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Man allegedly tried to blow up US bank

NEW YORK — The FBI yesterday arrested a Bangladeshi man in a sting operation on charges he attempted to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank with what he believed was a 1,000-pound (450-kg) bomb, federal authorities said. Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, faces charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass […]

Poll: Obama's lead slips

NEW YORK — The US Senate race in Pennsylvania has become “too close to call” three weeks before the election, while President Barack Obama’s lead in the state has slipped from 12 to four percentage points after a disappointing debate performance, a Quinnipiac poll said today. Pennsylvania, seen until recently as secure for the Democratic […]

$2b. more for Madoff victims

NEW YORK – Victims of Bernard Madoff’s fraud will soon receive $2.48 billion to help cover their losses, more than tripling their total recovery to about $3.63 billion, the trustee liquidating the imprisoned swindler’s firm said. Cheques ranging from $1,784 to $526.9 million were mailed on Wednesday to 1,230 former customers of Bernard L. Madoff […]

Disputes set to overshadow 9/11 remembrance

NEW YORK — Eleven years after the September 11, 2001, attacks, New Yorkers will mark the anniversary tomorrow against a backdrop of health concerns for emergency workers and a feud over financing that has stopped construction of the $1 billion Ground Zero museum. While notable progress on redevelopment of the World Trade Centre has been […]

$114m. more towards Obama's re-election bid

WASHINGTON/BOSTON — President Barack Obama’s campaign and its Democratic partners raised more than $114 million in August, narrowly beating Republican rival Mitt Romney for the first time in months as the race for the White House approaches its fina

Voters oppose Bloomberg's soft drink ban

NEW YORK — Two major public health initiatives pushed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — a ban on the sale of large sugary drinks and a plan to encourage breast-feeding — are opposed by a majority of city voters, a Quinnipiac poll said tod

Man pleads guilty to terrorism charge

BOSTON — A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to attack the Pentagon and the US Capitol with large, remote-controlled model airplanes packed with explosives has agreed to plead guilty, authorities said yesterday.
Prosecutors and defence attorn

New app rescues you from bad dates

NEW YORK — Most people have been there, trapped on an awkward date that is going nowhere. But relief could be on the way with a new app that provides an incoming rescue call.
The Bad Date Rescue app, which was launched by the dating website eHarmon

Congressman weds male

BOSTON — Democratic Representative Barney Frank wed his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday, becoming the first sitting congressman to enter into a same-sex marriage.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officiated the ceremony and added som

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