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  • Officials working to determine cause of NYC crane collapse

    February 6, 2016 9:18 PM

    NEW YORK - Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered to safety during strong winds came crashing down onto a New York City street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. Three other people were hurt by debris, two of... more »
  • NY governor moves to stop 'gay conversion' therapy for kids

    February 6, 2016 2:53 PM

    NEW YORK - New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, joining a number of states that have taken action against what's known as "gay conversion" therapy. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans for new regulations Saturday. They will bar New York... more »
  • Scientists map bedbug genome, follow pest through NYC subway

    February 2, 2016 11:55 AM

    NEW YORK - Scientists have mapped the genome of the bedbug. And in New York, they did something more: They traced the nefarious pest through every subway station in the city and discovered a big genetic diversity among the bloodsucking creatures. Christopher Mason, a geneticist at Weill Cornell... more »
  • Slow return to normal routines for cities hit by snowstorm

    January 26, 2016 6:35 AM

    WASHINGTON - East Coast cities hit hard by a massive snowstorm are getting closer to their normal routines after more than three days with life at a virtual standstill. In the Washington area, the Metro subway system was scheduled to be close to fully operational Tuesday morning after it gradually... more »
  • Icy roads, spotty transit service follow East Coast blizzard

    January 25, 2016 5:49 AM

    NEW YORK- Slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances are confronting East Coast residents emerging from a paralyzing weekend blizzard. For many, the weekend extends into Monday because of closed schools and government offices. Officials were cautioning against unnecessary driving even... more »
  • Major East Coast airports try to resume service

    January 24, 2016 2:41 PM

    NEW YORK - East Coast airports are gearing up to resume service after the big winter storm brought transportation to a standstill. But it will take some time to recover from the cancellation of more than 11,000 flights during the four-day period from Friday to Monday. The Port Authority of... more »
  • Bloomberg eyeing independent White House bid

    January 23, 2016 3:12 PM

    NEW YORK - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking early steps toward launching an independent campaign for president, seeing a potential path to the White House amid the rise of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. The billionaire media executive, who served three terms as mayor of... more »
  • Woman pleads not guilty in case where baby was cut from womb

    January 5, 2016 4:35 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York woman has pleaded not guilty to murder and kidnapping charges in the death of a pregnant acquaintance whose baby was cut from the womb. Twenty-two-year-old Ashleigh Wade appeared in court Tuesday and was held without bail. She was also charged with weapons possession. Prosecutors... more »
  • NY ex-con charged with planning New Year's Eve terror attack

    December 31, 2015 12:28 PM

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Federal authorities say a New York ex-con has been arrested on charges he was planning a New Year's Eve attack at a bar to prove to the Islamic State he was worthy to join it in Syria. Twenty-five-year-old Emanuel Lutchman was arrested Wednesday. Steven Slawinski, his... more »
  • Woman beats DUI rap with claim her body brews alcohol

    December 30, 2015 5:23 PM

    ALBANY - Drunken-driving charges against an upstate New York woman have been dismissed based on an unusual defense: Her body is a brewery. A lawyer representing the woman says her blood-alcohol level has been recorded at four times the legal limit when she hasn't had a drink. She didn't discover... more »
  • Sheriff: 34 pet cats die in upstate New York shed fire

    December 26, 2015 6:16 PM

    PORTER - Nearly three dozen pet cats housed in an upstate New York shed have died in a fire. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says the 34 cats were discovered by firefighters responding to a blaze Saturday morning. It's unclear what sparked the fire. Fire marshals are investigating. Officials haven't... more »
  • Firefighters sue siren maker over their hearing loss

    December 20, 2015 3:10 PM

    NEW YORK - There were times by the end of his shift that firefighter Joseph Nardone's head would be pounding, his eyes crossing from the noise level. The retired Fire Department of New York battalion chief is one of about 4,400 current and former firefighters around the country who are... more »
  • NYC set to ramp up outreach, services to street homeless

    December 19, 2015 7:50 PM

    NEW YORK - A surge of outreach teams set to be deployed by New York City to deal with its persistent street homelessness problem has a simple goal: Talk to as many homeless people as possible, as often as possible. That increased frequency of contact, many experts believe, could help... more »
  • Lawmakers: Remove Donald Trump's name from NY state park

    December 17, 2015 3:04 PM

    ALBANY - Two Democratic New York lawmakers say an undeveloped state park named after Donald Trump should be rechristened because of what they say are discriminatory proposals from the Republican presidential candidate. State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Charles Lavine say they'll push legislation to rename Donald J. Trump State... more »
  • New York dismisses threat that closed Los Angeles schools

    December 15, 2015 1:41 PM

    NEW YORK - Officials in New York say Los Angeles school officials overreacted today when they shut down every school in the nation's second-largest school district because of an emailed threat. The threat, sent to a school board member, raised fears of another attack like the deadly shooting in nearby... more »
  • 30 retailers agree to stop selling realistic toy guns in NY

    December 15, 2015 11:20 AM

    ALBANY - New York's attorney general says 30 online retailers have agreed to stop selling realistic toy guns in New York. The settlements announced Tuesday follow July letters to the retailers from across the U.S. who were selling the imitation weapons through an Amazon.com platform for third-party retailers. Attorney General... more »
  • Police: New York Woman bit store employee after stealing underwear

    December 9, 2015 11:36 AM

    RUTLAND - A New York woman was arrested after she allegedly bit an employee of a Vermont store after he attempted to retrieve underwear she had allegedly stolen from the store. The Rutland Herald reports the 33-year-old woman from White Plains, New York, will be arraigned on Dec. 14 on... more »
  • Syrian refugees in New York await Texas decision

    December 4, 2015 4:45 PM

    AUSTIN - Three Syrian refugee families have arrived in New York City after Texas sued to try to stop their resettlement there. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday New York "will welcome them with open arms" during what's expected to be a temporary stay, until the outcome of the Texas... more »
  • 3 million people expected to attend NYC Thanksgiving parade

    November 26, 2015 4:38 AM

    NEW YORK- As millions of people in the U.S. prepare for Thanksgiving, security remains tight in New York ahead of the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. Police Commissioner William Bratton says more than 2,500 officers will be along the parade route for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. More than... more »
  • Ads featuring Nazi imagery pulled from New York City subway

    November 25, 2015 5:29 PM

    NEW YORK - An ad campaign that featured Nazi imagery has been pulled from the New York City subway system. Seats on the 42nd Street shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central Terminal were wrapped in Nazi regalia to promote an Amazon video series called "The Man in the... more »
  • NYC emergency responders go through active shooter drill

    November 22, 2015 11:51 AM

    NEW YORK - Emergency responders in New York City staged a drill simulating active shooters in a Manhattan subway station in the wake of the Paris attacks last week. The scenario on Sunday morning in Lower Manhattan came just days before one of city's the most high-profile events, the Macy's... more »
  • Transplant gives new face, scalp to burned firefighter

    November 17, 2015 12:57 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York hospital says a volunteer firefighter has received the most extensive face transplant ever performed. The Mississippi man was badly burned in a fire 14 years ago. The surgery, announced on Monday, took place in August at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Forty-one-year-old Patrick Hardison... more »
  • Ex-NY Senate leader faces corruption trial with son

    November 15, 2015 11:35 AM

    NEW YORK - For the second time in a month, one of New York State's biggest political figures is going on trial on corruption charges. Jury selection begins Monday in Manhattan federal court in the extortion and bribery trial of former Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam. Dean... more »
  • New York to daily fantasy sports: Stop taking bets here

    November 10, 2015 7:16 PM

    NEW YORK - New York's attorney general has told the daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets in the state, saying their operations amount to illegal gambling. In letters sent to the companies Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) said their contests are promoted like... more »
  • Tarantino, condemned by police, gets support from protesters

    October 29, 2015 5:20 PM

    NEW YORK - Organizers of a rally against police brutality are speaking up in support of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who has been condemned by the New York Police Department's commissioner and police associations over his remarks at the weekend event. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker on Saturday joined demonstrators in the... more »
  • World Series begins on Tuesday

    October 27, 2015 10:10 AM

    UNDATED- Kansas City manager Ned Yost has named Edinson Volquez to be his starting pitcher for Game 1 of the World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday. He'll be opposed by Matt Harvey for the Mets, who are making their first World Series appearance in 15 years. Yost will... more »
  • US appeals court upholds gun laws after Newtown massacre

    October 19, 2015 11:12 AM

    NEW YORK - A federal appeals court has upheld key provisions of New York and Connecticut laws banning possession of semi-automatic assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday, finding that the core parts of the laws do not violate the Second Amendment. The... more »
  • Trial revisits 'Goodfellas' heist

    October 17, 2015 12:11 PM

    NEW YORK - An aging mobster is set to go on trial on charges he had a role in an infamous mob heist immortalized in the hit movie "Goodfellas." Opening statements are scheduled Monday in federal court in Brooklyn in the case against Vincent Asaro. Asaro's name hadn't been associated... more »
  • Keuchel, Astros beat Yankees in AL wild-card game

    October 7, 2015 7:07 AM

    NEW YORK- Dallas Keuchel pitched three-hit ball for six baffling innings, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez each homered, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 Tuesday night in the American League wild-card game. The orange-clad Astros now advance to the AL Divison Series, where they will face... more »
  • FAA proposes nearly $2 million fine against drone operator

    October 6, 2015 11:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - The government is proposing a record $1.9 million fine against an aerial photography company for flying drones in crowded New York and Chicago airspace without permission. The Federal Aviation Administration says SkyPan International Inc. of Chicago operated 65 unauthorized flights between March 2012 and December 2014 in some... more »
  • Probation for a man selling fake Viagra

    September 23, 2015 8:45 PM

    NEW YORK- A man got five years of probation for selling fake Viagra and Cialis pills that were less potent and filled with rubber. Babou Jobe had 14,000 of the fake pills in bottles and blisters when he was busted last year. The pills had some of the active... more »
  • Tight protocol set for Pope's US visit

    September 19, 2015 1:42 PM

    NEW YORK - Getting tickets was the easy part. Being among the 80,000 New Yorkers who won a lottery for a spot on Pope Francis' motorcade route through Central Park means they will have to endure long lines, tight security and hours of waiting before the pontiff even gets there.... more »
  • Janis Joplin's psychedelic Porsche

    September 15, 2015 9:13 PM

    CLEVELAND, OHIO- Rock icon Janis Joplin sang about wanting someone to buy her a Mercedes Benz but in real life she drove a Porsche and it is on the auction bloc in New York. The car is a wildly painted 1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet. It will be sold by... more »
  • Senator proposes law to restrict drones

    September 13, 2015 1:25 PM

    NEW YORK - Drone manufacturers would be forced to implement technology to keep the unmanned crafts away from airports and possibly events like parades and major sporting contests under a proposal Sen. Charles Schumer plans to introduce this week. Schumer said he would introduce an amendment to a bill that... more »
  • Pizza Hut drivers sue claiming they were stiffed

    August 24, 2015 8:51 PM

    SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK- Pizza Hut was sued by two former drivers who claim the company's delivery fees illegally cut into their tips. The two claimed in federal court Pizza Hut violates New York labor laws by keeping delivery fees as a profit for themselves. The lawsuit contends the mandatory... more »
  • NY man convicted in plot to target Muslims with X-ray weapon

    August 21, 2015 2:52 PM

    ALBANY, NY - An upstate New York man has been convicted of plotting to kill Muslims with a mobile X-ray device by a jury who rejected his lawyer's argument that he was entrapped by the FBI. Industrial mechanic Glendon Scott Crawford was found guilty Friday of attempting to produce... more »
  • Military surveillance balloons

    August 19, 2015 9:12 PM

    MIDDLE RIVER, MARYLAND- The second of two helium-filled airships was launched by the U.S. military to test an East Coast missile defense system. The launch was from the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground completes the aeronautical part of what's known as JLENS. The balloons are equipped with radar and are... more »
  • Cops: Loaded gun found in hollowed-out box resembling Bible

    August 13, 2015 12:43 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City police say they found a loaded gun inside a hollowed-out lockbox that resembles the Bible during a traffic stop. The container looked like a leather-bound King James Bible. But instead of the word of God, it contained a loaded Glock 17, 10 bullets... more »
  • Auction of Spanish galleon artifacts

    August 6, 2015 8:56 PM

    NEW YORK- Artifacts from two Spanish galleon's that sank during a hurricane in 1622 were auctioned off to the tune of $2 million. Gueernsey's of New York offered 40 items from the ships found by treasure hunter Mel Fisher. He found 40 tons of silver and gold, Colombian emeralds... more »
  • John Mayer gives new life to the Grateful Dead

    August 5, 2015 9:01 PM

    NEW YORK- Some members of the Grateful Dead will join a super group with John Mayer. The band is called Dead & Company and includes Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir. They'll perform with Mayer on Halloween Night at New York's Madison Square Garden. The Grateful Dead... more »
  • New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport

    July 27, 2015 3:47 PM

    NEW YORK CITY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday introduced a plan to redesign and rebuild LaGuardia airport, replacing the cramped, outdated hub with a unified terminal that will have more than double the space. "Welcome to the new LaGuardia Airport," Cuomo said. "This is what New... more »
  • NYC's Kennedy airport building luxury animal terminal

    July 19, 2015 12:52 PM

    NEW YORK - Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York's Kennedy International Airport can look forward to their own new luxury terminal. The $48 million private facility is called The ARK at JFK. It'll handle more than 70,000 animals flying in and out of the airport every year, from... more »
  • Banks seeks foreclosure sale on proposed River District development

    July 17, 2015 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A New York bank wants to auction the site of the proposed River District mixed-use development and additional real estate in New Iberia to collect $58.4 million it alleges it is owed by Lafayette businessman Michel Moreno. The River District development is on 34 acres between downtown Baton... more »
  • Second NY escaped prisoner shot, caught

    June 28, 2015 4:34 PM

    NEW YORK - Authorities have captured escaped convict David Sweat. Sweat escaped with Richard Matt, who was shot and killed Friday, nearly three weeks ago. He will be taken to the hospital for sustained injuries, but there is no knowledge on the extent of his injuries. ****************************************... more »
  • 1 of 2 escaped NY prisoners shot and killed

    June 26, 2015 4:51 PM

    NEW YORK - One of two convicted killers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate New York maximum-security prison and had been hunted for three weeks has been shot and killed. An official with knowledge of the manhunt says Richard Matt was killed and David Sweat is still on... more »
  • Who came first?

    June 5, 2015 8:59 PM

    NEW YORK- The heirs to the Vaudeville and movie tandem of comics Abbott and Costello sued the producers of a Broadway play over the pair's famous "Who's on first" routine. In the play "Hand to God," a sock puppet performs part of the skit. The heirs allege copyright infringement.... more »
  • Underwear arrest

    June 2, 2015 8:58 PM

    HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK- Wearing red underwear got a burglar busted after he stole some blue Air Jordan sneakers and electronics from an apartment. He stopped in the backyard to try on the hot shoes and that's when a neighbor snapped a picture of him wearing red boxers visible above... more »
  • Lawmakers in NY ask their governor to ban travel to Louisiana

    May 20, 2015 9:07 PM

    ALBANY, NEW YORK - Two state lawmakers from New York have asked Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban non-essential state travel to Louisiana following Governor Bobby Jindal's executive order essentially enacting a failed house bill into law. "This Executive Order will prohibit the state from denying or revoking a tax... more »
  • Amtrak trains heading south out of NYC again

    May 18, 2015 7:51 AM

    PHILADELPHIA- Amtrak trains are moving south out of New York again first time since the deadly crash last week. The first train left the Manhattan station about 5:30 a.m. Monday. Amtrak officials had said that trains along the busy Northeast Corridor from Washington to Boston would resume service Monday in... more »
  • Amtrak service through Philadelphia won't resume Monday

    May 15, 2015 3:19 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Amtrak now says its rail service between New York and Philadelphia will probably be suspended through Monday, while tracks and other equipment are repaired in the area where a derailment Tuesday night killed eight people. The railroad had earlier said limited service would resume Monday. The last of... more »
  • Local deputy pays respect to fallen NYC officers

    May 10, 2015 9:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local deputy for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office has traveled back and forth to New York to show his respect to those killed in the line of duty. Cpl. Benjamin Teekell went to New York twice in the last five months to pay his... more »
  • Cancer scam woman goes to prison

    May 4, 2015 9:01 PM

    RIVERHEAD, NEW YORK- A woman who bilked people for donations for phony cancer treatments to feed a heroin addiction is going to prison. Brittany Ozarowski pleaded guilty to various charges two-years ago and was sent to a drug rehab program instead of prison as prosecutors wanted. She failed out... more »
  • NY woman who ran cancer scam gets prison after failing rehab

    May 4, 2015 3:42 PM

    RIVERHEAD, NY - A suburban New York woman who scammed people for donations for phony cancer treatments to feed a heroin habit is headed to prison. Brittany Ozarowski pleaded guilty in December 2013 to grand larceny, forgery and other charges. Prosecutors had sought a sentence of up to seven years.... more »
  • NYPD officer shooting suspect faces attempted murder charge

    May 3, 2015 12:59 PM

    NEW YORK - A man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head is being charged with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer. The Queens District Attorney's office says Demetrius Blackwell is expected to be arraigned Sunday afternoon. It was unclear if he... more »
  • Bust of Edward Snowden sneaked into, removed from NYC park

    April 6, 2015 6:39 PM

    NEW YORK - Suddenly, in the middle of the New York night, Edward Snowden's face appeared - deep in a public park. A 4-foot-high, 100-pound sculpted bust of the whistleblower now exiled in Russia was sneaked into Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park on Monday before dawn. Animal New York,... more »
  • NY village wants to give its Lucille Ball statue a makeover

    April 6, 2015 10:34 AM

    CELORON, NY - They may have loved "I Love Lucy" but many in Lucille Ball's western New York hometown have no affection for her life-size statue in a local park. Since the bronze sculpture was unveiled in 2009 in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the village of Celoron, the statue... more »
  • Latest on NY fire, building collapse: Regulators investigate

    March 26, 2015 2:53 PM

    NEW YORK CITY - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says state regulators will investigate the cause of an explosion, fire and building collapse in Manhattan. Cuomo says state Department of Public Service workers are at the scene of Thursday's blast near New York University, monitoring utility Con Edison's response. Mayor... more »
  • Yellow cabs now outnumbered by Uber cars on NYC streets

    March 19, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW YORK CITY, NY - New York City's storied yellow cabs are taking a back seat to black cars. Uber cars, often black sedans that can be summoned with smartphone apps, now outnumber the yellow taxis that city riders have hailed with a whistle and a wave for generations. It... more »
  • Police: Man walks into trooper's car, gets charged with DWI

    March 16, 2015 6:22 AM

    BRUNSWICK, N.Y. - It may have been the easiest driving while intoxicated arrest ever made by the New York State Police. Authorities say a trooper was driving a marked patrol car Saturday night when he stopped to fill his gas tank at a convenience store in Brunswick, near Albany. While... more »
  • 2 appear in NY court on charges they sought to join IS group

    February 25, 2015 11:59 AM

    NEW YORK - Two men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the U.S. have appeared in federal court in New York City. Akhror Saidakhmetov and Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev were ordered held without bail Wednesday on charges of attempt and... more »
  • Bella, a bulldog missing 2 years, reunited with family in NY

    February 17, 2015 10:22 AM

    HEMPSTEAD, NY - A bulldog named Bella who disappeared two years ago has been reunited with her family in New York. Hempstead resident Robert Vitiello tells WABC-TV that he was breathless when he got the call that Bella had been found. His emotional reply: "I'm Bella's father." Someone found Bella... more »
  • Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

    January 28, 2015 2:02 AM

    BOSTON, MA - New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds are digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury question whether forecasts were overblown. The storm buried the Boston area in more than 2 feet of snow and lashed it with howling... more »
  • Northeast bracing for winter weather never seen before

    January 25, 2015 4:09 PM

    NEW YORK - Cities in the northeast say they're bracing for impact from some extreme winter weather they've never seen before. Weather forecasters predict a monster snow storm to slam into the northeast Monday and Tuesday. Forecasters say they are expecting extreme weather conditions such as freezing rain, snow... more »
  • Husband demolished house

    January 21, 2015 7:47 PM

    MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK- A man in New York is accused of demolishing his house without telling his wife and now faces a charge of criminal mischief. Police found James Rhein using a excavator to knock down the house without removing any of the household items or having the utility... more »
  • NYPD Slow: Times Square had 1 million revelers, zero tickets

    January 10, 2015 10:50 AM

    NEW YORK - There were an estimated 1 million revelers and thousands of police officers in Times Square on New Year's Eve. But another number stands out: zero tickets for low-level crimes. That was for the entire week containing the holiday. During the busy Christmas week, the total for such... more »
  • Former Tiger Beckham going to the Pro Bowl, replacing Megatron

    January 8, 2015 5:36 AM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - New York Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is going to the Pro Bowl. The NFL announced Wednesday that Beckham has been chosen to replace the injured Calvin Johnson of Detroit in the Jan. 25 game. Beckham, who had 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12... more »
  • 2 New York City police officers shot in the Bronx

    January 5, 2015 11:17 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Two New York City police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded Monday night, and a manhunt was underway for at least two suspects, authorities said. The officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx with non-life threatening injuries.... more »
  • Jets fire coach Rex Ryan, GM John Idzik

    December 29, 2014 8:02 AM

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The New York Jets have fired coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik after one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history. With the Jets (4-12) failing to make the postseason for the fourth straight season, owner Woody Johnson opted to clean house Monday... more »
  • Police outside cop funeral turn backs on NY mayor

    December 27, 2014 10:54 AM

    NEW YORK - Hundreds of officers standing outside the church where a funeral is being held for a New York City policeman killed in an ambush shooting have turned their backs on the mayor as he spoke during the service. The reaction Saturday follows comments from police union officials who... more »
  • Opelousas to protest Brown, Garner deaths Thursday

    December 16, 2014 2:28 PM

    OPELOUSAS - St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz will speak at a rally against grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York not to indict officers in the deaths of two black men. Guidroz tells The Daily World that he shares the horror many feel about the death on Staten... more »
  • Car jumps curb, injuring 7

    December 11, 2014 2:15 AM

    NEW YORK - Police say a car jumped a curb in the Herald Square shopping district in midtown Manhattan, injuring seven people, including five pedestrians. It happened at about 10 p.m. Wednesday on West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Authorities say the 34-year-old female driver and her male... more »
  • Robertson, White Sox reach 4-year deal

    December 9, 2014 4:18 AM

    SAN DIEGO, CA - A person familiar with the negotiations says closer David Robertson and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a four-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the agreement had not been announced. A right-hander who turns 30 in April, Robertson had spent... more »
  • Police cases stir national protests, debate

    December 5, 2014 7:14 AM

    NEW YORK CITY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a "long string of events" involving the deaths of black men at the hands of police, not just the Eric Garner case in New York City, threaten to erode the belief many Americans have in the nation's criminal justice system. Cuomo, Speaking... more »
  • Justice Dept. to investigate NYC chokehold death

    December 3, 2014 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Justice Department official says the department will investigate the chokehold death of an unarmed black man after a grand jury in New York City declined to indict the white police officer who applied the move. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday said federal authorities will investigate the... more »
  • Dolphins rally, beat Jets 16-13 on late field goal

    December 2, 2014 5:42 AM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Miami Dolphins kept their playoff hopes intact by rallying for a 16-13 victory over the New York Jets on Monday night when Caleb Sturgis made a 26-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining. Miami (7-5) rallied in an old-fashioned - some might say dull - slugfest... more »
  • NYC doctor to be released after Ebola recovery

    November 10, 2014 5:15 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City health officials say a doctor who had Ebola has recovered and is scheduled to be released from the hospital Tuesday. The city Department of Health says in a statement Dr. Craig Spencer "has been declared free of the virus." Spencer tested positive... more »
  • NY troopers arrest man for trying to eat DWI test

    November 4, 2014 11:16 AM

    PORT CHESTER, NY - A 40-year-old man is facing multiple charges after New York state police say he tried to eat his DWI test results. Troopers say Kenneth Desormes, of Greenwich, Connecticut, was stopped for speeding on Interstate 95 at 5:30 a.m. Sunday. After speaking with him, the troopers... more »
  • Luck throws for 4 TDs, Indy routs Giants 40-24

    November 4, 2014 1:59 AM

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Andrew Luck threw for four touchdowns and the Colts' defense kept Eli Manning and the Giants off balance in Indianapolis' 40-24 romp on Monday night. With his franchise-record seventh consecutive 300-yard game, Luck led the Colts (6-3) to a lopsided win one week after a 51-34... more »
  • World Trade Center reopens for business Play Video

    November 3, 2014 3:02 AM

    NEW YORK - Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is opening for business. It's an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Publishing giant Conde Nast will start moving into One World Trade Center on Monday. The 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper dominates... more »
  • Man decapitates mom and commits suicide

    October 29, 2014 7:52 PM

    MINEOLA, NEW YORK- A college professor who was decapitated and her body dragged into he street was killed by her son who committed suicide by standing in front of an oncoming train. Patricia Ward was a popular instructor at Farmingdale State College. Her son, Derek Ward has a psychiatric... more »
  • Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI

    October 29, 2014 2:59 PM

    GATES, NY - Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party. Police in the town of Gates tell the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that 26-year-old Catherine Butler, of... more »
  • Governors back home quarantine for Ebola workers

    October 27, 2014 2:03 AM

    NEW YORK - The governors of New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as they back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa. The two governors late Sunday night emphasized separately that their policies permit home confinement for medical workers who've had contact... more »
  • CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

    October 22, 2014 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says... more »
  • Oscar de la Renta is dead at 82

    October 20, 2014 11:12 PM

    NEW YORK - Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, the Associated Press reported late Monday. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars, was 82. De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, ABC News reported. The Dominican-born De la Renta was among a... more »
  • Obama's under-used credit card declined in NY cafe

    October 17, 2014 1:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet? When his credit card was declined last month while dining in New York, President Barack Obama wondered if he had become a victim of identity theft. Obama said Friday at the Consumer Financial... more »
  • Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

    October 16, 2014 12:52 PM

    NEW YORK - The New York City medical examiner says Joan Rivers died from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4. She had been hospitalized since Aug. 28 when she went into cardiac arrest during a routine medical procedure at a doctor's... more »
  • Play about Columbine shooting to open in New York

    October 7, 2014 11:38 AM

    NEW YORK - A play about the Columbine High School massacre from the perspective of the two teen shooters will make its world premiere in New York next month, written by a playwright who was 9 at the time of the killings and calls it "a watershed moment." Nathaniel Sam... more »
  • World's biggest six pack

    September 30, 2014 7:39 PM

    BUFFALO, NEW YORK- Let the party begin in Buffalo where grain silos will be turned into the world's biggest six-pack. Crews are installing rolls of vinyl wrap spelling out Labatt Blue on six silos at the former GLF mill near Lake Erie. The silos sport the color to resemble... more »
  • Iraqi PM: Plot to attack New York, Paris Subways

    September 25, 2014 10:34 AM

    NEW YORK - Iraq's prime minister says his country's intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an imminent attack on subway systems in United States and Paris. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he was told of the plot by Baghdad on Thursday, and that it was the work of foreign... more »
  • Jeter knocks in three, Yankees one-hit Orioles

    September 23, 2014 7:18 AM

    NEW YORK - Even with a loss, the Baltimore Orioles achieved another goal. While the Orioles were getting one-hit for the third time in seven weeks during a 5-0 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday night, Baltimore clinched home-field advantage in the AL division series when Detroit lost... more »

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