Cops: Motorcycle gang assaults driver after chase

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The NYPD is investigating a case of road rage, caught on video, between the driver of an SUV and a pack of motorcyclists that turned physical in upper Manhattan on Sunday.

Members of a motorcycle crew surrounded a black Range Rover stopped at West 178th Street near St. Nicholas Avenue around 2 p.m. and pulled the 33-year-old male driver from Manhattan and assaulted him in front of his family,...

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Study: Cancer up among NYPD officers

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Cancers among NYPD officers involved in various recovery operations after the 9/11 have increased five fold since the 2001 attacks, officials disclosed Monday.

A study by the department medical staff in conjunction with Weill-Cornell Medical College of Cornell University also found that a certain type of thyroid cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma have increased 10 times and three and a half times...

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Obamacare set to begin: Here's what you need to know

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After years of debate and continuing strong opposition, the system of health exchanges that the Affordable Care Act establishes will go into effect Tuesday, with as many as 1.1 million people in New York state expected to buy health insurance in the new marketplace.

Under Obamacare, unprecedented changes to the state's health care system will happen, including an expansion of Medicaid, an...

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Metro-North to be fully restored by Oct. 7: Officials

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Full Metro-North service is expected to return by the middle of next week, as the MTA has called for a meeting to consider a credit for inconvenienced riders.

Service was running at about 50% Monday, after a circuit failure in Mount Vernon led to widespread service disruptions. Con Ed said yesterday that the cause for the failure was likely related to the power utility's work to upgrade the...

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New Yorkers to Eliot Spitzer in poll: Stay out of politics

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With election season still in full swing, New Yorkers have reached at least one definite conclusion: They don't want Eliot Spitzer in city politics.

Almost 70% of voters said Spitzer shouldn't run for office next year, a Siena Research Institute poll said Monday.

The next-highest response to the question of what Spitzer should do in 2014 was challenge Tom DiNapoli for state comptroller,...

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Runoff for public advocate race Tuesday

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Voters can head back to the polls Tuesday to determine who will be the next public advocate.

Councilwoman Letitia James and state Sen. Daniel Squadron, the top-two vote-getters in the Sept. 10 primary, advanced to the runoff election after neither Democrat cracked 40% of the vote to win the nomination outright.

James finished the first round of the primary with 36%, while Squadron came...

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Islanders need support around young stars

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The Islanders are playing out their last two seasons -- or possibly their final season -- at Nassau Coliseum before moving into Brooklyn to take up residence at the Barclays Center, but that doesn't mean they've given up on at least a few more playoff games in Uniondale.

After last season's six-game first round loss against the Penguins, coach Jack Capuano's team has a few young pieces that...

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Column: Here come China's smartphones

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At this point, we’re all familiar with the words "made in China," but a recent survey found that only 6% of Americans can name a Chinese brand.

It’s one of the great disparities of globalism.

For all of the overseas goods that end up in U.S. markets, very few Chinese companies have made it big on this side of the Pacific.

Language and culture barriers play a role, no...

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Breaking down the new Metropolitan Division

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There’s a new division in town and all the local hockey teams are playing a part in it. The Metropolitan Division takes the majority of its teams from the Atlantic Division, while adding some new teams to the mix.

One of the new division rivals, the Capitals, starts its season Tuesday against the Blackhawks, while the others hit the ice throughout the week. Here’s a breakdown of the division,...

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Panel backs mayor's midtown rezone proposal

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The City Planning Commission Monday backed the Bloomberg administration’s plan to rezone 73 blocks in midtown east to allow for larger, modern skyscrapers.

The commission voted 11-0 with one recusal and one abstention to send the plan to the City Council, which will have the final say on the rezoning.

“If we are to continue to have a world-class district with top-tier state of the art...

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