Shirley Knight, Oscar-nominated actress, has died at 83
FILE - This June 18, 2012 file photo shows actress Shirley Knight at the "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" premiere in New York. Knight, the Kansas-born actress who was nominated for two Oscars early in her career and went on to play an astonishing variety of roles in movies, TV and the stage, has died. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Shirley Knight, the Kansas-born actress who was nominated for two Oscars early in her career and went on to play an astonishing variety of roles in movies, TV and the stage, has died. Knight passed away Wednesday at her daughter's home in San Marcos, Texas, according to her daughter Kaitlin Hopkins. Her TV career began in the mid-1950s, not the 1980s.
New York gave homeless 'offer they can't refuse,' New Jersey mayor's lawsuit claims
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Newark Mayor Ras Barakas administration has sued New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, accusing the fellow Democrat of dumping his citys population of homeless people on New Jerseys biggest city. It cites several former New York shelter residents who were hustled through tours of New Jersey apartments and pressured to quickly commit to one, with the SOTA Program paying landlords a full years rent up front. The de Blasio administration said Newarks lawsuit would hurt rather than help families seeking to emerge from homelessness. The New Jersey program was modeled after one in New York City and both mayors praised one another for pursuing the initiatives. In a city of 8.5 million people, nearly one in every 121 New Yorkers is currently homeless.feeds.reuters.com