Stories tagged: New York
Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Fastest-growing U.S. cities are in South; 4 of top 5 in Texas
Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top five found in Texas, according to …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Dog stuck on 400-foot cliff rescued by cop using ropes
A dog stuck about halfway down a 400-foot cliff in a New York gorge has been rescued by a police officer who had to use ropes to reach the stranded …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Police: 3 people stabbed on NYC street, suspect fled
Police say three people have been stabbed on a New York City street, but they are expected to live.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
More sponsors pull out of New York’s Puerto Rican Day parade
More sponsors are dropping out of New York City’s Puerto Rican Day parade after a decision by organizers to honor a Puerto Rican nationalist who served decades in prison for …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
NYC tightens security after concert blast in England
New York City police say they have tightened security at high-profile locations “out of an abundance of caution” following the deadly explosion in Manchester, England.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to ‘kill them all’
A Times Square motorist accused of steering his car onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the U.S. and mowing down pedestrians has been charged with murder and 20 counts …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case, could go to prison
Former congressman Anthony Weiner, whose penchant for sexting strangers online ended his political career and led to an investigation that upended the presidential race, will appear in federal court Friday …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1
A man who appeared to be intoxicated steered his car onto a sidewalk running through the heart of Times Square on Thursday and mowed down pedestrians for three blocks, killing …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Pizza delivery man takes pie to stalled Amtrak train
A pizza delivery man in Delaware got an order from an unusual address: a stalled Amtrak train from New York on its way to Washington.
UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:45 p.m.
New York eyes ‘textalyzer’ to combat distracted driving
Ben Lieberman just wanted to find out what may have caused the head-on collision that killed his 19-year-old son, Evan, on a highway north of New York City. It took …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 7:24 a.m.
Zoo home to April the giraffe and baby opening Monday
People hoping to get an up-close look at April the giraffe’s baby born at an upstate New York zoo before a live stream audience will have to wait a little …
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Grieving dad runs for school board in gang-scarred suburb
Robert Mickens was just a regular dad who went to his daughter’s high school basketball games in their New York town, worried about whether she studied enough and sometimes got …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
‘Aww’ inspiring: NYC Zoo unveils fluffy Andean bear cub
An “aww” inspiring bear cub is making his public debut in New York City.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Trump trips to Mar-a-Lago cost at least $1.2 million for air travel
New documents released by a conservative group show two of President Donald Trump’s recent weekend trips cost taxpayers more than $1.2 million.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Lawyer: Foster dad cleared in sex abuse case had home looted
A former foster father acquitted of charges he sexually abused six boys returned home after 16 months in jail to find his boarded-up house looted of nearly everything he owned …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
N.Y. foster parent acquitted of all charges in sex abuse case
A foster father accused of sexually abusing eight of the more than 100 boys he cared for over two decades was acquitted Tuesday of all charges against him.
Sun., April 30, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces plan for free preschool for 3-year-olds
Free preschool for 4-year-olds was a signature issue that helped New York City’s mayor win office in 2013. Now up for re-election, Bill de Blasio wants to add thousands of …
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
New York lawmakers hatch plan to release Trump’s state taxes
New York Democrats have hatched a plan to get a look at Donald Trump’s tax records by crafting a piece of legislation designed to get at his state returns that …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 6 a.m.
MS-13 street gang grips Long Island suburbs in violence
MS-13 has been blamed for a trail of 11 corpses of mostly young people discovered in woods and vacant lots in Brentwood and neighboring Central Islip since the start of …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Trump says he’s avoided NYC because it’s expensive for U.S.
President Donald Trump says he hasn’t returned to his New York City home because “going back is very expensive for the country.”
Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
NY lawmakers: Compel Trump to release state tax returns
New York would release the state tax returns for Donald Trump and other New Yorkers holding high office under state legislation crafted by Democratic lawmakers.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Former N.Y. police, lawyer arrested in gun licensing probe
A former New York City police lieutenant, two former police officers and a lawyer who once worked as a prosecutor were arrested in a federal gun licensing probe Tuesday as …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
De Blasio proposes raising cigarette pack price to $13 in New York
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city council proposed raising the minimum price of pack of cigarettes to $13, reducing the number of tobacco retailers and banning …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
April the giraffe in New York has calf before 1.2 million online
Before an online audience of more than a million viewers, April the giraffe gave birth to a calf Saturday at a New York zoo, ending weeks of proverbial pacing by …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Train stuck in tunnel 3 hours, then stun gun sparks stampede
A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Andrew Cuomo’s New York agenda feeds talk of presidential run
Democrats still smarting from Clinton’s presidential loss are already looking for a new standard bearer for 2020. And some observers say Andrew Cuomo is already acting like it, increasingly positioning …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Four found dead in Long Island park may be victims of gang violence
Four young men found dead in a park from injuries inflicted by a sharp-edged object were killed in a way that is consistent with the methods of the MS-13 street …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Hillary Clinton lauds free New York tuition plan as a progressive first
Hillary Clinton says the nation’s first free college tuition plan approved by New York state lawmakers can be a model for other states and can eventually pave the way for …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 5:58 a.m.
Museum asks fans of Kermit, Elmo to help pay for exhibit
A New York City museum is asking fans of Jim Henson’s Muppets to help pay for an exhibition featuring original puppets of beloved characters like Elmo, Miss Piggy and Kermit …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college
There’s a big string attached to New York’s free middle-class college tuition initiative: Students must stay in the state after graduation or else pay back the benefit.