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  • Activists pressure lawmakers to ban horse-drawn carriages

    Activists pressure lawmakers to ban horse-drawn carriages

    Updated:Tuesday, April 29 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-04-29 22:03:26 GMT

    Animal rights activists lobbied City Council members who are undecided on banning horse carriages in New York City. PETA and NYCLASS brought with them a tourist from Oklahoma who took pictures of a carriage horse who fell on Fifth Avenue last week. Stefanie Sinclair and her boyfriend Roger Curlik say the horse Spartacus was mistreated by the carriage drivers after falling.

    Animal rights activists lobbied City Council members who are undecided on banning horse carriages in New York City. PETA and NYCLASS brought with them a tourist from Oklahoma who took pictures of a carriage horse who fell on Fifth Avenue last week. Stefanie Sinclair and her boyfriend Roger Curlik say the horse Spartacus was mistreated by the carriage drivers after falling.

  • Montreal-style bagels in New York City

    Montreal-style bagels in New York City

    Updated:Tuesday, April 29 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-04-29 21:43:02 GMT

    Bagels are a staple of the New York diet, and you can get them pretty much anywhere in the city, but now one place is changing up the formula. And it seems to be working. "What we've done is taken a New York bagel dough and we're preparing it in the style of a Montreal bagel," says Noah Bernamoff, co-owner Black Seed Bagels. Step one: hand roll. Step two: boil in a honey water kettle. Step three: bake in a wood-burning oven, and flip regularly to achieve perfect texture.

    Bagels are a staple of the New York diet, and you can get them pretty much anywhere in the city, but now one place is changing up the formula. And it seems to be working. "What we've done is taken a New York bagel dough and we're preparing it in the style of a Montreal bagel," says Noah Bernamoff, co-owner Black Seed Bagels. Step one: hand roll. Step two: boil in a honey water kettle. Step three: bake in a wood-burning oven, and flip regularly to achieve perfect texture.

  • Police: teen confessed to stabbing Maren Sanchez

    Police: teen confessed to stabbing Maren Sanchez

    Updated:Tuesday, April 29 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-29 20:34:54 GMT

    A teenager charged in the fatal stabbing of a Connecticut high school student told a police officer after the attack: "I did it," according to a court filing released Tuesday. The 16-year-old defendant, Christopher Plaskon, has been charged with murder as an adult in the slaying of Maren Sanchez, a friend who was killed last week in a hallway of Jonathan Law High School in Milford.

    A teenager charged in the fatal stabbing of a Connecticut high school student told a police officer after the attack: "I did it," according to a court filing released Tuesday. The 16-year-old defendant, Christopher Plaskon, has been charged with murder as an adult in the slaying of Maren Sanchez, a friend who was killed last week in a hallway of Jonathan Law High School in Milford.

  • John Degnan

    Christie recommends Democrat to chair Port Authority

    Christie recommends Democrat to chair Port Authority

    Updated:Tuesday, April 29 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-04-29 20:02:06 GMT

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has put forth a former state attorney general to be the next chairman of the embattled transit agency that runs the bridge at the heart of the traffic jams scandal that has engulfed his administration. Christie announced Tuesday that he's recommended John Degnan to replace David Samson, who resigned last month from the job at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has put forth a former state attorney general to be the next chairman of the embattled transit agency that runs the bridge at the heart of the traffic jams scandal that has engulfed his administration. Christie announced Tuesday that he's recommended John Degnan to replace David Samson, who resigned last month from the job at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

  • 'A Gentleman's Guide' leads Tony nominations

    'A Gentleman's Guide' leads Tony nominations

    Updated:Tuesday, April 29 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-04-29 14:15:41 GMT

    Suspense was the mood on Broadway in the hours before Tony Award nominations are announced, with no obvious front-runners for best musical or play emerging this year. The nominations will be revealed Tuesday in a televised event co-hosted by the star of HBO's "Looking," Jonathan Groff, and "Elementary" cast member Lucy Liu. The awards will be handed out June 8.

    The musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," a comedic romp in which a poor man eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, has nabbed a leading 10 Tony Award nominations. "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," a cult off-Broadway hit that this season stars Neil Patrick Harris, won eight nominations. The awards will be handed out June 8.

  • Electronic cigarette ban takes effect in New York City

    Electronic cigarette ban takes effect in New York City

    Updated:Tuesday, April 29 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-04-29 12:19:05 GMT

    Electronic cigarettes in New York City are now regulated like tobacco. Starting Tuesday, e-cigs were banned from bars, restaurants and many other public locations. Critics say little evidence exists on the effect of the devices on smoking -- whether as an aid in quitting, a gateway for non-smokers or a bridge to keep smokers hooked longer.

    Electronic cigarettes in New York City are now regulated like tobacco. Starting Tuesday, e-cigs were banned from bars, restaurants and many other public locations. Critics say little evidence exists on the effect of the devices on smoking -- whether as an aid in quitting, a gateway for non-smokers or a bridge to keep smokers hooked longer.

  • Kindergarten show canceled so kids won't miss more class

    Kindergarten show canceled so kids won't miss more class

    Updated:Tuesday, April 29 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-04-29 12:02:23 GMT

    Welcome to the Elwood School District, Long Island, where kindergarten is very serious. Evidently, two days spent singing, dancing, and acting might cost the 5- and 6-year-olds of the Harley Primary School their chances at college and a future. So the school cancelled its year-end performance. As you can imagine, that logic made perfect sense to the district's parents.

    Welcome to the Elwood School District, Long Island, where kindergarten is very serious. Evidently, two days spent singing, dancing, and acting might cost the 5- and 6-year-olds of the Harley Primary School their chances at college and a future. So the school cancelled its year-end performance. As you can imagine, that logic made perfect sense to the district's parents.

  • Cheerleading as a sport

    Cheerleading as a sport

    Updated:Tuesday, April 29 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-04-29 11:45:46 GMT

    Competitive cheerleading is a step closer to becoming an official sport in public schools across New York State. The State Board of Regents is expected to recognize cheerleading as a sport on Tuesday.  The classification would ensure that coaches are properly trained and schools would be required to follow universal safety standards.

    Competitive cheerleading is a step closer to becoming an official sport in public schools across New York State. The State Board of Regents is expected to recognize cheerleading as a sport on Tuesday.  The classification would ensure that coaches are properly trained and schools would be required to follow universal safety standards.

  • Baby, mom among 3 shot in New Jersey

    Baby, mom among 3 shot in New Jersey

    Updated:Tuesday, April 29 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-04-29 11:12:32 GMT

    Police say a 1-year-old girl and her mother are among three people who suffered gunshot wounds after someone opened fire on a city street.

    Police have left the scene of a shooting that left a 1-year-old girl, her mother and a man wounded on the streets of Asbury Park. Police say as many as 15 bullets were fired as children played on Comstock Street Monday night. Police say the 29-year-old mother and her baby were innocent bystanders. But officers are not sure why the 19-year-old man was involved.

  • House denies chimp attack victim's bid to sue

    House denies chimp attack victim's bid to sue

    Updated:Tuesday, April 29 2014 7:07 AM EDT2014-04-29 11:07:16 GMT

    The Connecticut House of Representatives has sided with a legislative committee that recommended a woman blinded and disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack should not be allowed to sue the state for financial damages.It would have been unusual for the House to overrule the recommendation of the Judiciary Committee, which upheld last year's decision by the Claims Commissioner's office, which refused Charla Nash's request for permission to sue the state.

    The Connecticut House of Representatives has sided with a legislative committee that recommended a woman blinded and disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack should not be allowed to sue the state for financial damages.It would have been unusual for the House to overrule the recommendation of the Judiciary Committee, which upheld last year's decision by the Claims Commissioner's office, which refused Charla Nash's request for permission to sue the state.

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