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2nd New York state judge upholds fracking ban in towns

ALBANY, New York (Reuters) – A New York state judge on Friday upheld an upstate community’s ban on gas drilling, marking the second victory this week for opponents of the drilling method known as fracking. The authority vested in towns and cities in New York to regulate use of their…

Woman with two uteruses gives birth to twins

A woman with two uteruses has given birth to twins this week in a story that has surprised the medical world. Alison Camp of Buffalo, New York is among just one to two percent of women in the world with a rare condition called uterine didelphys. It results in Camp…

New York firebombing raises alarm over spread of Islamophobia

NEW YORK — New York police arrested a man Tuesday over the firebombing of a mosque, but some say the incident reflects much deeper tensions faced by Muslim New Yorkers — and that police are partly to blame. Police say they are investigating whether the throwing of Molotov cocktails at…

New York mosque firebombed in ‘hate crime’ spree

New York’s mayor expressed outrage Monday after a mosque was hit by a firebomb in an arson spree that police said they were investigating as a hate crime. The Imam Al-Khoei Foundation building in the borough of Queens suffered damage to the front door from a Molotov cocktail thrown late…

Wolf found roaming streets in New York

Stray cats are common throughout New York City. But the same certainly can’t be said for stray wolves. According to the New York Daily News, an illegal wolf was found walking the streets of Brooklyn Tuesday evening. It was an unusual occurrence as cops located the animal, which was wearing…

Tea party leader flees CBS cameras after handgun arrest

The co-founder of Tea Party Patriots was captured on video jumping a fence and fleeing into Queens’ “Boulevard of Death” after he was arraigned for illegally possessing a handgun at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Mark Meckler was charged Thursday with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a…

Voting machine design blamed for New York’s 60,000 lost ballots

It wasn’t voter fraud that caused 60,000 ballots to be tossed from the 2010 election in New York – it was poorly designed voting machines. According to a study from the New York University’s Brennan School for Justice, the new optical voting system confused voters so much that they ended…

Dispatches from the war on the 99%

This is a small item, but really jumped out at me as a classic example of how all-out the war of the rich on everyone else is right now in this country. There's no attempt at improving your lot in life so small that imperious fuckwits like Bloomberg won't try…

Judge allows suit challenging New York same-sex marriage law

ALBANY, New York (Reuters) – A conservative religious group may proceed with a lawsuit seeking to overturn New York’s new law legalizing same-sex marriage, a state judge has ruled. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a non-profit advocacy group founded by Christian clergy, said that closed-door talks between Governor Andrew Cuomo…

‘Occupy’ marchers from New York reach D.C.

WASHINGTON — Weary but determined Occupy Wall Street protesters entered Washington in the rain Tuesday at the end of a 13-day march from New York that they hoped would inspire others to hit the road. Carrying a US flag and an orange “people before profit” poster, they strolled in the…

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