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Feb 25, 2015

New Jersey man admits stealing $1 million from family in fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New Jersey man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing $1 million from his great-aunt and great-uncle by persuading them to invest their retirement savings in a high-risk, money-losing investment venture, officials said.

Khawaja Saud Masud, 37, must pay $500,000 in restitution and will be deported to Pakistan, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement.

Feb 25, 2015
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New York City and Jewish leaders reach deal on circumcision health risks

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(An ultra-Orthodox Jewish father (C) holds his son before his circumcision in Jerusalem September 24, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

New York City has reached a tentative agreement with local rabbinical leaders regarding the Jewish circumcision ritual of direct oral suction in an effort to minimize health risks to infants, officials said on Tuesday.

Feb 25, 2015

New York, Jewish leaders reach deal on circumcision health risks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City has reached a tentative agreement with local rabbinical leaders regarding the Jewish circumcision ritual of direct oral suction in an effort to minimize health risks to infants, officials said on Tuesday.

The agreement aims to address health dangers associated with the ritual metzitzah b’peh, or MBP, which has been linked to a form of herpes that can be extremely risky to babies, city officials said.

Feb 12, 2015

Fashion Week arrives in New York, bringing designers, fans, money

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York’s biannual Fashion Week opens on Thursday bringing hundreds of millions of dollars to the city and outweighing the economic benefits of the U.S. Open, the Super Bowl or the New York City Marathon.

The scores of designer fashion shows, big-spending celebrity clients and lavish parties generate an annual economic impact of $887 million, according to a newly released analysis by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Feb 3, 2015

Snow batters Northeast U.S. for second time in week

NEW YORK/BOSTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – A deadly winter snowstorm
was forecast to lift on Monday night after walloping the
Northeastern United States, forcing the delay of Boston’s Super
Bowl victory parade and snarling air traffic at several major
airports.

The second major storm in less than a week pummeled
residents from New York City to Boston with snow, freezing rain
and gusty winds. Weather conditions were a factor in at least 10
deaths, including some in the Midwest where the storm hit
heavily on Sunday into Monday.

Feb 3, 2015

Snow smashes northeastern U.S. for second time in week

NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) – A record breaking winter storm walloped the northeastern United States on Monday, burying Boston to force the delay of its Super Bowl victory parade and leaving behind more than a foot (30 cm) of snow in the Chicago area.

The second major storm in less than a week pummeled residents from New York City to Boston with snow, freezing rain and gusty winds, and was blamed for at least four deaths.

Feb 2, 2015

Snowstorm blasts Northeast U.S. for second time in a week

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A huge winter storm hit the northeastern United States on Monday, the region’s second snowy blast in less than a week, after leaving more than a foot (30 cm) of snow in the Chicago area.

The storm pummeled millions of morning commuters with freezing rain, snow and gusty winds from New York City to Boston.

Feb 2, 2015

Northeast braces for second major snowstorm in a week

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A huge storm headed on Monday for the northeastern United States, the region’s second wintry blast in less than a week, after dumping more than a foot (30 cm) of snow in the Chicago area.

Forecasts ranged from 3 to 6 inches (8 to 15 cm) of snow in New York City, where millions of commuters faced freezing rain during the morning rush hour, to a foot (30 cm) for Boston.

Jan 29, 2015

NYC public defenders in video advocate killing police, city finds

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Attorneys at a New York City public defenders office participated in an online video that advocated the killing of police officers, featuring the lyrics “time to start killing these coppers,” a city investigation disclosed on Thursday.

The video “Hands Up,” which shows singers pointing guns at someone portraying a police officer, was released shortly before the deadly ambush on Dec. 20 of two New York City officers by a gunman angry over police killings of unarmed black men.

Jan 28, 2015

Blizzard hits Boston and New England, spares New York despite forecasts

BOSTON/NEW YORK, Jan 27 (Reuters) – A powerful blizzard
struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving
some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of
snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents
who had braced for a significant blast.

Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in
eastern New England, possibly setting a record snowfall in
Boston. At Logan International Airport, 23.3 inches (59.2 cm) of
snow was on the ground early evening, swept higher in parts by
strong winds.