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Longtime Department of Transportation official Margeret Forgione is taking over for outgoing Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, City Hall said Friday.
New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has been tapped to lead the Democrats' campaign arm into the 2022 elections - as the House analyzes why it unexpectedly lost seats in November races.
Pandemic fears, and a few discounts, helped the sales of single-family homes in New York, including one once owned by Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.
The pandemic may force you to cancel some holiday traditions, but creating new ones can help make up for what you lose.
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I've been thinking about the Big Apple Circus lately.
At least two U.S. marshals were shot early Friday morning in the Bronx during an operation, the authorities said.
Scores of Queens residents are struggling to prepare meals for their families since their gas was shut off.
Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been called in after an incident between Toronto police and a man armed with a large knife.
Toronto police have seized 142 kilograms of illicit street drugs worth an estimated $17.7 million as a result of two separate investigations targeting illegal drug trafficking in the GTA.
City staff are recommending Toronto impose a tax on vacant homes - a move that Mayor John Tory said would boost the housing supply and could raise as much as $66 million annually.
According to the SIU, the 33-year-old man was injured after his vehicle collided with an OPP cruiser and another car on Nov. 26.
Toronto Public Health has opted to close Thorncliffe Park Public School just days after a testing blitz revealed 19 cases of the novel coronavirus among students and staff - a number which has gone up since then.
Toronto police are searching for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman in Toronto's Beach area.
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Recognizing essential workers.
Essentially Brooklyn mural, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC, 2020.
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This Greenpoint artist is generating lots of buzz.
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Posted on December 2, 2020 at 8:41 am by West Sider
By Amelia Roth-Dishy
The futures of Saiguette and Café Lalo, two distinctly beloved Upper West Side restaurants, remain fuzzy.
A library-less approach
Probability is all around us. It's in the weather updates we receive daily, to sports team strategies we see on TV, to insurance premiums we purchase.
Posted on November 29, 2020 at 8:52 pm by West Sider
On Saturday, at around 2 p.m., the NYPD got a call about a "child assault" inside 60 West 104th Street, a police spokesperson said.
Posted on November 26, 2020 at 12:27 am by West Sider
Macy's started holding a Christmas parade through the city in 1924, and switched it to a Thanksgiving parade three years later.
Posted on November 25, 2020 at 11:08 am by Carol Tannenhauser
By Lisa Kava
Posted on November 24, 2020 at 8:40 pm by West Sider
By Jeff French Segall
Advisers are reportedly asking President Donald Trump to refrain from firing Attorney General William Barr for comments he made questioning Trump's claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election. 1
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He added, "There's been one assertion that would be systemic fraud and that would be the claim that machines were programmed essentially to skew the election results. 1
White House coronavirus task force member Dr Anthony Fauci will meet members of President-elect Joe Biden's team on Thursday after President Donald Trump's administration delayed the transition process for weeks amid a coronavirus surge across the United States. 1
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"I'm very pleased that today we're having the first discussion about a number of things, vaccinations and things like that," Fauci said. 1
President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has officially selected Brian Deese, who played a leading role in bailing out the automotive industry and negotiating the Paris climate agreement under President Barack Obama, to head the National Economic Council, his transition team said Thursday. 1
The Republican's proposal also omits another round of direct stimulus payments and aid to cash-strapped state and local governments. 1
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Much of that work will fall to Jen Psaki, Biden's pick for White House press secretary. 1
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Trump went through four press secretaries and often preferred to engage directly with the electorate, tweeting at all hours or holding his own press briefings - especially at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. 1
Biden joked that Barr had just called him, "asking if I can get him in the witness protection program for endorsing me." 1
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Biden's top priority, he said, is getting a generous stimulus package through Congress, even before he takes office. 1
President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has officially selected Brian Deese, who played a leading role in bailing out the automotive industry and negotiating the Paris climate agreement under President Barack Obama, to head the National Economic Council, his transition team said Thursday. 1
After a miserable four years as president, Trump sought reelection with a campaign that was so crude and divisive that he achieved a relatively rare feat for an incumbent seeking a second term. 1Not only did he fail to expand his base, but Trump actually lost five states that he had won in his first presidential bid: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. 1
President Trump has rarely met a conspiracy theory he doesn't like, but he and other Republicans now worry the wild tales told by lawyers Sidney Powell and Lin Wood may cost them in Georgia's Senate special elections. 1
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AngelaPerea
"Voters, not lawyers, choose the president," the court declared at one point. 1"Ballots, not briefs, decide elections." 1
The court accused the Trump campaign of engaging in "repetitive litigation" and pointed out that the public interest strongly favored "counting every lawful voter's vote, and not disenfranchising millions of Pennsylvania voters who voted by mail." 1
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AngelaPerea
The Georgia Republican's stock trades have far outpaced those of his Senate colleagues and have included a range of companies within his Senate committees' oversight, an analysis shows. 1
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Beginning in 2016, the senator bought and sold FireEye stock 61 times, at one point owning as much as $250,000 worth of shares in the company. 1
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AngelaPerea
Ms. Collins, 67, has a strong relationship with Mr. Biden, who has called her "a woman of incredible character, integrity, and grace." 1And now, she has the battle scars and enhanced credibility that comes with having accomplished a feat many Republicans readily concede they never could have: win a resounding victory in a state that President Trump lost. 1
As Trump's term winds down, the White House is reportedly besieged with requests from lackeys and sycophants and hangers-on and D-list celebrities who all believe the president may grant them a get-out-of-jail-free card (or, in the case of his children and Giuliani, who have not been charged or convicted of any crimes, a get-out-of-ever-being-held-accountable card). 1
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AngelaPerea
Advisers are reportedly asking President Donald Trump to refrain from firing Attorney General William Barr for comments he made questioning Trump's claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election. 1
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He added, "There's been one assertion that would be systemic fraud and that would be the claim that machines were programmed essentially to skew the election results. 1
WASHINGTON (AP) - The official serving as President Donald Trump's eyes and ears at the Justice Department has been banned from the building after trying to pressure staffers to give up sensitive information about election fraud and other matters she could relay to the White House, three people familiar with the matter tell The Associated Press. 1
An upstate N.Y. Congressional race remains too close to call a month after Election Day with a judge poring over Post-it notes stuck on disputed ballots and a trove of 55 uncounted votes unearthed just this week. 1
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But there are hundreds of still-disputed ballots, far more than enough to sway the race in either direction. 1
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AngelaPerea
Much of that work will fall to Jen Psaki, Biden's pick for White House press secretary. 1
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Trump went through four press secretaries and often preferred to engage directly with the electorate, tweeting at all hours or holding his own press briefings - especially at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. 1
Biden joked that Barr had just called him, "asking if I can get him in the witness protection program for endorsing me." 1
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Biden's top priority, he said, is getting a generous stimulus package through Congress, even before he takes office. 1
Privacy concerns in Europe have led to some of the world's toughest restrictions on companies like Facebook and Google and the ways they monitor people online. 1
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If the regulation took effect, the rate of reports from Europe would drop precipitously, because automated scanning is responsible for nearly all of them. 1
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The tech industry has largely stayed out of the public debate. 1
"I think you'll finally see cyber and cybersecurity issues become a true national security, economic security, and diplomatic priority," said Chris Painter, president of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation and former government cybersecurity official, in a panel today on the Biden cyber agenda hosted by the Institute for Security + Technology. 1
China is a step closer to cracking down on unscrupulous data collection by app developers.
According to the statement, public contracts showed that the CBP had paid that money to a government contractor named Venntel, and that CBP officials had confirmed in a call with Senate staff that it was using Venntel's to track phones without getting warrants.
The data we give tech companies when we buy online or like a tweet will soon fuel disinformation campaigns intended to divide Americans or even provoke destructive behavior - and data-privacy legislation isn't keeping up with the threat, intelligence community veterans, disinformation scholars, and academics warn.
With these tools, go forth and conquer messy spreadsheets! 1
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is undergoing a period of intense growth after being stagnant for years.
Discussing the foundation of probability and combinatorics
Probability is a vital area of study to understand in order to be an effective data scientist.
An examination of the chi square test for goodness of fit
Part 1: Concepts
Part 2: Code
A list is a mutable ordered sequence of elements. Mutable means that the list can be modified or changed. Lists are enclosed within Square Brackets '[ ]'.
Scaling Deep Learning on a Supercomputer using Horovod
"I think you'll finally see cyber and cybersecurity issues become a true national security, economic security, and diplomatic priority," said Chris Painter, president of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Foundation and former government cybersecurity official, in a panel today on the Biden cyber agenda hosted by the Institute for Security + Technology. 1
According to industrial cybersecurity firm OTORIO, the hackers accessed a human-machine interface (HMI) system that was directly connected to the internet without any authentication or other type of protection.
Android apps with hundreds of millions of downloads are vulnerable to attacks that allow malicious apps to steal contacts, login credentials, private messages, and other sensitive information.
The TrickBot malware has morphed once again, this time implementing functionality designed to inspect the UEFI/BIOS firmware of targeted systems.
Around since 2016, the malware recently survived a takedown attempt that resulted in most of its command and control (C&C) domains becoming unresponsive.
A hack that let an attacker to take full remote control of iPhones without user interaction is bad enough.