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Tech-oriented New York grad school opens

The city’s quest to make itself a legitimate rival to Silicon Valley as a high-tech hub has long bumped up against some harsh realities, among them the fact it hasn’t …

Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. American attacked, Sept. 12, 2001

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9:34 a.m.

NYC tries fencing in often-violent Caribbean celebration

NEW YORK – Before sunrise Monday, tens of thousands of costumed, paint-slathered revelers will gather on the streets of Brooklyn for a joyous Caribbean celebration rooted in emancipation. This year, …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

Firefighters battle large fire in NYC’s Tribeca neighborhood

Lower Manhattan has filled with acrid smoke from a large fire in a building just a few blocks from the World Trade Center.

UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 10:33 a.m.

NYC latest city to cut back on ties with Wells Fargo

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer said Wednesday they will vote as members of the city’s Banking Commission to bar city agencies from renewing or expanding existing contracts …

UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:58 p.m.

The cities where college grads can find jobs without going broke

In a recent report from the real-estate website Trulia and the job posting site Indeed, researchers crunched the numbers on what college grads are likely to face when it comes …

UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:37 p.m.

Learjet registered in Montana strikes New York building and crashes, killing 2 crew members

A jet struck a building and crashed while trying to land at a small airport near New York City on Monday, killing two crew members and sparking a fire that …

NYC house fire kills 5, including 3 children

Investigators are scouring for clues about what sparked a deadly, fast-moving house fire in New York City that killed five people, including three children, on a sunny spring afternoon.

UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:37 p.m.

DNA leads to arrest in murder of jogger in Massachusetts

DNA evidence is being credited with finding the man authorities say killed a New York City woman who was out running near her mother’s Massachusetts home last summer.

New York police set to deploy 1,200 bodycams around the city

The New York Police Department is set to deploy the first body cameras to officers around the city after resolving some of the thorniest issues on when to switch on …

NYC officials abandon subway trash bin ban experiment

NEW YORK – Faced with too much trash in one of the world’s biggest – and arguably dirtiest – subway systems, New York transit officials tried an unusual social experiment. …

Huckleberries: When Coeur d’Alene was the toast of the Big Apple

Thirty years ago, the city of Coeur d’Alene was the toast of New York City. On Jan. 14, 1987, civic and civil rights leaders gathered in New York’s historic City …

Secrets of a Big Apple Greeter: Tips for first-timers in NYC

As a native New Yorker, a licensed city tour guide and a volunteer Big Apple Greeter, I’ve answered lots of questions from tourists over the years. Among them: “Is it …

Conor McGregor KOs Eddie Alvarez to take second UFC belt at MSG

Conor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez in the second round to win the UFC lightweight title and become the first two-class champion in the promotion’s history. Tyron Woodley defeated Stephen …

UFC loads 3 title fights under bright lights of NYC debut

UFC storms into New York with perhaps the most loaded card in the promotion’s history. Conor McGregor fights UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205 …

1 firefighter dies, 9 other firefighters and 6 police officers hurt in NYC explosion

New York City’s fire commissioner says a blast that took the life of a battalion chief also injured nine other firefighters and six police officers.

Feds test bomb remnants of New York blast that injured 29

NEW YORK– Investigators scrambled Sunday to find out who planted a bomb that rocked a bustling New York City neighborhood, scouring shrapnel, forensic traces and surveillance video for any link …

Police: Man with meat cleaver attacks NYC officer, gets shot

NEW YORK – Police chased a man wielding a meat cleaver through midtown Manhattan Thursday, then shot him on a crowded street after he hacked the face of an off-duty …

Kanye West’s weekend pop-up stores in NYC, 20 other cities

Kanye West fans waited in line overnight in lower Manhattan on Friday for the chance to buy pieces from a new clothing line centered on the rapper-turned-fashion mogul’s latest album.

Detectives question man in slayings of NYC imam, associate

Police detectives investigating the slayings of an imam and his associate have detained and questioned a man as part of an attempt to identify a vehicle seen leaving the scene …

Friends call imam slaying a hate crime; police say no motive

The daylight slaying of a mosque leader and his associate set off fear and anguish Sunday among Bangladeshi Muslims in a New York City neighborhood, with some saying the killings …

Running scared: 2 slayings reinforce female runners’ fears

The slayings over the past week of two women who had gone running in New York City and rural Massachusetts just reinforce the fears of many female athletes and help …

NYC mayor signs gender-neutral bathroom bill into law

Single-occupant restrooms at restaurants, bars and other public places in New York City will all be gender-neutral under a new law signed Tuesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Strike looming at Macy’s New York store

Workers at Macy’s flagship store in New York City are threatening to strike if there is no new contract by a midnight deadline.

Alleged Islamic State sympathizer arrested on terror charge in New York

A New York City man rejected twice trying to enter the United Kingdom after his camouflage clothing, nunchakus and Islamic State flag images on his cellphone raised suspicions was arrested …

Michael Bloomberg drops big donation to Oregon candidate

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has dropped $250,000 into state Rep. Val Hoyle’s campaign for Oregon secretary of state, raising the stakes in what’s considered the hottest statewide …

5-cent charge for plastic bags set to be imposed in NYC

Every minute of every day, usually without thinking, thousands of New Yorkers reach across the counter at shops and supermarkets and accept a disposable plastic bag. The city’s sanitation department …

Seattle lands spot on top 10 densely populated U.S. cities

Seattle has cracked the top 10 most densely populated big cities in the United States for the first time in its history.

Hawks’ Thabo Sefolosha blames NYC police for ’significant injury’

Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha blames New York City police for causing a “significant injury” that knocked him out for the season. The backup forward sustained a fractured right lower …

G-Prep girls aren’t done, head to New York for elite tournament

The basketball season isn’t over yet for the Gonzaga Prep girls team. Gonzaga Prep, which captured a second straight State 4A championship earlier this month, has accepted an invitation to …