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Attack on NYC Woman, 101, Caught on Tape

 March 11, 2007 - Attack on NYC Woman, 101, Caught on Tape
NEW YORK - For a moment, the man in the grainy video looks like a good Samaritan holding the door open for an elderly neighbor. Then he turns and delivers three sharp punches to the 101-year-old woman's head.     More info

Bush Hails Biofuels Pact in Brazil

 March 10, 2007 - Bush Hails Biofuels Pact in Brazil
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) - At a mega fuel depot for tanker trucks, President Bush heralded a new ethanol agreement with Brazil Friday as way to boost alternative fuels production across the Americas. Demonstrators upset with Bush's visit here worry that the president ...     More info

Bin Laden

 March 10, 2007 - Bin Laden 50 today?
SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden, if he's alive, celebrates his 50th birthday on Saturday, and his friends in the Taliban prayed for his long life.
The al Qaeda leader's long silence has fueled speculation that the world's most-wanted fugitive may have died, though many in the international intelligence community reckon Islamist militant Web sites would circulate word of his death.    More info

Venture Capitalists Want to Put Some Algae in Your Tank - photo The New York Times

 March 7, 2007 - Venture Capitalists Want to Put Some Algae in Your Tank
(nytimes) The idea of replacing crude oil with algae may seem like a harebrained way to clean up the planet and bolster national security.     More info

Katrina Leung

  March 6, 2007 - China's spies 'very aggressive' threat to U.S.
China's intelligence services are among the most aggressive at spying on the United States, followed by Cuban, Russian and Iranian spy agencies, according to the U.S. government's top counterintelligence coordinator.
 "These services are eating our lunch," Joel F. Brenner, the new head of the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, said in his first interview since being named to the counterspy post in August.     More info

Global warming labeled a 'scam'

  March 6, 2007 - Global warming labeled a 'scam'
  With a packet of claims that are almost certain to defy conventional wisdom, a television documentary to be aired in Britain this week condemns man-made global warming as a myth that has become "the biggest scam of modern times."
The program titled "The Great Global Warming Scandal" and set for screening by TV Channel 4 on Thursday dismisses claims ...     More info

Greenhouse effect - Photo

  March 5, 2007 - Greenhouse effect is a myth, say scientists
( Research said to prove that greenhouse gases cause climate change has been condemned as a sham by scientists.
A United Nations report earlier this year said humans are very likely to be to blame for global warming and there is...     More info

Wall Street

  March 2, 2007 - 13 Charged In Big Insider Trading Scam
(Washington Post) - Federal prosecutors unsealed criminal charges against more than a dozen people, including former executives at four of Wall Street's elite institutions, accused of engaging in thousands of improper trades in two schemes that netted more than $15 million in profit.     More info

Al Gore's Nashville mansion - photo

  March 2, 2007 - Gore's 'carbon offsets' paid to firm he owns
( - Al Gore defends his extraordinary personal energy usage by telling critics he maintains a "carbon neutral" lifestyle by buying "carbon offsets," but the company that receives his payments turns out to be partly owned and chaired by the former vice president himself.     More info

Alleged brothel bust in upscale neighborhood

  February 28, 2007 - Alleged brothel bust in upscale neighborhood
Sandra Chemero, 46, charged with prostitution
(Bedford Hills - WABC) - It's stunning not only because of where it happened, but also what it offered.
Police say the madam of the house was also a dominatrix ...    More info

NYC pedicabs - Photo WABC

  February 28, 2007 - NYC will now regulate pedicabs
New York City Council wants to slam the brakes on the pedicab industry before it spins out of control. The council created a licensing and safety standards on Wednesday and capped the number of pedicabs allowed on the streets to 325.     More info

Gore's High Energy-Use Home Target of Critical 

  February 27, 2007 - Gore's High Energy-Use Home Target of Critical Report
Al Gore's posh home in the Nashville suburbs might be "carbon neutral," but it still uses a lot of power.
So much that last August Tipper and Al Gore used twice as much electricity in their two-building property ...    More info

New York: Targeted By Tehran?

  February 26, 2007 - New York: Targeted By Tehran?
Increasing tensions between Washington and Tehran have revived New York Police Department concerns that Iranian agents may already have targeted the city for terror attacks. Such attacks could be aimed at bridges and tunnels, Jewish organizations and Wall Street ...    More info

New Search For Global Warming At Poles

  February 26, 2007 - New Search For Global Warming At Poles
For the next two years, the coldest places on Earth will become some of the hottest laboratories in the history of modern science.
This Thursday marks the official start of the International Polar Year (IPY), an unprecedented research assault on Antarctica and the Arctic.     More info

New York City Taxes

  February 19, 2007 - New York Tops 8 Big Cities in Taxes
New York City has long had a notorious reputation for high taxes, but an independent analysis released today shows just how much the city stands out in this regard: state and local taxes swallow $9.02 out of every $100 in taxable income, putting New York’s tax burden far ...    More info

Democrat Party - Rush Limbaugh

  February 19, 2007 - The Democrat Party Owns Defeat
RUSH: I'm going to introduce a new phrase on the program today, and I want it to be picked up by as many people as possible in this audience regarding the Democrats, the war on terror, the war in Iraq. I keep saying they are invested in defeat. The new phrase that I think is really good: They own defeat. They will have ownership of defeat.     More info

Presidents Day, February 19th - photo

  February 19, 2007 - President's Day
   Happy President's Day
Presidents' Day is celebrated to honor the accomplishments and prestige of all the former American Presidents and also the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.    More info

Delta II rocket lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla, February 17, 2007

  February 17, 2007 - 5 Satellites Launch on Rocket
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  (AP)  Five science satellites blasted off on a single rocket into a golden sunset Saturday on a mission to figure out the source of powerful geomagnetic substorms in the Earth's atmosphere.

The launch at 6:01 p.m. from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station came a day after it was scrubbed Friday after strong upper winds forced officials to wait 24 hours, said Rani Gran, NASA spokeswoman.     More info

George Washington Dollar

  February 15, 2007 - New George Washington $1 Coin
WASHINGTON   The newest $1 coin, bearing the likeness of George Washington, is going into circulation around the country just in time for next week's celebration of the first president's birthday.
U.S. Mint officials hope they have ...    More info

Happy Valentine's Day - Photo

  February 14, 2007 - The History of Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day
Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday?     More info

President Abraham Lincoln - Photo

  February 12, 2007 - Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
Lincoln's Birthday is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Illinois and some other states. It is observed on the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth on February 12, 1809. If the day falls on Saturday or Sunday, it is transferred to the nearest weekday.     More info

New York City

  February 10, 2007 - Nuke detectors to ring New York, official says
Washington ( New York City will be protected by a ring of devices to detect nuclear or dirty bombs before the end of the year, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.    More info

Anna Nicole Smith

  February 8, 2007 - Anna Nicole Smith Collapses, Dies at 39
By Suzette Laboy, Associated Press Writer

Anna Nicole Smith, the voluptuous former Playboy centerfold who married an octogenarian billionaire and waged a legal battle for his fortune all the way to the Supreme Court, died Thursday after collapsing at a hotel. She was 39.
The blond bombshell who recently became tabloid fodder all over again after the sudden, apparently drug-related death of her 20-year-old son was stricken while staying at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and was rushed to a hospital.     More info

Michael Savage

  February 5, 2007 - Michael Savage for President
        Michael Savage for President
Author of the best selling books 'The Savage Nation," "The Enemy Within," "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder," and "The Political Zoo,"
Michael Savage is the number one drive time talk show host in the San Francisco market and in many other cities across America. He is currently syndicated on over 350 stations.
Michael Savage was born Michael Alan Weiner in the borough of the Bronx in New York City to a Russian Jewish family. He grew up in Queens and graduated from Jamaica High School, a public high school in New York City.    More info

Bush with the son of deceased NYPD 
officer Ceasar Borja.   January 31, 2007 - Bush meets with son of late Ground Zero worker
(Lower Manhattan-WABC) - President Bush was in town Wednesday for a meeting that was closely watched by 9/11 workers.
Bush also met with the son of deceased NYPD officer Ceasar Borja behind closed doors. The 21-year-old is demanding federal aid for all Ground Zero workers.     More info
New York Governor Eliot 
                  Spitzer   January 31, 2007 - Spitzer releases $120 billion state budget
(New York - WABC) There are no new taxes, but New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's new budget shows an increase in overall spending.  More info
For a full listing of budget details, including an audio version and full text of Spitzer's budget address Click Here
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Senator Barack Obama   January 26, 2007 - Barack Obama
A Message from Barack
As many of you know, over the last few months I have been thinking hard about my plans for 2008. Running for the presidency is a profound decision - a decision no one should make on the basis of media hype or personal ambition alone - and so before I committed myself and my family to this race, I wanted to be sure that this was right for us and, more importantly, right for the country.     More info
  January 23, 2007 - President Bush Delivers State of the Union
President George W. Bush receives applause while delivering the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007. Also pictured are Vice President Dick Cheney and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. White House photo by David Bohrer     More info
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Hillary Rodham Clinton   January 20, 2007 - In to Win - Hillary Rodham Clinton

Presidential race

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Al Gore - Former Vice President   January 19, 2007 - Al Gore
If global climate change reached a tipping point in the public consciousness in 2006, former Vice President Al Gore may well have pushed it over the top. With his unlikely hit film An Inconvenient Truth, Gore became the official climate change spokesman for millions across the globe, presenting possibly the most widely distributed (and highest grossing) science lecture in history.
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New York City's gas smell remains a mystery   January 9, 2007 - New York City's gas smell remains a mystery
NEW YORK — The gas-like odor that hung over Manhattan's streets was gone Tuesday, but city officials were still trying to pinpoint its source — and eyeing New Jersey.
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Nancy Pelosi   January 4, 2007 - The House has elected Nancy Pelosi as the nation's first woman speaker
A shift in power in Washington as the 110th Congress is sworn in today. In the House, it's 233 Democrats and 202 Republicans. The Senate is made up of 49 Democrats, 49 Republicans and two Independents, who are expected to work with the Democrats.     More info
Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo   January 1, 2007 - Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo was elected the 64th Attorney General of New York State on November 7, 2006. As Attorney General, Cuomo is the highest ranking law enforcement officer for the State, responsible for representing New York and its residents in legal matters.
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Democrat Eliot Spitzer   January 1, 2007 - Spitzer takes over as New York's 54th governor
Democrat Eliot Spitzer, vowing to "replace delay and diversion with energy and purpose," was sworn in as New York's 54th governor during a private ceremony early Monday at the governor's mansion.
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                            Square New Year's Eve Celebration, 2007   Times Square New Year's Eve Celebration, 2007
Going to see the ball drop in Times Square? Here are some things to know:
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Execution of Saddam Hussein   The execution of Saddam Hussein, December 30, 2006
The execution of former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein was the capital punishment imposed after his trial for the killings of 148 Shias in the town of Dujail in 1982. Saddam was executed at approximately 05:55 local time (02:55 GMT) on December 30, 2006 by hanging, as many Iraqis began celebrating Eid ul-Adha, although the time has not been precisely reported to the media yet. Saddam's execution took place in the Green Zone of Baghdad under heightened security.     More info
Gerald R. Ford   Gerald R. Ford, December 26, 2006
Ford died at the age of 93 on December 26, 2006 at 6:45 p.m Pacific Standard Time (02:45, December 27, UTC), of heart failure. At 8:49 p.m., Ford's wife, Betty, issued a statement that confirmed his death.
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Rudolph W. Giuliani   Rudolph W. Giuliani
Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani III, (born May 28, 1944) is an American politician and attorney, best known for his service as the Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1994, through December 31, 2001. His role in leading the City during and after the September 11 terrorist attacks raised his national stature and led him to be named Time Magazine's 2001 Person of the Year.
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Thanksgiving Day   Thanksgiving, November 23, 2006
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is an annual one-day holiday to give thanks (traditionally to God), for the things one has at the close of the harvest season. In the United States, Thanksgiving is ...
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The Freedom Tower   Construction On Freedom Tower, November 18, 2006
More than five years after terrorists brought down the Twin Towers, a new tower is on the way up. At Ground Zero Saturday, it was a moment so many have waited for so long. ...
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Veterans Day   Veterans Day November 11, 2006
Veterans Day is an American holiday for honoring war veterans. It is celebrated on the same day as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world ...
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Election 2006   Election November 7, 2006
NEW YORK: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton routed her conservative Republican challenger Tuesday to win re-election — the latest milestone in a remarkable political ascent from first lady to freshman senator to the Democratic front-runner for the White House. ...
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The New York City Marathon - Robert Caplin for The New York Times
  New York City Marathon November 5, 2006
Jelena Prokopcuka and Gomes dos Santos accept their medals on the winners' platform in Central Park. ...
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