News archive from 24 June 2013, page 18

Correction

In yesterday's Sunday NOW section, a story titled "Shh! Mum's the word," gave an incorrect Website address. The correct address is www.truemomconfessions.com. The Daily News regrets the error.

 
Lower East Side festival has grand visions of the city's future

Lower East Side festival has grand visions of the city's future

Above photo: The heads of twelve cultural institutions came together to create this groundbreaking festival: David Conrad Brouillard (l. - r.), Brett Littman, Gianni Jetzer, Jeffrey Inaba, Lisa Phillips (director of the New Museum), Karen Wong,...

 

Pelosi's defense of NSA surveillance draws boos

SAN JOSE, Calif. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has disappointed some of her liberal base with her defense of the Obama administration's classified surveillance of U.S. residents' phone and Internet records. Some of the activists attending the...

 

Caroline Kennedy shares misty memories of Camelot

Caroline Kennedy took a moment Saturday to remember the Camelot of her youth and offer a glimpse into her star-crossed family members. The 51-year-old Kennedy was only 3 when her father, President John F. Kennedy, swept into the White House in 1961....

 

Caroline Kennedy is no front-runner, peeved Gov. Paterson pledges

Gov. Paterson put up a caution flag Wednesday to those ready to anoint Caroline Kennedy New York's next U.S. senator. "How is she a front-runner?" Paterson shot back when a reporter used the term referring to Kennedy. RELATED: CAROLINE...

 
Bloomberg, NYC council agree on $70B budget a week before deadline

Bloomberg, NYC council agree on $70B budget a week before deadline

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council sealed the deal on their last budget Sunday, staving off some of the worst cuts to the city housing authority under the federal sequester. The $70 billion budget, which does not include tax...

 
Thousands return home as rivers recede in Calgary

Thousands return home as rivers recede in Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta -- Thousands of residents of Calgary were allowed to return to their homes and many of them faced extensive repairs after flooding that left Alberta's largest city awash in debris and dirty water. About 75,000 people had to leave at...

 
Thousands return home as rivers recede in Calgary

Thousands return home as rivers recede in Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta Thousands of residents of Calgary were allowed to return to their homes and many of them faced extensive repairs after flooding that left Alberta's largest city awash in debris and dirty water. About 75,000 people had to leave at the...

 

Shaffer: Aliens reported in Wilson County; search fruitless

WILSON The news hit me like an asteroid: “Crop Circles Discovered in Wilson County. Space creatures probe rural wheat field.” It had to be true. I found it on page 3 of The Grey Area - a free weekly digest of unusual happenings in...

 
Ruling party gains in Tokyo assembly election

Ruling party gains in Tokyo assembly election

TOKYO -- Japan's ruling party on Monday welcomed its sweeping gains in a Tokyo assembly election that was closely watched as an indicator of how the country's major parties will fare in parliamentary polls next month. The ruling Liberal Democratic...

 

Danny Glover convicted of trespassing

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario - Activist actor Danny Glover, co-star of "Lethal Weapon" and "The Color Purple," was convicted Thursday of trespassing. Glover, 60, and Unite Here union officials refused to leave a Sheraton Hotel where they...

 
Readership for summer chick-lit genre has changed its colors since 'Devil Wears Prada' days

Readership for summer chick-lit genre has changed its colors since 'Devil Wears Prada' days

Have vampires sucked the blood out of chick lit? Remember when beachin' it meant toting along "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Good in Bed," "Confessions of a Shop­aholic" or anything by Candace Bushnell? Well, if you're a...

 

Latest bird flu strain 'kills more than a third'

LONDON -- More than a third of patients infected with a new strain of bird flu died after being admitted to the hospital earlier this year, Chinese researchers report in a new study. Since the new H7N9 bird flu first broke out in China in late March,...

 

Caroline Kennedy tells Daily News: I wouldn't be beholden to anybody

A defiant Caroline Kennedy says she "wouldn't be beholden to anybody" - including Mayor Bloomberg - if she's picked to become New York's next U.S. senator. "I'm really coming into this as somebody who isn't, you know, part of the...

 
Ruling party gains in Tokyo assembly election

Ruling party gains in Tokyo assembly election

TOKYO Japan's ruling party on Monday welcomed its sweeping gains in a Tokyo assembly election that was closely watched as an indicator of how the country's major parties will fare in parliamentary polls next month. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party...

 

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