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NYC Reaches Settlement with Critical Mass Bikers

A lawsuit brought by  bike riders arrested by the NYPD has been settled for nearly a million dollars.

The more than 80 cyclists involved in the suit were taken into custody during Critical Mass rides between 2004 and 2006.  The police have said the large group of riders disrupted traffic. But Barbara Ross, one of the plaintiffs in the case, says cops unfairly targeted riders. 

Audit Finds New Jersey Turnpike Authority Gave Excessive Perks to Employees

Auditors say the New Jersey Turnpike Authority paid its employees $30 million in unjustified bonuses and squandered millions on health insurance while tolls increased.

The Comptroller's Office audit released Tuesday says taxpayers also picked up the tab for free E-ZPass transponders, scholarships for workers' kids, an employee bowling league and more.

95-Year-Old New Yorker Gets Medal For World War II Rescue

The U.S. government has recognized the architect of a World War II mission to rescue more than 500 U.S. bomber crew members shot down over Nazi-occupied Serbia.

It was the largest air rescue of Americans behind enemy lines in any war. George Vujnovich is credited with leading the so-called Halyard Mission in what was then Yugoslavia.

A Better Tomorrow?

A high school drop out in NYC works to change the course of his life.

The most important skill to have in our current economy is a good education.  Statistics show being more educated means you will make more money and be unemployed less often.  Emanuel Bonafe knows that from experience.

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