NJ judge throws out NYPD spying lawsuit

Feb 21, 2014

NJ judge throws out NYPD spying lawsuit

The New York Police Department’s intelligence unit didn’t discriminate against Muslims with far-reaching surveillance aimed at identifying “budding terrorist conspiracies” at mosques and other locations in New Jersey, a federal judge ruled on Thursday. In a written decision filed in federal court in Newark, ...

Feb 12, 2014

Sea of Japan dual name bill introduced in New York State

Two New York state lawmakers said Monday that they have introduced legislation to require all new public school textbooks used in the state to refer to the waters between Japan and South Korea as the East Sea as well as the Sea of Japan. ...

JAL to launch seven new London-Haneda flights

Jan 23, 2014

JAL to launch seven new London-Haneda flights

Japan Airlines Co. says it will launch new direct flights between Tokyo and London after it was allotted five new international slots at Haneda airport. The seven new London round-trip flights per week will start March 30. JAL also said it will double its ...

De Blasio opens liberal N.Y. agenda

Jan 13, 2014

De Blasio opens liberal N.Y. agenda

by Jonathan Lemire

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, propelled by a landslide election victory and the hopes of a party out of power for a generation, will be quickly unveiling an ambitious liberal legislative program that could fundamentally reshape the role of government in the largest ...

New York cops among 106 accused over 9/11 fraud

Jan 8, 2014

New York cops among 106 accused over 9/11 fraud

Former New York police officers and firefighters were among 106 people indicted Tuesday over a “massive fraud” worth hundreds of millions of dollars, some in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks. The accused allegedly collected tens of thousands of dollars a year in Social ...

De Blasio shatters racial taboo

Nov 17, 2013

De Blasio shatters racial taboo

by Jesse Washington

Another milestone is passing in America’s racial journey: The next mayor of New York City is a white man with a black wife. Even in a nation with a biracial president, where interracial marriage is more accepted than ever, Bill de Blasio’s marriage to ...

Oct 30, 2013

Banksy alters painting, donates it to NYC charity

The secretive British graffiti artist Banksy is at it again. After buying a painting of a pastoral scene for $50, Banksy donated it back to the thrift shop where he bought it Tuesday — but only after reworking it, adding a Nazi soldier to ...

N.Y. horse carriages threatened

Oct 27, 2013

N.Y. horse carriages threatened

Horse-drawn carriage rides through the streets of New York — an experience nearly as old as the city itself, immortalized in movies and television shows — could be clip-clopping to a halt. Animal activists who have long argued that horses have no place mixing ...

Fukushima moms croon at Carnegie

Oct 20, 2013

Fukushima moms croon at Carnegie

Around 140 members of the Fukushima Mothers’ Chorus Association performed at the second Japan-U.S. Chorus Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Saturday. “To sing our songs to the world in this grand hall with our heads held high was wonderful. We ...