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  • NYC soda ban hits restaurants Tuesday

    NYC soda ban on large, sugary drinks goes into effect Tuesday, and restaurants are making the necessary adjustments. Some are ordering smaller glasses, while others are having customers sweeten their own coffee to comply with the NYC soda ban.

  • New York City ferry crash injures dozens

    Questions remain following the collision Wednesday morning of a ferry into a dock in Manhattan. The ferry had recently undergone an overhaul, but officials said it was too soon to tell if the engine and propulsion work played a role in the crash.

  • Woman charged with murder, hate crime in NY subway death

    Erika Menendez, a 31 year-old woman accused of pushing a man to his death on a subway platform in Queens, told police she did it because she thought he was Muslim.

  • 'What's done is done,' says NY subway victim's daughter

    The 20-year-old daughter of Ki-Suck Han, the man pushed onto the subway tracks Monday at the Times Square station, said it would have been great if someone had helped her dad before he was struck and killed by the train.

  • Giving thanks after superstorm Sandy

    Many hit hard by hurricane Sandy will be celebrating a subdued Thanksgiving this year. But there is still much to be grateful for, and thanks to New York and New Jersey organizations, no one will miss a turkey dinner.

  • Drivers grapple with NYC gas rationing after Sandy

    With police monitoring lines, motorists in New York City and Long Island on Friday began dealing with a new piece of fallout from Sandy the monster storm: odd-even gas rationing.

  • Hurricane Sandy: Storm surge floods NYC tunnels, cuts power to city (+video)

    Nearly a million New Yorkers were without power as hurricane Sandy made landfall Monday night. Subway tunnels, the waterfront, and the financial district flooded.

  • East Coast utilities prep for Hurricane Sandy aka 'Frankenstorm'

    Burned by long power outages last fall, utility companies are prepping for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, which is expected merge with a winter storm and create what forecasters are branding "Frankenstorm." As many as 50 million people could be effected by Sandy.

  • 9-11 memorial: Priceless at any cost? (+video)

    The September 11 memorial and museum will require a $60 million-a-year operating budget. Some argue the federal government can't afford such a hefty price tag, while others say the meaning behind the memorial is worth any cost.