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Nov 21, 2014

NYC pays former fast-food worker $437,000 to settle Big Mac glass case

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) – A former McDonald’s Corp
worker accused and later cleared of putting glass shards
in a police officer’s hamburger will be paid a $437,000
settlement by the city of New York, authorities said on Friday.

Albert Garcia, who was working the grill at a McDonald’s in
the Bronx, was arrested in 2005 after New York Police Officer
John Florio accused him of putting broken glass in his Big Mac,
Garcia’s attorney said.

Nov 21, 2014

NYC pays ex-fast-food worker $437,000 to settle Big Mac glass case

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) – A former McDonald’s worker
accused and later cleared of putting glass shards in a police
officer’s hamburger will be paid a $437,000 settlement by the
city of New York, authorities said on Friday.

Albert Garcia, who was working the grill at a McDonald’s in
the Bronx, was arrested in 2005 after New York Police Officer
John Florio accused him of putting broken glass in his Big Mac,
Garcia’s attorney said.

Nov 21, 2014

Residents battle worst snow in memory in New York state

Nov 20 (Reuters) – The death toll from the worst snow in
memory in western New York has risen to at least 10.

Some areas of New York state along the Great Lakes had
around 2 feet (60 cm) of new snow on Thursday on top of
accumulations as deep as 5 feet from earlier in the week.

Nov 21, 2014

Residents battle worst snow worst in memory in New York state

Nov 20 (Reuters) – The death toll from the worst snow in
memory in western New York has risen to at least 10.

Some areas of New York state along the Great Lakes had
around 2 feet (60 cm) of new snow on Thursday on top of
accumulations as deep as 5 feet from earlier in the week.

Nov 21, 2014

Residents in western New York call snow worst in memory

By Ellen Wulfhorst

(Reuters) – Fresh snow fell on Thursday in snowbound western New York, where longtime residents described the blast of winter weather as the worst in memory.

At least eight deaths were blamed on the storm.

Some areas of New York state along the Great Lakes had nearly 2 feet (60 cm) of new snow on top of accumulations as high as 5 feet (1.5 metres) from earlier in the week.

Nov 20, 2014

Snow to keep falling in paralyzed western New York another day

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Snowbound residents of western New York awoke to as much as another foot of accumulation on Thursday with possibly another 30 inches (76 cm) expected, meteorologists said.

At least eight deaths have been blamed on the wintry blast.

Snow and below-freezing temperatures were forecast to continue through midday Friday, the National Weather Service said on its website.

Nov 5, 2014

Republicans prevail in big, bitterly fought governor races

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republicans governors triumphed in key races on Tuesday in the political heavyweight states of Florida, Michigan and Wisconsin, joining the partisan tide that gave Republicans control of the U.S. Senate.

In races shaped by voters’ worries about the uneven economic recovery, Republicans won the governor’s posts in the Democratic strongholds of Massachusetts, Maryland and President Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois, according to projections.

Nov 5, 2014

In big U.S. governors’ races, Democrat takes Pennsylvania

NEW YORK, Nov 4 (Reuters) – A Democratic challenger toppled
the Republican governor of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, one of the
first blows to incumbents among the three dozen races for
governors.

Businessman Tom Wolf was declared the winner by NBC over
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, one of several incumbents who
struggled in their campaigns to defend their fiscal policies and
keep their jobs.

Nov 5, 2014

Polls begin closing as dozens of governors’ races to be decided

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The first returns in three dozen U.S. governors’ races on Tuesday trickled in from eastern states after a day in which an uncertain economic recovery in many states weighed heavily on voters’ minds.

More than a dozen gubernatorial elections were considered too close to call, and several incumbents were struggling to defend their fiscal policies and keep their jobs, experts said.

Nov 4, 2014

U.S. governors seeking re-election face dissatisfied voters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than 30 U.S. governors’ races will be decided on Tuesday, with more than a dozen considered too close to call and a large number of incumbents struggling to defend their economic policies as they seek to remain in office.

Hot-button issues from gun control to abortion restrictions and healthcare figure in some races.