Explosions Rock Pakistan, 23 Dead

Friday, October 23, 2009

Three bombs were detonated in different parts of the country, killing at least two dozen people.

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Soupy Sales Dies at 83

Friday, October 23, 2009

Comedian Milton Supman (left), known by his stage name Soupy Sales, died Thursday in New York.

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Obama Administration Moves to Curb Bank Pay

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Obama Administration has unveiled two separate plans to curtail executive pay at banks.

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US Sting Nets 300 from Mexican Cartel

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Federal authorities in 19 states swept up over 300 people accused of links to a violent Mexican drug cartel known as La Familia.

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Court Rules Tishman Overcharged StuyTown Residents

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New York's highest court has dealt a heavy financial blow to the owners of Manhattan's Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village.

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Guarneri Sells for Nearly $10 Million

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Virtuoso violinist Aaron Rosand has sold his 1741 Guarneri for about $10 million, one of the highest prices ever paid for a violin.

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Iran and Israel Say No Talks in Cairo

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Israel and Iran say that an Australian newspaper reporting they had both talked to each other at a Cairo conference last month was false.

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Happy 50th, Asterix and Obelix

Thursday, October 22, 2009

This month, comic book heroes Asterix and Obelix turn 50 years old. Volume 34 of the series hits bookstore shelves in Paris today.

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"Shrek" Will Close January 3

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Shrek the Musical will have its closing night on Broadway January 3.

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MTA Considers Off-Peak Fares

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The M.T.A. is considering off-peak discounted fares for passengers who hop on the bus or train after hours.

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US Will Order Steep Pay Cuts at Bailout Firms

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Obama Administration wants to force executives at companies that got the biggest bailouts to take steep paycuts, according to a report from The Associated Press.

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NJ Symphony Orchestra Taps New Conductor

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) has selected a young French Canadian conductor to take the baton.

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Boston Man Charged in Terror Plot

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Federal authorities arrested a man living in suburban Boston on terrorism charges on Wednesday.

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Afghan Challenger Prepares for Runoff

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Abdullah Abdullah, the former foreign minister of Afghanistan and President Hamid Karzai's chief political rival, says he is busily preparing for a runoff election slated for Nov. 7.

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Iran Agrees to Export Uranium

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Iran has tentatively agreed to ship most of its low-enriched uranium to Russia for conversion to medical use uranium.

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Guggenheim Turns 50

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

To celebrate, museum admission is free today from 10 AM to 5:45 PM.

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Has the Bailout Helped Our Economy?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

In a report released today, a government watchdog says the $700 billion financial industry bailout has helped bring the economy back from the brink of collapse.

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Catholic Church Lures Disillusioned Anglicans

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Catholic Church is making a bid to lure conservative Anglicans who are disillusioned by the ordination of women and election of openly gay bishops in their church. 

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NYC Schools Start Flu Vaccines Next Week

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Parents of elementary school children in New York City are receiving swine flu vaccine consent forms this week. The citywide voluntary - and free - vaccine program is starting next Wednesday at local elementary schools.

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Amato Opera Reborn Off the Bowery as Amore

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Only in Manhattan's opera world can Amato be reborn as Amore.

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