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Trump mimics ‘pro’ wrestling in life

Making bombastic boasts. Dropping signature catch phrases. Attaching insults to rivals' names. Shouting down perceived enemies. If President Donald Trump's recent attacks on television personalities, journalists and political rivals feel like something straight out of...

Bomber left many clues

The man suspected of planting bombs in a New York neighborhood and a New Jersey seaside town may have aimed to inflict carnage incognito, but he didn't succeed for long in concealing his identity. Ahmad...

Small counties drive up jail populations

While big-city jails get most of the attention, lockups in small and medium-sized counties have actually driven the overall explosion in the U.S. inmate population, according to a new analysis of 45 years of...

New York City hires crooks, gang members as jail guards

One applicant to be a New York City correction officer had been fired from his last job as a security guard for stealing. Another admitted he had regularly socialized with gang members. Another had...

Crowd in Times Square welcomes 2015

A million people crammed into New York's Times Square ushered in 2015 with cheers, hugs and kisses after the glittering New Year's Eve ball descended from high above and a ton of confetti wafted...

Ebola-striken doctor known as a ‘do-gooder’

Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't...

As primary approaches, Rangel confident of win

With Primary Day just days away, longtime congressman Charles Rangel says he's not overconfident he'll prevail over his closet rival — but insisted that voters would stick with a veteran lawmaker, dismissing criticism that...

Rep. Michael Grimm facing federal charges

The attorney representing Republican U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm maintains that the congressman has done nothing wrong but says he's not surprised his client is facing criminal charges from federal prosecutors. Grimm has been dogged by...