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Feb 11, 2014

Top dog to be chosen at Westminster dog show in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hair driers blew and nail files flew in final preparations on Tuesday for seven furry finalists competing to win “best in show” at the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

The top dog in each of seven groups will vie nose to nose at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan for the championship that concludes one of the oldest sporting events in the United States.

Feb 11, 2014

Howls for favorites at Westminster dog show’s first night

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A bloodhound named Nathan was the first group winner at the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Monday, besting 30 other hounds on the opening night of the two-day event that will crown its winner Tuesday.

Nearly 3,000 dogs and their handlers hit the competition floor in New York on Monday at Madison Square Garden, which will send winners of seven groups to determine this year’s champion.

Feb 10, 2014

Follow the hounds: Westminster dog show opens in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – From tiny Chihuahuas to 100-pound (45-kg) Old English Sheepdogs, nearly 3,000 dogs and their handlers will hit the competition floor in New York on Monday for the opening of the two-day 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

This year’s edition of the prestigious event, which features pure-breed dogs such as the feathery Cocker Spaniel and the playful Labrador Retriever, is expected to be the largest staging since 1990. It will stretch across two New York sites, with initial rounds of judging at a pier along the Hudson River and finals at Madison Square Garden, normally the site of basketball games and concerts.

Feb 8, 2014

Thousands compete for Top Dog honors at New York show

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three newly admitted breeds will be among 3,000 dogs strutting their stuff in New York City at the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday and Tuesday in the popular event’s largest gathering since 1990.

This year’s dogs come from all 50 states, organizers said, with the majority from New York and California. There are at least 127 foreign entries, including dogs from Finland, Slovenia, Japan and Thailand.

Feb 2, 2014

After bridge scandal, N.J. Gov. Christie booed at Super Bowl event

NEW YORK, Feb 1 (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris
Christie was greeted with audible boos and a few loud cheers
during a Super Bowl-related appearance in New York City on
Saturday, a day after a former appointee said the popular
Republican knew about politically motivated lane closures near a
busy commuter bridge.

The incident cast a cloud over Christie at what could have
been a moment of triumph for the man considered a leading
candidate for his party’s nomination to run for president in
2016. The Super Bowl will be played on Sunday in East
Rutherford, New Jersey.

Feb 2, 2014

After bridge scandal, New Jersey Governor Christie booed at Super Bowl event

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was greeted with audible boos and a few loud cheers during a Super Bowl-related appearance in New York City on Saturday, a day after a former appointee said the popular Republican knew about politically motivated lane closures near a busy commuter bridge.

The incident cast a cloud over Christie at what could have been a moment of triumph for man considered a leading candidate for his party’s nomination to run for president in 2016. The Super Bowl will be played on Sunday in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Feb 2, 2014

After bridge scandal, N.J. Gov. Christie booed at Super Bowl event

NEW YORK, Feb 1 (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris
Christie was greeted with audible boos and a few loud cheers
during a Super Bowl-related appearance in New York City on
Saturday, a day after a former appointee said the popular
Republican knew about politically motivated lane closures near a
busy commuter bridge.

The incident cast a cloud over Christie at what could have
been a moment of triumph for man considered a leading candidate
for his party’s nomination to run for president in 2016. The
Super Bowl will be played on Sunday in East Rutherford, New
Jersey.

Feb 1, 2014

NJ Gov Christie, dogged by bridge closure, booed at Super Bowl event

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was greeted with audible boos and a few loud cheers during a Super Bowl-related appearance in New York City on Saturday, a day after a former appointee said the popular Republican knew about politically motivated lane closures near a busy commuter bridge.

The incident cast a cloud over Christie at what could have been a moment of triumph for man considered a leading candidate for his party’s nomination to run for president in 2016. The Super Bowl will be played on Sunday in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Jan 25, 2014

Alaska sled-dog race organizers tell NY’s Idiotarod ‘cease and desist’

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Iditarod, a grueling multi-day sled dog race across Alaska, is not – not! – to be confused with the Idiotarod, a pointedly sillier affair due to take place this weekend with costumed participants racing modified shopping carts through New York City.

The organizers of the Alaska race, however, are taking no chances. This week, they got their lawyer to send a cease-and-desist letter to the organizers of the Idiotarod.

Jan 19, 2014

Governor Christie’s NJ woes dog Florida fundraising trip

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New Jersey mayor who added to Governor Chris Christie’s woes with fresh claims that his office punishes uncooperative local officials stuck to her story on Sunday, overshadowing the governor’s fundraising trip in Florida.

Widely seen as a Republican contender for the White House in 2016, Christie avoided mention of his troubles at home while he raises funds on a closely watched trip to Florida this weekend.