| Aug 27, 2012
On the morning of Friday August 24, 2012, gunfire erupted near the Empire State Building. It sent hundreds of people scrambling for safety. In the end a gunman was killed by the police and several bystanders were wounded.
Much of the ordeal was...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 9:17 AM
All nine people injured in Friday's shooting in front of the Empire State Buildingwere wounded by police gunfire, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters Saturday.
The officers unloaded a total of 16 rounds at a disgruntled former apparel...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 6:37 AM
Hundreds attended a wake tonight for Steven Ercolino, the victim of the chaotic shooting scene outside of the Empire State Building Friday.
"He was a fine gentle," said Anthony Jones, one of many relatives to pay their respects at the Ballard Durand...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 2:59 PM
So we're getting a better look at what really happened in front of the Empire State Building when New York City Cops shot and killed 58-year-old gunman, Jeffery Johnson. Nine people were shot, all by cop’s bullets but all of them are okay.
| Sep 1, 2012
For all the horrible scenarios I had in mind for my first day of high school, a shooting never crossed my mind.
It was fourth period and we were just about to watch a movie when the intercom crackled. My principal declared, "We are in a lockdown."...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:59 PM
"I heard that Clint Eastwood is channeling me at the RNC. My lawyers and I are drafting our lawsuit.” @bobnewhart
During Thursday’s telecast of the Republican National Convention, legendary comedian Bob Newhart, 82, got a call from his...
| Sep 18, 2012
Changing a lightbulb in your own place is one thing. Try doing it 1,500 feet in the sky while standing on the roof of the tallest building in North America with only your own balance and wits keeping you on solid ground.
It's all in a day's work for...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Lika many parents, I spent hours poring over "Where's Waldo" books with my kids, but I was amazed to hear that the series is marking its 25th anniversary beginning today. How time flies.
The geeky guy with the red-striped shirt and goofy cap has become a...
| May 9, 2012
He had already been proclaimed "the Picasso of children's books" by Time magazine when Maurice Sendak, then in his 30s, wrote and illustrated "Where the Wild Things Are," a dark fantasy that became one of the 10 bestselling children's books of all time....
| Aug 19, 2011
| 2:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Changes in cabin pressure during flights may cause insulin pumps to deliver too much or too little of the medication -- possibly putting sensitive diabetics at risk, researchers report.
They recommend disconnecting the pump...
| Dec 20, 2010
| 8:21 PM
"Skywalkers: Mohawk Ironworkers Build the City"
By David Weitzman
Roaring Brook, $19.99, ages 10-14
A long tradition of Mohawk ironworkers working on the building of skyscrapers is often alluded to in books for young readers (about the Empire State...