US states split on allowing citizen ballot initiatives

New York 10/31/18, 09:54

Every two years, citizens across the U.S. manage to place some eye-catching measures on state election ballots, posing questions to voters that can be divisive and sometimes historic. But more than half of states offer no such opportunity.Twenty-four states — ...

New York helicopter crash kills 2 utility workers

New York 10/31/18, 04:07

State police say two utility workers were killed and two others were hurt when their maintenance helicopter got caught on power lines and crashed in rural northeastern New York. Two utility workers were killed and two others were hurt when their ...

Officials gather to watch city win $1M in challenge

New York 10/31/18, 00:28

HUNTINGTON — Members of Huntington's Mayors Challenge team gathered with city firefighters and police officers Monday morning at City Hall to watch the live announcement that the city was selected as one of the winners of the 2018 Bloomberg Philanthropies ...

Lucas Hedges comes of age, 1 film at a time

New York 10/30/18, 18:50

With the pressure of the lead role on him for the first time, Lucas Hedges was hearing voices. Vivid movie-critic voices. "I would hear reviews in my head that were like: 'It appears as if Hedges has nothing going on in ...

Pet-friendly domestic violence shelter is built in NYC

New York 10/30/18, 15:15

A domestic violence shelter custom-designed for people and pets has been built in New York City.Domestic violence survivors, officials, advocates and some pets gathered Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting. Organizers say it's the first shelter of its size custom-built for domestic ...

Recording Academy to honor Willie Nelson

New York 10/30/18, 06:31

The Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing will honor Willie Nelson days before the 2019 Grammy Awards.The academy announced Tuesday that Nelson's career and achievements will be celebrated on Feb. 6, 2019, at The Village Studios in Los Angeles.Neil Portnow, ...

Nurturing Tree Of Life

New York 10/30/18, 00:44

Beginning in 1880, before the words “Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” were stamped on the Statue of Liberty dedicated 132 years ago, Jewish refugees fleeing violent pogroms in Europe were often met in ...

Apple expected to unveil new iPads, Mac in New York

New York 10/30/18, 00:30

New iPads and Mac computers are expected Tuesday as part of an Apple event in New York.The event is being held at an opera house in Brooklyn, suggesting Apple is pushing products focused on creativity and the arts.As overall tablet ...

Michael Bloomberg gives $1.5M to oppose grocery tax

New York 10/29/18, 13:56

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated $1.5 million to the campaign against a ballot measure in Oregon that would ban any future taxes on grocery revenue and items sold in supermarkets.The Oregonian/OregonLive said Monday that Bloomberg has ...

New chapters emerge in 6 years since Sandy’s devastation

New York 10/29/18, 04:36

Meteorological monster Superstorm Sandy roared into the heavily populated New York metropolitan area six years ago Monday, leaving at least 182 people dead from the Caribbean to the Northeast.The storm caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. It also ...

6 years after Sandy, stories of the storm have new chapters

New York 10/28/18, 12:09

A community where residents rallied with surfboards and kayaks to rescue neighbors from flood and fire. A survival story in a suburban garage. A religious statue that stood firm while its surroundings were leveled.Superstorm Sandy roared into the nation's most ...

Today in History for October 27th

New York 10/27/18, 08:25

The Federalist Papers published in New York City; President Theodore Roosevelt is born; Egypian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin win Nobel Peace Prize; Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since 1918. (Oct. 27)Source: ...