NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hikers were being urged to steer clear of a popular New York state park for the weekend while police search for a man suspected of shooting his daughter-in-law and believed to be armed and hiding in the thickly wooded area.
Police have been searching for Eugene Palmer, 73, since Monday in connection with the killing of Tammy Palmer, his son’s 39-year-old wife. They believe he is probably roaming the woods of Harriman State Park, some 30 miles north of Manhattan, after finding his deserted pickup truck near a park entrance.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Poor smokers in New York State spend about a quarter of their entire income on cigarettes, nearly twice as much as the national average for low-income smokers, according to a new study.
The study, conducted by the non-profit research group RTI on behalf of the state’s health department, found there was no statistically significant decline in the prevalence of smoking among poorer New Yorkers between 2003 and 2010, even as the habit declined by about 20 percent among all income groups.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Occupy Wall Street celebrated its one-year anniversary on Monday with a day of demonstrations that resulted in nearly 150 arrests but failed to produce the turnout or fervor that first propelled the movement into the national conversation.
The demonstrations attracted roughly 1,000 activists, down sharply from last fall, highlighting the challenge the movement has faced in trying to sustain interest in protesting against what it calls an unfair economic system.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City’s Jewish ritual circumcisers who use their mouths to draw away blood from the wound on a baby’s penis must now get the parents to sign a consent form, health officials said on Thursday.
The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously in favor the new regulation, citing the risk that infants could catch a potentially deadly herpes infection through the ancient ritual.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City passed the first U.S. ban of oversized sugary drinks on Thursday in its latest controversial step to reduce obesity and its deadly complications in a nation that is fatter than ever.
By a vote of eight members in favor, with one abstaining, the mayoral-appointed city health board outlawed sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces nearly everywhere they are sold, except groceries and convenience stores. Violators of the ban, which does not include diet sodas, face a $200 fine.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Kerry Kennedy, the ex-wife of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, had a common sleeping pill in her system when she collided with a tractor-trailer, according to a toxicology report filed on Wednesday.
Kennedy, 52, was found slumped in her white Lexus on the morning of July 13 in North Castle, north of New York City. Witnesses said she had been driving erratically, swerved into the tractor trailer on Interstate 84 and left the scene.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large sodas is expected to pass in September, but that didn’t deter hundreds who showed up on Tuesday either to praise the measure as a way to battle obesity or oppose it as pointless and unfair.
The proposal before the city Board of Health, the first of its kind in the nation, would limit servings of sugary drinks to 16 ounces (473 ml) at most restaurants, theaters, delis, vending carts and stadium concessions.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – An Israeli man who pleaded guilty to illegally brokering kidney transplants for profit in the United States, the first such conviction under federal law, was sentenced on Wednesday to 2-1/2 years in prison, prosecutors said.
Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, a 61-year old Israeli citizen who lived in Brooklyn, pleaded guilty last October to charges that he brokered kidney transplants between paid donors and recipients on three occasions.
NEW YORK, July 9 (Reuters) – Could apartments in New York
City get any smaller? Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes so.
On Monday he announced a competition for architects to
submit designs for apartments measuring just 275 to 300 square
feet (25.5 to 28 square meters) to address the shortage of homes
suitable and affordable for the city’s growing population of
one- and two-person households.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Jersey surgeons removed a rapidly growing, 51-pound (23-kg) cancerous tumor from a woman who had delayed treatment for more than a month until she became eligible for health insurance, her doctor said on Tuesday.
“She was a skinny lady with a huge belly. I mean it looked like she was literally pregnant with triplets,” said Dr. David Dupree, who led the surgery on the 65-year-old woman, at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, New Jersey.