Should school lunch be free for all Today, more than 75 percent of city public school students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, which applies to kids whose families earn less than $43,600 per year.
Time to take care of city's union workers At the start of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first term, budget surplus from the prior administration has paved the way for a seemingly peaceful start to 2014. However, firefighters, police, sanitation w...
A suicide bomb attack near the contested Malian town of Tabankort killed at least nine people overnight, Tuareg rebel sources said on Wednesday, as violence intensified in the desert north of the West African country. "The suicide bombers walked out of Tabankort last night and they exploded when they reached an MNLA battalion," said Mossa Ag Attaher, spokesman for the main Tuareg rebel group MNLA, adding that 12 people had been killed. Two other rebel sources said that between nine and 13 people had died in the attack and subsequent clashes that they said pitted a coalition of separatists against pro-government militia which included members of the MAA group of Malian Arabs. Malian army sources also reported an attack just north of Tabankort and confirmed several fatalities but denied the assailants were suicide bombers.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations are overhauling anti-terror measures to focus on airline passenger information as part of a strategy to halt the flow of foreign fighters to and from Syria and Iraq.