Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

Headlines from around the web.

TODAY’S FORECAST

Friday: Overcast with rain showers. High of 64. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Friday Night: Overcast with rain showers. Low of 57. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

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NYC Marathon considering alternate starting line

The government shutdown could mean a change to the starting line for the New York City Marathon. Read more: AP

NYC gets $2 million donations from NFL, Super Bowl committee for hosting duties

Hosting the Super Bowl will come with perks for New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday. Read more: New York Daily News

Bloomberg gets caught up in Mexico soda tax fight

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is being drawn into the heated debate in Mexico over a proposed 8-cent (1 peso) per liter tax on soft drinks to fund anti-obesity efforts in a country with a growing weight problem. Read more: AP

Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons wins Nobel Peace Prize

A chemical weapons watchdog has beaten Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai to the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. Read more: NBC News

Obama, Republicans aim to end crisis after meeting, hurdles remain

President Barack Obama and Republican leaders appeared ready to end a political crisis that has shuttered much of the U.S. government and pushed the country dangerously close to default after meeting at the White House on Thursday. Read more: Reuters