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New York becomes last state to remove ban on pro MMA fights
by Michael Virtanen - April 14, 2016 - 4:13pm
New York ended its ban on professional mixed martial arts — the last hold-out in the nation — opening the cages for major fights in its big venues and lower-level scraps across the state.
Bird poop apparently caused NY nuclear reactor outage
by Michael Virtanen - March 3, 2016 - 12:36pm
Bird poop was the likely cause of a December shutdown at a nuclear power plant outside New York City, according to the operator.
New York finds Peabody climate statements misleading
by Michael Virtanen - November 9, 2015 - 2:51pm
Peabody Energy, the world's biggest private-sector coal company, violated New York laws with misleading statements to investors and the public about the financial risks from climate change and potential regulatory...
Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales
by Michael Virtanen - March 6, 2014 - 8:41am
Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.
NY court says gold tablet belongs to German museum
by Michael Virtanen - November 15, 2013 - 6:29am
In a ruling rejecting any claims to the "spoils of war," New York's highest court concluded Thursday that an ancient gold tablet must be returned to the German museum that lost it in World War II.
Top NY court to hear NYC appeal of ruling striking down Bloomberg's sugary drinks size limit
by Michael Virtanen - October 18, 2013 - 8:00am
The state's highest court agreed Thursday to hear New York City's appeal of a ruling that blocked Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to stop many eateries from selling super-sized, sugary drinks.
Berlin museum seeks return of ancient gold tablet
by Michael Virtanen - October 17, 2013 - 4:41am
A Holocaust survivor's family urged New York's highest court Tuesday to let them keep an ancient gold tablet that their late father somehow obtained in Germany after World War II.
NY law bans shark fin sales starting next summer
by Michael Virtanen - July 27, 2013 - 8:00am
New York is banning trade in shark fins starting next summer in an effort to protect the marine predators.
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