Stories tagged: New York
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 7:15 P.M.
NY court asked to determine if chimp is legally a person
Should a chimpanzee be treated as a person with legal rights? That’s what attorney Steven Wise tried to convince a state appeals court in Manhattan on Thursday.
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 10:52 A.M.
New York couple wins $10 million on lottery scratch-off ticket
Lottery officials say a New York couple has won $10 million on a scratch-off ticket, the single largest cash prize for scratch-off games in the state lottery’s history.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017, 9:26 P.M.
Supporters gather for ‘March 4 Trump’ rallies around US
From Colorado’s state Capitol to Trump Tower in New York and the Washington Monument, groups of hundreds of people rallied for President Trump on Saturday, waving “Deplorables for Trump” signs …
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 4:17 P.M.
John Gotti’s grandson gets 8 years in prison in drug case
Mobster John Gotti’s namesake grandson has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to selling oxycodone pills in New York City.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017, 10:12 A.M.
MS-13 gang members indicted in slayings of 3 New York teens
Federal agents said Thursday that they have caught the members of a violent street gang who killed three teenagers last year, including two girls who were inseparable best friends at …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 8:16 A.M.
Zoo: Live video of giraffe giving birth was labeled explicit
The owner of a New York zoo planning to live-stream a giraffe giving birth says the video feed was briefly removed from YouTube because animal rights activists labeled it sexually …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 1:33 P.M.
Bull that led police chase after slaughterhouse escape dies
A plucky bull escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through the streets on Tuesday only to die on its way to a shelter.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 7:44 P.M.
Six teenagers rescued after falling through ice into Central Park pond
Six teenagers have fallen through ice into an off-limits pond in New York’s Central Park but have been rescued.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 8:57 A.M.
Trump looking at New York billionaire to lead review of US spy agencies
President Donald Trump is considering tapping New York financier Stephen A. Feinberg to lead a broad review of U.S. intelligence agencies at a time when the new president has cast …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 8:27 A.M.
10 snowmobilers die in thinly frozen lakes in mild Northeast
Ten snowmobilers have died in thinly frozen lakes across the Northeast during this mild winter. Most of the accidents happened in New York state, where officials warned that, despite recent …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 10:42 P.M.
10 snowmobilers have died on not-so-frozen lakes in mild Northeast
Not-so-frozen lakes have claimed 10 snowmobilers across the Northeast so far in a relatively mild winter.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 4:59 P.M.
After near miss, German shepherd tries to win Westminster
The moment any German shepherd steps into the dog show ring at Madison Square Garden, the crowd goes crazy. New Yorkers just love ’em. Some say it’s because rooting for …
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 3:29 P.M.
Woman falls to her death inside World Trade Center transit hub
A 29-year-old New Jersey woman plunged about 30 feet to her death off an escalator inside the famed World Trade Center transit hub known as the Oculus on Saturday morning, …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6:50 P.M.
Northeast hit by its biggest snowstorm of the winter
The biggest storm to hit the Northeast this winter dropped a foot or more of snow along the New York-to-Boston corridor Thursday, turning roads treacherous, grounding flights and giving millions …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 6:36 P.M.
John Gotti’s grandson pleads guilty to selling oxycodone
Mobster John Gotti’s namesake grandson has pleaded guilty to selling oxycodone pills in Queens.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 9:42 A.M.
Pentagon looking to rent space at Trump Tower
The United States military is looking to rent space at Trump Tower for use when President Donald Trump returns to his longtime home in New York City. A Pentagon spokesman …
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 10:53 P.M.
NYPD says DNA evidence led to arrest in strangling case
DNA evidence, some of it matching what was found beneath the victim’s fingernails, led investigators to make an arrest in last summer’s strangling of a woman who encountered her killer …
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 6 A.M.
Iranian baby will be allowed into US for life-saving surgery
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that an Iranian infant banned from entering the United States for life-saving heart surgery under President Donald Trump’s executive order will now be …
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 3:15 P.M.
Chris Christie won’t be charged with misconduct in bridge scandal
New Jersey prosecutors said Friday they will not pursue a criminal misconduct case against Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 9:11 A.M.
103 puppies rescued after delivery van crashes in NY
An animal welfare group is caring for the scores of puppies that were being transported in a box van when it crashed and overturned on an upstate New York highway.
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 12:42 P.M.
Trump pays $25 million to settle Trump University cases
President-elect Donald Trump has paid $25 million to settle three lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University, signaling that a judge’s approval of a settlement agreement remains on track for March …
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 4:44 P.M.
NYC mayor, celebrities due at pre-inauguration Trump demonstration
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Rev. Al Sharpton and celebrities including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore and Rosie Perez are planning to rally New Yorkers to stand up to …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 12:58 P.M.
Christie attorney argues to have misconduct case thrown out
An attorney for Republican Gov. Chris Christie has told a judge that a criminal misconduct complaint against the governor over the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal should be tossed for …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 10:20 A.M.
Suspect in Idaho murder refuses extradition from New York
A man suspected of the murder of an Idaho college student has refused extradition from New York.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 8:37 P.M.
Trump ally refuses to resign from school board after making vile remarks about Obamas
Here’s the latest in the saga of Carl Paladino, a wealthy businessman and ally of President-elect Donald Trump who was asked to resign from the Buffalo Board of Education, on …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 7:33 A.M.
About 30 people suffer minor injuries in NYC train accident
A packed Long Island Rail Road rush-hour train crashed at the end of a platform as it pulled into a major Brooklyn transportation hub on Wednesday, hurling passengers onto the …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 8:31 A.M.
Governor calls for free tuition at New York public colleges
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to offer free tuition at New York public colleges to eligible residents.
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017, 10:40 P.M.
New York trains roll on new subway line envisioned in 1920s
New Yorkers’ long wait to take a subway under Manhattan’s far Upper East Side ended Sunday when three new stations on the Second Avenue line opened to the public.
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 9:02 P.M.
Raging blaze burns a dozen storefronts; 3 firefighters hurt
A fire has raged through more than a dozen storefronts on a block in New York City, injuring three firefighters.
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 4:02 P.M.
Garbage trucks to block possible Times Square truck attacks
Massive 20-ton sanitation trucks, weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand, will surround the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, officials said Thursday, describing a security measure …