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Newark public schools stage a sit-in. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Public School Students Protest District Reform Plan

the students sat down in a meeting room Tuesday and did not get up until Wednesday morning. They then took their protest to the front of the school’s headquarters.

05/21/2014

Marie Jacobs, of Brooklyn, says she paid thousands of dollars to a Catholic travel agency that disappeared. (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Woman Says Fly-By-Night Catholic Travel Agency ‘Duped’ Her

A Brooklyn woman is accusing a travel company of scamming her after she paid thousands of dollars toward a trip to the Holy Land, but didn’t go anywhere.

05/19/2014

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American Archaeologist Claims To Have Found Remnants Of Shipwrecked Santa Maria

An American archaeologist says he’s located what’s left of the famous vessel, lying in the ocean since 1492.

05/14/2014

Beyonce and Jay Z at at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)/Solange at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Standard Hotel Decries Video Leak Of Jay-Z, Solange Altercation

The Standard Hotel in New York City says it is investigating the leak of a security video that appears to show Beyonce’s sister, Solange, attacking Jay-Z.

05/13/2014

Brooklyn Prom Dresses

Brooklyn High School Seniors Win Prom Dresses, Accessories

A group of community organizations offered students some help Monday, lightening their financial load with free dresses, shoes and accessories for prom.

05/12/2014

Storm Clouds

Severe Storms Bring Floods, Knock Down Trees In Tri-State Area

Balmy temperatures befitting of mid-July gave way Saturday to severe thunderstorms that left trees and wires on the ground in some parts of the Tri-State Area.

05/10/2014

Bordentown Regional High School (Credit: CBS 2)

More Room Found For Students At Sold-Out New Jersey Prom

Bordentown Regional High School’s interim superintendent Joseph Miller said Wednesday that Adventure Aquarium has made space available for 50 additional students at next month’s party after an initial sellout created a ruckus at the school.

05/07/2014

Thousands of people brave high temperatures while practicing bikram yoga as part of the annual Mind Over Madness event in Times Square on June 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Federal Report: Climate Change Is Upon Us

Global warming is rapidly turning America the beautiful into America the stormy, sneezy and dangerous, according to a new federal scientific report. And those shining seas? Rising and costly, the report says.

05/06/2014

A construction crew works at the site of a future homeless shelter in the Flatlands sections of Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Residents Shaken Over Nearby Construction They Say Has Damaged Homes

Residents in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn say they’ve endured months of house-shaking construction related to the construction of a nearly 200-bed homeless shelter on East 45th Street.

05/05/2014

Newark Flooding

Heavy Rain Soaks Tri-State Area, Leaves Drivers Stranded In Floodwaters

Torrential rain left roads flooded and impassable, caused major traffic and transit delays, and even caused a mudslide Wednesday – and the rain was expected to persist to affect the Thursday morning commute.

04/30/2014

Robin Quivers, Howard Stern and Billy Joel speak at SiriusXM's Town Hall with Billy Joel hosted by Howard Stern at The Cutting Room on April 28, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

‘Piano Man’ Billy Joel Sits Down For Far-Reaching Interview

The 64-year-old Long Island native talked about public things like his monthly residency at Madison Square Garden, but he also got very intimate at times.

04/29/2014

Long Island Bird Strike

Birds Slam Into Windows, Leave Long Island Couple Lying Awake

It has been a full week of rude awakenings for a Long Island couple, who said their home has been under siege by a group of birds slamming into their windows over and over again.

04/28/2014

Researchers at Ohio State University asked couples to stick a pin in a voodoo doll when they became frustrated with their partners. (credit: CBS 2)

Study: Hunger Drives Arguments Among Spouses

Researchers at Ohio State University have found that people with low blood sugar are more likely to lash out at their partners.

04/15/2014

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Will April Showers Bring Any Flowers?

The flowers we normally see blooming this time of year aren’t, and the weather is largely to blame.

04/02/2014

Crews on Long Island have started preparing Jones Beach for the summer beach season.(Credit: CBS 2)

Crews Begin Preparing Long Island Beaches For Start Of Summer Season

Beach prep has started on Long Island. For the next seven weeks crews will be working hard to get Jones Beach ready for summer crowds.

04/01/2014

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