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  • Best apps of 2013

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — If you got a new smartphone or tablet for Christmas, you might be feeling overwhelmed when you start poking around the app store. Sure, you know about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pandora, Yelp, Google Maps and Netflix. But what about the rest? Lucky for you, we have some recommendations. Whether you want new apps, essential apps, or apps specific to your new iPhone, iPad or Android device, we got you covered. 5 new apps Ridiculous Fishing – […]

  • World Trade Center Spire to be hoisted Thursday morning

    LOWER MANHATTAN (PIX11) – Thursday morning, One World Trade Center will become one of the tallest buildings in the Western Hemisphere. The final two sections of a 408 foot spire will be hoisted to the top of the building, bringing it to its final height of 1776 feet. The piece was originally supposed to be installed Monday, but it had to be called off because of the weather. The two pieces form a stainless steel beacon weighing almost six tons. […]

  • VMA Fashion: Who had the best, wackiest looks?

    BROOKLYN, New York (PIX 11) – Fashion on the VMA red carpet at the Barclay’s Center ranged from chic and sleek, to wacky and bizarre. According to Katrina Mitzeliotis of Hollywoodlife.com, Selena Gomez stole the show in a skintight Atelier Versace gown with a thigh-high slit. Among Mitzeliotis’ least favorite looks: Katy Perry in Ungaro. To see the ensembles for yourself, click on the video above.

  • Bloomberg takes aim at “Stop and Frisk” critics

    MANHATTAN (PIX11) – Mayor Bloomberg was on the war-path today. For more than 45 minutes, the mayor took aim at anyone and everyone who has criticized the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy during a speech at police headquarters. everyone from politicians to the media, for failing to cover murders in poor and minority communities. “When police stop and ask a 17-year-old a question, based on a reasonable suspicion of a crime–there is outrage. Yet when a 17 year old is standing on […]

  • Schumer pushes FDA to approve more advanced sunscreens

    Manhattan Beach, BROOKLYN (PIX11) – In the midst of a spring heat wave, Senator Chuck Schumer called on the Food and Drug Administration to fast-track the approval process for more-effective sunscreens. Schumer said the U.S. is behind many European countries in approving sunscreens containing long-range UVA filters, which protect from a broader range of the sun’s rays. He also asked the FDA to publish findings on whether sunscreens with an SPF of above 50 offer any better protection. Schumer says […]

  • On the first day of hurricane season, Sandy victims still picking up the pieces

    ARVERNE, Queens (PIX11) – Myrna Ruiz still breaks down in tears just talking about what hurricane Sandy left behind and the lack of help she has gotten so far. Ruiz said ” we need help, this is not how we are use to living.” Her basement is completely damaged and she has no money to fix it. FEMA has sent her and neighbors a check but they need more. Ruiz tells us about $80,000 more to fix her home and […]

  • Sergeant accused of secretly filming West Point cadets

    WEST POINT, New York (Bloomberg) — An Army sergeant at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point faces charges of videotaping female cadets without their consent while they showered, according to a U.S. official. Sergeant First Class Michael McClendon, who supervised a company of 121 cadets at the academy in New York state, has been transferred to Fort Drum, New York, and charges were filed on May 14, the Army said today in a statement. The allegations include the surreptitious […]

  • Anthony Weiner formally announces he’s running for NYC mayor

    NEW YORK, NY (CNN) — It’s official. After months of speculation, former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner announced in a YouTube video posted to his campaign website late Tuesday that he is running for mayor of New York City. “Look, I’ve made some big mistakes and I know I’ve let a lot of people down. But I’ve also learned some tough lessons,” Weiner says in the video. “I’m running for mayor because I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those […]

  • Life behind bars: Bernie Madoff earns $40 a month, lives with guilt over son’s suicide

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Bernard Madoff once had billions of dollars, but now he makes $40 a month doing menial prison labor. “I used to work as a clerk in the commissary, and now they have me taking care of the telephone and the computer systems,” said Madoff, speaking by phone from a federal prison in North Carolina. His prison phone account didn’t have any money in it, so he had to call CNNMoney collect. As far as the computers […]

  • SEAL dies at Fort Knox, survived by family on Long Island

    Fort Knox, KENTUCKY (PIX11) — The Navy has revealed the elite SEAL team member killed during a training exercise at Fort Knox was 23-year-old Long Island native Jonathan Kaloust. Kaloust, who grew in Massapequa, was killed when the Humvee he was riding in flipped over around 9:30 Wednesday night. Five other SEALs, one explosive ordinance disposal member, and one navy support sailor were all treated on the scene or at the hospital for minor injuries. Kaloust attended Binghamton University where […]