Queens’ Morning Roundup


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Headlines from around the web.

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 84. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 73. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Outdoor Cinema Presents Our Nixon

Outdoor Cinema is an annual international film festival now in its 15th year. Outdoor Cinema 2013 will show eight films from around the world, all in their original language with English subtitles. Prior to the film there will be music, dance and food to enjoy. Our Nixon (U.S.A.): A documentary about Nixon’s presidency using never-before-seen footage shot by three of Nixon’s top aides with their home video cameras will be shown at Socrates Sculpture Park on Wednesday, July 3 at 7 p.m. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Breezy Point homeowners sue over devastating loss during Sandy

Scores of Breezy Point homeowners have filed a major lawsuit against the Long Island Power Authority and National Grid. Read more: CBS New York

Crime decrease last year in 112th Precinct was actually an increase

It turns out crime was actually up — not down — last year in Forest Hills and Rego Park. Read more: New York Daily News

Emails appear to reveal officials knew of 911 system lost calls issue 

CBS 2 has obtained emails from Emergency Medical Services supervisors that address “lost calls” in the city’s 911 system, indicating officials knew of problems with the system early on. Read more: CBS New York

Hundreds more majestic Canada geese killed in name of airline safety in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

More than 260 geese were rounded up for slaughter at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Tuesday morning as part of an ongoing effort to reduce bird strikes at nearby JFK Airport. Read more: New York Daily News

New Yorkers’ new domain: ‘.nyc’ gets initial OK

New York City likes to think of itself as a domain like no other. Now it can boast as much on the web. Read more: NBC New York

U.S. to delay key health-reform provision to 2015

The Obama administration said on Tuesday it would not require employers to provide health insurance for their workers until 2015, delaying a key provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law by a year, to beyond the next election. Read more: Reuters