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After Paris, NYPD Expanding "Active Shooter" Training

Bratton: "We do remain, because of who we are and what we are in this city, the No. 1 terrorist target in the world"
In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, New York's Police Department is quietly expanding training for what it sees as the latest terror threat - teams of "active shooters" who arm themselves with high-powered rifles and open fire.

Morning Brief: January 16

Hudson Valley Celebrates Oscar Noms

This year’s Oscar nominations are out, which means a lot of complaints from fans of the Lego Movie, which got snubbed for Best Animated Feature, Interstellar, which garnered no big nominations, and diversity in Hollywood, as not a single actor of color got an acting nomination. The Lower Hudson Valley had something to celebrate though, as LoHud.com proudly shares area residents getting Oscar noms including Bill Murray and Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller

Morning Brief: January 14

NY Clawing Its Way Towards Pet Laws

Is declawing your cat a stress-saver, or animal cruelty? Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal seems to think it’s the latter. She’s introduced a bill that would ban declawing cats, except for serious medical reaons. It would be the nation’s first statewide ban of the common procedure, which takes out pets’ sharp front claws. The bill hasn’t yet been introduced in the state senate, but we’ll be keeping our eyes out and our nail-clippers ready.