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  • NY Senate To Weigh NYC Off-Track Betting Rescue

    NY Senate To Weigh NYC Off-Track Betting Rescue
    The state Senate has been called back to consider a rescue plan next week for the financially troubled New York City Off-Track Betting Corp., although the enterprise plans to shut down Friday. Senate Democratic leader John Sampson said bipartisan support...
  • Off-Track Betting Rescue Plan Rejected By State Senate; Closures And Layoffs Looming

    Off-Track Betting Rescue Plan Rejected By State Senate; Closures And Layoffs Looming
    Off-track betting sites in New York are facing closure after the state Senate rejected a plan to rescue the operations that bring in nearly $1 billion a year in wagers. OTB chairman Lawrence Schwartz had proposed a state rescue plan for the New York City...
  • Fl. Police Chief Steps Down As NYC Leads Protests Over Trayvon Martin Killing

    Fl. Police Chief Steps Down As NYC Leads Protests Over Trayvon Martin Killing
    With a protest Thursday night in Sanford, Florida, led by Rev. Al Sharpton and a rally with Trayvon Martin's parents Wednesday evening in Union Square, New Yorkers are leading an outcry against the handling of the unarmed Florida teen's killing....
  • Former Governor Nominated To MTA Board

    Former Governor Nominated To MTA Board
    Since leaving the Governor's office, David Paterson has had a seat behind a radio microphone -- until now. Paterson announced Monday that he has been nominated to a position on the MTA Board. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo named Paterson to fill a spot...
  • Former Gov. David Paterson On Being Appointed To The MTA Board

    Former Gov. David Paterson On Being Appointed To The MTA Board
    Fmr. Gov. David Paterson was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sit on the MTA Board. This is an unpaid position and he would replace Nancy Shevell. Gov. Cuomo investigated Paterson while he was attorney general for the World Series Ticket Scandal and...
  • All on US Airways plane are safe -- within 5 minutes of crash landing

    All on US Airways plane are safe -- within 5 minutes of crash landing
    After a stricken US Airways jet made an extraordinary emergency landing in the Hudson River on Thursday, a flotilla of commuter ferries, water taxis and other boats plucked all 155 passengers and crew -- many shivering as they stood on the plane's wings...
  • Lizz Winstead brings 'Wake Up World' to Steve Allen Theater

    Lizz Winstead brings 'Wake Up World' to Steve Allen Theater
    Lizz Winstead is on a roll. "I heard Pat Buchanan saying that one of the reasons John McCain lost the election was that Sarah Palin was too pretty. Uh, clearly it was her jarring beauty that cost the Republicans the White House. No doubt people said,...
  • Percy Sutton dies at 89; civil rights attorney represented Malcolm X

    Percy Sutton dies at 89; civil rights attorney represented Malcolm X
    Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, has died. He was 89. Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for New York Gov. David Paterson,...
  • Junk-food tax idea is gaining weight

    "Sin taxes" on cigarettes have turned out to be the most effective weapon in the campaign to reduce smoking. Why not try it on Flamin' Hot Cheetos, vanilla Coke and Twinkies? With increasing vigor, public health experts and think tanks are calling for...
  • Filling Senate vacancies

    Filling Senate vacancies
    Recent news stories have outlined two routes that governors might follow to fill their home states' vacancies in the U.S. Senate: They can pick someone with a beloved family name, as New York Gov. David Paterson has reportedly been considering with...
  • California's missing online money

    California's missing online money
    Californians pay the nation's highest sales taxes, yet by one measure they still don't pay enough. Unless taxpayers come forward on Wednesday in an outpouring of guilt or good citizenship and send the Franchise Tax Board last year's 7.25% sales tax on...
  • Marriage ban is not a 'wedge issue'

    In "Voters will decide on gay marriage,” California Democratic strategist Garry South describes the ballot measure to ban gay marriage as "part of a decades-old strategy by California conservatives to use a wedge issue to mobilize support during a...