Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Headlines from around the web.
Headlines from around the web.

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Wednesday: Cloudy skies. High 64. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Cloudy skies this evening will give way to light rain and some fog overnight. Low 59. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: LIC Arts Open

The art scene in Long Island City is heating up and opening its doors during the fourth annual LIC Arts Open – a 5-day extravaganza where over 250 artists will occupy galleries, performance studios and open their studios to visitors. The event, which this year begins Wednesday and runs through May 18, started several years ago as a two-day, open-studio event, mainly showcasing visual artists and now just keeps on getting bigger. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Obama honors Queens cop who was shot while rescuing woman

A hero cop who was shot while rescuing a woman from a domestic violence incident in Queens last year was honored by President Obama during a ceremony at the White House. Read more: New York Post

State Senate votes to legalize mixed martial arts in New York

Alexis Davis looked more like legislative staff than a Las Vegas-bound professional fighter as she made the rounds Tuesday at the New York Capitol as part of another push to legalize professional mixed martial arts. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Teachers lose retroactive pay in if they quit before 2020

A little-noticed provision in the new teachers contract blocks educators from receiving full retroactive pay for 2009 and 2010 if they quit before 2020. Read more: New York Post

Judge blocks subpoena about Airbnb’s NYC sublets

A state judge has blocked a subpoena from New York’s attorney general seeking information about people using the global website Airbnb to make short-term apartment rentals in New York City. Read more: AP

People owing student loans could refinance to lower interest rates under new bill

People who owe student loans could refinance to lower their interest rates under legislation introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and other lawmakers Tuesday. Read more: New York Daily News