Obamacare deadline extended for New Yorkers

New Yorkers are getting more time to complete their Obamacare applications. The state announced today people who apply for coverage through the state health insurance exchange by the end of the day Sunday will have until Feb. 28 to finish their applications and enroll in health plans. Federal officials spent Saturday grappling with a glitch that prevented some people from getting their incom…

Brian Williams Leaves NBC Anchor Desk for ‘Several Days’ Amid Controversy

“It has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news,” Williams said NBC News anchor Brian Williams said Saturday that he would not anchor Nightly News “for the next several days” while he deals with growing controversy over his disputed account of coming under fire while reporting in Iraq. “In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, …

Hot 97 fires host Cipha Sounds after he criticized management on podcast

Radio station Hot 97 has fired longtime host Cipha Sounds, less than a day after he criticized management on a podcast for the way it handled his removal as interim afternoon host. Cipha Sounds, who had been with WQHT (97.1 FM) for 17 years, began hosting the 3-7 p.m. slot soon after Angie Martinez jumped to rival WWPR (105.1 FM) last summer. The station announced last week it has hired Nessa …

How to get the NYC municipal ID card

New York City has launched its municipal identification program, which allows most city residents — regardless of immigration status — to obtain a photo ID. The program is designed to help New Yorkers get access to services and programs that are otherwise hard to do if you do not have a government-issued photo card. Having the card has an added benefit: you can get free membership to…

Former Governor Mario Matthew Cuomo has died at the age of 82.

Former Governor Mario Matthew Cuomo has died at the age of 82.Cuomo was New York’s 52nd governor — and the father of current New York governor, Andrew Cuomo. Mario Cuomo served three terms in the governor’s office between 1983 and 1994, and died Thursday on what is the 21st anniversary of his first inauguration. Prior to his gubernatorial career, Mario Cuomo also served as lieutenant governo…

Two NYPD officers dead in ‘ambush’ (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

BY Tina Moore , Dale W. Eisinger , Rocco Parascandola , Thomas Tracy , Rich Schapiro NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Two NYPD cops were executed Saturday after a gang member from Baltimore drove to the city to kill police officers after wounding his girlfriend, sources told the Daily News. The shooter, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, boasted about wanting to kill cops in the hours before he …

This Is Big: U.S. Moves To “Normalize” Relations With Cuba

By Christina Coleman On Wednesday, President Obama announced that the U.S. will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than a half-century. The U.S. also plans to open an embassy in Havana — a move that followed the release of an American contractor held in prison for five years. During the announcement, President Obama said that 50 years of …

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