A tornado watch, meaning the storms are possible, stretches from upstate New York to northern Virginia, including New York City and Philadelphia, until 5 p.m. according to the National Weather Service. JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU) , the biggest domestic carrier at New Yorks John F. Kennedy International Airport, told travelers today on its website that service may be delayed across 10 airports in the northeastern U.S., from Boston to Washington. Air Canada (AC/B) , that countrys largest airline, waived rebooking fees for passengers traveling to and from seven New England airports. Airport Delays Delays rippled out from airports along the East Coast. By 1 p.m., flights departing Ronald Regan Washington National Airport were delayed as long as 90 minutes, according to industry data compiler FlightAware.com , while arrivals were running more than 40 minutes late at New Yorks LaGuardia Airport and JFK. This is the time of the year when the weather can get a little violent, and if everything gels together just right, you get these situations, Best said by telephone. The conditions are ripe for a couple of isolated tornadoes and, if it does occur, it will be mainly this afternoon. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for just east of Utica, New York south into northeastern Pennsylvania , according to the weather service. Wind gusts in excess of 60 mph are possible. Cuomo told New York residents to heed storm warnings, avoid flooded streets and tie down lawn furniture and other objects that could be hurled by gusting winds.
His wife and daughter were unharmed. Cop among the bikers An off-duty New York police officer was riding with the bikers Sunday and saw much of the confrontation that ended with five injured. But he didn’t step in, an official said. He also didn’t tell his superiors about what happened until Wednesday, the source said. The officer, who works undercover, is a member of the motorcycle club. He may not have been legally obligated to immediately intervene, according to the same source. It’s not clear why he waited so long to report what he saw. He has hired a lawyer and is being investigated by the New York Police Department’s internal affairs unit. Suspect identified in SUV battle Suspect identified in SUV battle Interrogations, arrest Police seized the helmet-cam video and questioned the motorcyclist who shot it. They arrested Cruz, 28, the biker who abruptly slowed in front of the Range Rover. He is charged with misdemeanors including reckless driving. Cruz was later released after posting $1,500 cash bail and a $15,000 insurance bond. His license was suspended, and he was ordered to surrender his passport. Cruz’s lawyer insisted he is not guilty.
New York City’s Health Care Budget Burden
Democratic nominee Bill de Blasio, who has been an outspoken supporter of unions throughout his career, does not see raising premiums as the only option. In his policy book One New York Rising Together de Blasio suggests using the citys Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) to create 20 new primary health care clinics, which would serve city workers. According to the plan, the clinics would benefit from the lower costs HHC already enjoys. They would also offer preventative care to decrease the long-term costs of health care. The city could save $750 million to $2 billion through long term savings by investing just 2 percent of current health care spending in these clinics over four years, the policy states. Republican Joe Lhota did not return multiple requests for comment by press time. His website did not offer a suggestion for reducing health care costs. Obamacare Obamacare, the now mandated health care system in the United States, may be a wildcard solution. The plan was pitched as a way to dramatically reduce health care costs. Dr. Michelle Holder, senior labor market analyst with Community Service Society of New York, said she believes that Obamacare will reduce health insurance premiums in the long term. She based her assessment in part on the evidence from Massachusetts, which implemented a program similar to Obamacare that was successful in reducing costs. However, in the short term, its difficult to predict whether health insurance costs for large employers, including the government, will go up or down, Dr.