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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 …


Playgrounds of NYC fostered NBA superstars

NEW YORK – Bernard King remembers the rugged battles under the basket, trading elbows and shoves for a precious rebound. Every possession was important because losing meant leaving the court.


Cities with most jobs have least-affordable homes

WASHINGTON – It’s the new career trade-off: Around the country, areas with the stronger job markets increasingly have some of the costlier homes. And areas with the more-affordable homes lack …


Bin Laden son-in-law convicted at NYC terror trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law has been convicted in New York of conspiring to kill Americans by serving as al-Qaida’s spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks.


UPDATED: Wed., March 12, 2014, 8:25 a.m.

New York police: Multiple deaths in building explosion

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City apartment building has exploded in huge flames and billowing black smoke, leading to the collapse of at least one building and 16 …


Indictment in 1978 heist seen in ‘Goodfellas’

More than 30 years after the crime, a reputed mobster was indicted Thursday in the $6 million Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport that was dramatized in the Martin Scorsese movie …


Appeals court: NYC’s big-soda ban unconstitutional

NEW YORK — New York City’s crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice. An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the city’s Board of Health exceeded its legal authority …


Sandy plunges NYC into darkness

Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City, flooding its tunnels, subway …


There’s a bit of everything on Broadway this fall

Stars, stars, stars It wouldn’t be Broadway these days without A-list celebs, and this season has lured Pacino, Holmes, Paul Rudd, Jessica Chastain and Alec Baldwin. Returning Broadway veterans include …


Cell service arrives in NYC subway

NEW YORK — It was the one place that New Yorkers could go to get away from singing cellphones, beeping BlackBerries and torrents of tweets. And now it’s disappearing.


Obama: New York flyover was ‘a mistake’

President Barack Obama says it was a mistake for one of his official airplanes to be sent zooming past the New York City skyline for a publicity photo shoot.


Rare snow blankets Southeast U.S.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A potent March snowstorm blanketed much of the Southeast with snow Sunday before barreling toward the Northeast, where officials prepared snowplows and road salt for a wintry …