City University of New York, which graduated 12 Nobel laureates between 1930 and 1950, is making a bid to return to the spotlight by hiring Princeton University economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, also a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that U.S. drone strikes should be limited to targets that present a “real, immediate threat to us” and conducted by the military rather than the Central Intelligence Agency.
New York’s Metro-North Railroad is shut down along the Hudson River after a train derailment caused the first passenger fatalities in the line’s 30-year history, renewing scrutiny of safety on one of the city’s major mass- transit arteries.
The U.S. House of Representatives ethics committee is scheduled to decide tomorrow whether to punish Congressman Charles Rangel , a New York Democrat found guilty of 11 counts of violating House rules.
The deadly derailment on Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson Line probably resulted from excessive speed as the train rounded a curve along the Harlem River just north of Manhattan, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
U.S. Representative Charles Rangel of New York, accused by the House ethics committee of improper fundraising, rebuffed calls for his resignation and urged the panel to “expedite” its hearing so he can defend himself.