| Jul 20, 2009
| 10:02 AM
Suspended NFL star Michael Vick ended his federal dogfighting sentence Monday, freeing him to lobby for a return to the field.
Vick's attorney Lawrence Woodward told The Associated Press outside Vick's Hampton home that the former Atlanta Falcons...
| Sep 8, 2009
| 8:38 AM
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mayor Michael Bloomberg welcomed Dutch royalty to New York for the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage.
Tuesday's Hudson River festivities included NATO vessels, Dutch barges and a replica of Hudson'...
| Oct 11, 2009
| 7:42 PM
Police say a Bronx mother driving drunk on the Henry Hudson Parkway crashed her car, killing an 11-year-old girl. The woman's daughter and six young girls were also in the car; they were also hurt.
Carmen Huertas, 31, was taking them to a sleepover at...
| Oct 14, 2009
| 2:11 PM
Family and friends gathered Wednesday to remember the life of an 11-year-old girl who was killed on her way to a slumber party over the weekend.
Leandra Rosado, a sixth grader at Greenwich Village Middle School, was killed early Sunday morning in an...
| Sep 13, 2010
The conservative counterattack on President Obama's overhaul of health insurance will take center stage in the courts this week when Republican state attorneys general and a leading small-business group urge a federal judge in Florida to strike down the...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 1:10 PM
A Long Island man was busted under Leandra's Law for allegedly driving drunk with a 2-year-old in his car Sunday evening in Hicksville, according to Nassau County police.
Jose A. Escobar, 31, of Uniondale, was arrested by authorities after he was...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 11:30 AM
A mother will spend four to 12 years in prison for drunkenly driving a station wagon full of children and crashing on a Manhattan highway, killing one of them, as they headed to a slumber party.
Carmen Huertas tearfully apologized, and spectators audibly...
| Jun 6, 2010
Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pinkwater brings a magical realist perspective to YA fiction in the third volume of the series that begins with "The Yggyssey" and "The Neddiad."
The Clock Without a...
| Jul 12, 2010
| 11:51 AM
Leandra's Law, a state bill prompted by tragedy, appears to be doing its job.
According to state records, the law which makes driving drunk with children in the car a felony, has busted as many as 248 drivers in New York since its introduction in Dec....
| Jul 25, 2010
Fur, Fortune, and Empire
The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America
Eric Jay Dolin
W.W. Norton, 444 pp., $29.95
In "Company of Adventurers," the first of a three-part history of the Hudson's Bay Co., Peter C. Newman wrote: "Seldom has an animal...
| Oct 23, 2009
| 11:14 AM
A Bronx mom, accused of driving drunk and causing a car crash that killed an 11-year-old girl, asked her seven young passengers to raise their hands if they thought they would be involved in a crash on the way to a slumber party, prosecutors said Friday....