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Prosecutors Go After Builders on Construction-Site Safety

12 hours 46 min ago
As construction accidents have surged, Manhattan prosecutors are pushing to bring criminal charges against builders they say have sacrificed worker safety for profits.

U.S., Russia Discuss Syria Cooperation Plan

13 hours 19 min ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are meeting Friday in a bid to complete a deal on increased cooperation in Syria.

Report: Startup Used iPhone Bug to Allow Spying

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 19:02
Security researchers say a little-known Israeli startup exploited previously unknown bugs in Apple’s smartphone software to help foreign governments spy on their citizens.

Donald Trump's Mixed Signals on Immigration Roil Campaign

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 18:53
Donald Trump’s mixed signals about easing his plan to deport all illegal immigrants are dividing his closest allies and prompting warnings he could lose core supporters if he abandons the signature issue of his campaign.

Clinton and Trump Ramp Up Intensity of Attacks

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 18:40
Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump delivered searing indictments of one another, trading charges of racism and corruption, setting the tone for a bitter fight until the election.

Son of Russian Lawmaker Convicted in Hacking Case

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 18:35
A federal jury in Seattle convicted Roman Seleznev of 38 of 40 counts in an indictment that charged him with the theft and sale of more than 2.9 million credit-card numbers.

Hailing a Cab Just Got a Lot Easier

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 18:00
Taxi ridership drops in New York City as app-driven car services take a big bite of the market.

Burden of Health-Care Costs Moves to the Middle Class

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 17:24
Rising out-of-pocket health care costs, combined with slow economic growth and years of tepid wage growth, pose risks for an economy in which consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of overall output.

Crime-Fighting Planes in Baltimore Funded by Houston Philanthropists

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:43
Houston-based philanthropists Laura and John Arnold say they personally provided $360,000 to bankroll a recently disclosed aerial-surveillance program that began in Baltimore in January.

Zika's Spread Pushes Testing Labs to Expand Capacity

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:26
Health officials are rushing to expand the Zika diagnostic testing ability in the nation’s network of public laboratories, after a survey found that capacity could fall short of demand in a significant outbreak.

FCC Makes Few Big Changes in Media-Ownership Rules

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:18
The Federal Communications Commission released a long-delayed update of its media-ownership rules with few substantive changes, prompting renewed criticism from broadcasters and others.

U.S. Government Cuts Off New Funding for ITT Tech

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:12
The Obama administration took steps Thursday that could effectively force the closure of one of the nation’s largest for-profit college chains, banning ITT Technical Institute from enrolling new students who receive federal aid.

Hulk Hogan Wins Another Round Against Nick Denton

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 14:03
A bankruptcy judge sided with former wrestler Hulk Hogan and denied a bid by Gawker Media founder Nick Denton to lease his Manhattan loft.

U.S. Durable-Goods Orders Rebounded in July, Jumping 4.4%

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 07:04
Demand for long-lasting factory goods rebounded in July—with durable-goods orders leaping 4.4%—in a sign the manufacturing sector could continue to stabilize in the second half of the year.

Hillary Clinton Calls for Rule Exemptions for Small Banks

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 07:04
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton laid out a plan to reduce the regulatory burden on community banks while making clear that Wall Street banks should expect no similar reprieve.

Trump Adds to Confusion on Immigrants

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 05:12
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump proposed contradictory immigration policies, saying in a broadcast interview that it would be “a very, very hard thing” to deport illegal immigrants who have been in the country for decades.

New FBI DNA Analysis Leads to More Matches in Database

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 04:04
Bureau scientists have adopted a new method of analyzing DNA samples, generating thousands of fresh potential leads in cold cases from the world’s largest genetic database of suspects.

Chelsea Clinton Plans to Stay on Board of Family Foundation

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:47
The Clinton Foundation is considering exceptions to its plan to stop accepting corporate and foreign donations and reduce family involvement as a way to insulate Hillary Clinton from potential conflicts of interest if elected president.

Manhattan's Little-Known Swimming Oasis

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:29
Yorkville’s John Jay Pool, built in 1940, is a ‘local gem’ to its regulars.

Underdogs Take a Shot in Race for NYC Mayor

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:26
Josh Thompson and Michel Faulkner have little name recognition, experience in elective office or financial backing, but both are challenging Bill de Blasio.

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