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Column: Three fresh rumors about Apple's iPhone 6

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The Korea Herald reported this afternoon that Apple is testing an iPhone 6 prototype that does not have a bezel surrounding its display. If Apple is indeed going bezel-less for the newest iPhone, it could look more like a Samsung Galaxy S4 than an iPhone 5S.

This is only the latest report to mention the bezel-less approach: Last November, Bloomberg reported that Apple was developing two new...

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Five reasons to rent a new apartment right now

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New York City real estate experts are encouraging New York City renters who are thinking about relocating to brave the cold and look for a place now.

“Winter, spring, summer, fall, I always think renting a home in [the city] is a wonderful experience,” Citi Habitats president Gary Malin, said. But now is “a great time for a tenant to be out in the market place because you’re more in control...

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Pregnant mother dies, baby saved following accident with snow plow

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A pregnant woman was killed Thursday morning in Bay Ridge by a private snow plow, but doctors were able to deliver her baby, officials said.

Doctors at Maimonides Medical Center performed an emergency C-section on Min Lin, 36, a spokeswoman for the hospital said. The boy, who was "nearly full term" weighs six pounds, six ounces and was listed in critical condition, Eileen Tynion, Maimonides's...

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Janison: Mayor de Blasio's school decision hits rough weather

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(Credit: A child walks to school during a snowstorm on Feb. 13, 2014 in New York. (John Moore/Getty))

Trying to help defend Mayor Bill de Blasio’s controversial decision to open public schools Thursday, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña fueled skepticism with an odd weather report of her own.

Standing alongside the mayor during a late- morning snow briefing, she said: “And by the way, just coming down here, it has totally stopped snowing. It is absolutely a beautiful day out there right now.”

At...

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Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable to reshape U.S. pay TV

Comcast headquarters in downtown on February 13, 2014

(Credit: Comcast headquarters in downtown on Feb. 13, 2014 in Philadelphia. (Jessica Kourkounis/Getty))

Comcast Corp's proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable could face close scrutiny from U.S. antitrust regulators because of the deal's potential to reshape the country's pay TV and broadband markets.

The company resulting from the merger of the top two U.S. cable service providers would boast a footprint spanning from New York to Los Angeles, with a near 30 percent share of the...

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Woman pinned beneath B train after slip from platform

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A woman was pinned beneath a B train at the Broadway-Lafayette station Thursday morning after slipping off the platform, according to fire and police officials.

The rider, a woman in her 20s who was texting on her cellphone, fell onto the tracks in the path of an oncoming southbound B train around 10 a.m. Emergency crews removed her from beneath the first train car around 10:30 a.m. and taken...

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De Blasio defends decision to keep schools open during snowstorm

Barbara Newsome of Hell's Kitchen, walking with her

(Credit: Barbara Newsome walks with her son Preston, 4, on Feb. 13, 2014. (Agaton Strom))

UPDATED 2/13/14, 7:13 P.M.: Mayor Bill de Blasio came under intense criticism yesterday from parents, the teachers’ union and some of his political allies yesterday over the city’s decision to keep public schools open despite blizzard-like conditions in the morning hours.

Even popular NBC weatherman Al Roker joined the second-guessers’ chorus, prompting de Blasio to retort: “It's a different...

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NYPD: Pregnant woman hit by plow dies

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A pregnant woman who was struck by a private plow in Bay Ridge Thursday has died, authorities said.

The unidentified 36-year-old was walking near Eighth Avenue and 63rd Street around 10:45 a.m. when she was hit by the Bobcat vehicle, the NYPD said.

She was taken to Maimonides Medical Center and was pronounced dead at the hospital. A police spokeswoman couldn’t provide information on...

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Ticket prices surge on secondary market for Derek Jeter's last game

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Yankee fans will have to shell out big bucks if they want to attend Derek Jeter's final regular season game at Yankee Stadium.

Tickets for the Sept. 25 game against the Baltimore Orioles soared on secondary markets such as StubHub and eBay following Jeter's announcement.

The cheapest ticket sold Wednesday on StubHub was initially $35, but prices skyrocketed. At 2:30 p.m., the cheapest...

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Janison: De Blasio in for the long haul

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers the budget address

(Credit: Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers the budget address at City Hall on Feb. 12, 2014. (Craig Ruttle/Pool))

In unveiling his first fiscal plan as New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio did what’s expected from a freshly elected executive.

He played up challenges he inherited.

He cautiously played down cash surpluses.

He gave new numbers to buttress his agenda.

He dodged specifics in areas yet to be bargained, most obviously labor contracts.

And he announced some shifts in the...

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