The New York Police Department took a mostly hands-off approach Monday as thousands of protesters, calling themselves "Flood Wall Street" and chanting slogans against capitalism and climate change, shut down sections of Broadway in the city's Financial District. The demonstration, which followed Sunday's People's Climate March that drew up to 400,000 protesters from around the globe, was intended to be a more aggressive follow-up to the festive and peaceful march the day before.
Anchorage Daily News, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 06:40 PM
Meow's the time for the U.K. to remain united - and nobody's more thrilled about it than the Queen. Queen Elizabeth allegedly "purred" in excitement after she heard the news that Scottish voters had rejected independence in last week's referendum.
New York Daily News, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 06:46 PM
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says trains to 33rd Street in Manhattan and to Journal Square in Jersey City resumed running just after noon Monday. That came a few hours after service had resumed to the World Trade Center.
13WHAM, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 07:04 PM
Arab Bank Plc, Jordan's biggest lender, helped Hamas militants carry out a wave of violence in Israel that killed and wounded hundreds of Americans, a New York jury decided in the first trial of its kind in the U.S. The Amman-based lender was found liable for doing business with more than 150 Hamas leaders and operatives in the early 2000s, helping finance about two dozen deadly suicide bombings, including attacks on crowded restaurants and buses in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, jurors decided yesterday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York. Shares dropped as much as 6.8 percent, the biggest decline in more than a month, before closing at 7.60 dinars, down 1.9 percent in Amman trading.
The Washington Post, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 12:23 PM
From a visit to Ground Zero in New York to a landmark summit with President Barack Obama and meetings with business and community leaders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will cover a lot of ground during his whirlwind tour of US lasting a little over 100 hours. Here is his tentative programme pieced together from various sources Sep 26: Arrives in New York, stays at New York Palace Hotel; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio calls on PM; Meets Nobel Prize-winning scientist Harold Eliot Varmus, Director of the National Cancer Institute.
Newkerala.com, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 06:19 AM
Economist Alan Nasser presents a slashing indictment of the vicious nature of finance capitalism; The Bio-Social Facts of American Capitalism: David Price excavates the racist anthropology of Earnest Hooten and his government allies; Is Zero-Tolerance Policing Worth More Chokehold Deaths? Martha Rosenberg and Robert Wilbur assay the deadly legacy of the Broken Windows theory of criminology; Gaming the White Man's Money: Louis Proyect offers a short history of tribal casinos; Death by Incarceration: Troy Thomas reports from inside prison on the cruelty of life without parole sentences.
Counterpunch, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 11:27 AM
A penthouse condo in a new building on Park Ave. will hit the market at $130 million - the most expensive apartment ever to come on the market in Manhattan. The triplex pad, at 520 Park Ave., is priced at $42 million more than the priciest pad ever sold in the city, Bloomberg News reported.
New York Daily News, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 07:10 PM
When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck. A former Miami Heat dancer, she decided to create a women's-only workout to let loose with girlfriends, listen to hip-hop and rap music, scream and even curse.
San Jose Mercury News, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 07:23 PM