NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City police said on Tuesday they identified the mother of a girl dubbed “Baby Hope,” whose body was found crammed inside a picnic cooler on the side of a highway more than 20 years ago.
The identity of the slain girl remained a mystery until police got a tip this summer from a woman who said she thought she knew Baby Hope’s sister.
(Reuters) – The super rich have one less thing to worry about, now that Neiman Marcus released its holiday catalog on Tuesday with gift suggestions topping $1 million.
His & Hers 2013, the most extravagant selection in this year’s Christmas Book, is an outdoor entertainment system – a giant-screen television that emerges from an underground storage place, speakers and hundreds of movies – listed at $1.5 million.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez, embroiled in a doping scandal, has sued Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig and accused them of trying to destroy his reputation and his career.
The embattled slugger, suspended for 211 games for using performance-enhancing drugs, claims the league and commissioner are engaged in “vigilante justice” and are interfering with his lucrative contracts and business relationships.
NEW YORK, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The New York City Opera filed
for bankruptcy protection on Thursday after announcing earlier
this week that it had failed to raise enough money to stay open
and would close its doors.
An urgent fundraising appeal by the 70-year-old company,
dubbed “The People’s Opera,” raised only about $2 million of the
$7 million it said it needed by the end of September.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York City Opera, established 70 years ago as “The People’s Opera,” said on Tuesday it was closing and filing for bankruptcy protection after failing to raise enough money to stay open.
The opera company had been hosting an urgent fundraising appeal, saying it needed to raise $7 million by the end of September to stay afloat.
Sept 25 (Reuters) – New Jersey residents spent less time
than usual at the shore this summer, staying away due to weather
and concern that businesses were closed after Superstorm Sandy,
according to poll results released on Wednesday.
The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press survey found 38
percent of residents spent less time at the Atlantic Ocean
seaside, 46 percent spent the usual amount of time, and 9
percent said they spent more time than usual there.
(Reuters) – Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a businessman and former Democratic National Committee chairman, holds a narrow lead in the race for Virginia governor against Republican Ken Cuccinelli, according to poll results released on Tuesday.
McAuliffe leads with 43 percent over Cuccinelli’s 38 percent among likely voters that include those undecided but leaning toward a candidate for November’s election, according to the survey by NBC4/NBC News and the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.
(Reuters) – A dozen people were killed in Monday’s shooting rampage at the Washington Naval Yard. The three women and nine men ranged in age from 46 to 73 and included retirees, parents, a bird lover and a divorcee.
Here are some details of their lives.
KATHY GAARDE, 62
The mother of two loved animals and nature, and she liked to help count bluebirds for a local wildlife refuge in her spare time, her family said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, who placed second in the Democratic primary, will concede to top vote-getter Bill de Blasio and avert a bruising runoff, local media reported on Monday.
Thompson planned to make an announcement at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT), according to sources cited by New York’s Daily News and NY1 television.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bill de Blasio, a liberal running against the policies of departing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, was tantalizingly close to clinching the Democratic nomination for mayor after storming back from fourth in the opinion polls a month ago.
De Blasio, the city’s public advocate, could avoid a runoff election if he surpasses 40 percent of votes cast in Tuesday’s primary. Unofficial results with some ballots yet to be counted showed him with 40.2 percent compared to 26.1 percent for former city comptroller Bill Thompson.