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Former N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg to spend $50M promoting gun control

Former N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg to spend $50M promoting gun control

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said gun control advocates need to make opponents "afraid" as he announced funding for a new group.
Frances Burns
Washington police watchdog to become New York PD's first inspector general

Washington police watchdog to become New York PD's first inspector general

March 28 (UPI) -- The head of Washington's office of police complaints will be the first inspector general in the New York Police Department, officials said Friday.
Frances Burns

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 14, 2014.
By United Press International

FBI, police cars not safe from towing in New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Authorities in New York said the past couple years have seen a sharp increase of towing for illegally parked vehicles from the FBI and other agencies.
California could be first state to have warning labels on soda

California could be first state to have warning labels on soda

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in California are trying to mandate warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks stating the negative health effects.
Aileen Graef

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
By United Press International

M&Ms, Doritos return to New York City Hall vending machines

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Staffers at New York City Hall said changes since the exit of Mayor Michael Bloomberg include the return of high-calorie snacks to basement vending machines.

The big givers increased giving in 2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Heavyweight U.S. philanthropists, especially those who are living, beefed up their charitable giving in 2013, the Chronicle of Philanthropy said Monday.
The Issue: Debt limit back in effect; House leaders float ideas

The Issue: Debt limit back in effect; House leaders float ideas

So what is the Republicans' plan concerning raising the U.S. debt limit the Treasury Department says must be raised by the end of the month or risk default?
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Bloomberg says world cities can help lead fight against climate change

Bloomberg says world cities can help lead fight against climate change

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A report released by the C40 Climate Leadership Group today claims major cities are making significant progress in the battle against climate change.
Brooks Hays

Judge: No expert witness on Islamic terrorism at upcoming trial

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A New York state judge has barred an expert on Islamic terrorism from testifying at the trial of an alleged "lone wolf" bomb maker.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
By United Press International
Bloomberg says Boehner is the key to immigration reform

Bloomberg says Boehner is the key to immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in Washington that House Speaker John Boehner was on the immigration reform hot seat this year.
Ex-New York mayor returns to his old job

Ex-New York mayor returns to his old job

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's return to the company that made him rich has stirred up the editorial staff, an employee told the New York Times.
Republican National Convention protesters settle with New York City

Republican National Convention protesters settle with New York City

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Protesters who were arrested during the 2004 Republican National Convention said they have agreed to settle their claim against New York City for $18 million.
At least 2 killed in monster storm across mid-Atlantic, Northeast

At least 2 killed in monster storm across mid-Atlantic, Northeast

BOSTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A monster weather system across the mid-Atlantic and New England is being blamed for at least two deaths and widespread travel disruption, authorities said.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio promises 'march' toward fairness

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio promises 'march' toward fairness

NEW YORK, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, as he was inaugurated at City Hall, the city is on a "march" toward fairness and justice.

Bloomberg critic to direct New York City school system

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Carmen Farina, a former official with New York City's education department, was named chancellor of the city's schools Monday by incoming mayor Bill de Blasio.
Bloomberg a grandfather on Christmas Eve

Bloomberg a grandfather on Christmas Eve

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg became a grandfather for the first time Christmas Eve after his daughter gave birth to a baby boy, officials said.
NYC bans e-cigarettes and foam food containers

NYC bans e-cigarettes and foam food containers

Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The New York City Council voted Thursday to ban the use of foam food containers, making it mandatory for big restaurants to compost and extended the ban on public smoking to e-cigarettes as well.
Ananth Baliga
GM sheds 'Government Motors' moniker, Ford Mustang at 50

GM sheds 'Government Motors' moniker, Ford Mustang at 50

It was an historic week for General Motors. First the federal government completed its sale of shares in the Detroit icon and second a woman was named to lead the resurgent U.S. automaker.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Woman pleads guilty in ricin attack

DALLAS, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A Texas woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to the White House, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control advocate.

Bill Bratton to return as head of New York Police Department

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- William J. Bratton, who headed the New York Police Department from 1994 to 1996, was named Thursday as Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's choice for the job.
NTSB official: Commuter train approached curve going 82 mph

NTSB official: Commuter train approached curve going 82 mph

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The commuter train that derailed in New York and killed four people was going 82 mph when it hit a curve where the speed limit is 30 mph, officials said Monday.

Foam container maker offers to bankroll NYC recycling program

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Plastic foam container maker Dart Container Corp. has offered to pay for a recycling program in New York City in a bid to head off a ban of its products.
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