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Jul 22
published by kshrestha
02:49pm, Jul 22, 2013

LONDON — Palace officials say Prince William's wife Kate has given birth to a baby boy.

Officials said Monday the baby was born at 4:24 p.m. and weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces.

The infant will become third in line for the British throne after Prince Charles and William.

Kate checked into a private wing at St. Mary's Hospital in central London early Monday morning.

William spent the long hours of labor at her bedside. This is the couple's first child.

-- Associated Press

Jun 30
published by tvineeth
12:26pm, Jun 30, 2013

NEW YORK — New York authorities say a helicopter carrying four Swedish tourists has landed in the Hudson River off Manhattan, but everyone has been rescued, according to the Associated Press.

The incident happened shortly before noon Sunday in the section of the river near 79th Street. The pilot and four passengers were taken to shore.

The fire department says the passengers were two adults and two children from Sweden.

In January, a small plane crashed and sank into the icy Hudson River off Yonkers. Two people were rescued.

Jun 11
12:33pm, Jun 11, 2013

PRINCETON — Princeton University has evacuated nearly 7,000 people on its campus and in off-campus university buildings after receiving a phoned-in bomb threat.

The university says state, federal and local law enforcement agencies are investigating and that bomb-sniffing dogs have been brought in to check buildings from administrative offices to dorms.

Princeton spokesman Martin Mbugua says the school received the threat around 9 a.m. Tuesday and decided to evacuate just before 10:30 a.m. The spokesman says officials took that time to assess the threat.

May 29
published by tvineeth
12:36pm, May 29, 2013

The New York Rangers announced on Wednesday afternoon that John Tortorella has been relieved of his duties as the team's head coach. This comes four days after the Rangers were eliminated by the Boston Bruins in the 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals.

May 25
published by tvineeth
07:00am, May 25, 2013

Due to inclement weather, the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach on Saturday is canceled. The show will go on as scheduled on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

May 15
published by tvineeth
10:27am, May 15, 2013

Rutgers’ University's bold new move into the Big Ten will come with bold new leadership – with a woman running the athletic department for the first time in school history.

Julie Hermann, most recently the No. 2 athletic administrator at Louisville, has been named the school’s new athletic director -- making her one of just three women at a BCS program to currently hold the athletic department’'s top position (N.C. State’s Debbie Yow and California’s Sandy Barbour are the others), according to two people familiar with the process.

May 12
published by tvineeth
06:51am, May 12, 2013

TRENTON, N.J. — A standoff with an armed man who took multiple hostages inside a Trenton home has ended, and three children are safe, police said early Sunday. According to the Associated Press, word of the confrontation's conclusion came a short while after the standoff, which had had prompted the evacuation of nearby homes, entered its third day.

"The Trenton hostage situation is resolved, the three children are safe, and the area is secure," state police Sgt. Adam Grossman told the Associated Press, delivering a joint statement also from Trenton police and county prosecutors.

May 01
published by tvineeth
10:36am, May 01, 2013

Three additional suspects have been taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombing case, according to the Boston Police Department. FiOS1 will provide an update with more information as soon as it becomes available.

Apr 19
04:02am, Apr 19, 2013

One of two individuals suspected to be behind the Boston Marathon bombing is dead and a manhunt is underway for another, Massachusetts State Police say.

Feb 11
06:43am, Feb 11, 2013

The Vatican has confirmed the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI effective February 28.

Vatican officials say the pope announced that due his deteriorating strength "I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me."

The 85-year-old pope was appointed the head of the Catholic Church in 2005 at the age of 78. The 265th pope to serve the church, Pope Benedict was one of the oldest new elected popes.

The last pope to resign was Gregory XII in 1415.

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