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Murdoch sorry after blind jab at Paterson

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch apologized Wednesday to Gov. David Paterson for saying the governor “doesn't know what's going on” because of his blindness, administration officials said.

Murdoch, a billionaire whose News Corp. owns Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and many other holdings, made his remarks during a panel discussion of CEOs on Tuesday.

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Council to pass parking new parking regs, risking veto

Reacting to outrage over a perceived ticket blitz, the City Council will vote Monday to ease several parking restrictions, setting up a showdown with Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

“This is a message to the mayor that we won't tolerate over-aggressive traffic agents,” said Councilman Peter Vallone (D-Astoria).

One measure would create a five-minute grace period for alternate side...

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Bloomberg and Thompson shift focus to turnout

Thousands of hands have been shaken, hours of speeches have been made and multi-million dollar TV ads have been repeated on an endless loop.Now it all comes down to the ground game.

Both Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Comptroller Bill Thompson will focus today on getting their supporters to the polls, a mean feat in what has proven to be a less than blockbuster campaign.

“I think...

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