An emerging Asia-Pacific fintech hub: Hong Kong – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostFor decades, Hong Kong made its mark as the region’s leading financial centre, vying with New York and London for supremacy as a global nexus of money.…

Weather: Cool Wednesday, rainy most of the week in Central New York – The Post-Standard – syracuse.com

Weather: Cool Wednesday, rainy most of the week in Central New YorkThe Post-Standard – syracuse.comSYRACUSE, N.Y. — More rain and unusually cool weather is will be our fare throughout most…

Actress Lauren Bacall Dies At 89 – CBS Local

CBS LocalNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Actress and New York City resident Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89. CBS News confirmed Bacall’s death Tuesday night. The estate of…

Fabian G. Palomino, 90, Legal Counsel to Democratic New York Governors, Dies – New York Times

Fabian G. Palomino, 90, Legal Counsel to Democratic New York Governors, DiesNew York TimesFabian G. Palomino, who advised Democratic governors of New York State from W. Averell Harriman to Andrew…

Potent Storm to Bring Flood Threat to NYC – AccuWeather.com

Potent Storm to Bring Flood Threat to NYCAccuWeather.comMotorists will want to pay extra attention to the weather and set aside extra time when traveling. “If roadways and streets do become…

Positive health news for New York – WBNG-TV

WBNG-TVIn 2002, over 6,000 people in our state were diagnosed with HIV. Just eight years later in 2010, less than 4,000 were diagnosed. According to regional data in the state…

In Suburban New York, an Unlikely Link to a South Korean Ferry Disaster – New York Times

New York TimesBEDFORD, N.Y. — With its blue-and-gold regalia and its link to French royalty, the chocolate shop by the Bedford Hills train station looked as if it would fit…

NYC: Drier Weather to Follow Flooding Downpours – AccuWeather.com

NYC: Drier Weather to Follow Flooding DownpoursAccuWeather.comA shower or two can occur across northern Pennsylvania and upstate New York Thursday. Following the storms, conditions will clear, and remain that way…

Rex Ryan: Jets not in panic mode – ESPN

ESPNCORTLAND, N.Y. — Insisting the sudden rash of injuries at cornerback is “not a panic situation,” New York Jets coach Rex Ryan refused Monday to accept the dire forecasts for…

Restaurant Report: 50 Kalò in Naples, Italy – New York Times

New York TimesCompetition among pizzerias is fierce in Italy’s undisputed pizza capital, Naples. For decades, institutions have reigned, attracting loyal admirers with their cheap pies and no-frills atmosphere. But recently,…

North Carolina restaurant owner bought food with food stamps: police – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsHe had a lot of mouths to feed. The owner of a North Carolina restaurant is accused of illegally using other people’s food stamps to buy food…

New York payment startups prep for restaurant battle with OpenTable – Upstart

UpstartMonday, the reservation-booking website expanded a San Francisco pilot to New York, announcing 45 restaurants that will accept payment via smart phone at the end of your meal without waiting…

Heavy rain, floods swamp Mid-Atlantic, Northeast – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFurther north, “rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are likely during the periods of heaviest rain,” according to an online forecast from the weather service in…

Marin County sheriff releases Williams’ cause of death – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Marin County sheriff releases Williams’ cause of deathHonolulu Star-AdvertiserBrandon Scales places flowers on the star of actor-comedian Robin Williams at a makeshift memorial along the Hollywood Walk of Fame in…

Times Reporter Is Injured in Iraq Helicopter Crash – New York Times

New York TimesAlissa J. Rubin Credit Lars Klove for The New York Times. “If we had been another 50 meters higher we’d all be dead,” he said. Fouad Hussein, the…

Special Sauce for Measuring Food Trends: The Fried Calamari Index – New York Times

New York TimesFried calamari made a voyage that dozens of foods have made over the years: They start out being served in forward-thinking, innovative restaurants in New York and other…

Wrong-Way Crash Kills 2 On New York State Thruway In Suffern – CBS Local

CBS LocalSUFFERN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two people are dead after a wrong-way crash on the New York State Thruway. The crash, involving a pickup truck and a SUV, happened around…

New York Today: ‘Strong Moisture Transport’ – New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)Past time, in fact. There hasn’t been a rainy day since July 15 (unless you count the 0.4 inches that fell around dawn on Aug. 2). This…

Islanders owner Charles Wang hit with $10 million lawsuit for backing out of … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsBeginning with an in-person meeting in New York on June 10, the lawsuit alleges Wang made his first of several references giving “thanks to Steve Ballmer.” Then…

Weather: Rain returns to Central New York – The Post-Standard – syracuse.com

Weather: Rain returns to Central New YorkThe Post-Standard – syracuse.comSYRACUSE, N.Y. — After a few beautiful, dry days in Central New York, rain is expected to return early this morning.…

Public Housing in New York Reaches a Fiscal Crisis – New York Times

New York TimesAnd just over a quarter of a million households sit on the waiting list for an apartment in one of the New York City Housing Authority’s 334 developments.…

New York Prosecutors Charge Payday Lenders With Usury – New York Times

New York TimesA trail of money that began with triple-digit loans to troubled New Yorkers and wound through companies owned by a former used-car salesman in Tennessee led New York…

Recker, Niese lead Mets over Phillies – ESPN

ESPNMets: New York returns home to open a three-game series against NL East-leading Washington on Tuesday night. Rafael Montero (0-2, 5.40) will be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to…

The Hillary Metamorphosis – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalRobert Gates, who is the Captain Renault of our time, recounts the following White House exchange between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, back when she was serving the…

Michael Pineda to start Wednesday – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — The Yankees will forgo another rehab start for Michael Pineda and throw him into the fire for Wednesday night’s series finale against the Baltimore Orioles. Originally, Esmil…

Kendall ‘threw cash at waitress’ face’ – NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auApparently, Jenner was unhappy when “the staff wouldn’t serve her [alcohol] because she’s underage,” a source told the New York Post . “Kendall got up and left and didn’t pay…

Jets’ Dee Milliner injures ankle – ESPN

ESPNCORTLAND, N.Y. — The New York Jets’ already suspect cornerback position took a double hit Sunday, with top corner Dee Milliner and rookie Dexter McDougle leaving practice with ankle and…

OpenTable adds mobile payments to select NYC restaurants – Digital Trends

Digital TrendsSometimes it can take forever to get your check, pay it, and be on your merry way when you’re at a crowded restaurant. This is especially true when you…

Simplifying the Bull: How Picasso Helps to Teach Apple’s Style – New York Times

New York TimesBut three employees who have taken classes agreed to speak to The New York Times on the condition that they not be identified. They described a program that…

Tejal Rao IN as Bloomberg’s New Restaurant Critic – Eater NY

Tejal Rao IN as Bloomberg’s New Restaurant CriticEater NYTejal Rao, former Village Voice restaurant critic, has just taken the position of food editor and restaurant critic at Bloomberg Pursuits. Since…

Postmates delivery service launches in Philadelphia, offers free Wawa hoagie … – Philadelphia Business Journal

Postmates delivery service launches in Philadelphia, offers free Wawa hoagie …Philadelphia Business JournalSan Francisco-based Postmates, which launched in 2011, offers a free downloadable mobile application that allows users to order…

Judge throws out Cuomo challenge to Teachout – Capital New York

Capital New YorkThese documents include registration in Vermont for a car Teachout bought in New York, which allowed her to pay a lower tax rate on the purchase. In his…

Delta, JetBlue waive change fees as storm targets Northeast – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe airlines’ waivers come as forecasts call for a storm to dump up to 3 inches of rain or more on large parts of a region that stretches from…

NYC restaurant payment startups to OpenTable: Bring it on – New York Business Journal (blog)

New York Business Journal (blog)Monday, the reservation-booking website expanded a San Francisco pilot to New York, announcing 45 restaurants that will accept payment via smart phone at the end of…

School Leaders Benefit From Gaming The Medicaid System – Forbes

School Leaders Benefit From Gaming The Medicaid SystemForbesThrough the years, states have used a number of questionable, but legal, methods of gaming the system to obtain more federal dollars. For…