Thompson concedes to de Blasio in NYC Democratic mayoral primary

Thompson concedes to de Blasio in NYC Democratic mayoral primary

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- William Thompson Jr. withdrew from the New York City mayoral race Monday, making Bill de Blasio the Democratic Party nominee.

Poll: Weiner leads mayoral candidates; Spitzer up in comptroller race

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- Ex-U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner led the Democratic primary for New York mayor while former Gov. Eliot Spitzer led the city comptroller race, a survey indicated.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Woman swallows butter knife ... Jeweler loses 11 stones in 15 months ... Brit sets out on treasure hunt ... Booze swapping scandalizes N.Y. golf club ... The world as we know it from UPI.

British explorer sets out on treasure hunt

LIMA, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A British fortune hunter is heading to a Pacific island in search of more than $250 million worth of treasure supposedly buried there by 19th century pirates.

Woman gets five years in Navy veterans scam

CLEVELAND, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A Cleveland judge sentenced a Tampa, Fla., woman to five years in prison for bilking donors to a phony veterans charity whose founder remains at large.
NY mayor seeks parks, beach smoking ban

NY mayor seeks parks, beach smoking ban

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is going ahead with controversial plans to ban smoking in city parks and on beaches.

NYC comptroller to run against Bloomberg

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- New York City Comptroller William Thompson won the Democratic primary Tuesday to become the party's candidate against Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

New York area top contributor to GDP

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- The New York metropolitan area leads the list of economic contributors to the U.S. gross domestic product, a study said.

B'way could lose $135M this holiday season

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Broadway could suffer a $135 million loss this holiday season due to a New York stagehand strike that has darkened the Great White Way for 10 days.

Studio, NYC reach water, sewer accord

NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) -- New York officials found it's not easy getting the "Sesame Street" studio's green as an audit showed it didn't pay water and sewer bills for years.

NYC comptroller asks SEC to probe Wal-Mart

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- New York's comptroller has asked U.S. regulators and attorneys to find out if Wal-Mart illegally spied on shareholders, including the comptroller's office.

NYC pays $70M for slip-and-fall cases

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Despite a promise to cut the amount of money paid by taxpayers for slip-and-fall cases against New York City, the city paid about $70 million last year.

Watercooler Stories

German official wants jobless to play enemy... NYC paid to house dead AIDS patients... Sharapova is most-downloaded celebrity... 84-year-old tennis coach goes back to work... Comsmetic sales get French accent... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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NYC paid to house dead AIDS patients

NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- New York City paid hotels more than $180,000 to house AIDS patients who had died, according to a city audit.

Climate: The sea level-climate connection

BOULDER, Colo., April 18 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining the science and issues related to global climate change. This week: Shifts in sea level in the world's oceans are occurring more frequently and more rapidly than previously thought, strongly suggesting a direct link to climate ch

Arrest in '87 slaying of SoCal publisher

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A California prison inmate was charged Thursday in the 1987 killing of a San Diego newspaper publisher.

Estimated flu hospitalizations increase

ATLANTA, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The estimated number of influenza-associated hospitalizations among elderly patients has increased substantially during the past 20 years, a U.S. study found.

10 people charged with selling Web drugs

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A 108-count indictment was unsealed Thursday in Virginia, charging 10 people and three companies with illegally selling prescription drugs over the Internet.

Executive Business Briefing

Here is a look at some of Tuesday's top business stories.