New York NOW http://nynow.org en GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July http://nynow.org/post/gm-stays-top-us-car-sales-surge-july Sales incentives helped U.S. auto sales rise in July, as major auto companies reported selling more than 120,000 more vehicles than the same month last year. GM retained its spot as the U.S. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:21:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 33305 at http://nynow.org GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far http://nynow.org/post/panel-says-plan-cut-army-strength-goes-too-far A Pentagon plan to cut tens of thousands of soldiers from the U.S. Army's ranks in coming years goes too far given the growing global threats, including Russian aggression in Ukraine and unrest in Syria and Iraq, a bipartisan review panel says.<p>In an advance copy of a report, <a href="http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/Ensuring-a-Strong-U.S.-Defense-for-the-Future-NDP-Review-of-the-QDR_0.pdf">Ensuring a Strong U.S. Defense for the Future</a>, that was obtained by NPR's Tom Bowman, a panel that includes former Defense Secretary William Perry and retired Gen. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:57:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 33304 at http://nynow.org Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far NYC Man's Chokehold Death Was A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says http://nynow.org/post/nyc-mans-chokehold-death-was-homicide-medical-examiner-says Eric Garner, the unarmed man who died two weeks ago after police placed him in a chokehold, was a victim of homicide, says New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Garner's death was captured in a video that showed his confrontation with police on a Staten Island sidewalk.<p>The update on Garner's controversial death was announced Friday afternoon. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 33303 at http://nynow.org NYC Man's Chokehold Death Was A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says As Flow Of Migrants Into Mexico Grows, So Do Claims Of Abuse http://nynow.org/post/flow-migrants-mexico-grows-so-do-claims-abuse <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/20/323657817/from-a-stream-to-a-flood-migrant-kids-overwhelm-u-s-border-agents">Like the United States</a>, Mexico is dealing with a substantial increase of Central Americans migrants, including unaccompanied minors, crossing its borders. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 33293 at http://nynow.org WWI Diaries Of Poet Siegfried Sassoon Go Public For First Time http://nynow.org/post/wwi-diaries-poet-siegfried-sassoon-go-public-first-time Nearly two dozen diaries and notebooks of Siegfried Sassoon — <a href="http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/FWW_index.html">among a handful of prominent soldier-poets</a> whose artistic sensibilities were forged in the trenches of World War I — are being published online for the first time by the Cambridge University Library.<p>Sassoon, who served in the British Army, was a "gifted diarist [who] ... Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:39:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 33294 at http://nynow.org WWI Diaries Of Poet Siegfried Sassoon Go Public For First Time