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(New York, NY) -- President Obama is talking to the leaders of Ukraine and Malaysia about the crashed airliner near the Russian border. The White House says Obama made separate phone calls to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak from Air...
(Washington, DC) -- A new Washington, DC law decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana took effect Thursday. What had been a crime possibly punishable by jail time now rates just a 25-dollar fine for adult violators. A 60-day congressional review period...
(Washington, DC) -- The all-clear is being given at the White House after police determined an unattended package posed no danger. The White House was placed on lockdown this afternoon after the package was discovered on the north fence line. Neither President Obama nor Vice...
(Tallahassee, FL) - A Florida state judge has overturned the state's ban on gay marriage, but the state's Attorney General is already appealing the decision. Jim VanRiper with LGBT rights group Equality Florida had hoped the decision would stick. The appeal means that no...
(New York, NY) -- In New York, thousands of Long Island Railroad riders won't have to worry about a strike. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo helped broker a six-and-a-half-year agreement between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the eight Long Island Railroad unions...
(Washington, DC) -- The White House is reportedly on lockdown this afternoon. NBC News is reporting the reason is an unattended package on the north fence line. They also say that Lafayette Park across from the White House has been cleared.
(Undated) -- Ukrainian security officials say separatists are to blame for Thursday's deadly crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight. Ukrainian officials claim the Boeing 777 was brought down by a ground-to-air missile while cruising at 33-thousand feet. Nearly 300 people on board...
(new York, NY) -- Union leaders in New York say a deal has been reached to avert a crippling Long Island Railroad strike. Two of the labor unions representing LIRR workers are reporting that a tentative agreement has been reached. One of those unions is reporting on its website...
(New York, NY) -- New York City is on pace to reach its goal of 500 housing starts for Hurricane Sandy victims by Labor Day. Mayor de Blasio stood in front of one in Brooklyn today, saying residents are finally seeing signs of progress in the Build It Back program. The mayor...