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Protesters Demand That Met Opera Cancel Show Some Call Anti-Semitic

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Jewish groups this week were trying to get the Metropolitan Opera to cancel an opera based on the cruise ship murder of a Jewish businessman by pro-Palestinian terrorists. 353 more words


Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Voting Rights Act Gave African-Americans Voice In Government

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow. 168 more words


Officials: Rikers Island Inmate Was Released By Mistake

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Disciplinary action may be forthcoming after a prisoner was released from Rikers Island by mistake.

Police on Monday put out a bulletin, announcing a manhunt for Kimmanie Waisome, 23. 197 more words


Two Injured When SUV Slams Into Bayside Home

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Two people were injured when a car crashed into a Queens home on Monday.

An sport-utility vehicle smashed through a window on 221st Street and 39th Avenue in Bayside. 101 more words


Hillary Clinton On Facebook Chat: Tougher Sanctions Are Needed On Russia

MENLO PARK, Calif. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama’s calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine. 581 more words


Nearly 400 People Take Off From JFK To Immigrate To Israel

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Despite an ongoing and bloody conflict, hundreds of families left the United States to immigrate to Israel on Monday afternoon.

Nearly 400 people from across the United States and Canada gathered Monday for a farewell ceremony at John F. 462 more words


Christie On Astorino: I Don't 'Invest In Lost Causes'

GREENWICH, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that he does not plan to campaign for Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino because he does not campaign for candidates he doesn’t think can win. 417 more words