New York City

Bloomberg Pressures Donors Over Gun Control Votes
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is stepping up his gun control campaign by asking donors not to support four Democratic senators who opposed a bill to expand background checks. Bloomberg’s made the request in a letter to about 1,100 New York City residents. It …
NYC, Boston Brace For Up To 3 Feet Of Snow
BOSTON (AP) — A storm poised to dump up to 3 feet of snow from New York City to Boston and beyond beginning Friday could be one for the record books, forecasters warned, as residents scurried to stock up on food and water and road crews readied salt and sand. Before the first snowflake had [&…
Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mayor Ed Koch (kahch), the combative politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during three City Hall terms, has died at age 88. Spokesman George Arzt says Koch died Friday morning of congestive heart failure. In City Hall, Koch embodied New York…
Carol Mead To Run In NYC Marathon
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead and his family are traveling to New York ahead of this weekend’s New York City Marathon. First Lady Carol Mead is running in the Marathon this Sunday. She announced last month that she’s running as a member of a charity team dedicated to redu…
Sandy Leaves Death, Damp & Darkness In Wake
NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in New York and Long Island. The declaration makes federal funding available to people in the area. It bore the brunt of the sea surge from a superstorm that hit the East Coast on Monday. The National Hurricane Center said t…
New York City Shuts Down As Storm Approaches
NEW YORK (AP) — Waves are splashing over the sea walls at the southern tip of Manhattan — hours before the worst of a mammoth storm is supposed to hit the nation’s largest city. It’s bringing a wall of water that could reach 11 feet. Two major tunnels to downtown Manhatta…
UN General Assembly Has Full Plate This Week
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon predicts that this week’s session of the U.N. General Assembly and its sideline events will be among the busiest ever, reflecting “the tumultuous time in which we live. President Barack Obama and more than 120 other presid…
11th Anniversary of 9/11 More Subdued
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are pausing once again to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, but this year’s ceremonies are more low-key than the previous 10. Relatives of victims have gathered once again for the reading of names at the World Trade Center site. Bagpipes pla…