| Apr 7, 2008
| 1:26 PM
The Pulitzer Prize for drama was awarded Monday to Tracy Letts for his brutal and dark comedy, "August: Osage County." Bob Dylan won a special music citation.
Junot Diaz, a 40-year-old native of the Dominican Republican who moved to New Jersey as a boy,...
| Jan 6, 2008
To win a slots license for his Mount Airy Casino Resort, Louis DeNaples hired some high-powered legal help to address long-standing allegations of ties to organized crime.
He turned to Peter Vaira, a former U.S. attorney in Philadelphia, to investigate...
| Oct 10, 2010
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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...
| Mar 6, 2010
| 2:04 PM
Legal experts say the next few days and weeks could be the most dangerous yet for the embattled administration of Gov. David Paterson.
There has been a whirlwind of speculation this month that either Paterson, his staff or state police officials could...
| Apr 17, 2010
| 4:23 PM
New York City's oldest library produced a document that shows a former president has racked up 200 years worth of late fees on two books he borrowed, but never returned.
Presumably, George Washington checked out the "Law of Nations," which deals with...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2009
| 3:53 PM
New York City police responded to a call of a chemical explosion on the campus of John Jay College located on Manhattan's West Side.
The incident occurred around 6:25 p.m. after a student reportedly knocked over a beeker in a science lab.
| Nov 9, 2009
| 6:10 PM
NYPD personnel have been at the center of three fatal alcohol-fueled accidents in just the last three months. All the crashes happened in the early hours of the morning, and now the Detectives Union is taking a second look at the late night shifts...
| Nov 12, 2009
John J. O'Connor III, a lawyer who went to Washington in a historic role, as the husband of the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice, has died. He was 79.
O'Connor died Wednesday in Phoenix of complications arising from Alzheimer's disease, the...