A two-year U.S. budget deal on Tuesday cleared a Senate procedural vote that all but assured its passage by a simple majority later this week in the Democratic-controlled chamber.
The Senate voted 67-33 to limit debate on the measure, exceeding the required 60 votes and overcoming the opposition of conservative Republicans who objected to increased near-term government spending.
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The South Ferry station in lower Manhattan that was battered by Superstorm Sandy could be reopened in 2016, though not completely resilient to massive flooding, an MTA official said Monday.
John O'Grady, the program executive for Sandy recovery for NYC Transit, said waterproofing the signal room in the lowest level of the station would be the "largest challenge as we move forward,"...Read more »
Yahoo Monday released its top searches for the holiday season, and, predictably, users want to know what to buy loved ones for Christmas.
Specifically, people are having trouble finding presents for guys, as the top gift search in the last 30 days on Yahoo was “gifts for men,” with 71% of those searches by women.
One popular search term was “gifts for men who have everything.” Spiking...Read more »
A manhunt is under way to find a pair of suspected carjackers who shot to death a lawyer Christmas shopping with his wife at a high-end New Jersey mall and then fled in the couple's luxury SUV, prosecutors said.
The couple had walked out of the Mall at Short Hills in Millburn around 9 p.m. Sunday and headed for the parking deck, where the man opened the door of their 2012 silver Range Rover...Read more »
If you thought Mayor Michael Bloomberg was going to phone it in during his last weeks in office, think again.
With 15 days left in his third and final term, Bloomberg announced Monday that he will be going on a farewell tour across the five boroughs, where he will tout his administration's accomplishments and successes in each area.
Political experts say this move not only aims to promote...Read more »
Cops are seeking a man who tried to rape a 21-year-old Gramercy Park woman after gaining entry to her home by telling her he was there to return her lost wallet.
The woman, who lives near Lexington Avenue and 26th Street, heard a knock on her door shortly before 2 a.m. Mondaymorning and was told by the man that he had her wallet, which he said she had left at a fast-food restaurant, according...Read more »
The snow is coming back for yet another round.
The city is set to get between 2 and 4 inches of powder today, starting in the morning and ending before 1 p.m. or so, the National Weather Service said.
Temperatures will reach a high of 32 degrees and a low of 25. Wednesdaywill be slightly warmer, with a high of 38 and a low of 28. It warms up Thursday and Friday with temps in the 40s...Read more »
Leonardo DiCaprio's upcoming "The Wolf of Wall Street" has some racy sex scenes, and the 39-year-old actor wants you to know he didn't need a stand-in.
"It was all me, pal all the flopping around, everything, it was all me!" DiCaprio told "Extra," saying he didn't use a body double for dalliances that included a sex scene involving a candle.
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Cops are looking for two suspects who stole a wallet from a woman inside a West Village bar then went on a shopping spree at a nearby CVS using her credit cards.
The woman was inside the Village Tavern on Bedford Street on Dec. 5 when two suspects, described by the NYPD as a male and female both in their 50s, stole her wallet, police said.
The couple then used the woman's credit cards...Read more »
The mayor sat down with the women of ABC's "The View" Monday to chat about his remaining days in office.
Michael Bloomberg, who will kick off a farewell tour across the five boroughs Tuesday, touched on many of his policies that changed the city's landscape and some of his regrets. The hosts asked why he didn't take the next step politically and run for the White House.
The...Read more »