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Jun 14, 2011

Springsteen says Clemons’ health signs are “encouraging”

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rock star Bruce Springsteen confirmed on Tuesday that saxophonist Clarence Clemons of his E Street Band has suffered a serious stroke, saying Clemons’ “initial signs are encouraging” but he faces a long recovery.

Clemons, 69, who lives in Florida, fell ill over the weekend, according to sources on gossip and fan websites and Rolling Stone magazine. But representatives for the horn player known as “Big Man” had declined to disclose any information as to his condition.

May 22, 2011

Britain endorses Lagarde as new IMF chief

NEW YORK, May 21 (Reuters) – Britain endorsed French
Finance Minister Christine Lagarde as an “outstanding
candidate” for IMF chief on Saturday, the first G7 country to
officially back her as Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s successor.

Strauss-Kahn, who resigned as head of the International
Monetary Fund after being charged with trying to rape a hotel
housekeeper on May 14, is under house arrest and armed guard in
an apartment in New York’s financial district.

May 21, 2011

Strauss-Kahn under house arrest in New York

NEW YORK, May 21 (Reuters) – Former IMF chief Dominique
Strauss-Kahn remained under house arrest and armed guard on
Saturday in an apartment in New York’s financial district that
has become a tourist attraction.

Strauss-Kahn, who was released from jail on Friday, was
expected to stay in the apartment in Manhattan for a few days
until permanent housing could be found, as he defends himself
against charges of raping a maid in a New York hotel.

May 21, 2011

Strauss-Kahn hidden inside New York safe house

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn spent his first night out of jail since his arrest on attempted rape charges, inside a Manhattan safe house on Saturday, well-hidden from the media gathered outside.

Held under round-the-clock armed guard after being freed on bail on Friday, Strauss-Kahn, 62, was expected to stay in the apartment in New York’s financial district for a few days until a more permanent home can be found for him during what are likely to be lengthy legal proceedings.

May 9, 2011

New York nabs 46 bus, taxi drivers for license fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dozens of drivers, including taxi and bus operators, have been arrested on charges of fraudulently obtaining commercial driver’s licenses in a crackdown following a deadly Bronx bus crash, New York authorities said on Monday.

Investigators used facial recognition technology to find and arrest 46 commercial drivers who got more than one license by using aliases, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement.

Mar 28, 2011

New York daycare provider sentenced in infant drowning death

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A day-care provider was sentenced on Monday to one to three years in prison for the 2009 death of an 11-month-old baby who drowned in a bucket of water while his caretaker was asleep.

Krystal Khan, 30, had taken the over-the-counter medication NyQuil which she knew could make her drowsy, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement.

Feb 16, 2011

Gem tones sparkle and shine at NY fashion shows

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Recession-rattled shoppers are not likely to splurge on amethysts or rubies, but designers are waging that consumers will buy jewel-tone fashions to satisfy their craving for luxury as they start to spend a little more.

Gem colors weighed heavily on the runways at New York’s Fashion Week, where designers are previewing their looks for next fall and winter. The biannual event wraps up on Thursday.

Jan 28, 2011

Report calls for expansion of Kennedy, Newark airports

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport must be expanded and redesigned to handle the area’s growing transportation needs, according to a new report.

The number of airline passengers in the New York region is expected to surge to 150 million by 2030 from 104 million passengers last year, said the report by the Regional Plan Association, an urban research group. The report was made public on Thursday.

Jan 27, 2011

Snow blankets Northeast, NY vows to improve clean-up

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Northeast dug out of yet another winter storm on Thursday that pummeled the region with unexpectedly heavy snowfall, making January the snowiest month in New York in more than 85 years.

In Central Park, 19 inches of snow fell overnight in the storm that forced airports and schools to close. The wet snow fell at dizzying speeds during the height of the storm, as much as three inches per hour, said Weather Channel meteorologists.

Jan 27, 2011

Record snow again buries Northeast

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Northeast dug out of yet another winter storm on Thursday that pummeled the region with unexpectedly heavy snowfall, making January the snowiest month in New York in more than 85 years.

In Central Park, 19 inches of snow fell overnight in the storm that forced airports and schools to close. The wet snow fell at dizzying speeds during the height of the storm, as much as three inches per hour, said Weather Channel meteorologists.