| May 19, 2013
| 1:55 PM
A commencement speech that touched on elephant excrement, the stupidity of drinking and driving, and Balzac's thoughts on the relations between the sexes delighted graduates of University of Hartford Sunday, so much so that they gave novelist and...
| May 28, 2013
| 2:25 PM
"Brooklyn DA," which premieres Tuesday on CBS for a six-week run, has been the subject of some controversy in the city (and borough) where it's set.
Abe George, who is running to unseat current Kings County Dist. Atty. Charles Hynes, went to court to...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Letters threatening New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg over gun control laws have tested positive for the poison ricin, police said Wednesday.
An unspecified number of New York Police Department personnel reported minor symptoms from the poison that...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
They say that television is a writer's medium, so it makes sense that the Writers Guild of America would have its own list of the 101 greatest TV shows of all time.
At the top of the list is "The Sopranos," HBO's multiple award-winning hit series that...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
A man is in custody Thursday after he tried to slit his wrists with a knife outside NBC's "Today Show" in Rockefeller Center in New York City, police said.
The incident occurred around 7:40 a.m. EST Thursday. An NYPD representative said the man, who was...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
What with taking off our shoes and belts at airports, discovering the feds are hoovering up all our phone records, and watching drone strikes and SEAL raids around the globe, it's sometimes easy to forget that America has escaped the horror of another...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:35 PM
The Tucson Unified School District has voted to rescind its ban on seven books, including several canonical works of Chicano history, that were ordered removed from classrooms last year as part of a conservative-led backlash against the teaching of ethnic...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 1:39 PM
A man was arrested on suspicion of murdering a mother and her four young children Saturday night in their Brooklyn apartment with a butcher knife, police said Sunday.
Mingdong Chen, 25, reportedly a cousin of the children's father, was arrested at the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Jay Z has broken his silence over pressure to shutter his forthcoming holiday collection for Barneys New York, and the hip-hop mogul says he’s being unfairly “demonized” for not responding to protests.
After two high-profile...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:07 AM
A federal appeals court in New Orleans had yet to rule Wednesday on Texas officials' request for an emergency order allowing a set of new abortion restrictions to take effect in their state as scheduled.
On Monday, a federal judge in Texas issued a...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:36 AM
A planned speech by New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly at Brown University in Providence had to be canceled Tuesday after hecklers shouted down the top cop during his remarks.
Kelly, commissioner since 2002, had intended to speak...