| Mar 12, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Former CIA Director David Petraeus plea-bargained to a misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material after having given classified government information to his onetime mistress, Paula Broadwell. How was Petraeus'...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:38 PM
The Sheldon Silver effect burst into the news in Connecticut on Wednesday. Silver is the New York assemblyman who served as speaker of the house for two decades until Monday at noon. The Manhattan Democrat resigned from his powerful position after a...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 3:31 PM
It's an ominous refrain, repeated endlessly in the same automated monotone: "Ladies and gentlemen, we are delayed because of train traffic ahead of us."
Every New Yorker who rides the subway to work each day — all 6 million, on the busiest days...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 6:12 PM
NEW YORK — More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 2:58 PM
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of New York's most powerful and canny politicians, was arrested Thursday on charges of taking nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks.
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:15 PM
New York politics were roiled Thursday when Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the state Assembly, was charged with using the power of his office to seek and receive millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
Silver surrendered to the FBI in...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 3:25 PM
Mourners lined up Monday to pay their respects to the late Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who built a political career on his eloquent advocacy for the common man.
Dignitaries in attendance included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Yogurt became New York's official state snack on Wednesday, joining the likes of popcorn and salty boiled peanuts among popular foods honored by U.S. states.
New York has become the nation's top yogurt producer amid the booming popularity of strained...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:16 PM
The federal government announced new guidelines Monday for monitoring healthcare workers returning from West Africa that are far less restrictive than the quarantines that some states put in place for aid workers at risk of contracting Ebola.
| Dec 8, 2014
| 9:47 AM
New York State's top prosecutor on Monday sought the power to probe all police killings of unarmed civilians in his state, following sometimes violent U.S. protests over two grand juries' moves to clear officers in the deaths of unarmed black men.
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court.
The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are...