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May 8, 2014

Make way for ducklings, New York style

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tina Chen has her hands full as a New York City actress, director and now surrogate mother to 16 ducklings that have hatched on her high-rise apartment roof deck.

Local mallards, seeking safe spots for their nests, have an eye for prime real estate and often nest on high floors on Manhattan’s affluent Upper East and West sides, experts say.

Apr 15, 2014

Guardian, Washington Post win Pulitzers for U.S. spying coverage

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize on Monday for coverage of secret surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying.

Reuters won in international reporting for its coverage of the violent persecution of a Muslim minority in Myanmar who in efforts to flee often fall into the hands of brutal human-trafficking networks.

Apr 14, 2014

Reuters, Guardian US, Washington Post, Boston Globe win Pulitzer prizes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Reuters won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for international reporting on the violent persecution of a Muslim minority in Myanmar, the Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University announced.

The board commended Jason Szep and Andrew Marshall of Reuters for their “courageous reports” on the Rohingya, who in their efforts to flee the Southeast Asian country, often fall victim to predatory human-trafficking networks.

Apr 14, 2014

Pulitzer Prizes to honour top U.S. journalism on Monday

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Pulitzer Prizes, the United States’ most prestigious journalism awards that honour news reporting and photography as well as literature, are to be awarded for the 98th time on Monday.

The prizes, awarded by Columbia University, are given in 14 categories of journalism as well as drama, music, poetry and books.

Apr 14, 2014

Pulitzer Prizes to honor top journalism on Monday

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Pulitzer Prizes, the United States’ most prestigious journalism awards that honor news reporting and photography as well as literature, are to be awarded for the 98th time on Monday.

The prizes, awarded by Columbia University, are given in 14 categories of journalism as well as drama, music, poetry and books.

Apr 11, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. estate, Harry Belafonte settle legal fight

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The estate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and U.S. singer and activist Harry Belafonte said on Friday they settled their dispute over possession of documents of the late civil rights leader that gives ownership to the entertainer.

Belafonte had sued the King estate over the documents that he said were given to him by King and his wife during their long friendship.

Apr 11, 2014

Former Connecticut governor indicted on campaign charges

By Ellen Wulfhorst

(Reuters) – Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland, who spent time in federal prison for corruption, was indicted on Thursday on charges of illegal campaign activities, authorities said.

Rowland, 56, a Republican, is accused of trying to conceal payments made to him for working on two congressional campaigns, the office of the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut said.

Mar 27, 2014

Cupcake machine opens in New York to satisfy 24-hour cravings

NEW YORK, March 27 (Reuters) – New Yorkers, who live in the
city that famously never sleeps, now can satisfy their craving
for cupcakes in any of those endless waking hours.

A 24-hour vending machine that dispenses gourmet cupcakes
opened for business this week on Manhattan’s Upper East Side,
and locals are lining up despite the wintry temperatures for a
taste.

Feb 26, 2014

Wintry weather returns to U.S. Midwest, Northeast with a vengeance

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A recent stint of warm days and sunshine in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast was just a tease, as forecasters on Wednesday predicted an extended stretch of bitter cold and snow reaching well into March.

The wintry conditions were likely to take a firm hold on Thursday in the Midwest and move eastward over the weekend, meteorologists said.

Feb 21, 2014

From a tainted Christie, Republican voters demand time and attention

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Sipping his breakfast coffee in a cozy booth at Chez Vachon, a New Hampshire cafe favored by political junkies and a regular stop for aspirants on the campaign trail to the White House, Bill McEvoy debated the presidential future of Republican Chris Christie.

“If they can prove that he lied, then he’s out,” said McEvoy, 71, referring to the so-called Bridgegate scandal that has dogged Christie for weeks and raised questions about whether his administration orchestrated massive traffic jams as political payback.