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New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Medical Examiner: Police Chokehold Killed Eric Garner, Death Ruled A Homicide

The medical examiner’s office said a chokehold by police officer caused death of Staten Island man.

4 hours ago

Mayor De Blasio With Rev. Al Sharpton At Roundtable On Police-Community Relations (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sharpton’s Harsh Words For Mayor Make Some Experts Wonder Who’s In Charge

Mayor Bill de Blasio was on the defensive Friday evening, after allowing the Rev. Al Sharpton to come to City Hall and lay down the law about how policing should be handled in the wake of the police custody death of Eric Garner.

7 hours ago

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Can’t Shake Questions About Moreland Commission

Meanwhile, Rob Astorino is demanding to know what the panel found and where the evidence has gone.

07/30/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks on signing the paid sick leave bill into law on March 20, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Feeling Sick? More New Yorkers Can Start Using Paid Sick Leave

The paid sick leave law, which went into effect on April 1, covers employees who work more than 80 hours during a calendar year in New York City.

07/30/2014

De Blasio Budget Proposal May 8 (CBS 2)

De Blasio On ‘Poor Doors:’ Future Development Should Have ‘Equal Approach’

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that he voted for a Riverside Boulevard development that will include a separate door for low-income tenants only with the idea of increasing affordable housing in mind.

07/29/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

Financial Control Board Gives NYC’s Finances A Thumbs-Up

A state board said Tuesday that it believes New York City’s finances are in good shape.

07/29/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Eric Garner’s Family Renews Call For Federal Takeover In Police Custody Death Investigation

Relatives of a man who died in police custody earlier this month told Staten Island’s district attorney Monday that they want federal investigators to take over the probe into his death.

07/28/2014

FILE -- A person dressed as Spider-Man entertains a crowd in Times Square. (Credit: CBS 2)

Calls For ‘Rigorous Licensing’ After Costumed Characters Arrested In Times Square

The calls for regulating costumed street performers have grown louder after police said five masked characters were arrested in Times Square over the weekend.

07/28/2014

Pope Francis  (credit: Luca Zennaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Archdiocese: No Confirmation Of 2015 Philly Papal Visit

There is still no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world’s Roman Catholics next year in Philadelphia, the archdiocese said Friday in response to a report that the archbishop had said Francis would come.

07/25/2014

A mysterious white flag is seen on top of the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Administration Orders Security Overhaul After Brooklyn Bridge Flags Incident

For security reasons officials would not disclose the precise nature of the upgrades or exactly where they will be instated.

07/24/2014

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Queens Borough President, De Blasio Oust 8 Queens Library Trustees

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz sacked eight library trustees who were opposed to firing the $392,000 library head Thomas Galante.

07/24/2014

The mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino (R) poses with New York city mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife Chirlane McCray (2ndL) and their children Dante and Chiara at the balcony of Rome's city hall before their meeting on July 20, 2014. (credit: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Talks Migration With Pope Francis’ Top Aide

De Blasio met Monday with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, during his family trip to Italy.

07/21/2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton rallies with the widow and mother of Eric Garner, 43, who died in police custody on Staten Island. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Community Furious As Investigation Continues In S.I. Man’s Death In Police Custody

Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo has been stripped of his gun and shield as the NYPD continues to investigate the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner.

07/19/2014

A collection of lighted prayer candles surround a Yankee cap on Bay Street as a tribute to Eric Garner, who died after arguing with police and being put in a choke-hold. (Credit: WCBS 880's Peter Haskell)

De Blasio Promises Full Investigation Into Death Of S.I. Man While In Police Custody

Eric Garner, who police said was arrested for selling untaxed cigarettes, was put in a choke hold after police say he resisted arrest.

07/18/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Puts Off Family Vacation For One Day

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has postponed his much-discussed family vacation to Italy by a day.

07/18/2014

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