"Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts will begin her medical leave Friday as she prepares for a bone marrow transplant, she announced Monday.
Roberts, 51, said on the show that she will check into a hospital Tuesday, where she will have about 10 days of medical preparation before the transplant to treat her myelodysplastic syndrome.
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The MTA is hoping to recover some of the $65 million it lost because of Tropical Storm Irene last August.
The agency expects the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reimburse about 75% of the costs.
Its insurers have already made a $5 million payment in advance, the MTA announced Monday.
Metro-North was hit hardest by the storm, sustaining about $27 million in damages.
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A Long Island Rail Road worker was killed Monday morning after touching an electrified third rail in Queens, officials said.
Ronald Sampson, 51, was electrocuted while doing track maintenance work just before 11 a.m. near the Queens Village station and went into cardiac arrest, according to spokesmen from the MTA and FDNY.
Sampson's coworkers gave him CPR until EMS workers arrived, but... » more
Republicans from across the country are converging on Tampa, Fla. for the 40th Republican National Convention, which will begin in earnest Tuesday after being delayed one day because of the threat posed by Isaac. The RNC, which is slated to run through Thursday, will feature 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories.
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The U.S. Open begins play Monday. These are five storylines to watch from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing:
1. Taking aim at 18
Looking to extend his record of major men's tennis titles to 18, Roger Federer hopes to shake off his straight-set loss to Britain's Andy Murray in the Olympic Games gold-medal match. Federer won't have to deal with Murray, who he's conquered... » more
After 11 years, the Borough of Manhattan Community College building destroyed in the 9/11 attacks is set to reopen.
Fiterman Hall, which opened in 1959 and was blocks away from the World Trade Center, and was irreparably damaged after debris from World Trade Center 7 crushed much of the building.
But 11 years later, the brand new, $325 million hall opens its doors today, ready to welcome... » more
Construction will resume Monday at the Second Avenue subway site where an explosion last week damaged nearby buildings, according to MTA officials.
Underground work on what will be a new station at 72nd Street will be performed for the first time since Tuesday afternoon, when officials believe workers placed explosives at the wrong angle, pointing them up at a metal cover at street level that... » more
Roger Federer may be aiming to break the U.S. Open record with a sixth championship, but the tournament's most consistent winner is New York City.
The annual tourney brings in more than $750 million to the Big Apple, and tournament officials predict the 23,000-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium will be sold out for most of the matches, which start Monday.
The U.S. Tennis Association said the games... » more
State Sen. Shirley Huntley is scheduled to turn herself into the state attorney general's office Monday to face unspecified charges.
The 74-year-old legislator told her constituents about her plans during an "emergency news conference" outside her Jamaica house Saturday and was adamant that she would prevail.
"I just want to say to my constituents that I will be arrested on Monday.... » more
Snooki gave the world its most famous new little meatball Sunday morning, and the "Jersey Shore" star seems to be loving the motherly life.
"I am SO IN LOVE with my son Lorenzo Dominic ! I had my little man last night, healthy at 6lbs! HE'S MY WORLD!" Snooki tweeted just hours after giving birth to her new son, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle.
"Being a mom is an amazing feeling!!!" she added.... » more