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(Credit: CBS) Airbnb, the social service that provides an in-home alternative to hotels, is under fire from the New York Attorney General’s Office. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has subpoenaed data on all Airbnb users in New York who have offered to rent out their homes to customers. According to a person familiar with the investigation, Schneiderman’s effort stems from a New York state law signed in 2010 that places limits on residents’ ability to rent out their homes to others. Airbnb, which helps people rent out their houses or apartments for a period of time, said last week that it has 225,000 community members in New York. The Attorney General’s office has been investigating Airbnb for more than a month, a person familiar with the investigation told CNET. The investigation stemmed from complaints by lawmakers and housing advocates. Related stories Tampa is the nicest city in America, says Airbnb The crux of the issue appears to be so-called “bad actors” who find short-term rentals and run amok, according to a person familiar with the investigation. Some of those renters could be sidestepping paying taxes, the person indicated. In addition, the attorney general’s office wants to target those who are renting out multiple units in violation of state law or who are renting out their properties for longer than expressly allowed under the state’s tax laws, a person familiar with the investigation said. A person who is simply trying to rent out their units every now and then — a so-called “casual user” — will not be targeted in the investigation, according to the person. In its statement on the matter, Airbnb said that it agrees that “bad actors” are an issue, and indicated that it believes the attorney general’s office “is only seeking to target an incredibly small number of bad actors who abuse the Airbnb platform.” Despite that cooperation, Airbnb bristled a bit at the subpoena, indicating that the attorney general’s office wants access to all New York-based short-term renters on the company’s service, despite plans to go after those bad actors. Airbnb wants to work with the attorney general to weed out the troublesome renters and keep the rest of its data secure and outside the prying eyes of lawmakers. “We are confident we can reach a solution that protects your personal information and cracks down on people who abuse the system,” Airbnb said today in a statement. The Attorney General’s legal action is just the latest issue Airbnb has faced over the last year .

New York City Opera Files for Bankruptcy

30 that the opera would be liquidated or possibly sold in court to another cultural or educational institution. Canceled Season In an e-mail statement on Oct. 1, George Steel , the artistic director and general manager since 2009, said the company canceled its 2013-12014 season. Anna Nicole finished its run on Sept. 28. New York City Opera co-produced Anna Nicole with the Brooklyn Academy of Music . New York City Opera did not achieve the goal of its emergency appeal, he wrote. New York City Operas projected deficit for fiscal year 2012 was $44.1 million, although it had a balanced operating budget in recent years, according to the filing. The operas long-term structural deficit problems started in 2003, and it blamed its financial condition on a troubled economy, decreased donations, and increasing pension obligations, according to the filing. Closing down would mark the end of a company established as the peoples opera by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia that became a training ground for young talent that included Beverly Sills and Placido Domingo. It would also leave New York with one remaining major company, the 128-year-old Metropolitan Opera. Donated Elsewhere Cultural institutions and their donors suffered in the financial crisis that started in 2007, and as the economy recovered their donations went elsewhere, said Ted Gavin, a partner at the turnaround and restructuring company Gavin/Solmonese LLC in Wilmington, Delaware . The patrons of the arts in New York City voted with their dollars and gave their money to other organizations, Gavin said in a phone interview before the bankruptcy was filed. Do we have too many operas? Probably. Christopher Koelsch, the chief executive officer of LA Opera in Los Angeles , said New York City Operas closing doesnt mean the biggest U.S.

They turned the ball over four times Sunday and didn’t force any Eagles turnovers. That pushes their league-leading giveaway total to 20 and their league-leading turnover differential to minus-13 through only five games. Truly astounding that they could turn over the ball six times in their opener, do all that talking about how you can’t win that way, and a month later they’ve only knocked the average down to four per game. A good team would have crushed the Eagles on Sunday. A bad team likely would have fallen into a win. It takes an historically awful team to blow a third-quarter lead and lose by 15 to Nick Foles . The Giants are on pace to turn over the ball 64 times. The NFL record for a single season is 63, by the 1978 San Francisco 49ers . Uneasy Eli: The main culprit for this, as you’d expect it to be, is the player who touches the ball the most. Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw three interceptions in a span of nine throws in Sunday’s fourth quarter and now has a league-leading 12 for the season. Manning’s completion percentage has dropped each week, from 64.3 in the season opener to 46.2 Sunday.

Despite first place spot, New York Red Bulls still struggling to put teams away at home

At times, we werent able to adapt to it. The Revolution benefitted from a controversial referee decision , but the Red Bulls were quick to admit after the game that they allowed themselves to be put in such a situation by not killing off the game earlier with a second goal. CHECK OUT THE UPDATED MLS STANDINGS In fact, New England are not the first team to punish the Red Bulls for that this season. Lowly D.C. United nearly grabbed a draw at Red Bull Arena back in August, but Luis Robles came through with a clutch penalty kick save to prevent that from happening. In late July, the Red Bulls never finished off Real Salt Lake and that allowed the visitors to equalize and take a late lead before Dax McCarty came to the rescue with a stoppage-time winner. The Red Bulls also coughed up a late one-goal lead in a 2-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes back on March 10, setting the tone for what’s been a sometimes nerve-wracking season at Red Bull Arena. We need to be able to shut it down, Robles told MLSsoccer.com . Thats something I know Mike will talk about in the next week, is we need to be able to shut it down at 1-0 because sometimes going in the playoffs its like that, so [the draw with New England] continues to show that we have the character and the quality. If we can do that and close games out, its pretty solid. Get more New York Red Bulls news at NewYorkRedBulls.com There is no denying that this Red Bulls team has as much, if not more, resolve as any in recent memory. But in the playoffs, New Yorks luck is likely to run out if they continue to lack that killer instinct and keep opposing teams in games. That is why the Red Bulls are hoping that this tie with the Revolution serves as a much-needed lesson. Its important that it happened now and hopefully not in the playoffs, because the playoffs are just one-off or two-off games that dictate your whole season, Lloyd Sam told MLSsoccer.com. We cant keep doing that. We cant keep doing that. Franco Panizo covers the New York Red Bulls for MLSsoccer.com. He can be reached by email at Franco8813@gmail.com .