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NASA restores communication with International Space Station

NASA restored communication with the International Space Station on Tuesday after connections went dark following a routine computer software update.

Before the fix, the space agency said the craft was able to communicate only every 90 minutes when it passed over ground stations in Russia. 46 more words

In Space

Playgrounds in storm areas memorialize Newtown victims

A reference to the name “Sandy” can evoke painful reminders of last year’s tragedies, be it the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School or an historic storm that wiped out thousands of homes and businesses, and left millions in the dark. 94 more words

New York

Blizzard warnings issued for Boston, New York City

  • Two significant storm systems expected to converge overnight across the Northeast, create what could be a historic blizzard
  • Boston could get up to 3 feet of snow from Friday to Saturday; New York City could get up to 3 feet…
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Guilty plea expected in alleged Fed bomb plot

A 21-year-old Bangladeshi man accused of planning to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York with what he allegedly believed was a 1,000-pound bomb is expected to plead guilty Thursday, federal prosecutors said. 56 more words


Philadelphia police arrest man over Liberty Bell threat

Police arrested a man Saturday for threatening to blow up Philadelphia’s iconic Liberty Bell, according to police.

The unidentified man apparently left two black backpacks in front of the Liberty Wheels wheelchair and scooter rental shop in downtown Philadelphia. 46 more words


FAMU pledges reforms after hazing report

Florida A&M University is undertaking reforms to address hazing on and off campus, according to a written response the school released after a scathing report that alleged it had done too little. 78 more words


New York governor signs nation's first gun bill since Newtown shooting

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed the nation’s first new gun-control bill since last month’s massacre at a Connecticut school.

“I am proud to be a New Yorker because New York is doing something, because we are fighting back (against gun violence),” Cuomo told reporters shortly before signing the bill. 233 more words

New York