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  • Ten on Tuesday: Back to Basics

     
    In speeches yesterday in Ohio that marked the start of the closing stretch, Obama returned to his lofty call for revival and change, while McCain "touted his experience" and the "tried-and-tested tactic of portraying his Democratic rival as a......
  • Friday morning 10: Still the economy, stupid

     
    Obama named Rahm Emanuel as his chief of staff and faced pressure to begin dealing with the economy immediately, with Larry Summers and Timothy Geithner rising to the top of the Treasury Dept. list. After rising on his win......
  • Tuesday Ten: Vetting Bill, dithering in Albany

     
    Bill Clinton's complicated global financial affairs and his presidential foundation seem to be the biggest barrier to Hillary's cabinet prospects, as the Obama team begins a massive vetting process. A Jobs Bank that pays laid off auto workers for......
  • New pension tier for the NYC uniforms: Fight is on

     
    Proposals to cheapen pensions for future New York City uniformed employees -- pushed this week by Gov. David A. Paterson at Mayor Michael Bloomberg???s urging -- are gaining their share of buzz on Long Island. Thousands of Nassau and......
  • Ten stories for Tuesday: Blago, Hillary, Caroline

     
    Obama is expected to report on his transition team's contacts with Blagojevich today. He kicked off his Christmas break in Hawaii with a round of golf. Beach pictures of shirtless O, posted here, are making a splash. Hillary is......
  • Happy New Year -- Nine for '09

     
    The ball has dropped. The revelers are gone. The first babies are born. Dry trees move outside. Diets begin. The calendar is flipped. In other words, time to face forward. Here are nine big topics guaranteed to sober you......
  • State Opens Probe Into LIRR Disability Payments

    Attorney General Andrew Cuomo launched an investigation into published reports disclosing that career employees at the Long Island Rail Road routinely received disability payments from an obscure federal agency though many remain healthy enough to play...
  • FBI Renews Search of Suspected Mob Burial Ground

    One day after the discovery of what may be the remains of a human body at an East Farmingdale site believed to be a mob burial ground, FBI agents renewed their search again Tuesday. Thirteen agents and two backhoes worked to clear a previous search...
  • LIRR Head Calls For Disability System Overhaul

    NEW YORK - Saying she could not stand idle as Long Island Rail Road employees continue to abuse a flawed pension system that grants disability benefits to nearly anyone who applies, railroad president Helena Williams yesterday called for widespread...
  • Cuomo: LIRR disability program badly overseen

    OLD WESTBURY, N.Y - Attorney General Andrew Cuomo castigated the agencies that had oversight over the Long Island Rail Road's pension system at a hearing Monday into possible abuse of the system. "It was a bad program design to begin with, and [had]...
  • Man Slashes Self at LIRR Station

    WYANDANCH, N.Y. - A man who was slashing himself with a razor at the Wyandanch train station this morning was subdued by police as he tried to enter a Penn Station-bound train, a spokesman for the Long Island Rail Road said. Around 6:06 a.m., a witness...
  • 4 Commuters Hurt in LIRR Train 'Bump'

    Two Long Island Rail Road trains bumped into each other while leaving Jamaica station during the morning rush on Wednesday, resulting in four minor injuries and subsequent delays of more than an hour, the LIRR said. A railroad spokesman said service...