| Jan 6, 2015
| 8:20 AM
WASHINGTON John Boehner's official online biography as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives boasts that he eliminated legislative pork spending and required bills to be posted three days before a vote.
It's not exactly the legacy of a Henry...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:51 AM
Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who handled the Eric Garner chokehold case, said Sunday he hopes Democrats won't make the case an issue as he runs for a vacated congressional seat.
"I would hope that they would respect the fact that there...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:42 PM
Hurricane predictions are about to become more accurate – and possibly more long-range.
That's thanks to two government supercomputers, which will be upgraded this month to perform a staggering 1.5 quadrillion operations per second, an enormous...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:12 PM
The smoking televisions, popping light bulbs and sparking wall plugs in Bushkill Township homes Tuesday night followed the failure of a Met-Ed transformer, a utility company spokesman said Wednesday.
"We had a transformer failure and it affected about...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 11:51 PM
It’s not often that an artist is as involved with civic concerns as Norman Mamey. The conductor, producer and musical director has a C.V. a mile long, which includes a Grammy (for an album with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra), movie, stage and TV...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:13 PM
When my sister and I were children and flew to summer camp together, our mother always asked us to call her once we arrived to let her know we landed safely. When we got older, my sister and I put our own twist on this practice: If my sister was giving me...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:17 PM
In one case a major metropolis was flooded within hours, leaving thousands homeless, millions without power, transportation and businesses shut down, and a mass human crisis. In the other case, three years of sunshine and blue skies have left water...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:28 AM
The havoc storm Sandy wrought up and down the East Coast has for most people receded into the past.
But not for everyone.
A barrage of federal lawsuits accuse a number of insurance companies — including The Hartford Financial Services Group...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
At the latest round of international climate talks this month in Lima, Peru, melting glaciers in the Andes and recent droughts provided a fitting backdrop for the negotiators' recognition that it is too late to prevent climate change, no matter how fast...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Countless questions spring to mind as you wander the gallery in the Central Park Arsenal, taking in the annual holiday wreath show.
Let's start with the obvious. Why, oh why, is there a wreath made of dead bugs? And whose idea was it to create a...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting was not...