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New York Met opera suspends conductor on sexual misconduct allegations

New York Met opera suspends conductor on sexual misconduct allegations

Published 04/12/2017

(Reuters) - New York’s Metropolitan Opera on Sunday suspended its relationship with former long-time music director, the acclaimed conductor James Levine, as it investigates several [more…]

‘Prairie Home Companion’ renamed after Garrison Keillor’s firing

‘Prairie Home Companion’ renamed after Garrison Keillor’s firing

Published 03/12/2017

A Prairie Home Companion, the U.S. radio variety show that Garrison Keillor presented for decades until his retirement last year, has been renamed "Town Hall," days after the raconteur was accused of sexual misconduct. [more…]

New York Fed’s Dudley sees reasonable case for December rate hike: WSJ

New York Fed’s Dudley sees reasonable case for December rate hike: WSJ

Published 01/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: New York Fed President William Dudley takes part in a panel convened to speak about the health of the U.S. economy in New [more…]

Matt Lauer apologizes after ‘Today’ firing as more women come forward

Matt Lauer apologizes after ‘Today’ firing as more women come forward

Published 30/11/2017

Longtime "Today" show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his "troubling flaws" in a statement read out on the NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him for inappropriate sexual behavior. [more…]

Abominable news: Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

Abominable news: Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

Published 29/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: An actor dressed as a 'Yeti' waves from a tour bus during a promotional event for Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the [more…]

Smithsonian, Christo stole credit from top photographer, lawsuit says

Smithsonian, Christo stole credit from top photographer, lawsuit says

Published 21/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: Bulgarian-born artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff known as Christo attends a news conference during the presentation of the installation 'The Floating Piers', on the [more…]

Mistrial in NY corruption case against union chief, hedge fund executive

Mistrial in NY corruption case against union chief, hedge fund executive

Published 16/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: Norman Seabrook, the head of New York City's prison guard union, exits the Manhattan District court house in New York, U.S., July 22, [more…]

Senate approves Trump Transportation Department nominee

Senate approves Trump Transportation Department nominee

Published 14/11/2017

The U.S. Senate voted Monday to approve a senior Transportation Department nominee and advance another nomination, after Republicans accused Democrats of blocking some nominees to push for funding of a New York area infrastructure project. [more…]

Longtime New York gossip columnist Liz Smith dead at 94

Longtime New York gossip columnist Liz Smith dead at 94

Published 13/11/2017

New York gossip columnist Liz Smith, who covered the breakup of U.S. President Donald Trump's first marriage and helped lead the media's charge into celebrity news, died on Sunday at her Manhattan home, the New York Times and other media reported. She was 94. [more…]

Flanagan scores stunning victory in New York City marathon

Flanagan scores stunning victory in New York City marathon

Published 06/11/2017

Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years when she claimed a dominant victory over Kenyan three-times champion Mary Keitany on Sunday. [more…]