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Jan 6, 2015

N.Y. police arrest son in murder of hedge fund founder

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The son of a hedge fund founder was arrested on Monday and charged with the murder of his father, who was discovered shot to death in his New York apartment over the weekend, police said.

Thomas Gilbert, 70, founder of the Wainscott Capital Partners Fund, was found shot once in the head Sunday afternoon in the bedroom of his Manhattan apartment, police said.

Jan 5, 2015

N.Y. police question son in death of hedge fund founder

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The son of a hedge fund founder who was shot to death in his New York apartment over the weekend was questioned on Monday in connection with the incident, police said.

Thomas Gilbert, 70, founder of the Wainscott Capital Partners Fund, was found shot once in the head Sunday afternoon in the bedroom of his Manhattan apartment, police said.

Jan 5, 2015

‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star begins prison sentence

By Ellen Wulfhorst

(Reuters) – Teresa Giudice of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality television series surrendered on Monday to begin a 15-month prison sentence for fraud and hiding income to support a lavish lifestyle, according to her lawyer’s office and a prison spokesman.

Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe Giudice of Towaco, New Jersey, entered plea deals in U.S. District Court in March, admitting to bankruptcy fraud and lying to obtain loans.

Jan 2, 2015

New Jersey strip club of ‘Sopranos’ fame is broken into

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New Jersey strip club that served as the Bada Bing! lounge in the “The Sopranos,” a hit television series about a mob family, was broken into on Friday, police said, less than two weeks after it was the scene of an armed robbery.

The front glass door of the Satin Dolls in Lodi, New Jersey, was smashed sometime before dawn and its office door was pried open, according to the town’s police. Nothing was taken from the office safe.

Dec 22, 2014

Among the year’s oddest stories, animal tales were top dogs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It was the year of the family pet behaving badly: A dog got sick from eating dozens of socks and a puppy took the rap for driving the family car into a pond. Angry cats held their owners hostage on at least two occasions.

A review of the oddest Reuters stories of 2014 also offers numerous examples of less-than-virtuous human behavior. There was the hapless burglar whose criminal career came to a crashing halt when he left his Facebook page open in a house he was accused of robbing. And don’t forget the Texas man went to jail for urinating on the Alamo.

Dec 21, 2014

Gunman with possible revenge in mind kills two NYC police officers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gunman ambushed and fatally shot two New York City police officers on Saturday and then killed himself, police said, and a social media post indicated it may have been in revenge for the police chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

If the killings do turn out to have been motivated by the death of Eric Garner, they could inflame tensions over race and law enforcement that have dogged New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, sparked protests around the country and drawn in President Barack Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder.

Dec 21, 2014

Gunman with possible revenge in mind kills two NYC police officers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gunman ambushed and fatally shot two New York City police officers on Saturday and then killed himself, police said, and a social media post indicated it may have been in revenge for the police chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

If the killings do turn out to have been motivated by the death of Eric Garner, they could inflame tensions over race and law enforcement that have dogged New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, sparked protests around the country and drawn in President Barack Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder.

Dec 9, 2014

Royal couple pays respects at New York’s Sept. 11 Memorial

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Prince William and his wife, Kate, paid a solemn visit on Tuesday to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, greeted by a small but resolute crowd of admirers who withstood driving rain and wind for a glimpse of the royal pair.

Kate, the duchess of Cambridge, laid a bouquet of white roses and a handwritten note at one of the two memorial pools marking where the World Trade Center towers once stood.

Dec 9, 2014

British royal couple pays respects at New York’s Sept. 11 Memorial

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, paid a solemn visit on Tuesday to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, greeted by a small but resolute crowd of admirers who withstood driving rain and wind for a glimpse of the royal pair.

Kate, the duchess of Cambridge, laid a bouquet of white roses and a handwritten note at one of the two memorial pools marking where the World Trade Center towers once stood.

Dec 8, 2014

New Jersey panel finds Governor Christie not involved in ‘Bridgegate’

NEW YORK, Dec 8 (Reuters) – A panel convened to investigate
lane closings at the George Washington Bridge said on Monday it
found no evidence that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was
involved in “Bridgegate” but said its findings were inconclusive
because key witnesses did not testify.

The scandal dealt a political setback to Christie, a
Republican thought to be weighing a bid for the White House in
2016, over whether he knew about the four days of access lane
closings in September 2013 that caused massive snarls delaying
school buses, ambulances and commuters on the New
Jersey-Manhattan crossing.