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New York City's 24-Hour Subway Service Could End, Ruining Lives, Under Proposal

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An influential think tank has proposed ending 24-hour subway service in New York City - a seismic change to the cornerstone of the identity for a city that never sleeps.
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New York City Ballet Chief Peter Martins Has Stepped Down Amid Accusations of Sexual Harassment

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Peter Martins, the influential leader of New York City Ballet for three decades, has taken a leave of absence pending an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.
The company confirmed late Thursday that 71-year-old Martins had requested and was granted a temporary leave from both the company and the affiliated School of American Ballet until an independent investigation concluded. The probe, which is being conducted by a law firm, was launched after the company received an anonymous letter accusing Martins of past sexual harassment. City Ballet has said that allegation was not...
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New York City not likely to tax $450 million art sale

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New York City collects sales tax on even the smallest items, but it probably won't collect a cent in taxes on a nearly half billion dollar painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
The Italian Renaissance artist's “Salvator Mundi” sold for $450 million during a record-breaking auction at Christie's last month to a buyer reported to be a Saudi prince. But unless he decides to hang the work in a Manhattan pied-a-terre, or ships it using the wrong type of carrier, the city won't get any taxes.
That's because the state's laws are structured so that out-of-town buyers generally don't get hit with big tax...
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New York City not likely to tax $450 million art sale

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NYC Ballet chief accused of harassment takes leave from job

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Longtime New York City Ballet chief Peter Martins has taken a leave of absence from his post pending an investigation into alleged sexual harassment. The company confirmed late Thursday that...
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More women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct

More women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct

Playwright Cori Thomas says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16-years-old. Read more ...

'Dark money' provision dropped from tax bill

'Dark money' provision dropped from tax bill

"I will continue to fight all attempts to eliminate this critical provision that keeps the sanctity of our religious institutions intact, prevents the flow of dark money in... Read more ...

Blaze, now 4th-largest in California history, kills firefighter

Blaze, now 4th-largest in California history, kills firefighter

Authorities have identified a firefighter killed while battling a blaze that's destroyed hundreds of homes northwest of Los Angeles. Read more ...

Rubio's defection threatens Senate GOP's margin on tax bill

Rubio's defection threatens Senate GOP's margin on tax bill

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio declared Thursday he will vote against the GOP'S sweeping tax package unless negotiators expand its child tax credit, jeopardizing the Republicans'... Read more ...

Man reunited with birth parents after nearly 30 years apart

Man reunited with birth parents after nearly 30 years apart

Melissa Thompson and Troy Johansen were just 17 years old when they gave their infant son up for adoption. Nearly 30 years later, thanks to a viral Facebook post, they were... Read more ...

Police: Latrobe couple uses 'lost dog' story to steal more than $50,000 in...

Police: Latrobe couple uses 'lost dog' story to steal more than $50,000 in jewelry

A Latrobe couple was arrested after police say they've been linked to several jewelry thefts. Read more ...

Haley: Missile debris 'proof' of Iran's UN violations

Haley: Missile debris 'proof' of Iran's UN violations

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says “undeniable” evidence proves that Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. Haley Thursday... Read more ...

Counting 'Lies': The New York Times' comparison of Obama and Trump shows...

Counting 'Lies': The New York Times' comparison of Obama and Trump shows glaring media blind spots

The chart alone reveals a perennial problem in center-left mainstream media attempts at data journalism. Read more ...

FCC Repeals 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers

FCC Repeals 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers

After a brief security evacuation, the agency voted to undo Obama-era regulations that prohibit cable and telecom companies from blocking access to websites and apps or... Read more ...

Big baller: LeBron gets triple-double as Cavs beat Lakers

Big baller: LeBron gets triple-double as Cavs beat Lakers

CLEVELAND - Lonzo Ball got an up-close look at the biggest baller of them all. Read more ...