Act now on climate or see costs soar: White House

2014-07-29 13:02

Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the US more in the long run, the White House says in a report meant to bolster actions to address global warming

Public 'overwhelmed' as 9/11 museum opens

2014-05-22 08:42

New York's 9/11 museum has opened to the general public, being praised by early visitors as an overwhelming and beautiful tribute to the survivors and nearly 3 000 victims.

Ex-New York mayor to be UN climate envoy

2014-02-01 19:58

Diplomats say New York's former mayor Michael Bloomberg has been chosen by secretary general Ban Ki-moon to be a UN envoy for cities and climate change.

Probe begins after US train derails

2013-12-02 14:40

A derailed New York City commuter train has swiftly raised questions about whether excessive speed, mechanical problems or human error could have played a role.

Bloomberg gets 'Jewish Nobel Prize'

2013-10-21 18:02

Israel has recognised New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the first ever recipient of a $1m award popularly dubbed the "Jewish Nobel Prize".

New York votes to replace Bloomberg

2013-09-10 23:28

New Yorkers have begun the process of replacing the billionaire mayor who has led their city for 12 years.

NYC has $20bn plan for climate change

2013-06-11 22:35

New York City will spend nearly $20bn to get ready for rising sea levels and hotter summers under a proposal unveiled on by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Ricin threat will not deter Bloomberg

2013-05-30 19:13

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a ricin-laced letter sent to him was "obviously" meant to show opposition to his lobbying for tighter gun laws, but says he would never "walk away”.

Disgraced Weiner announces mayor bid

2013-05-22 20:55

Anthony Weiner, the disgraced ex-US congressman forced to resign after tweeting lewd photos of himself to women, has announced he is running for mayor of New York.

NY boosts security after Boston blasts

2013-04-15 23:55

New York police have stepped up security around key landmarks in the city after a double blast killed at least two people and injured more than 100 others at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Singapore PM visits the White House

2013-04-02 13:00

Singapore's prime minister has become the third Asian leader to visit the White House this year, as President Barack Obama pursues closer ties with countries in the region in his second term.

White House will push gun laws - Biden

2013-03-22 16:30

The White House will keep pushing for gun ownership laws despite little support in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden says, as fellow Democrats seek to halt gun violence.

Pot's OK but Styrofoam is ' terrible'

2013-02-15 09:09

Billionaire New York mayor Michael Bloomberg promised eye-catching changes on Thursday for his last days in office, including reduced penalties for marijuana possession and a ban on Styrofoam cups.

New York seeks Styrofoam ban

2013-02-14 08:16

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will propose a ban on Styrofoam, the substance commonly used for take-out food containers that is almost impossible to recycle.

Guns: Examine your conscience - Obama

2013-01-14 22:29

US President Barack Obama says he expects Congress to set aside politics when deciding on new gun proposals, adding that "members are going to have to examine their own conscience".

Voting a 'challenge' in storm-struck NYC

2012-11-05 09:04

As many as 143 000 New York City voters will have to find new places to vote other than their regular polling locations due to disruptions caused by superstorm Sandy, says Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Bloomberg endorses Obama

2012-11-02 07:22

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term, citing the importance of Obama's record on climate change.

Sandy: Giuliani hails 'resilient' New York

2012-10-31 09:52

Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani has hailed the city's resilience and predicted it will quickly bounce back from the devastation of superstorm Sandy.

New York Gay Pride celebrates marriage

2012-06-25 10:04

Tens of thousands have celebrated the first anniversary of the legalisation of gay marriage in New York state at the annual Gay Pride March.

Big cooldrinks facing the chop in New York

2012-06-01 13:03

New York City's mayor is proposing a ban on the sale of large cooldrinks and other sugary drinks in the hopes of combating obesity - an expansion of efforts to encourage healthy behaviour.

Evacuate New York - mayor

2011-08-27 16:34

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has sternly warned New Yorkers to follow the city's mandatory evacuation orders, saying approaching Hurricane Irene is dangerous and could be life-threatening.

New York extends smoking ban

2011-02-03 13:14

New York's City Council has approved a law that extends a smoking ban to municipal parks, beaches and other pedestrian zones such as Times Square.

Bloomberg takes flak over blizzard

2010-12-30 13:34

Criticism of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has snowballed as he bore the brunt of the blame for the lacklustre response to one of the worst blizzards in decades.


Ex-NYC mayor flies to Israel in defiance of flight ban

2014-07-23 05:53

US billionaire Michael Bloomberg has announced that he was jetting into Tel Aviv to show solidarity with Israel, calling for a US flight ban to be lifted immediately.

Bloomberg arms US gun control with $50m

2014-04-16 20:48

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced plans to spend $50m this year on the fight to tighten gun control laws and counter America's powerful gun lobby.

US woman admits to sending ricin to Obama

2013-12-11 17:19

A former actress has pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. tt

New York votes for new mayor

2013-11-05 10:22

Millions of New Yorkers will go to the polls to elect a new mayor, with left-wing progressive Bill de Blasio tipped for a landslide victory to replace billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

Obama laments shooting as gun debate has gone cold

2013-09-17 08:06

President Barack Obama has wearily lamented "yet another mass shooting," this time in the US capital where the gun control debate has stalled amid opposition from gun-rights advocates.

.nyc domain coming soon

2013-07-03 11:30

New York has gotten a key approval for a ".nyc" suffix online, which puts the city at the forefront of the digital landscape.

Notes to Obama, mayor had gun threats

2013-05-31 10:21

A suspicious letter mailed to the White House and intercepted this week was similar to two threatening, poison-laced letters on the gun law debate sent to the New York mayor.

Ricin found in letters to NYC mayor

2013-05-30 09:02

Two threatening letters sent to New York City's mayor and his group that advocates for gun control contained traces of the deadly poison ricin, police say.

NY seeks to up age for buying cigarettes

2013-04-24 08:03

New York wants to become the first major US city to raise the age for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21.

Zuckerberg launches political group

2013-04-12 09:00

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley leaders have launched a political group aimed at changing immigration policy, boosting education and promoting science.

NY's Bloomberg predicts more gun checks

2013-03-24 19:04

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has predicted that pressure from the American public will eventually force the US Congress to expand background checks for gun buyers.

NY cops spend 1m hours on pot arrests

2013-03-20 13:59

A new report says police in New York spent about a million hours taking offenders into custody between 2002 and 2012.

Gun control advocate nominated for US seat

2013-02-27 13:46

A former Illinois legislator who favours an assault weapons ban has captured the Democratic nomination in the race to replace disgraced ex-US Representative Jesse Jackson Jr.

New York mayor seeks to ban Styrofoam

2013-02-14 12:00

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will propose a ban on Styrofoam, the substance commonly used for take-out food containers that is almost impossible to recycle.

Former New York mayor Ed Koch dies

2013-02-01 20:02

Ed Koch, the tough, fast-talking mayor of New York in the turbulent 1980s, has died, aged 88.

White House mulls broader US gun control

2013-01-06 22:24

The White House is weighing a far broader approach to curbing US gun violence than just reinstating a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

NY braces for new storm

2012-11-06 21:22

New York City's parks and beaches will be closed at least 24 hours as a new storm system approaches just over a week after superstorm Sandy devastated the region, the city's mayor says.

New York faces Sandy housing crisis

2012-11-04 22:12

New York is confronting a growing housing crisis with tens of thousands left homeless by Superstorm Sandy as temperatures plunge and giant queues build up for fuel.

Sandy's New York death toll rising

2012-11-01 18:52

At least 37 people have been killed in New York City due to Superstorm Sandy.

New York mayor - too late to flee Sandy

2012-10-29 20:21

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is warning that it is becoming "too late" to get away from floods from Hurricane Sandy as winds and sea levels rise.

First lady cautious on NY drink plan

2012-06-06 16:06

US First Lady Michelle Obama says banning big servings of sugary drinks isn't anything she'd want to do at the federal level.

Weary Americans to honour 9/11 dead

2011-09-06 22:14

A weary United States will mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with ceremonies attended by President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W Bush.

Website to transform New York blight

2011-02-28 22:28

An ambitious website is encouraging New Yorkers to transform the city's blighted buildings and vacant lots from eyesores into projects to promote the arts.

NY mayor urges Obama gun crackdown

2011-01-24 22:43

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has joined gun violence victims calling on President Barack Obama to urge tighter controls on firearms during his State of the Union address.

9th arrest for NY gay beating

2010-10-12 10:19

New York police have arrested a ninth suspect for the brutal attacks on four people beaten up in the Bronx because they were gay.

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