NEW YORK (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee is marking the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks by focusing its attention on a long-deliberated bill that would allow victims to recover monetary damages from foreign sponsors of terrorism. New York Senator Charles Schumer says the committee will take up consideration of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act as the nation pauses to remember the victims of the 2001 attacks. Schumer and families of 9/11 victims are holding a press conference today at the World Trade Center site to urge the Senate to approve the bill.
NEW YORK (AP) - Caribbean culture is set to get its annual spotlight in New York City, where the West Indian Day Parade is one of the year's biggest outdoor events - and political see-and-be-seen spots. The annual parade is set for today in Brooklyn. It echoes traditional pre-Lenten Carnival festivities and features dancers wearing elaborate, often feathered costumes.
SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island woman is under arrest after police say she drove drunk with her fiancé's 2-year-old son in the backseat. Police say Julieann Klopfer was stopped at a drunken driving checkpoint early yesterday on Sunrise Highway in Shirley. The 33-year-old Mastic woman is charged with driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a child and an enhanced DWI charge involving impaired driving with a passenger under 16 years old.
NEW YORK (AP) - A lightning strike at a New York City beach has injured three people. The fire department says the men were injured at Orchard Beach on Pelham Bay in the Bronx on last evening as bad storms rolled through the area. The men are being treated at a hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown. The lightning strike happened as heavy thunderstorms swept through the city.
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