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Time running out for NY homeowners to apply for STAR savings

12.27.13 | Bob Price

New York homeowners have until December 31st to apply for the STAR property tax exemptions. The average rebate check is $700 for a family making less than $500,000 a year.  There's also the enhanced STAR exemption for seniors who earn under ...

PA Court overturns Roman Catholic Church official's child-endangerment conviction

12.27.13 | Bob Price

A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled that a Roman Catholic church official was wrongly convicted for his handling of priest sex abuse complaints. The unanimous decision released Thursday by the state Superior Court also dismisses the criminal ...

Brain dead teen being moved

12.27.13 | Bob Price

The family of a brain-dead California teen says they've found a place for her. Attorney Christopher Dolan told KRON a Bay Area nursing home is willing to care for 13-year-old Jahi McMath. Dolan says the family is working to get her there before ...

Poll: Americans hopeful for a better year in 2014

12.27.13 | Bob Price

Large number of Americans see 2013 as anything but a banner year and aren't reluctant to wave goodbye on New Year's Eve, a new AP-Times Square poll says, reflecting anxiety stretching from the corridors of power in Washington to corporate ...

Attacks against Christians on the rise in Iraq

12.26.13 | Bob Price

Militants in Iraq targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people.  In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Iraq's dwindling ...

Pennsylvania politician wants to punish motorists who drive snow-covered vehicles.

12.26.13 | Bob Price

State Senator Lisa Boscola wants to give police the power to punish people who drive cars and trucks covered in snow and ice. Her legislation is prompted by the 2005 death of a Northampton County woman, killed when ice flew off a truck ...

NY scores “average” for smoking cessation efforts

12.26.13 | Bob Price

A national anti-smoking group ranks New York 21st in the nation in funding for smoking cessation programs. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids includes New York among that states that it says broke promises to use all or most of the money from ...

Breast-feeding's benefits backed in new study

12.26.13 | Bob Price

The latest finding out of Greece says kids who were breast-fed for more than six months score the highest on cognitive, language and motor development tests as toddler.  In the U.S. about 77 percent of new moms breast-feed their babies, ...

PA Supreme Court strikes a blow to Gas Industry

12.20.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that municipalities can limit what drillers can do. By a vote of 4 to 2, the Court struck down a 2012 law that limited municipal powers on drillers.  The ruling is seen as a victory for property rights ...

Speaker Silver wants to put the breaks on "data mining"

12.20.13 | Bob Price

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is calling on the state Education Department to suspend plans to create a controversial website that will post personal student data. The letter to state Education Commissioner John King is the latest ...

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