New York NOW http://nynow.org en In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens http://nynow.org/post/india-landmark-ruling-recognizes-transgender-citizens India now has a third gender.<p>The Supreme Court has recognized the country's transgender community as being in a third neutral category — neither male nor female.<p>In handing down the ruling, Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan said, "Transgenders are citizens of this country ... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:30:00 +0000 editor 29584 at http://nynow.org Risks Of Popular Anxiety Drugs Often Overshadowed http://nynow.org/post/risks-popular-anxiety-drugs-often-overshadowed When actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an overdose in February, the New York City medical examiner ruled that his death was the result of "acute mixed drug intoxication." Heroin, cocaine and a widely prescribed class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, or benzos, were found in his system.<p>The drugs first burst onto the scene in the 1950s and '60s and quickly became known as "<a href="http://www.med.umich.edu/psych/faculty/metzl/07_Metzl.pdf">mother's little helper</a>," the mild tranquilizer that could soothe frazzled housewives' nerves. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:29:00 +0000 Susan Sharon 29583 at http://nynow.org Risks Of Popular Anxiety Drugs Often Overshadowed Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes http://nynow.org/post/taking-money-overseas-round-trip-avoid-taxes Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — sending money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues.<p>Recently, MIT professor Michelle Hanlon and two colleagues set out to find out all they could about round-tripping.<p>"I think it's a big problem in the U.S. tax system that individuals can evade taxes and that they try to do so offshore," Hanlon says. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:56:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 29581 at http://nynow.org Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes Despite Worries, Boston Survivor Heads Back To The Start Line http://nynow.org/post/despite-worries-boston-survivor-heads-back-start-line At last year's Boston Marathon, Carol Downing was just a half a mile from the finish line when bombs exploded and injured two of her daughters. This year, she's going back to complete the race.<p>More than 36,000 runners hope to cross the finish line for the Boston Marathon this year. Downing plans to be among them. But she's worried.<p>"There's definitely some fear of going back," Downing says. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:04:00 +0000 editor 29579 at http://nynow.org Despite Worries, Boston Survivor Heads Back To The Start Line Boston Mourns A Tragic Anniversary With Voices Of Victims http://nynow.org/post/boston-mourns-tragic-anniversary-voices-victims One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:04:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 29576 at http://nynow.org