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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Sunday, February 19, 2017

New York

A former store clerk was convicted Tuesday of murder in one of the nation’s most haunting missing-child cases, nearly 38 years after 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared on the way to the school bus stop.

Pedro Hernandez showed no reaction as jurors delivered their verdict. Another jury had deadlocked following 18 days of deliberation in 2015, leading to a retrial that spanned more than three months. Hernandez, who once worked in a convenience store in Etan’s neighborhood, had confessed, but his lawyers said his admissions were the false imaginings of a mentally ill man.

This time, the jury deliberated over nine days before finding Hernandez, 56, guilty of murder during a kidnapping in a case that shaped both parenting and law enforcement

The Suffolk County Planning Commission voted and unanimously approved the first phase of a $4 billion Heartland Town Square mixed-use redevelopment. The meeting, held on February 1, was the second part of a public hearing in Riverhead. Members listened to numerous speakers discuss pertinent topics such as the effect such a big project would have on traffic and waste water. The next step to move the project forward will be a public hearing for Islip’s town board. It will be up to the Town Board

Former AIG chief Hank Greenberg agreed to pay a $9 million settlement to New York on Friday, bringing his nearly 12-year legal battle with the state attorney's general office to a far from amicable conclusion.

The case, which was controversially launched by then-attorney general Eliot Spitzer in 2005, initially sought $6 billion in damages from Greenberg, alleging nine counts of financial fraud. By the time Greenberg took the stand last September the state was down to seeking $50 million and

On Thursday, February 9, in New York federal court, a complaint was filed that asked the federal government to seize the tower located at 650 Fifth Avenue from a nonprofit organization that has alleged strong connections with the Iranian government.

This is just the most recent move in a legal war that has been going on for a decade between the U.S. government and the Alavi Foundation, for control of the 36-floor office building with an approximate value of $1 billion. The U.S. Supreme Court

The state of New York has the seventh-highest residential prices for electricity in the United States, paying 18.28 cents per kilowatt-hour, according to a study in October by the United States Energy Information Administration. Con Ed’s rates for New York City are even higher at 24.736 cents per kilowatt-hour.  NYC pays the second highest rates in the country, trailing only behind Hawaii’s 27.54 cents. The cheapest electricity in the Nation is offered in Louisiana at 9.33 cents, Georgia at