MTV Video Music Awards return to New York

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- The MTV Video Music Awards ceremony is moving from Miami back to New York, it was announced Wednesday.

Wild chase captures Central Park coyote

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- A coyote led authorities on a wild chase Wednesday through New York's Central Park only to be captured by tranquilizer-wielding sharpshooters.

Another friendly fire incident in N.Y.C.

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- Police responding to a report of a New York City teenager brandishing a handgun engaged in a volley of gunfire that left a police officer wounded.

March order stands pat in New York

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- No compromise was reached with the march organizers to allow gay activists to participate in Friday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York.

Muslim chaplain suspended but keeps job

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- The head Muslim chaplain at New York's city jail system has been suspended for two weeks without pay for making provocative statements, but may keep his job.

New York food stamp situation sours

NEW YORK, March 15 (UPI) -- New York has an estimated 700,000 residents eligible for, but not signed up to receive, food stamps, a lack that costs the city millions in federal aid.

Report: NY chaplain will keep job

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- New York's mayor reportedly has decided against firing a Muslim city chaplain who said the White House is filled with terrorists.

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StreetWars players stalk with squirt guns

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- A large-scale combination of "Hide and Seek" and murder is being played on the streets of major U.S. cities with water pistols. "StreetWars: Killer" allows grownups to play out fantasies of being assassins, the Los Angeles Times says. The game began in Ne

Imam fired over remarks in New York

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- New York suspended the head chaplain for the city's jail system because he claimed Muslims were tortured in Manhattan.

Police, firefighters protest 9/11 memorial

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- New York police officers and firefighters say that plans for a memorial to those who died at the World Trade Center convey the wrong message.

2 election cases before Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Two controversial election cases, one involving Vermont's limits on campaign spending and the other Texas redistricting, are at the U.S. Supreme Court.

N.Y. may end foreign cruise-ship terminals

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- New York City is considering whether it can sever ties with the foreign company that manages Manhattan's cruise-ship terminals.

Man with anthrax takes turn for the worse

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The New York City man who was infected with anthrax, which he inhaled from goat skins he bought to make drums, has taken a turn for the worse.

New York man exposed to anthrax

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A New York City man remained hospitalized Wednesday after he was accidentally exposed to inhaled anthrax while working with animal skins, a report said. The 44-year-old man became ill Feb. 16 while visiting Philadelphia, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg t
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Michael Bloomberg
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to reporters during a press conference held at to Grand Central Station on July 29, 2009 in New York City. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that the city will receive a grant to put more transit police in service which is part of a federal stimulus plan. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman, politician and philanthropist. Since 2002, he has been the Mayor of New York City and, with a net worth of $18.1 billion in 2011, he is also the 13th-richest person in the United States. He is the founder and eighty-eight percent owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial news and information services media company.

A lifelong Democrat before seeking elective office, Bloomberg switched his registration in 2001 and ran for mayor as a Republican, winning the election that year and a second term in 2005. Bloomberg left the Republican Party over policy and philosophical disagreements with national party leadership in 2007 and ran for his third term in 2009 as an independent candidate on the Republican ballot line. He was frequently mentioned as a possible independent candidate for the 2008 presidential election, which fueled further speculation when he left the Republican Party. There was also speculation that he would run as a vice-presidential candidate. Bloomberg did not, however, seek the presidency nor was he selected as a running mate by any of the presidential candidates.

In the fall of 2008, Bloomberg successfully campaigned for an amendment to New York City's term-limits law, in order to allow him to run for a third term in 2009. Bloomberg won the election on November 3, 2009.

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