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Aug 4, 2013

Monotonous, rigid military prison life awaits Manning

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bradley Manning, the soldier convicted in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history, faces the prospect of years of monotony with no Internet access in a small military prison cell but he would likely be allowed to mix with other inmates and exercise outdoors.

The 25-year-old Manning, who has yet to be sentenced, would be able to nominate friends and relatives for visits pending official approval. A handshake, a brief kiss or a hug that does not involve touching below the waist are allowed during visits, and visitors and inmates may hold hands, according to regulations. Prisoners are allowed to telephone friends and family through payphones that may only be used at set times, but they are not permitted to send email or browse the Internet.

Jul 26, 2013

Weiner mayoral campaign falters; woman details sex chats

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Anthony Weiner’s New York mayoral campaign took a beating on Thursday as he lost his lead in a new poll and admitted to sending lewd online messages to up to three women since he resigned from Congress over such behavior two years ago.

One of those women came forward on Thursday to say they had frequent sexually charged conversations both online and over the phone last year, although they never met in person.

Jul 25, 2013

Weiner defiant amid calls to quit New York mayoral race

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Anthony Weiner resisted mounting calls to bow out of the New York City mayoral race on Wednesday, a day after admitting he had continued the sexually charged online chats that led him to resign from Congress in disgrace two years ago.

Weiner, who took the lead in several polls soon after announcing his political comeback in May, said in an email to supporters that he should have been clearer about how long the behavior had persisted but that he hoped voters would give him another chance.

Jul 24, 2013

NY press urges Weiner to quit mayoral bid, mocks new lewd chats

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City newspapers called for mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner to bow out of the race on Wednesday after fresh revelations that he had continued sexually charged online chats for more than a year after his resignation from Congress.

Weiner, among the front-runners in the race for New York mayor, admitted on Tuesday he had continued sending lewd images of himself to women online – the very behavior that forced him out of office in 2011 – until at least last summer.

Jul 24, 2013

U.S. probes Southwest Air’s LaGuardia landing

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. safety regulators launched an investigation on Tuesday into the collapse of the front landing gear on a Southwest Airlines plane shortly after it touched down at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Monday evening.

The National Transportation Safety Board said the Boeing 737 skidded 2,175 feet on its nose after the front gear collapsed backwards into the fuselage, damaging avionics and electronics. Nine people out of 150 passengers and crew on board suffered minor injuries, the NTSB said.

Jul 23, 2013

Delays at New York airport after rough Southwest landing

NEW YORK, July 23 (Reuters) – A runway at New York City’s
LaGuardia Airport, shut after the front landing gear on a
Southwest Airlines jet collapsed on touchdown Monday evening,
was reopened on Tuesday, though the airport reported delays
through the day.

Eight people, including three crew members, suffered minor
injuries after the incident, Southwest said.

Jul 23, 2013

Landing gear on Southwest jet collapses at LaGuardia Airport, 8 injured

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Eight people were injured on Monday when the landing gear on a Southwest Airlines jet collapsed upon touchdown at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, officials said.

LaGuardia, one of the area’s busiest airports, was closed for more than an hour after the Boeing 737 jet landed with its 150 passengers and crew at around 5:45 p.m. EDT.

Jul 13, 2013

Bug bombs cause partial collapse of New York city building

NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) – A woman attempting to deploy
nearly two dozen bug bombs inside her small New York City
apartment caused a “partial collapse” of the five-story
building, injuring 14 people, the fire department said on
Saturday.

Fire marshals said the woman told them she set off 20 bug
bombs, also known as foggers, without incident on Wednesday
inside her Chinatown apartment.

Jul 3, 2013

Statue of Liberty set to reopen after Superstorm Sandy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Statue of Liberty will reopen to visitors with a July 4 ceremony on Thursday, more than eight months after its home island in New York Harbor was flooded and wrecked by Superstorm Sandy.

Lady Liberty was protectively closed by the National Park Service last October as the historic storm approached.

Jun 21, 2013

Spyware claims emerge in row over Chinese dissident at NYU

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng arrived in the United States in May last year he was given a fellowship at New York University, use of a Greenwich Village apartment, and a pile of gifts from supporters, including smartphones and an iPad.

But at least two of the gadgets presented to Chen as gifts may not have been quite what they seemed: They included software intended to spy on the blind dissident, according to Jerome Cohen, an NYU professor who has been Chen’s mentor, and another source familiar with the episode.