Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Obama administration frustrated by old White House PCs
If the Obama campaign represented a sleek, new iPhone kind of future, the first day of the Obama administration looked more like the rotary-dial past.
years after launching the most technologically savvy presidential
campaign in history, Obama officials ran smack into the constraints of
the federal bureaucracy yesterday, encountering a jumble of
disconnected phone lines, old computer software, and security
regulations forbidding outside e-mail accounts.
What does that mean in 21st-century terms? No Facebook
to communicate with supporters. No outside e-mail log-ins. No instant
messaging. Hard adjustments for a staff that helped sweep Obama to
power through, among other things, relentless online social networking.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sens. Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd both were removed by emergency medical personnel during President Obama's celebratory
inaugural luncheon on Tuesday.
A Republican House leadership member told FOX News that Kennedy suffered a
seizure at the end of the lunch, and it lasted a while. He had been sitting with Vice President Biden and second lady Jill
Biden during the lunch portion of the program when he began convulsing.
Monday, January 19, 2009
defensive coordinator Rex Ryan will join the New York Jets as their
head coach. The Jets are expected make an official announcement on
The 46-year-old Ryan would replace the fired Eric Mangini and take over
a team that started last season 8-3, but missed the playoffs with
quarterback Brett Favre after a late-season collapse.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
NY1 | 24 Hour Local News | Top Stories | City Agency Approves More Funding For Yankee Stadium
The city's Industrial Development Agency approved another $370 million in tax-exempt bonds for the new Yankee Stadium today.
The panel voted 11 to one in favor of the additional funds. There was one absention.
It's been the subject of two days of heated hearings this week.
IDA discussed the issue yesterday. On Wednesday, Yankees President
Randy Levine defended the request before a State Assembly hearing.
Bloomberg is getting ready to honor the civilian and uniformed
rescuers who coordinated a river rescue that saved 155 passengers
and crew a day after a US Airways plane went down in the Hudson
The mayor will also honor the airline's chief executive officer, Doug Parker, at City Hall.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Watercraft are converging on a USAirways plane that is half-submerged in the Hudson River off the West 50’s of Manhattan.
According to Channel 4 television news, the plane apparently took
off from LaGuardia Airport and was bound for Charlotte, N.C. and had
146 passengers and 5 crew members. The plane, according to the news
report, may have hit a flock of birds. The pilot tried to return to the
airport when the plane fell into the Hudson.
about the significance of his role at the company. First he joked about
being "head janitor," but then turned serious. "Ultimately, there needs
to be some gravitational force that pulls it all together," he said.
"Otherwise, you can get great pieces of technology all floating around
the universe, but it doesn't add up to much."
Monday, January 12, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) -- Get ready. Tony Soprano on Broadway.
James Gandolfini, from HBO's classic mob series "The Sopranos,'' will star with Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis and Marcia Gay
Harden in ``God of Carnage,'' Yasmina Reza's four-character play about the clash between two liberal, middle-class couples.
The play opens March 22 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. It begins preview performances Feb. 28.
Friday, January 09, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
- A prosecutor says disgraced financier
Bernard Madoff violated bail conditions by mailing about $1
million worth of jewelry and other assets to relatives. The prosecutor
wants him jailed without bail.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Litt made the request to revoke
Madoff's bail at a hearing in federal court on Monday. Madoff has been
under house arrest.
There was no immediate decision on the government's request.
the scary one coming to an end, but one thing you can count on is
plenty of news in technology. A lot of the hottest developments in 2009
will come in an area that has been relatively quiet in recent
years—personal computer software.
-- A contractor that raised the crane that toppled in midtown Manhattan
last year and killed seven people was charged Monday with manslaughter
and criminally negligent homicide for the ``reckless and negligent''
failure to stabilize it, prosecutors said.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
The final note of Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign may very well be sung by Jon Bon Jovi.
The musician is performing at a fundraiser for the former presidential candidate as she tries to close out her campaign debt.
The Jan. 15 performance at Manhattan's Town Hall is being billed as
"a final evening in support of Hillary Clinton for President Debt
Relief.'' Ticket prices range from $75 to $1,000.
NEW YORK (AP)
-- Killings dropped by a third here last year, making Wisconsin's
largest city among the nation's most successful in tackling its 2008
While New York and Chicago saw an uptick in slayings last year,
other cities including Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, Philadelphia and
Los Angeles had fewer violent deaths in '08 than '07.
Homicides in New York rose 5.2 percent, to 522 from 496 the year before.