| Oct 10, 2010
Penguin Press: 906 pp., $40
On Dec. 14, 1799, an ominous, fog-like gloom hung over Mount Vernon. Sixty-seven-year-old George Washington was dying. The ex-president, his doctors believed, was suffering from "quinsy" (a...
| May 4, 2010
| 3:07 AM
Another failed terrorist plot. Another mass sigh of relief.
The Times Square car bombing attempt last weekend was just the latest in a long list of schemes that for nearly two decades have placed New York City squarely at the center of a sinister bull's-...
| May 7, 2010
| 5:56 AM
New York police and federal transportation agents enter a subway station on Manhattan's West Side with radiation detection devices to check passengers' bags for dangerous substances.
An NYPD bomb squad rushes to check a truck reeking of gasoline,...
| May 20, 2010
| 1:35 PM
Gary McGurk has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the gruesome killing of a New York City Police Department criminologist, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced Thursday.
Civilian criminologist Michelle Lee, McGurk's...
| Jun 29, 2010
The widow hushed the packed chamber and veteran safety officials jolted it as a congressional subcommittee investigating the deadly natural gas explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant Feb. 7 heard testimony Monday at city hall.
"I find it bizarre...
| Oct 26, 2010
| 6:34 PM
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The man accused of killing of a Florida couple during a botched robbery shot the husband in each leg, demanding to know where the money was kept and then turned the gun on his wife when she said she couldn't remember the safe...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 7:10 PM
The search for bodies on the Long Island shore has been on the ground and in the air, and now it goes underwater in a case that's already turned up the remains of ten victims.
Despite high winds and heavy rain, Suffolk County Police dive team members...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 5:16 PM
After fire hit Joseph Palenza's multifamily building at 479-481 Farmington Ave. last month, city inspectors made a troubling discovery.
So many electrical hazards had accumulated over time — extension cords plugged into light sockets; loose or...
| Jul 8, 2010
| 9:27 PM
Two juveniles are under arrest after a police chase ended with a crash into an apartment complex.
It happened Thursday night on John Jay Drive near 38th and Mithoffer.
Police say the two juveniles stole a car and led them on a chase.
The chase ended...
| Jul 28, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 28, 2010) ? Following four days of training and an intra-squad exhibition game that were held July 19-24 in Las Vegas, Nev., USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo today announced that 15 players had been selected as...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 7:28 PM
The week started off with Mayor Bloomberg getting a boo-filled chilly reception at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, and Thursday night, it was Schools Chancellor Cathie Black's turn. It happened at the monthly Panel for Educational Policy meeting in...