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Sep 14, 2012

Coptic Christians live quietly in New Jersey town

Sept 14 (Reuters) – A small group of women
at the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mark’s prepared for Sunday
services in the parish’s simple basement kitchen, baking cookies
and neatly packing them into containers and paper bags.

“Peaceful, loving, easy-going,” Lodi Tannios, 29, said,
describing her fellow worshippers while working in the kitchen,
which was decorated with pictures of Jesus and the Virgin Mary.
“We don’t ask for much except to be respected.”

Sep 8, 2012

Tornadoes reported in New York, Virginia as storms loom

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A rare tornado struck New York City on Saturday, blowing out the windows of at least one building, and a separate twister hit the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., as a line of fierce thunderstorms swept the region, knocking out power to thousands of homes.

There were no immediate reports of heavy damage or injuries from the storms, but the National Weather Service said a tornado watch remained in effect for parts of New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Sep 8, 2012

Tornado reported in New York City, causes some damage

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The National Weather Service reported a tornado may have touched down in the New York City borough of Queens on Saturday morning, pulling down power lines, throwing around cars and damaging property.

The weather service said in a preliminary report that a tornado may have hit Breezy Point, a neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula of Queens.

Sep 7, 2012

Cyber attacks grow increasingly “reckless,” U.S. official says

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Other nations are increasingly employing cyber attacks without “any sense of restraint,” a top U.S. cybersecurity official said on Friday, citing “reckless” behaviours that neither the United States nor the Soviet Union would have dared at the height of Cold War tensions.

Debora Plunkett, of the secretive National Security Agency, whose responsibilities include protecting U.S. government computer networks, predicted that Congress would pass long-stalled cybersecurity legislation within the next year.

Sep 7, 2012

Cyber attacks grow increasingly “reckless,’ official says

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Other nations are increasingly employing cyber attacks without “any sense of restraint,” a top U.S. cybersecurity official said on Friday, citing “reckless” behaviors that neither the United States nor the Soviet Union would have dared at the height of Cold War tensions.

Debora Plunkett, of the secretive National Security Agency, whose responsibilities include protecting U.S. government computer networks, predicted that Congress would pass long-stalled cybersecurity legislation within the next year.

Sep 7, 2012

Cities celebrate fashion with night of shopping around world

NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Designers, celebrities and
shoppers in cities from New York to Milan roamed boutiques and
stores in droves on Thursday as part of the fourth annual
“Fashion’s Night Out,” a global event to encourage spending.

The event, held on the first night of the semi-annual
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, is the brainchild of
Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour and was designed to
jump-start an industry battered by the global recession in 2009.

Jul 31, 2012

New York City penthouse lists for $100 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An 8,000-square-foot penthouse in midtown Manhattan is on sale for $100 million, the most expensive apartment currently on the market in New York and a price that would set a record for the city.

“If someone paid $100 million for this apartment it would be record-breaking, said Ashley Murphy, director of public relations at Prudential Douglas Elliman, which listed the apartment on Friday.

Jul 30, 2012

Woman gets 12 years in prison for 1987 N.Y. baby kidnapping

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A woman who abducted a newborn baby from a New York City hospital more than 20 years ago and raised the child as her own was sentenced on Monday to 12 years in prison.

Ann Pettway, 50, pleaded guilty in February to the 1987 kidnapping of Carlina White, then 19 days old, from Harlem Hospital, where her parents brought her to be treated for a fever. White, now 25, was reunited with her family in 2011.

Jul 18, 2012

Whooping cough cases on rise, New York urges vaccinations

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York health officials on Wednesday reported a sharp spike in cases of whooping cough, a potentially fatal illness that has been on the rise around the country this year, and urged people to get vaccinated.

Preliminary figures reported by New York’s Health Department found 970 cases so far in 2012 of the highly contagious disease pertussis, or whooping cough, an infection that produces an intense cough that lasts weeks and can lead to pneumonia, an inability to breathe or death.

Jul 18, 2012

Kerry Kennedy says seizure, not drugs, caused driving accident

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Kerry Kennedy, the ex-wife of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a charge of driving while impaired by drugs and said her accident was caused by a “complex partial seizure.”

Kerry Kennedy, 52, was found slumped behind the wheel of a white Lexus of Friday morning in the Westchester County town of North Castle an hour’s drive north of New York City. A witness said she had hit a tractor trailer and left the scene.