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Paid vacation could become city mandate

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:53
Paid sick days could be the beginning, a new bill would require five paid vacation days for employees on the job for six months.
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Mets sign veteran OF Abreu

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:43
The Mets signed OF Bobby Abreu to a minor league contract Monday night and assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas. The 40-year old was released by the Phillies this spring after being told he would not make their 25-man roster.
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Ex-NYPD commish refuses to respond to criticism

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:37
The city’s ex-top cop remained mum Monday after new Police Commissioner Bill Bratton blasted his approach to fighting crime. But Kelly’s former mouthpiece came out swinging, defending his old boss’s record as commish.
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Tx. woman on trial for stabbing boyfriend to death with stiletto heel

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:34
The gruesome attack on the night of June 9, 2013 left Ana Trujillo's boyfriend, Alf Stefan Andersson, lying mangled on the floor of his Houston apartment after struck at least 25 times by her shoe, according to prosecutors.
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Bode's battle over custody of son continues

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:11
Winter is over but things remain frosty in the child custody case involving Olympic skier Bode Miller and Columbia University student Sara McKenna. Miller and McKenna were unable to reach a temporary settlement Monday during a conference at New York County Family Court.
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Delays in Sandy rebuild aid has homeowners upset

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:57
A year and a half after Hurricane Sandy, work on the first six storm-wrecked homes only began during the last week. So far, another three homeowners have received reimbursement checks from the aid program — out of nearly 20,000 homeowners who applied.
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Officer shot, killed after crazed man snatches gun: police

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:53
Johnson City Officer David Smith, 43, was shot multiple times outside an MRI office near Binghamton after a disturbed employee managed to grab his gun just after 7 a.m., said Police Chief Joseph Zikuski.
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Khalil Tatum found dead in D.C. park, Relisha Rudd still missing: police

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:38
The man suspected of killing his wife and abducting an 8-year-old girl was found dead of a suicide in an expansive Washington, D.C. park, police said Monday.
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Dance instructor convicted of sexually abusing teen at convention

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:08
Nichol Marie Phelps, 30, was convicted in an Orange County courtroom Friday after pursuing a sexual relationship with the girl who was just 13 when they first met, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
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Texas couple starved 5-year-old son, kept him locked in stairway closet: police

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:05
A Texas couple kept their bruised, malnourished 5-year-old son in a diaper and locked in a closet of their Spring home, police said in a horrifying case of abuse. The tiny, blond-haired boy was severely underweight, his shoulder blades, ribs and vertebrae showing through his skin, when officers found him late last week.
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Ex-N'western QB Colter taking union message to Washington

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 18:55
Mr. Colter is going to Washington. Former Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter, who is the leading face in the movement to unionize college sports, will take the cause to Capitol Hill this week, according to an ESPN report.
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Chris Christie denies he has too much ‘baggage’ to run for president in 2016

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 18:43
Chris Christie says he isn’t letting the still-evolving Bridgegate scandal weigh down his potential 2016 plans. The embattled New Jersey governor told Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” that the political problems arising from the suspicious closures of multiple traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge last year won’t affect whether he’ll run for president.
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Nephew claims self-defense in shooting of rapper Benzino

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 18:15
The nephew charged with shooting hip-hop artist and reality TV star Benzino during a weekend funeral procession on a Boston-area highway acted in self-defense, his lawyer said Monday.
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SEE IT: Braun gets standing ovation in return from drug ban

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 18:13
Brewers star Ryan Braun drew a standing ovation in his return from a drug suspension, then was ruled out in the first call overturned under baseball’s expanded replay system as Milwaukee beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Monday in a season opener.
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Miss. death row inmate to get new trial in husband’s murder

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 18:06
Attorneys for Michelle Byrom, now 57, say they have new evidence in the 1999 murder of her husband, Edward 'Eddie' Bryom Sr. She was sentenced to death in 2000 for his murder and for recruiting her son in the plot. Byrom now argues her son committed the slaying.
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Nicole Richie to star in VH1 reality show '#CandidlyNicole'

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 18:05
The 32-year-old former reality TV star-turned-designer, who is also an author and actress, is heading to VH1.
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Photo captures moment baby is pulled from deadly highway 530 mudslide

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 18:00
Kody Wesson was driving along Highway 530 in Washington when the deadly mudslide struck last weekend.
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NASCAR champ’s in-law dies while skydiving

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 17:56
The brother-in-law of champion NASCAR stock car racer Jimmie Johnson died in a freak skydiving accident Sunday after he collided with another jumper in midair and then failed to deploy his parachute during freefall in eastern San Diego County, Calif., officials said.
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Shirley Jones postpones 80th birthday skydive

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 17:55
Actress Shirley Jones is celebrating her 80th birthday on the ground, instead of skydiving as she had planned.
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Defense guns to KO 12-year-old shooter’s talk with cops

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 17:51
Attorneys for a 12-year-old boy accused of accidentally wounding his older sister with a .22 pistol want a Queens family court judge to toss out some of the statements he made to cops in the wake of the shooting.
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