is in intensive care after the limousine bus in which he was riding in was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.

06/07/2014

More than 30 people have been injured in an overnight fire on Staten Island on June 5, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Kids Tossed From Window To Escape Staten Island Blaze That Injured 34

Two young children were tossed out a window from a burning building into the arms of neighbors below after a fire broke out Thursday on Staten Island, injuring more than 30 people.

06/05/2014

Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez Returns To The Block For Free Concert In The Bronx

Thousands of people packed the Bronx for Jennifer Lopez’s first performance in her hometown borough.

06/04/2014

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