Former political boss faces arraignment in New York

Former political boss faces arraignment in New York

Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver faces arraignment on bribery charges that spurred his resignation from his role as one of New York’s foremost political powerbrokers. The Democrat was due in a Manhattan federal court Tuesday in a case that has rocked the statehouse power structure. Accused of illegally profiting off his outsize influence, Silver […]

Two New York police officers ambushed, killed

Two New York police officers ambushed, killed

A gunman who vowed online to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two New York City officers in a patrol car and fatally shot them in broad daylight before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said. Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, wrote on an Instagram account […]

A confrontational sequel to climate change march

The protest took a tense turn as the demonstrators tried to push past police barricades

A confrontational sequel to climate change march

A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan’s financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions’ role in the climate crisis. Monday’s demonstration was planned as a more confrontational sequel […]

SEAL’S bin Laden raid shirt in 9/11 museum display

The death of Osama bin Laden is a huge part of the history

SEAL’S bin Laden raid shirt in 9/11 museum display

The shirt a Navy SEAL wore in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and a special coin given to a CIA officer who played a key role in finding him are being displayed at the Sept. 11 museum, adding potent symbols of the terrorist attacks’ aftermath days before their anniversary. The items are going […]

A close primary win by Charlie Rangel

He's expected to easily win the general election in his heavily Democratic district

A close primary win by Charlie Rangel

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel avoided a prolonged fight for his 23rd term Thursday as his main opponent conceded and said he would not challenge the results of a tightly contested primary that divided their New York City district along demographic lines. State Sen. Adriano Espaillat’s campaign said he called Rangel to commend the Democratic stalwart […]

More bridge problems for Chris Christie?

The Manhattan district attorney's office is investigating

More bridge problems for Chris Christie?

An 82-year-old steel truss bridge featured in the opening credits of “The Sopranos” and in Orson Welles’ 1938 broadcast of “War of the Worlds” is now the second bridge for which Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is facing an investigation. The Manhattan district attorney’s office and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether $1.8 billion […]