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Health care costing Americans more

NEW YORK — Visit to New York City orthopedist: $223. One X-ray: $50. One follow-up magnetic resonance imaging test: $766. Total bill for checking out that aching shoulder: $1,039 – all to be paid by the patient, rather than the insurer. Health care has gone retail. Over the next 18 months, between one quarter and […]

‘Super’ Sandy churns

‘Super’ Sandy churns

US East Coast prepares for impact from hurricane

NY Nanny suspected of killing children

NEW YORK — A mother returned home to her luxury New York City apartment yesterday to find two of her young children stabbed to death in the bathtub, and the family’s nanny was arrested as the suspect in the killings, police said. The mother discovered the bodies of the little boy and girl at about […]

'Cannibal' cop held

'Cannibal' cop held

A New York City police officer was charged today with conspiring to kidnap, torture, cook and eat women whose names he kept in a list on his computer.

Boy Scouts take a beating

Boy Scouts take a beating

NEW YORK — A popular Colorado Boy Scout leader named Floyd Slusher allegedly had a strategy when it came to molesting boys: He first plied his victims with alcohol, then abused them and threatened to kill anyone who talked. On one occasion in 1976, according to police, Slusher told a scout as he undressed the […]

Man allegedly tried to blow up US bank

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

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

$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

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 […]