| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:05 PM
The New York Police Department is investigating the death of a Staten Island man during a scuffle with police officers in which he appeared to be held in a chokehold. The incident has ignited outrage in the community.
Eric Garner, 43, had just broken up...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was rejected on Thursday by the state's high court, which ruled the local health board overstepped its authority in approving the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:23 PM
A policy that Gov. Martin O'Malley said would limit deportations from Baltimore to cases in which the immigrant poses a threat to public safety is facing criticism from advocates, who say it contains a loophole so large it will inevitably fall short of...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:07 PM
A proposed settlement of the civil rights suit brought by five men falsely imprisoned in the Central Park jogger case has gone to the New York comptroller’s office, a key step on the route to final approval.
The proposed settlement of the racially...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:22 PM
It was Rep. Charles Rangel's turn to speak in a debate against two rivals hoping to end the New York Democrat's 44-year congressional career. Instead of addressing the audience, though, the 84-year-old Rangel casually picked up his phone, pretended to...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Hisses filtered through the crowd as Loren Renz lamented the harsh winter's impact on her brownstone near Central Park, a building she bought 35 years ago.
She had spent more than $50,000 since January fixing problems related to months of icy weather,...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Mayor Eric Garcetti has been in office one year, and it's time for a report card. In the current class of big-city mayors, Garcetti is not the overachiever (that's New York's Bill de Blasio), not the bully (Chicago's Rahm Emanuel) and not the troublemaker...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Andrew Porter left work early Tuesday, but he didn't sit in a bar watching the U.S. play Belgium in that afternoon's World Cup match, or sit on the beach watching the waves roll in.
No, Porter sat in his car watching the clock in his Brooklyn...
| May 4, 2014
| 4:30 AM
When director Marc Webb spoke to the big crowd at the premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" here, he didn't open by saluting the cast or welcoming the colorfully dressed fans at the Ziegfeld Theatre.
Instead, he gave thanks — to New York.
| May 12, 2014
| 10:35 PM
Condoms no longer will be seized from sex workers for use as evidence in prostitution cases, police announced Monday in a move that officials say should help prevent the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases among people at high risk of...
| May 10, 2014
| 10:45 AM
The official procession moved slowly through Manhattan early Saturday, blinking red lights illuminating streets barely awake. It carried the remains of more than 1,100 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, whose resting place will be back...