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New York firms offer 'Plan B' to staff ahead of summer transit woes

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NEW YORK Faced with this summer's partial shutdown of a key New York transit hub due to track repairs, some employers in the largest U.S. city are scrambling to come up with "Plan B" offerings to allow their suburb-dwelling staff to avoid the largely shuttered hub.

Newark, N.J. airport reopens after United Airlines engine fire

Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey reopened late on Tuesday after being shut down when 131 people were evacuated from a United Airlines flight over flames seen emerging from an aircraft engine.

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Trump budget cuts may stir backlash in rural America

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash federal aid to the poor, the sick and people living in rural areas reflect conservatives' demands for a smaller federal government but target many of the very people who voted for him last November.

Politics, Election 2016, May 23 2017

Texas House approves new voter ID bill after setbacks in court

AUSTIN, Texas The Texas House of Representatives gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to a new bill on showing identification when voting after a previous voter ID law was struck down by U.S. courts which said it discriminated against black and Hispanic people.

Politics, Election 2016, 12:02am EDT

Connecticut proposes wage freeze, higher employee share for benefits

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy on Tuesday proposed a wage freeze and higher employee contributions to pension and healthcare while reducing the state's share, in a framework for an agreement with labor unions that could save the state over $1.5 billion by 2019.

Campaign Finance May 23 2017

North American leagues urge vigilance after Manchester attack

North America's major sports leagues have strict safety procedures at their arenas but have urged fans attending games to be vigilant following Monday's suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, England, officials said on Tuesday.

Sports, Arts, May 23 2017

Wikipedia can pursue NSA surveillance lawsuit: U.S. appeals court

A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a Wikipedia lawsuit that challenges a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) program of mass online surveillance, and claims that the government unconstitutionally invades people's privacy rights.

Tech May 23 2017

Bond market braces for impact of New York's free tuition plan

NEW YORK Little known private colleges that are already struggling to grow their revenues are facing a new threat that could further weaken their finances and make borrowing harder: free tuition at public universities.

Money, Campaign Finance May 23 2017

Uber inadvertently underpaid New York City drivers for over two years

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Tuesday it underpaid its New York City drivers for the past two-and-a-half years, an error that could cost the ride-hailing company tens of millions of dollars. | Video

Tech, 4:14am EDT

Trump seeks to slash $3.6 trillion of spending in austere budget

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump asked lawmakers on Tuesday to cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over the next decade, taking aim at healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor in an austere budget that also boosts the military. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, May 23 2017

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