| Dec 2, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Since September, college students have been posing as taxi riders to catch drivers who refuse to take them to neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and parts of northern Manhattan -- all places it might be difficult to land a return fare to...
| Feb 13, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Mash Notes and Comment "Dear Mr. Coates: "I would like a little information concerning one of your television programs. "Did you, or didn't you, interview Senator Kennedy some time ago and did he say that he wore a toupee? "Did he also say that he...
| 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...
| Mar 6, 2010
| 7:48 PM
Most American wildlife artists don't think twice about following the super-realistic path blazed by pioneering talents Mark Catesby and John Jay Audubon in the 1700s and 1800s.
But not Charley Harper, a West Virginia farm boy who survived World War II...
| 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...
| 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...