SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – In tracking down illegal weapons, the smoking gun may not be a gun at all.
Bullets are one thing Sacramento Police Detective Greg Halstead can count on to root out weapons that otherwise would be impossible to find. They are also largely missing from the gun control debate in Washington.
Jan 9 (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged to
enact the strictest assault weapons ban in the United States and
outlaw all high-capacity magazines in one of the first
state-level reactions to the massacre of school children in
“Gun violence has been on a rampage as we know firsthand and
we know painfully,” Cuomo said on Wednesday in his annual State
of the State address, in which he committed New York to leading
the country in enacting new gun control laws. “We must stop the
madness, my friends. And in one word it’s just enough. It has
, Dec 25 (Reuters) – Christmas has helped the
grieving Connecticut town of Newtown cope a little better with
the shooting tragedy earlier this month, and allowed some people
to finally smile.
Though more somber than a typical Christmas, the holiday has
given Newtown a respite from the mourning. All the funerals for
the victims have concluded.
(Reuters) – Cautious educators and police locked down schools at the first hint of trouble on Monday as nervous parents sent their kids back to school for the first time since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Educators fearful of “copycats” or troublemakers who might phone in empty threats grappled with how to respond and whether to discuss Friday’s shootings with children.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two companies are driving up prices for tourists in New York City by running an illegal monopoly in the $100 million market for hop-on, hop-off bus tours, state and federal antitrust authorities said in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.
Twin America LLC, a joint venture of former rivals Coach USA Inc and City Sights LLC, violates competition laws and should be dissolved, according to the suit filed in Manhattan federal court.
NEW YORK, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Two companies are driving up
prices for tourists in New York City by running an illegal
monopoly in the $100 million market for hop-on, hop-off bus
tours, state and federal antitrust authorities said in a lawsuit
filed on Tuesday.
Twin America LLC, a joint venture of former rivals Coach USA
Inc and City Sights LLC, violates competition laws and should be
dissolved, according to the suit filed in Manhattan federal
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City began rationing gasoline on Friday for the first time since the energy shortages of the 1970s, seeking to ease a fuel crisis in the U.S. Northeast brought on by devastating Superstorm Sandy.
The former hurricane that hammered the East Coast on October 29 killed at least 120 people and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage or economic losses.
NEW YORK, Nov 9 (Reuters) – New York City drivers will wake
up on Friday to the first widespread gas rationing since the
fuel crisis of the 1970s, as the U.S. Northeast struggles to
recover from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy and a
After a difficult commute Thursday night that saw heavily
armed police trying to quiet crowds at area bus and train
stations, New Jersey authorities are adding free buses and
ferries Friday to try and ease commutes that have been four and
five times longer than normal all week.
Riverhead, NEW YORK (Reuters) – Damage from Superstorm Sandy to the electricity system in the U.S. Northeast exposed deep flaws in the structure and regulation of power utilities that will require a complete redesign, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.
But at least some members of one utility oversight panel later fired back, saying it was the governor who should take responsibility.
NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) – New York City and much of the
U.S. Northeast on Thursday dug out from a snowstorm that
hammered a region struggling to recover from the devastation of
Superstorm Sandy, as local governments expanded gasoline
rationing in the face of shortages that may last for weeks.
The unseasonably early winter storm dumped more than a foot
(30 cm) of snow on parts of Connecticut on Wednesday and
battered the region with 50 mph (80 kph) winds, plunging 300,000
homes and businesses back into darkness. Rides aboard crowded
trains were made more uncomfortable by the bulky coats, hats and
scarves freezing commuters had to wear.