Motor vehicle crashes in bridges, tunnels and other Port Authority facilities in New York and New Jersey went down in 2012, the agency announced Tuesday.
The number of car crashes in 2012 dropped to 6,033, from 6,295 the prior year, marking a decline in four of the past five years. In 2012, four vehicle crashes were fatal, while 2011 saw five deaths from car accidents.
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Princeton University evacuated its campus on Tuesday after receiving a bomb threat to multiple buildings on its sprawling New Jersey property, according to the school's Twitter page.
Those with cars were told to leave the campus, and those without cars were directed by police to evacuation sites, the school said.
"This is NOT a test. There has been a bomb threat to multiple unspecified... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to deliver his long-awaited study Tuesday that will give ideas on how to protect the city from future superstorms, and his team gave a taste of some of its findings Monday.
Officials who helped with the study and FEMA said Monday that climate change will result in a wider range of city areas being affected by flooding.
The weather could also result in longer,... » more
The next battle in the mayor's war against obesity is set to take place Tuesday in the state appellate court.
The Health Department will argue against the March ruling that blocked its ban of sugary drinks greater than 16 ounces from being sold in any location that gets a letter grade. Judge Milton Tingling contended the approved law was "arbitrary and capricious" and beyond the city's legal... » more
Microsoft Monday announced the price and release date for its highly anticipated Xbox One console, as the first day of the weeklong annual videogame expo E3 kicked off.
The console is set to launch in November at $499 in the U.S., a price higher than most gamers had expected.
The announcement was met with some groans from the audience, mostly hard-core gaming enthusiasts, who had... » more
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell announced Monday that he's been undergoing chemotherapy to fight Hodgkin's Lymphoma since March.
The 50-year-old Northern Irish musician, however, said he wouldn't let the disease slow him down and will continue to tour with the band.
"Hodgkin's has an over 80% cure rate, so by my reckoning, if you're going to have a cancer, Hodgie's is the one... » more
Apple Monday unveiled iTunes Radio, a free music streaming service that is a key part of overhauled mobile software that the company called the most revolutionary redesign of its operating system since the iPhone was introduced in 2007.
As Apple kicked off its annual conference in San Francisco for its developers, executives also showed off a new line of Mac computers. They also announced... » more
Hillary Clinton, following her husband and daughter, signed up for a Twitter account Monday, fueling speculation that the former secretary of state may be gearing up for a 2016 presidential run.
"Thanks for the inspiration @ASmith83 & @Sllambe -- I'll take it from here... #tweetsfromhillary," Clinton's first tweet read, mentioning the two men behind an online meme last year called... » more
Tim Tebow has reportedly signed with the New England Patriots after being unceremoniously dumped by the Jets in April.
The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is expected to join the Patriots' minicamp on Tuesday, ESPN reported Monday.
With the Jets, Tebow, 25, was a highly touted recruit from the Denver Broncos, attracting a media circus that never lived up to his gameplay. Tebow was... » more
With a judge set to hear the city's appeal on the soda ban ruling, officials Monday released new figures showing an alarming increase in diabetes-related deaths. The proportion of diabetes-related deaths out of the total number of deaths citywide increased nearly 5% between 1990 and 2011, according to data released by the city’s health department.
Health officials and experts say the increase,... » more