Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Headlines from around the web.


Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 84. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WSW in the afternoon. Monday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 68. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in “Breaking Bad”

Now through October 27, the Museum of the Moving Image presents “From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White’s Transformation in ‘Breaking Bad'” in the museum’s main exhibition, “Behind the Screen.” The exhibit looks at how Breaking Bad’s’ filmmakers used a variety of visual cues to convey Walter White’s transformation. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Workers begin strikes at fast-food restaurants

Thousands of fast food workers are expected to walk off the job Monday morning as part of an historic labor strike. Read more: ABC New York

NYPD to restart gun buyback program with 10 events across the city

New Yorkers with guns will soon have more ways to make a quick buck. Read more: New York Daily News

Gov Cuomo signs law making drunk driving felony on conditional licenses

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law meant to keep more drunken drivers off New York roads. Read more: AP

Adequate public notice of sewage spills into New York waterways lacking: study

Yuck! Billions of gallons of untreated raw sewage is flowing into New York waterways annually, but the system of warning the public in a timely fashion is what really smells. Read more: New York Daily News 

Report: Thompson calls stop and frisk institutionalized bias

Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson said Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black and that the same bias drives the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy. Read more: AP

Schumer: Tracking shoppers through phones invasive

Sen. Charles Schumer says federal authorities should regulate the practice of retailers using shoppers’ smartphones to track their movement through a store. Read more: NBC New York