President Obama says he'll miss Hillary Clinton on '60 Minutes'

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary

(Credit: President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (Getty Images))

President Barack Obama appeared alongside Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday and said he believes Clinton will go down as "one of the finest secretaries of state we've had."

"I wanted to have a chance to publicly say thank you," Obama said in the first interview he has given alongside anyone other than his wife, Michelle.

"I'm going to miss her ... but she...

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Pols call for 'full review' of G line

A G train approaches the 4th Ave/9th Street

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Two state senators are calling for a full review of the G train, saying that service on the line hasn't kept up with increased ridership.

State sens. Daniel Squadron and Martin Malavé Dilan sent the MTA a letter asking the agency to probe the frequency of trains; communication with riders on service changes and disruptions; and the lack of free out-of-system transfers....

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Williamsburg woman dies in smoking related blaze

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A 78-year-old woman died in a "smoking-related" fire Saturday night inside her Williamsburg apartment, the FDNY said.

Nelly Bermudez, 78, died in her 12th-floor apartment in the Taylor-Wythe Houses on Ross Street, according to DNAInfo.com. An FDNY spokesman said an investigation into the fire is ongoing.

About 60 firefighters were called on to put out the blaze.

Bermudez...

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As spate of subway deaths continues, renewed calls for platform barriers

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(Credit: A proposed barrier at a platform in Grand Central/Crown Infrastructure Solutions)

A rash of subway deaths this year -- from people being pushed onto the tracks to suicides -- is reigniting calls for the MTA to move toward installing safety barriers and take other steps to protect straphangers.

The agency is set to discuss platform safety at a board meeting today, as yet another person jumped in front of a train yesterday in an apparent suicide. And last week, Manhattan...

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Super Bowl XLVII: Flacco's arm battles Kaepernick's legs

Joe Flacco has 12 career postseason starts. (Getty)

(Credit: Joe Flacco has 12 career postseason starts. (Getty))

When his career is through, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco may go down as one of the NFL's most prolific postseason presences.

The fifth-year pro - who has started every game of his career, including 12 playoff games - already ranks 15th among quarterbacks on the career playoff starts list. That's more than Super Bowl champion Giants quarterbacks Eli Manning and Phil Simms. Flacco has a chance...

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Quinn: Don't leave families out in cold

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn

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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says the city needs to do a better job of keeping the Big Apple's displaced families from freezing this winter.

Quinn, a potential mayoral candidate, sent a letter to the Department of Homeless Services Sunday urging them to ensure families who apply for shelter aren't rejected during extreme cold weather.

Single homeless applicants are ensured beds...

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Casey Anthony files for bankruptcy

Casey Anthony declared bankruptcy on Jan. 25.

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Casey Anthony, the Florida woman acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in 2011 and dubbed "America's most-hated mother" has filed for bankruptcy in Florida.

The bankruptcy petition's list of debts, which reports said totals $792,000, includes $500,000 owed to Anthony's criminal defense lawyer, $222,000 in court-ordered trial costs, investigative expenses and criminal fines...

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Staten Island woman missing a week in Turkey

The brother and husband of a missing Staten Island woman flew to Turkey Sunday to join officials in the hunt for their loved one.

Sarai Sierra was scheduled to return from Istanbul to New York Jan. 22, but the 33-year-old mother of two never boarded the plane.

Sierra's husband, Steven Sierra and her brother David Jimenez left for Turkey late yesterday in hopes to bring Sierra home, a...

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Ashton Kutcher hospitalized by preparations for Steve Jobs role

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(Credit: Ashton Kutcher poses as Steve Jobs)

Steve Jobs is difficult man to imitate, as Ashton Kutcher recently learned.

Kutcher, who stars as the eccentric Apple co-founder in the upcoming biopic “jOBS,” was hospitalized two days before the film began shooting. The reason? Kutcher tried to adopt Job’s “frutarian diet,” which consisted of only fruits, nuts, and seeds.

The diet may have worked for Jobs -- who reportedly spent a...

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Meeting Monday at Gracie Mansion on school bus strike

School bus workers rally at City Hall. (Linda

(Credit: School bus workers rally at City Hall. (Linda Rosier))

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has stepped in to try to end the school bus strike.

A representative for the mayor said today's Gracie Mansion meeting will be among the bus companies, the members of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union and a mediator. No city representatives will take part in the meeting.

"The mayor reached out to both the bus companies and union to arrange a meeting...

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