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Bloomberg says 'will not run for President in 2016'

New York, Mar. 8 : Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said that he would not run for president, citing a concern that his candidacy could tilt the election to Republican Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

The billionaire, who has spent months mulling a third-party run made his decision official through an editorial posted on the Bloomberg View website.

"When I look at the data, it's clear to me that if I entered the race, I could not win. I believe I could win a number of diverse states -- but not enough to win the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to win the presidency," Bloomberg wrote in a column in Bloomberg View.

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Will not enter US presidential race: Michael Bloomberg

New York, March 8 : Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Monday he will not enter the 2016 presidential campaign as an independent, citing fear that his candidacy might help Republican candidates Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

The 73-year-old, who served as mayor of New York from 2002 to 2013, announced his decision in a statement titled "The Risk I will not Take" posted on his website, Xinhua news agency reported.

"I love our country too much to play a role in electing a candidate who would weaken our unity and darken our future -- and so I will not enter the race for president of the US," Bloomberg said.

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Former New York Mayor Bloomberg `considering` running London mayoral election next year

New York, April 6 : After serving as a mayor for three consecutive terms in the New York City, Michael Rubens Bloomberg, an American business magnate and politician, may now don the same hat again, but in London.

The former mayor is being sought by Conservatives across the pond to run in the London mayoral election next year, reported New York Post.

Friends of Bloomeberg said that he was considering running as the Tory candidate as the city of 8.5 million prepares to elect Boris Johnson 's successor in May 2016.

Reports said that Steve Hilton, a trusted adviser to British Prime Minister David Cameron, was urging Bloomberg to contest the elections in London.

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Texas woman sentenced to 18 years for threatening Obama

US President Barack ObamaWashington - A 35-year-old woman was today sentenced to 18 years in prison for sending poisonous ricin-laced letters to US President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Shannon Guess Richardson from Texas was sentenced on a charge of possessing and producing a biological toxin.

She had pleaded guilty to the charge in December in a deal.

She was named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury on June 27, 2013, charging her with threatening the US President, Bloomberg and Mark Glaze, who was director of Bloomberg's group advocating for tougher gun control.

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Suspicious letter sent to White House

Suspicious letter sent to White HouseWashington, May 31 - A suspicious letter addressed to the White House that is similar to the ones earlier sent to New York mayor has been intercepted at a mail screening facility, the US Secret Service said Thursday.

"The White House mail screening facility intercepted a letter addressed to the White House that were similar to letters previously addressed to Mayor (Michael) Bloomberg in New York," reported Xinhua citing Secret Service spokesperson Edwin Donovan.

"This letter has been turned over to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force for testing and investigation," Donovan said in a statement.

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Poison found in two letters sent to NY mayor

New York, May 30 - Two threatening letters sent last week to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained the poison ricin, the city's police department announced Wednesday.

One of the letters was received last Friday at a New York municipal office and the other arrived at an office in Washington that houses the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an advocacy group Bloomberg founded to push for stricter gun control laws.

Bloomberg never came in contact with the letters.

The letters contain threats against Bloomberg over his policy against the unrestricted sale of firearms, an effort in which he has become more active after the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school massacre last December.

Preliminary tests performed on the letters confirmed the presence of ricin, a deadly poison.

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New York to begin gas rationing after Sandy

New York to begin gas rationing after SandyWashington, Nov 9 - In an effort to ease frustrations over long lines at gas stations, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday plans to begin rationing fuel in the city as it continues to recover from the damage left behind by Hurricane Sandy.

Beginning Friday morning, drivers with license plates ending in an even number can buy gas only on even-numbered days. Drivers with license plates ending in an odd number can only buy fuel on odd-numbered days.

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30,000 to 40,000 New Yorkers ‘need to be relocated’: Bloomberg

30,000 to 40,000 New Yorkers ‘need to be relocated’: BloombergWashington, Nov 5 : Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said that 30,000 to 40,000 New Yorkers may need to be relocated as the region is still recovering from the devastation by super storm Sandy.

He, however, said that number would probably drop to 20,000 within a couple of weeks as power is restored in more places.

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NYC marathon finally cancelled in aftermath of super storm Sandy

NYC marathon finally cancelled in aftermath of super storm SandyNew York, Nov 3 : The New York City Marathon has finally been canceled for the first time in its history as the region is still recovering from the devastation by super storm Sandy.

The marathon, which was due to take place on Sunday with 47,000 entrants from all over the world, was cancelled on Friday as the city''s mayor Michael Bloomberg insisted the race would go ahead.

Bloomberg made the surprise announcement as mile-long queues at petrol stations and fighting between customers were reported.

Some New Yorkers have resorted to digging through rubbish bins looking for food.

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Post-Sandy woes force New York to cancel marathon

Post-Sandy woes force New York to cancel marathonNew York, Nov 3: Two days after announcing the annual New York Marathon would take place Sunday as scheduled, Mayor Michael Bloomberg reversed course and cancelled the event.

"While holding the race would not require diverting resources from the recovery effort, it is clear that it has become the source of controversy and division," he said late Friday in a statement.

The race typically features tens of thousands of runners and attracts some 2 million spectators.

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New York mayor endorses Obama for second term

New York mayor endorses Obama for second termWashington, Nov 2 : US President Barack Obama earned another high profile endorsement Thursday, this time from New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who cited climate change as the primary reason for choosing the incumbent president for a second term.

"The increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be - given this week's devastation - should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action," Bloomberg wrote in an opinion article for Bloomberg View.

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NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorses Obama for re-election

NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorses Obama for re-electionWashington, Nov 2 : New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has backed President Barack Obama for re-election, saying the Democrat will bring leadership that is required to fight climate change after the east coast devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy.

Both Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Obama had eagerly sought the nod from Bloomberg, who didn't endorse a presidential candidate in 2008, and has publicly grumbled about both the White House nominees.

But Bloomberg said the possibility that Sandy resulted from climate change had made the stakes of the election that much clearer, Stuff. co. nz reports.

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New York Marathon still on despite mess left by Sandy

New York Marathon still on despite mess left by SandyNew York, Nov 2 - The New York Marathon, an annual event including some 50,000 runners, will take place Sunday as scheduled despite the damage left by Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

"People have asked about the marathon. There's tens of thousands of people who've come from around the world here to run. We've decided the marathon will go on," he told a press conference.

"We expect by Sunday most of the power will be back, if not all of it," Bloomberg said. "It starts on Staten Island right by the bridge. We've been cleaning up that area, and then it's on main roads throughout the city."

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New York Marathon to be held despite Sandy

New York Marathon to be held despite SandyNew York, Nov 1 - The New York Marathon will go ahead Sunday as scheduled in spite of huge damages from Superstorm Sandy, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

Marathon officials were proceeding as planned to stage the annual event that runs through all five boroughs of the largest city in America, but they were awaiting the final word from city officials regarding the staging of the race, reports Xinhua.

Flooding and power outages remained a concern around the city and subway and other transit systems are still shut because of the damage caused by the superstorm.

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Isabella, Jayden most popular baby names in New York

Isabella, Jayden most popular baby names in New YorkNew York, Aug 30 - Isabella and Jayden have bec

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