Archive for December, 2013

Justice Sotomayor to drop ball, not gavel, on 2014 Times Square countdown

NEW YORK Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:40pm EST U.S. Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor gestures to the audience after speaking at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, California January 28, 2013. CREDIT: REUTERS/ROBERT GALBRAITH (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court […]

by · December 29, 2013 · Domestic News, News

Suicide bomber kills at least 16 at Russian train station

BY SERGEI KARPOV VOLGOGRAD, Russia Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:20pm EST Interior Ministry members stand guard in front of the train station where a bomber detonated explosives in Volgograd December 29, 2013. CREDIT: REUTERS/SERGEI KARPOV (Reuters) – A suicide attacker set […]

by · December 29, 2013 · News, World News
Memories of Poe Park

Memories of Poe Park

In the summers of 1989 and 1990, I spent plenty of time hanging out at Poe Park. Located on the Grand Concourse between East 192nd St and East Kingsbridge Rd, the park is named after American author Edgar Allan Poe. […]

by · December 29, 2013 · Features, Local News, News, Special Sections

A lil bit of Christmas on Hunter Island, Orchard Beach

While taking our weekend walk through Hunter Island, we stumbled across something that made me smile. Mind you, this is in the woods, slightly off the beaten path. Hopefully it’ll be there a while so depending on the weather, we […]

by · December 28, 2013 · Local News, Uncategorized

Singapore has a problem-The working poor

By Kevin Lim SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Every day, through eyes clouded by glaucoma, Peter witnesses the spending power generated by Singapore’s economic success, knowing he can only afford to look. The 54-year-old shopping mall security guard is part of Singapore’s […]

by · December 28, 2013 · Features
California has achieved a strong, transparent carbon price

California has achieved a strong, transparent carbon price

  By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – As the clock winds down on the first year of California’s carbon trading market for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, state officials say

by · December 28, 2013 · Business, Science

U.S. Tax Court rules against MBA student seeking tuition tax break

BY PATRICK TEMPLE-WEST WASHINGTON Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:45pm EST (Reuters) – The U.S. Tax Court has dealt a setback to young MBA students with little work experience who try to claim their tuition costs as a tax-deductible business expense, lawyers […]

by · December 27, 2013 · Domestic News, News

American held by al Qaeda in Pakistan urges Obama for help

ISLAMABAD Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:06am EST (Reuters) – A U.S. development worker kidnapped in Pakistan by al Qaeda two years ago appealed to President Barack Obama to intervene and help negotiate his release, in a video released on Thursday. In a 13-minute […]

by · December 27, 2013 · News, World News

Utah officials suspect bald eagle deaths linked to die-off of shore birds

BY LAURA ZUCKERMAN Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:43pm EST (Reuters) – The tally of unexplained bald eagle deaths in Utah this month rose to 20 on Thursday as state wildlife officials looked for possible links to diseases suspected in a […]

by · December 27, 2013 · Domestic News, News

Philadelphia court overturns priest’s conviction in sex cover-up

Monsignor William Lynn walks from the courthouse as the jury deliberates in his sexual abuse trial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in this June 4, 2012, file photo. CREDIT: REUTERS/TIM SHAFFER/FILES BY DAVE WARNER PHILADELPHIA Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:22pm EST (Reuters) – […]

by · December 27, 2013 · Domestic News, News

Connecticut police to release Newtown massacre documents Friday

BY EDITH HONAN NEW YORK Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:39pm EST (Reuters) – Connecticut state police plan to release a trove of documents on Friday tied to their investigation of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year that […]

by · December 27, 2013 · Domestic News, News

China Expands into Antarctica

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will expand its presence in Antarctica by building a fourth research base and finding a site for a fifth, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday, as the country steps up its

by · December 27, 2013 · Business, World News

Sales during the 2013 U.S. holiday season grew from a year earlier

A man plays a violin in front of a shop window decorated with Christmas sales signs in Prague December 24, 2013. REUTERS/David W Cerny (Reuters) – Sales during the 2013 U.S. holiday season grew from a year earlier as retailers […]

by · December 27, 2013 · Business
Governor and Mrs. Spitzer End Marriage

Governor and Mrs. Spitzer End Marriage

Former New York State Governor and Democratic candidate for New York City Comptroller Eliot Spitzer speaks during his Democratic primary election night event in New York, September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Lott By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) – Former New York […]

by · December 27, 2013 · Local News

Philanthropist Edgar Bronfman president of the World Jewish Congress, died at his New York home on Saturday aged 84.

Seagram Company Limited President and CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. (C) is flanked by his father Edgar Bronfman (L) and uncle Charles Bronfmam as they arrive for the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Montreal, December 5, 2000. NEW YORK (Reuters) – […]

by · December 27, 2013 · World News